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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Seasons Greetings and Happy Trails! Thanks to our awesome Trail Butter Pros, we've assembled a killer gift guide filled with gear our team loves and trusts.

We hope this provides the inspiration you need to get your loved ones gifts they'll be sure to enjoy. 

Oh, and it goes without saying but Trail Butter makes a GREAT gift, too! 

Cycling

3M Safety Glasses ($10.35) "A cheap alternative for winter riding. Yeah they're not flashy but they keep the rain and mud out your eyes in the PNW while commuting or going for a rip in loaming gloom." - TB Pro, Adam Edwards

Lezyne SV Pro 13 Tool ($47.99) TB Pro, Inga Beck recommends this gift for the cyclists in your like. Per the manufacturer's website, "The SV Pro stainless steel bike multi tool series represents the pinnacle of multi tool design and technology."

Topo Designs Mini Bar Bag ($39) "Mini bar bag for your mtb or gravel/road bike that holds all of your goodies AND looks rad!" - TB Pro, Sarah Sturm

Trail Running

Ultimate Direction Utility Belt ($29.96) "I wear this belt almost every day on easy runs. I always carry my phone with me when running alone and my Android fits snuggly in the pocket without bouncing around. There is room for plenty of fuel, car keys, credit cards and even two loops in the back to hang your shirt on warm days. This is truly one of my favorite pieces of gear." - TB Pro, Maria Dalzot

Black Diamond Sprinter 500 Headlamp ($79.95) "This is my go-to headlamp for winter running: it's bright enough to run with, has a removable top strap for those of us that rock a ponytail, dual-fuel options (rechargeable or AAA) and a back light to make sure that you can both see and be seen running at night." - TB Pro, Hillary Gerardi  

Salomon Wildcross 2 Gore-Tex ($160) "This burly Gore-Text trail runner has aggressive lugs, near-impermeable waterproofing, and a cradling last complimented by speed laces. I love the Contagrip® outsole for muddy, snowy, rocky, and icy trails, and so far, this has been my best adverse- and cold-weather conditions trail shoe yet!" - TB Pro, Dani Reyes-Acosta

COROS Vertix II ($699) "The Vertix II is the primo trail running watch. I recently ran a 100 my race and my watch started with 37%. At the end of the race, it still had over 20%. I simply don't have to worry about battery life, which is great because I like doing multi-day efforts. (COROS Apex is a more price friendly option with great battery life!)" - TB Pro, Joe 'Stringbean' Mcconaughy

Camping / Backpacking

Kula Cloth ($22.95) "The Kula Cloth is the most technical piece of small gear anyone with a hoo hoo didn't know they needed! This antimicrobial pee cloth keeps your pants and shorts from getting stinky on long runs or backpacking trips, and eliminates the need for toilet paper entirely. It's easy to wash or rinse a Kula, and a multitude of designs exist to fit anyone's fancy. PLUS! Kulas are basically the meme queens of Instagram!" - TB Pro, Dani Reyes-Acosta

Point6 Merino Socks ($21.95) "Wool socks are high performance as well as cozy on and off the trail! Point6 also makes some great 100% Merino activewear as well." - TB Pro, Heather Anderson

Anything By Gossamer Gear! "Gossamer Gear makes incredible tents and packs. I use their Gorilla backpack and The One tent when I'm solo, or The Two tent when I'm not. The tents come in Sil and Dyneema making them perfect for budget conscious hikers as well as gram counters." - TB Pro, Heather Anderson

Paddle

SEALSKINZ Waterproof Cold Weather Socks ($52.50) "I actually use these for hiking in wet PNW weather. The combo with trail running shoes made rock hopping and splashing on the Olympic Pennisula and Loch looming in Scotland much more comfortable." - TB Pro, Krissy Moehl

NRS Ion PFD ($99.95) "Wearing a personal flotation device is a must on the water. It can't help you if youre not wearing it. NRS crafts some of the most comfortable and low profile float coats in the biz." - TB Pro, Adam Edwards

Immersion Research Drysuit ($1249) "For the watersports lover who wants to paddle year round the Dry suit is a must. Ltex gaskets at the wrists and neck keep water out while a flexible zipper and sealed foot booties complete the full body dry apparel package." - TB Pro, Adam Edwards

