Shopping Guide: Gifts for the Gadget-Minded

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Buying for an outdoor gear geek? We can help. Check out Moja Gear gift picks for the gadget goober …

 

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle — $22

Hydro Flask Water BottleThanks to the double wall vacuum insulation technology in these stainless steel bottles, the Hydro Flask can keep your hot drinks hot for an incredible 12 hours, as well as keep your cold drinks cold for a whopping 24. These bottles are 100% recyclable, BPA-free, bacteria/odor-resistant, and looks awesome too. Standard sizes are great for everyday functionality, but the Moja favorite is the 64oz Hydro Flask Growler, which is perfect for carrying loads of coffee and, of course, beer.

Why they’ll love it:

Everyone needs a go-to water bottle, and for anyone who enjoys hot beverages too, the Hydro Flask serves as the ultimate water bottle/thermos vessel. Got a coffee drinker on your list? Then this gift certainly won’t disappoint.

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MPOWERD Luci Outdoor Inflatable Solar Lantern — $14.95

MPOWERD Outdoor Solar Light

Probably one of the coolest and convenient accessories to own, the Luci Outdoor is an inflatable solar powered lamp. Perfect for all outdoor escapades, the Luci ends the annoyance of bringing lanterns or jerry-rigging headlamp to trees in order to illuminate your surroundings. It’s waterproof to 1 meter, so you can even use it for late night dips in the river. Compressible and only 4oz, the Luci is a must-have adventure companion.

Why they’ll love it:

The Luci Outdoor might look simple, but its solar and inflatable technology make it an exceptionally versatile light to bring anywhere. This gift’s ingenuity will wow whoever is lucky enough to find it in their stocking—be that your camping cousin or even your grandma.

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Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp — $99.95

Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp

The Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp might just be the smartest headlamp in the world. This 215-lumen powerhouse weighs only 115 grams and features state-of-the-art reactive lighting. This technology enables it to adjust its brightness to your environment, as well as change the lighting array to focus on far away objects, or giving a broader beam for up close work. If you are ready for a futuristic headlamp that adjusts to your needs seamlessly, the Tikka RXP will blow your mind.

Why they’ll love it:

Any gear geek will be absolutely giddy with the gift of the Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp. This bad boy’s powerful and sensitive reactive lighting capabilities make it a must-have gadget for any outdoor adventurer who wants to use the hottest technology around.

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Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiner — $24.95

Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

Black Diamond’s RockLock stands as a classic workhorse carabiner, ideal for belaying, anchor building, or rappelling—and the engineers at BD have made it better. Enter, Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock. The Magnetron RockLock features two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the keylock nose. Yes; magnets! This design creates an ultra-secure, self-clearing, and redundant locking mechanism, operable with a single hand. Winner of National Geographic Adventurer’s 2012 Gear Of The Year award, the Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock sits as the next level in ‘biner technology.

Why they’ll love it:

Gear junkies delight in even the smallest changes to technical rock climbing gear. That’s why Black Diamond’s latest innovation with the Magnetron technology represents a huge leap that’ll get the gear-lover on your list giddy with excitement.

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Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight — $79.99

Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight

Goal Zero’s Torch 250—the most reliable emergency LED flashlight ever—can illuminate even the darkest of situations. Powerful and durable, this flashlight features a built-in USB charging cable, solar panel, and a hand crank. Configurable for various light settings, including a red emergency light, you can use your Torch for any situation. The USB port allows you to power your devices so you can make the call for help when it matters most. And at only 14.4oz, this ready-for-anything flashlight serves as a vital piece of gear that you don’t have to worry about failing you.

Why they’ll love it:

Any gear head will attest that reliability is a make-or-break quality when it comes to deciphering whether or not to add a gadget to one’s repertoire. Goal Zero’s durable, emergency-ready Torch 250 Flashlight stacks up as perhaps the most trusted lighting AND charging source you could have in your pack.

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Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 — $129.95

Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0

Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 2.0 is one vocal animal you won’t want to head into the outdoors without. Water resistant, shock-proof, and dust-proof—this wireless boom box is prepared for it all. With Bluetooth 4.0 technology, this beast of a boom box connects with your Bluetooth devices to play omnidirectional, hi-fi audio wherever you are. It even features a built-in microphone in case you need to make a conference call while in the backcountry. Within a 32-foot range, your Turtle Shell can last for up to 16 hours. With 96 decibels of sound power this is one talented turtle.

Why they’ll love it:

If you have someone on your list that loves state-of-the-art gear AND music, then Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 2.0 will blow them away with—maybe literally (96 decibels of sound power!). This small beast can truly make any outdoor escapade into one hell of a party.

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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit — $119.95

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

While the no-service zone is an ideal place to disconnect, it tends to leave our batteries drained. Keep your electronics juiced on the trail with this portable charging kit. The Guide 10 battery pack can be charged via USB or solar panels. The Nomad 7 panel can energize your battery with the sun, delivering a three-hour charge in full sunlight, while power from USB offers a six-hour charge time. Users can expect a full recharge for smartphones, GoPro devices, and digital cameras. Headlamps can be repowered twice, while tablets will gain a 25% boost. This kit also includes a 12V cigarette adapter, four rechargeable AAA batteries, and a AAA adapter.

Why they’ll love it:

Whether backpacking to a remote peak or hitting the crag for the afternoon, the Goal Zero Guide 10+ Kit offers a durable solution to the waning battery woes of any outdoor adventurer on your list. With state-of-the-art solar technology, your gear head will love knowing they can stretch their time outside, just that much further.

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad — $129.95

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

Gone are the days of hauling around a huge foam pad and still getting cold when at night. Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir XLite finally delivers an inflatable mattress that provides true warmth and comfort. Without sacrificing functionality, the NeoAir XLite removes etra material around the feet to cut down on space and weight. It utilizes ThermaCapture™ technology to trap radiant heat from your body, by incorporating a unique heat reflecting mechanism. Innovative and high quality, this pad is also as compact as your trusty Nalgene water bottle.

Why they’ll love it:

When it comes to campers who aren’t afraid to take on the cold backcountry, they need a pad that’s as tough as they are. The technical superiority and reliability of Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir XLite will make the mountain meister in your life thrilled for his next adventure that leads him to nights on this pad.

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MSR Dragonfly Stove — $139.95

MSR Dragonfly Stove

The MSR Dragonfly couples a robust construction able to handle 10in diameter pots, with the added precision of a dual valve that gives you more control over your cooking processes. The uniquely built supports allow it to hold larger pots, so you don’t have to settle for an incomplete meal that leaves you hungry when you want to properly replenish. And for convenience, the Dragonfly folds up into a compact pouch that stows easily. Despite its capabilities to feed many, this simple white fuel powered stove is by no means bulky: it weighs a mere 14oz.

Why they’ll love it:

Every gear lover knows that MSR produces some of the greatest stove technology around, and the MSR Dragonfly serves as the gold standard for the outdoor stove realm. Your gear mongerer will love that you picked one of the lightest, most powerful stoves available.

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