Adventure addicts live for all the wonders of the great outdoors. When shopping for the surfer, skiier, runner, hiker and backpacker in your life, choose eco-friendly gifts that groove with their passion for the environment. As an adventure addict myself, I have to admit that I wouldn't mind any of these items under my tree! (Hint, hint...)TOP ROW
1 Spectrum Daypack, $119 at Mountainsmith: Made of 100% recycled PET, this camera-specific daypack is rugged enough for adventure photographers to take on the trail.
2 HydroSpeed, $50 at GoLite: Two BPA-free water bottles and a quick-access hipbelt keep trail runners hydrated with minimal bulk. The sturdy pack is sustainably designed with GoLite's Tier 1 recycled nylon double ripstop.
3 Pioneer Eco Hemp Surfboard Bag, $69.95 at Wave Tribe: Available in a variety of sizes from a 6-foot fish to a 10-foot longboard, this padded, high-quality hemp bag gives new meaning to being "in the green."
4 Fin(e) Art Reclaimed Surf Fin, $85 at Spirare Surfboards: One man's trash is truly another man's treasure! This 100% hand foiled fin is made of reclaimed fishing nets and lines, driftwood, and bits of plastic that wash up on the shores of Rhode Island.
5 I/O Evolve Snow Goggles, $165 at Smith Optics: These top-of-the-line goggles come with interchangeable lenses and are part of Smith's new Evolve line, featuring bio-based pearlthane and recycled urethane materials, bamboo fiber storage bags, and recycled packaging.
6 Green Kazoo 15ºF Down Sleeping Bag, $279 at The North Face: Sustainable, compressible, three-season warmth using 100% recycled materials, this 650-fill goose down sleeping bag is high in features but low in impact.
7 Reflect Stainless Steel Bottle, $32.95 at Klean Kanteen: The popular metal canteen gets an even greener update with sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone, mirrored or brushed stainless steel, and a laser-etched logo, eliminating all plastic and paint.
8 Iced Gingerbread Clif Bar (12 bars/box), $15 at Clif Bar: A special spicy treat for the holidays, these energy bars are made with whole, all-natural, organic ingredients.
9 Organic Anti-Bug Balm, $8.50 at Badger Balm: This natural formulation of organic citronella, cedar and lemongrass essential oils repels insects (and smells good!) without all those other nasty chemicals.
10 BurnOut Eco-Sensitive SPF 32 Sunscreen, $17.99 at BurnOut: Free of chemicals, parabens, petroleum and fragrance, this non-chalky, ocean-safe and biodegradable sunscreen lists 18.6% zinc oxide as the only active ingredient.
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