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Gifts For the Extreme Sports Enthusiast

Extreme sports are death-defying, adrenaline-pumping activities that leave most of us staring in disbelief. And whether it's rock climbing, snowboarding, or skydiving, you may have someone special in your life who likes to push the limits. Here are my picks for gifts that will keep your action adventure buddy safe, warm, and protected no matter where they are.

  • Kershaw Carabiner Tool ($35) If MacGyver was a real life dude, I'm pretty sure he'd always have a carabiner on him. A carabiner is a must-have tool when any sort of ropes are involved and it also doubles as a cool keychain. This one gets pumped up on steroids with the addition of a stainless-steel blade, Phillips-head screwdrivers, and a bottle opener.
  • Petzl Elios Helmet ($56) Extreme sports often equate to extreme falls. The Petzl Elios is an exceptional climbing helmet that can be used for a variety of mountaineering sports. I love that it's durable and lightweight — it doesn't weigh down my backpack and comes in a ton of colors.

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  • The North Face Crimptastic Hybrid Down Jacket ($229) Conditions can get harsh out there so you better be protected. This jacket will keep the wearer super warm and safe from the elements without looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • Sunto Core Multifunction Watch ($300) Hey world, bring it on! This watch has an altimeter, barometer, and compass that works as high up as 29,000 feet. There's a storm alarm, and for the scuba diver in your life, it gives accurate depth readings to 30 feet.
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