- Buyer's Guide
Sometimes gifting for under $50 is just right, but other times you want to find something just a little more special for that special someone, and the carry world is full of great buys when you hit double digits.
Here are our Best Gifts Under $100 recommendation, carefully curated, just for you.
If you’re roaming with just the essentials in your toiletry kit, the Huckberry x Peak Design Small Wash Pouch is a practical smaller alternative to the larger Wash Pouch. It offers the same useful features as the larger version, including a hanging hook, interior pockets with pull-out linings, a self-standing design, and a tough and weatherproof Coyote X-Pac build, but all in a smaller footprint that’s ideal for space-saving packing needs.
A Carry Award Winner, the Elko is a pint sized powerhouse. Measuring up at only 4.33 inches (2.6 inches when closed.) it’s easily portable and offers multiple features including a reliable Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade and a pry bar that doubles as a bottle opener, screwdriver, and keyring. This limited edition with Huckberry features a hand built acetate handle, meaning each version is unique! Beautiful in its minimalism, the Elko will be there when you need it and won’t weigh you down when you don’t.
You know how much we love merino at Carryology thanks to all of its temperature regulating and odor resistant properties, and the Proof Tee is what a good merino Tee should look like. The 87% 16.5 micron merino wool is reinforced by 13% nylon. This does two really important things–it helps the t-shirt hold its shape and adds to the long term durability of the tee (think no pilling!). The 72 hour tee could easily be called the 96 hour tee if you ask us or maybe even more! The 72 hour tee does run small, so size up if you like a looser or more relaxed fit, this long sleeve version is the perfect way to keep the chill away this winter.
Made for minimalist day hikes, the Arro ($80) holds what you need. The 2.5L capacity is just right for a light windshell, sunscreen, and snacks. The back pocket has the iconic Arro laminated TPU panel for durability and weather protection, and an internal pocket secures keys and smartphone. Carry it how you want – at the waist, over the shoulder, or across the body. And carry comfortably – the padded back and wide mono filament mesh belt allow airflow and provide support. This is a sporty number for those outdoor folks that doubles well for urban use too!
CAMP by Shwood Eyewear has a series of limited-edition frames inspired by four iconic parks – Arches, Joshua Tree, Glacier, and Crater Lake, with a portion of sales going to local park non-profits. The 1% for the Planet member decided to make each frame in the collection from plant-based bio-plastic, with a unique park-inspired colorway. The glasses also feature genuine wood inlays, stainless steel springs, and polarized lenses. The kit also includes a color-coordinated puffy sleeping bag pouch, custom-designed packaging, and a keeper strap. Plus, CAMP donates 5% of sales to local nonprofits working to support Arches, Joshua Tree, Glacier, and Crater Lake parks.
If there’s ever a time to share a good cocktail, it’s during the holidays. Whether it’s one sharing with the family, or having one because of the family, libations flow steady at this time of year. YETI know a thing or two about keeping drinks cold and fresh, and the newest addition to their Rambler line up features their famous double walled insulation and a built in strainer. This leak resistant cocktail shaker/cup combo is sure to be a winner, and it can pull double duty too!
This is the hat upgrade. These beautiful blanket hats are a mixture of old and new in perfect harmony. Made from recycled military blankets (up to 100 years old), this baseball cap will certainly stave off the cold. Fastened with an adjustable Fidlock® buckle, this is a subtle but meaningful addition to any wardrobe. No two will be the same thanks to their salvaged history so it’ll truly be a one of a kind gift!