9 Local Gifts for the Northwest Adventurer

Ponchos, backpacks, and Cabin Porn, oh my! We've got you covered for the outdoorsy folk on your list.

By Emma Mannheimer December 1, 2015

They say the holidays should be about what you want, not what you need. We say why not make it a bit of both? Here, we've assembled a list of the nine outdoorsy, travel-ly products we've been lusting over all year to ensure Northwest winter adventures of the highest caliber. (Pssst: We won't judge if you decide you need a few of these for yourself.)

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In the latest Pendleton collaboration, the iconic brand partners up with the gearheads at Poler to splash eye-popping patterns on everything from tents to coolers. We're especially fond of the Jacquard Poncho—because whose heart doesn’t beat a little faster at the thought of being swaddled tight in the snuggly depths of a poncho? $130 at


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We love Shwood and we cannot lie. Our obsession with Portland’s wooden sunglasses maker continues into winter with the Belmont frame in sustainably harvested Zebrawood—keeping snow glare to a minimum and swag to the maximum. $159 at


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Don’t let a bulky bag weigh you down on the mountain. Store your gear in the sleek Dakine Women's Team Heli Pro 20L Backpack, which looks as good in town as it does in the backcountry, featuring a padded laptop sleeve, a fleece-lined goggle pocket, and a diagonal ski carry. $100 at




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Wherever you plan to venture this winter, Columbia wants to ensure your safety with the the water-resistant Singletrak Digital Watch, featuring "Trakbak" technology that provides clear return directions from any voyage into the wild. $125 at



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Everyone knows the key to a successful hike is a good sandwich. Keep your sammies safe in Pendleton’s Sandwich Tin, with a vintage snap-shut design that lends instant rustic appeal to your lunch. $17–25 at


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In Stumptown, it goes without saying that one can never have too many things made from wood. In this case, upgrade your wheels with Renovo’s handmade John Day bike, featuring a hollow frame built from Walnut, Ash and Wenge, and meant for handling the rugged terrain of back roads while carrying you safely through nature’s playground. $4,250 at


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Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein transforms his wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn into print with the picture book Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewherethe modern Portlander's approach to Thoreau. $30 at



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Olympic medalist and Mount Hood vet Danny Kass began Grenade in 2001 and has kept snowboarders looking their finest ever since. The Ramis Mitt (with a rad buffalo print) is sure to catch lots of jealous side-eye on the slopes for seasons to come. $90 at




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Release your inner Bear Grylls with Next Adventure’s overnight Winter Camping Trip on Mount Hood, where participants will learn the basics of a successful winter voyage including snow shelter building 101, with the option of spending the night in your structure. $200 at

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