Just about everyone has the person they are willing to dig a little deeper for when it comes to gift-giving season, whether that’s a significant other, an old friend or a new member of the family. For those looking for something that’ll ring up at the register for over a Benjamin, we’ve pulled together a list of the best holiday gifts between $100 and $250. Or, if you’d rather search by interest, we have a comprehensive roundup of great gifts on our holiday gift guide.
Best Gifts Under $250
Chaco Z/1 Classic
Chaco sandals are a solid purchase to keep your feet protected while you’re heading to a dive site and back. The pull-through adjustable webbing makes fitting slightly different sized feet no big deal, and the ladder lock buckle stays put even if you get thrown through some waves.
Muc Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit
Clean your bike! It’s a pricey machine, and it requires maintenance. You can bring it to the shop for a $75 tune-up, or you can arm yourself with some basic knowledge and the tools to keep your steed sparkling and well-oiled for every ride.
Hoka One One Cavu
This lightweight trainer will become your new go-to for running, hiking, walking around town — even sled pushes. The neutral and responsive shoe features a low profile look (compared to some of Hoka One One’s sneakers). The 8.2-ounce sneaker has a four-millimeter drop. You’re sure to feel the ground throughout each step.
Oakley Frogskins Lite
In the eighties, Oakley created the Frogskins, its first lifestyle sunglasses, and asserted that its eyewear wouldn’t just be about sport. But the shades, which have endured through the decades, contain all of Oakley’s up-to-date performance optics to supply more clarity and contrast in shifting light conditions.
Onnit Ballistic Medicine Balls
Medicine balls can be found in weight rooms across the country. Slams, throws, V-ups, twists and overhead presses are just a few of the ways you can use one. It helps challenge your core and increase power through explosive movements. The Onnit Ballistic Medicine Balls have a high-tack surface (that’s ballistic grade) so grip is solid and the ball stays spherical for many years. Pick from a 10, 15 or 20-pound ball.
RYU Core Crew
This sweatshirt goes from the gym to the brewery thanks to its minimalist look. Throw it on over gym shorts or jeans, and you look put together. The pre-washed and broken-in feel means the cotton fleece is soft and won’t shrink. If you’re looking for a layer to wear to and from the gym as well as the one sweatshirt to pack for weekend trips, this is it.
Gear Patrol x Mountain Standard Utility Glove
For our collaboration glove with Colorado-based Mountain Standard, we overlooked no detail. High-quality leather, a neoprene cuff and Primaloft insulation mean your hands stay dry, warm and stylish.
Arc’teryx Stryka Hoodie
One of our editors swears by the Arc’teryx Stryka hoodie for all of his backcountry adventures. It’s impossibly stretchy and super warm without being too warm.
Altra Lone Peak 4.0
The Lone Peak 3.5 was one of our best trail running sneakers of 2018, and the latest version provides a more durable upper and a stronger grip with MaxTrac rubber and TrailClaw. A rubber toe cap lets you clear small rocks from your path, so you never break stride. For severe weather, pair the shoes with gaiters thanks to a velcro flap at the heel and clips near the laces.
Helinox Chair Zero
While some camp chairs aren’t comfortable enough to use anywhere but camp, the Chair Zero, which weighs less than two pounds and packs down to a size that’ll fit in your backpack, is perfect for backyard hangouts and waiting in line for tickets.
Amazon Fire TV Cube
The Fire TV Cube combines the best of both worlds: it works as both a Fire TV Stick 4K and as an Echo smart speaker, so you can ask Alexa to play music or control your TV. It hooks up to a TV over HDMI-CEC, so it essentially works as a universal remote, allowing you to control many of your home’s sound system — sound bar, A/V receiver, and cable box — with your voice. With compatible A/V receivers, you’ll even be able to ask Alexa to switch your inputs and change the volume.
Note: the Fire TV Cube doesn’t have all the smart capabilities as an Echo speaker, as it can’t call anybody and it can’t sync with other Bluetooth speakers.
MAAP x Bellroy All Conditions Phone Pocket Plus
One of the beautiful things about cycling is leaving everything else behind — but even the most minimal of us need a few essentials when riding far from home. Some cash, a credit card, an ID and a phone can come in handy in a pinch, and MAAP’s collaboration with Bellroy produced an elegant way to keep these things safe from rain and sweat when in your jersey pocket.
