Best Outdoor Gift Ideas by 3RD ROCK Climbing Ambassadors

The festive season is upon us and with it the annual shopping spree. Choosing gifts is never easy, so save yourself some hassle and follow the advice of our Climbing and Yoga Ambassadors.

Their favourite items make a list of purposeful, sustainable gifts for any outdoor lover.


  1. A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION


Whether you go for print or digital, a magazine subscription is like twelve lovely gifts in one. Choose from the best climbing titles (Rock & Ice, Climbing, Outside), or go crazy with any topic your friends and loved ones would like.

Our Ambassador and climate change specialist Harriet Ridley recommends National Geographic. 

Price: £25.00 for one year in print. 

 

  1. THE BLAZE HOODIE



Jerome Mowat’s favourite item of clothing is the Blaze Hoodie. Why? “Because it’s just awesome, especially in piglet,” says Jerome, who can be usually found at Malham or, more recently, in Kalymnos.

Made with 100% organic cotton, the Blaze has a relaxed, classic cut with a kangaroo pocket. The limited Valley edition features Yosemite inspired graphics printed on the front with water-based, eco-friendly inks.

Price: £65.99


  1. THE NORTH FACE SLIPPERS


Insulated with synthetic fibres and with grippy soles, The North Face slippers were designed for high mountain basecamps. Billy Ridal thinks they make a great gift for everybody who suffers from cold feet, even if they’re not waiting for a weather window. He uses his to stay warm while campusing and fingerboarding.

From: £40.00


  1. TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE BALLS



California based Jill Sompel travels a lot for climbing but she’s never without her trigger point massage balls. “They are light, easy to pack and work wonders when you are climbing every day,” says Jill. 

From: £9.00 on Amazon

 
  1. WOMEN WHO DARE: North America’s Most Inspiring Women Climbers




Chosen by Audrey Sniezek, Women Who Dare is a beautifully printed book that will inspire your loved ones to live their lives to the fullest.

With forewords from Steph Davis and Sasha DiGiulian, it features 20 badass women including Lynn Hill and Alex Puccio. Author Chris Noble’s photos accompany the climbers’ stories, each told in their own words.

Price: £19.58 from Amazon.


  1. THE TITAN LEGGINGS



“They are fabulous, super comfy, durable and look good!!!” exclaims Daniela Ebler about the 3rd ROCK Titan leggings. She puts her multiple pairs through their paces while climbing, teaching yoga and working as a personal trainer.

Holly Rees adds that the Titan are “as comfy as not wearing anything without the embarrassment 🙈”. That’s one helluva recommendation!

Price: £54.99


  1. THE SKAT TROUSER



Want to gift leg-wear but leggings are not the right option? Choose SKAT trousers. Michaela Tracy describes them as “simply the best climbing trousers ever made” but they do well in the city too (pub approved).

Sustainably made from 100% organic cotton.

Price: £76.99


  1. POWER FINGERS



Antagonist exercises are one of the the best ways to prevent injuries, and some of them can even be done outside of the gym. That’s why Max Ayrton can rarely be found without his Power Fingers.

 

Price: €29.99 (£26.74)

  1. THE ECLIPSE VEST




Tiffany Wen’s favourite item is the Eclipse Vest, “functional and stylish for both climbing and other sports”. Black with a soft fuzz peach-like finish, the Eclipse is both smart and sporty.

Price: £44.99


  1. MASTERMIND 

    by Jerry Moffat

Patrick Gebert is no stranger to hard ascents, from 8c sport routes to 8A boulders. Knowing that success on the rock is a matter of both training and mindset, he recommends Jerry Moffat’s Mastermind as the perfect present for any motivated climber.

Price: £26.27 from Amazon


  1. RAB VALIANCE JACKET



Hailing from Scotland, GB Team Coach Rachel Carr is no stranger to harsh weather. This is exactly why she chose the new RAB Valiance jacket as the perfect holiday gift! This ultra warm and waterproof downie can withstand even the wildest of storms.

On top of that, the Valiance is made with an ethically sourced filling certified to Responsible Down Standard.

Price: £300


  1. LUNA BRA TOP




When asked about her favourite item, Katie Jo Myers couldn’t decide between the Eden trousers and the Luna top. “Both are so comfortable and functional. I love them and get compliments all the time!”

The Luna comes in two versions (medium and strong support) and is made of 78% recycled polyester mixed with Xtra Life Lycra for extra comfort.

Price: £39.99





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