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Gift Guide: Shop Now, Relax Before the Holidays

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We’ve found the best gifts for all the adventure-loving people in your life. Shop these gifts now and get back outside doing what you love.

We know that holiday shopping can be stressful. Budget and busyness can get in the way of enjoying the season. But don’t worry, we’ve spent months testing and researching the best gear gifts. Below is great list of items sure to satisfy anyone on your holiday shopping list.

HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat Collection: $145-170

HOKA Speedgoat 4 Mens and Womens Trail Running Shoes

Built for tackling technical terrain, the Speedgoat collection is a trail-running icon. With an extra-sticky Vibram Megagrip outsole and HOKA’s signature cushioning, the Speedgoat collection makes for a nimble and comfortable trail shoe.

There are plenty of options and styles for both men and women. Choose between the classic Speedgoat 4, the lightweight Speedgoat EVO, and two waterproof GORE-TEX options: the Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX and the Speedgoat 4 GTX.

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Granite Gear Air Zippditty Stuff Sacks: $17-24

Granite Gear Zippditty Stuff Sacks

Stuff sacks might not have been at the top of your list, but these are a perfect gift for that busy outdoor adventurer. The Air Zippditty stuff sacks are ultralight and have water-resistant, zippered access to the mesh compartments inside. Choose from a variety of sizes in sets of two or a set of four with one of each size.

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Grayl GEOPRESS Purifier: $90

Grayl GEOPRESS Water Purifier
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This award-winning water purifier is a versatile, packable, water-cleansing must-have. Best of all, the Grayl GEOPRESS is easy to use. Simply fill the main cylinder with untreated water, insert the filtration sleeve, push down, and in roughly 10 seconds the water within meets the EPA’s strict standards for purification. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who travels regularly, heads into the backcountry, or simply wants freshly purified water on the go.

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Chums Surfshorts Wallet: $10-12

Chums Surfshorts wallet

We can’t say enough good things about this pocket-friendly wallet. It has two separate zippered compartments for cards or bills, a key chain ring on a durable nylon loop, and an ID card slot.

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Darn Tough Hiker Boot Socks: $24-26

Darn Tough Hiker socks

These Hiker Boot crew socks from Darn Tough are far and away some of our favorites for hiking. They have enough cushion for longer, multiday hikes but aren’t too thick. Plus, the array of color choices makes them a great stocking stuffer for anyone this holiday season.

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REI Adventure Trips: From $659

REI Adventure Trips

Give your loved one (and yourself!) the gift of adventure. With more than 250 travel options, there’s an REI Adventure for everyone. From hiking along the Inca Trail to exploring the Galapagos Islands with the entire family, these are truly the adventures of a lifetime.

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Smartwool Intraknit 200 Crew Base Layers: $120

Smartwool Intraknit Base Layers


Smartwool’s wool knit base layers are a great gift option for those stoked on high-performance activity. The layers dry fast, insulate, and even have mesh ventilation zones knit into the tops and bottoms. Wear these wicking, warm layers skiing, snowboarding, skimo racing, or really anything that involves cold weather and getting outside.

Kelty Low Loveseat: $100

Kelty Low Loveseat

Up your car camping game with the supercool Kelty Loveseat camp chair. The chair has a durable steel frame, burly 600-denier fabric, and adjustable cupholders on both arms. It’s no wonder it we ranked it as one of our best camping chairs of 2019.

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BioLite 330 Headlamp: $50

BioLite HeadLamp 330

This rechargeable headlamp from BioLite Energy is not only lightweight at 2.4 ounces but also packs a punch with 330 lumens. You’ll never have to hassle with batteries again, and the rechargeable battery unit can run up to 40 hours on one charge, which we love.

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OtterBox Elevation Wine Tumbler: $20

OtterBox Wine Tumbler

OtterBox’s Elevation Tumbler is a great gift to give, and it’s not just for wine connoisseurs. The 10-ounce stainless steel tumbler has a copper lining to keep liquids at the perfect temperature, whether it’s wine, beer, or sparkling cider. The cup is sweat-resistant and comes with a press-in seal lid.

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Patagonia Micro D Snap-T Fleece Pullover: $89

Patagonia MIcro D Snap-T Fleece Pullover

This gift is for that person in your life who likes to be both cozy and ready for adventure. The Patagonia microfleece pullover is a great layer for hanging out at home, traveling, or camping out in the woods. The collar and snap closure trim also have DWR-coated nylon for fighting moisture.

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove: $45

MSR Pocket Rocket Stove

Camp grills are great for car camping, but the Pocket Rocket is what you need when backpacking. This mini camp stove weighs just 2.6 ounces, easily screws onto a fuel cannister, and can boil a liter of water in under 4 minutes.

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Nite Ize Life’s Adventure Kit: $199

Nite Ize's Life's Adventure Kit

Nite Ize’s new adventure kits are the perfect one-stop shop for holiday shopping. Each kit is themed — choose gift kits for the adventurer, pet-lover, sportsman, techie, fitness guru, or DIYer — and feature tons of great items, like gear ties, tech mounts, and carabiners. Prices vary based on the theme of the package.

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Topeak Deluxe Cycling Accessory Kit: $50

Topeak Cycling Accessory Kit

This lightweight bike accessory kit is something every commuter or bike fanatic needs. The package has a hand pump and pump mount, 11-piece multitool, tire levers, and seat kit bag. The multitool is chrome vanadium steel and has hexes, wrenches, and a Philips-head screwdriver. Pack it all into the seat bag, and you’re ready for any two-wheeled excursion.

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