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Last but not least, let’s dig into our sixth and final installment of An Adventure Gift Guide! These threads are all MW Ambassador faves and will set you back only $25 or less. Time to get cozy!
The Ten Essentials
As a refresher, we’re running through our gift guide with a 10 Essentials theme. The 10 Essentials ensure that we're prepared for emergency situations in the outdoors, so we can have the safest and most fun outdoor adventures! To recap, the 10 Essential systems are:
Today we’re talking extra clothes. The right clothing is essential for sun protection, warmth, keeping dry, and most importantly, looking fly. Let’s get into it!
Let's talk Socks
Socks may be the boring Christmas gift you dreaded as a child, but in the outdoors, they are one of the most essential items in your closet. Quality socks can mean the difference between warm, dry feet and anything from trench foot to frostbite to nasty blisters.
When it comes to socks, wool is the way to go. It’s warm but highly breathable, wicks away moisture, and is naturally anti-microbial, which means your trail buddies won’t pass out when you take off your boots after a long day on trail.
Our pick: Smartwool Socks, $11+. These socks are made from a Merino wool blend and include cushioning and mesh zones for maximum comfort and breathability. Not to mention they come in every length, color, and design imaginable to fit your every outdoor (or indoor!) activity.
How could we talk about clothes without plugging our own merch?! But seriously, we love these designs and it’s just an extra bonus that we get to rep our favorite nonprofit in the process ;)
If you’re looking for sun protection, look no further than the MW Tree Dad Hat, $25. This spruce green adjustable dad hat is perfect for a challenging hike or running to the store. The antique brass buckle allows you to size this hat to fit you perfect. With our simple embroidered small signature tree on the front and our minimalistic embroidered logo on the back, this hat allows you to rep your Military Wild Pride anywhere.
To cover your neck or your trail pup’s, we’ve designed the MW Bandana, $14. Bandanas are a favorite trail accessory for us here at Military Wild and this one is no exception! Bandanas have so many uses besides looking effortlessly cool; get them wet to help lower your body temp, easily wrap or tie something up, and during this time of COVID use them to create an easy mask solution on crowded trails. Each element of the bandana design is near and dear to our hearts, from the MW border to the Tree inspired compass.
For all your other clothing needs, check out our range of MW Apparel, $22-37. We’ve got breezy tanks for summer months, cozy crewnecks and hoodies to layer during the winter, and short & long sleeved tee shirts for all the times in between! They come in several different designs and colorways which get updated every season.
Pack it Away
So you’ve got your extra socks and #OutdoorsAnywhere tee ready to go, but what if your pack gets soaked on trail? A stuff sack is your answer.
We love the REI Lightweight Stuff Sack (5-20L), $8-10. It’s made of a strong nylon material to keep it water repellent and has a convenient bottom haul handle making it easy to carry outside of your pack. The drawcord opening means you can get things in and out quickly and the range of colors and sizes allows you to find the perfect fit for you.
We hope this series was a helpful guide to gift buying for the adventure lovers in your life...or yourself. No judgement here ;) Happy holidays from our family to yours!
PS: Did you know that your online shopping can also support rad nonprofit organizations like Military Wild? If you're stocking up for that holiday feast or ordering gifts for family and friends, check out AmazonSmile! When you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to a registered charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you.
Be sure to shop through the AmazonSmile site rather than the traditional Amazon site. At login or checkout, search for and select Military Wild (or a number of other incredible organizations) to receive your donation. We're so thankful to be a part of this military family and it brings us so much joy to continue supporting you through this wild ride with the help of donations!