Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the outdoor adventurer

From the November 24, 2011 edition



Men’s Sawyers Creek Softshell by Columbia, $140

Buy it: Clintonville Outfitters

Columbia’s new Omni-Heat technology promises to make breathable liners up to 20 percent warmer. Try it in this beautiful shell that’s a good thickness to wear layered this season or alone in spring.

2869 N. High St., Clintonville 614-447-8902



Origins by Stem Footwear, $90

Buy it: Clintonville Outfitters

Want a barefoot-walking experience without those kicks with the alien-looking individual toes? Grab a pair of men’s or women’s Origins, which are breathable, collapsible, comfortable and extremely light. A great shoe for light hiking and tropic travel.

2869 N. High St., Clintonville 614-447-8902



Mini M.U.L.E. by CamelBak, $45

Buy it: The Outdoor Source

Outdoor gear for kids is often crappy, so it’s nice to see a quality hydration daypack designed for younger adventurers. Like other CamelBak models, this one’s got handy pockets and loops for gear.

3124 Kingsdale Plaza, Upper Arlington 614-457-3620



Compack Chair by Therm-a-Rest, $45

Buy it: The Outdoor Source

This kit transforms a 20-inch camping mattress into a comfy seat. It’s easy to use and weighs only six ounces, so it’s perfect for the trail. And it beats plopping down on an old campfire log.

3124 Kingsdale Plaza, Upper Arlington 614-457-3620



Men’s Montana gloves by The North Face, $60

Buy it: The North Face

Everything about this soft, well-insulated hand candy bears North Face’s innovative ethos. Two adjustable closure points protect skin from wind, water and cold, and a small squeegee sewn onto the left thumb clears glasses or goggles with ease.

4025 Gramercy St., Easton 614-337-1147