Asics Lite-Show Winter Jacket
Sometimes the best workouts take place outside the gym. This softshell jacket keeps your internal numbers up when the temperatures start dropping below freezing. Whether it’s early morning or a late evening trip to your workout, the lite-show jacket features reflectivity in 360 degrees, so you’re sure to be seen no matter what time of day it is.
Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms
Patagonia’s Capilene Air Base Layers are constructed with a seam-free 3D knit that blends polyester and merino wool in a sweater-like pattern that’s optimized for warmth and breathability in a wide range of temperatures. Long johns have never been comfier.
No Bull Dark Denim Trainers
No Bull pairs a simple design with a high-quality and durable sneaker. A seamless upper, made from just one piece of SuperFabric, is abrasion resistant to glass, knives and even barbed wire, yet is still breathable. The outsole grips in all conditions, and the high carbon lateral and medial guards support your feet during side to side lunges and pivoting movements.
A mesh router system is a simple solution for all those “dead zones” in your house. Plus, this one by Google comes with a bunch of modern perks. Through its app you can easily monitor which devices are using your home’s wi-fi. You can quickly share wi-fi passwords. You can set specific times when devices can use wi-fi. (For instance, you can disable wi-fi after 10pm so your kids can’t play Fortnite anymore.) And you can make sure your kids aren’t watching porn or accessing violent websites. It’s like a security system for your digital home.
Olukai Nalukai Kapa Boot
The waterman can’t be barefoot all the time. Which is why they need a versatile boot that can tackle any modern adventure. Olukai’s stylish Nalukai Kapa Boot is constructed from water-resistant waxed canvas and provides a moisture-wicking microfiber lining on top of an anatomical EVA footbed. They’re the next best thing to being barefoot for any waterman.
Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave
The Nano is one of the most recognizable sneakers in CrossFit gyms. It’s also one of our best gym shoes of the year. The Flexweave upper is strong yet flexible so you can do all the power-lifting and rope climbing you want without losing grip or catching a toe.
Lezyne CNC Digital Drive Floor Pump
When you aren’t on the road, and your tires need some air, a full-sized floor pump is the best tool for the job. Lezyne’s Digital Drive swaps out the old school gauge for a digital one so that you have the most accurate readout possible.
Bern Baker EPS MIPS Helmet
For the best in safety technology, opt for a helmet with MIPS. The liner helps to reduce multidirectional impacts commonly associated with concussions. The Baker EPS offers MIPS safety while still providing plenty of style.
Jaybird X4 Wireless Headphones
Released a few months ago, the X4s are one of the best wireless headphones for running, hiking and mountain biking. They’re small, comfortable and fully waterproof (IPX7), plus you’re able to tweak the sound settings via Jaybird’s iOS or Android app.
Osprey Stratos 24 Daypack
The Stratos leaves nothing to want — outfitted with all the pockets, compression straps and access points you’d expect, but surpasses all other hiking packs with its floating mesh back panel that’s both comfy and incredibly breathable. It’s our favorite daypack for hiking, and we think everyone will agree.
Biolite CampStove 2
Unlike other camp stoves, BioLite’s uses organic fuel and a big (smoke-free) flame to prepare meals. It’s also tech-integrated — campers can charge their phones or other devices with heat-generated power, straight from the stove.
Highland Park 18 Viking Spirit
The Fallback: Can’t find our other recs but still want something more special than the typical fare? Buy this, one of the Highland Park’s core expressions. It’s highly drinkable, with notes of honey, chocolate, dark fruit and some peat for good measure.
Suggested Retail Price: $130
Ultimate Ears Boom 3
This is our pick for “best overall portable speaker of 2018.” It’s cheaper than other comparable Bluetooth speaker by JBL or Bose, and it sounds just as good or better. Additionally, it’s fully waterproof — it actually floats — and comes with play/pause button, which is a first for UE, so you can stop the music or skip tracks without having to touch your smartphone.
Tovatec Fusion 1000 Light
Even at depths of 100 meters, you can flash this light for up to three and a half hours. Recharge it after the dive so you can see everything you want deep down in the ocean. Whether you’re trying to nail the perfect shot, or see something amazing, this flashlight will do the trick.
Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 4.0
A solid pack that can hold enough water for you to continue running for miles is essential for trail runners. This easy to clip vest features a blend of mesh and nylon to keep it from getting too sweaty along your back. The front mesh pockets hold two bottles, and the back cinches down extra clothes and layers thanks to a compression bungee. There’s also a special spot just for trekking poles.
