Holiday Gift Guide
That person who is always posting amazing photos from every corner of the earth. You know, the one who is always just getting back from an amazing weekend getaway in the mountains or is planning their next adventure. The same one who took you on the first hike that made you fall in love with nature.
What gift could you possibly get to satisfy their craving?
I did all the research for you. After talking with outdoor enthusiasts and our Skuxs team I've found the best gifts that fit into every budget.
They might already own a pocket knife, but do they have one that will last a lifetime? The 560 Free Knife from Benchmade will come in hand during their daily life and on trips where they need something lightweight and durable.
Upgrade that grimy old foam pad. The Klymit Static V is lightweight and compact and offers comfort whether their sleeping next to Moraine Lake or at the top of Tunnel Mountain. It's the best choice for trips at any time of the year and it won't take up any more room than a 1L water bottle.
Are they still carrying around a water filtration system and a separate water bottle? The Ultralight gives them the ability to tap into virtually any freshwater source and safely drink from sketchy spigots, hotel sinks, murky rivers, wells or lakes. They needed this on The Oregon Trail, no more crossing three rivers just to see Carol die of Dysentery.
4. CHAIR ZERO
Who said lightweight can't be comfortable? Our team member Sam raves about how light and compact this chair is. Did we mention that it only weighs 1.1 Lbs, is about the size of a water bottle and holds up to 260 Lbs? The adventurer in your life will instantly fall in love.
5. JOURNEY LITE
Keep them grounded on rough terrain, slippery trails and their way back down the mountain. The Leki Journey Light is the best choice for keeping your adventurer safe while conquering their next dream hike.
All that equipment has to go somewhere right? Chances are they're still using that backpack they got from their parents' backpacking trip through Europe in the '80s. You wouldn't let them keep using that, would you? The Mountainsmith Bugaboo is the perfect option that stores all their gear but still fits in the overhead bin on the airplane. Plus it looks great anywhere.
When it's too rough for their tent, or they just didn't want to lug it around, this double-sized hammock will do the trick. (It's also ideal for napping on the side of East Ridge)
Not only will it keep them cool on those long summer hikes, but the Airflow by Connor Hats will also keep them looking cool when they're wearing it on walks in the river valley.
Maybe they aren't quite ready to climb the tallest mountains but love running through the trail systems in the river valley and living that outdoor lifestyle. The La Sportiva Bushido 2 Trail Running shoe might be the perfect gift for them, it's definitely the perfect trail running shoe.
Trust us, nothing is scarier than seeing those two little reflective dots in the bushes while finishing your hike. The H14R.2 Headlamp will make sure they can always see what is looking back at them whether its a squirrel or a bear, they'll be prepared to do what they need to.
When you can't decide on just one adventure tool to get them, why not 18?
With serrated and straight knife blades plus lots of other gadgets, the pocket-sized WAVE+ Multitool comes in handy on all kinds of adventures.
Whether it's a 5K hike up the side of a mountain, shoveling an icy driveway, or just walking through the river valley, the Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra will be their new best friend. It's easy to put on, comes with a carrying pouch and saves them from the risk of falling.
13. Blackwood Belt
No adventurer wants to be uncomfortable or constantly adjusting their belt on a hike or climb. Arcade Belts created the Blackwood Belt just for people who like to get out and experience life. Josh from our Adventure Team loves that with no metal airport security becomes a breeze, we all know he already has enough to worry about.
Made from Cashmerino wool that regulates temperature and manages moisture and featuring an ultra-light cushion sole and arch support these socks will keep your adventurer warm and supported throughout their travels.
15. Gift card
If you've looked through the whole list and still can't decide, why not give them the gift of picking anything they want? Our eGift certificate works both online and in-store, and with the rate were getting their favorite brands in they're guaranteed to find the gear they need.