Hiking, backpacking, cycling, trail running: we rack up thousands of miles each year on our trail adventures throughout the South. And we share a solid philosophy that well-designed and crafted outdoor apparel can go a long way to enhance our experience in the great outdoors. With the South’s somewhat unpredictable weather, we’re out in it all: from ice storms to blazing heat, droughts to weeks of rain, and everything in between. Through it all, our favorite outdoor apparel, footwear and layering staples keep us warm, cool, dry and moving on our favorite hiking, running, and backpacking trails throughout the South.

We’ve wrapped our favorite hiking boots, running shoes, jackets, ski clothing and outdoor apparel into our 2018 Gift Guide to make gift giving easy for the outdoor-loving guy on your list. Find the perfect outdoor gift for him – or some new threads for your own adventures.


    Atlanta Trails Fleece Hoodies

    Our Atlanta Trails fleece hoodies are ultra-soft, and they’ve kept us warm and comfortable on some fantastic cold-weather adventures in the South. Our crew designs these ultra-soft and ultra-comfy hoodies in-house, inspired by our favorite Southern adventures. A vintage-style print, pre-worn finish, and the softest inner lining that we’ve felt in a sweatshirt will make this fleece your favorite. And it’s printed right here in the South!
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    LOWA Renegade

    The LOWA Renegade GTX Mid hiking boot has been our crew’s longtime favorite boot for almost any trail adventure. Superior comfort, fit, overall durability, and performance have kept this boot within easy reach in our gear closet. The grippy lugs and VIBRAM outsole deliver solid footing over rough terrain, and the MONOWRAP frame provides plenty of ankle protection and support. And thanks to its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining, the Renegade keeps our feet dry from the inside and out.
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    Sierra Designs Tuolumne Jacket

    The Sierra Designs Toulumne Jacket offers a ton of technical features, comfort, style, and durability at a surprisingly affordable price. Packed with synthetic FireBall down and wrapped in tough polyester shell, the Toulumne has kept us warm and snug through some downright chilly adventures. The jacket features two generously sized kangaroo pockets inside, and two exterior zippered pockets for storing gear and warming hands. And when the weather warms up, the jacket stuffs into one of the zippered pockets for easy stashing in a pack.
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    Darn Tough Socks

    Darn Tough socks are nearly indestructible and darn comfortable – and they’re unconditionally guaranteed, for life! Fast drying and wicking merino wool keeps our feet comfy and dry, even on the longest adventures. Sizes, thicknesses and heights are available for just about any type of outdoor activity.
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    Astral Hemp Donner

    The Hemp Donner’s mix of stylish design and technical performance make it a great shoe for casual hikes and urban exploration alike. The comfortable, breathable shoe is constructed of eco-friendly recycled polyester and hemp. It features a durable rubber sole with wide lugs for impressive traction. The Donner has been our go-to for easy hikes through the Piedmont Park and catching brews at our favorite breweries in Asheville.
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    Atlanta Trails Trucker Hat

    Our Atlanta Trails snapback truckers are perfect for every adventure, from scaling lofty summits to chasing gorgeous waterfalls. They’re designed by our crew and proudly stitched locally in North Carolina.
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    Rheos Gear Floating Sunglasses

    How many times have we lost sunglasses at the beach or on the water? (Seriously, we’ve lost count.) So we were super excited to find these stylish floating frames from a super awesome, outdoor-focused local Atlanta company. Rheos Gear offers wide range of styles, colors and lenses to match your adventure style.
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    Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket

    Out on the trail, the Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket works as hard as we do. The comfortable microfleece lining keeps us warm and snug, while the weather resistant outer shell blocks the wind and keeps us dry during rainy adventures. The Vescent is also remarkably breathable, keeping us dry when we’re powering through tough terrain.
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    Stio Durrance Jacket

    As with all of our Stio gear, we absolutely love the Durrance Jacket. This jacket keeps us toasty through the coldest adventures on and off the slopes. Featuring a two layer waterproof, breathable shell and water repellant 650-fill down insulation, the Durrance is designed for ultimate warmth and dryness. An adjustable, down-filled hood and powder skirt are both removable. The Durrance is an all-around amazing winter jacket, perfect for the ski slopes and around town.
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    KUHL Ryzer Pullover

    This is one of those pieces that you won’t want to take off. The super soft sweater knit fabric is comfortable, warm, and surprisingly breathable when active on the trail. The KUHL Ryzer is the perfect midlayer when paired with a puffy or waterproof rain shell, or a great top layer on mild spring mornings. Thumb locks keep the sleeves in place, and the quarter zip makes adjusting ventilation quick and easy. The Ryzer’s stylish fit and detailing make it one of our go-to grabs for a day on the trail, or around town.
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  • Midlayer perfection

    Stio Gannett Peak Hooded Jacket

    The Gannett Peak Jacket from Stio is one of our favorite, ultra-comfy midlayers, for on-trail performance and around-town style. We love its wicking outer layer and soft fleece inner lining. The jacket’s elastic cuff, hood and center draft flap keep the elements out, and keep us comfy on the move. And the jacket’s chest pocket is perfect for stashing keys, cash or ID.
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    KUHL Men’s Spyfire Jacket

    It’s not often you find a piece of gear that looks as amazing as it works! The KUHL Spyfire does just that. The 800-fill, ethically sourced, goose down and weather-resistant outer shell keep us toasty in even the toughest winter weather. And the Spyfire’s slim fit and details take us from trail to town looking stylish, too.
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    Atlanta Trails Shirts

    We print our shirts in small batches on the softest, comfiest shirts we’ve worn! Our crew designs our Atlanta Trails shirts in-house, and we screen print them locally in Atlanta. These tri-blend shirts are perfect for adventures out on the trail, chilling at home, or curled up in a hammock at the campsite.
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    LOWA Aerox GTX Lo Surround

    The LOWA Aerox GTX Lo Surround has been our go-to for lighter days on the trail here in the hot, humid South. The GTX Surround technology allows heat and wetness to escape the shoe through ventilation channels in the midsole, keeping us cool and dry from both inside and out. The lightweight, low shoe lets us keep up the pace while providing comfortable support and protection from rocks and roots underfoot.
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Thanks for your support! - the Atlanta Trails crew
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Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.

Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.