3 Killer Glossaries for Rock Climbing Terms and Slang

Climbers can sound like they are speaking their own, grunt-based language. To understand the lingo and climbing culture, you must search far and wide, sampling climbing terms of different disciplines and publications. Only then can you assemble the fragments to understand that when your friend tells you to “take,” he’s really telling you “pull in rope ASAP, otherwise I’m going to fall.”


A stalwart for desperate high school students and general knowledge seekers alike, Wikipedia offers the 30,000-foot view on just about everything, climbing included. You can learn about anything from gym climbing to gnarly alpine aid. But, it won’t exactly tell you what is what.

For example, screamers and screw-ons, while next to each other on the list, are about as disparate as any two climbing terms could be. One is a rippable quickdraw meant to lessen impact forces on marginal anchors, usually ice screws. The other is a small, plastic foothold attached to gym walls with screws. The list can be almost too comprehensive to digest, but is definitionally accurate. Approach with caution, but a good resource for that weird word your friend said.


Rock and Ice

A longtime presence in the climbing world, Rock and Ice focuses on outdoor climbing on–you guessed it–rock and ice. Its focus can be pretty alpine-heavy, so it isn’t always easily navigable for new-to-the-sport gym climbers. But, once you start to get vertical outside, it is a reliable and useful source. Their lexicon reflects their focus, but addresses the larger climbing world. Much of the current news in the climbing world requires a lexicon to parse. But, this glossary can help you understand and explain those NatGeo and Outside articles your aunt keeps sending you about your crazy new sport. Rock and Ice is a good place to get your footing before your first time on rock with jargon-spewing friends. Or, it can find its uses at Thanksgiving, explaining an ‘onsight’  or ‘redpoint’ to your parents.


Climbing is another major publication, focusing more exclusively on rock, particularly trad and sport. Though, they do cover indoor climbing and the competition scene more comprehensively than most other outlets. The magazine often has more commentary and satire than others, particularly the column “Unsent.” So you could probably guess that the column’s “18 New Climbing Slang Terms” isn’t meant to be taken seriously. But the list of semi-satirical terminology does reveal more about the sport’s culture than you might expect. The jokes are aimed at the bulk of climbers and their climbing lives, so expect to chuckle about your own gym experiences.

Proceed with caution, and prepare for ridicule if deploying new-found “Unsent” vocab, and, god forbid, don’t be a perma-gumby. When you describe how you sent that awful, greasy granite corner in 90 degree heat, make sure to mention the underfling move onto that nasty splingus above the last bolt. The magazine as a whole holds much more useful information, most of which you would not be made fun of for repeating, apart from other “Unsent” columns or James Lucas’ “Peaches Preaches.” Thanks, James.


Our Favorite Photos from CKS Paddlefest

The Huck Adventures team spent Memorial weekend in Buena Vista, Colo., for the CKS Paddlefest. There was tons of action on the banks of the gorgeous Arkansas River, and we caught it all on camera. Check out our favorite photos below.

If you haven’t been to a the CKS Paddlefest yet, you’re missing out. They have a little bit of everything, from the U.S. National Freestyle Championships to a kayak rodeo. Paddlers from all over the country, and even internationally, came for some action on the Arkansas River.

Huck Adventures had a booth at CKS Paddlefest, and we had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by. We were spreading the word about the Huck app and loved all the positive feedback we got from the paddling community.

If you missed our booth and want to be a beta tester, or just want to be notified of our launch, sign up on our website, www.huckadventures.com.

CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry

Thank you to Nic Daughtry Photography for the incredible photos of the event. Check out more of his work at https://nicdaughtry.com/

Huck Social Safety Tips

Huck is here to help you meet and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts, but your safety is our highest priority.  We want you to be able to trust in each other’s skill level and feel safe when you meet through our app so you can enjoy the outdoor activities you love.

Exploring the outdoors comes with some inherent risk, but so does meeting someone new online and offline. So, we hope that you read and follow the following safety tips and guidelines when you meet other users on our app.

