Holiday Gifts for Travel Lovers

Backbone Media, the country's leading active lifestyle agency, has rounded up top gift ideas for the travel lovers on your holiday giving list. See product descriptions below and images to the right.


Double Z Sleeping Pad - This non-insulated pad is four inches thick and features a stabilizer construction that is new to the sleeping pad category. The technology distributes weight evenly to improve body support for a more comfortable feel. The unique two-piece valve allows for one-way inflation and convenient, quick deflation. The pad weighs 482g thanks to the superlight nylon rip-stop top and bottom. R-Value: 1.5. $79.97 

Copper Spur UL2 - The completely redesigned Copper Spur UL2 is the lightest tent in the two-person, two-door, freestanding category that weighs under 3 lbs. The unique DAC Featherlite pole construction creates nearly vertical interior walls to increase the tent volume and livability, while the low profile fly makes it stable in wind. The tent offers 29 sqare feet of floor space and two 9 square foot vestibules. Media pockets located above the sleeping area enable clean earbud cord routing for phones and other electronic devices. $399.95


Point Breeze Skimmer - Slip on the Point Breeze Skimmer as a sleeker alternative to boat shoes and experience lightweight arch support, traction and increased cushioning. Its outsole features Adaptive Wave-SipingTM to disperse water underfoot and reduce slippage as well as ASV TechnologyTM in the heel to absorb vibration and reduce shock up to 30%. The streamlined design and fun color options make it great to pack for a getaway cruise and perfect to wear anytime you’re spending the day on or near the water. $90 

H2O Escape Bungee - Whether your watersport of choice is paddleboarding, boating or sailing, the versatile the H2O Escape Bungee is expertly-designed for superior watersport performance. The H2O Escape’s quick-drying material and drainage technology allows for dry comfort while its Adaptive Wave-Siping™ sole disperses water under foot to reduce slippage on even the wettest of surfaces. Pack it to go anywhere—its ultra-lightweight design allows for easy transport wherever your adventures may take you. $90 


Women’s Profundo Pullover - The dance is difficult, the fabric, easy. It’s a double layer of sleepshirt-soft jersey specially knit together like vintage thermals, but infinitely more stylish and versatile. Organic cotton and Tencel® pair exquisitely, bringing out the best in each other for softness and pure eco-friendly comfort. The inner and outer layers are striped differently to keep you on your toes. $89

Birddog Shirt – Horny Toad’s  heavenly soft Birddog flannel traces its blue-ribbon roots to hollow core polyester fibers. Hollow means light and a place to trap body heat so it insulates efficiently with the least amount of weight. Perhaps its true best-in-show traits are a puppy-soft hand and greyhound-fast dry time. $99 (Available this fall) 


Rolling Commuter Duffel Bag – A fantastic value, Eddie Bauer's smallest rolling duffel fits in most airline overhead bins and holds everything you need for a weekend getaway. Retractable handle, large and small zippered interior compartments. $80

Packhorse Leather Safari Bag – This oil–treated leather safari bag offers the perfect combination of rugged durability and classic style. Hand–finished details and variations in leather make each piece unique. Water-repellant with rugged rolled leather handles and unique brass closures. $400 


ICEdot Band  The ICEdot Band with your personal PIN etched into the bracelet, will help identify and notify emergency contacts on the scene who you are and any allergies and/or other medical instructions you may need to include in the case you are incapacitated. The online services for the ICEdot Band are free for the first year when you make your purchase and is a great backup to the ICEdot Crash Sensor$20


Petaluma MJLadies who travel must have a comfortable pair of shoes that's stylish enough to wear out on the town, so Chaco introduces the Petaluma MJ (mary jane) in five great colors to match any outfit. Wearers will be guaranteed comfort with the LUVSEAT™ footbed and adjustable jacquard webbing straps. So pick up a pair this holiday season for the lady traveler in your life. $100 


Westwater Zippered and Large Zippered Duffel – Adventure travel is all the rage, so you'll need a great piece of luggage to keep up with you. Fishpond’s duffels have integrated yet removable backpack straps so running to catch your next flight is not an issue. Using fishpond's lightweight CYCLEPOND recycled fabric, these bags are coated with TPU to make them extremely durable and highly water resistant. $179.95 and $199.95 for the large (Available this fall) 


PhD Run Graduated Compression Ultra Light PatternCombining the performance benefits of graduated compression with all the benefits of SmartWool wool fibers, including temperature regulation, moisture management, odor-free and easy care, the PhD Run Graduated Compression Ultra Light Pattern socks give feet the support they need for a hard day of travel or endurance activity. SmartWool Graduated Compression socks offer a 20-30 mmHg-graduated recovery enhancing compression rating for improved blood flow and, as a result, reduced swelling and improved lactate clearing. $37.95 


Windspeed Gunmetal with Blue Water lenses – Best-in-class lens technology from B. Robinson coupled with the timeless aviator frame style make Revo’s Windspeed a perfect sunglass for the fashion-forward traveler. Available with Revo’s polarized Serilium or Crystal lenses in Blue Water, Green Water, Terra, or Graphite, and in four frame colors, including classic Gold, the Windspeed delivers the technology and style expected of the world’s first performance sunglass. $279 (Available this fall) 


Targhee 32 Ski PackWhether exploring sidecountry stashes, out for an epic super-tour to new terrain, or up before the sun for a dawn patrol before work, the Targhee 32 is designed to carry the load in comfort. Designed for a full day of ski touring, the Targhee 32 is $179. 


Norrøna lofoten Alpha Jackets -Norrøna used the first-ever breathable puffy fabric, Polartec® Alpha®, to build a revolutionary jacket that provides a high level of breathability and insulation. It can be worn as a shell to provide water repellency and wind resistance, yet when worn as a mid layer allows for good air circulation, often eliminating the need for extra layers. €299 (Available this fall)


Orbit Lantern: Bright and ultra-packable, the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is a pocket-sized collapsible lantern crossed with a powerful flashlight for versatile, travel-friendly lighting. A lightweight version of our popular Voyager, the Orbit features a super-bright DoublePower LED in a frosted globe for 60 lumens of power in lantern mode, and a DoublePower LED in the bottom for 50 lumens of power in flashlight mode. The Orbit also functions in dual mode for near-360-degree lighting for cooking, reading and other camp activities. The dimming function allows you to adjust the light to your needs, while the collapsible design stores easily in your pack. $29.95