A Few Top Vanish Gift Ideas to Help You Get Outside Next Year

We like to bring you our curated top gift and new product picks a few times a year. By no means comprehensive, here’s a Vanish look at some of our favorite gear of the year, and we hope it helps you get out more and take advantage of the wild world around you.

The ZoomTube by Nocs Provisions

The ultimate lightweight exploration tool, the Zoom Tube is small enough to pack for any excursion yet with optics that pack a serious punch. Rugged and water-resistant, the Zoom Tube is built to get out deep into the field and help you explore and your surroundings. The Zoom Tube is 8×32 (8x magnification / 32mm lens aperture), the equivalent of a 400mm zoom lens. Featuring Swiss-designed Bak4 prisms, each piece of glass on the Zoom Tube is coated multiple times to reduce chromatic aberration and provide more brightness. With a wide field of view (384 ft. @1000 yds /  7.3º) the Zoom Tube allows you to see an extremely wide range while maintaining a close focus of 2M (7ft) for viewing nature’s smaller details. The oversize eyepiece is excellent for spotting moving objects like birds or your friend catching a wave.

Enhance your active lifestyle with Ombraz Sunglasses

Drop them around your neck or toss them in your purse because there are no arms to break. Ombraz, the brand some say is revolutionizing the sunglass industry, is continuing its challenge to traditional eyewear and since its inception in 2018, has planted more than 350,000 trees in the process. Since the release of their Ombraz Classics, the brand has introduced the Dolomite and Leggero models as well. All feature German-engineered optics available in polarized, blue-light-blocking, and RX versions. They forgo conventional arms in favor of a marine-grade recycled nylon cord which ensures a perfect, irritation-free fit on all head shapes and head sizes. The cord also makes it easy to put Ombraz around your neck or in your pocket or fanny pack.

Artilect: Born in Boulder, Alive in the World

Nuyarn is the foundation for ARTILECT’s Fall 2021 launch collection of baselayers, midlayers and accessories, each designed for a different need from ultra-warm for the coldest of days to lightweight performance pieces built for four-season activity and comfort. For Spring 2022, the ARTILECT team is tapping the unique potential of Nuyarn to create a range of all-new warm-weather fabrics, integrating Nuyarn’s proven merino technology with banana fibers, Tencel and a performance cotton / merino blend with 100% natural fibers. Each of the 2022 performance Nuyarn blends will offer a different set of performance benefits and feel.

USWE Introduces Pow Series Backcountry Hydration Packs

USWE, a quiet but potent global leader in packs for action sports, announced the launch of its new hydration backpacks, the ultimate backcountry pack for any winter sport, featuring USWE’s proprietary 2.0 NDM + Snug-Me harness system. The Pow series is designed for the alpine adventurers and excel in all winter conditions. Equipped with a CE-Certified full back protector (Lev.1), that’s made of flexible viscoelastic foam with memory effect that returns to its original shape after impact or deformation.The POW Series comes standard with the 4-point harness and waist belt system, known as the USWE NDM 2.0 + Snug-Me harness system, reducing any possibility of your pack bouncing around regardless of the intensity of the activity or terrain. USWE packs are suited for backcountry skiing/snowboarding, nordic, snowmobile, fat biking, or any other activity where adrenaline leads the way; including both a ski and snowboard carry system integrated into the pack, quick access pocket for avalanche gear, removable helmet stash carrier, and a dedicated goggle pocket.

Adidas TERREX Goggle Line

Leading global sports brand adidas – in collaboration with Marcolin Group – introduces an all-new goggle to their Terrex Snow Goggles line. Made in Italy, these goggles are designed for medium-to-high brightness conditions with E-SUN KOLOR UP lenses enhancing brightness and color contrast, providing users with optimal vision while maximizing safety. Every goggle features an innovative ventilation system of 15 small aerodynamic vents with an injected-rubber top layer that allows for air to flow outside the goggles, keeping the inside clean and dry and preventing fogging. The new SP0053 comes with updated triple-layer 3D face foam padding, so the goggles perfectly adjust to any face shape with max comfort. The frame is complemented by a thick band with silicone inserts for extra grip on the helmet.

Roka Prescription Eyewear

ROKA has established itself as one of the most innovative brands in its space, has secured over a dozen patents internationally, and won numerous industry and design awards. ROKA was founded in a garage in Austin, Texas by two former Stanford All-American swimmers on a mission to redefine the standard for performance design. Since launching in 2013, they have built an industry-leading and award-winning in-house design and development team that engineers the most technical eyewear and gear on the planet. They design our products to accomplish the impossible in order to make sure they’ll perform for anyone, anywhere—no matter how big or small the challenge. Over the past two years, ROKA has hired a team of world-class eyewear design engineers and recently opened an advanced R&D lab in Irvine, California. Canales said, “Sure our sunglasses are ultralight and look great, but the real magic happens when you wear them on a run.” He went on to explain that every detail was thought through from how the sunglasses stay on your face while being active to the comfort of wearing them for a full length of a marathon. “If you’re going to wear sunglasses for 3 to 4 hours while running, they better be the most comfortable and best pair of sunglasses you own,” he said.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Company

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. will be partnering with The Sato Project for the month of December in their Rescue Roast initiative. Donating 100% of profits from the sale of the coffee brand’s Rescue Roast Blend directly to The Sato Project to help fund future Freedom Flights. With the average cost of a single dog taking their Freedom Flight from Puerto Rico to the East Coast running at about $450 / dog, Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. is hoping to fund the future rescue of at least 40 pups with the proceeds generated this December from Rescue Roast. To make a Medium Roast, 100% organic blend worthy of the superheroes who drink it, we brought together our favorite Latin and South American growing regions creating a full bodied, velvet-smooth coffee, beautifully balanced tasting notes, with distinct notes of caramel and dark chocolate, followed by subtle notes of raisin and toasted pecan on the finish.

Sticky Be Socks

Sticky Be Socks is a female-owned and operated business on a mission to empower you to be completely, authentically and happily you through its innovative slip-proof footwear. Crafted from the highest quality materials, these stylish grippy socks are made to support the wearer anywhere socks are essential, but slipping isn’t recommended, like the yoga studio or the ski lodge or just around the house. Sticky Be Socks makes the best non-slip, grip socks for yoga, pilates, barre, the gym, cozy weekends at home — and we found them especially awesome for little ones running around on hard wood floors.