Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Outdoors Man – Clothes
Finding clothes for the outdoor man can be tricky. First, the clothes need to be functional. Second, they need to be durable. Finally, they need to look good. Below are some of our favorites that are sure to please any outdoor loving guy.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
The Patagonia Nano Puff jacket $199 has been a solid choice for packable synthetic insulation for a lot of activities. The 2020 version has a few updates. It checks the box on a lot of important categories and looks good too.
Patagonia Rainshadow Jacket – New Recycled Fishnet Protection
The new Patagonia Rainshadow jacket $199 is fully featured and made from recycled fishnets. Fairtrade sewn and suitable for urban or adventure use. This attractive 3 layer rain shell should be on your radar for under $200, high-performance protection.
Vasque Breeze WT GTX – Legitimate Cold Weather Hiking Boots
The Vasque Breeze WT GTX ($199) is a new winter hiking boot featuring 200 grams of Thinsulate to keep your feet warm and dry on your next hike. Add in the Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound and you are going to be able to handle a lot of terrain.
Hoka One One Clifton Edge – Light, Fast and Super Comfy
What I love- Comfort. These shoes are extremely comfortable and make me feel like I can run longer and farther without destroying my legs on the road.
What Would I change? My only complaint with these shoes is the top edge of the tongue. The tongue is very thin and needs to be pulled all the way up for optimal comfort. A couple of times I rushed putting the shoes on and the tongue got stuck lower down. This caused some rubbing and irritation on the upper section of my foot. Again, this is minor and can be resolved by pulling the tongue all the way up.
Overall this is a great shoe for road running.
Keen Targhee III Waterproof Mid Boot
For what it’s worth, the Keen Targhee III Waterproof Mid Boot is listed on the Keen website as a ‘Best Seller’ and after ~ 60 days of use, I can see why. If you are new to the Keen brand, they are known for build quality, environmentally conscious design features and material use, and an outdoor/rugged style.
Kuhl Navigatr Short – The Best Shorts for Active Guys
This is a very big claim, and I will tell you why I feel this way. I am a big fan of Kuhl pants and shorts and wear them almost every day. From outdoor adventures to day to day use, the Kuhl Navigatr Short $79 is capable of handling the situation.
Forsake Meridian Shoe – Simple and Good Looking Vegan Shoes
The Forsake Meridian $99 is a simple and good looking slip-on shoe. Bonus points for being vegan and carbon neutral. Though in good grip and you have a winner.
Patagonia Slope Runner Endurance Vest – 3 Liter Super Light Trail Running Vest
A vest for long runs that carries it all and still fits like a shirt. The Patagonia Slope Runner Endurance Vest ($149) is my favorite running vest. I’ve tried a few that are built like slimmed-down super-light backpacks, and they work great for long trail runs. Sometimes they rattle, or the cargo shifts around, but I figured that’s to be expected.
UnderGents – Surprisingly Comfortable Boxers!
I test a lot of boxer briefs and but the Undergents Inspirato may be the most comfortable ones yet. Heck, I am wearing them right now!
Wild Tribute T-Shirts
These awesome t-shirts benefit the National Parks. 4% of the sales of the shirts go to the parks. You can find them at REI, Scheels, inside the concession stands at the national parks as well as online. I have been rocking the “4 Boards” design this winter. High quality and supporting the National Parks!