Inspire Her Inner Warrior With These Holiday Gifts

It's time to start thinking about the holiday season, so we've gathered some essentials to fire up the active woman in your life. From new, lightweight Sperry flats, to merino wool activewear from SmartWool, and maximalist running shoes from HOKA ONE ONE, there's sure to be something on this list for any taste. 

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1. Big Agnes Long Draw Parka — $299.99

  • Women’s insulated parka with vertical stitching, which offers a unique, form-fitting style and better heat distribution for warmth
  • Nylon rip-stop shell is wind and water resistant and the DownTek fill holds warmth in wet conditions

2. Black Diamond Mission Pants — $499.00

  • Do-it-all ski pants featuring GORE-TEX for waterproof and breathable protection
  • Designed for technical layering with oversized, expandable zip thigh pocket and rear stash pocket

3. Chaco Quinn — $110.00

  • Mountain lifestyle shoe available in four colors
  • Wool and premium waterproof full-grain leather upper with a cozy pigskin and fleece lining
  • Available August 2015

4. Gregory Sucia 28— $99.00

  • Offers an external, open-top stretch pocket with a convenient one-handed hook closure
  • Centrally located rear lash point designed to accept compact safety lights for bicycle commuting Office organization compartment including a 15-in laptop sleeve
  • Available Fall 2015

5. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2 —$130.00

  • The award-winning Clifton receives an updated upper with a focus on lightweight comfort
  • Increased forefoot overlays give a better foothold in the forefoot
  • An updated heel counter gives a more precise and comfortable fit in the heel

6. La Sportiva Tara 2.0 Down — $299.00

  • 700-fill goose down with an integrated stow pocket
  • New Spirex underarm breathable inserts, keep you warm through optimal breathability and moisture control

7.  POC Know Julia Mancuso Signature Edition Sunglasses — $170.00

  • Grilamid frame that is lightweight, flexible and durable, which makes it perfect for almost any athletic endeavor
  • Hydrophilic rubber stays grippy even when wet, so the glasses will stick to your nose when you move, regardless of rain or perspiration 
  • The nylon lenses are treated with Ripel, for clear vision and easy cleaning

8. SmartWool Women’s Tabaretta Sweater Dress — $150.00

  • Semi-form fitting with ribbed sleeves, collar and waistband for extra texture
  • Crafted with merino wool, it's perfect to pair with tights or boots and will keep you cozy in the winter

9. SmartWool Women’s Double Propulsion 60 Hoody — $200.00

  • 60-gram Merino-based insulation, Merino lining for comfort, and wind-resistant nylon face material treated with a DWR finish to protect from the elements 
  • The hoody has NTS Mid 250 sleeves, sides, and hood for ease of movement and breathability 
  • SmartWool SmartLoft provides  warm insulation without bulk, even when wet, and addresses the thermoregulation shortcomings inherent in synthetics 
  • Available August 2015

10. Sperry Flex Leather — $80.00

  • Upgraded SON-R Flex with leather uppers and several stylish new colors
  • Maintains the same lightweight, ultra-flexible compact design of the original SON-R Flex. Perfect for beach yoga, SUP yoga or for an active weekend at the beach

11. Vibram Furoshiki Shoes - MSRP  unannounced

  • Furoshiki in the Japanese culture, refers to the tradition of wrapping, holding and carrying various objects with cloth 
  • Vibram has created the first wrapping sole— utilizing Vibram® WaveGrip compound soles, these shoes are non-marking and have great grip on wet surfaces 
  • Available Fall 2015

12. Eddie Bauer Microtherm Stormdown Jacket —$199.00

  • Eddie Bauer's guide team built this ultralight insulator for alpine climbing in cool to cold weather. Streamlined design, outstanding thermal efficiency, and easy-packing compressibility make it an indispensable tool 
  • Packs into chest pocket
  • Comes in 9 colors and 2 prints
  • Available Fall 2015