Gift-giving season is upon us, and we know you're the guy who loves to explore or you have a guy in your life who does. Whether he’s into discovering hidden gems in the northwest frontier or deep sea fishing off the Atlantic coast, we have the perfect gift to make his next adventure one to remember.
Down Cruiser Vest, Filson, $250 | Warm, versatile layer than can be worn on its own in cool temps or under a jacket when the snow flies. The wind- and water-repellent oil finish Cover Cloth exterior is reinforced with oil finish Shelter Cloth on the pockets and lower back for increased abrasion resistance. Fully insulated with lightweight, compressible 650-fill-power goose down.
Yakima Camp Blanket, Pendleton, $149-$199 | Sleep soundly indoors or out with Pendleton’s bestselling camp blankets. Famously durable and warm, they're modeled after the blankets early shepherds used to brave the elements of the Pacific Northwest—right where their rugged wool versions are still woven today. These blankets are USA-made from pure virgin wool/cotton.
Pladra 5-Panel Brown Hat, Timber Trade Company, $40 | 100% waxed cotton canvas with adjustable webbing and plastic push button closure. You can also find our Northern Fir Beard Oil on the shelves of Timber Trade Company.
Firestarter Multi Tool with Compass, AcmeApproved, $8.99 (on sale!) | Acme Approved Fire Starter has an ergonomic design for increased ease of use, and the striker has an integrated whistle, suited for search and rescue. Lasting for an impressive 12,000 strikes, this tiny device fits in your pocket and delivers the flame you need, anytime, anywhere. Great for survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers.
AllTrail 45L Backpack, Thule, $179.95 | Find the perfect fit with torso adjustability; customize the Thule VersaClick compatible hip-belt with any of their interchangeable accessories; store trekking poles on hip-belt; keep dry with a removable rain cover and keep cool with breathable shoulder straps; keep gear organized with dividers; easily access gear with side zipper; stay hydrated with the hydration sleeve; and, quickly store and access gear on the go through the front shove-it pocket. What more could you need?
A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage, $16 | For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again. If he’s already read this one, then check out some of these other books we recommend!
If you’ve come up with a unique gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life, we would love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments below!
We always look forward to the time of year when we can pack up our tents, yoga mats, and hiking boots for a trip to Garner State Park with a group of friends or strangers for that matter. This year, we thought, why not take it to the next level and partner with our good friends at Rooted Method for a one-of-a-kind outdoors experience full of nature, wellness and good vibes.
Here at Northern Fir we can tell you that mindfulness can be practiced in a number of ways, and yoga is perhaps one of the most practical ways to attain and develop it, provided you practice consistently.