The holiday season is the best time to help your loved ones elevate their style with gifts they’ll utilize for their favorite outdoor activities. Fortunately, REI Co-op has the key brands and pieces that will inspire close friends and family to spend more time in nature — gifts that definitely keep on giving. With selections from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Salomon and more, The REI Gift Center is sure to impress the Gorpcore, running and snowsport fans in your life.
Gorpcore has emerged as one of the biggest niche trends in streetwear with fans incorporating camping, hiking and even mountain climbing gear into their everyday wardrobe. Wearing head-to-toe Arc’teryx or Patagonia whether on the streets or the mountains is a prime example of this phenomenon. Additionally, runners are taking to the tracks, streets and trails with more technical clothing and performance-led sneakers. This is where the worlds of lifestyle and activewear collide, creating looks that are extremely versatile. Lastly, snowsports such as skiing and snowboarding will always have a growing fan base, and hobbyists young and old are looking to more functional products that boast exceptional style and provide optimum protection from the cold.
If there are Gorpcore, running and snowsport fans on your shopping list this season, head to REI’s Gift Center for choice options that’ll keep them looking and performing at their best in the outdoors.
For the Gorpcore King
Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket
Gorpcore fans are always looking for statement jackets to level up their outerwear game, and Cotopaxi’s Fuego Hooded Down Jacket comes in a multi black, green and blue colorway (subject to availability) that oozes retro cool. It’s perfectly lightweight and packable so there’s no need to worry about it feeling too bulky. Advise your giftee to wear it over chunky knits for the perfect balance of warmth and comfort.
Price: $295 USD*
Patagonia Better Sweater Vest
The right amount of layers is key to Gorpcore-forward looks. Patagonia’s Better Sweater Vest adds another level of function and flair with its moisture-wicking fleece material and versatile “Oar Tan” color (subject to availability) — this means they’ll be well-insulated when temperatures drop, all while making it effortless to wear with jeans, tech fabric trousers or even long-sleeve tees underneath.
Price: $119 USD*
Patagonia R1 Pullover
Patagonia’s R1 Pullover (subject to availability) is an ideal foundation piece for bringing performance wear into the realm of street style. More importantly, this design is meant for easy-wearing with its soft-to-touch feel and comfortable fit. It’s made from extremely breathable fabric which means sweat is no issue when bundling up.
Price: $139 USD*
Outdoor Afro + REI Co-op Trail Pants
Outdoor Afro + REI Co-op Trail Pants (subject to availability) are a no-fuss, functional choice for city adventures or mountain activities. They can be the go-to in place of hefty jeans for everyday looks. Not only are they lightweight, but they’re also durable with a water-repellent stretch nylon construction. Have your giftee style this pair with trail sneakers or hiking boots to achieve peak Gorpcore.
Price: $99.95 USD*
For the Obsessive Runner
Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set Hydration Vest
REI’s Gift Center has a wide range of performance-maximizing apparel. Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set Hydration Vest (subject to availability) is meant to give runners that extra push with the help of readily accessible liquids. It can be used for carrying water or energy drinks for long-distance runs through the city or the woods.
Price: $160 USD*
Brooks Ghost 15 Road-Running Shoes
In the world of running shoes for beginners and elite runners, Brooks boasts styles that prioritize comfort and durability. The Brooks Ghost 15 Road-Running Shoes (subject to availability) don’t skimp on functional features that help runners run that extra mile. Their cloudlike feel and supportive fit make them a top choice for a variety of skill levels.
Price: $140 USD*
The North Face Trailwear Lost Coast T-Shirt
When it comes to performance wear, nothing beats The North Face activewear staples. The The North Face Trailwear Lost Coast T-Shirt is all about simplicity in terms of fit, function and comfort. However, the style’s “Summit Navy Nature Remix Print” (subject to availability) gives the design an artful flair, in addition to the tee’s FlashDry-Pro material that wicks moisture and delivers breathability.
Price: $65 USD*
The North Face Trailwear OKT Trail Shorts
Running doesn’t have to be plain or boring. Add a bit of excitement to your loved one’s running ensembles with The North Face Trailwear OKT Trail Shorts, that come in colorful panels of brown, green and yellow (subject to availability). These shorts feature The North Face FlashDry-XD™ abrasion-resistant fabric which enhances moisture management, so they’ll run even longer throughout the day without discomfort.
Price: $70 USD*
For Snowboarders and Skiers
REI Co-op Stormhenge Down Hybrid Jacket
The REI Co-op Stormhenge Hybrid Jacket is made to withstand the elements. The REI-exclusive HydroWall 2-layer waterproof, nylon material protects from variable weather conditions, while its “Harvest Gold” colorway (subject to availability) brings a lively element to traditional snowsport outfits. Recycled fiber synthetic insulation as well as bonded baffles welded to the jacket’s base shell ensure extra warmth throughout the wearer’s run.
Price: $279 USD*
Outdoor Research Flurry Sensor Gloves
Snow-ready looks are only ever complete with the addition of snug, heat-trapping accessories like Outdoor Research’s Flurry Sensor Gloves (subject to availability). These gloves are made from an Alpin wool fabric that is both moisture wicking and insulating. Silicone prints on the fingers maximize grip but also allow for touch-screen compatibility, so these gloves are truly fit for any excursion.
Price: $40 USD*
The North Face Freedom Snow Pants
The North Face Freedom Snow Pants are a dependable, all-mountain option for skiers or snowboarders. Their 2-layer DryVent™ fabric is made to take on even the most extreme snow conditions, while ventilation allows breathability, and a non-PFC durable water repellent finish keeps the explorers on your list dry. The “Almond Butter” colorway (subject to availability) is best for adding earth tones to your snowsport outfit.
Price: $200 USD*
BlackStrap The Hood Balaclava Facemask
For those who want to brave the cold without skipping out on the style factor, balaclavas or facemasks like BlackStrap The Hood Balaclava make a bold — and extra warm — addition to winter getups. The camo print (subject to availability) available from the REI Gift Center would make a flashy addition to any winter-ready outfit.
Price: $37.95 USD*
REI’s Gift Center will be updated throughout the holiday season with additional products across different categories, as well as gift cards. Additionally, REI Co-op Members receive 10% back annually on eligible purchases with the Co-op Member Reward and free U.S. standard shipping (exclusions apply).
To check out the REI Gift Center, visit REI.com.
*Product, color option availability and prices are subject to change.