Christmas 2012 Gift Guide: Under $75

Kelty Lumaspot

Christmas is about a week away and it is getting to crunch time. I know that we still need to finish up some of our shopping. We have gathered a bunch of great pieces that will set you back less than 75 big ones. If you or you know of someone looking for a lantern you have to check out the LumaSpot Rhythm. I think that you will be impressed.

Kelty LumaSpot Rhythm

A lantern, spotlight, and speaker for your MP3 player all in one, the LumaSpot Rhythm is sure to become a campsite favorite. A spotlight mounted to the top of this light swivels, giving campers the ability to light the campsite with a lantern or a 160-lumen spotlight. For entertainment, plug your MP3 player in and listen to tunes while sitting around the campfire. Mood-enhancing colored LEDs can be set to disco mode, complimenting your tunes.


• 2 primary LEDs & 3 color changing LEDs

• Anodized Aluminum support rods

• Weather resistant

• Internal light reflector

• Dual function switch: High/Low/Off and Disco

• Hook shaped bail allows lantern to be easily hung

• Weather resistant MP3 compatible speaker

• MP3 player accessory cord included inside lantern

• MP3 cord can be stored inside battery compartment

• Unique Pivoting head converts from lantern to spotlight

• Color changing LED's: choose between Red, Green, Blue or rotation modes

• Weight measured w/o batteries

coal woods• Batteries: 4 D, not included

• MSRP: $64.00

Coal Headwear The Woods

A deep, dramatic hood integrated with long scarf ends creates the ultimate multi-functional piece. Wear wrapped for warmth or looser for dramatic layering effects. Fashioned out of super-soft lambswool.

• MSRP: $60.00

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Lite

pearlizumi progloveP.R.O. Softshell Lite Glove - Ideal for cold weather cycling or commuting, this glove features P.R.O. Softshell with Minerale fabric making it both breathable and wind/water resistant. Made with Pittards WR 100X Natural Carbon leather, the palm provides superior softness and durability, while the new 1:1 Glove fit maximizes finger dexterity for shifting and breaking. A simple pull-on design and soft, windproof fleece wiping surface on thumb makes this glove a must-have item for any hardcore rider.


• P.R.O. Softshell with Minerale™ fabric provides optimal wind and water protection

• Pittards® WR 100X Natural Carbon Leather palm provides superior softness and durability

• NEW 1:1 Glove fit maximizes finger dexterity for shifting and braking

• Simple pull–on design

• Gauntlet keeps wrists warm

• Reflective elements for low–light visibility

• Soft, windproof fleece wiping surface on thumb

• 63% polyester 27% MineraleTM polyester 10% elastane

• MSRP $55

polarmax zipmockPolarmax Women’s Zip Mock

Who says base layers don't have to look good? Take a look at the new henna inspired prints on the Polarmax women's zip mocks. These are designed to be taken seamlessly from the slopes to the bar without having to change!


• 8.5 oz. / sq. yd

• Athletic Fit

• 90% Acclimate Dry, 10% Spandex

• Cold Weather Gear that Actually Keeps You Warm

• Heavy Weight 4-Way Stretch Fabric

• Tech Face / Brushed Fleece Interior

• Acclimate Dry Moisture Wicking

• Stretches for Mobility

• Anti-Microbial / Anti-Odor Protection

• Flat Seam Construction for Ultimate Comfort

• Machine Wash/Dry; Easy Care; No Shrinking

• 100% Made in the USA

• MSRP: $74.95

skirtsports LottaSkirt Sports Lotta Breeze Capri Skirt

This Skirt and Capri combo transcends the seasons. The all-mesh, knee length capris add warmth when needed while effectively wicking away the sweat. The playful mesh skirt is a perfect option for a workout or to wear around town. The pocket system on the capris also boasts an easy access ball pocket, making this piece ideal for golf and tennis. Also available in black and seasonal prints.


