Do you have a traveler or adventurer in your life that is impossible to shop for? This year, Many Many Adventures is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Instead of just getting them a gift card to REI, we’ve come up with a ton of gifts that are perfect for them, whether they’re gearing up to travel to distant cities or to climb an 8,000-meter peak. Below, our picks for travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure junkies, and more!
Allbirds Wool Runners
Step up your weekend jeans-and-tee look with these lightweight, durable runners, crafted from super-soft merino wool. They’re comfortable enough for the usual outdoor activities (bike rides, park outings, trail running), but also stylish enough for dinner out on the town. The material is what makes them so awesome: It’s way more flexible than leather or canvas, so it conforms to your foot, like a memory-foam pillow. Additionally, these shoes have added benefits: They wick away sweat, don’t itch, reduce odors, and resist getting dirty. And they are machine-washable, so just toss them in the laundry when necessary.
To buy: $95, allbirds.com
Point6 Merino Wool Socks
The supersoft, terry-looped merino is itchless, and the low-profile toe seams are among the smoothest we’ve ever felt–you won’t notice them. Same goes for the heel pockets, which wrap precisely around foot contours. And they’ll last: The heel and toe areas have nylon woven in for added durability; our samples have yet to show any signs of pilling.
To buy: $18-$28, point6.com
ExOfficio Boxer Briefs
I know it seems silly. After all, who wants underwear for a gift? Well, your adventure traveling friends who regularly go hiking, bike riding, jogging, or any other activity do, they just don’t know it! Not only will these underwear last you for years to come, but they’re breathable and odor-resistant for comfort in any activity. One pair will last you years with regular abuse.
To buy: $30, exofficio.com
Lawrence Hunt Shirts
If pesky pit stains are a nuisance to you, then Jeff Schattner has a solution: a moisture-wicking dress shirt that will keep you high and dry all day long. Lawrence Hunt dress shirts combine performance wear and professionalism through a combination of lightweight and breathable material, odor-fighting mechanisms and extra protection in the areas that sweat the most. It is the first dress shirt to successfully blend 100% cotton with moisture-wicking athletic wear.
To buy: $78, lawrencehuntfashion.com
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Unless you’re flying first class (congratulations), airline bar carts are awfully sparse. So, why not bring your own? This carry-on sized cocktail kit means you can make a tasty Old Fashioned at 30,000 feet. Each kit has a spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar, a linen coaster and a recipe card with notes on how to make the perfect mile-high drink. Just add the airline's booze and you're good to go. Kits come with enough ingredients for two drinks, so you can make a new friend… or just drink both yourself. No judgments here.
To buy: $24, wandpdesign.com/collections/carryoncocktailkit
The Outdoorsman or Outdoorswoman
VSSL packs emergency essentials like water purification and a fire starter into a durable aluminum flashlight. It’s waterproof and weighs just 18 ounces. Just throw it into your pack and you’ve got all the survival gear you need if something goes wrong on a day trip.
To buy: $99, vsslgear.com
Give’r 4-Season Leather Gloves
With a waxed and baked leather outer, waterproof-breathable membrane, and Thinsulate insulation, they're great for frigid resort ski days while being breathable enough for long backcountry missions. Once summer rolls around, I use them to collect firewood or move burning logs in the campfire.
There’s no reason you can’t bring a piece of home comfort with you when you hit the outdoors. Rumpl’s lightweight blankets utilize the same kind of technical materials found in sleeping bags and puffy jackets — i.e. synthetic insulation and 20D ripstop nylon with DWR — allowing you to stay warm and pack light without unwanted odor. The basic line stitching even takes a cue from patterns found in nature.
To buy: $65, gorumpl.com
US National Parks Annual Pass
Probably the best gift you can get anyone who appreciates the outdoors and incredible scenery. For just $80, you’ll be giving access to your friend and their entire family to all 58 national parks for an entire year! A physical gift is nice, but the experiences and memories that the National Parks Pass will grant them are priceless!
To buy: $80, store.usgs.gov/pass
Tentsile Tree Tent
Tentsile tents let you to turn any 3 anchor points (for your purposes, that’s technical talk for trees) into an instant treehouse, which means your backyard just got a whole lot cooler. Made from the same material as your car’s seatbelts, configurations come in 2, 3, or 6-person setups.