Kammok Mountain Blanket
The best outdoor blankets are also indoor blankets. Kammok’s uses a ripstop nylon shell so that it can be sat on at the park as well as a fleece backer that’s perfect for curling up on the sofa.
Aer Fit Pack 2
This Aer pack is one of our staff’s favorite work bags that doubles as a gym bag. The slim zipper down the middle streamlines all your clothing and gear. Slip your sneakers in the ventilated shoe compartment and grab your laptop out of the padded pocket and you’re ready for work.
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.
MSR Whisperlite Universal
MSR’s Whisperlite Universal is lightweight, easy to use and will burn just about any fuel — including canister fuel, white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline.
UA HOVR Phantom Connected
Not only are these really comfortable running shoes, but they’re also integrated with a chip that can track running metrics, such as pace, cadence, stride length and distance. Basically you can run without any gadgets, just your shoes, and still keep your running goals in check.
Oyuki The Pep Trigger Mitts
Oyuki designs its gloves to handle the never-ending blizzards of Hokkaido, and it worked with pro skier Pep Fujas to make something that’ll function around the world. Chances are, it’ll work anywhere the skier in your life plans to go.
Google Home Hub
Google’s tiny new smart display wears many hats. It’s a smart speaker, mini tablet and a digital picture frame (works with Google Photos) all rolled into one. For anybody using any of Google’s popular apps and web services, such as Gmail or Google Calendar, the Home Hub will be super helpful. If you just want it to play music, well it can do that too. Plus, since there’s no camera on it, you get the added peace of mind that this smart display isn’t spying on you.
Birdwell Merino Blend Hoodie
The words “luxury” and “hoodie” don’t go together often, but they do in Birdwell’s Merino-Blend Hoodie. Birdwell used a merino wool and cotton blend for its original hoodie and utilized it again for this overhauled version. It melds the comfort of cotton with wool’s hydrophobic fibers for an odor-resistant fabric that feels super soft against your skin. Every seam is carefully constructed in the US with clean link stitching for one luxurious hoodie.
Kicker Bullfrog BF100
This wireless Bluetooth speaker is waterproof enough to accompany you on a boat or to the backyard pool party. If you get more than one, you can also pair them together for a surround sound experience.
Fitbit Charge 3
Gym lovers thrive on getting the most out of their workouts. And the Fitbit Charge 3 does that with 24/7 heart rate monitoring and personalized insights to uncover trends for guidance on health and fitness goals. The screen is touch-enabled and the whole tracker is swim-proof. With all-day activity tracking, the gym lover on your list is sure to take that next step towards their fitness goal with the Fitbit Charge 3.
Zolo Liberty+ Headphones
You’re about to bump up the treadmill to hit a new high running speed when your hand grazes the wires on your headphones and out they fly. You proceed to stop the treadmill, collect them, and hop back on. It’s time to stop that. These relatively inexpensive earbuds fit great in most ears and have an impressive battery life.
TRX Original Strong System
Some days, it’s too tricky to get to the gym. So why not bring the machines to your home? With the TRX, you can make any space a gym. Secure the straps to a tree, door frame or playground set and get to work. It packs down to the size of over-ear headphones, meaning you can throw them in your carry-on bag and never miss a day. Get ready to set your core on fire with plank holds, pikes and saw moves.
Twelve South HiRise Pro
This is a practical and great-looking stand for anybody using an iMac, iMac Pro or even just an external display. And if you want to hear a little secret, rumor has it that all employees working in Cupertino use this exact same desktop stand.
Fitbit Charge 3
The modern man has plenty on his plate. The Fitbit Charge 3 makes it easier to keep tabs on fitness data with 24/7 heart rate tracking for better understanding things like calorie burn that can help to optimize workouts. Over 15 goal-based exercise modes also give real-time stats for reaching targets. With a touchscreen and water-resistance to 50m, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a perfect fitness gift.
Yeti Camino Carryall
You can spray this bag down after a long day at sea, so dump all your wet gear inside to transport home, then hang out to dry while you rinse the Yeti carryall with water. It’s large enough to hold a wetsuit, mask, fins and a dive computer, so you can keep everything in one place, then grab it right before you head out.
The North Face Snowmad 34 Pack
Backcountry skiers have a unique set of tools that they need to haul up and down remote peaks. They need backpacks designed especially for carrying a shovel and probe as well as additional layers, snacks and of course, skis.
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.
