The Luddite

Nov 9, 2007
Outside Magazine
2007 Gift Guide

   Photo: Photos by Nigel Cox

Left: When Eddy Merckx dominated cycling, he wore a short-sleeved wool jersey just like the Molteni Arcore ($138; To honor the best surfer in the world, Arbor created the Kelly Slater Series of special-edition skateboards (from $230; You'll find renowned American landscape photographer Frank Gohlke's most arresting images in Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke ($35; Roll up the Mulholland Brothers Travel Backgammon Set's leather board and take it on the road ($78; Hand-forged in Sweden, the Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is the perfect size (19 inches long) for car-camping or canoeing trips ($93; Simple's Toekyo shoes are made mostly from bamboo and organic cotton ($90;

Right: Westcomb's merino Pinnacle Pullover does double duty: The midlayer wicks moisture like a champ in the field but won't blow your cover on a first date ($140; Carhartt's winterized Cordura Front Work Dungarees are reinforced with virtually indestructible Cordura nylon ($60; The midwesterner on your list will love the lumberjack plaid of Columbia's Rogue Plaid Fleece Jacket ($80; Invented in 1903 by the company's namesake, a locomotive engineer tired of having his hat blow off in high winds, Stormy Kromer's snug-fitting woolen Original Cap has a funky, pull-down-earflap design ($30; Take aim: The classic Sling Shot from bag maker Jack Spade has a Wisconsin-pine handle, suede pouch, and sturdy rubber bands ($50;

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