Gift Guide: The Great Outdoors

The MegaWarm Jacket (available in men’s and women’s sizing) is the warmest coat in the world, with a CLO (a measure for thermal insulation that an article of clothing provides) of 9.25—the highest rating of any jacket. With LifeLabs’ innovative WarmLife proprietary technology, this garment not only reflects 100% of a wearer’s body heat back to them, but it’s also fully weatherproof, light and breathable thanks to …

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In collaboration with French illustrator Marylou Faure, the playful brand Art of Ping Pong created Blossom, a whimsical paddle in line with Faure’s cheeky and colorful graphics. The paddle, carved from FSC certified Ebiara wood, features different floral patterns on each face and a concave handle. Paired with the Blossom ball and ZigZiag Blossom convertible table, this paddle completes a spirited, joyous table tennis set. …

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Comprising the first book dedicated to Africa’s surf culture, AFROSURF, a sticker set and Mami Wata’s Rose Street 2.0 shirt, the The AFROSURF Gift Set is a vibrant collection of items. The book—packed with over 50 essays, photographs, poems and thought pieces—provides a comprehensive look into the spirit of surfing throughout Africa. This spirit is also imbued in the cotton shirt (available in size XS …

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Professional-grade Hypervolt 2 Pro—Hyperice’s strongest percussion massage device—offers five variable speeds and automated speed adjustment through Bluetooth connection to their app, which also features guided routines from top athletes, for warm-up and recovery. Thanks to a brushless high-torque 90W motor and Hyperice’s patented pressure-sensor technology, this powerful device provides deep relief to stiff muscles quickly and effectively.

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Ultra-Soft Swim Fins

$80

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From Yucca Fins, these flippers have been designed by Sean Starky and crafted from premium, natural gum rubber that’s super-flexible, soft and provides extra comfort. The longer rails contribute to better water channeling, while the tie-dye design means they stand out. Available in size XS to 3XL, these swim fins are for anybody who wants to swim or paddle for longer and further but they …

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Chance’s Bloom Basketball—a vibrant lilac, covered in large multicolored flowers—recalls the blossoming of spring and the beauty of growth over perfection. While eye-catching, it’s more than a positive prompt and is made from premium rubber material intended for indoor or outdoor use. Its pebble pattern offers stronger grip control and a Butyl bladder locks in air, ensuring optimal ball pressure and consistent bounce.

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Dekkan Sneakers

$130

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Eco-conscious running shoe brand Veja and Italian footwear innovator Vibram worked together on the Dekkan, a water-resistant sneaker that’s great for hiking. Vibram developed a new sole made from Amazon rubber and rice waste to honor Veja’s mission to make products with the lowest planetary impact possible. The lightweight recycled polyester upper also ensures they’re very packable as well. Available in many colorways, we love this “Concrete …

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Winter hiking pants—often too warm or not warm enough—are difficult to get right. But Icelandic label 66°North’s Laki pants are a perfect expression of the brand’s technical knowhow and design capabilities. Polartec Alpha insulation services the large muscle groups and Polartec Power Shield Pro supports venting and movement where you need it. Though perfect for a winter hike, they’re stylish enough to hold up on …

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San Francisco-based Park Life celebrates art and design through curated and original products in their store as well as contemporary exhibitions at their gallery. From their own line comes a cotton twill, six-panel hat in forest green that features “Sports” emblazoned in white across the front—a playful, noncommittal celebration of physical activities.

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From POW Gloves comes the high-performing and long-lasting Empress GTX Mitt—extremely durable, windproof and waterproof mittens that protect during harsh weather. Made with GORE-TEX technology, grade-A goatskin leather, premium anti-pill micro-fleece and Thinsulate, these mitts champion functionality. Available in six colors—black, popcorn, angora, tortoise shell, jade and auburn—they come with a wrist leash for handy carrying in between slopes.

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Brown + Black Trancoso Beach Bat Set

$161

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Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese, Frescobol Carioca crafts artisanal sports equipment that honors Brazilian beach culture and the popular regional sport frescobol (aka beach tennis). Their bats—including this brown and black set—are all handmade using off-cut wood from Brazil’s furniture industry. Not only are the bats crafted to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, but they are also made with function in …

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