The Ultimate Outsider’s Gift Guide

To make gift-giving easy for you, we’ve hand-selected the ideal gifts for all the winter wanderers in your life: the skiers, hikers, snowshoers, winter campers, equestrians, dog walkers, travelers and those who know when it’s time to take a break and chill..before starting all over again. 

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! And happy adventuring!

 

Bundle Up: It’s Cold out There

 
FOR HIM 
 
Sherpa Kirtipur Hat: Handcrafted in Nepal and made of naturally warm and durable lambswool, and lined in soft, moisture wicking Polarfleece for itch-free comfort and an extra layer of warmth.
The North Face Summit L3 Down Hoodie: Lightweight, 800-fill down hoodie for exceptional mid-layer warmth with unrestricted freedom of movement.
Sealskinz Sub Zero waterproof gloves: He can wrap his fingers in puffies. The lightweight, windproof and breathable, waterproof gloves feature water-repellent down that stays dry longer and provides warmth in colder climates.
Smartwool Merino 250 quarter zip: With the Merino 250 quarter zip, he quits only when he wants to. With next-to-skin Merino, it wicks and regulates core temp. First Layer fit with no-chafe.
Smartwool Merino 250 base layer bottoms: The coldest days call for the smartest gear. The Merino 250 Bottom fits the bill with our warmest weight fabric, a covered elastic waistband and flatlock seam construction to keep you comfortable from first tracks to last chair.
Sorel Cheyenne II Lace Boot: He’ll love the the stability and protection of a weatherproof work boot with a wear-anywhere look.
Smartwool PhD Ski Socks: For those who want extra warmth and cushioning.
 
FOR HER
 
Outdoor Research Transcendent Mitts: Wear them alone at camp or under a waterproof shell, like the new Shuksan Mitt, for all-day use in the extremes.
The North Face Arctic Parka II: Make tracks and set trends in this weatherproof, 550-fill down insulation parka that’s designed to deflect rain, wind, sleet and snow all winter long.
The North Face, Nanny Knit Beanie: A warm, hand-knit beanie crafted in bold color combinations for a charming, unexpected touch.
Smartwool Merino base layer 250 1/4 zip: A best selling, and warm, base layer, that just got a little more refined with an improved fit, chafe-free seam construction and panels that offer more comfort with a pack.
Smartwool Merino 250 Asym base layer bottom: Cold will disappear into the shadows the minute she puts on her Merino 250 Asym Base Layer Bottom.
Sockwell Circulator Socks: The striped compression socks add a unique look to any outfit. Made with Superfine Merino Wool which is soft on the skin which incorporates thermoregulation and moisture management, these therapeutic socks provide graduated compression for the legs. 
UGG Adirondack II Boots: Renowned for its bar-raising blend of fashion and performance, the sleek silhouette of the Adirondack II is packed with premium materials and cold weather, waterproof technology.
Sockwell Chevron Ultra Light Cushion: This classic chevron pattern is knit in fine merino wool/rayon from bamboo yarn blend and features an ultra-light cushion sole, arch support, and seamless toe closure. Always made in the USA.

Journey/Wander: Modern Travel Wear for the Adventurer

 
FOR HIM
 
Sherpa Mustang Waxed Canvas Jacket: This jacket is stylish and rugged with the outside of DWR coated and wax finished polyester to shed water, and the inside is high-pile fleece, for next-to-skin comfort. It has plenty of pockets for all your travel essentials, and subtle, Nepal-inspired trim.
Patagonia Powder Town Beanie Bear Witness Knit: This beanie is made from soft, comfortable recycled polyester knit that stays dry on powder days, insulates even when wet and feels smooth and itch-free on the skin.
Pendelton Button Down Fire-Side Shirt: A traditional Scottish tartan men’s shirt in midweight pure virgin Umatilla wool is machine washable and comfortably warm for any adventure he seeks.
Cotapaxi Allpa 28L Travel Pak: Travel fast and light with the Allpa 28L—a smaller, more agile version of the Allpa 35L Travel Pack. It’s made with durable, weather-resistant construction and ample organization, in a size that’s better suited to weekend trips.
prAna Sustainer Cord Pant: Comfortable organic cotton, classic 5-pocket styling, and a modern slim fit make the men’s Sustainer Cord Pant the total package.
Smartwool Spruce Street Crew Socks: A supportive arch brace adds a snug fit, and our Virtually Seamless toe provides the ultimate in-shoe comfort.
UGG Groveland Chukka: His fall wardrobe just met its new best friend. Crafted from full-grain leather with a natural crepe outsole and exceptional cushioning, this classy chukka is formal enough to wear with suits and cozy enough for all day, every day wear.
Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles: Dry, cracked hands are like living testaments to a man’s hard work and ingenuity. And while hard working hands are to be celebrated, let’s be honest; dry, cracked hands feel awful. That’s why Duke Cannon introduced Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm. Made with lanolin, it provides much-needed moisture without leaving the hands feeling sticky or greasy.
Duke Cannon Best Damn Beard Balm: Made with superior grade ingredients like lanolin and cocoa butter, this Beard Balm helps moisturize and protect a man’s beard and the face underneath it.
 
