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Top 10 Christmas Gift List

By November 18, 2016 No Comments

Team Pakayak's Top Ten Wish List (for the Kayaker in Your Life)

1) Pakayak (of course!)

Pakayak is a high performance hard-shell kayak that happens to come apart and pack down to 3.5 feet. Go where you want, store it where you want, carry it on your back, take it in your convertible and paddle it just like a traditional hard-shell kayak. Easy to carry at 1/4 the size of a regular kayak, you can carry it in a duffel, a backpack or wheeled luggage. Pre-order for $1695.

2) Tesla Model 3

Because, why not? The Tesla Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan that only Tesla can build. Their most affordable car yet, Model 3 achieves 215 miles of range per charge. Model 3 is designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category. The ultimate vehicle for The Ultimate Kayak – Pakayak! $35,000. Tesla.com

3) TOUGH TG-4 Digital Camera from Olympus

In addition to being fully sealed from dust, the TG-4 is built to withstand underwater dives up to 50′ deep, falls from up to 7′ high, temperatures as low as 14°F, and pressure up to 220 lbs. While serving to protect on an array of adventures, these features are also well-suited to use in everyday circumstances. Additionally, it adds RAW shooting to the series for enhanced post-processing capabilities. $379. GetOlympus.com

4) LifeStraw – GO

This gift is ideal for kayaking, hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. The straw-style filter design lets you turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water. Perfect for those long adventures! $50. LifeStraw.com

5) Buff Neckwear, UV buff®

No more excuses for sunburns. No more hiding in the shade. UV BUFF® headwear keeps the sun fun. Hour after hour, COOLMAX® Extreme fabric wicks away sweat to keep you cool and Polygiene® Active Odor Control neutralizes odor. Now that’s cool. We’d love to have Pakayak branded versions! $25. buffusa.com

6) Patagonia Nano-Air® Hoody – Men’s and Women’s

An insulation breakthrough: The Nano-Air® Hoody featuring FullRange™ insulation is warm, stretchy and so breathable you can wear it for the entirety of any highly aerobic start-stop mission in the mountains. We love this for early Spring and late Fall paddling here in the North East. From $124 – $249. patagonia.com

7) Quiet Water

AMC Quiet Water Series: A great resource for finding the best places to paddle. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York editions available. Tons of useful info, gets you on the water fast. Team Pakayak approved! From $14 – $19. Amazon.com

8) To-Go-Ware

Cut down on plastic waste with these portable, eco-friendly utensils made with 100% bamboo – a highly durable & sustainable material. This compact set includes flatware and chopsticks that are heat- and stain-resistant, safe to use on non-stick surfaces and won’t impart or absorb flavors. Utensils are hand finished with natural, food-safe wood oil. The carrying case is made from recycled plastic bottles (PET) and features a carabiner on the back. A convenient, sustainable solution to wasteful disposable plastic cutlery! $12.95.  Amazon.com

9) LOUD EyeWear

We found out about LOUD because they were a fellow Kickstarter fundraiser. We love these sunglasses. Eco-Friendly and handcrafted from recycled and sustainable woods; they only use the most earth-friendly materials they can get their hands on! We LOVE LOUD! $100. Loudeyeware.com

10) CLEAN perfume

One of the first “green” fragrance brands. FINALLY! They are committed to erasing their footprint by producing an eco-positive product, from fragrance to packaging. Non-toxic and corn-based, recyclable and compostable. For him and her. Super cool…you can layer to create your own scent. Now that’s “awesome sauce”! Starts at $25. CleanPerfume.com