Winter Sports

Skida Nordic or Alpine Headband ($18+) "Skida is a great women-owned small company out of Vermont making locally-produced awesome headbands, hats and neck gaiters. I pretty much live in their headbands in the winter (and on chillier summer missions): Alpine are fleece-lined and nordic are for higher-output activites." - TB Pro, Hillary Gerardi

First Ascent Guide Lite Gloves ($60) "Durable, warm and lightweight glove built and tested by alpine guides. This model is great for nordic, skate, AT skinning or winter trail runs as well as ice climbing and other winter activities requiring dexterity. Made with just enough insulation and a leather palm for good grip and durability, these gloves are my go to for winter aerobic sports." - TB Pro, Angela Hawse

Fischer Speedmax 3D Cross-Country Skis ($800) "Fischer makes awesome skis, known for their consistency, high quality and speed. If you're new to the sport it's highly recommended to visit your local ski shop - expert advice is important, to find the ski type and model that will be best for your interests, as well as the optimal length and flex. For expert skiers, the Fischer Speedmax 3D in skate or classic, or the Fischer Carbonlite Skate are excellent picks. Fischer alpine and alpine touring skis are great too!" - TB Pro, Caitlin Patterson

Climbing

Rhino Repair Cream ($10.25+) "This skin cream is great for helping you manage the wear and tear incurred by rock climbing - a powerful tool for climbing more and better!" - TB Pro, Graham Zimmerman

Roark Layover 2.0 Pants ($75) "A drawstring cotton nylon blended canvas pant. It's great for cragging, bouldering and traveling. It has zippered pockets, very comfortable and is a functional pant that looks good." - TB Pro, Drew Smith

Sterling Ion R 9.4mm Xeros Rope ($229+) "Xeros technology is a revolutionary dry rope technology that's more effective, wear resistant and made from Bluesign certified fibers = better for the environment, only available from Sterling. The Ion R 9.4mm is a perfect mid-range size rope available in any length. The entire Xeros line of climbing ropes are more affordable and better value than other ropes on the market, made in the USA and by a company that acheived Carbon Neutrailty in 2021." - TB Pro, Angela Hawse

Travel

Tote by Brooklyn Bell from Smith ($30) "I carry totes every day and was pumped to see this collection from Smith Optics featuring art by Brooklyn Bell." - TB Pro, Faith Briggs

Patagonia Black Hole® Cube - Medium ($39) "I'm definitely a big fan of the Black Hole Duffels and they just came out with these packing cubes that I love. I'm always looking for ways to make packing more efficient, so I was excited to see these." - TB Pro, Faith Briggs

Osprey Transporter Wheeled Duffel ($260) "This is the ultimate travel bag. As someone who normally uses a large duffel, switching to the Transporter has been a luxurious change and I won't go back." - TB Pro, Tyler Green

More Great Gifts Ideas...

Rise and Run Cookbook by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky ($20+) "Sometimes we all need some encouragement to be more creative with our fueling and I super appreciate how these two women focus on supportive nutrition to be able to fuel and do the things that we love!" - TB Pro, Krissy Moehl

Stasher Bags Starter Plus Pack ($137.99) "In trying to have less single-use plastic in my life, I've tried to get rid of ziplocs, sandwich baggies, plastic wrap and foil wherever I can. I use stasher bags for everything. For leftovers, for travel snacks, for my wet bathing suit if I can get in a morning pool session, for travel toiletries and for makeup." - TB Pro, Faith Briggs

Running Your First Ultra Second Edition ($29.99) Pre-order this tried and trusted book on all things ultrarunning, written by Trail Butter Pro Krissy Moehl. The second edition of Krissy's popular ultrarunning manual includes a write-in training journal to help you track your progress as you work towards crushing your running goals - thanks to Krissy's easy-to-read, engaging plans & more!

Black Diamond Stance Mitts ($69.95) "Hands down (pun intended) the best and lightest hand saving, misery preventing, gloves you can get for climbing, running and ski touring on what may turn into frigid days." - TB Pro, Dan Patitucci

RePro Massage Gun ($205.00) "The RePro Massage Gun also has 30 different power levels and goes 60% deeper than other massage guns. It has made a huge difference in my leg mobility. I use it every day and charge it maybe once a month - the battery life is outstanding!" - TB Pro, Maria Dalzot

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