We Collaborated With National Geographic To Pick Top Holiday Gear…

This month GearJunkie collaborated with National Geographic Adventure to launch a gear guide, “Adventurous Gifts for Any Budget,” which includes a spread of outdoors products from $2 to $500. Take a look at the full list below, and then click to the full holiday pictorial spread on National Geographic this month to get the details on each of the 23 choice items. —Stephen Regenold

1) KIND Nuts and Spices Bars — Energy bars with holiday flavors. $1.75; www.kindsnacks.com

2) Voke Energy Tabs — Chewable energy “tabs.” $7, www.voketab.com

3) FITS Light Ski Women’s Socks — Made-for-the-slopes women’s socks. $23.99, www.fitssock.com

4) Sawyer Mini Filter — Water-purification “straw” filters to 0.1-micron level. $20, www.sawyer.com

5) Swiss Army Bike Tool — Victorinox tool for cyclists. $48, www.victorinox.com

6) Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack — Frameless pack made of waterproof siliconized Cordura nylon. $55, www.seatosummit.com

7) PrAna Adilyn Top — Cotton/polyester sweater works indoors and out. $60, www.prana.com

8) BobaAir — Kid carrier made of light nylon material. $65, www.bobafamily.com

9) CamelBak All Clear — UV light from bottle shines through water and disables bacteria, viruses, and protozoan cysts. $99, www.camelbak.com

10) SLVRBK Mat — A do-all exercise mat. $107, www.slvrbk.com

11) Keen Alpha WP CNX Waterproof-breathable membrane to keep feet dry in winter. $130; www.keenfootwear.com

12) Columbia Conspiracy OutDry Omni-Heat Shoes — Waterproof + a thermal reflective material inside (equals warm). $130, www.columbia.com

13) JBL Charge Speaker — Bluetooth syncs this rugged cylinder speaker with a phone. $149.95, www.jbl.com

Salomon Sense shoes, Oliberté pack, SPOT Global Phone, Black Diamond jacket, and CamelBak All Clear bottle amoung items in the guide

14) Patagonia Black Hole Duffel — 60 liters of capacity can swallow a week’s worth of gear. $119, www.patagonia.com

15) Salomon S-LAB SENSE 2 — Top-end trail shoes were designed with ultra-athlete Kilian Jornet. $200, www.salomon.com

16) Mountain Hardwear Hoop Dreams Tent — Tepee-type tent lets you set up shelter with a single center pole. $250, www.mountainhardwear.com

17) The North Face ThermoBall Hoodie — ThermoBall mimics goose down to trap body heat and keep a wearer warm. $220, www.thenorthface.com

18) Oliberté Krabu Backpack — Made in Ethiopia by hand. $240, www.oliberte.com

19) Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Shell — Hardshell protection and softshell fit. $349, www.blackdiamondequipment.com

20) Body Glove 60 Year Anniversary Prime 3/2 — Old-school aesthetic suit (but uses latest materials). $379, www.bodyglove.com

21) Eddie Bauer Everest 50th Anniversary Karakoram Down Sleeping Bag — Puffs up thick and cozy for sub-freezing nights. $399, www.eddiebauer.com

22) Big Shot Single-Speed Bike — Design-it-yourself bikes. $389, www.bigshotbikes.com

23) SPOT Global Phone — Costs about the same as an iPhone (but you can call far off the grid with this satellite-connected unit). $499.95, www.findmespot.com

— See the full holiday pictorial spread on National Geographic this month to get the details on each of the 23 choice items.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.