OPL Staff Picks- Our Dream Gear Wishlist


Picture: OPL Team (Left to Right): Faith, Mallory, Melissa, Gareth, Marc, Jay

This Black Friday, we think buying gear to get outside is so much better than a crappy DVD player from some big box store you have to fight for with tooth and nail. We would rather fight the elements than crazed holiday shoppers. You have to think of friends and family, sure*, but we also think you have been pretty damn good this year and should use your pro deal to treat yourself (quickly, and then get outside). For some inspiration, here are the three items each of us here at OPL would most like from the site:

Gareth: Head Honcho, Resident Welsh Man, Pro Beer Drinker

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Pretty much anything under the sun, including climbing Everest, conquering burly rivers, and cycling his ass off

Gear Wish List:

BCA Float 32


Icelantic Nomad RKR

Icelantic - Nomad RKR

Julbo Revolution Goggle

Julbo - Revolution Goggle

Mallory: Office Wrangler, Customer Service 1st Responder, Word Nerd

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Skiing, Road Cycling, Trail running

Gear Wish List:

Liberty Envy Powder

Liberty Skis-Women's Envy

Big Agnes Shovelhead Down Jacket

Big Agnes - Hole In the Wall Jacket

Suunto Core

Suunto - Core

Melissa: Pro Deal Fairy (Membership Coordinator), Resident Office Mom, Style Guru

Outdoor Sports of choice: Hiking, Skiing, Running (including chasing her three rowdy boys)

Gear Wish List:

Mountain Hardwear Women’s Nitrous jacket

Mountain Hardwear - Nitrous Hooded Jkt-W

MSR – Women’s Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

MSR-Women's Lightning Ascent

Julbo Women’s Whoops Sunglasses 

Julbo-Women's Whoops - Polarized 3

Faith: Yogi Prolink General Manager, Wellness and Good Eatin’ expert, Endlessly Crafty (Homemade soap ya’ll!)

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Cycling, Ski Touring, (Is yoga an outdoor sport?)

Gear Wish List:

 La Sportiva Siren Jacket

La Sportiva - Women's Siren Hoody - #C21

Mountain Khakis Women’s Peaks Flannel shirt

Mountain Khakis - Women's Peaks Flannel Shirt

Scarpa Alien

Scarpa - Alien

Marc: Hook and Bullet Pro General Manager, Fish Story Teller (but they are all true), Better beer drinker than Gareth.

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Fishing, Skiing, Living in Alaska, General bad-assery

Gear Wish List:

Ocean Rodeo – Prodigy Kite

Ocean Rodeo - Prodigy Kite

Advanced Elements Attack White Water

Advanced Elements - Attack White Water

Zag Skis H112

Zag Skis - H112

Jay: Data Whiz, Design Fiend, Lover of Strange Colored Veggie Juices

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Living in his Dirtbag Van

Gear Wish List: 

Zag Slap XL 

Zag Skis - Slap XL

 FlyLow Lab Coat

Flylow - Lab Coat

Mountain Khakis Teton Flannel

Mountain Khakis - Teton Flannel Shirt

Melinda: Intern Extraordinaire, Extreme Salsa Dancer, Gear Junkette

Outdoor Sports of Choice: Climbing, Hiking, Backpacking

Gear Wist List: 

 Mountain Hardwear Phantasia 0′ Down Sleeping Bag

Mountain Hardwear - ()Phantasia 0°

 Five Ten – Women’s Guide Tennie

Five Ten - Women's Guide Tennie Canvas

 Mountain Hardwear Women’s Ghost Whisperer Jacket 

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