Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Blog on a Log

Nine Gift Ideas for Guys

Men can be so hard to buy for...Save yourself some December headache by picking up a present sure to put a smile on his face on Christmas morning!  Whether you're looking for the perfect present for your dad, brother, boyfriend, or best guy pal, we've got nine great gift ideas for the outdoorsy men in your life this season.

Patagonia Travel Belt

No one enjoys wearing a bulky moneybelt under their pants.  If your guy is a traveler (or just likes a secure pocket when walking through crowds or hitting the bar) this belt is a great one-of-a-kind item.  The heavy duty webbing hides a zippered, 19-inch pocket perfect for storing emergency cash, a spare key, or a copy of your passport.  Features a no-slip forged aluminum buckle.

GSI Glacier Stainless Steel Leather Flask

The rugged durability of stainless steel meets leather styling in this timeless flask from GSI.  Stainless steel is flavour-free, so Dad's beverage of choice won't have any unwanted aftertaste.  And with a classic leather look, he'll be fielding compliments for years to come.  A great investment piece that's both stylish and practical.

Goal Zero Rock Out Portable Speaker

Fishing in the boat, riding in a golf cart, or biking down a mountain trail - whatever he's getting up to, he can take his tunes along for the ride with the rugged, portable and--best of all--rechargeable Rock Out speaker.  The built-in lithium battery recharges via USB and lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge, and the wooden sound box and bass booster technology deliver a full range of high quality sound while standing up to a beating without batting an eye.  Pair it with a Goal Zero solar panel for an eco-friendly music experience that never needs charging!

Smartwool Ridgeway Glove

It's time dad's old hockey gloves got an upgrade! The Ridgeway glove features a durable leather exterior with reinforced double layered thumb and index finger. The lining is warm, terry-loop wool/nylon for warmth and comfort. A warm, classic choice that will keep his hands warm for years to come.

Gibbon Classic Slackline

Perfect for the guy who loves a challenge! Slacklining is a fun, low cost sport that's quick to set up, requires no training, and is addictive fun for any age (at one staff party we had users from age 3 to 60 spending all evening insisting they just had to have "one more go"!).  Give him everything he needs to get started with a Gibbon slacklining kit.

The North Face Base Camp Duffel

This is not your average duffel bag.  Watch the luggage carousel at any airport and you'll see this bomber expedition duffel being collected by explorers from around the world. Check your neighbour's canoe, and it just might be keeping their gear nice and dry.  Designed with tough and durable waterproof PVC fabric, this resilient bag is tough enough to be roughed around in-flight or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, so he can use it on a weekend excursion or an epic expedition.

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater

Keep him warm with a rugged Better Sweater, which shifts from wood hauling to winter hiking to Christmas get-together without batting an eye.  The versatile design features a warm fleecy interior and a smooth heathered sweater-knit face for a polished look that's still cozy as can be.  Works as both a mid or outer layer.

Atlas Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is a great winter sport that requires no training and very little gear.  Strap on some shoes, dress for the weather, and get out to see all that winter has to offer!  Modern designs feature lightweight aluminum frames, slimmer styling and heavy-duty crampons to keep your grip.  Great for dog walkers, hikers, and anyone who likes to get out to enjoy the winter season, minus a booter or two!

Patagonia Men's Wanaka Down Jacket

For a gift that keeps on giving all winter long, try the sleek, urban look of the Wanaka Down Jacket.  Your guy will battle through whatever mother nature can throw at him with a combination of waterproof 2-layer polyester shell for durability, and ultra-insulative 600-fill premium goose down to stop bone-chilling temperatures.  The multifunctional collar design was inspired by vintage army jackets, flipping upright and snapping closed to seal out buffeting winds so he'll stay warm and dry all winter long.