To buy: $495, tentsile.com
Power Practical PowerPot
We understand that part of the draw of wilderness is a lack of electricity, but in 2016 there are just too many scenarios where it’s a necessity (not to mention all the times it’s just nice to have). But it's not always that easy to find electricity outdoors. This ingenious little cooking pot from Power Practical uses the heat created by your campfire to convert it to usable energy you can use for any USB-powered device. Even if you don't need to charge any device, it's still a great cooking pot
To buy: $70, powerpractical.com
Hood Rubber Grafton Boot
Forty-seven years after its last boot rolled off the line, Hood Rubber Company (HRC) jumps back into the footwear market with 18 classically styled products designed to bring the best of the original brand into the 21st century.
Constructed with waterproof full grain and rubberized leathers, each boot is lined with a waterproof membrane and poured polyurethane air flow foot bed with a full leather sock. The ‘Grafton’ also features round nylon laces and a full leather welt fused between the lightweight midsole and high abrasion carbon rubber outsole.
To buy: $295, hoodrubber.com
The Extreme Winter Adventurer
Korua Shapes Snowboards
Nicholas Wolken and Stephan Maurer love a powder turn, and developed a whole mess of snowboards designed to do just that. Each board is specifically designed for a different type of rider. Rather than explain each to you, check out their latest volume of Yearning For Turning.
To buy: $425, koruashapes.com
Ruroc RG1-DX Helmet
Keep your face pretty for those summit selfies. This British-based company's modular helmet comes with goggles and a detachable facemask. It not only keeps your face warm when the temperatures drop, it also keeps your teeth in your head when you faceplant. Also, it makes you look like a stormtrooper, which is sweet as hell.
To buy: $350, ruroc.com
Boulder Gear Hepburn Jacket
The Boulder Gear Hepburn Jacket is a classic that will work hard all season and still have some to give. The understated jacket comes packaged with 10K/5K outer fabric, mapped insulation and a detachable hood. Wrist cuffs, an internal waist gaiter and a hem cinch seal you off from the cold outside. This jacket is perfect for the novice to expert skier or snowboarder, and would be an excellent option for any outdoor winter activity where staying warm and dry is paramount.
To buy: $210, outdoorgearinc.com
Boulder Gear Cargo Pants
If all you need is waterproofing and warmth, the Boulder Gear Boulder Cargo Ski Pant has got you covered. The fabric is waterproof, the seams are sealed, and there's a 60g synthetic insulation. Big cargo pockets give you plenty of space for gear, and leg vents open for custom temperature control. The construction of the Boulder Cargo Pant is articulated, giving you natural freedom of movement.
To buy: $130, outdoorgearinc.com
The Rock Climber
Five Ten Anasazi Lace
For the dedicated climber, one pair of shoes is never enough—unless you’ve got a pair of Anasazis from Five Ten. Many crushers will tell you these are the best shoes in the world, and for good reason. Known widely for their versatility, durability, and incredible performance, the Anasazi Lace is a no brainer. It features a nearly flat sole for maximum comfort, paired with a Cordura upper that resists stretching for a consistent fit.
To buy: $165, fiveten.com
Prana Stretch Zion
As far as rock climbing pants go, the Stretch Zion Pant is the best you can find. They are durable, stylish, and well-designed for climbing, bouldering, and any outdoor activities. They come with a built-in adjustable waist belt which is lightweight and great for tightly securing the pants before attempting your project. They are made of a stretchy material that doesn’t restrict movement and they keep you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool.
To buy: $85, prana.com
Ibex Merino Wool All In Shirt
Any adventurer, hiker, or grizzly traveler will tell you that the the very best outdoor clothing involves merino wool. Breathable, anti-odor, quick dry, and comfortable, merino is a staple feature of the Ibex outdoor clothing range. The Ibex All In Shirt looks good enough that you can wear it to the office, and has the durability that 4 hours later when you're on the rock, it still holds up.
To buy: $115, ibex.com
Reel Rock 11 DVD
As one of the largest outdoor adventure film festivals, REEL ROCK Film Tour, is wrapping up, viewers can still get in on the action when the official REEL ROCK 11 DVD drops on November 25th.
The DVD features 5 of the best climbing and outdoor films of the year – showcasing the best names in climbing and their stories of humor, triumph and even failure, the short films reveal what it takes to be the best at climbing big walls in some of the most formidable environments on earth.
To buy: Click on this link
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