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A Holiday Hot Lap

Local gear shops share the "one great gift" they recommend this year

The slopes aren't open yet, but the biking is good... and for those who love running or climbing, those clear paths and rocks mean the outdoor season is still in full swing. For those looking for something for the outdoor lover on their gift list, consider shopping local and going for one of these hot items. We asked local gear shops to send us their gift recommendations.

Stormy Kromer Waxed Cotton Insulated Rancher Cap at Crow's Feet: A Mountain Collective

Pray for snow, because this rancher cap, featuring duck-filled insulation and fleece lining, is gonna keep your head warm and make you look fancy. Topped with the vintage look of waterproofed waxed cotton. Another fun option: Crow's Feet's homage to a favorite cheap Pacific Northwest beer—also made with wool. Stormy Kromer $60; Beer hat $25.

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Courtesy Deschutes River Conservancy
Stormy Kromer hat; beer hat.

Crow's Feet:
A Mountain Collective
2843 NW Lolo Rd. Suite 110, Bend

Oregon Ski Atlas at Mountain Supply

Have dreams of skiing Oregon's peaks? Just want to live vicariously through someone who's been there? Then this may be the coffee-table book you need in your life. The "Oregon Ski Atlas" is available at Mountain Supply for $30.

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Courtesy Project Bike
Oregon Ski Atlas.

Mountain Supply
834 NW Colorado Ave., Bend

"Home Waters" Book from the Deschutes River Conservancy

The Deschutes River Conservancy works to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. Now, a new collaborative coffee table book from DRC aims to get people inspired by telling the stories of the basin's past, present and future through photography, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Interested parties can reserve the $45 book now through the DRC website, and then pick it up at a book launch on Dec. 3 at Bellatazza in downtown Bend. Buyers can also pick up their reserved copy at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe or get it mailed to their homes.

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Courtesy Mountain Suppy
"Home Waters" book.

"Home Waters" Launch Party
Fri., Dec. 3, 5-8pm Bellatazza
869 NW Wall St., Bend
Order copies of the book
at deschutesriver.org

Hot Wax Card from Pine Mountain Sports

This card gets you 10 hand-applied hot waxes for any style of skis and/or snowboards at Pine Mountain Sports in Bend. A hot ski wax costs $15 and snowboards are $18 at Pine, so this card will get you any 10 of skis or boards waxed at a great discount. The card goes for $100 and is worth $150 to $180. It doesn't expire, but you sure don't wanna lose it.

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Courtesy Pine Mountain Sports
Hot Wax Card.

Pine Mountain Sports
255 SW Century Dr., Bend

Cable Shifter Upgrade at Project Bike

Turn your bike's normal cable shifters into a wireless system with the SRAM GX AXS Upgrade Kit. In stock at Project Bike, it's a great way to declutter your ride. $600.

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Courtesy Crows Feet
Cable Shifter Upgrade.

Project Bike
35 NW Bond St., Bend

Nicole Vulcan

Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. You can mostly find her raising chickens, walking dogs, riding all the bikes and attempting to turn a high desert scrap of land into a permaculture oasis.
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