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With the giving season close to, it’s time to make gear lists of a unique type—the sort that embrace items for the adventurous family members in your life. We’re right here to assist with the laborious a part of selecting that excellent current. On this story, we requested 12 REI Co-op Members (who’re additionally REI companions) to share their favourite outdoorsy items for the bikers, hikers, campers and runners of their lives. Their strategies run the gamut, from waterproof blankets to velvety-soft joggers. Learn on for some gifting inspo. 

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Presents for the Hiker

Darn Robust Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks

Close-up shot of hiking boots and Darn Tough socks.
Photograph Credit score: Jacey West

“As a seasoned hiker of over a decade, I think about high-quality climbing socks simply as vital as snug climbing footwear. In relation to climbing socks, my prime choose is at all times Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks from Darn Robust. They’re not simply my selection for climbing, but additionally my go-to reward for anybody who loves spending time outdoors.

My favourite Darn Robust socks are constituted of primarily merino wool, a game-changing material for adventurers. It’s sweat-wicking and naturally antimicrobial and helps regulate physique temperature to maintain you heat within the winter and funky in the summertime! These socks aren’t simply reserved for climbing both; I put on them year-round for varied actions. 

Along with being sturdy, snug and accessible in a number of cute designs, Darn Robust socks include a lifetime producer guarantee. Plus, it’s price noting that every one Darn Robust socks are proudly made within the USA. 

At simply $25 per pair, this can be a sensible reward that retains on giving journey after journey.” Accessible in males’s and ladies’s. $25 

Jacey West, REI Co-op Member since 2017

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Sandals

Product shot of the Teva Hurricane XLT2 sandals

“One in every of my favourite items of out of doors gear is the Hurricane XLT2 from Teva. I like these sandals as a result of they’re so versatile and trendy. They’re the last word reward in your adventurous pals this vacation season.

I put on them for brief and straightforward hikes within the hotter months, they usually work rather well for crossing creeks or leaping into swimming holes. They’re nice tenting footwear—plus they double as bathe footwear. Even if you’re going into city, they’re tremendous snug and go together with virtually all of my informal outfits!  

Not solely are they excellent in so many situations, they’re additionally tremendous simple to scrub they usually don’t take up a lot area when packing for a backpacking journey or in a suitcase.  

If you’re seeking to give somebody a present that they may get numerous makes use of out of, don’t stroll—run to REI and seize a pair!” Accessible in males’s and ladies’s. $74.95 

Tee George, REI Co-op Member since 2021

Black Diamond Storm 500-R Headlamp

Product shot of the Black Diamond Storm 500-R Headlamp

“A headlamp is, for sure, vital gear merchandise when hitting the path. That’s why they’re included in just about each important climbing checklist! I like my Storm 500-R Headlamp from Black Diamond and at all times have it in my pack (or on my head), when heading out for a climbing or backpacking journey. This headlamp is rechargeable and full of 500 lumens so it’s excellent for getting out for dawn and sundown hikes, doing important duties throughout backcountry adventures and having round for primary automotive tenting journeys. The Storm 500-R is light-weight at solely 3.5 ounces, dust-proof and totally submersible in water, which suggests you gained’t lose your gentle when you’re caught within the rain. Moreover, headlamps can be utilized as makeshift lanterns when positioned below or round clear water bottles like Nalgenes, creating colourful lighting in a tent. The Black Diamond Storm 500-R is an ideal mixture of important and enjoyable, making it an ideal reward for any outdoor-lover in your checklist.” $74.95 

Angela Rodriguez, REI Co-op Member since 2021

Presents for the Camper

Rumpl Unique Puffy Recycled Blanket

Young boy wrapped in a blanket poses on a log.
Photograph offered by Tyler Fontes

“We’re an journey household that loves spending time outside and happening household tenting journeys. Our Rumpl Unique Puffy Recycled blankets are at all times a part of our journey gear and would make a great gift this vacation season. We’ve got been utilizing our Rumpl blankets when tenting for years now and love how cozy and heat they’re, particularly if you find yourself all wrapped up in a single round a campfire. Our 6-year-old twin boys every have their very own Rumpl junior measurement, too. Their favourite is to put on them like a cape (utilizing the built-in cape clip) as they discover the campground. We love having these blankets within the automotive, across the campfire, on a day hike and, after all, when sleeping. I like that the Rumpl Unique Recycled Puffy is available in so many various print choices, and my favourite is their Nationwide Parks Assortment. One other household favourite is the Rumpl Artist Division assortment that showcases totally different artists’ work. I undoubtedly suggest placing Rumpl Unique Puffy in your checklist of drugs gadgets to contemplate gifting this vacation season.” Begins at $125 

