2012 Outdoor Gear Gift Guide
As the Holidays are getting into full swing, finding the right gift for friends, family, and loved ones can be tough to do. We have been hard at work testing out the best products to give as gifts this holiday season so you don’t need to do the homework. All products have been tested and are sure to put a smile on peoples faces!
Mountain Khaki Wallet – $25
If you’re shopping for the man that’s into living simply, the Mountain Khaki wallet is a great option for a gift $25 and under. It is made from quality genuine leather and stainless steel. This wallet holds up to 6 cards and enough money to get you through the day. It is very slim, so it doesn’t take up a lot of room in your pocket, leaving plenty of space for your new giant screen phone! Click here for more info
Rumba Time Watches – $45-$65
For the person on the go, Rumba Time has a variety of time piece options for almost any fashion conscious person. While Rumba Time watches are a great accessory to almost any outfit, the secret sauce is in the watch band with some of their watches. Many Rumba watches have a contactless Payment NFC Chip that allows you to pay with the flick of a wrist and not even pull out your wallet. Visit RumbaTime.com for more information.
GSI Outdoors Soft Sided Wine Carafe- 750 ml – $10
For the Wine aficionado in your life, check out the GSI Outdoors soft sided wine carafe. It holds a full bottle of wine and provides an air tight seal. This can come in handy for those who love to get out for a hut trip, backpacking trip, or other adventure where you don’t want to lug around a heavy breakable bottle. If you don’t finish the wine the first time around, no need to fret as there is a tab to write the date when you opened the bottle and what kind of wine it is. Click here for more information.
Dakine Deluxe Ski Tuning Kit – $60
For the skier on your list, the Dakine Deluxe Ski Tuning Kit is an excellent gift for both the experienced and beginner skier. This kit allows you to learn about your skis inner most deepest powder secrets. This kit comes with pretty much everything you could ever want and need to tune up your skis. This is great for those who like do-it-your-self projects. The kit also helps out in a pinch when you want to get your skis tuned, but don’t want to wait a 2-5 days to get them back in time. For more information, click here
Yaktrax Run Specific – $40
For the runner on your list, keep them safe and upright this coming winter while running. In the past, many runners would use original Yaktrax while running on slippery and icy sidewalks, trails, and streets. Now you think Yaktrax was going to sit around and let this happen right under their nose? Nope! They went ahead and created a run specific winter traction system that is half the weight of the original version while still providing the traction runners need. Yaktrax uses the patented coils on the rear to midfoot and carbide tips on the forefoot meeting the needs of both traditional and minimalist runners. For more information, click here
Peak 900 Plus Power Station – $100
For the auto lover or person with an undependable car on your list, the Peak 900 Plus Power Station could be a great Savior. This power station can jump to a 8 cylinder gas powered vehicle and a 6 cylinder diesel vehicle proving it has plenty of power to share. It also can help out in a pinch if you get a flat tire if they need to fill their tires up to get to the repair shop. This also comes in handy for inflating bike tires, air mattresses, water toys, and more. It also has 2- 12 volt DC power outlets in case they want to plug in their blender while car camping or tailgating. This is the perfect gift for almost anyone who has a car or truck! Click here for more information
Buck Knives Travelmate Kit – $75
The Buck Knives Travel Mate Kit gives new meaning to a multi tool knife or all purpose knife. This item is a great gift for the male that has everything, but loves his gadgets. It’s great for car camping, tailgating, or around the house. The knife is super sharp and is great for cutting bread, meat, or anything you can throw in its way. It works great at spreading cheeses, peanut butter and jelly, and other soft spreadable items as it has a wide blade without a super pointy end. This knife The set also includes a separate tool that can be used as a fork, bottle opener, grill scraper, and a screwdriver. The best part… It’s dishwasher safe!! Click here for more information.
Olly Dog Mt Tam Leash – $27
For the runner on your list who can’t get out the door without their dog, the Olly Dog MT Tam Leash is just what the doctor ordered. This leash is the perfect companion for the runner that wants to run hands free and not have to worry about getting tangled in the leash. The leash is part bungee so it allows the dog to run along with the human without yanking the dogs neck or the humans waist on every stride. It can be held by the hand or more popular they can have it go around their waist. Perfect for both dogs and humans! Click here for more information.
Detours Coffee Bag- $24
For the Cyclist on your list, the Detours Coffee Bag is an excellent versatile gift. It is made from food grade waterproof TPU fabric which makes it great to use it for transporting coffee, daily lunches, or anything else they want to keep dry and safe. It comes in 5 different versions, the mile high blend is our favorite as we are headquartered in the great state of Colorado. Other bags/blends include the Evergreen, 10,000 lakes, Highway 1, and Lighthouse to please almost any cyclist living in the US. The coffee bag has 2 attachment points allowing the rider to attach the bag to the bike rack, under the seat, water bottle cage, etc. A great gift that will be used for years and years. Click here for more information.
Fits Socks – $15-$20
Everyone loves a new pair of socks! One of the best feelings on earth is putting on a new pair of cozy soft socks. If you get a pair of socks, be sure to get a good quality pair of socks like Fits Socks so the socks will stay around for years to come. Fits Socks makes socks for a number of activities including; hiking, running, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, hunting, and around town. Fits Socks are constructed from 2-ply, compact spun, ultra fine merino wool, creating a nice blend between performance and comfort. Click here for more information.
Hansons Marathon Methods Book $18.95
If you happen to have a marathoner or someone planning on running a marathon on your list, the Hansons Marathon Method book will be sure to please. Know what marathon to run is one thing, but figuring out a good training plan is another thing. This book goes into the research behind marathon training plans which gives the runner a good understanding of why they are running particular workouts and why it will benefit them. Much more detail that a simple training book that says go out and run 20 miles, because I said so. For a preview of the book, click here