Gear Essentials : Part 2


As the days dwindle we hope that these staff favorites will help you fulfill all your gift giving needs! Today, we highlight picks for outdoor explorers, music lovers, those who love to cook, run, and those who love to document it all. Hope you enjoy!


Adam's Picks


Crosley Musician turntable     ($169.95)

"After a long day at the office, the first thing I do when I get home  – even before pouring a stiff beverage – is put on some vinyl. If I got a new record player, this would atop my list."                                            


"Grilling outdoors in winter isn't exactly comfortable. Here's how I try to make sure I get my meat right." 



"Running at this time of year is way too painful on the extremities. These help ... a lot." Keeping good gloves on your person is essential in the wintertime.                                                           

Lucy's Picks


Ricoh GR 16.2 MP Digital Camera ($546.95)

"Jesse always has this camera with him when we go on our research trips. I've been dreaming about it ever since he brought it rock climbing in North Carolina." Something in between a cell phone and a SLR is perfect for travel and keeping track of your favorite moments with the quality shots they deserve.                                                                                             

Rite in the Rain Pocket NOtebook               ($6.48)

"I bought one of these on a whim a few years ago and it's proven to be so much more useful than I ever would have thought!"  All Rite in the Rain books are made with waterproof paper.

Coleman 4-Person Evanston Tent with Screened Porch Canopy ($109.99)

"My cousin and I borrowed this tent from a friend when we did a week at Yosemite and it was perfect. It fit the two of us, all of our gear, and had room to spare. The vestibule was perfect for changing in and out of shoes. My cousin acquired one the day we got back for herself."


Jesse's Picks


Collapsible Coffee Drip                 ($29.95)

Extra useful for a fresh brew on the go where ever you favor your morning coffee. Collapses flat and is ready to go for a pour over at any time!                                                                       

PATAGONIA MEN'S ULTRALIGHT DOWN JACKET                               ($299)

When you see how light weight this jacket is, you won't believe its capable of keeping you warm--but it certainly can! It packs down to a surprisingly small size too.

Mountain Light Danner Boot ($360.00)

"Introduced back in 1979, Danner bootmakers build the new model to the exact same specs as the original, down to the color of the full-grain leather and the embossed Danner logo." 


Check in for more staff picks throughout the holiday season!