Lane Eight Trainer AD 1
When the founders of the shoe have both Adidas and Hypebeast on their resumes, you know the shoe is built to be stylish and high-performing. Lane Eight sneakers come with a full ETPU midsole (similar in appearance to the Boost technology), paired with a one-piece knit upper that’s supportive and ventilated. The TPU sidewalls help support your feet during ladders, quick feet and pivoting movements.
Jaybird Tarah Pro
The Tarah Pro are really great wireless headphones for serious runners. They have a huge 14-hour battery life and support fast charging (a five-minute charge gets you two hours of playtime). They’re water and sweat resistant (IPX7). And you can customize the EQ in all sorts of cool ways.
Nest Thermostat E
Nest makes the best and smartest thermostats you can buy. This one, the Nest Thermostat E, isn’t as new and pretty as Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Generation), but it’s more affordable and it has basically the same exact skill sets. And since it’s compatible with all the major voice assistants, it doesn’t matter if your household talks to Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa.
Hyperwear Hyper Vest Pro
A weighted vest ups the ante on your workout. Vests are sometimes used by the military to help prepare for the amount of weight they’ll use out in the field. This one is civilian-friendly. It comes standard with 10 pounds of steel weights that you can add or subtract, depending on how you feel. The side lacing adjusts to all body types and works for running, walking, hiking and more.
Smith Lowdown 2 ChromaPop Polarized Sunglasses
The wayfarer style of the Lowdown 2 is an easy-to-wear style for almost all face types and never goes out of style. The ChromaPop lens means that colors will look crisp and clear. Megol nose pads keep the sunnies in place during an intense game of beach volleyball or a run in the sand.
Powderhouse Titanium Omni-Heat 3D OutDry Boot
Winter hikers need a boot that can withstand the elements. Columbia’s Powderhouse Titanium Omni-Heat 3D OutDry Boot does that better than most with advanced thermal-reflective lining and a high-grip Michelin outsole. It’s also constructed with OutDry waterproof leather to keep feet warm and dry. The hiker on your list can stay on the trail all winter long with the Powderhouse Titanium Boot.
Jabra Elite 65t
The Elite 65t might be the best true wireless earbuds for anybody working in an office setting. They fit snug and sound good, but more importantly they are built with more microphones than most other earbuds and are fantastic for taking calls.
100% S2 Sunglasses
100%’s S2 is the perfect cross between lifestyle and on-trail performance. The frames are comfortable, the styling is on point and if you opt for the HiPer lens, you’re getting some of the highest quality optics out there.
Alba Optics Delta Sunglasses
Alba Optics’ Delta sunglasses are equal parts retro and contemporary. In shape, they’re reminiscent of styles that shielded the eyes of tour champions during the eighties and nineties, but their nylon and carbon fiber frames are futuristically lightweight and durable while scratch-resistant lenses cut wind and glare. Performance has never been this stylish.
Rega Fono Mini A2D
It’s not uncommon for some older or entry-level turntables to not come with built-in phono stage, which is a problem because you really need one to amplify the signal from your turntable so that it sounds good on your sound system. And this is one of the best phono stages you can get, on a budget or otherwise. It also comes with a USB output so you can digitize your records.
Nike ACG Ruckle Ridge Boot
Following trends set by other outdoor companies, Nike’s crossover hiking boot is aimed more at the urban adventurer than the hardcore outdoorsman. It’s perfectly suitable for light hiking and will draw jealous stares from sneakerheads around town.
Outdoor workouts need a soundtrack. Blast the Ultimate Ears Megaboom, or carry it with you on group runs and you’re sure to attract a crowd. The battery lasts for up to 20 hours, and it’s a breeze to connect more than one.
Lacie Rugged Hard Drive
For any creative on the move, they need an external harddrive to backup and store their photos, videos, music and other files. And they need one that can handle a drop. Traveling can be hazardous, after-all. This one is just that, plus it works with USB-C, so it’ll work seamlessly with a new MacBook Pro or other USB-C latoptop.
Grovemade Walnut Desk Shelf
Because everything in your desktop setup deserves its own space. There needs to be separation — room to breath — and this shelf helps with just that. Not only can it help eliminate clutter, but it also provides enough space to house a pair of bookshelf speakers on either side of your monitor or computer. Finally, it’s pretty. It’s an elegant combination of American Walnut wood, aluminum and Merino wool felt.
