Holiday Gift Guide - Marty’s Picks


Incredibly warm, virtually weightless and Everest Base Camp Trek-tested, the Mountain Equipment Dewline Vest tops our list this holiday season. Using the brands highest quality down – Down Codex – and superior water resistance, the Dewline is great as a mid-layer or outer layer in cold temperatures. The cut is well executed and offers even more customization with a dual drawcord in the hemline. We love the price point, too, at just $150!

Where to even begin with the Sherpa brand? The folks at Sherpa Adventure Gear in Nepal really do walk the walk. Like most Nepali, though, they’re not much to talk a big game, so we’re going to shout it for them… WE LOVE SHERPA! A portion of proceeds from every product goes to supporting Nepali students, which is just one reason we LOVE all things Sherpa. Amongst our favorite items for winter – their soulfully-handmade wool hats and hand warmers. Stop in to Yellow Wood to see all the variations of colors – you’re sure to find just the right combination!

Also included in our list of eight essentials for outdoors enthusiasts, a headlamp is a must-have for anyone venturing out. Our favorite is 300 lumens Petzl Reactik+, though you can’t go wrong with any Petzl headlamp. Amply titled the Reactik+, this particular one has a sensor that automatically adjusts brightness and beam pattern to optimize battery life whether you’re trail running (the two-strap headband is great for that!), backpacking or mountain biking.

Meghan MartinYellow Wood