With the arrival of Thanksgiving comes the scramble to find just the right gifts, and sometimes that really can be a struggle. What do you give someone who seems to already have every adventure gadget out there? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are the top 10 gifts for the person who has everything.
1. Give’r Gloves
Your favorite backcountry enthusiast might already have a pair of sturdy gloves, but are they monogrammed? Give’r will brand a pair of their versatile gloves with the initials of your choosing, making them personalized and unique. Not only that, but these gloves are affectionately labeled as “the glove of 100 uses,” because they’re perfect for anything and everything.
2. Enigma Pro Ultralight Down Quilt by Enlightened Equipment
Once your favorite outdoor aficionado tries one of Enlightened Equipment’s down quilts, they might never go back to a sleeping bag. With super-lofty 850fp down that’s HyperDry water resistant, these quilts are not only incredibly soft and cozy, but really practical. Plus, you can custom create a quilt with your loved one’s favorite colors, making it that much more personalized.
3. Carbonator Bottle Starter Kit by Pat's Backcountry Beverages
Do you have a beer lover in the family? Help them brew their own sudsy drink in the backcountry with a starter kit by Pat’s Backcountry Beverages. This kit is great for the outdoors, and also kind of a novelty. Not to mention a crowd pleaser. Next time you reach a summit, brew a beer and toast your friends.
4. UltaMid Shelter by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
We’re pretty sure the person you’re buying for this holiday season doesn’t have one of these. It’s the lightest backcountry shelter out there. The Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid Shelter is a must-have for that person who is getting after it in extreme weather, and needs a lightweight shelter that’s as durable as they are.
5. Vector Peaks Shirt by Cedarpass Creative
Everyone has someone in their life that treats the common tee shirt as a daily uniform. Why not get them a fresh new tee, that’s a little bit different than the norm? This comfy tee shirt made with the coziest ring-spun cotton is certain to please. With a simple, mountain-inspired outline, you can’t go wrong with one of these unisex tees.
6. Humboldt Messenger and Pannier Bag by Po Campo
Whether you’re gifting a regular bike commuter or a college student, this bag is sure to become their new favorite. The Humboldt Messenger Bag works as a bike pannier and features a waxed canvas exterior that will repel water or spilt coffee, and a roomy, spacious interior. This bag is also designed simple and handsome, perfect for a guy or gal. Note: We are sold out of the Humboldt, but have plenty of other awesome Po Campo products!
7. Twelve Bar Mixer Box by Kate's Real Food
Do you know someone who’s always on the go, with no time to eat? Or maybe you are giving to a friend or family member who spends a lot of time in the outdoors? Give them the gift of real, delicious food, by wrapping up a 12 Bar Mixer Box by Kate’s Real Food. We have yet to find a Kate’s bar that we don’t like, and they really hit the spot.
8. Porter Pack 4400 by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
The adventure lover in your life might already have a backpack, but they might not have a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack. This awesome piece of gear is light, simple and guaranteed to be your gift recipient’s go-to when heading out into the backcountry. We can’t get enough of these packs, with their minimalist design and fully sealed, 100% waterproof fabric.
9. Revolt Elite Ultralight Hammock Underquilt by Enlightened Equipment
Another great one from Enlightened Equipment, a company that brings new meaning to comfort in the backyard or the backcountry. This inspired underquilt is designed to keep your backside toasty while relaxing in a hammock, with adaptable suspension 900fp down. And just like their Down Quilts, Enlightened Equipment will gladly let you choose your own color scheme, because after all, that stuff matters! &nbps;
10. Garage Grown Gear Gift Card
If the right gift has continued to elude you, a gift card is never a bad idea. And in our opinion, a gift card to Garage Grown Gear shop is a good choice, because with everything available out there from big box stores, shopping small not only shows you care, but adds that little extra thought to holiday gift giving.
Garage Grown Gear is an awesome company run by people who really understand the field of wilderness travel and expeditions. The customer service is expectional.
Lloyd and his team are super friendly and knowledgeable. Buying products through Garage Grown Gear is a great way to support small businesses and avoid large corporations taking over our planet!
I purchased a superior wilderness designs backpack from here. What was great is that purchasing the item through garage grown gear, rather than SWD themselves, I was able to get this item a lot faster. It's a custom made backpack and everything was exactly what I had asked for. They even forgot to charge me for an upgraded brace on the backpack and when I brought it up, they rewarded me with more goodies for honesty. Lloyd was super helpful throughout the process, with both myself and my husband who ordered our packs seperately. Will definitely purchase more items for our future asventures!
You read that correctly! GGG have taken every curve ball I’ve thrown at them and delivered amazing results! From one off orders to the legendary seasonal box offerings, I have been BLOWN AWAY! I have never had the pleasure of working WITH a customer service so on top of the game until GGG. Lloyd and crew have my support tenfold! Highest recommends!
It's 4:43AM in the pre-dawn chill of the northern Sierra Nevada range. This windless night I jot notes on constellations, the rustle of raptor wings, and wonderment. From my FarmToFeet socks and Goosefeet Gear down booties to the Lawson's reflective ridgeline suspending my rainfly, I am pampered by Garage Grown Gear's genius and innovation. They equip me and my buddies for the funnest trekking of wild country! Whether it is the CedarPass field-notebook in my hands or the Thunderbolt Clothing pants wicking the strain of climbs and bouldering, Lloyd and his team at Garage Grown Gear deliver with the finest care and communications of a Hilton Hotel's concierge.
Every GGG item for my backpacking strengthens some startup gear engineer and all the crafters who build, fabricate or sew the GGG genius that comforts my buddies' outdoor excursions.
Now, I'll wander back to the awe of constellations and the run of condensation from our rainfly to the duff of 10,000 years' red cedar boughs.