FOR HER
 
Osprey Daylite Sling: Throw this Sling over your shoulder and go. Wherever you go, it’s always nice to have a way to simply and securely carry a few daily essentials.
Patagonia Insulated Prairie Down Parka: This midlength, workwear-inspired ranch coat is made with 100% organic cotton canvas and the core is lined with 70% recycled polyester fleece.
Pistil Powder Beanie: From a third-generation family-run mill in Italy, the wool is woven and washed to create the dense knit structure that makes it such an amazing insulator.  
Barbour Dipton Roll Neck Sweater: Designed in a tone-on-tone colour-block style, this super-soft sweater is knitted in a blend of wool and cotton with a fishermen’s rib structure.
Pistil Alta Mitten: A Nordic-inspired pattern and bold pops of color give the women’s Alta mittens an old-world feel mixed with modern neon that livens up drab winter days.
Kuhl Kozet skirt: With a beautiful wool blend body with an incredible hand and unique texture, the fabric combines the wicking and performance benefits of wool with the resiliency and lifetime of synthetics.
Smartwool Medium Crew Socks: The Women’s Hike Medium Crew keeps feet dry and happy for miles of switchbacks, scrambles, and climbs.
Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge II: Her favorite weatherproof classic is here and ready to take on the rain. Featuring a waterproof full-grain leather upper, removable molded EVA footbed, all-day comfort wedge.

Fireside: Cozy it Up

 
FOR HIM
 
Quiksilver Keller Sherpa Zip-Up Polar Fleece Hoodie: Featuring a warm sherpa lining, heathered fabric and an easy regular fit, this handy mens hoodie can double up as a lightweight jacket or an extra-warm layer when the chill kicks in.
prAna Theo Beanie: Fully lined on the inside. Insulating yarn on the outside. And with a classic fit and iconic seasonal stripes, it looks every bit as good as it feels.
Pistil Barlow Scarf: Buffalo plaid is an American classic, and the Barlow scarf wears it well. This men’s scarf is made of a warm, durable blend of wool and acrylic to guard against brisk weather. Frayed ends give it a casual finish.
UBB 12oz enamel mug: Campfire, stovetop and dishwasher safe.
Dakota Grizzly Lowell Loungewear: A hibernation flannel lounge pant made with a heather jersey waistband and sideseam pockets
Pendelton Yakima Camp Throw: This made-in-America wool camp throw that’s one of our most popular. Camp blankets were originally used by shepherds to brave the elements of the Pacific Northwest—right where Pendelton’s rugged wool versions are still woven today.
Ugg Tasman Slip On: A slipper that travels well outdoors, the Tasman features the same light, durable outsole as the UGG Classic boot.
 
FOR HER
 
UGG Deborah Flannel Shirt: UGG reimagined the flannel with this flattering plaid button-down. Relaxed yet refined, the Deborah transitions easily between city life and weekend excursions.
Life is Good Everyday Mug: Drink happy thoughts. With Life is Good mugs optimism is always within reach.
Pistil Carmel Scarf: Inspired by traditional patterns of Southwest trade blankets, the Carmel scarf refreshes the heritage style with a modern color mix.
Sorel Out ‘N About Buffalo Slide: A chic, comfortable staple of the cozy season, this luxurious slipper combines a supple suede upper with a plush faux-fur lining and protective waterproof herringbone rubber sole.
Sherpa Rolpa Pant: Two-sided brushed anti-pill fleece made of 100% Polyester and elastic waistband is flat and wide for a streamlined look and the ultimate cozy feel.
Dylan Frosty Tip Blanket:  With a plush frosty tipped fleece and soft knit lining, this Dylan by True Grit blanket offers a cozy feel that is perfect for movie night at home.
Smartwool Cozy Cabin Crew Socks: This sock is determined to bring a festive, holiday vibe to the rest of the year. With a Merino blend, full cushioning, and a Virtually Seamless toe, they’re happy to head outside for the day. But they’re just as content on the couch in front of the fireplace.
Smartwool Isto Reto Beanie: This beanie has the kind of fun that most hats can only dream of. A double layer cable knit helps keep your head warm, while stripes and poms keep you smiling.