Tyler Fontes, REI Co-op Member since 2009

Arc’teryx Atom Insulated Hoodie

Product shot of the Arc'teryx Atom Hoodie

“For the final eight years, there was one piece of drugs that has been my go-to for nearly each journey: the Atom Hoodie from Arc’teryx. This jacket has been alongside for numerous climbing days, backpacking journeys, days hanging round camp, worldwide excursions and chilly surf classes. I like the Coreloft™ insulation as a result of it retains heat even when it will get moist and has unbelievable loft retention to keep up its form even with a number of packing and unpacking—and belief me, I’ve put mine to the take a look at. The Atom will be worn over lighter clothes or below a tough shell, making it an extremely versatile mid-layer. I believe the Atom Hoodie is a good reward as a result of it’s excellent for anybody in your checklist who likes spending time within the nice outside, and you may assure that it’ll maintain them for years to return.” Accessible in males’s and ladies’s. $300 

Mary Ashley Krogh, REI Co-op Member since 2011

Teva ReEmber Slip-Ons

Product shot of the Teva ReEmber Slip-ons

“I acquired my first pair of Teva ReEmbers in 2019 as a Christmas reward they usually shortly grew to become not solely my favourite piece of ’luxurious’ tenting gear, however my go-to indoor/outside footwear. They’re excellent for mulling across the dwelling (or dwelling workplace) on crisp mornings, taking my pals’ canines for walks across the block and lounging round a campfire (or operating from tent to rest room at a campsite). Fold down the shoe’s collapsible heel to rework the nice and cozy slipper into a straightforward slip-on shoe. The grippy rubber sole has saved me upright when operating on slick surfaces. And the truth that they’re made with recycled supplies is solely icing on the cake. I acquired my first pair as a present, they usually have turn out to be my default current for everybody from my outdoorsy backpacking pals to my *prefers to remain within the metropolis with the canines* greatest buddy and even my mother and father. I’ve but to search out somebody that they don’t seem to be a considerate reward for.” Accessible in each males’s and ladies’s. $79.95 

Andrea Ference, REI Co-op Member since 2018

Presents for the Runner

Vuori Efficiency Jogger Pants

Photo of woman in running gear stretching.
Photograph offered by Alysha Flynn

“Have you ever ever discovered a chunk of clothes that makes you marvel the way you ever lived with out it? The Efficiency Joggers from Vuori are IT for me. I assumed I simply wished one thing snug to put on at dwelling. I didn’t notice I’d ultimately go to race expos, journey, run and hike in these joggers, too! Sure, they’re that versatile! I put on all of them 12 months lengthy paired with something from a tank or tee to an ultra-comfy sweatshirt. The joggers are made with a smooth, stretchy material and have a slim however relaxed match. The leg is barely cropped so it lands simply above my ankle, which I like. There’s a drawstring to regulate on the waist, and pockets. As a result of they’re crafted with efficiency materials, I can transition from taking my kiddos to highschool within the morning straight right into a run. They stretch and transfer with me, wicking away sweat. With the vacations simply across the nook, the Vuori Efficiency Joggers would make an amazing reward in your energetic and outdoorsy household and pals. Simply be ready to show them into Efficiency Jogger collectors—I’m at present as much as 4 pairs!” $94 

Alysha Flynn, REI Co-op Member since 2021

Altra Torin 7 Highway-Operating Sneakers

“Whereas we often go for secondhand goodies as vacation presents, I’m so excited to shock my accomplice with a brand new pair of the Altra Torin 7 Highway-Operating Sneakers. He has already lined over 400 miles in his earlier pair and is desperately in want of some contemporary ones! In reality, selecting trainers is like trying to find the right accomplice, and after numerous runs with varied manufacturers, he has undeniably fallen in love with these Altras. Their distinctive toe-box form gives area in your ft to relaxation naturally, and the zero-drop profile makes positive that your heels and forefeet are positioned at an equal distance from the bottom, which might help with type. I’ve at all times believed that the perfect vacation items are those which are used typically, making them each sensible and considerate. I do know my accomplice’s going to like them!!” Accessible in males’s and ladies’s. $150 

