2020 Winter Gear & Gift Guide 


Gift Guide Picks for Every Adventurer on Your List

Each year, the editors at Outdoor Sports Guide seek out the best outdoor gear for bikers, hikers, campers, runners, and travelers to compile into one big holiday gift guide. The 2020 edition features 40 good-to-gift items for outdoor explorers. 

Fitness Fanatics

maloja vallada bra

Maloja Vallada Bra

For women with small cup sizes, this comfortable, seamless bra provides ample support for runs or workout classes. $33

mbt taka shoes

MBT Taka Slip-on Shoes

Created for post-run wear, this comfortable slip-on’s rocker sole helps maintain natural balance and support good posture. The rubber sole also makes it the perfect companion for dash-and-grab grocery store trips. $100

mbt huracan shoes

MBT Shoes Huracan Running Shoes

Pick up the pace with these light, cushioned running shoes with a rocker sole that mimics your natural stride. This design propels you forward while cushioning your foot with every step. The best part: they’re comfortable right out of the box. No break-in time required. $200

north face futurelight

The North Face Flight Futurelight Jacket

Made from the fabric of the future—it is both waterproof and breathable. Ideal for anyone who runs, travels, or runs while traveling. $280

Stocking Stuffers

Kate’s Real Food Bars

Refuel for the ski slopes or a hike with these all-natural, real food bars. Using only USDA-certified organic ingredients—these filling bars feature ingredients like heart-healthy coconut, almond butter, dark chocolate, flaxseed, and other healthy ingredients. The classic Grizzly bar is our favorite flavor, but buying a mixed box is the best way to stuff your special someone’s stocking this holiday season. $30 for box of 10 mixed bars.

koala hangtime case

Koala Supergrip Smartphone Harness

Whether you’re snapping selfies on the slopes or hiking on a via ferrata, you’ll love this attachable leash that protects your phone in every situation. $25

identity cbd

Identity Relief Roll-On CBD Topical Oil with Hemp Extract

Skiers and snowboarders will appreciate this ancient organic muscle-ache-relieving roll-on oil. It’s vegan, non-GMO, and made with full-spectrum hemp extract. $30 

rush charger

Rush Charger 

Keep your device charged with this wireless, portable phone charger. Whether you’re an Apple or Android user, there’s a charger for your phone that charges using the cord you charge your phone with. $30

otterbox rapid charger

Otterbox Fast Charge Car Charging Kit

Charge your device 3.6X faster with this rapid car charging kit. Available for iPhone or Android devices, it guarantees your phone will arrive fully charged at your destination. $34

otter box symmetry

Otterbox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series Phone Case

This genius brand collab features a built-in PopSockets Pop-Grip built into a case for easier phone handling. It works with wireless charging and pairs nicely with an Otterbox Amplify screen protector. $59 

Winter Wanderers

Buff Dryflex Neckwarmer

Keep your face warm and comply with COVID-19 mitigation strategies on the slopes with this one-piece neckwarmer. Features strategic zones for increased breathability with targeted warmth. $42

Gordini Cache Gauntlet Gloves

Keep your hands toasty and dry on the slopes with these waterproof, breathable gloves. No animals were harmed in this glove’s creation–thanks to the synthetic leather construction. $90

Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Midweight Hoodie

You don’t even want to know how much work they did to create this practically magic baselayer top. This two-in-one top combines Lifa’s stay warm tech with 100 percent merino wool for superior warmth. $120 

blenders aura

Blenders Eyewear Aura Goggles + Face Mask

Protect your eyes and your health with these stylish goggles paired with a matching face mask. Every set of goggles boasts an excellent anti-fog coating and includes a free low-light lens. $90

Patagonia Upstride Jacket and Pant

Designed to move in any winter adventure, this set is soft, breathable, moisture-managing, and features a durable water repellent coating. It’s Fair Trade Certified and made from recycled bonded stretch knit face fabric. $279+

Camping Connoisseurs

Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent

This rechargeable and refillable mosquito repellent is a gamechanger. It’s the size of an apple and offers a protection zone of 15 feet without using chemical repellents on your skin. $49

patagonia two day meal kit

Patagonia 2-day Camp Meal Kit for Two

Make grocery shopping for quick camping trips easier with this two-day meal kit packed with hearty, healthy, just-add-water fare. Enjoy these meals on their own, or upgrade the flavors with a few simple add-ons from the grocery store. $89

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

A useful gift for everyone on your list, especially those who like coffee made quickly. It’s easy to use, boils water in 100 seconds, and is compatible with Jetboil’s family of accessories—like its coffee press and skillet. $109

ust fillmatic

UST Gear Fillmatic Sleeping Pad

Sleep as well as you do at home with this cushy, self-inflating sleeping pad. If you’re traveling in a twosome, clip your pads together to create a double bed. $126

