Here Are The Year’s 5 Best Outdoor Products That Also Make Great Gifts

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With the holidays in full swing and a year of gear reviews in the books, it’s time again for another gift guide! Below are five products that have been reviewed by Outdoor Gear Reviews that also make excellent gifts for the outdoor-loving person on your list.

The Agravic GTX by Adidas Terrex

Why it’s a great gift: In a sentence, these are the best trail running shoes on the market. The Agravic GTX checks every box on even the pickiest trail runner’s wishlist. Light weight and hugely responsive? Check. Gore-Tex waterproofing? Check. An incredibly refined and comfortable fit? Check. Mind-boggling grip in any trail condition? You better believe it.

Read our full review of the Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX.

MSRP: $165

Best known price: $132 at Eastern Mountain Sports.


The DTS2 BUGrip by Icebug

Why it’s a great gift: The DTS2 BUGrip was made for the trail runner who doesn’t want to quit when the snow flies. It is a masterpiece in combining loads of technology like embedded studs and waterproof materials in a package that just works so well in virtually any icy, snowy or winter running environment. We were so impressed with the DTS2 BUGrip that we called it our favorite product ever tested.

Read our full review of the Icebug DTS2 BUGrip.

Cost: $209 (with Gore-Tex), $175 (no Gore-Tex)

Best price: $179.95 (with Gore-Tex, current generation) at Backcountry.


Under Armour Octane Sunglasses

Why it’s a great gift: Under Armour’s Multiflection lens are not only hyper durable and scratch resistant, but offer very good color enhancement to help highlight obstacles on the trail. Better yet, the Octane’s fit very secure without feeling tight, resulting in sunglasses that refuse to shift around during any activity. For bikers and runners, these are a great choice for eyewear.

Read our full review of the Under Armour Octane.

MSRP: $115

Best price: $115 at (hard to find a discount on these anywhere)


GU Roctane energy, sea salt chocolate flavor

GU Roctane

Why it’s a great gift: GU’s Roctane gels deliver a very noticeable and sustained hit of energy during physical activities with no drop off. Each Roctane packet will last between 45-60 minutes and is a must-have on race days for runners and bikers.

Read our full review of GU’s Roctane (and how it stacks up to Clif products).

MSRP: $2.50/get, $60 for a case of 24

Best price: $48 for case of 24 at GU’s annual website sale.


The Boker Plus Urban Trapper

Boker Plus Urban Trapper

Why it’s a great gift: Boker Plus’ Urban Trapper is the ideal everyday carry knife for the outdoor enthusiast. The Trapper’s frame is made from Titanium keeping it light¬†and the VG-10 steel blade stays sharp even after loads of use. It’s also one of the most aesthetically pleasing knife designs on the market today. And let’s face it- outdoorsy people want their equipment to look good.

Read our full review of the Boker Plus Urban Trapper.

MSRP: $126

Best price: $62.17 sold from Amazon.


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Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic GTX Shoe - Men's Icebug DTS3 BUGrip GTX Shoe - Men's GU Roctane Energy Gel UA Octane Multiflection(TM) Sunglasses

Chad Waite is the founder of Outdoor Gear Reviews and an avid outdoorsman and trail runner in beautiful Park City, Utah.

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