2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear

Before you trek into the wild, check out these high-performance yet stylish products. That way, you’ll look good when they discover your body.

By Steve Mazzucchi

Gifts: Stanley Ink skull flaskStanley Ink 8 oz. Skull Flask ($20)
Doctors and scientists say drinking booze when you’re cold just makes you colder — but what the hell do they know? Which is why we recommend this leak-proof life-saver, which is slim enough to slip into any backpack or back pocket, yet still delivers eight shots of your favorite spirit. Plus, the stainless steel flask boasts a wide mouth to help even the hardest alcohol go down easy. And we defy you to write an equally dirty-sounding-but-not-actually-dirty sentence than that.

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