Holiday Giving: 19 Gifts for Adventurers
Beoplay H5 headphones. Photo courtesy of Bang & Olufsen.
A flask you can wear as a bracelet. The lighter you can't camp without. An outdoorsy personal fragrance that doubles as a DEET-free bug spray. You can't go wrong with these
19 gifts for your favorite adventurers.
Areaware Bracelet Flask
Steel your nerves with a wearable flask that holds a shot's worth of liquor.
Available at areaware.com, $35.
Barebones Living Pathfinder Cooler
It's all in the details. This cooler keeps beers cold until you're ready for a post-hike brew. Bonus: The zipper doubles as a bottle opener. Double bonus: Barebones Living is committed to using their products and profits for good in low-income and in-need communities in the United States and around the world.
Available at amazon.com, $60.
Beoplay H5 Wireless Headphones
Nobody needs a tangle of cords while they're scaling a rock scramble or going for a long-distance run. Splash- and dust-resistant, you can even adjust the sound quality according to your activity.
Available at amazon.com, $239.
Best Made Peanut Lighter
Waterproof and foolproof. Don't get caught in the wilderness without one.
Available at bestmadeco.com, $48.
Buaisou Charles Luce Bandana
A Japanese indigo-dyed outdoor accessory for stargazers or a wall hanging for city-dwellers missing the open sky.
Available at buaisoubrooklyn.com, $120.
Hudson Made Dopp Kit
For all your necessities on the go, here's a carry-all to last through all your adventures.
Available at hudsonmadeny.com, $84.
Jao Outscent Insect Repellent
A fragrance that doubles as a bug spray, so you can stay fresh while keeping the bugs (and DEET) to a minimum.
Available at bigelowchemists.com, $50.
La Roche-Posay My UV Patch
Monitor your sun intake with a patch that connects to an app on your phone. It's a guess-free way to know when your skin needs a break and when you could use a little more vitamin D.
Available at amazon.com, $30.
Millican Smith The Roll Pack
With removable straps for hiking or cycling and a pocket for anything you could possibly need, these sustainably made packs are ideal for the environmentally conscious adventurer.
Available at amazon.com, $116.
Over Eesy Waiehu Single Fin Longboard
Surf in style with a hand-built and customizable surfboard.
Available at overeesy.com, $1,799.
"Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World"
You don't need to be an adventure-seeker to appreciate nature photographer Art Wolfe's work in the faraway corners of the earth.
Available at amazon.com, $32.
Tattly Temporary Tattoos Camping Set
For hiking enthusiasts who like to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Literally.
Available at amazon.com, from $13
Uncommon Goods Slim Insulated Water Bottle
Keep liquids hot or cold for up to 12 hours with a sleek, double-wall vacuum flask.
Available at uncommongoods.com, $20.
Fringe Studio Wild and Free Journal
There's no WiFi in the wilderness, so keep track of your musings and keep yourself occupied with a lightweight paperback notebook.
Available at amazon.com, $12.
"Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland"
Follow Ken Ilgunas on his fascinating adventure hiking along the Keystone XL pipeline.
Available at amazon.com, $27.
We Took to the Woods Bark Candle
Bring the outdoors in with a woodsy hand-poured candle made from real tree bark.
Available at wetooktothewoods.com, $42.
Kodak Ektra Smartphone
Kodak's getting in the game with a new smartphone that packs a serious lens.
Available for pre-order at kodak.com, $550.
F/CE Nanga Sleeping Bag
The zippers are everywhere, so you can get up, move around, and still stay toasty warm.
Available at westerlindoutdoor.com, $900.
Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest Botanical Letterpress Art Print
Hang this hand-drawn letterpress print to be reminded of your camping trips. Never been to the Pacific Northwest? Taiga Press makes prints of other botanicals from regions like Northern California and the Rocky Mountains.
Avaiable at etsy.com, $18.