Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoorsman/Outdoorswoman

Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoorsman/Outdoorswoman


Osprey Volt 60 (men’s) Viva 50 (women’s) Pack | $179.95

Whether you’re buying for your significant other or for your continually growing teenager, Osprey’s new Volt and Viva, exclusively at Second Ascent, is a great option for someone looking to get into backpacking without breaking the bank. Osprey’s fully adjustable frame sheet makes for a sure fit for anyone looking for a weekend or extended backpacking pack.

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak Watch/GPS | $499.95

Track your every activity with this multisport watch complete with a built-in altimeter, barometer, compass and GPS.  Rechargeable with a USB cord, it connects wirelessly to a smartphone using Suunto’s very own Movescount app, which will map out all the adventures for you to share with friends. This is a great option for anyone who runs, cycles, skis or climbs.


Mountain Safety Research Revo Ascent Snowshoes | $239

Made in Seattle and built for Northwest snow conditions, the MSR snowshoes not only provide flotation but a tremendous amount of traction as well. The torsional rigid ExoTract deck and steel teeth crampons make this the tool of choice while traversing steep, icy terrain. The Revo Ascent sports Ergo Televator heel lifts levels your foot platform, causes less calf strain, making it significantly easier while you’re scaling steep terrain.


Ruffwear The Beacon Light | $19.95

Keeping your pooch safe and comfortable is important during these long Seattle winter nights why we carry the Ruffwear Beacon. It is a lightweight, watertight dog light with three different modes: slow flash, quick flash and continuously on.


Black Diamond Men’s Cold Forge Hooded Down/Synthetic Parka | $299

Compressible, lightweight and warm; fight the cold, damp Northwest weather with Black Diamond’s Cold Forge Hoody. This puffy jacket contains the best of both worlds; 70% water repellent down & 30% Primaloft Gold. Unlike traditional down jackets, it’s wearable while retaining warmth when wet.


Patagonia Women’s Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover | $119

Cozy up in Patagonia’s classic Polartec Thermal Pro (51%) recycled fleece pullover. It’s the quintessential piece for everyday use around town or can be used as a warm alpine mid-layer.


Darn Tough Socks | $18-$25

Everybody loves socks. From the humble state of Vermont, comes the most durable pair of socks you’ll ever own. With their lifetime guarantee they are sure to transfer moisture from your skin (preventing blisters) keeping your feet warm and dry. Both wool and synthetic options available.