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The Best Gifts for the Active Guy In Your Life

Danner 600 Chelsea Boots

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Tackle adventures in the city and on the trail with just one pair of boots. These rugged Chelsea boots are made with a high-traction Vibram outsole and waterproof leather, making them durable, reliable, and surprisingly lightweight for wet walks on any terrain.

buy it, $170

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SAXX Briefs

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You know he'd never drop $40 on a pair of undies. But pretty much every guy we've ever known to wear these reports it's an understatement to say these boxers are life-changing. SAXX feature a patented 3D hammock-shaped pouch designed to cradle his prized possessions and suspend them, preventing skin-on-skin contact. The result: no more chafing. What's more, their technical fabrics and strategic paneling allow max breathability to avoid the swamp-like situation some guys report after a long sweat session (we know—TMI, dude). 

buy it, $37

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Nike Vapor Power Heathered Training Backpack

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It's time for him to ditch the ratty gym duffel. This sleek backpack from Nike is nice enough to carry into the office (it even has a padded laptop sleeve) but also roomy enough to store all his gym gear. Plus, it has a separate compartment for his wet, stinky clothes and a side water bottle pouch big enough to fit a protein shaker bottle.

buy it, $70

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Hydro Flask 32 oz Growler

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If your boy loves beer, he'll freak over this gift. This growler is equipped with Hydro Flask's trademarked insulation and so your ales and IPAs will stay ice cold for up to 24 hours outside the fridge—and carbonated down to the very last sip. Fill up at your favorite brewery (this hulk can carry four beers' worth of liquid), head out on a trip or to a tailgate, and hour later enjoy a beer as fresh as out the tap. 

buy it, $45

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Kiehl's Men's Grooming Essentials

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Whether your guy is a skin-care snob already or only owns one bar of soap, you can't go wrong with this essential grooming kit. The holiday pack comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, shave cream, shampoo/conditioner, and body scrub bag, all in a handy toiletry bag so he can take it on the road (or keep his pampering products off the precious shelf space—however you like to think about it).

buy it, $48

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Under Armour Be Seen Sweatpants

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Keep him cozy in these UA sweats. Made with a durable terry fleece, these pants are quick-drying and super soft—all perks whether he's wearing them to the gym or kicking it on the couch. 

buy it, $70

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HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 5

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If your man has given up running because of knee pain, give him the gift of getting back on the road with these sneakers. The most obvious feature of HOKAs—the oversize midsole—provides supreme shock absorption. That's combined with rocker geometry on the bottom. Runners report that HOKAs have alleviated aches that no other shoe has been able to help. The mid level of cushioning comes in a surprisingly lightweight package, letting you feel like you're running on air. 

(And don't forget to snag a new pair of kicks for yourself too: The Best Workout Shoes for Acing Every Kind of Exercise

buy it, $130


New Era NFL Sport Knit Hat

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An easy win for the guy who keeps the TV locked on ESPN, this beanie lets him rep whether he's tailgating or shoveling snow. Grab one for his favorite NFL team—or yours, since it's obviously time he learned they're better. 

buy it, $25

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Cotopaxi Pacaya Insulated Jacket

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Your mountain man will love this warm, lightweight puff from a company that boasts sustainable, minimal-waste manufacturing. Cotopaxi's technology works to keep you super warm—not just with synthetic insulation but also with a design for max airflow to pull moisture away from your body as you sweat. Combined with construction for more arm mobility, this jacket is perfect to throw on for chilly adventures. 

buy it, $200

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TRX Home2 System

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For the guy in your life who is less “do you even lift bro?” and more about mobility and functional movement, gift him the lightest, most compact home gym ever: TRX Home2System. He’ll have everything he needs to set up the suspension training system at home, plus access to the TRX app which includes a ton of workouts. In-ear audio from coaches can even help cue form and technique.

Buy It, $200

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LifeProof NËXT iPhone Case

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The NËXT boasts a two-piece outer shell that wraps securely around your phone, sealing it off and making your lifeline dirt-proof, snow-proof, and drop-proof up to 6.5 feet—perfect for butterfinger boys and adventurers alike. Want to go the extra mile? LifeProof's brother company, OtterBox, makes NFL-themed screen protectors so, gifted alongside the clear NËXT case, his phone will be scratch-proof on the front and full team swag on the back.

buy it, $80

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Fjallraven Granit Shirt

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The wool blend body keeps heat locked in while the Fjallraven-signature G-1000 reinforcements at the shoulders are water-resistant, windproof, and breathable, creating a well-balanced shirt to keep him feeling warm and looking sharp. 

buy it, $150

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Yeti Rambler Colster

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This stainless steel koozie features Yeti's signature super-powered insulation—it keeps the chill inside for your beer, but not outside on your hands. Besides keeping a cold one cold far longer than it'll take him to drink it, the great thing about this screw-top design is that it's designed to fit either a can or a bottle.

buy it, $25

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Darn Tough Vermont Socks

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If all else fails, aim for practicality—top-tier practicality, of course. The aptly named Darn Tough socks are made from a super-durable merino wool blend to keep your guy's feet warm and dry in every scenario from summer hikes to winter runs. The company is so confident you'll love their socks that they offer an unconditional lifetime guarantee that each pair will be the most comfortable thing your feet have ever felt and last for every run, for all of time. 

buy it, $20

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Personal Creations Whiskey Wedge

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Give his nightcaps a special touch with these personalized tumblers. Not only can you add initials, names, or his favorite drinking motto, but the glasses also come with a silicone wedge so he can freeze ice at an angle to score a perfectly chilled sip, every time. 

Related: Alcohol-Themed Gifts for Every Booze Lover On Your List

buy it, $30

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Columbia Delta Marsh 1983 Jacket

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The perfect blend of fashion and function, this jacket not only hits the hot fall camo trend but is also made with waterproof, breathable nylon fabric and fully sealed seams to keep all water out. Plus, it's fully insulated so he'll stay dry and warm in the worst of downpours.

buy it, $180

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