• All-mesh Skirt length (size medium): 13 inches in front; 14 inches in back

• Built-in no-creep semi-compression all-mesh Capri leggings with 17.5” inseam (hits snuggly just below the knee)

• Mesh is non-see through

• Wide waistband yoke, designed to flatter your curves

• Two hidden pockets on the leggings holds your music player, keys, gels, phones and more

• Sonic Music Port on right side just under waistband: Place your music player in the pocket, and thread the cord up and out the hole, so you don’t lift your skirt to rock out

• MSRP: $75.00

brooks adrenalineBrooks Running Adrenaline GTS 

Patent-pending Brooks® DNA isn’t just for the grownups anymore, introducing adaptable cushioning for the little ones. Teamed up with a softer, more absorbent midsole and ample forefoot flex, the Kids’ Adrenaline™ GTS brings optimal comfort and support.


• Working with BioMoGo, Brooks® DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace and surface change.

• Full-Length BioMoGo – Our MoGo midsoles are now more environmentally friendly by adding a non-toxic, natural additive to the MoGo compound that encourages anaerobic microbes to munch away once it hits an enclosed, active landfill.

• Diagonal Rollbar (DRB®) – A high-density post at the medial arch is engineered for pronation control and creates a smoother transition from the midstance phase into the propulsion phase.

• DRB® Accel – Enhances tunable torsion of the midfoot. Shank-like thermoplastic devices vary from single units of a set modulus, to dual-unit versions of varied modulus (tuned with higher stiffness for medial support, the lateral side less stiff to smooth the ride).

• HPR Plus – A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.

• Engineered Cush Pod Configuration – Midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering maximum cushioning and flexibility.

• MSRP: $65.00,default,pd.html

SD BootySierra Designs Pull-On Down Bootie

After a long day on the trail or the mountain, treat your tired feet to a little warmth and luxury with the Pull-on Down Bootie. Made with a 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell and insulated with warm, light, and compressible 700-fill power down, the Pull-On Down Booties pack small and travel anywhere. With a heavy duty nylon non-skid sole, these booties are perfect for hut or home after a day on the mountain.


• 700 Fill Down

• 100% Polyester Taffeta Lining

• Heel Pull Tab

• Fleece Cuff

brooksrange sst• Heavy Duty Nylon Non-Skid Sole

• MSRP: $55.00

Brooks-Range Sharktooth Shovel

The Sharktooth Shovel is the choice of backcountry professionals worldwide. The Sharktooth blade features an aggressive serration, making short work of the toughest ice and stubborn hard pack. Brooks-Range shovels come in a variety of sizes and shaft lengths, are made of indestructible tempered aluminum, and feature Deadman holes for use as an emergency anchor. You can Build Your Own Shovel and get exactly what you need.

• MSRP: $54.95

hydrapak soquelHydrapak Soquel

Designed for endurance activities that require a light-weight, rugged design, the SOQUEL (90 cu. in.) features a mesh harness and highly breathable Cross Soft Nylon Diamond Rip-Stop. An easy-access front pouch and lined inner pocket keep essentials organized, while the 2-Liter Shape-Shift Reservoir provides dependable hydration.


• Speed Harness Ultimate Mobility Straps (SHUMS)Ultra-Light Weight Materials

• 360 Degree Reservoir Insulation

• Applied Mesh Pocket with Elastic Pump Loop

• Silky Slider Sternum Strap

• Key Clip

• Reflective Light Loop

• MSRP: $69.99

ntcs chocolatemilkNutcase Helmets

This bucket-style helmet is perfect for any bicycling adventure and features an anti-pinch magnetic buckle, rear spin-dial for a perfect fit and injection-molded ABS shell.


• Injection-molded ABS shell

• Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective inner foam for high impact protection

• 2 front intake vents

• 7 multiple top-mounted exhaust vents, and 2 rear exhaust vents

• Adjustable Spin Dial allows for perfect fit

• Three sets of removable low-density polyurethane foam insert liners for comfort & refined fit

• Anti-Pinch, Magnetic Buckle for easy, one-handed operation

• Reflective logos front, back & sides

• 1 Nutcase wrist band for letting your friends know that you "Love Your Brain"!

