Selecting gifts for gear-rich adventurists can be tough. Most outdoor enthusiasts prefer to select their own core gear and already have the stuff they need.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of accessories and secondary gear that will make any gear head happy. We’ve dug through this year’s offerings and found some great gift ideas sure to please this holiday season. This week, we present our gift picks in the lifestyle category.
Adventure journals from Adventure Journal
Today’s best long-form outdoor recreation magazine, Adventure Journal, unveiled a great new pocket notebook series dedicated to outdoor adventures and the people who pursue them. The notebooks, available in three-packs, measure 3.5 by 5 inches and each has 48 pages of dot-grid paper. That paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and the inks used on the notebooks are plant-based. Each notebook sports a stout paper cover featuring USGS topo lines from one of a trio of mountains: Mount Whitney, Grand Teton, and Mount Katahdin.
The Adventure Journal notebooks are perfectly designed to fit in a shirt or pack pocket, keeping them handy for trail notes, nature sketches, or random thought recording while out hiking, climbing, or running. $12.95 per 3-pack. Buy now.
Teva Ember Mid Moc
The name Teva invokes images of sandals and warm weather but the new Ember Mids flips that philosophy. These Tevas are at home in snow country where they’ll keep your feet warm and secure before and after ski adventures, or while simply running around town. The slip-on mid-height Embers feature a supportive, well-cushioned footbed above a lightweight EVA midsole. The boot sports a grippy rubber outsole. The insulated quilted upper is water-resistant, so it’s suitable for light-duty is winter conditions. Available in a variety of colors, in men’s and women’s sizes. $90. Buy now.
Toad&Co. Mason Shirt Jacket
Every outdoor adventurer has a closet full of Gore-Tex parkas, fleece jackets, softshells, and wind shirts. But everyone also seems to need a good casual jacket for evenings around town. The Toad&Co Mason Shirt Jacket is a clean, sharp-looking jacket that’s perfectly suited for a night out or an afternoon in the city. This zippered flannel insulated shirt utilizes recycled materials throughout. A blend of 60-percent recycled cotton and 40-percent recycled polyesters give this jacket a great, soft feel along with great durability a fast-drying nature. The Mason sports a sleek waffle-pattern liner for comfort and easy mobility. $120. Buy now.
Filson Heritage Sportsman’s Bag
Whether heading to the gym or the duck blind, a quality bag is needed to tote your sport-specific apparel and gear. The Filson Heritage Sportsman’s Bag is perfectly designed for field use, but it works just as well as a gym bag or even a carry-on for fast overnight trips. The heavy 15-ounce cotton canvas twill features Filson’s water-resistant tincloth finish. The treated canvas is extremely stout and durable. The bag offers 28 liters of storage in its compact design (18-inches by 7.5 inches by 11 inches). In addition to the large zip-closure main compartment – which includes a pair of removal divider panels – the Sportman’s Bag offers five external pockets. With both a removable shoulder strap and stout leather carry handles, the bag offers easy carry options. $395. Buy now.