Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Watersports

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)

Huroic S-216 Dry Bags

This burly dry bag from Huroic (think heroic) features a roll-top closure, a stout handle and heavy duty, adjustable pack straps ($65). It’s 100% waterproof, which means it’s great for rafting or boating, and a great option for protecting expensive cameras or tablets in the backcountry. Huroic is based in Spokane, and the S-216 comes in three colors, is easy to clean, and features a 30-liter capacity. (JJ)

Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard

Make your next trip to the lake or river a non-stop riot of fun with a lightweight and durable inflatable stand-up paddleboard from Spokane-based Stillwater Outdoors. The SUP, paddle, pump, repair kit and carrying bag are all included so you’ll be ready to hit the water. Choose from three sizes/styles online ($495-$1095). (DK)

Multi-Function Paddle


Western Washington-based Switchblade Multi-Purpose Paddles has created an innovative, four-piece paddle that converts from a SUP paddle to a kayak or canoe paddle in seconds. Ideal for stand-up paddleboarding in potentially windy conditions, the Switchblade allows paddlers to sit on their boards and turn their SUP paddle into a kayak paddle for safer and easier boating ($149-349). It’s also great if you own kayaks and paddleboards and want one paddle that works for all craft. (DK)//

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

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