Rivendell Mountain Works Mariposa Summit Pack
City dwellers have to give style as much consideration as technical features when choosing a backpack. Rivendell’s core hiker following runs deep but its Mariposa isn’t too much function for everyday use. Plus, it’s sure to stand out from the crowd of commonly-found big brand bags.
Bertucci A4-T Aero Watch
Bertucci’s watches are built for the outdoorsman. The titanium case, scratch-resistant mineral crystal and Swiss-made quartz movement make this watch nearly indestructible. Best of all? It’s a steal at less than $200.
Jabra Elite Active Earbuds
Whether you listen to Spotify, podcasts or even your workout through headphones, you need a pair that moves with you. The Jabra Elite Active Earbuds stay put through high intensity workouts thanks to multiple different types of ear attachments. Once the battery reads low, pop the earbuds into the charging case for 15-minutes to get a one and a half hour charge. The case itself will power the earbuds for up to 15 total hours of playback. Alexa, Siri and Google assistant also respond to your prompts, so if you get lost on a long run, just make sure to ask the right one for directions.
Goldwin Hooded Pullover Shirt
For those chilly beach mornings that turn into beautiful sunny afternoons, this lightweight polyester hoodie is an easy pick. It’s made in Japan, and the reinforced seams and water-repellency are sturdy enough for whatever island weather throws at you.
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.
Killspencer Desk Mat
Made of natural leather and denser than most other desk mats, this will definitely add premium flare to any workstation, which, in the end, is what anybody wants to complement their really nice audio setup.
District Vision Nako
At just 22 grams, these lightweight sunglasses are ideal for dawn and dusk runs. The Black Rose lens will help illuminate your path and the adjustable hypoallergenic rubber nose pads and temple tips keep them in place. There’s nothing worse than sunnies that slip during exercise. No detail goes unnoticed here.
VKTRY Performance Insoles
Every athlete wants the ability to run faster and jump higher. And VKTRY Gear’s Performance Insoles provide that edge with a patented carbon fiber design that returns the energy an athlete generates. Scientifically proven to increase explosiveness by +9.3 percent, these insoles are a winner this holiday season.
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Bose SoundSport Free
A lot of people like Bose headphones and for good reason: they make excellent speakers and headphones, and they’ve been doing so for year. And any of those people will surely like the company’s true wireless earbuds. They carry the same solid sound signature as the company’s other audio products, and are really comfortable. They’re also water- and sweat-resistant, so they’re safe to take on runs or to the gym.
RMU Core Pack
RMU’s Core Pack is an excellent backcountry pack, but it also functions well as a carry on bag. It has 35 liters of space with plenty of organizational pockets for odds and ends.
Stryd is the first wearable for runners that measures power, which is arguably the second-most important metric (other than heart rate) that competitive runners care about. Power lets runners know the intensity of their training, and thus allows them make quick improvements to their workouts without overtraining. Knowing their power also helps them identify inefficiencies in form, technique and muscle strength — basically it helps them get faster. (For more information, read this article as three-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander explains why power matters.)
The Sonos One is essentially a better-sounding Amazon Echo that can also be integrated in an multi-room system with other Sonos speakers. Whether its the first Sonos speaker in somebody’s home, or one of many, the Sonos One is undeniably a terrific gift.
Meridian Explorer 2
We’ve got a couple of these headphone amps floating around the Gear Patrol office. They support sample rates up to 24-bit/192kHz and have a second line-out jack in case you want to hook it up to a stereo amp instead of plugging it into your headphones. A nerdy feature: because it uses your Mac’s or PC’s potentiometer, you can control your music volume from your keyboard. And that’s nice.
Mophie Powerstation USB-C 3XL
This beautiful beast has a 26,000mAh capacity and is powerful enough to charge any of the latest MacBook Pros or MacBook Airs. It has a dedicated 45-watt USB-C input port so you can recharge it quickly. Plus, you can use the same charger you use with your laptop, so you don’t need to travel with all those extra cords.
Whether you’re car camping or huddling up in the backyard to roast some marshmallows, Biolite’s FirePit is a dependable alternative to a ring of stones. It does a fantastic job at mimicking an actual fire pit but makes it portable in a way that no other product has before.
POC Obex SPIN Helmet
POC’s latest safety tech is called SPIN, and it consists of a series of gel-like pads that comfortably line the inside of a helmet and help negate the effects of multi-directional impacts. It’s best applied in the Obex — the little skull protectors are barely noticeable.
