Mountain House Staff Holiday Gift Picks

Practical doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, the practical gifts are the ones that often enable adventure, and adventure — by nature — is never boring. Right? Right! So if you’re stumped for a practical and fun gift idea for the adventure-enthusiast in your life, our team has a few suggestions …..


Brandi knows how to take cozy to the next level: by doubling up with the Big Agnes Big Creek +30 Double Sleeping Bag! Yeah. We all want this one. Details here.

Brandi Wants This

Spencer is pretty confident that the IceBreaker MerinoLOFT Ellipse Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood is the game-changing gift that will kick his adventures up even when the temperatures kick down. Details here.
Spencer Wants This

Melanie wants “Serenity now!” and serenity, as you know, is found in the current of the river as she paddles along in the Guster Kayak by Emotion Kayaks (in pink, please). Details here. 

Melanie Wants This

Lacey wants the wind in her hair, bugs in her teeth, and a trail zipping by beneath the dual suspension of the Thruster KZ2600 Mountain Bike. (edit: Lacey says she doesn’t actually want bugs in her teeth …). Details here.

What Lacey Wants

Brandy is ready to rip it up without fogging it up, but first, he needs the ABOM Anti-Fog Goggles (would that make them … Foggles?). Details here.

What Brandy Wants

Zac wants the Kusa Shirt (in Copper) from Cotopaxi, and after reading that it’s filled with fluffy llama insulation! Well, now we all want one. Details here. What Zac Wants

Holly has promised to invite everyone over for a backyard feast, if only she’d find the Backyard Pro Portable Outdoor Gas and Charcoal Grill/Smoker inside an oversized stocking this Christmas. Details here. What Holly Wants

Cory wants to build a cocoon and hibernate for the winter, or at least sleep comfortably without being a snack for mosquitos and no-see-ums tucked inside the safety of the Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy. Details here. What Cory Wants

How about you? What’s on your list for fun and practical gift-giving this holiday season?