Your Guide to the Little Stuff That Counts

Here are our staff’s favorite stuffers guaranteed to surprise the adventurous souls on your list.

Adventure-Ready Gifts

Below: From lightweight hydration in a collapsable water bottle and inflatable solar lanterns, to reusable bamboo utensils (the perfect accompaniment to any meal on the move), we make on-the-go easy wherever they’re headed.

Hydrapack stash 1L: When they’re going for their personal best, running out of water is not an option. Essential equipment for every adventurer, the 1 liter Stash is large enough to handle all-day hydration, expanding for use and crushing back down for maximum pack space. Compact, flexible and 50% lighter than a hard bottle. 

Luci Aura: Inflatable solar lantern that collapses flat so you can take bold vibrant light wherever you go.

Duke Cannon Balm 140 and Bloody Knuckles: Dry, cracked hands are like living testaments to a man’s hard work and ingenuity. And while hard working hands are to be celebrated, let’s be honest; dry, cracked hands feel awful. That’s why Duke Cannon introduced Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm for the man in your life.

Patagonia Provisions Reusable Bamboo Utensils: The perfect accompaniment to any meal on the move. A handy carabiner on the back lets them clip and carry this set of bamboo fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks wherever they may roam. The lightweight, strong utensils are heat and stain resistant, and won’t impart or absorb flavors.

Princeton Tec Snap Multi Use Light: Multi-talented, hard-working and adventurous: just like the adventurer in your life. The SNAP is a one stop tool for any of their lighting needs: headlamp, flashlight, bike light, safety flasher, lantern and magnetic area light.

Osprey Quasar: Durable, dependable and equipped to confront the day’s challenges with a breathable backpanel and soft harness made for a comfortable carry, no matter if they’re commuting: work, school, the farmer’s market or their favorite watering hole. 

Cotopaxi- Bataan Fanny Pack 3L: Named after a city in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines, the Bataan is Cotapxi’s take on the classic fanny pack. With its 3L size, this handy hip hugger keeps necessities secure, organized, and close at hand.

Vertigo by Lotus- Storm Extreme Lighter: This lighter has a waterproof casing that has been tested in rigorous marine environments, plus it’s lightweight, windproof/waterproof and perfect for camping, boating, and the extreme demands of any adventurer.

Nite Ize- Nite Life LED Necklace: This battery-powered LED necklace is reusable and extra bright so they’ll be easy to spot anywhere they go.

Eno Double Nest Hammock: The original DoubleNest Hammock reigns supreme as their all-access pass to relaxation.  Big enough for two and palatial for one, the DoubleNest stuffs easily into its attached compression sack, making it the ideal travel companion. Take it anywhere, set it up in seconds flat, lay back and relax!

Gifts for Outsides on the Run

For the runners in your life and/or that person who is always running about.

Below: From beanies and Buffs that keep their noggin warm, to colsters that keep cans and bottles cold, and woodsy candles hand-poured in Philadelphia.

Secrid wallet: The patented mechanism allows you to slide out your cards with one simple motion, ready for immediate use. The aluminum protects from bending, breaking and unwanted wireless communication.

Buff- reversible polar headwear: This 4-Way, ultra-stretch fabric construction features UPF 50 sun protection, and 100% recycled Repreve Performance Microfiber that is moisture-wicking, quick-drying, breathable. The fleece lining keeps their head warm all winter long.

Prana  Marin Beanie: Keep their noggin warm with this cute and classic beanie. Knitconstruction delivers effective winter warmth + fleece lining feels soft against their ears.

Life is good diner mug: The same old-fashioned model made famous in American diners in the early 1900’s. Added bonus: Life is Good donates 10% of its Net Profits to The Life is Good Kids Foundation.

UBB out of doors candle: 8.5 oz. candle that burns for 40+ hours with a deep, woodsy scent of cedar and sandalwood. Made with GMO-free soy wax and cotton wick, and hand poured in Philadelphia!

