Creating and selling our own products has turned us into exceptionally critical consumers. We were conscious when we started out; now we’re downright compulsive when it comes to the homework and research involved with voting with our wallets. We take it really seriously! Being passionate about what we purchase can make a big difference.
To highlight exactly what we mean; we’ve made our own gift guides! With these, we’re showcasing products that have passed the rigorous standards that we carefully consider when shopping for ourselves and those we love this holiday season.
Greg’s Gift Guide
I love gear! Especially clothing. I love the stuff that comes with fitness, bikes, running, surfing.. but I also love the fashion! I’m trying to bike pretty much every day so I have to work hard to find things that hold up to that and that allow me to do my thing in every flavor of New England weather.
I’m also, like a lot of people, trying to eat a little bit better every day. When left to my own devices I just love junk food. So I have to trick myself into eating well. Having little gadgets or things that are exciting totally works on me.
Things I Want!
Vittoria Bomboloni Fat Bike Tires - Ever since I saw these on my friend Tyler’s bike I have been totally lusting over them.
Ilford HP5 35MM Film - When I’m on my own I prefer to use 35mm cameras, Ilford HP5 being my favorite B&W film. I find it much so more fun than taking photos on my phone.
Sony RX100 Camera - The above being said… I would like to take better photos en general and I’ve always loved tiny point and shoots that can do so much and still fit in your pocket.
Bike Tubes - I get flats more than anyone else I know. These would be a great stocking stuffer for me… Mom. 700c 28-35mm. Buy ‘em from your local bike shop - not online!
The Athletic Running Jersey - Biking rules but I really got into running this year (sorry bikes!). I have a pretty weak running wardrobe at this point but I’m working on it.
Bicycle Coffee Ceramic Drip Cone - My life is like 60% bikes and 40% coffee so I feel that should be reflected more accurately in my choice of pour-over cone.
Things I Want to Give!
Outlier Hoodie - Anyone who knows me knows I am head over heels in love with the company Outlier. Their stuff is really, really built to last. That’s a nice thing to give someone.
Vitamix S Series - I’ve loved my own Vitamix for years and if I was looking to spoil someone I love I would get them one of the sleek new Vitamix S Series blenders.
Darn Tough Socks - I respect the hell out of what Darn Tough is up to. Made in the USA with a lifetime guarantee.
Ibex Glove Liners - Ibex’s quality and standards are very, VERY high. The world needs more companies as considerate and compassionate as Ibex.
Kletterweks Hip Flip - Last year I was lovingly gifted a Kletterwerks backpack and I’ve never been so happy with a bag in my life. Fanny packs are looking red hot for 2016.
Moon Juice Almond Butter - Moon Juice is my favorite food thing going in LA. In addition to their amazing drinks - they’re pantry items are fantastic and make great gifts.
Hope you enjoyed the first Gift Guide in our series! Stay tuned for the picks of Joshua, Aaron, Alison and Cat!