UE MegaBoom 3
This is probably the best-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy. And it’s more affordable than equally-sized options by Bose and JBL. This new model adds a “magic” button right on the speaker, which older models lacked, so you don’t have to get out your phone to play/pause and skip tracks.
The Hauser 10L Hydration Pack From Mission Workshop
Keeping hydrated is just as important for the weekend warrior as any other athlete. But The Hauser Hydration Pack from Mission Workshop presents a comfortable, durable pack that is more than simply a hydration vessel. It’s completely weatherproof and offers plenty of exterior pockets for keeping gear safe yet easily accessible. And with a perforated back panel and shoulder straps, it’ll remain comfy at all times.
De Marchi Replica 1970 Cinelli Jersey
Jersey collecting isn’t just for football and basketball fans. This replica of the first jersey that Cinelli sold in the United States back in 1970 is tastefully-retro, but with merino wool and acrylic fabric and five pockets, it also performs.
POC Tectal Race Helmet
POC’s Tectal Race mountain bike helmet was one of the brand’s first helmets to feature its new SPiN technology. SPiN consists of a handful of rubbery pads that line the inside of the helmet. In the event of a crash, the pads help to reduce rotational forces that are often associated with concussions. In addition to the safety features, the Tectal Race looks badass and is ultra-comfortable.
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.
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.
Desmond & Dempsey Brushed Cotton Jersey Robe
The contrasting navy and teal design on this Desmond & Dempsey patterned robe oozes sophistication, making for a piece that seems would feel right at home among Bruce Wayne’s finest wares.
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.
August Smart Lock Pro
This smart lock fits directly on your door’s existing deadbolt – you can still use your old keys to unlock the door if you want – and it’ll automatically unlock the door as you approach and then lock behind you (so long as your phone is on your person). If you also buy the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge ($70), you’ll be able to lock and unlock the door remotely, say if you’re at the office and your wife or kids can’t get in. And since it works with all the popular voice assistants – including Siri (HomeKit), Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa – you’ll be able to lock and unlock the door with your voice (if you have Bridge).
HAY Sonos One Limited Edition
The only difference from the Sonos One, the company’s small Alexa-enabled speaker, is that these special edition models are available in more colors than just black or white. There’s yellow, grey, pink, green and red. Even though they’re more expensive (and sound the same), these Sonos One speakers are a neat and fun way to add more flair to your home decor.
Naglev Unico Hiker
Born in the Alps, the Unico brings the heritage of hiking together with contemporary materials in one high-performing trail shoe. It has an upper made of a single piece of durable Kevlar fabric and contains a sock-like wool liner for a conforming fit. It’s as tough as hiking footwear comes.
Db Equipment Douchebag Snow Roller Ski Bag
Despite its name, this ski bag is no joke. It can fit two pairs of skis along with lots of other gear and uses a unique strap system that converts its volume to fit ski lengths as long as 205 centimeters. Best of all, it rolls up into a compact bundle that’ll fit comfortably in a closet or under a bed when ski season ends.
Scribe Labs Runscribe Plus
RunScribe is a more sophisticated (and more expensive) system than Stryd, as it provides more data. It tracks a bunch of metrics, including efficiency, shock, symmetry and power. It works with both iOS and Android, and is compatible with most Garmin smartwatches.
Audioengine A2+ Computer Speakers
Look no further for great desktop speakers. Sure, you can get bigger and louder speakers, which is partly why Audioengine makes the A5+ Wireless speakers, but, for their size the A2+ speakers are amazing. They plug into your computer via USB, have an integrated DAC with high-res listening, and an output for a subwoofer, in case you really want to your system to thunder.
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.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the next wave of 21st-century technology. And Anki’s Vector provides insight into what that could look like. The home robot is a friendly little guy who brings some pizzazz to your space while providing the weather or answering questions. A forthcoming integration with Amazon’s Alexa means Vector could become the congenial smart hub perfect for any techie’s home.
Russell’s Reserve 2002
These days, Wild Turkey’s perhaps better known for affordable bourbon and an affiliation with Matthew McConaughey than its range of premium whiskey, but this expression from Russel’s Reserve (a sub-brand of Wild Turkey) is something else. It’s a non-chill filtered bourbon, meaning it still carries some of the fatty acids known to make whiskey cloudy when served over ice (some people think they actually help the flavor when preserved), and it’s bottled at barrel proof — two relatively rare things in the world of whiskey, and not often paired.
Suggested Retail Price: $250