Adventurers take risks in the pursuit of their passions, embarking on journeys that require grit and resourcefulness. They need gear that will not fail them in critical moments. So the gifts you get for the adventurers in your life carry a different kind of magnitude. These gifts need to focus on utility, purpose and durability. And a curated list of these sorts of items, all available from Huckberry, is a great place to start.
Danner Vertigo 917 Boot
For decades, Danner has designed the best hiking boots around. And the company drew on that wealth of experience to build something with the urban explorer in mind. The Vertigo 917 is outfitted with all the technical details that make Danner’s trail boots popular, but offers a lightweight sole and twin gores for easy on-and-off. The Vertigo is as ready for the city streets as it is for the far-yonder mountainside.
Proof Heatseeker Flannel
The Heatseeker Flannel is where performance meets extreme comfort. Constructed from a brushed thermo-regulating fabric, it keeps body temperature in check similar to the way merino wool does. While it might look like your favorite flannel, it’s softer and packs a technical punch, making for a mid-layer any adventurer would wear on a hike.
Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket
Tough, timeless and made in the USA, this jacket is constructed with a waxed and weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth that only gets better with age. Unlike most other waxed truckers on the market, this jacket is soft out of the box and can be worn with just a tee underneath due to the comfortable blanket lining. For the price, you simply can’t beat the quality, construction and versatility of this bad boy.
Flint and Tinder 10-Year Crew
Flint and Tinder’s 10-Year Crew is a truly American product, passing through the hands of 20+ American workers to become one heck of a sweatshirt by the time it gets to you. The uncompromising design starts with a beefy 23oz. fleece from South Carolina that is expertly cut, sewn together and comfort-washed in Los Angeles for a premium sweatshirt that’ll last through every expedition.
Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket
Howler Brothers’ clothing honors the soul, passion and timeless style of sporting goods past. Those iconic silhouettes and designs are then updated to fit the modern explorer’s needs with the best of today’s technology. The Merlin is a hearty cold-weather layer that’s insulated to keep the core nice and toasty, whether you wear it as a standalone jacket or under a weatherproof storm shell.
Evergoods CPL24 Backpack
The CPL 24 is designed for the city but still features the comfort, access and durability demanded by tough outdoor gear. Perfect for any adventurer’s commute or just running errands around town, it’s an undercover workhorse that’s comfortable for all-day carry. With an ergonomic fit and versatile good looks, it’s designed for staying on the move with all your gear securely stowed away, no matter how deep into the urban jungle you go.
Arcade YOSAR Guide Belt
The fearless members of Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) save an average of 236 lives every year in Yosemite National Park. They rappel, climb or just plain run into dangerous situations without a second thought, in the name of saving the lives of others. To commemorate their bravery and continued service, Huckberry teamed up with Arcade Belts on an exclusive collection to help fund YOSAR’s rescue and safety efforts in the park (10-percent of each sale goes to YOSAR).
The Solo First Aid Kit
MyMedic was born from a simple question: “What if the tools required to save a life were made to be simple, accessible and affordable?” MyMedic first aid kits are specifically designed to help everyday people save lives in specific situations in the outdoors. Each one comes packed in a super durable carrying case that’s built to take a beating, keep first aid supplies safe from the elements and make everything accessible at a moment’s notice.
The Mehlville by The James Brand
The Mehlville carabiner, like everything else The James Brand makes, is an exercise in precision design and flawless execution. This base piece for your small EDC is carved from a solid block of sturdy 6061 aluminum, with hinge action so sweet it’s reminiscent of flipping open your favorite blade.
Field Notes Expedition Notebooks
Notebooks are really one of those things in life — what you put into them determines what you get out of them. Whether it’s a grocery list, a journal entry or a quick note for later, having a place to write things down is a crucial part of the adventurer’s life on the go. So grab a few of these US-made notebooks for your favorite adventurer and watch how fast they get filled up.
Nemo Equipment Galaxi 2P Tent
Nemo’s mission with the Galaxi tent was to make Nemo quality and innovation available to customers of all experience levels and budgets. Whether it’s your first overnight hike or you’re a seasoned veteran, this tent will provide the shelter you need. The Galaxi features a suite of great fabrics and hardware in an intuitive tent design, with a few unique embellishments to set it apart and deliver the true Nemo camp experience.
OtterBox Venture 45 Hard Cooler
OtterBox’s coolers are adaptable and ready for action for everything from a chartered fishing trip to a weekend in the woods. Built to last and backed up by a lifetime guarantee, the Venture 45 is a worry-free ice box to keep provisions cool during weekend trips in the outdoors. Take our word for it: it’s an understatement when we say this cooler means business.
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Black Diamond has been dedicated to developing and manufacturing the best in outdoor gear since 1957. The Spot headlamp is a versatile, fully waterproof headlamp that excels at everything from late-night tent lighting to rappelling missions in the dark. You can’t go wrong with this trusty headlamp.
BioLite FirePit + Solar Cover Bundle
Adjustable intensity, cooking capabilities with two different fuel sources, portability — it even charges phones in a pinch. The list of features for the BioLite FirePit can go on and on. The bottom line: this is the most engineered and advanced fire pit you’ll ever encounter. Yet BioLite somehow managed to keep it simple: insert wood, light a fire, and turn on the fan for the warmth of a wood campfire without the smoke of one.
Hailing from Denmark — a country that knows a thing or two about how to stay cozy when it’s cold outside — Glerups are a favorite of anyone who’s had the good fortune of trying them. Each pair is handcrafted from toasty 100-percent pure, natural wool, which naturally wicks moisture from your feet so they’re always warm and dry.
Santa Fe Stoneworks Black Mammoth Tooth + Turquiose Vein Damascus Knife
Huckberry teamed up with Santa Fe Stoneworks for these exclusive knives, featuring mammoth tusk recovered from the icy depths of the North Sea. Around 15,000 years of fossilizing under the icy waters leaves these tusks with incredible, one-of-a-kind coloration. The polished tusk accented by elegant Sonoran turquoise veins elevates these small utility knives from handsome everyday carry items to unique works of art.
Bellroy Hide & Seek RFID Wallet
The Hide & Seek Wallet is a natural starting point for those looking to slim their pocket bulge. It’s conventional, yet loaded with hidden features and compartments that will whisk away your extra bulk. Cut from premium vegetable-tanned cow leather, it’ll protect bills and plastic for years to come. This version of the Hide & Seek sports an RFID-blocking upgrade that protects your personal information contained in identification cards, passports and smart credit or debit cards.
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