10 Green Gifts for Adventure Addicts

2011 Green Gift Guide

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.

BOTTOM ROW

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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Linda runs the award-winning blog Garden Betty, which chronicles her adventures in the dirt and on the road. She lives on a modern homestead by the sea where she raises backyard chickens, makes farm-to-fork meals, and surfs secret spots with her husband.

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