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Holiday Guide: What a [Badass] Woman Wants

Not every girl is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, craft beer, brains, and no fear. Or so the meme goes.

So if your special lady is one of those adventure seekers who values practicality and functionality over the “pretty factor,” check out some of our favorite holiday gift ideas.



blackout-2For the Intrepid Trekker
Vapur BlackOut
MSRP: $13.99

Collapsible, attachable, reusable. This lightweight 1L water bottle, isn’t really a water bottle at all. It’s like a sack, that stands on its own, and when filled, feels just like a bottle in your hand. It lays flat when empty, which means you can hydrate when you need to, and save space in your pack when you don’t. The BPA-free material is good for you, good for the Earth, and durable enough to last through even the toughest of excursions.




upshift-onframe-webFor the Bike Commuter
Green Guru Upshift
MSRP: $40

Versatile enough to fit most bikes, this frame bag is everything a bike commuter needs. It’s easy to attach and access, and with 7.3L of space, holds all of the odds-and-ends your lady may need on her ride (think pints of ice cream, bottles of wine, etc). Durable enough for bikepacking trips, too, this bag is more functional than its price tag might suggest. Made from upcycled nylon, each bag has its own unique style, just like that special someone.


w-patch-gray-profileFor the Everyday Adventurer
Forsake Patch
MSRP: $149.95

Whether on the streets or on the trail, this vintage style leather boot fits the bill. It’s entirely waterproof while still allowing those dogs to breathe, which means you can wear it practically any time of the year and during any season. The Peak-to-Pavement traction easily tackles slick terrain and blacktop alike.


s16-w-ensenadasunhoody-cornflower-90375_31cFor the Do-It-Aller
Outdoor Research Ensenada Sun Hoody
MSRP: $79

Being in the outdoors inevitably lends itself to a lot of time spent under the sun. Enter the Ensenada, the answer to all of your skin-protection needs. Ideal for warm-weather activity, this lightweight hoody is built with UPF 50+ and is quick-drying, stretchy, and breathable. Never get a sunburn again.




kidcomfortair_us_4224_15For the Active Mom
Deuter Kid Comfort Air

MSRP: $239

There’s no woman more badass than the active mom herself. Balancing work and family and chores and personal time can be a challenge, and Deuter is here to help. This easy-to-adjust pack is ideal for light day hikes or in-town strolls. Plus, it’s about as comfortable as it can be given you have a 20+-pound kid on your back. Who needs the gym when you have this thing?



womens-baileyflannel-western-rise-tealFor the Dawn Patroller
Western Rise Bailey Stretch Flannel
MSRP: $99

This is not your average flannel. Constructed with the soft-yet-stretchy blend of polyester and wool, the cut on this shirt is made for a woman—relaxed, but with a tailored lady’s fit. This wrinkle- and odor-resistant shirt makes it the perfect outfit for those times when you don’t have time to change for work after your dawn patrol ride. Equally at home on the trail or in the office, this is the do-it-all shirt.


apples-walnutsFor the Health-Conscious Eater
GoMacro Macro Bars
MSRP: $29.95 for variety 12-pack

Organic, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, sustainably sourced. These nutritious bars hit nearly every mark on the latest health fads. What’s more, they actually taste good (shocker, I know). With flavors ranging from peanut butter chocolate chip to apples and walnuts (and everything in between), there’s sure to be a bar that fits her palette.

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