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 9 products we recommend for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. The majority of these products are directly from minority owned businesses.
BioLite | Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit | $187.46
Fire pit or Grill? Wood* or charcoal burning? This portable stove does it all including charging accessories with a USB charger. BioLite continues to impress with their innovative fire pit design this year.
Po Campo | Hudson Saddle Bag | $23.99
Women owned (and NYC based) Po Campo’s saddle bag is both stylish and useful for both short and longer bike adventures.
Derick Lugo | The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey | $16.99
Derick’s story of hiking the Appalachian Trail is both humorous and poignant, a great gift for adventurous readers. The above video is from his February talk at Mappy Hour NYC.
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.
Smartwool x Outdoor Afro | Slice of Nature Sock | $22.95
Pizza, comfy socks and nature? This merino sock seems to have it all! This performance hike sock features a print from one of Outdoor Afro’s volunteer leaders and artist, Leandra Taylor, that is inspired by the organization’s mission to emphasize joy and community in the outdoors while standing up to protect local areas and wild places.
Mappy Hour | White Logo Tee | $15
Cleveland Chapter Leader Tasmin models our 100% organic cotton Mappy Hour tee at the Chapter Leader Summit a few years ago. Along with the awesome design (thank you Mappy Hour member Adena Lewin!), these shirts are sustainably made and incredibly soft. Though normally $25, they’re on sale for $15 for the next few weeks.
YOGO | Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat | $65
You may recognize these yoga mats from our previous gift guides and that’s because we still think this is something every yogi on the move 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.
MiiR | Vacuum Insulated Bottle | $29.95
We’ve always been big fans of MIIR because of their high quality bottles and commitment to sustainability. This year, they’ll also be donating 100% of sales to Black Girl Ventures.
EIR | Ski Lips | $5
“Slope-strength lip balm” made with zinc, beeswax, and coconut oil, made in NYC! We actually recommend all of EIR’s skincare products, we just liked that this one was ski themed.