Holiday gift picks for the sports and outdoors fans on your list.
Atomic Vantage 100 CTI Ski
The new frontrunner in the wide-but-nimble 100 mm class of skis, this redesigned model is tops for all-around use. The skis are super-light, but still strong with good edgehold, so they’re equally effective on hard or soft snow. $700 at Alpine Hut (Interbay)
A clever hiking bag for the dog lover, this small pouch (for a human to wear) has room for treats, as well as smart extras such as a poop-bag dispenser, a zippered pocket that fits a phone and keys, and an expandable front pouch just the right size for a tennis ball. Five colors available. $90 at Tom Bihn (Sodo) and tombihn.com
Designed and made in Seattle, MSR’s complete cook set is light, efficient and easy to use. The set includes the 3-ounce PocketRocket stove, as well as two bowls, mugs, sporks and more that all nest inside a 2-liter pot. $100 at REI
This camping essential will get him through shoulder-season outings and cool summer evenings in style. A chambray shell, all-over quilting and a printed flannel lining add to the functionality and style of the Seattle-designed piece. $30 at unionbay.com; free shipping on orders $25 and over with promo code HOLIDAY through Dec. 1.
Add sophistication and function to his bike commute with this bag made from American vegetable-tanned leather, stitched by hand in Portland using waxed sailmaker’s thread. It’s finished with lightweight Pacific Northwest cedar sides for strength and added style. $145 at walnutstudiolo.com
Your budding Russell Wilson will love checking his stats with this connected football that measures distance, speed, spiral and more via a sensor that connects with a free Wilson X app. A connected basketball is also available. $200 at wilson.com
Made by hand by Bob Nelson in Tacoma with walnut and ash handles, this net features a unique rubber netting that won’t snag hooks and is more pliable than nylon. Brass hardware lets you attach it to a belt. $150 at Filson (Sodo)
Hand-picked by Seattle Times sports editors, these collections of newspaper pages gather the legendary stories of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks into beautiful coffee-table books. Pick from a leatherette, black-and-white version or a deluxe full-color, leather-bound version. Order by Dec 11 to receive by Christmas. $70–$95 at store
.seattletimes.com; free shipping through Monday.
Make trail runs and light hikes more comfortable (and stylish) in these Seattle-designed shoes that are cushioned, supportive and versatile on uneven terrain. $120 at Brooks Trailhead (Wallingford) and brooksrunning.com
Safety, style and a great fit come together in this new women’s helmet from local company K2. Ear pads can be added or removed based on the temp, and a Baseline Audio system lets you keep the music going on the slopes. $160 at Evo (Wallingford)
Send him down the mountain on this 2017 bike with plush front suspension, 20 gear combinations, a strong frame and powerful disc brakes, from the German masters of bicycle technology. $1,099 at REI
Take your tunes on a run or hike and stay alert with this tiny new wearable Bluetooth speaker. Clip it near your neckline to hear the music without the sound spilling out and disturbing those around you. $30 at polkboom.com
This light, compact camping pillow is so comfy they’ll use it everywhere they go, from car rides to plane trips to the backwoods. The treated down dries out fast and has better loft so the pillow can pack down tight. And there’s a large cinchable area on the back where you can stuff unused clothing to add extra padding. Two sizes available. $30–$40 at cascadedesigns.com
Designed and made in Seattle, these modern irons feature a muscle cavity back and a micro-milled face and grooves for great feel and consistency. A free fitting helps determine the optimal shaft and grip to get your best results. Starting at $1,225 at Jeffmont (Beacon Hill)
Who says yoga mats have to be dull? Spice up her sun salutations with this sunny, graphically bold mat designed in Portland. $60 at target.com
Add to the fan cave with this Northwest coastal art-inspired take on the seahawk. Two sizes available, unframed. $25–$50 at peaceforprofit.com and Annie’s Art & Frame (Ballard)
REI’s hip car-camping line pairs with Oregon’s Pendleton on this wool and nylon pack that is attractive and functional for city or off-the-grid use. $99.50 at REI
Run in it or sport it around town. Either way, this comfy Seattle-designed sweatshirt will show off your pride in your town and your favorite early-morning activity. $58 at Oiselle (U District)
Made of 100 percent pure virgin wool, these classic, Oregon-made blankets will become family heirlooms. A leather harness carrier makes them easy to tote to a picnic or campsite. Three beautiful plaid designs are available. $105 at Fireworks Gallery
This versatile vest, designed in Seattle, can go from from the trail to the campsite to the sidelines of a soccer game. A plaid liner and contrasting snaps add function and style. $30 at unionbay.com; free shipping on orders $25 and over with promo code HOLIDAY through Dec. 1.
Note to readers: Store lists are not exhaustive. Please call for availability. Prices quoted are list prices. Savvy shoppers may find better deals.