Gifts For The Outdoorsman [Holiday Gift Guide 2010]



The Outdoorsman leads an active lifestyle; the great outdoors are his playground, and his gear needs to be rugged, reliable and light.

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Olympus Stylus Tough-6020

Go ahead and dish it out, this rugged camera can take it!

Bring on the elements! The Stylus Tough-6020 is waterproof up to 16 feet, shock-proofed to withstand a 5 foot drop and freeze-proof enough to perform at below-freezing temperatures. It’s also packed with amazing technology like one-touch HD movie recording, and a 2-in-1 anti-blur solution that keeps images sharp, even in low-light conditions.

The Olympus Stylus Tough-6020 is available from Olympus for $279.99.

GoPro HD Helmet HERO camera

photo: Josh Hartman

(photo curtesy of Josh Hartman)

Go for it with GoPro’s wearable camera

It’s finally cool to have helmet hair with the GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO camera. GoPro has camera mounts for every activity known to man. Whether it be surfing, car racing, skiing, mountain biking or skateboarding they have a way to attach the Hero Camera to you. And since this is the world’s highest-performance wearable 1080p HD video and still camera, expect up to 2.5 hours of professional quality results (recorded at up to 60 frames per second) on a single charge.

The HD Helmet Hero is made by GoPro and is available from GoPro for $299.99.

Apple iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 is the perfect sidekick

Don’t leave home without it: The iPhone 4 has every feature necessary for the rough-and-tumble adventurer. Whether it be downloading maps to find new territory to conqueror, using apps like the SAS Survival Guide (see below) to get out of tough spots, getting revved up with some music or looking at pictures of loved ones when you get lonely on the open road.

The iPhone 4 is made by Apple and is available from Apple for $199.00 (16GB) or $299.00 (32GB), with contract.

OtterBox Defender iPhone 4 Case

When the going gets tough, this tough case gets going

The Defender iPhone 4 case by OtterBox is excellent for the rugged outdoors — or those suffering from the “dropsies.” The Defender offers maximum protection against bumps or impact shock to the iphone. And this bad-ass case delivers those multi-layers of protection while keeping all port holes accessible. The extra layers do make the iPhone bulky, but the accompanying holster secures the case to pants or bags.

The iPhone 4 Defender Case is made by Otterbox, and is available in red, black or blue is available from OtterBox for $49.95


Have beer, will travel

The iBottleopener does just what its name implies — opens bottles — so you never have to go thirsty again. And the Outdoorsman will appreciate the protection this hard-shell slider case provides.

The iBottleopener is made by iBottleopener and is available from iBottleopener for $19.95

Eton Soulra Solar-Powered Sound System

A solar-powered sound system for off-the-grid partying!

Named after the Egyptian Sun God, Ra, the Soulra is the first of its kind — a solar-powered sound system for the iPod and iPhone. With its splashproof body and massive solar panel, the Soulra is meant to be outside soaking up rays — then pumping out tunes with that energy through its full-range speaker drivers and bass boost. And don’t bother getting up, because it also comes with a remote.

The Soulra is made by Eton and is available from Amazon for $174.00 with free shipping.

Klipsch Image S5i Headphones

Hardworking headphones that can handle outdoor action

These moisture-resistant Image S5i headphones from Klipsch come with an inline microphone and an oversized, three-button remote to put music and phone controls at your fingertips, even when wearing gloves. A carrying case and flashlight round out the ruggedness.

The Image S5i Rugged Headphones are made by Klipsch and are available from Amazon for $129.99.

Voltaic System OffGrid Solar Backpack

Voltaic’s backpack is your middle-of-nowhere office central

The OffGrid backpack by Voltaic is sturdy and spacious. With a padded laptop sleeve, an integrated phone pouch with pockets for wires and room for a hydration reservoir, the OffGrid can hold enough gear for a short camping trip. But it’s central feature is a removable two-watt solar panel to power all that gear. More eco-cred: It’s made from recycled soda bottles.

The OffGrid Solar backpack is made by Voltaic Systems and is available from Voltaic Systems for $249.00 in black with four trim colors.

Gumdrop Moto Skin iPad Case

No need to tread lightly with this motocross-inspired iPhone case

Made from thermoplastic polyurethane for solid protection, the Moto Skin iPad Case offers shock absorbing, form-fitting protection for your iPad — while still allowing access to the iPad’s hard controls. If the Outdoorsman must bring his iPad out with him, make sure he protects it with the Moto Skin case.

The Moto Skin iPad Case is made by Gumdrop and is available from Gumdrop for $34.95 in black, grey, blue or clear.


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