What defines a Mappy Hour-ist? From lawyers to artists, teachers to students, we’re actually all quite different but we do have one main thing in common: we love the outdoors. And many of us enjoy sharing this passion with our friends, families and partners. If you’re on the hunt for a great Mappy Hour-esque gift for your loved one this year, look no further! Here are the top 9 gifts that the urban outdoor enthusiasts in your life will love.
Mappy Hour | White Cotton T | $15
Yes, we listed our shirt first, not too subtle we know, but we’re truly psyched about these brand new shirts and think you will be too. Designed by MH community member Adena Lewin and printed on 100% Organic Cotton T’s, the shirts not only look great but are the softest (and potentially most ethically produced) shirt you’ll ever wear. Show your Mappy Pride.
Voltaic System | Arc 10W Kit | $75
From biking in California to hiking through Sweden, the Mappy Hour team has “tested” and loved Voltaic Products since we met them a few years ago in Brooklyn. Their Arc 10W Solar Kit is both powerful and compact. You can tie the panel to the outside of your pack (or lay out next to your tent) to charge when it’s sunny and then easily stash it away for power anytime. Power up your smartphone or other USB device directly from the sun or store power for later with the included V15 4,000mAh power bank. Power Up Now.
Rumpl | Sherpa Puffy Blanket | $159
This is one of those gifts that we’re pretty sure anyone would love. Snuggle up in your apartment or a woodsy cabin with “the blanket that brings coziness anywhere.” One side of this blanket is matte Nylon Fabric in buffalo plaid, green or blue and the other, impossibly soft sherpa fleece. Plus, the Sherpa Puffy Blanket comes with a built in roll-up feature so you can carry your coziness from camp chair \ to cabin effortlessly. Get your cozy on.
YoGo | Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat with Integrated Straps and Handle | $64.99
Yoga is awesome. Yoga mats… usually annoying to carry around (especially if you’re hiking). Never fear! The new YOGO Mat folds up and buckles with integrated straps and a handle so you can stow it in a small bag and take yoga anywhere. Adding on to the fact that this is the most convenient mat ever, it’s also made with natural tree rubber and YOGO plants one tree per mat. Triple win. Give the Gift of Yoga Anywhere.
Suunto | Spartan Trainer Wrist HR | $279
This slim and lightweight GPS sports watch tracks heart rate, speed pace and distance, no matter the sport. With 10 hours of battery life in training mode and 30 hours in power save mode, it’s the perfect gift for your friend that only eats brunch after an early morning workout. For the Active Lifestyle Junkie.
Phunkshun Wear | Colorado Map Blue Double Tube | $24.99
This quintessential, do-it-all facemask is the go-to for virtually any day on the slopes, from an epic pow day to a bluebird day on the frontside with the family. This rockin’ facemask is manufactured within the good’ ol US of A from recycled plastic bottles, it’s water repellant, anti-phreeze, moisture wicking, breathable and UPF 50+. This is a seriously great gift for the skier or rider in your life. Keep that Face UnPhrozen.
Tattly | Camping Set | $15
If you’re looking for an easy gift to slip in with this year’s holiday card, we recommend the “Camping Set” by Tattly. The set includes a canoe, compass, multi-tool, adventure flag, rope, tree, fire and tent to help you easily decorate your body with your favorite outdoors symbols. Printed with vegetable ink. Also made in the U S of A. Grab them now.
Victorinox | Wine Master Swiss Army Knife | $150
Even if your friend already has the classic Swiss Army knife (and matching tattoo, see above) you can help them bring their knife game up a level with the new Wine Master. This new multi-tool features the base of the Ranger models with an extra-long corkscrew, two-hinged lever, serrated foil cutter and a 4” main locking blade. Uncork your wine and then slice into that cheese as you enjoy a local picnic or backcountry hut trip with your handy new blade. The Wine Master comes in a special leather pouch and a gift box, perfect for the holidays. Check out the Wine Master.
Hydro Flask | Wine Bundle | $104.85
Speaking of wine, it would definitely be a bummer to have to bring a glass bottle out on the trails with you. Luckily, Hydro Flask has swooped in this year with a solution we’ve all been looking for: the Wine Bottle. This 25oz stainless steel bottle keeps things at the perfect temperature and holds a standard 750ml bottle. The bundle also includes two tumblers making it the perfect set for the trail hound meets wino. Bring your campfire meals up a notch.
However much of the earth your giftee has explored, they have never seen it from this point of view. Through the eyes of award-winning photographer Jim Wark and the words of historian Roderick Nash, North American landscapes prove to be extraordinarily beautiful and jarringly endangered—from the Alaskan tundras to Nebraska’s otherworldly Sand Hills. These pictures are sure to evoke wows round the coffee table and spark a fiery conversation about what we can all do to help protect our environment.
Header photo by Sirah Quyyom