Yeti Rambler Colster: This colster keeps cans and bottles so cold for so long that they’ll have to rethink their understanding of a few natural laws. Standard 12 oz. cansand bottles fit like a glove – a glove with double-wall vacuum insulation. 

Pura vida compass ring: Available in two hammered-metal finishes, gold and silver, this adventure-ready Compass Ring will always point them in the right direction.

Pura vida og bracelet: It’s the bracelet that started it all. Each one is handmade,waterproof and totally unique—in fact, the more they wear it, the cooler it looks. 

Bronwen sun pool drop necklace: Fully adjustable sliding bead closure allows them to wear it nice and tight choker style or pull it down long and layer it with your favorite Tiny Charm. 100% nylon cordelette means they can do all your sweaty business in style – this necklace loves to get wet.

Smartwool hike lt margarita: As a salute to Smartwool’s 25 years of making Merino socks, they’ve combined the sock that started it all (Hike Light Crew) with our most beloved casual sock pattern (the Margarita) to bring you the Hike Light Margarita Crew. A flat toe seam provides in-shoe comfort, while an elasticized arch brace offers a secure fit.

Smartwool women’s popcorn cable knit: Wearing the Popcorn Cable is like wearing their favorite comfy sweater on their feet. Bursting with varying texture zones and patterns, this cushioned style is one of Smartwool’s most comfortable socks ever.

 

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Little Gifts for those who wander with purpose

For the wanderers in your life: the peeps who love to travel far, and/or the wanderers who travel from one outdoor escape to another.

Below: From the genius, drop-down organizer with stretchy, quick dry fabric, to ultra-lightweight carry-alls that transform from tote, to over the shoulder sack, to backpack depending on the day’s activities. Then again, how about gifting him a pair of super-soft boxers? Or, for her, a pair of breathable, lightweight travel underwear so she can join the travel underwear revolution?

Osprey ultralight zip organizer: Keep their toiletries, first aid, or backpacking kitchen ship shape with Osprey’s Ultralight Zip Organizer. The separate see-through pouches hang from a clip loop so you can view gear at a glance.

Patagonia black hole cube, medium: Clamshell design with zippered mesh dividers organizes headlamps and tools in your pack or clothing in your duffel. Made with a burly, lightweight 100% recycled polyester fabric and 100% recycled polyester lining.

Exofficio bikini brief: Just toss the Give-N-Go’s in the laundry or wash them in a sink. Within hours they will have a fresh, dry pair of underwear. Breathable, lightweight, odor resistant and long-wearing, we bet they will toss them into their carry-on for every trip. Soon they will replace every other pair in your underwear drawer.

Saxx boxer brief: Made for the guy who wants to unwind before, during and after work. This popular pair comes in a looser fit, with a focus on comfort and movement.

Grabber Hand warmers: These convenient Grabber hand warmers help keep their hands comfortable in chilly weather.

Patagonia ultralight black hole tote pack: This versatile tote is lightweight, durable and can be carried by hand, over the shoulder or backpack style; it stuffs into its own pocket when not in use. Made with a light yet tough 100% recycled nylon with a 100% recycled polyester lining.

Yeti rumbler 10oz: Great minds drink alike, that’s why we made the Wine Tumbler 2 Pack – ideal for those who like to sip back and relax with good company by their side and a panoramic view to boot. 

Patagonia Knit Headband: This Lined Knit Headband keeps their ears warm but doesn’t overheat the rest of their body. It’s made from a skin-friendly 100% recycled polyester and has a soft lining that feels great against the skin, wicks moisture and dries quickly.

The Great Outdoors by Brendan Leonard: “Leonard’s durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you’ll be able to leave your smartphone behind.” — Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books. This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity they love to do in the great outdoors–whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. 

Barbour flask: The perfect gift, this flask is made from durable stainless steel with premium leather trims and a practical hinged screw-fastening lid and a heritage-inspired look.

Hydro flask wide mouth: Big enough for a whole day on the river or trails, the 32 oz Wide Mouth Bottle is made with professional-grade stainless steel and a wider opening for faster fill. 

Mountain smith – the sixer: Bring frosty beverages to festive gatherings, camping trips, and casual hikes with the Mountainsmith Sixer Soft Cooler. PE foam insulation ensures your beverages stay nicely chilled, and sealed seams prevent melt water from leaking. The barrel top closure accommodates both cans and bottles, plus it accommodates two growlers, should they stop down to the local brewery for a refill of their favorite beer.