Tag: holiday gift guide

Noso Puffy Patches Review

Noso Patches Review

As outdoorspeople, one thing will always ring true: your gear isn’t indestructible. Puffies rip. Jackets snag. Pants split.

Noso Patches are the funnest and easiest way to repair rips, snags, or tears in your favorite clothes. Extend the life of your most beloved items by slapping on a patch.

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Five Bay Area Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

As I grow older, I realize that giving presents is something I’ve really grown to dislike. I don’t want to give stuff anymore. We all have too much stuff. My parents have too much stuff. I have too much stuff. Stuff doesn’t last. Stuff breaks. Stuff gets thrown away. Experiences are better.

Get out there and make some unforgettable memories with this list of five awesome Bay Area experiences to gift your friend, your mother, or whomever.

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Six Gifts for the Outdoor Advocate in Your Life

Backpacking Fourth of July Lake, Mokelumne Wilderness, June 2017

With the holidays dead ahead, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends. I love the process of giving presents, and thinking about things people would really adore. I’m not big on giving stuff if it’s not meaningful. I scoured the internet to find a few items that I would really love. So, I present to you, six gifts for the outdoor advocate in your life.
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5 holiday gifts for the outdoor guide

Holiday gifts for the outdoor guide

When you’re outside putting in thousands of miles on your feet and taking customers to epic destinations, you need gear that works flawlessly. Our resident outdoor guide and newest contributor to Little Grunts, AJ Baker, put together a cheat sheet on what to get your outdoor guide for the holidays.

ExOfficio Underwear

Out in the wilderness with no access to laundry? ExOfficio’s underwear is the answer to your prayers. Lightweight and quick drying, every guide gets a good few days use before maybe it’s time for a washing. The best part? Toss these in a bit of water and a bit of soap, give it a good scrubbing and they’re just as good as new.

Buy through REI.

Patagonia Capilene 3

The Patagonia Capilene 3 zipneck is arguably the most versatile layer for this outdoor guide. From hot summer days of guiding in the Southwest to four seasons in Michigan, this keeps you warm and protected. Bonus: the zipper lets you open up and ventilate when it’s getting a little too warm.

Buy through REI for $69.

Black Diamond High Ball Pants

The Black Diamond High Ball pants aren’t just for climbing. From the crag to lounging around to city streets, these are versatile without looking like you’re about to hike to work.

Buy through Moosejaw for $79.

Chaco Sandals

‘Tis the season for new Chacos. Wait, it’s always Chaco season. Who wants to hike in boots when Chacos can do it all? The best part is winter means all the Chaco sandals are on sale.

Buy through REI.

Green laser pointer + National Geographic’s Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

Every guide should know his stars. What better way to woo guests than to tell them wild tales about the night sky? National Geographic’s Backyard Guide to the Night Sky and a green laser pointer are hands down a winner. Just make sure the laser pointer is at least 50 Megawatts so you can point it all the way to the stars.

Get the book for $17 from Amazon.

Stocking stuffer: merino wool socks

You can’t go wrong with merino wool socks, ever.

REI has just about every brand imaginable along with their own private label line, so you’ve got merino socks for every budget.