UST Gear Monarch Sleeping Bag

One sleeping bag can rule them all when it’s a Monarch. Open the bag’s wings like a butterfly to shed heat on warm nights, or cocoon yourself in comfort when the temperatures drop. Stash your pillow in the pocket to keep it from sliding away while you sleep. $189

arctic titan

Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Chest

Prevent cooler funk with this Microban-lined cooler that resists bacterial growth and keeps ice frozen for up to eight days. A wire basket keeps dry foods dry and a fish ruler lets you measure your catch. $200

Road Trippers

royal robbins hemp sock

Royal Robbins Over-the-Calf Compression Hemp Sock

Made from an eco-friendly hemp blend, these socks are the best for light compression, support, and recovery. Wear them in the car, on the plane, or for all-day adventures and your feet will thank you. $28 

icemule jaunt

ICEMULE Jaunt Cooler Backpack

Take cold drinks anywhere with this insulated, waterproof backpack that keeps ice frozen for 24 hours. Padded shoulder straps make it easy to tote on a hike or strap to a paddleboard. $80

Title Nine Tallchief Sweater Dress

All of the sweater dresses in this collection are gorg so you can’t go wrong. This slim-fit dress is great for nights out and made from knitted merino fabric. Pair it with their Eight Day tights and you won’t be sorry. $179

oru bay

Oru Bay ST Kayak

Can’t fit a kayak on top of your car? Don’t worry, this origami-style kayak packs down small into a carryable case. Once you know the drill, it goes from box to boat fast and is an easy, lightweight option for paddling on calm lakes. $1500

Passionate Pedalers


pocampo kinda

PoCampo Kinga Handlebar Bag 

Whether you’re cruising to work or the farmer’s market by bike, attach this waterproof purse to your handlebars with the included straps and go. Converts to a styling crossbody bag when you’re not riding. $50

title nine dream

Title Nine Dream Dress

Convert your dress to bike wear in a snap with this dress with a center SwiftSnap for quick coverage on the go. Bonus: It’s wrinkle-resistant and buttery soft. $59

thousand heritage helmet

Thousand Heritage Bike Helmet

Stay safe while looking cool in a Thousand helmet. Designed for urban riding, the helmet has handy features like a pop lock to secure to your bike and multiple airflow vents. $89 

patagonia capilene

Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Bike Henley

Technical wicking fabric, built-in odor control, and a longer length on back make this top a favorite on and off the bike. $55

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Built with a removable cushioned liner, these longer shorts offer perfect fit and function for mountain riding. $159

poc system

POC VPD System Torso Armor

For any rider who wants to protect their chest and back while pushing their limits on pedals. This flexible, lightweight system is 3D molded and features large ventilation ports for maximum airflow. $240 

Trail Trekkers

maloja face mask

Maloja Reusable Face Mask

Hiking in 2020 often means pulling your face mask up whenever you encounter crowds on the trail. This three-layer reusable option hangs around your neck when not in use and is coated in Polygiene’s ViralOff finish. $15

smelly proof

Smelly Proof Bags

Keep hungry squirrels and bears away from your snacks with these scent-proof bags. Animals have more powerful sniffers than humans, and these bags seal out all the smells! Designed to blocks vapors and oxygen from entering or exiting, these work far better than a standard Ziploc.

sylvan sport waylight

SylvanSport WayLite Pole

Combining a hiking pole with a s’more stick and trail light, this do-it-all gadget makes evening hikes illuminating and fun. $60

eddie bauer

Eddie Bauer Crossover Trail Adventure High-Rise Leggings

Enjoy winter hiking with this update of one of the brand’s best-selling pieces. It has premium four-way stretch fabrication for performance, brushed fleece for added warmth, buttery fabric, and convenient pockets that seal the deal. $99


vasque breeze

Vasque Breeze LT GTX Boot

Take on any winter hike in this light, waterproof boot that’s 25 percent lighter than its predecessor. Expect incredible traction on varied terrain with great grip. $180

Arcteryx Acrux

Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Hiking Boot 

These thoughtfully designed hikers are made for technical trails and don’t require break-in time. They outperform every other trekker and are light, flexible, waterproof, and impressively tough. $240 arcteryx.com 

Hygge Homebodies

otterbox elevation

Otterbox Elevation 14 Mug

Say no to burning your hands on hot mugs and yes to this copper-lined mug that will keep your coffee the perfect temperature through multiple Zoom calls. $25


Glerups Boots

If your quarantine shoes are worn thin after all the months at home, order these leather-soled, wool boots to update your walking-to-the-mailbox look. $125

cariloha bamboo sheets

Cariloha Classic Bamboo Bed Sheets

There’s a reason bamboo sheets are all the rage–they are impossibly soft! These sheets are thermal regulating, allergy-resistant, and are made from renewable sources in a sustainable way. $139

down pillow

Down Etc. d.o.e. Organic Hotel Pillows

Anyone who spends their days laboring away in the mountains will benefit from the best sleep of their lives on these responsibly-made head cushions made with 50 percent white goose down and 50 percent feather fill. $138+

cariloha weighted

Cariloha Weighted Bamboo Blanket

Give the gift of better sleep with this 15-pound blanket made of 100 percent soft bamboo-viscose, which naturally repels odors, allergens, and toxins. $249



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