Ive created a list of my favorite pieces of gear I love and use all the time and some pieces I have only recently discovered, and a couple that are just fun. I’ve also found some great new products that really promote leave no trace and sustainability and have found them to be terrific additions to my arsenal and you might too. Also included are some of my favorite subscription services and tech products that make great gifts for those with wild hearts. Don’t forget the most important thing though — to get outside this holiday season and enjoy our wild spaces.
For the Outdoor Explorers
staying hydrated is important even more so to utilize reusables as often as possible and my Hydroflask is my go to bottle. Wether I’m hitting the trail or the city I always have it with me its great for keeping your water cold or keeping it from freezing in lower temps.
Sorel Whitney short lace fleece lined snow boots are like sleeping bags for your feet. They have unparalleled warmth coupled with unbeatable waterproof protection the perfect cozy combo for all your winter adventures.
Rei’s Day pack / Travel bag — Ive had many and this is my absolute favorite! there’s tons of pockets, mesh zips on the inside, rain fly included plus many other features the 28L is the perfect size for a day hike or a carry on for traveling.
Kylmit Double Sleeping pad
The perfect gift for the cuddlers in your life the Insulated Double V isolates warmer air to the top of the pad, while the V-Chamber design limits the movement of air for optimal thermal performance. The Insulated Double V comes with a convenient, pump-integrated stuff sack for easy, rapid inflation.
A pee cloth thats revolutionary! a waterproof and antimicrobial – silver infused absorbent material to keep you and our wild spaces clean. It easily snaps to your pack and you know your leaving a positive impact on the world.
Mizu Camp cups are great for taking along for a warm cup of joe on the trail, at camp or even at home especially when they have great quotes on them.
Stalyon is a great company that gives back. With every purchase you GIVE towards empowering a child who is currently fighting cancer — In the city or out on the trail, Carpe Diem! Use code BREWANDERS for 30% off your order.
Duluth Flexpedition pants
These lightweight, waterproof pants are boss when it comes to hiking in the PNW, you can move freely without restriction, they’ve got tons of pockets and zips. They are my go to hiking pants this season.
For the Tech Junkies
Kuvrd Lens Cap
This Universal silicon lens cap is element proof! protects against dust, water, sand, mud, Fits 99% of lens sizes, compressible, shock absorbent and you won’t lose it once its on, its on!
Peak Design Capture Clip attaches to any backpack strap and makes it super easy to grab your camera and a secure place to return it on the go.
Everyone needs a headlamp wether your making food at camp, setting up in the dark or just trying to find the keys. This Biolite headlamp will light the way and keep your head moving freely with this lightweight design.
Print photos from your smartphone or tablet as easily as you post them. Instantly share 2 x 3-inch snapshots or stickers of every fun-filled moment.
The gift that keeps giving
Cairn is your guide for discovering best-in-class outdoor products and remembering that what feeds your soul is just outside.
I absolutely love receiving my box every month I am always finding new brands and gear I love and use all the time.
A reimagined vitamin with only essential nutrients a woman needs, containing nutrients lacking in most diets, in high-quality forms that your body can actually use. The best part — Its vegan friendly, gluten and allergen free, non-GMO, no colorants or synthetic fillers. you’ll get $5 off your first order with the link below.
Stitch Fix is the personal style service for men and women that evolves with your tastes, needs and lifestyle.
Epic Hikes of the World
With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.
It’s time to rethink plastic. Fun. Functional. Reusable. Responsible. Stasher’s 100% pure platinum food grade silicone bags are the healthy alternative to plastic. And just plain smarter.
Give a gift of the REI Co-op Holiday flask to remind someone that every day spent outdoors is a holiday, and many days spent outdoors add up to a good life.
Ethically made canvas/leather totes designed to reduce our use of plastic bags while supporting artisan women in Kenya! Designed to replace 1000s of plastic bags over it’s lifetime.
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
No matter the time of year your skin needs protection and this is my absolute favorite. 100% invisible, primer with SPF 40. It also contains clean, skin-soothing ingredients like red algae, which helps protect your skin from the blue light that’s emitted by your phone and computer.
Go natural. Soothe your aching joints and muscles with JTree’s After Sport Recovery Lotion with Certified Organic and active ingredients. This potent blend of soothing arnica extract and cooling eucalyptus and tea tree oils relieves soreness and inflammation from arthritis, tendonitis, and the wear and tear of an active lifestyle.
Kate’s Real Food Bars
Kate’s hand-rolled energy bars deliver the fuel you need for endurance sports, outdoor adventures, and busy days when time is precious; They’re nutritious enough you could live off them; Delicious enough you’d want to.
Kuju Pocket PourOver is an organic, small-batch roasted, specialty coffee, inside a filter that anchors to your mug. Each pouch is Nitro-Flushed to ensure a truly fresh, quality brew and is 70% less wasteful than French press style “bags”. Packs light, easy to use, brew quality coffee anywhere and brews in 3-5 minutes.
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