Being Safe Online

Keep Your Personal Information Private

Never give personal information to people you haven’t met in person. Don’t share your home or work address, account numbers for credit cards or banking, social security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. And keep conversations on the Huck app. It’s common for scammers to try to move conversations to email, text, or phone.

Note: Huck will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported to Huck immediately at support@huckadventures.com.

Use a Unique Profile Photo

For your profile photo, use a photo you haven’t used on other social media sites. Images can be found using a reverse image search on Google, and that makes it easy for scammers to find you on other social media platforms.

Never Send Money

Do not respond to requests for money from someone you haven’t met or for you to purchase items to be shipped overseas as a favor, no matter how compelling the request may be. Do not wire money to anyone, especially overseas, because there are no protections in place for you as the sender. Please report any such requests to us immediately at support@huckadventures.com  

Report Suspicious Users

If someone makes you uncomfortable, is sending you harassing messages, or is acting suspicious, you should report them at support@huckadventures.com. Your report will be anonymous.

Also, anyone who violates our Terms of Use should be reported. Examples of violations include:

  • Minors (under the age of 18) using the platform
  • Defaming, stalking, bullying, harassing, or threatening other users
  • Impersonating other people or organizations and creating fake profiles
  • Promoting violence, degradation, subjugation, discrimination or hatred aginst individuals or other groups
  • Sending violent, nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos
  • Persons sending spam or solicitation, such as attempts to sell products or services

In-Person Safety

Meet in a Group

There’s safety in numbers. Take advantage of organized events on the app to meet someone for the first time or use the app to message and organize a group of users to get together.

Tell a Friend Before You Go

Tell a friend where you are going, who you are going with, and when they can expect to hear from you afterwards. Take a screenshot of their profile and send it to them. If plans for your meeting location change, then notify your friend.

Meet in a Public Place

Avoid meeting someone for the first time on a secluded trail or location. Also, don’t meet up at your home or office. Instead, choose a busy outdoor location, a gym, or other public place where there will be lots of people.

Arrange Your Own Transportation

Be in control of your own transportation so you are able to leave when you want. Don’t get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know or trust. Have rideshare apps on your phone and have your phone fully charged.

Stay Sober

Consumption of alcohol or recreational drugs can impair your judgement and may put you or the person you are meeting up with in danger. Also be aware of your drink to prevent anyone altering them with synthetic substances.

Trust Your Gut

Trust your gut if you feel uncomfortable and leave. Your safety is more important than worrying about feeling rude. You also can report them to Huck at support@huckadventures.com.


Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline (www.rainn.org)

Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov)

Huck Adventures Podcast, Episode 3: Sean Sewell of Engearment

On this episode we are talking to Sean Sewll owner and founder of Endearment. We talk about some of our favorite gear, adventures in the backcountry, and split-boarding.

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Gear Review: Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket

Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket
Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket

I bike to work several days a week, and even though most of my commute happens on trails, visibility is key. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started the bike ride home from the office and had my taillight die or rode by another cyclist in a similar situation. On the road, it’s even more important to reduce the possibility of risk.

So when Showers Pass sent me their Hi-Vis Torch Jacket to test, it immediately caught my eye. With its reflective fabric, it’s hard to miss during the day or night, but so is its unique design. They imprinted the jackets with the maps of 11 international cities known for cycling with their silver MapREflect Fabric. As headlights approach, the streets on the fabric light up.

Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket

Down the sides of the jacket is a blinding neon green eliteTM fabric providing day-time visibility. Additionally, the jacket comes with four LED Beacon Lights that can be inserted into specific areas of the jacket and activated at night for greater visibility.

Showers Pass sent me a jacket to test out and review, and I can attest the Hi-Vis Torch Jacket is a great addition to any cycling gear closet.

The jacket is 100% waterproof, but it’s still permeable, so that heat and sweat generated can escape. When combined with other waterproof gear, including the Showers Pass Crosspoint Flip-Mitt and their Waterproof Crosspoint Socks, you’re basically invincible to the elements. I even stood under the steady downpour of our shower to see just how waterproof this jacket was and while a little bit of water had seeped in through the neck, my shirt underneath was dry.

Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket

There’s also three ventilation areas on the jacket (one on each side and another in the back) that can be opened or closed to allow cool air in. It also performs well in colder temperatures. Cycling with a base layer underneath the jacket in temperatures hovering just above 20ºF I was comfortable during moderate aerobic effort.

Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket

For storage, the jacket has chest and rear pockets. Both are sized well. I was able to easily slide in and out my iPhone 7 Plus into the front pocket. In the back I could fit in a CO2 inflation kit, my keys, multi tool, and a snack bar.


I’ve been impressed by the Showers Pass Hi-Vis Torch Jacket. It does everything a cycling jacket in this category should do and does it exceptionally well. It’s a great jacket that’s a regular part of my commute and weekend rides.

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The Best Backpacking Food Ideas for Each Meal & Diet

With so many fancy food options out there, finding good, nourishing food that fits your diet can be challenging, even cooking in your kitchen at home! Throwing in a camping stove and a dirt-floor kitchen certainly doesn’t make things any easier. Below, find a collection of backpacking food ideas for your next overnight, three-day or thru-hike!

Recipe Ideas for Vegetarians


Egg bombs! Beat some eggs, throw in your favorite omelette ingredients and throw it all in the oven in a muffin tin. You also could bake them in a pie crust for a mini-quiche. Eat them cold while on the run or throw them, foil and all, into a fire or over a stove to warm them up and eat from your sleeping bag!

Trusty instant oatmeal. When backpacking, I like to spice mine up with fresh fruit, nut butters, powdered milk (great for longer trips) and instant coffee when I really need some help. I also find the runnier it is, the less I mind the stickiness of instant oats.

backpacking food ideas peak refuel granola

Freeze-dried breakfast. Several days into a trip, another bowl of oatmeal can look like an uphill battle. So, I will occasionally treat myself. Peak Refuel makes a good strawberry granola (it has berries in a bag! Just add cold water), and many other brands make egg-based breakfasts worth trying.


Veggie cheese wraps. They got me through almost the entire Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. 2,700 miles of bell peppers, soft cheese and seasoning salt wrapped in a hearty tortilla. Of course, ingredients are limited by logistics, but we found cucumbers and bell peppers were robust enough for two to three days of wraps. A soft, white cheese is also important, as no one wants to eat a ¼ pound of cheddar for lunch.

Leftovers. On the first day of any backcountry trip, I treat myself by reheating whatever leftovers I had in the fridge that morning. Hearty dinners are a favorite of mine, and the best backpacking food out there, so anything hard to cook on a camp stove can be a treat. Just reheat and eat.


Instant rice, refried beans, cheese and spinach. I try to keep my dinner simple to prepare and simple to cook. Cook the rice, dump everything in and enjoy all the major macronutrients and some fiber to boot. There are a thousand permutations on this one. Starch, protein, fat, green is my formula, and it rarely steers my wrong. I also find myself cracking eggs into just about everything. Just be careful when you pack the eggs! Plastic egg cradles work, but I find myself leaving them in the cardboard and swaddling them with clothes.

Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas


Sweet porridge. We’ve all eaten enough oatmeal in our lives, so in the backcountry I mix it up. Common favorites are grits, halwa (made with semolina flour), and polenta. Adding additional fat, usually olive oil, and chia seeds keeps everything tasting like the yummy stuff I eat at home without all the heavy ingredients like coconut milk.


Powdered hummus. It sounds like an abomination, but it genuinely is pretty rad. Especially days into an adventure that fresh hummus just isn’t tough enough for, the powdered stuff is worth its weight in gold. When I’m out of backpacking food ideas, I mix it up and eat it on its own or mix it in with other cooked ingredients for a high-protein sauce in other endeavors.

