Outdoor gear gift guide: OWAA staff picks for your holiday giving

As the old saying goes, “In the fall an outdoorsperson’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of gear.” Okay, so that’s not actually a saying, old or otherwise, but it is often true. As the temps drop, the snowflakes appear for some of us, and the holidays approach, those of us passionate about being outdoors see it as an opportunity to further expand upon the offerings of our gear closet (or, for those truly obsessed, their gear garage).

So OWAA’s staff worked with a variety of brands, including several of those who are corporate members of OWAA, to bring you this list of great gear to gift, either to someone you care about – or yourself…

Read the full story on the OWAA blog.

‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning travel writer, tourism consultant and 25-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. He is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and formerly was the Vice President for Business Development for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Executive Director of the Family Travel Association. He has been serious about his writing since about age eight. He also runs the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. He’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to some 36 countries but has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. He deployed to Iraq with a U.S. Army line unit in 2005. His works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fodors.com, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Fatherly, Yahoo Travel, Family Vacation Critic, and many others. He also does periodic travel segments for the morning show of his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio.

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