It’s the season of gift giving, and we think nothing says “happy holidays!” like presents that get you outdoors while looking fantastic. Or is that just us? Read on for our grizzly outdoor gift guide.
Lumberjack Special: for your beardiest friend
They say: “the woodsy, earthy scent of this beard oil brings together the solitary notes of nature and craftsmanship.” We say: beards are meant for sweet-smelling grooming. Grab the half ouncer for packable out-of-doors good looks.
Gear for those who want an old-school look and eco-friendly technical performance. Waxed fabric creates a customizable level of water resistance and breathability. This jacket gets style points for a vintage look and durability that should suit the grizzly wilderness folks in your life.
Wilder-Chic: for the outdoor sophisticate
Obsession doesn’t begin to cover our feelings for this jacket. It is beautiful, sophisticated, flirty, and woodsy all at once. The weekend warrior who won’t settle for anything but the best will freak over this felted merino wool cropped jacket.
A backpacking pack with serious style points and retro flair: the Sinawava is not for the ounce counters, but if being the best-looking hiker on the trail is part of your ten essentials this is definitely your pack.
Urban Commuter: for the rain, snow, sun rider
Cyclist? Check. Coffee addict? Check. The only gift for your commuterthis season (other than the sweet gift below) is this on-the-go coffee kit. Grinder, enamel cups, filters, travel dripper, coffee, wax canvas travel bag, zarfs (koozies of a kind) all included. #youbrewyou
Enviable style with solid workhorse performance? Check. Whether you are blasting through your commute, or sitting in the office for your eights hours between bike rides you will be guaranteed to look good rocking the Republic. With the added benefit of being more than a pretty face, these shoes perform great and should keep your feet happy when logging long miles in the saddle.
Dirt Packer: for the backpacker in us all
Practical? Maybe. The most iconic boot ever made? Absolutely. Created for the movie version of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” this boot has been “heralded by many to be the greatest backpacking boot of all time.” These inspire adventure everywhere.
This gift is highly practical and an important part of any backpacker’s kit. There are lighter stoves in the world, but the MSR Windboiler eats the wind that would snuff out some of its lighter-weight cousins while still coming in at a reasonable weight for a cook system. When you are out in the woods and need to make your food hot and your fuel count, this stove will definitely keep Mother Nature from spoiling dinner (at least its cook time).
The perfect accompaniment to each and every gift you could choose to give is a donation to a charitable cause. Need one? We’re raising scholarships to get low-income youth into the wild to learn leadership. It’s awesome. #wehadto