Backpacking Food Ideas for Dinner:

Grain bowls. Especially for longer trips, whole grains are a very important part of my food planning. Dense and shelf-stable, they are a constant in my pack. Beyond the grain, it all comes down to preference. My dinners, diet to diet, vary in substance but not structure. I try to include a starch, fat, protein and green in each dinner. For vegans, that can look like farro, kalamata olives, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes some fried tofu (if I’ve got any left after nibbling), and a light sauce based on the sun-dried tomato oil. Depending on the trip, I might pre-cook the tofu or broccoli, but if I intend to eat it on the second or third day of a trip, I’ll toss everything into the boiling water sequentially, steaming everything together.

backpacking food ideas hobo dinner

Hobo dinner. If you’re in a place where fires are permitted and convenient, an excellent, low-input option is tossing a potato (sweet is my preference) wrapped in foil into the fire. Once it smells good, pull it out! This works for most vegetables, but if you’re going to throw a container of broccoli in the fire, make sure to oil it a bit first. Once you’ve got the potato cooked, load it up like a baked potato with vegan cheese (if you roll that way), tasty veggies, and maybe some avocado. The meltier the toppings get, the better! And no stove required.

Keto Backpacking Food Ideas


Eggs bombs! If you can’t tell, I love eggs. Similar to the vegetarian version, throw all the meat, vegetables and cheese you can fit in, then warm them up in foil over a stove. The cheesier they are, often the better they stand up to time in a backpack.


Chicken salad. Especially if it’s avocado-based, it’ll keep well in a backpack longer than cream-based options. Celery is a great add to keep it crunchy on the second or third day.

Bacon Avocado Power Bowl. This is a friend’s invention, mashing crispy bacon, avocado, sauteed greens and sometimes salmon together. The mixture becomes dense, but always tastes so freaking good. Make sure to cook the bacon ahead of time; it gets messy doing it in camp!

Backpacking Food Ideas for Dinner:

backpacking food ideas meat and veggies

Meat and Veggies. If I’m only going out for a day or two or camping somewhere cold, I’ll bring some pre-cooked steak or pork chops. After a long day, it doesn’t matter much if they’re warm or not, but a quick rewarm is easy enough. On longer trips, I’ll bring packet tuna, smash it with avocado and cheese, and toss with some cooked zucchini to keep it from getting too dense. This style of dinner often ends up cold, as the reheating of everything together on a single burner can get complicated.

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Huck Adventures Podcast, Episode 2: Abby Mitchell

Abby Mitchell

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Abby Mitchell, a trail-runner, ultra marathoner, and all around awesome person. We talk about trail-running, the Boulder running community, the sense of connection running can bring, her favorite gear, and being plant-fueled. Abby is also sponsored by Adidas. During our conversation she mentions a couple of her favorite products. If you’re interested, click on the link in the notes to learn more.

Adidas Terrex Parley 2 Knit

Ultimate Direction Comfort Belt

Adidas Skort

Suunto 9

Listen on: Google PlayApple Podcast or Spotify and make sure you click the subscribe button.

10 Rock Climbers Inspiring Us on Instagram

Rock climbing isn’t easy. The blisters, the packing in equipment to remote locations, and the many failed tries make it frustrating. But after an epically successful route, the pain and tests of motivation are all worth it.

That’s why it’s encouraging to turn to Instagram to see some of the best rock climbers face their own trials and successes. We love the big name climbers, but there are also so many other lesser-known rock climbers whose stories may change the way you look at rock climbing.

Below are 10 quotes from rock climbers who are guaranteed to inspire you and get you rock climbing all summer long. Make sure to follow them on Instagram for incredible climbing stories and endless motivation.

“Yeah that’s me, 34 years ago, when I had more balls than brains…”
– Simon Carter

Simon Carter is an Australian adventure rockclimber who has documented his process by taking professional photographs of his climbs and the climbs of others. He has rockclimbed in 18 countries and climbs to overcome a fear of heights. His Instagram is full of shots from other professional rockclimbers on unique routes around the world.

“As a six year old girl growing up in NYC, I never imagined I’d become a rock climber, traveling all over the world. I didn’t think I was brave enough, and I was too concerned that others would think it was a crazy idea. Now I’m 17 and proud of how I’ve helped push the sport to new places, and how I’ve learned to never sweat the judgment of others.”
– Ashima Shiraishi

At only 18 years old, Ashima Shiraishi is the best female rockclimber in the world. She was the youngest person to climb a V15 route and the only female (by the way she was 14 when she did this). She is a first-generation American and uses her experience growing up in poverty in NYC to inspire other urban youth to climb.

