Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Hiking

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are so many good reasons to shop locally for the holidays. We’ve compiled a wide range of unique and useful gifts that just might cover every name on your list. Thank you for shopping locally and for supporting the Out There Monthly advertisers who make each issue possible! (EG) 

Capra Venture Shoe

Merrell’s new men and women’s Capra Venture Mid Gore-Tex Surround shoe provides the security and support you need for those long mountain treks. The shoe is waterproof and breathable, and has a megagrip for traction, allowing you to feel secure when climbing slippery surfaces. Available at Tri-State outfitters for $229.99. (EG)

Urban Hiking Jacket


For a snowy stroll to the neighborhood pub or park or as a post-workout warmer, the Pseudio Jacket from The North Face is a slim-fitting, sleek-hooded jacket with a feminine feel and warmth without the bulk ($150). Available at The North Face downtown Spokane. (DK)

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle

This is the lightest and most compact stainless steel vacuum bottle on the market. The ultra-thin 2mm walls are actually thinner than a standard single wall Nalgene bottle. Although they claim it keeps beverages hot (or cold) for 8 hours, my coffee was still steaming hot after 10 hours in my pack. Unlike a traditional thermos, the locking flip-top lid means I don’t have to take my gloves off to unscrew it. Even better, the thermos fits most cup holders. (JJ)

Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles

Backpacking can take you through a variety of terrain – and it’s always best to be prepared. At Mountain Gear, you can get the Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles for $119.95. Lightweight but durable, the poles have a cork construction angled grip that are comfortable and wick away moisture. The carbide Tech-Tips can be swapped for rubber Tech-Tips depending on the terrain. (EG)

Patagonia Ascensionist 35L Pack


The Patagonia Ascensionist 35L Pack from REI is the perfect versatile daypack. It’s lightweight and easy to carry on shorter hikes but is able to expand when you need to cram in all your gear. With adjustable padding and a removable hip belt, the lightweight pack is one you’ll want to use again. And again. And again. (EG) //

Contributing Writers: Amy Silbernagel McCaffree, Derrick Knowles, Elena Gardner and Jon Jonckers



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