Gift Guide 2014: The Adventure Seeker

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How do you choose a gift for that outdoorsy person? “Many people view them as difficult to shop for,” says Joe White, owner of Roads Rivers and Trails. “Look for either the newest products to hit the market—Sea to Summit’s new outdoor pillow is the most comfortable camp pillow I’ve ever seen—or those items you can never have enough of, like Smartwool socks, Exofficio underwear, and cozy-warm fleece pullovers.”

Photograph by Anna Jones/OMS

Good Catch
A fancy fly reel hand-painted with the markings of your favorite catch is best for fishermen who like a little flair in their gear. Abel brown trout finish fly reel, $825, Delamere and Hopkins, bestgear.com

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Day Trippin’
Hikers will love this lightweight backpack with laptop and tablet sleeves, and enough compartments to stash whatever you need to get through the day. Osprey Comet 30 Daypack, $100, REI, rei.com
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Get the Point
Useful for everything from cutting rope to whittling small branches, a top quality pocket knife is a must-have for every adventurer. Benchmade multipurpose pocket knife, $130, Roads Rivers and Trails, roadsriversandtrails.com
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With a clear, wide field of vision and colorful ergonomic frame, these ski goggles put the “pow!” in powder. Electric True Artists Series James Haunt EG2.5 ski goggles, $190, Sun & Ski Sports, sunandski.com
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Snowboard art is a genre unto itself. This Ride board was designed by a DAAP grad. Can’t you tell? Ride Rapture women’s snowboard, $250, Sun & Ski Sports

All photographs by Anna Jones/OMS
Originally published in the December 2014 issue

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