THE DIRT ORCAS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – 2018

By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orca’s – 12/14/18

With impeccable style and the wryest kind of smile, The Dirt Orca’s Holiday Gift Guide returns for a while.

Dare to compare this guide to another,

Be forewarned this may lead you asunder.

Yet seek its toys and all of their joys,

You’ll bringing cheer and delight to all those who might,

Take a minute to think of another.

Under $25 

Mophie Wireless charging pad for Iphone – $19.99 – Here what you do. Take a piece of gaffers (or duct) tape and stick it to the back of this wireless phone charging pad. Then stick it right in the center of your Ram Mount X-Grip ($25)on your motorcycle or inside your rig. Plug it in and forget about it. Then ever time you slip your phone into the X-Grip, it automatically starts charging. It works. You’ll love it. No more fiddling with lightning cables with your gloves on. Just slap your phone in and your charging.

Motion Pro T6 Combo Lever 24mm – $20 – This is little beauty is a wonderful gift for any adventure motorcyclist in your life. Combines two of the annoyingly large parts of the tool kit into one.  Stay on the road with this high quality tool from MotionPro.

Under $50

Smartwool Socks – $$$ – Sure I have this under the under $50 section but they only cost $22, but that is because you would be an idiot not buy at least three pairs for your next motorcycle trip. You’ll love the way they interact with your feet while in a heavy duty motorcycle boot and while your feet and rubbing together in the bottom of your mummy bag in the morning. Rugged but oh so comfy.

Yeti 64oz Growler – $39 – Think about this deal. I use mine all the time. Things from Yeti are typically very expensive because they make nice cool products. This isn’t expensive and it works really well. Easy to carry and keeps things hot or cold for a long time. I really dig mine and think you will too. Perfect for trips to the local brewery or out on the trails.

Under $150

JetBoil Flash Cooking System Carbon (updated for 2018) – $87 – JetBoils make getting your morning coffee in your mouth or your dinner ready after a long days ride about as simple as any product on the market. Hard to argue with those benefits.

Born to Ice by Paul Nicklen – $120 – Sea Legacy co-founder, NatGeo photographer and my personal favorite wildlife and nature advocate, Paul Nicklen, has released a treasure of a coffee table book. High end in every way. This is a gift that will truly light up the recipients future. Giving them both inspiration and education about our natural world.

Mr. Heater Buddy – $75 – Tent safe, 900 BTU, propane gas heater that works very well if you are interested in car camping or tent camping in winter months. Check it out.

Give $100 to a project or charity you care about – $100 – Think about what you like. Google charities related to that thing. Pick one and donate. If you don’t like anything, give to something I like, like this one.

Under $250

Giant Loop 1 Gallon Gas Bag – $149 – Giant Loop has made carrying additional fuel a whole lot easier for moto enthusiasts of all types. I highly recommend the quality and design elements of this item. A great addition if you are planing a long journey or just need a way to stay on the trail a bit longer. These come in a variety of sizes but I find for adventure riding that the one gallon is the right choice.

Rev-it Kryptonite GTX Gloves – $159 –  A great winter riding / bad weather glove. The transition to colder riding temps requires you to stay nimble. Your hands are your lifeline to safe riding. Protect them and keep them at their best on your rides this year with this glove. You can find these in a number of places but pick them up from our friends at thewarmingstore.com and you can get free shipping using the code “STAYWARM”

Bonus Round

BUY SOME ART!!! BUY IT FROM PEOPLE SELLING IT TO SUPPORT THEIR TRAVELS. IF YOU NEED IDEAS JUST SCROLL THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PAGE HERE AT DIRT ORCA’S AND IF YOU LIKE THEIR PHOTO’S MAYBE HEAD OVER TO THEIR WEBSITE AND BUY SOMETHING. YOU GET ART AND YOUR HOME LOOKS BETTER AND THEY GET TO STAY ON THE ROAD. HERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES

Tim Burke

Adam Smith / @roadlyfe

David Jongerden

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