Last Minute Gifts for Outdoor Lovers
Out of ideas for holiday presents? We are coming to the rescue. Whether you are after something affordable but clever, or ready to blow serious cash, our gift guide will put you on the right track. All of the items on our list can be ordered online so you can spend less time in shops and more time with your loved ones.
On a Budget
NALGENE Wide Mouth Bottle - $9.00
The original Nalgene water bottle will never leak or smell badly, and it is a great way of displaying your collection of outdoorsy stickers. The reusable bottle is a great gift for any environmentally-minded person: it helps fight landfill and ocean pollution caused by disposable plastic.
AWARD WINNING OUTDOOR BOOK - $15.00
Every year, the National Outdoor Book Awards honors the best writers and publishers. Our 2017 favorite is Bernadette McDonald’s “Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka”. Buy the hardcover or Kindle edition on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Art-Freedom-Climbs-Voytek-Kurtyka/dp/1771602120 .
BUFF - $20.00
Better than a scarf, a BUFF is practical and light. The classic model is a simple yet cozy tube that fits around the neck, but there are many more models to choose from, including merino wool or UV protective BUFFs.
AEROPRESS - $25.00
Coffee lovers around the world rave about their Aeropresses, not only because they’re incredibly portable and easy to use, but also because the coffee is simply great. The clever device is a great addition to campsite.
SMARTWOOL Merino Wool Base Layer - $60.00
Whether you choose a long sleeve or leggings, a merino base layer improves any technical clothing system. It is extremely warm, moisture wicking and due to the antibacterial properties of wool - smells less than a synthetic base layer. Paired with smart accessories, the outdoor favorite can look great in an office or at the bar.
ARC’TERYX PROTON HOODY - $299.00
The Arc’teryx Proton is a breathable midlayer with a rugged outer surface designed to perform in a tough Alpine environment. Minimalist design and Climashield insulation make it one of the lightest garments in its category, weighting in at an impressively low 400g (14.1 oz). The Proton’s sleek looks make it a great jacket for city living. It comes in a men’s and a women’s cut, available in four vibrant colors.
SPECIALIZED FATBOY SE mountain bike- $1,400.00
Not many things are as fun as cycling a fat tyre mountain bike. In sun or snow, fat tyres are sturdier, grippier and more stable than any other. The Specialized Fatboy SE has a light aluminum frame and a wide range, 11-gear SRAM groupset. And if you have a little more cash to spend this holiday (ok, much more), you can upgrade to a cutting edge carbon fibre frame.