Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man’s Favorites

To be perfectly honest, this post has been in the works since Father’s Day.  Since it’s now July, I totally failed on that one!  However, there is some great gear that he has been testing that we don’t want to miss out on sharing with you.  And since people don’t JUST get gifts for the men on their life on the big holidays, we figure the information is still valuable.  It’s a hodge podge, but it’s what he’s been loving lately and thinks is worth sharing.


Ibex Pulse Running Shorts $78

Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man's FavoritesReally and truly, Ibex makes amazing clothing and gear.  It’s expensive (mostly because of the merino wool they use), but you can be sure to get a really high quality piece of clothing that will make your life easier.  Mtn Papa was on the quest this year for some great running shorts and we turned to Ibex first.

What he says: “The Pulse running shorts are the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn running. They are light, breathe well, and stay in place to prevent chaffing.”

The shorts’ liner is made with Ibex’s signature Pulse fabric – a blend of merino wool and spandex.


Ecoths Men’s Wear

Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man's FavoritesEcoths (pronounced “ecos”)  is a new shop out on the market just in the past year.  They are a sister company of Aventura, and a brand we scoped out at the Outdoor Retailer show a while back.

Because they say it much better than I ever could: “Ecōths is 100% natural and unparalleled with its unique styling details and approach to creating a brand with a true SOUL. Our desire with Ecōths is to combine urban fashion elements with rugged outdoor influence to create one cohesive brand that unites style, community, and goodness. As part of our GOOD SAM program, Ecōths will be supporting regional food banks around the country. For every Ecōths garment purchased in the United States, three meals will be provided to someone in need through their regional food bank. Ecōths mission is simple – bring together the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Product.”

This summer Mtn Papa was given a chance to try out Ecoth’s Tallac Shirt ($62).  I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect (and Mtn Papa never is ;)) but we were both very pleasantly surprised – the Tallac has become one of his favorite shirts to wear (super soft, wears well, gives some outdoorsy style) and my favorite shirt to see on him.

Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man's Favorites
Keeping it real… 🙂



Butterfly Wallet $12.45

Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man's FavoritesWhen Mtn Papa was on a hunt for a new wallet this year, he stumbled upon an advertisement on a magazine (I know, I know – people still do that?!?) for Butterfly Wallets.  They had a promo going at the time so we ended up buying three of them.   They looked like exactly what he wanted – small, lightweight and low bulk.

The wallet is really very simple – it only weighs 0.2 ounces and is 3mm thin.  However, it is very durable, holds all the cards that he wants it to hold (currently 8 + IDs) and doesn’t get in his way.  And really – at less than $13 the risk is super minimal.  He has been using his for the past 7 months and has no complaints at all.

It seems almost TOO simple to work great, but it sure does!  Available in 6 different colors.

Gear Round-up: An Outdoorsy Man's Favorites


Ibex and Ecoths generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review per our request.  However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. You can find my full disclosure here.

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