November 3, 2017
Do you have a friend who’s always “bumming” things from you? They probably live out of their car and change jobs based on which crag they’re projecting at. If so, it sounds like you have yourself a dirtbag friend. And chances are they are in desperate need of some gear this climbing season. We’ve put together a few items that every quintessential dirtbag would love to receive:
Rab makes an amazing jacket that holds up in just about any weather. The Xenon X Jacket will keep your friend warm even when it’s a little damp plus it has technical features like the under-helmet hood that make it awesome for climbing. Trust us, your friend would be psyched to get a warm jacket that they will be comfortable climbing in.
Let’s face it, your friend may not be able to afford the gear that s/he wants. Maybe set them up with top of the line cam’s, like the Black Diamond Ultra Lights.
Chances are your friend sleeps with a balled up jacket as a pillow. The Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow will help your friend get a good night’s sleep so they can send the next day.
Friends and loved ones come in all shapes and sizes. That is why we love them. Yes, even the glamper. Because the whole point is to get outside, right? It doesn’t matter if you are the dirtiest of dirtbags, three weeks ripe and headed out to yet another crag or if you are pitched up in Yosemite with the most darling little Airstream camper. We respect everyone’s methods of getting outdoors. So, we pulled together some favorite products for the outdoor enthusiast in your life who thinks “roughing it” still includes a mattress.
These slippers just scream glamorous camping. Keep those toes warm during the misty mornings with these Jolie Slippers from Emu. The guys in your life might not be as stoked with these fuzzy coverings, but they would love to have the ultimate camp hat, the Tilley LTM8 Airflow Hat. I’m personally partial to the dude who will rock both.
Glamping is all about creating an outdoor experience with the comforts of a resort. This Grand Trunk hammock will add a touch of whimsy along with incredible comfort to any camp setup. Don’t forget a set of trunk straps! Insert your version of forgetting batteries on mornings of holidays past…
Open a bottle of wine, sit around the fire…sit…your glamper needs a chair. We love this Helinox chair from Big Agnes. The jungalow feel is on point. And speaking of wine, or cocktails, or hot chocolate, the United by Blue Nightfall Enamel Tumbler is adorable and a great gift for friends and coworkers.
While glampers can be known to overpack on occasion, everyone can use a Sea to Summit Laundry Bag. These are great for keeping your used, dirty clothes separate from the fresh stuff.
Do you know someone who is constantly searching for that perfect balance between work and play? It is incredible how they can converse about budgets and sales goals with a seamless transition into climbing grades and elevation gains. We feel it. We know that work is important, but we also know that there is no better feeling than trading the fluorescent office lights for a little vitamin D. While loving your job is not a crime, not having the gear to transition outside might as well be.We created this gift guide in the spirit of duplicity. Surprise your weekend warrior with a few gifts this season that we think are perfect both for outside adventures and in the workplace.
I don’t know about your office, but ours is ALWAYS cold. Here at the Coop we live in our Arc’teryx Atom LT jackets. They are the perfect outer layer for chilly office environments and are indispensable when outside. Packable, warm, and easy to layer with – these jackets will keep you cozy in just about any setting.
Socks are essential to office life and have the ability to make or break a hike. That doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Gift these guys from Farm To Feet for the perfect new business socks, you know, for business time. Does anyone else miss Flight of the Concords? Anywho, for the ladies I would recommend a pair from Darn Tough. These knee highs would look great paired with boots in the office and then layered on top of leggings for a casual hike outside.
Your weekend warrior probably saves most of what they make in order to fund their numerous excursions. We found that meal prepping has a huge effect on savings accounts. Help them out with a few camp kitchen items that will elevate the standard brown bag lunch.
The X-Seal & Go Set from Sea to Summit is great for transporting food. Whether along the trail or from car to cubicle, the air tight seal will keep all food where it belongs (not splashing around your backpack!)
Do you have a friend that makes all of your biggest feats feel like meager accomplishments? They probably have all top of the line gear in their packs. Luckily, with these products you won’t be second guessing if your gift will hold up on your friends’ next adventure.
Smartwool makes some of the best baselayers in the business. If your friend spends most of their time in the snow, you can be sure that they need an outstanding set of baselayers. The Smartwool Merino 150 Long Sleeve is a go to in any cold weather.
The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks are the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved one who can’t get enough adventure in their life. Dry Sacks can be used for so much when you’re in the outdoors and it never hurts to have a few extra. You know, just in case.
It’s pretty likely your friend is getting benighted on most of their adventures. Make sure they can get safely back to camp with the Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp. It’s powerful, rechargeable, and reliable.