The 15 Best Gifts for City-Dwelling Outdoor Enthusiasts

Design-driven outerwear and apparel up to 30% off from REI's limited run Gear up Get Out Sale, on now

The 15 Best Gifts for City-Dwelling Outdoor Enthusiasts


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It’s that time of the year again, when temps drop and prices on your favorite gear fall too. Kicking off today and running through 11/25 is REI’s seasonal Gear Up Get Out Sale, offering 20-50% off nearly 12,000 core products from the best brands in the biz.

With an eye for finding the best outerwear and apparel capable of pulling double duty in the field and around town, we’ve sifted through the lot so you won’t have to, and identified our top picks for city living outdoor enthusiasts. Whether shopping for yourself or a fellow lover of the great outdoors, the following 15 pieces will point you in the right direction.

Arc’teryx Zeta SL Rain Jacket - 25% Off

Hyper functional and extremely stylish, this 2-layer Gore-Tex rain shell ticks all the boxes while remaining perfectly minimal. A total weight of just 10.9 ounces is icing on the cake.
Women’s Option: Yes
Price: $299 $224.19 SHOP NOW

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket - 25% Off

The perfect piece for unpredictable days on hill and around town, this 3-in-1 jacket features a 2-layer DryVent shell to deflect weather and a zip-in ThermoBall Eco insulation layer—made with 100% recycled poly—for extra frigid days. Wear separately or together, either way you’ll look good.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $349 $260.99 SHOP NOW

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket - 30% Off

A best seller for many reasons, the classic Nano Puff is made with 75% recycled materials, packs into its own stuff pocket, and maintains 98% thermal efficiency even when wet, thanks to PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $199 $138.99 SHOP NOW

Mountain Hardware Women's Skylab Insulated Pullover - 25% Off

Function at no cost to form, this ultra-stylish lightweight insulated layer is the epitome of town to trail design—and we love it. Weather resistant and weighing just 11.7 ounces, the Skylab Pullover is the ultimate winter and shoulder season layering piece.
Men's Option: Yes
Price: $165 $114.99 SHOP NOW

REI Co-op Wallace Lake Down Shirt Jac - 50% Off

A comfortable shirt jacket is a versatile, stylish piece that belongs in every closet. Modern enough to wear to work or out to dinner, yet still functional for car camping and day hiking. This handsome option from the Co-op features 650-fill-power down insulation and a DWR finish for light weather resistance.
Price: $129 $63.99 SHOP NOW

Patagonia Better Sweater Shirt Jacket - 30% Off

This timeless button-down from Patagonia easily makes the transition from office to trail. Recycled polyester fabric sets the bar high—two chest pockets and side-entry handwarmer pockets deliver on all accounts.
Price: $159 $111.29 SHOP NOW

REI Co-op Trailsmith Pants - 30% Off

All fall and winter long we wear work pants, and this season we’ll be upgrading to this new option from REI, which features reinforced knees and a bit of stretch. Perfect for swinging a hammer, typing an email, or projecting at the local boulder.
Price: $69.95 $48.89 SHOP NOW

Smartwool Merino 150 Long Underwear Bottoms - 30% Off

A miracle fabric, Merino wool is naturally temperature regulating, moisture wicking, fast drying, and odor resistant. A pair of lightweight merino wool long johns is a must have—ideal for running, skiing, camping, and wearing under jeans for particularly cold commutes.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $80 $55.99 SHOP NOW

REI Co-op Merino Wool Lightweight Hiking Quarter Socks - 31% Off

Our favorite pair of socks for everyday wear, period. Though made for hiking, the Merino wool blend with medium cushioning is comfortable—and great looking—around town and while traveling too. Trust us on this one.
Women's Option: Unisex
Price: $12.95 $8.99 SHOP NOW

Outdoor Research Transcendent Mittens - 25% Off

OK full disclosure, these made the cut because they look insane. On further inspection though, they check out. Lightweight 650-fill goose down and 20D ripstop poly fabric mean they’re extra worm when worn and easily stored away when not. Pair with a waterproof shell for all-day warmth in extreme weather.
Women's Option: Unisex
Price: $59 $44.19 SHOP NOW

Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoe - 25% Off

From Seattle and San Francisco to NYC and London, a keen eye will spot these transcendent sneakers on fashion’s trendsetters worldwide. But don’t get it twisted, they’re hyper functional and highly rated for off-road running too.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $130 $97.49 SHOP NOW

Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot - 20% Off

A contemporary classic, the Ontario Mid from OG boot maker Merrell feature sticky Vibram soles, waterproof and breathable full-grain leather uppers, and air cushioning in the heel to absorb shock. A solid bet for winter wear, regardless of where your path takes you.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $170 $135.99 SHOP NOW

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Pack - 25% Off

A low profile daypack for urban exploring from Mystery Ranch, makers of the most bombproof backpacks for hikers, hunters, hotshot fire fighters, and special ops around the world. The clever 3-zip design allows for quick access all your gear. Laptop and tablet sleeves keep important items safe and secure.
Women's Option: Unisex
Price: $165 $123.69 SHOP NOW

Chrome Urban EX 28 Backpack - 25% Off

A longtime favorite of team Field Mag, this minimalist rolltop pack from Chrome is a watertight carrying option for everyday use. Internal pockets and a built-in padded laptop sleeve keep things organized while reflective exterior webbing improves nighttime visibility and an easy spot to store your U-lock.
Women's Option: Unisex
Price: $140 $104.99 SHOP NOW


Bonus: Thailand Multisport Tour - 20% Off

Or, save up all your holiday cash and splurge on an epic trip abroad, like this nine-day adventure in Thailand with REI. Expect to hike, bike, kayak, and eat the best food you’ve ever had in and around Chiang Mai. Perfect for the explorer looking to connect with a new culture and burn some calories at the same time.
Price: $2,699 $2,159 for REI Members SHOP NOW

Published 11-15-2019

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