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The Outdoor Lover’s Wish List

The holidays are just around the corner and we have you covered when it comes to finding the perfect gift for those gear heads in your life—comfy favorites anyone will love at home or in the outdoors.

CEP – HIking Compression Socks Mid

Socks. The ultimate lame holiday gift, right? Wrong. These are no ordinary hiking socks. Built with cozy merino wool that never gets too hot or too cold, they don’t just provide weather protection; they also compress your hard-working dogs, increasing circulation and making for healthy feet. $35

Dahu – Écorce 01X

You live in the South and you hate how your ski boots hurt when you make it to the slopes. It doesn’t have to be this way. Swiss brand Dahu has created a comfort-first boot that doesn’t skimp on performance on the hill. The shell of the boot features cutouts at common pressure points, making a fine fit for any foot, and the boot opens up for easy entry (no jamming in). Best of all, the cozy Primaloft-insulated liner serves as an aprés boot when you are done shredding. $989


Fjällräven – Singi Down Jacket

Hate the cold? Meet your new savior. This classic Scandinavian parka boasts a range of contemporary tech perks, including adjustable sleeve cuffs and a more than ample amount of eco-friendly insulation. It’s guaranteed to keep even the coldest souls warm in the dead of winter. $600

Ibex – Woolies Tech ¼ Zip

They may seem boring, but base layers make the ideal gift for any outdoorist. Ibex’s merino wool is warm but never too hot, wicks sweat, and doesn’t itch. Not sure what to get them? This gift will always be well received. $135

JBL – Tour One

Another gift that will please anyone (especially outdoor lovers who plan on long flights to reach their destination or those festivarians who want to keep jamming in their own head) these swank over-ear

headphones will wow even the most precocious audiophiles. Fully noise-canceling, they provide an impressive 50 hours of playback time. $300

Yoder Smokers 640S and Wood Fired Oven

Straight outta Kansas, this grill company is not messing around when it comes to converting your backyard into something the chefs on “The Bear” would covet. The meat connoisseurs in your life will rejoice as the 640S pellet grill smokes, open-flame sears, and provides precise temperature control. The Wood Fired Oven serves up everything from pizza to pie with restaurant-perfect taste and consistency. $2,399 640S, $499, Wood Fired Oven

Nomadix – Puffer Blanket

The cozy stuff always pleases when it comes to gifts. Packing down small enough to stuff in a daypack and offering warmth and water-resistant protection, this blanket will increase your snuggling satisfaction on everything from backpacking trips to Netflix nights on the couch. $99

Opinel – Les Forgés 1890 Trio

The foodies in your life will rejoice when they open up this masterful set of French blades. Made in the land where food is an art, the blades will serve day-to-day in the kitchen and make the ideal tools to create gourmet feasting out in the field. $399

Prana – Ice Flow Legging

Made for getting active on cold days, these insulated leggings deliver plenty of stretch and extra warmth. And if you are headed to yoga, you can feel as if you are walking the walk since they are Bluesign-certified, the strictest sustainability rating, and made with fair-trade recycled polyester. $89

Snow Peak – Titanium Fork and Spoon Set

The perfect stocking stuffer for backpackers and campers—it fits right in the toe—this nifty cutlery set is that present they didn’t think they needed. But the titanium utensils outperform any other fork and spoon on the trail (or even when you travel). $27

Dakota Grizzly – Drager

The shacket is the go-to item for aspiring lumberjacks, festival hounds, car campers, and refined chillists. This warm, water-resistant waxed cotton piece pulls double duty as a jacket on brisk days and insulator when it’s truly cold outside. Plus, it looks the part. $129

Mountainsmith – Trippin’ Fanny Pack

Indeed, the fanny pack continues its resurgence—for good reason. The ease-of-access and minimalism they provide never goes out of style, working for all genders and generations. Wear it proudly when you want to carry stuff along to a festival or day hike. $30

Rovr – TravelR 30

Who doesn’t love a cooler? This soft, well-insulated hauler will keep everything from juice boxes to craft beer on ice whether you are on the river or hanging out at the park. Backpack straps make it easy to haul. Bonus: Add the KeepR Cooler Caddy ($149) for pro organization on the inside. $250

Yukon Charlie’s – Minimalist Snowshoe Kit

Snowshoes please all comers. They get newbies out in the snow deep in the hills and they give core performers the chance to push it off trail. No matter what they open up the woods in the winter. This all-in-one kit gives you durable aluminum snowshoes that fit any boot with the simple heel-strap system, adjustable poles with multiple tips for various snow conditions, and a bag to transport and store it all. $175–$200

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