MagazineOctober 2009Wish List- Holiday Gift Guide

Wish List- Holiday Gift Guide

Can’t decide what to give the gearhead who already has everything? Grab some fresh ideas for every budget in BRO’s Holiday Gift Guide.

Wish List


1. Klean Kanteen Wide Answering the call of big mouths everywhere, Klean Kanteen now offers a wide version of their food-grade stainless steel, BPA-free water bottles. Five different sizes are available in these easy-pouring thirst quenchers. $17;

2. SteriPEN FitsAll Filter Sick of sediment clouding your backcountry water? Stick this flexible filter with a four-micron screen on top of your water bottle before you fill it. $15;

3. Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Micro Socks We guarantee these will be the smartest socks you ever own. You already know Smartwool socks fight stinky odor and control moisture, but the PhD adds special cushion in high-impact zones and a new fit system to keep the sock in place when you’re constantly moving. $16;


4. Gerber Crucial This sweet little lightweight backcountry pocket tool features a blade, wire cutters, and a screwdriver, all on a biner-style clip, so it’s always with you. $58;

5. Patagonia Half Mass Bag Reward the newest bike commuter in your life with the reward of this tough recycled poly messenger bag with plenty of space for the day’s essentials and a removable laptop sleeve. $100;

6. Sanuk Vagabond Sharma These hybrid sandal shoes are the new buzz in laidback foot comfort. Climbing legend Chris Sharma helped design this take on the flagship model, which features a vegan canvas cover over a soft rubber sandal footbed. $70;

OVER $100

7. H2O Audio Amphibx Waterproof Armband and Surge Bass Ampified Waterproof Headphones Bring your favorite tunes to the water when you’re surfing, paddling, or training for a tri. It sounds too good to be true, but with this waterproof armband and headphones you can take your mp3 player as deep as 12 feet without worry. The Bass Surge Headphones come with five sets of plugs for just the right fit. Armband: $80, Headphones, $60;

8. Smith Touchstone Shades Once you go glass you’ll never go back. The Touchstone’s precision ground glass lenses provide a whole new realm of optical clarity. Smith has also gone green with a new Evolve campaign that includes frames made from castor seeds and storage bags from waste coconut fibers. $199;

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