Still looking for some last minute gift ideas as we head into holiday crunch time? We have a few suggestions to help you finish up that last minute shopping.
Burley 16+ Wheel Kit
With full suspension available in the Burley Solo and D’Lite kid haulers there’s no reason to avoid routes that get a little bumpy, especially when you can upgrade the wheels. New this season is Burley’s 16+ Wheel Kit to improve handling over snow, sand and gravel. Included are two 16”×3” push button wheels with a knobby tread which will fit on most Burley kid and cargo trailers alike. Time to expand your little rider’s horizons. $189 | burley.com
Pine Mountain ExtremeStart Firestarters
Sure, many of us have practiced with tinder and kindling to ensure we have the skills necessary to ignite a fire successfully. But let’s be honest, I’m sure there has been more than a few times when that has taken an incredibly long time to finally get a flame to spark. Eliminate that hassle and just use a firestarter. They’re easy to toss into a first aid or survival kit, and can pretty much ensure an easy light in almost any condition. $6/12 pack | pinemountainfire.com
Etymotic mk5 Isolator Earphones
Sometimes adventures are just a little better when a soundtrack is added. For all of these occasions, the mk5 Isolator in-ear headphones make a good match. The in-ear tips eliminate 98% of surrounding noise so the music doesn’t have to be too loud to attempt to drown out other sounds. Not only is that better for your ears, but the sound quality vastly improves too. The earphones wrap up small and come in a carrying pouch so they’re easy to stash. Also, since these are not Bluetooth headphones, there’s no need to worry about keeping them charged. $59 | etymotic.com
Native Eyewear Kannah Sunglasses
No matter the season or the sport, sunglasses are an essential piece of gear for outdoor adventures. After extensive testing on backcountry ski tours, backpacking trips, stand-up paddling excursions, and traveling around northern Europe, the Kannah frame has proven to be the perfect companion. Soft pads on the nose keep the glasses in place on warm and cold adventures, and incredibly clear lenses – aided by technology to protect the eyes from harmful wavelengths – helps prevent eye fatigue from hampering the expedition. $109 | nativeyewear.com
For the adventurer who seems to have everything, get them the gift of discovery. The Cairn box arrives each month with useful samples of product for many types of adventures. When ordering, Cairn asks a few simple questions to get to know the recipient so as to cater to their interests more fully. Overwhelmed by the number of snack bars and trail food available? Cairn delivers samples from different brands to try out. First aid kit starting to dwindle or age? Cairn sends items to freshen it up. Each box includes a list of what’s included, information on where to find it online, as well as a list of discount codes to buy more of what they love.
$25/month with discounts for multi-month subscriptions | getcairn.com
Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffle Bag
The design team at Eagle Creek may have made the perfect duffel bag. First of all, the bags are crazy lightweight. The small (45L) weighs just 1.5 pounds, which is pretty svelte for that size bag. But where it really makes a difference is in the XL size (120L), which weighs just 2 pounds 7 ounces. That means you don’t get to that 50-pound limit for checked luggage as quickly when flying to your next adventure. There are also 60L and 90L sizes as well, and each of the sizes come in five different colors. We loved these color options for being able to quickly identify whose bag is whose, both at the airport and on the road. Each of the bags has a large main compartment, two side compartments, backpack straps, padded reinforced handles, and tie-down daisy loops. Best of all, these duffles pack away into their own side pocket for easy storage when not in use. $90-$120 | eaglecreek.com
Voormi Eleven.9 Hoodie
Take the classic sweatshirt hoodie, clean up the cut so that the silhouette is comfortable but not frumpy, use proprietary technology that blends Rocky Mountain sourced merino wool with nylon, and top it off with a surface hardened DWR finish. What do you end up with? A sweatshirt that is more comfortable than it’s cotton predecessors and technically functional enough that it can go anywhere in any kind of weather. Made in the USA, it’s pricy, but it’s an investment in long-term comfort and enjoyment. $150 | voormi.com
It’s the simple things sometimes. Aside from great technical gear, Jackson, Wyoming-based Stio is also nailing it when it comes to casual wear. Their poly/cotton/rayon blend t-shirts are soft, comfortable, and best of all, durable. These shirts can be worn endlessly and still hold their shape and avoid going threadbare for a very long time. Available in a wide range of colors and with either bold or subtle outdoorsy designs, these are the t-shirts designed for the passionate adventurer. $30 | stio.com
GSI Fairshare Mug
Give the gift of plenty; as in a fair share of food. The Fairshare mug is the solution to not getting enough to eat because by the time you come back for seconds with your little bowl, the grub is gone. This 32 fluid ounce container has a nice wide mouth for easy access and includes a screw-on lid for stashing seconds for when you want to chow down later. $11 | gsioutdoors.com
ThruNite TN4A LED Flashlight
Whether its winter or summer, find your way through the darkest nights with ThruNite’s TN4A LED flashlight. Using the latest CREE XPL V6 LED, the TN4A is ThruNite’s most powerful long range small size flashlight (4.4” long by 1.8” diameter), with 326 meters beam distance and a max output of 1150 lumens. Built from aircraft-grade, type-III anodized aluminum with a tempered glass lens, the TN4A is also impact resistant to 2 meters and waterproof to 1.5 meters (IPX-8 standard). ThruNite also provides a 2 year warranty with free replacement and lifetime limited maintenance on all gear. Act now for an additional 20% off when you purchase from ThruNite.com.
$49.95 | ThruNite.com
The trail snacks available in the world can be a little hit or miss. But for a solid hit, stuff a bag of Crunchies in your adventure partner’s stocking. These freeze-dried snacks are delicious and even taste fresh. The various types of fruit and veggies melt in your mouth and don’t require gulps of water to wash them down. They’re also perfect for traveling with little ones needing something to get them through between meals. And since they are freeze dried, they won’t be too heavy in your partner’s pack, but you can still offer to help them eat them once you get a few miles down the trail. $29/6 pack | crunchiesfood.com