The Perfect Gift: For The Great Outdoors


For our second sporty gift guide, we are turning our attention to the outdoorsman and outdoorswoman. For that trail runner, hiker, kayaker, woodsman or adventurer, or those who just like to look the part, here are a few of our favorite gift ideas to suit their sport of choice. It’s the perfect gift for THE OUTDOORSY.

Clockwise from top left: VESTAL GUIDE WATCH. Cased in surgical-grade stainless steel case and an ultra scratch-resistant K1 crystal is a multi-functional altimeter, barometer and compass so stylish, your adventurer might want to wear it regardless of their outdoor pursuits. The altimeter features an instant altitude read out along with an elevation-gain graph; the barometer alerts with an incoming storm warning indicator; and the digital compass holds it bearing for quick reference and ultra reliable accuracy. Now $300

SOREL JOPLIN BOOTS. The Joplin Boot takes that classic Sorel styling and mixes it with some 70’s rock n’ roll style. Lightweight with a relaxed suede upper and breathable lining, these boots stay comfortable all day long. Crepe outsole provides traction and flexibility. $125

PATAGONIA RETRO X VEST. A Patagonia classic for men and women, the cozy Retro X Vest is made of plush breathable and windproof Synchilla polyester fleece that is 86% recycled and lined with soft brushed moisture-wicking mesh. Quilted nylon panels on the shoulders and collar for reinforcement; spandex bindings at cuffs and hem for warmth; and a wide back panel for an ergonomic fit, make this the perfect extra layer for any outdoor activity. $179

BIG AGNES SHOVELHEAD HOODED JACKET. This 700 fill DownTek™ mid-weight  down jacket is water repellent and constructed to be warm. The nylon rip-stop shell is wind and water resistant, while Insotect Flow™ vertical baffles with Flow Gates™ provide optimal insulation. Worn on its own or under a shell, this is a great all-sport down jacket with fun neon details for extra style. $249.95

PETZL TIKKA RXP HEADLAMP. Featuring a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts light output from 7 – 215 lumens, the Petzl Tikka RXP is the ideal lighting solution for runs, hikes and climbs, or anyplace else you might need some illumination. Whether looking at an object at close range or in the distance, the Reactive sensor adjusts the beam width and light output to accommodate any situation. $89.95

FOLBOT FOLDING KAYAK. For those who love to kayak but have no place to keep one, here is the perfect gift idea. The Citibot model shown above is the lightest folding kayak in the Folbot fleet and ultra-portable. Ten feet long and only 24 lbs, it fits into a backpack for easy transport and storage, and assembles quickly for fun and easy paddling to go. Various other sizes and models are available for all kinds of paddling adventures. $999

SALOMON SPEEDCROSS 3. Light but rugged, the Speedcross is Salomon’s signature running shoe designed for speed on the trails. Featuring an aggressive Contagrip™ rubber tread, this shoe rips through mud, snow and everything in between. The rubber toe cap provides added protection. Sensifit™ technology paired with a Quicklace™ system, secures the foot and provides a comfortable and customized fit every time. Available in a selection of fun color combinations for both men and women. $125

TOPO X WOOLRICH KLETTERSACK. This backpack represents the collaboration of two of our favorite outdoor brands, one relatively young, the other founded in 1830. Topo Designs teamed up with the history rich Woolrich in a capsule collection of backpacks and other bags that blends Topo Design’s modern style with Woolrich’s classic wool fabrics. Both brands stand for high quality American made products, superior craftsmanship and timeless design.

BEST MADE AXE. Whether you have any intention of chopping wood or not, these Best Made Axes are works of art even a city dweller would be proud to own. The American Felling Axe is the quintessential woodland tool and an icon of American design. They are crafted from high carbon American steel and forged in North Carolina by fourth-generation axe makers. The helve is lathed from Appalachian hickory and its slender curvature ensures superior efficiency and safety. Each axe comes numbered with a documentation and guarantee. $350