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The Inertia

Is it really December already? Sure is, and the holidays are right around the corner. Hopefully that means some time away from work to spend with family, get an extra surf in, or find untracked lines in the mountains. It also means gift-giving, which can be a stressful endeavor to say the least, as you try to say “I love you” with one awesome present. That’s why we’ve created The Inertia’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide, with a curated selection of ideas that are sure to spark joy for the surf and outdoors-lover in your life. Scroll through below, and be sure to check out our awesome gear guides for more great ideas.

Aventon Aventure

Aventon Aventure E-Bike

As elegant as it is rugged, the Aventure is the most powerful and versatile ebike Aventon has ever designed. A front suspension fork and fat tires bring exceptional handling, while integrated fenders and lights ensure visibility to others and protection from the terrain below you.

Capable of being configured as both a Class II and Class III ebike, thanks to its high capacity battery and powerful rear hub motor, a color display syncs to the new Aventon app and packs the technological innovation required for it to stand the test of time.

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Decked Drawer System

DECKED Drawer System

Designed for life outside and on the road, DECKED turns any truck bed into a mobile garage. Rain or shine, the two full bed-length drawers are completely weatherproof and ultra-durable, keeping everything secure from theft and protected from the elements. Gear and supplies slide out at the perfect height with internal organization ensuring that your special someone will know exactly where everything is, right when they need it. Dial in their truck today with DECKED and they’ll be ready to go. Anywhere.

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quiksilver mission jacket

Mission GORE-TEX Snow Jacket by Quiksilver

The Mission Gore-Tex Snow Jacket is all about keeping warmth in and wetness out. Even in the harshest, coldest conditions, this sustainably designed jacket works overtime to ensure you’ll feel right at home. High-tech features include: fully taped seams, an adjustable and helmet-compatible hood, a tuck-away powder skirt, jacket-to-pant attachment system, wrist gaiters (with thumbholes), and so much more. Layer on sustainable manufacturing with a recycled shell, PFC-free hydrophobic treatment, and sustainable dying, and you get the Quiksilver Mission.

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wavestorm 15th anniversary

Wavestorm 15th Anniversary Eight-foot Surfboard

To call Wavestorm iconic hardly cuts it. Their affordable and easy-to-use design kickstarted the foam board revolution, and with good reason. Light-weight, soft, and easy to handle, the eight-foot Wavestorm continues to be one of the best-selling beginner surfboards on the market. The 15th Anniversary Edition includes upgraded materials as well as two fin options: a 7.5″ single fin, and the classic thruster setup. Use the single fin set up for speed and drive and the three fin set up for reliable maneuverability.

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coal beanie

The Uniform Low Beanie by COAL

You can’t go wrong with a wardrobe staple they’re sure to wear all winter long. The Uniform Low is Coal’s everyday-wear beanie in a new low-profile fit. The fine rib-knit acrylic yarn is now made with recycled materials, and has the perfect amount of stretch that will last for years without pilling or losing its shape. Coming in a wide array of colors, this hat is perfect for wearing up high in a rolled fisherman style or pulled snug, and goes well with just about any outfit you can dream up.

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FW Apparel

FW Apparel Manifest Jacket and Pants

Is your special someone still hitting the slopes in the same jacket and pants they’ve been wearing for the past few years? It might be time for an upgrade, and as far as upgrades go, it’s hard to level up further than the Manifest line from FW Apparel. Coming from Lake Annecy in the French Alps, FW Apparel makes use of the best materials on the market to create, what they call, the “ultimate mountain shell” with technical features up the wazoo. To cap it all off, FW prioritizes sustainability with a B Corp certification, repair program, and more. If your snowboarder (or skier) prefers to earn their turns, check out the Manifest Tour line.

Men’s:
Manifest Jacket Manifest Pants

Women’s:
Manifest Jacket Manifest Bibs

Vuori Ponto Performance Pant

Joggers have become a staple of remote work. Comfy as sweatpants but capable of a coffee meetup, joggers can do it all. And when it comes to comfort, you won’t find better than the Ponto Pant from Vuori. And we know, because we tried the best men’s joggers on the market, and these came out on top. Yes, you can take our word for it.

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Hyperfreak Fire O'Neill

O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire Wetsuit

O’Neill debuted its all-new Hyperfreak Fire this season, just in time for winter waves. This suit takes the super-popular Hyperfreak up a level in warmth, stretch, and sustainability, with a light and flexible neoprene that makes use of recycled oyster shells and eco carbon black, a Technobutter 4 lining that brings the heat, and welded seams for a watertight experience.

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Teva Reember

Teva ReEMBER

Great for the surf, the snow, or the campsite, Teva’s ReEMBER slippers check all the boxes. Using sustainable materials, and with a rugged design, these slippers or camp shoes are cozy as all get out, but also not too dainty to get dirty. And being unisex, they’re great for sharing (like those “gifts” that somehow end up back in your own closet).

For more great slipper options, check out our guide to The Best Surf Slippers.

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Patagonia Down Sweater

Patagonia Down Sweater

This is a sweater from mom absolutely no one will be disappointed to receive. The Patagonia Down Sweater combines sustainable manufacturing with top-tier comfort, as well as new-this-year features like two more internal pockets and an included repair kit. Equally capable of keeping you warm post-surf, layering under a shell for the mountains, and everything in between, this garment is impossible to take off, and we mean that as a good thing.

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Nocs close up

Nocs Provisions Standard Issue Binoculars

A good pair of binoculars should be in every surfer’s toolkit. Not only are they great for checking the waves, but they’re an easy way to explore the natural world in general, and get immersed in the present. Nocs rugged design and high-quality optics are a combination that’s hard to pass up, especially coming from a brand keeps sustainable and equitable practices at heart.

Want to support Native Art with your purchase? Check out the Honor Native Lands Bundle on REI.

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caught inside book

Caught Inside by Daniel Duane

Does your surfer love Barbarian Days by William Finnegan? Then they’ll love Caught Inside. Set in Santa Cruz over the course of a year, Daniel Duane surfs with local legends, explores (and surfs) the surrounding coastline, talks about waves in a unique way that we’ve never read before, or since, and gets caught inside a few times.

For other great suggestions, check out our guide to the Best Surf Books. And for kid’s options, click here.

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