Tiss the season for buying stuff for the ones you love, (and for yourself too). We updated out annual list of the best stocking stuffers for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Hint hint Mom..
Black Diamond Icon Headlamp (REI.com $99)
Whats rad about this headlamp is the fact its waterproof, super powerful and its made by Black Diamond. This is what we trust for early morning dawn patrol laps on Teton Pass. Trusted by professionals and can be used for everything from camping to biking, skiing and much more. Guaranteed hit!
Remind Insoles (Direct $25)
We like it when our feet are not angry, and when you slide Remind Insoles into your snowboard boots, hiking boots, hunting boots or even skate shoes all that silly foot pain seems to go away. Remind is what dudes like Travis Rice trust under their feet. These even work well for dudes that work long days standing.
Salt Life St. Pete Polarized Sunglasses (Cabelas.com $169)
Do you know someone that likes to spend time near the water, better yet someone that’s hooked on fly fishing? If so these sunglasses from Salt Life should be on your radar. What makes the St. Pete glasses unique is the 100% UV protection, the use of the best lens on the market – Carl Zeiss and they even come with a scratch resistant coding. No more guessing, help someone find their next fish with ease or save that persons eyes staring at the surf all day long.
Buffs (Backcountry.com $19)
The smallest item on this list is most likely one of the pieces of gear that anyone that spends a good deal of time outdoors in the cold or blazing sun will use, a lot! Buffs have been around for a while, however they seem to be just as popular as helmets these days and for good reason – they work. Anytime we go into the mountains, there is ALWAYS a Buff wrapped around our neck to protect us from the elements. Enough said?
Griot’s Starter Car Care Kit (Direct $69)
When you play outdoors your car or truck will eventually take a beating. Dirt, mud, sap & sand and pretty much everything else will eventually work their way onto an outdoors enthusiast vehicle. Let the magic of Griot’s Starter Car Care Kit bring back that factory show room shine, well maybe not that nice but pretty darn close. The interior Vinyl and Rubber dressing alone is worth the cost of the kit. Detail at home and save a bunch of money.
Pakpod Adventure Tripod (Direct $99)
Rugged, reliable and easily transportable tripod for any outdoor adventure. The Pakpod works especially well with DSLR cameras and can even be used for smaller cams like GoPros. We have been using this to shoot our product photography here in the Tetons and love how durable this product is, especially in the cold. Add on the “Ninja Spikes” and this tripod will stay in place in just about any situation.
Swrve CORDURA® Men’s Jeans (Direct $100)
Once you go CORDURA®, odds are you won’t go back. These are the best jeans for riding a bike around the city hands down. Its rare to find a pair of jeans that can be worn to the office, to a show and on mellow outdoor adventures. The SWRVE regular jeans are clean looking, modern and thanks to the CORDURA® denim, they’re essentially bullet proof yet uber comfortable. The best jeans we have ever tested!
Petzl Luna Women’s Harness (REI.com $74)
We take safety seriously, that’s why when it comes to climbing harnesses we turn to Petzl. The Petzl Luna climbing harness is designed for ripping women that are skiing big lines in the backcountry and ice climbing during the winter months. The newly designed harness is designed with the female body in mind and even comes with adjustable leg loops. More curve in the waist belt = more comfort.
Club Ride Protocol Men’s Shirt (Backcountry.com $59)
Its rare we find clothing that works as well in a meeting room as it does on the trail. Thanks to the forward thinking of Club Ride apparel you can now have one shirt to wear into many different situations. The Protocol is a collared shirt with a woven stretch fabric that allows your body to move and breathe freely. Plus it comes with UPF30 sun protection, super light weight, button up style = classy on and off the trail.
Last years Gift Guide picks by Soren McCarty
Looking for some cool outdoor stocking stuffers for the active people in your life? We have a list of 10 items that are great for Skiers, Boarders, Bikers, Hikers and just about anyone on your list that enjoys the outdoors.
HydroFlask (REI.com $27)
Everyone needs to stay hydrated and by giving a reusable bottle, you cut down on the use of plastic water bottles. This is both great for the environment as well as the person you are giving the gift to. The Hydro Flask is great for both hot and cold beverages.
Skullcandy Audio Dock (Direct $84)
Everyone loves music, and being able to bring some music to the camp fire, ski cabin or tent will be the perfect addition to any adventure. The Skullcandy Pipe Audio Dock is designed to work with an iPod or iPhone, it can be plugged into the wall or you can take it anywhere with 4 AAA Batteries. Get rechargeable batteries and you can dance just about anywhere.
Smartwool Socks (Backcountry $13)
You can never have too many ski socks, the great thing about Smartwool PHD Ski Socks is they can be worn Skiing, Snowboarding or just around the house. The PHD Socks by Smartwool are comfortable, built to last and even are designed to allow your feet to breathe. You wouldn’t think socks make a difference until you have a great pair. What better Stocking Stuffer than socks?
Bakoda Micro Lock (REI.com $19)
This is perfect for anyone who just got a new pair of skis or a new snowboard. The Bakoda Micro Lock easily fits in a pocket; the owner can set the lock combination of choice, and it gives you piece of mind when you grab lunch. The Micro Lock by Bakoda has a steel frame and a 30 inch retractable cable.
Victorinox Huntsman Knife (Cabelas.com $34)
This is the perfect gift for anyone that likes to get outdoors; the Swiss Army Knife is great for any occasion and fits in your pocket. Hands down one of the best gifts for the past few decades. Don’t leave home without the Swiss Army Knife great in any occasion, no matter how far off the grid or in the city.
Nikwax (Cabelas.com $19)
This is great for anyone with a down jacket, it may not seem like the most exciting gift, but Nikwax is going to make whoever you give it to happy. It will allow that jacket that they wear every day to last longer, and get it clean in the process.
Adventure Medical First Aid Kit (Backcountry.com $26)
Sometimes cuts and scrapes come with your favorite adventure sports; it is an unfortunate part of the sport. Having the right stuff in your pack can make all the difference and a first aid kit is a smart idea. If you use this once it is worth it.
Spacecraft Beanie (Backcountry.com $8)
You can never have enough hats or beanies, sure you may have a favorite one, but if you forgot it, or the weather rolls in, having an extra one in your pack, car or jacket pocket can make all the difference. With many colors to choose from it is good to have one or two with some color. How many black beanies does someone need?
The North Face Etip Gloves (Backcountry.com $31)
Having a lightweight pair of gloves for day to day activities are perfect for anyone, running errands around town, biking in the fall and spring as well as well as taking the dog for a walk. The Etip gloves by North Face work with your Smart Phone; you won’t miss an important Facebook update or forget to email your Boss back on those days you called in sick to drive to the mountains. The Etip can also be worn as a liner on those really cold days.