Working in the outdoor industry has some major perks. We get to spend our days around like-minded people, share our experiences and knowledge with our community, and we are in the know about the latest gear. While we’ve been cultivating gift guides for you and your adventure buddies, your local Alabama Outdoors managers have been adding to their own personal wish lists and saving their pennies to make their gear wishes come true. Here are the top items on our staff wish lists this season.
“This jacket is perfect for our mild and moderately cold days. It’s a wonderful everyday jacket that is clean and simple, yet stylish enough to wear with either athleisure or casual-nice clothing. It layers well too. I can wear it hiking to keep me warm without overheating and pack it up in my daypack with ease because it’s so lightweight! I’m loving the Helix blue color!”
-Grace Willis, Homewood Manager
You can’t always be out exploring the great outdoors. For those days spent in the city, the Vuori Men’s Ponto Performance Crew Pullover keeps you wrapped in easy-wearing comfort from your early morning class to an evening out trying that new brewery in town. This classic crew perfect to keep you warm whether the office is chilly or you’re biking back home after a night out.
-Collin Kendrick, Mobile Manager
The only pair of joggers you’ll ever need, the Free Fly Women’s Bamboo Fleece Jogger is the ideal pair of do-anything sweats that’ll keep you cool and comfy no matter the weather. The bamboo fiber blend wicks moisture and the drawstring waist keeps them in place, plus cuffed ankles make sure you won’t get them wet or caught on shoes. “I want the Free Fly Bamboo Fleece Joggers because this year is all about comfort for me; and, these are the coziest pants in the building!”
-Carla Mann, Florence Manager
A fresh, new Alabama Outdoors original design printed on a fan favorite, the garment-dyed Comfort Colors Crew Sweatshirt. Made of ring-spun cotton and polyester gives it that cozy feel and keeps you warm when you need it most. “The topaz is a fun color for the Fall and Winter Season and it can be worn alone or layered. Who doesn’t love a good sweatshirt?”
-Abbey Medlin, Trussville Manager
“I’m a sucker for pretty much anything Patagonia, but the Nano-Air stands out as a highly comfortable and truly unique jacket. The stretchy material makes it so comfortable to wear you’ll forget you’re wearing a jacket at all. At the same time, it manages to stay impressively warm for its lightweight construction. And, because it’s filled with synthetic insulation and not down, it’ll still function when wet. This is a really cool jacket for anybody that has it all and wants something a little different yet still highly functional.”
-Carl Stanfield, Inverness Manager
‘Tis The Season Of Giving! Check out our other gift guides to help you find the perfect gifts for the ones on your list. We want everyone to enjoy the outdoors, and we work to build loyalty one connection at a time. Visit one of our stores or take advantage of our shipping or curbside pickup! #BeOutdoors