The best gifts and gear for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life

Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertaining

$50 | luminaid.com

Pacerpole trekking poles

Ever come home from a hike with sore hands from your trekking poles? We have. Pacerpoles may help. These poles are the only ones we’ve found with a comfy, ergonomic grip. Made in Britain, they are designed to improve your walking ability, not just to get you up and down mountains. They come in alloy or carbon fiber, good for trekking, hiking, power walking, and snow-shoeing and ski-touring.

$109-$147 (plus postage) | pacerpole.com

Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Gloves

Spend enough time in the sun and your hands will show it. ActiveIce fingerless sun gloves cover the backs of your hands to protect them from sunburn, good for those who use trekking poles. They are rated 50+ SPF, designed to wick sweat (your hands may get sweaty on a hot day) and come in light gray and other colors.


$25 | outdoorresearch.com

Henschel Wrangler Outdoor Explorer Hat

The Wrangler Outdoor Explorer Hat has a lot going on: It’s leather, has 50+ UPF sun protection, lightweight — and is made in the U.S. The ventilation keeps you cool, and the style provides enough shade for your face and neck without blowing off in a wind. Our user said it held up well after 18 months of hiking from the Eastern Sierra to Death Valley to Anza-Borrego and beyond.

$94.99 | hathabit.com


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