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Gear Reviews / December 18, 2016

This week in gear: 5 adventure stocking stuffers

Written by: Stewart Moore

If you’re anything like us, you’ve avoided the mall madness and put off Christmas shopping as long a possible.

However, with the big day upon us, now is the time to madly scour the internet to find a few last minute stocking stuffers. So this week we rounded up five pocket-sized gifts that cost less than $30.

The Flip10 Recharger

About the size of a pack of gum, the Flip 10 Recharger is a small portable USB battery with just enough juice to hold a single charge for a phone, camera, fitness watch, or other small device.

Just plug it into a wall to charge, then slip it in your pack, pocket, or purse to have when needed. Just remember to keep your device’s cord on hand as well.

The Flip 10 Recharger sells online for $24.99.

GoFit Polar Roller

Too cheap to buy them a day at the spa? Let them SO know you care about their wellbeing with GoFit’s new Polar Roller—it’s like a massage and ice bath with a handle.

When chilled, the roller’s stainless steel ball can reduce swelling and inflammation. It doesn’t have to be frozen, of course—the roller works just fine as a massager.

The Polar Roller sells online for $29.99.

Trango Piranha Knife

Every climber should carry a knife—there’s a lot of rope, webbing, and cord in that sport, and you never know when it might need cutting.

The Piranha Knife is specially designed for climbers. It weighs virtually nothing, opens with one hand, and locks closed when clipped to a carabiner. It can also be used as a bottle opener.

The Piranha Knife sells online for $19.95.

Click Carabiner Tool

Ski resorts usually offer a bench or two where you can tune up your board, but it’s generally best to have a tool of your own.

Click Carabiner’s Snowboard Tool features the essentials: two Philips-head screwdrivers and two hex keys in the most common snowboard-specific sizes, and the carabiner design lets you clip it anywhere. ClickCarabiner also makes ski and skate specific carabiner tools, and all feature a bottle opener.

The Carabiner Snowboard Tool sells online for $24.99.

Zippo Hand Warmer

A hand warmer fueled by lighter fluid? Okay, at first it may sound like a good way to lose a few fingers, but Zippo’s 6-hour Hand Warmer uses a flameless catalytic burner, so there’s no risk of explosion.

Slightly larger than the iconic lighters, but small enough to fit inside a glove, these puppies deliver a steady source of heat. They can be refilled and reused, ultimately saving money and raw material.

The 6-hour Zippo Hand Warmer sells online for $19.95.

about the author

Stewart Moore

Stewart Moore is a writer and endurance athlete based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Originally from Alabama, Stewart has hiked over 1,000 solo miles, completing the Colorado Trail in 2015 and a 500+ mile trip linking the Tahoe Rim Trail and the John Muir Trail together via the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Outside of hiking, Stewart enjoys trail running, snowboarding, ice climbing, fly fishing, and yoga (subjects which he also finds himself writing about).

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