At Mappy Hour we’re all about the outdoors. And while we’re excited to go out no matter what, we will admit that having great gear to keep us hydrated, comfortable, optimistic and on track can definitely elevate the experience. As gifting season approaches, we’ve compiled 11 products we recommend for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.
HydroFlask | Unbound Series™Soft Cooler Pack and Tote | $275
Grab a new soft cooler from Hydro Flask this year with the advent of their Unbound Series™. The cooler comes as either a pack (22 liter) or a tote (24 liters). Both styles use cold-retaining technology to keep contents cold for up to 48 hours. Leakproof, self standing and rife with storage options and pockets, it seems they’ve thought of everything.
Salomon is already known for making running shoes and hiking boots that can handle any trail and now the new OUTline offers an even more stylish option. This mix of sneaker and boot is for runners and hikers alike. Check out the low rise style for a light weight option or stick with the mid size for more ankle support. The new colors and sleek look make it easy to incorporate into your daily life as well.
Platypus | DuoLock SoftBottle | $11.95
The DuoLock SoftBottle flexible water bottle takes the popular Platypus SoftBottle design and adds a dual-locking cap for double the leak protection, plus a convenient clip handle. This flexible bottle is easy to fill, carry, and stow, making it great for day hikes, backpacking trips, camping, skiing or traveling.
National Geographic | Tahoe Rim Trail | $14.95
Looking for inspiration for your next backpacking trip? This map will inspire your giftee to hike 175 miles through the Sierra Nevada and Carson Ranges in the Lake Tahoe Basin. And while, honestly, there are many National Geographic maps (and trails) to love, this one holds a special place in our hearts because it was designed in part by Mappy Hour Denver’s very own, Jeremy Goldsmith.
Mappy Hour | White Logo Tee | $15
Speaking of Jeremy, here he is modeling our 100% organic cotton Mappy Hour tee at the Chapter Leader Summit earlier this summer. Along with the awesome design (thank you Mappy Hour NYC’s Adena Lewin!), these shirts are sustainably made and incredibly soft. Though normally $25, they’re on sale for $15 for the next few weeks.
Best Made | Be Optimistic Patches | $6
Need an easy stocking stuffer? Grab a Be Optimistic patch from Best Made. Whether you sew this onto your day-to-day pack or an outdoor adventure only pack, the simple message will drive you forward. And at $6 a piece, it’s worth grabbing one for your own daily motivation too.
Natives Outdoors | White Shell Mountain Beanie | $24
This beanie is all about functionality for the outdoor athlete: designed to fit underneath a helmet and made of 100% performance knit. And since it’s two sided, you can wear the topo map design in the morning and the mountains in the afternoon.
YOGO | Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat | $65
You may recognize these yoga mats from our 2017 Gift Guide and that’s because we still think this is something every yogi will love. Lightweight, super sticky and easy to roll up – the YOGO mat makes it easy to travel both around town and on the trail, yoga mat in tow.
Gaia GPS | Premium Membership | $39.99
Give the gift of not getting lost through an annual membership to Gaia. Navigate with everything from topographic maps to satellite imagery with overlays to look at details like slope and aspect. Plus, Gaia members now can download NatGeo illustrated maps.
Huckberry | Scratch off Map | $27.98
Purely decorative but definitely fun, these scratch off maps are perfect for the person with unending wanderlust and a subtle desire to decorate via #humblebrag.
Victorinox Swiss Army | Wine Master | $150
This is definitely a luxury item, great for the person who already has it all (including a Swiss Army knife!) Billed as a “trusted companion for professional sommeliers and amateur gourmets alike” this is the perfect tool for the wineos looking to uncork a beautiful bottle of vino.