Lauren Bash, REI Co-op Member since 2014

HOKA Challenger 7 Path-Operating Sneakers

Product shot of the Hoka Challenger 7

“In relation to path operating or climbing, my favourite go-to is the HOKA Challenger 7! *Inserts completely happy dance* I bear in mind the times I wore common trainers on the paths and would have completely ZERO grip. So many climbing days and path runs spent slipping and sliding. However after I was gifted the HOKA Challenger 7’s, it was instantly love at first step! Not solely are the colours poppin, they’re tremendous cozy, sturdy, light-weight and have nice responsiveness… so an additional little pace added in there. The outer mesh is gentle, ethereal and breathable and may take somewhat water and dust. The underside grip on these footwear is insanely environment friendly and was designed for improved traction on uneven terrain. So no slipping and sliding! I exploit them for all of my path runs and hikes, and we shall be taking these infants for a spin at my first path race later this month! I’m so stoked! These are excellent for anybody who’s seeking to expertise high-quality and high-comfort all-terrain footwear! Completely satisfied ft, completely happy life!” Accessible in males’s and ladies’s. $145 

Cam Stith, REI Co-op Member since 2021

Presents for the Biker

Kryptonite New-U KryptoLok Normal U-Lock with Cable

Product shot of the bike lock.
Photograph Credit score: Cindy Villaseñor

“I used to be completely thrilled after I bought my first bike this March, particularly because it was fitted for me at REI! So, now that I’ve a motorcycle, I have to take excellent care of it and hold it safe whereas driving round Los Angeles. I need to admit, I’m not an knowledgeable in the case of bikes, however the very first thing I needed to get (apart from a helmet for security, after all) was a lock. Having bother determining what to present this vacation season? This is able to make a improbable reward for family members who’ve a motorcycle!  

To seek out the perfect lock, I paid a go to to the REI bike store in Santa Monica, the place a splendidly useful worker offered me with data on a couple of totally different locks. That’s after I determined to go together with the Kryptonite New-U KryptoLok Normal U-Lock. It even comes with a cable for the entrance wheel for added safety and as a theft deterrent. Plus, the FlexFrame-U bracket makes it tremendous simple to move the lock on my bike. After the U-bracket was put in, the staff made positive I examined the bike to make sure the lock didn’t intrude with its performance. Now, I really feel fully comfy taking my bike on thrilling adventures and making pit stops round LA!” $70.95 

Cindy Villaseñor, REI Co-op Member since 2014

Bike Peddler Take A Look Mirror

Product shot of the Bike Peddler Take a Look Mirror

“I’ve had my Bike Peddler Take A Look Mirror for a couple of years now and it has been a game-changer. For the bicycle traveler, security is paramount. I can control vehicles or different bicycles arising behind me with out having to show round, which retains me trying ahead. It’s like having eyes at the back of your head. 

One of the vital interesting points for me of the Take A Look Biking Mirror is its means to be mounted on both your glasses or your helmet (utilizing the non-obligatory helmet mount adapter—offered individually). The mirror is designed with a three-point attachment system that clips securely onto your eyeglasses or sun shades. It’s light-weight and I like that it doesn’t overwhelm the glasses or turn out to be a hindrance. This mirror stays vibration-resistant even on probably the most difficult terrains. It not solely helps heighten the bike owner’s consciousness of their environment, but additionally empowers them with confidence throughout their rides. The result’s a safer and extra pleasant driving expertise. 
 

Whether or not navigating the hustle and bustle of metropolis streets or having fun with a bikepacking journey, this mirror is an indispensable accent for each bike owner. I extremely suggest it to all bicycle vacationers, no matter their ability degree.” $18.95 

Erick Cedeño, REI Co-op Member since 2011

Po Campo Domino Handlebar Bag

Product shot of the Po Campo Domino Handlebar Bag

“As your common on a regular basis bike owner, I’m at all times seeking to be snug and be capable to carry all of the issues I want for a enjoyable experience within the metropolis. This vacation season is the perfect time to each introduce pals to biking and provides items that improve the biking expertise. Amongst my present favorites is the Po Campo Domino Handlebar Bag. One of many issues I like probably the most: It attaches to any bike, previous or new, so that you don’t have to switch your bike to make it match. It’s additionally constituted of recycled plastic and has waterproof capabilities, a number of pocket compartments inside and a sling strap that means that you can take it with you wherever you go. It’s the type of reward any bike owner would actually respect.” $65 

Sally Garcia, REI Co-op Member since 2015



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