12 Products We Love

Nov 21, 2012

12 Products We Love

When you’re shopping for the adventure lover in your house this holiday season, keep this list handy.  From the best clothing and skin protection, to items that are just plain smart, we hope you’ll pass on some of the 12 outdoor products we love, to someone you love. Or hey, nobody said you couldn’t pick up these great items for yourself either.  

In no particular order, here are our favorite gift ideas for outdoor lovers (especially suitable for kayakers, rafters and other water-loving folks):

Water BottleKlean Kanteen’s insulated 20 oz. water bottle keeps your water cold and your morning coffee piping hot.

TowelPackTowl is a super absorbant, fast drying, micro-fiber wonder.

Watershoes - Stylish in or out of the water, Teva’s Fuse-ion watershoes are super grippy and provide much-needed toe protection.

Sun ScreenBadger’s range of sunscreens are ethically made with natural products and available throughout the U.S. 

Chums - Keep your sunglasses where they belong and not at the bottom of the river.

Sun ShirtExOfficio’s Trip’r will keep you cool and looking hot. SPF 30+ and it packs easy (no ironing!)

HeadLamp - An absolute necessity. Look for Petzl’s Tikka XP 2 with its single high-output LED, red LED and 5 different lighting modes.

Board Shorts - Quick-drying and rugged, Patagonia’s Wavefarer Board Shorts are guaranteed to last—for life.

Super Salve - Essential for dry conditions, this natural salve offers fast relief for dry skin.

Bandana - This multi-purpose accessory is a must-have on any river trip.

SunglassesSmith Optics’ polarized and interchangable lens system maximizes depth perception while reducing glare from water and sand.

Sun Hat - Straw is best, a chin strap makes it even better. Best of all, it’s your own personal fashion statement.

 

What are some of your favorite gift ideas for outdoor lovers?  Chime in below.

 

 

Cari Morgan
Cari Morgan is O.A.R.S.' Communications Specialist (a.k.a. the voice of O.A.R.S.). She lives and plays in the Sierra Foothills.