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    Crappy socks make a crappy gift, but a colorful pair like Stance’s cashmere Bradfords ($26) are a hit every time.

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    Vapur’s flexible one-liter Element bottle ($12) is perfect for adventure travel—when empty, it rolls up to the size of a banana.

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    Alite’s Twig Pod ($28) makes self-portraits easier. The collapsible monopod has a spike at one end, so you can plant it in the ground and let your camera snap the pic.

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    GSI Outdoors’s titanium Kung Foon ($17; gsioutdoors.com) is the new king of backcountry cutlery. Use the spork and rosewood chopsticks separately, or insert the sticks into the handle for easy stirring and scooping.

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    Smell like the forest in a good way with Juniper Ridge’s organic bar soaps ($10). Each is infused with ingredients straight from the mountains and deserts of the West—sage, cedar, and, yep, pine sap.

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    Ever drop your car keys in the drink? Commemorate the experience, and countless other moments of stupidity, with Demerit Wear badges ($4). There are over 200 to choose from.

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    Can’t afford a new 29er for the cyclist in your life? Upgrade their gloves instead. Specialized’s LoDowns ($25) are full fingered and snug fitting.

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    The Pro Cycling Challenge has fast become one of the key bike races in the U.S. Throw a frame around Endurance Conspiracy’s commemorative Ronde van Colorado lithograph ($15) for a handsome piece of home, office, or workbench art.

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    That person on your list who’s always mixing fancy drinks is sure to dig Midnight Moon whiskey ($25), distilled in North Carolina and available in seven flavors.

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    Your sister might hate the Original Tree Swing Old Fashioned slingshot ($22), but we guarantee your nephew won’t.

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    A buff isn’t quite a hat, a scarf, or a neck warmer—it’s a combination of all three. And Stio’s Original ($25), from Jackson, Wyoming’s newest apparel company, is the best-looking one we’ve found.

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    It’s hard to go wrong with a good pair of ski socks. Icebreaker’s merino wool Ski Lite Over the Calf ($21) are made with a touch of quick-drying Lycra and are as soft as kittens.

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    Not everybody wants their multitool strapped to their belt. Kaufmann Mercantile’s EDC kit ($44), packs the basics— two screwdrivers, tweezers, waterproof lighter, and mandatory bottle opener—onto a handy key ring.

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    With a one-piece steel blade and shaftEstwing’s Camper’s axe ($59) stays true to the formula—simple design, high quality—that has defined the company for nearly a century. It also wrapped the handle in vinyl, dampening impact and making wood splitting easier on the joints.

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    The Estwing Mako Ti bike tool ($40) comes with five box and two spoke wrenches in a package the size of a pack of gum, so it can be stuffed into a jersey pocket when the CamelBak stays home.

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    Gerber’s Bear Grylls Grandfather knife ($32) pays homage to a simple truth: if it worked then, it’ll work now. The tools include a blade, corkscrew, screwdrivers, and file—the same stuff Grylls’s grandfather carried in his knife during World War II.

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    Culinary types will appreciate Snow Peak’s two-in-one Chopping Board Set ($40). The nine-inch stainless-steel chef’s knife comes with a packable cutting board (not shown) that includes a hidden compartment for the knife.

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    Gaiam’s Textured foam roller ($30) is the poor man’s masseuse, a foot-long cylinder with a honeycomb pattern that, when rolled against fatigued muscles, works out the sorest spots.

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    Finding the right buy for a boss or brother-in-law can be tricky. Subtle and classy, Apolis’s leather card holder ($34) solves that problem handily.

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    Stonz Original Versatile booties ($40) are water-resistant, slip over tiny feet, and stay in place with an adjustable cinch cord. For kids three and up.

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    Upgrade your pride and joy’s snow kit with Polarmax’s Double Base Layer Youth crewneck shirt ($35). The polyester fabric feels like cotton and wicks like a dream.

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    Stainless-steel pint glasses, like the ones Nau and Klean Kanteen partnered up to make ($39 for four), are a great gift for the car camper who has everything.

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    The container in the Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Eco2 System Kit ($40) is about the size of a Nalgene, but a pump on the lid produces fizzy water in minutes. Comes with five flavor concentrates.

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    Bike lights are a must-have for any cyclist. The single LED in the Knog Blinder 1 ($30) is visible from more than 1,500 feet away, and the shapes—hearts, cogs, skulls—are kinda awesome.

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    Why mess with a good thing? A hundred years after Stanley’s first Vacuum bottle ($38) bowed, it’s still the best thermos in existence, keeping beverages warm for up to 24 hours.

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    REI’s Flash 18 pack ($35) has everything you need—18 liters of space, breathable straps, a simple cinching top–and, at the weight of a stuffsack, nothing you don’t.

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    Rapha’s heavyweight merino Drawcord hat ($50) can be worn on the head or around the neck, keeping you warm on winter rides.

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    Helly Hansen’s Warm boxers ($45) use the company’s proprietary technology, HH Warm, to wick moisture from the inside while insulating from the outside—exactly what you want when knocking around in low temperatures.

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    Eddie Bauer First Ascent’s polyester-and-wool Interlodge hoodie ($60) easily transitions from a midlayer on the hill to your main layer in the lodge.

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    Köppen Outdoor’s 650-fill women’s Kälke vest ($99) is eye-catching. And stretchy fabric at the armholes makes it ideal for cold-weather hiking or as a snug layer under a ski jacket.

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