Earth Day Gift Guide

Backbone Media, the country’s leading active lifestyle agency, is celebrating Earth Day by recognizing those who make strides to produce green products as well as those who have philanthropic ties to environmental action. Here are some earth-friendly products from brands that do more than just contribute to your active outdoor lifestyle. 

1.Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic - $20.95

  • The Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic is ideal for busy, on-the-go folks who want a bottle for everyday carry.
  • Having a reusable bottle helps offset single use plastic and cups by minimizing waste in the environment.
  • Klean Kanteen encourages people to join the conversation around eliminating single use items by hash tagging #BringYourOwn, telling your story and taking a stand against plastic.
2. Upslope Craft Lager - Suggested Retail 6-Pack $8.99

  • Upslope Brewing loves fly fishing just as much as you do. The Boulder-based craft brewery is committed to conservation efforts to protect watersheds via sales of their Craft Lager.
  • One percent (1%) of revenue from sales of this beer is donated to local chapters of Trouts Unlimited where their beers are sold.
  • Not to mention, Upslope only uses aluminum cans because it’s good for the environment and easy to recycle when you have to pack in and pack out.

3. EnerPlex Kickr IV - $99.99

  • The Kickr IV is a portable solar charger that charges electronics via a USB.
  • Made of flexible plastic from a proprietary manufacturing technique, the panels are rugged, weather resistant, blade thin and made in the U.S. 
  • The 6.5 watt panel weighs 0.5 pounds.

4. AVEX Freeflow Water Bottle - $16.99

  • New from Avex this 34oz bottle is perfect for hiking, backpacking, fishing, SUPing or just commuting to and from the office.
  • It’s shatterproof and BPA free and best of all its AUTOSEAL technology prevents any kind of leaks. Toss it in your pack and go!
  • AVEX has partnered with several water protection agencies in its campaign #ItTakesADrop to help raise money and awareness for the protection of our natural resources.

5. Stio Second Light Alpha Jacket and Philanthropic Partnerships

  • This ultra lightweight mid- or outer-layer is built with Polartec® Alpha® breathable insulation—a revolutionary fabric designed to be air permeable for maximum breathability that is Bluesign approved.
  • Jackson Hole apparel brand, Stio, continually strives to source environmentally friendly textiles for all of the products they produce.
  • Many of these are BlueSign® approved, which ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide and also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product.
  • Stio’s philanthropic partnerships include: Protect Our Winters, the US Forest Service, Habitat for Humanity, The Conservation Alliance and more. For more information on these partnerships visit our site.

6. Fishpond Thunderhead and El Nino Guide Pack - $199.95 each

  • Fishpond has been leading the charge for years in regard to making enviro-friendly products like the new completely waterproof Thunderhead and El Nino Guide Pack.
  • Made with recycled commercial fishing nets, this fabric is as durable as it is eco-friendly.
  • Ideal for nearly any fishing scenario, both packs will keep the contents 100% dry in all conditions.
  • Beyond that, fishpond keeps conservation top of mind at all times. They recently qualified for B-Corp certification, donate funds from a Chaco co-lab to Western Rivers Conservancy, create products to earn money for the Save the Colorado campaign, and continually speak out on issues affecting the resource that keeps the sport of fly fishing humming: Habitat.

7. Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody - $149.00

  • The Alpine Start Hoody has a Bluesign stamp of approval they receive on many apparel pieces. In short, “The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production."
  • The Alpine Start is an ultralight softshell designed to shield weight-conscious climbers from ridgeline gusts and light weather, the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody features Schoeller® stretch-woven fabric to provide highly breathable and highly packable weather resistance
  • You can read more about BD’s sustainability history here.
8. Strava - Free; Premium Membership for $59/year

  • Designed by athletes, for athletes, Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of runners and cyclists everyday.
  •  It also helps cities make biking, running and walking safer with crowd-sourced GPS data.
  • When athletes upload to Strava, their aggregated, anonymized data is packaged for departments of transportation and advocacy groups who improve cycling and pedestrian corridors—so we all can drive less and get outside more!