Climber Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas is just around the corner and it can be tricky to find the right present for a climber. Luckily we’ve made it easy for you. On the EpicTV shop you can select the category you want to buy from and we give you some suggestions. In this article we go through some gift ideas to help you choose the perfect present.
Most climbers spend at least some of their time at a climbing wall…some never seem to leave! Our first gift is the Black Diamond Momentum, vegan climbing shoes.
These are comfortable beginner to intermediate shoes that offer excellent grip and support. The sole is cut from a single piece of rubber which is moulded to the shoe to save weight, and increase the durability. The Momentum has an understated, stylish look and is suitable for vegans to wear.
Climbers tend to be surrounded in clouds of chalk…so it’s a safe bet that any gift involving chalk will be a hit.
We love the Snap Big Chalk Bag which is a big, tough bouldering chalk bucket, perfect for indoor climbing sessions.
It’s made with 900 deniers, 100% recycled polyester and is washable for when it gets too grubby. There is a zippered pocket on the outside for skin care items or valuables and three brush holders built into the bag. There are lots of colours available and stand out graphics on the front.
Gifts Under €50
Training is an obsession for many climbers, so a fingerboard is likely to tick all the right boxes. The Portable Hangboard from Ash Climbing is a hand made training and warm up tool. Because of it’s easily transportable size it can be taken to the crag to warm your fingers up ready for climbing.
The hangboard has four edges, two outer pockets which are 15mm deep one central 20mm pocket and a pull up jug on top. You can flip the board over too turn the outer pockets into larger 20mm pockets. Priced under €50 this is an absolute bargain and a beautiful present.
Although climber are happiest when climbing occasionally they will need some chill out time. The Font Trumps is a great card game where you pit some of Fontainebleau’s iconic boulders against each other. With grade, height, moves, sandbag and aesthetic categories to choose from you pick the best way to beat your opponent.
Whether it’s a rest day..or rainy day…these cards will entertain.
Climbing is a sport where you can progress quickly. Routes that looked impossible before suddenly get sent and the horizons of the sport opens up. As climbers improve they will want to upgrade their gear.
To climb at your limits you might need to put in some training time, but working out a plan can be tricky. The Cafe Kraft Gimme Kraft! Guide is a book from expert coaches that covers all aspects of training. From pegboards to pull up bars, get the knowledge to make your sessions more efficient.
The book also comes with a DVD which shows the exercises in motion. You can learn the correct form required and prevent injury with these demonstrations.
Finding a good pair of climbing trousers is harder than you think. You want them to not restrict movement but still be tough and durable.
The Black Diamond Forged Denim pants tick both these boxes. They are breathable, stretchy and lightweight climbing jeans, featuring tough Cordura™ fibres in the fabric.
They come in a variety of different colours and will bring a touch of style to climbing sessions. They have a smart casual look so can be worn outside of the climbing wall and crag and fit in with your usual attire. Want one jean to do it all…? Look no further.
Climbers are notorious gear holders, so what do you buy the climber who thinks they have it all? Here are a few presents that you might not have thought of…and one blow the budget biggie.
The new Petzl Iko Core is a head torch with a different design from normal. It uses a wrap around headband that is perfect for climbers who like to get as active. No matter how hard they try this torch is staying put!
Weighing in at just 75g with 500 lumins of max power this is the perfect light-weight addition to any expert climbers kit list.
It has a rechargeable Core battery but also works with AA batteries if you can’t find a place to re-charge.
Having a good backpack is important for all climbers but the Blue Ice Dragon Fly 25L suits climbers who are looking to achieve fast and light alpine and rock missions. Its weight is kept low at 460g but it’s tough, with ripstop nylon protecting against abrasions and a DWR finish to shrug off water.
The bag has a rope carrying system, side pockets for water, ice axe attachment points and internal pockets amongst other features. It has an easy top loading design with a draw code for quick opening and closing. The whole pack can be striped down to make it as minimal and compact.
Finally let’s look at that one special present…the blow the budget BIG gift. Check out the Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody. This is an insulated, mid-layer jacket, with a wind and moisture resistant outer shel.. It can be used for many different types of climbing and has highly compressible fabrics for safe saving packing.
Composite body mapping technology allows for insulation in the torso, arms and hood with stretchy and breathable fabric on the side panels and underarms.
You would expert Arc’teryx clothes too be high quality standard and this jacket is beautifully built and designed. A guaranteed smile for whoever opens this jacket on Christmas Day…