• Rust proof rivets with Nutcase helmet guy logo

• Soft fabric chin strap for maximum comfort

• Certified CPSC for Bicycle Riding

• MSRP: $60.00

MicroRocketMSR MicroRocket

The MicroRocket carries small but burns big. More compact than the original PocketRocket, it fits easily inside an MSR Insulated Mug, and sheds 12 grams (.4 ounces) of weight. MSR also boosted the stability of the pot supports, while maintaining a robust, wind-resistant flame with WindClip protection. Includes a hand-held Piezo igniter.


• Compact: Packs exceptionally small, fitting into an MSR Insulated Mug.

• Ultra-light: Weighs just 75 grams (2.6 ounces)

• Strong: Extra-stout folding pot supports deliver improved stability

• Wind-Resistant: Focused burner head pushes to a persistent, solid flame.

• Fast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes.

• Piezo Ignition: Tubular design offers excellent durability and captures gas for reliable ignition.

• MSRP: $59.95


detours AlkiDetours Beach Basket

Perfect for your townie or cruiser, the Alki Beach Basket is big enough to carry a day’s worth of gear — up to 12 pounds. Includes easy-to-install quick-release handlebar system, haul handles, and removable interior wallet pouch. Need the bag on two bikes? Grab an extra mounting kit off their bike accessories page.


• Best uses: Around Town, Commuting

• Volume: 780 cubic inches

• Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 11 inches

• Weight: 2.4 lbs

• MSRP: $69.00

stm gripSTM Grip for MacBooks

Never lose your grip. Carry and protect your MacBook Air/Pro with the grip, a sleek and slim protective case designed to enhance your computing experience. The grip for MacBooks are designed to form fit the shape of your sleek laptop and protect it from inadvertent scratches or bumps. The moulded tactical plastic has a great tactile feel and texture so that your laptop will never slip out of your hands while you carry it. Lined with a soft micro suede material to further protect the aluminum surface of the MBA


• Easily snaps on to top and bottom of MacBook Air/Pro

• Hard shell protection from bumps and scratches

• Soft touch grip finish helps you hang on to your laptop

• Micro suede lining stops dirt from getting onto the case and scratching your laptop

• MSRP: $59.95

monarchAlite Monarch Chair

Portable and comfortable, the Monarch Chair from Alite Designs is feather light at 21oz. An innovative design uses two legs – you supply the other two! Weighing in at a feather light 21 ounces, you can bring it anywhere, like backyard hangouts, picnics, camping, or any occasion that calls for your rear end in a seated position.


• Fast, color-coded assembly

• Awesomely strong, holds up to 250 lbs.

• Proprietary design...there’s nothing else like it!

• Durable, breathable fabric cradles your body

• Perfect for rocking back and forth

• Ideal even on a hillside

• MSRP: $70.00

bushnell backtrackBushnell BackTrack

With a new ergonomic design 20 percent smaller than the original and a budget-friendly price, the BackTrack is a must have for people who enjoy the outdoors. Several years ago Bushnell recognized the need for a simplified GPS device that would help consumers easily get from point a to point b. Redesigned for 2012, the BackTrack combines advanced GPS technology with a digital compass and simple user interface that allows users to save up to three locations. Whether it’s marking a car in a crowded parking lot or a campsite in the woods, the BackTrack provides distance (yards/miles or meters/kilometers) and a directional arrow to any of the three saved locations at the push of a button. In addition, the BackTrack can be used as a digital compass.


• Store and locate up to three seperate locations.

• Utilizes the latest digital technology:

• High sensitivity GPS receiver

• Self-calibrating digital compass

• Operates on 2 AAA batteries (not included)

• Compact size stores easily in your pocket

• LED backlight

• Auto Shutoff

• Available in Black, Orange and Silver

• $59.99