2016 Gifts for the Outdoors Person

If you know someone who enjoys the outdoors, we’ve got you covered. With a mix of preparedness and technology any outdoor adventure will be a day to remember.

Orca Podster

Orca Podster (Seafoam)

The best way to get your ice-cold refreshments from one place to the next isn’t awkwardly carried in front of you inside a box—it’s on your back! The Orca Podster has padded shoulder straps and a t-strap across your chest to make carrying your drinks a breeze. With proper ice packing, the Podster keeps your drinks cold for DAYS. As for everything else, carry it on the outside attached to the integrated MOLLE webbing. Available in green, seafoam, coral, and Realtree camo.

Orca Chaser

Orca Chaser (Various)

Once you get to where you’re going, you’ll want to make sure that the drink in your hand doesn’t get hot (or cold). Whether you’re going to work, the ball field, a tailgate, into the woods, down the dock, or to a party, the Orca Chaser keeps your drink at the temperature you want. And it’s made of stainless steel so it’s made to last. Available in stainless and 15 other colors.

Fitness Trackers

Garmin VivoFit 2 (left), Samsung Gear Fit 2 (right)

Fitness trackers provide the information for you to know everything you accomplished in a day. They’ll count your steps and calories burned, monitor your heart rate, rate your sleep quality, and even map your run using GPS—no more guessing! Some, like the Samsung Gear Fit 2, can even receive and respond to calls and text messages. On a different end of the spectrum, the Garmin VivoFit displays a red bar if you’ve been inactive for an hour, and its battery lasts for over a year.

Bluetooth Speakers

With digital music our phones have become enormous libraries of all types of music, especially when connected to streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. The only problem is that our phones don’t have the best speakers. (How could they be with speakers smaller than a dime?) Bluetooth speakers play your phone’s music without wires and they have batteries so you can stay completely cordless.

Bose Soundlink III (left), Bose SoundLink Color II (right)

If you appreciate high quality music, check out the Bose SoundLink III. Advanced Bose technologies reproduce the fullness, clarity, and depth of your music. You’ll also get incomparable bass compared to other mobile speakers. Battery life: up to 14 hours.

For a super portable and durable Bluetooth speaker, try the Bose SoundLink Color II. It’s smaller, has an 8 hour battery, and only weighs 1.25 pounds. Available in black, coral red, and blue.

JBL Charge 3


If you’re a fan of water, JBL produces the Charge 3 which is IPX7 water resistant (submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes). Its battery will last all day long with a 20 hour rating, and it can charge your phone while you listen. Available in black, teal, grey, blue, red, pink, and orange.

JBL Clip 2

For even more portable water-resistance, look to the ultra-light, ultra-rugged, and ultra-powerful JBL Clip 2. It’s IPX7 waterproof, can answer your calls, and has an integrated carabiner designed to hook onto your clothes or backpack for any adventure. Available in teal, blue, black, red, and grey.


Yuneec Typhoon H (left), DJI Phantom 3 (right)

See a whole new point-of-view of the world with your own drone. With 4K cameras and a range of up to 3 miles, you can do some serious exploring. What’s on the other side of that hill, cliff, or treeline? Time to find out!

Drones can be anything from a simple RC helicopter to pro-sumer drones that approach professional videographer technologies. In particular, the Yuneec Typhoon H has a 4K camera that is gimbal stabilized, a 7″ monitor built in to the controller for a live view of your flight, and has an orbit mode you can select to have the drone orbit or follow you or a a point of interest for great aerial footage.