A good hiking undershirt
A high-performance short sleeve hiking shirt would be a much appreciated gift for the outdoor enthusiast. The shirt can be worn as a stand alone garment or as a base layer under a jacket in cooler weather. A good hiking shirt is made of polyester or Merino Wool which allows quick-drying and breathable capabilities.
Vibram Five Fingers Shoes
Vibram attracted attention when it released its Five Fingers shoes with individual toe sleeves and a thin outsole molded to mimic the wearer's footbed. Made with hiking and trail running in mind, this style of shoe features a slightly cleated sole as well as a 4 mm EVA midsole to provide support and prevent bruising on the trail. They are designed to be worn in both wet and dry conditions.
Zeal Optics Decoy Polarized Sunglasses
For the sports enthusiast, Zeal Optics' Decoy sunglasses are worth consideration. The Decoy provides lens coverage and Zeal's acclaimed ZB-13 polarized lens. It has a plant based frame and Proflex Rubber on the temples and nose bridge to keep the sunglasses in place while in motion.
Article Written By Billy Brown
Billy Brown is an outdoor sports writer living in Northern California.
An avid rock climber and trail runner, he's been writing about outdoor activities, fitness and gear since 2005. He regularly contributes to "The Record Searchlight," uncooped.com, and Trails.com, as well as other print and online publications. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Simpson University and is a NASM-certified personal trainer.