Anyone can walk into a Dick’s Sporting Goods and grab the nearest gear on display, but if you want to get something special for the outdoorsy-type in your life, you might want to steal this wishlist from Here Magazine contributor Jack Schlinkert. Schlinkert is a world-traveling rock climber and photographer, most recently at Mount Aspiring National Park in New Zealand. See below for what he’s coveting this holiday season.
Something any adventurer would appreciate is the America the Beautiful Pass provided by the U.S. National Parks Service. $80 gets you into any park and recreational land in the system—perfect for hiking, camping, climbing, or going for an epic picnic.
This book is the magnum opus of Fred Beckey, considered by many to be the ultimate climber's climber. A cross between a guide book and a coffee table book, there's plenty of inspiration here to top up the ol’ bucket list.
Take your giftee out for a fun day on a classic route or learn new safety skills from the Alpine Institute, which is known for offering alpine guiding, rock, snow, ice, glacier, and high altitude climbing. Pro-tip: most guides will take two people if you want to double up.
Sustained outdoor activity is bound to have an impact on the body, and while there's a lot of hype around CBD Oil, at a minimum it can help with pain or soreness and better sleep.
Hats are a form of self-expression and have the added benefit of keeping the sun out of your eyes.
A travel essential—cold weather, warm weather, you name it. This brand sources all natural ingredients and natural SPF, and has slimmer packaging for better pocket-fitting on the go.
This gizmo lets you pull an espresso-style shot from an Aeropress (which, if your giftee doesn't have, start there)! This pressure actuated valve attachment allows for a buildup of pressure to create espresso-style coffee and creates a no drip seal for a full immersion brew.
The high walls of the container keep your coffee from sloshing out when you're on the go and it keeps your beer cold long after setting up camp. Toss in a gift certificate to a local brewery for a personal touch.
Bring a touch of the outside indoors with a retro poster.
These boots are super sleek and built to last for a lifetime of travel. Handmade in the U.S., they require zero break-in time so your giftee can jet off as soon as they like.
Snuggling up with your significant other after a long day backpacking is great, but someone inevitably falls into the gap between the two pads and ends up on the ground. This sleeping pad solves just that.
It wouldn't be an outdoor-lover's gift guide without some Patagonia. This retro-style fleece will keep anyone warm and cozy, a good staple in any adventurer's closet.