The Gear Guy's Holiday Picks

You trust Outside Online’s Gear Guy to answer all of your pressing questions about buying, using, and rehabbing gear. Now get his advice on the best buys for your friends and family this holiday season.

Oct 30, 2006
Outside Magazine
2006 Gift Guide

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: Your holiday shopping just got easier—meaning more time in the backcountry    Photo: Blend Images

We all know how busy the holiday season can become. Cooking, cleaning, priming for house guests, or fighting the interstate and airline terminals—and that's without spending hours hunting for the perfect gift for that special someone. So let me do some of the work for you. I've scoured the outdoor world in search of the newest must-have gear for the active-minded people on your list. Whether your brother's a backpacker, your wife's a skier, or your cousin's a rock climber, I've got a little something for everyone on your list, and for every budget.

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