Tech folk can to be some of the most difficult people to shop for during the holidays, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here's some relatively cheap (emphasis on some) gift ideas that'll have that outdoors guru jumping for joy when unwrapping his or her presents this Christmas. OUR PICKS:
1.Leather Camera Cases ($50-$200): If you know the model of the camera of your outdoors guru, buy a custom case for it. It'll protect it from continuous wear of being thrown around in the wild and be a bold fashion statement. Pictured is the Eveready Case for the EP-1.
2. Gorillatorch Switchback ($60): Fight the unforeseen circumstances with this hybrid LED flood light made by the team who brought you the Gorillapod tripods for cameras.
3. H2O Waterproof Headphones ($30): Listen to tunes while hiking or biking without having to worry about water damage to your audio gear.
4. Goruck Bags ($175-395): Rugged and raw nylon bags for a laptop and a water bottle. For the street-wise tech outdoorsman.
Pretty much anything that has a nice punch of designerly aesthetic and utilitarian quality is fair game. Might we also suggest first aid kits, GPS beacons, and emergency micro-flares (we just saw a commercial for 127 Hours, so we're borderline paranoid). Best of luck gift wrapping and if you have some clever ideas you think other outdoors gurus might enjoy, share it in the comments!