The Ultimate Gift Guide for Him

Get him Better Footing

Altra Desert Boot | Utah-based ultrarunning brand Altra put the same roomy Footshape toe box and springy ZeroDrop sole it uses in technical runners in this casual kick. The result is a perfect dude shoe: comfy, easy to slip on and off and quite durable. $120:


Keep Him Warm

Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka

Before you freak out over the price tag, consider that Patagonia is a company your Bernie Bro boy would be proud of—the B Corp must legally prioritize social and environmental good over profits. And the pure performance of this super-warm puffy is worth it: The water-resistant down can withstand the worst weather on Earth. $899;


Booze Him Up

TinCup | Here’s some advice: You can never go wrong when you give him whiskey. But you will earn extra cool points here. TINCUP founder and Colorado man’s man Jess Graber is the kind of guy you want to sip it with. He ran a construction company, rode rodeo, made a go as a countryfolk star and and fought fires before he focused on crafting this fine bourbon-style blend. $29;


Channel his Inner Ninja

Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit

So you found his stash of X Men comics and Bruce Lee DVDs? Take solace in Woolverino, Airblaster’s fast-drying and sustainbale blend of Merino and Tencel fabric that can withstand his exploits on the hill. $120;


Fat is Hot

Reeb Reebdonkadonk ABT

Fat is definitely sexy these days when it comes to bikes, and the honking, American-steele-frame Reebdonkadonk can handle everything from snow to loose rock and sand. Plus, it’s made by local Lyons-based brewers (and bike geeks) Oskar Blues. $2,900 and up;


Give him Good Jeans

Ortovox Merino Black Sheep Denim

You may know Ortovox as a brand that builds avalanche transcievers. You may not know it also makes these hip climbing pants. He can wear them day-to-day but when he’s ready for action, there’s a Cordura-merino-and-Lycra stretch insert in the crotch and built-in chalk bag holder. $229;


Fleece Him

Iron and Resin Peak Pullover Fleece | SoCal brand Iron and Resin hits just the right pose when it comes to crossing Harley cool with outdoor style. This warm pullover can go everywhere from hut trips to concerts at Red Rocks to the open road. $80;



Vapium Summit plus | Nothing says “I love you, honey” like a vape. Well, at least for some dudes. The weather-resistant Summit Plus keeps things on the downlow when he’s outdoors and the heating elements in it can be controlled with a nifty smart phone app. $150;


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