Gift Giving That Gives Back: 6 Outdoor Gear Gifts You Can Feel Good About

Everyone loves giving gifts this time of year but not everyone likes figuring out what to give. Nor do they want to end up digging through the DVD bargain bin on Christmas Eve. Here are 6 gifts that give to two places at once.

Cotopaxi – 20 oz Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

Keep beverages just the right temperature with this insulated, stainless steel, vacuum sealed, double walled water bottle. Each purchase contributes to charity: water who bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.


Kammock – Roo Camping Hammock


Inspired by the kangaroo, this camping hammock will get you off the ground in a hurry, give you a comfortable, secure place to rest, and then pack up quick so you can continue on your way. For each hammock sold, Kammock donates malaria treatment to people in Africa through Malaria No More.


Patagonia – Men’s Reclaimed Cotton Hoody


Made of a durable blend of cotton remnants gathered from the factory floor and mixed with new organic cotton. Environmentally conscious in every way, this sweatshirt makes good use of valuable scrap materials and reduces the amount of energy, water and chemicals that go into the making of a more conventional product. Through Footprint Chronicles, an interactive site, you can track the impact of a specific Patagonia product from design through delivery. On top of it all, Patagonia is a member of 1% For The Planet and a co-founder of the Conservation Alliance.


Marmot – Kompressor Plus


The Kompressor Plus offers a roomier hood size to store more of your stuff, and an improved wrap around compression to give you extra load shrinking compression. We’ve also pumped up the plush factor with a new ergonomically designed shoulder harness for maximum comfort while you’re carrying on. Marmot is taking quick steps to green the company and its products, using progressive and sustainable materials like Cocona Fabrics, naturally wicking and odor absorbing fibers made from the carbon of coconut shells.


Big Agnes – Royal Flush 3 Person 4 Season Tent


Our Mine Mountain series are double wall tents with multiple vents to cut condensation and are constructed with near bomb-proof CORDURA fabrics, making them ideal for serious mountaineering. Big Agnes is one of the leaders in developing tents and sleeping bags made from recycled materials, including recycled PET – the stuff that those pesky disposable water bottles are made from.


Smartwool – Socks For All


Extraordinarily comfortable SmartWool socks & apparel are made from high performance Merino wool, great for hiking, skiing, outdoor sport, running, walking, cycling & daily clothing. In short, pretty much anything. The SmartWool General Advocacy Fund supports non-profit organizations that get kids into the outdoors while educating them about environmental stewardship. The e-commerce outlet provides 100% of the funds through online purchases.


Doesn’t it feel so good to give and give back!?