“When you are facing a challenge that’s near your personal limit you are guaranteed to fail multiple times, so for me this is balancing a sense of humility with a sense of belief.”
– Nathaniel Coleman

Another coming-of-age star, Nathaniel Coleman, has won two IFSC silver medals in the World Circuit. He is on the road to compete on the US national team in Tokyo at the 2020 olympics. He is an inspiration for all young aspiring athletes.

“In my mind, being a true climber is not synonymous with how often or hard you climb outdoors. In my life, climbing outdoors often has only been correlative with privilege, disposable time, and disposable income.”
– Mélise Marie

Mélise Marie is a rockclimber who challenges the climbing community to have conversations about diversity and inclusivity.  She’s vocal about the divide within outdoor sports and encourages all underrepresented people to get involved and climb. She is currently earning her PhD in neuroscience and is overall an inspiring figure.

“The more we can open our eyes to other people’s visions of the world, and not write them off as crazy or silly or strange, the more we can just decide to try things because they are fun and enjoyable.”
– James Pearson

James Pearson is a British rock climber that has climbed in exotic locations around the world. He is a sponsored climber for The North Face, and his climbs have been featured in many mini documentaries for the brand. He has climbing skills in many climbing disciplines, including sawanobori (Japanese stream climbing).

“Being a veteran and utilizing the strengths to become a climber, to become a backpacker, to become a hiker, to become a fisherman or a kayaker you get to build off who you are and be something more than just a veteran.”
– Stacy Bare

Not a professional rock climber but rather an inspirational hobbyist climber, Stacy Bare is a veteran who used climbing to overcome his PTS from Iraq. From that experience, he founded Adventure Not War. The project’s aim is to climb, ski, and adventure in all the places where he had served in the army, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He also is the Director of Sierra Club Outdoors, founded the Great Outdoors Lab, and a brand ambassador for The North Face.

“Choosing to be a dirtbag climber is just not an option for many people of color.”
– Sophia Danenberg

The climbing community is plagued by a lack of diverse role models. However, climber Sophia Danenberg has set out to change this. She was the first African American to summit Everest in 2007. Her background has had a great impact on the way she connects with local community at her climbing destinations. She discusses how her lack of white privilege helps her get better information for exotic climbing spots.

“I dont get days like this above the clouds without months or years of prep and training and dreaming first.”
– Adrian Ballinger

Professional rock climber, skier, and mountain guide, Adrian Ballinger has been an idol for all challenging adventurers around the globe. He has summited Everest six times, varying between using supplemental oxygen and choosing to climb without.

“I could not see how high I was, I could just feel the openness and how exposed I felt as I climbed higher.”
– Shaun Sturges

Rock climbing fully-able bodied is a challenge in itself. But imagine climbing up steep ascents with no eyesight. This is the challenge of climber Shaun Sturges. He is a rockclimber who lost his eyesight as a teenager, but has continued to seek out the adrenaline. He has hopes to compete in the 2024 Paralympic Games.

“Climbing is for everyone, it’s an innate part of nature.”
– Kai Lightner

Kai Lightner is another young climber who some have said has the skills to become the best rock climbers in the world. The 19-year-old began climbing at age six, and has a long list of accomplishments. At 6’3” he towers amongst his competitors. But perhaps our favorite part about him is his passion and enthusiasm for the sport. It shines through him and makes him incredibly fun to watch.

Rock climbing is a sport that has been defined by the same demographics for decades. However, the rockclimbers quoted above are challenging these norms, and showing us that anyone can climb. They just have to want it.

Get out there and climb on. Rock climbing is officially for all.

Need a rockclimbing partner? Sign up for the Huck Adventures app to be matched with other rockclimbers in your area based on skill and availability.

50 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Adventurous Mom

Finding the right gift for Mother’s Day for the best mother in the world isn’t always easy. We get it. So, we’ve put together an extensive gift guide with 50 adventure-inspired products to hopefully make the search for the perfect Mother’s Day gift that much easier.

Whether your mom is a camper, a skier, or loves any type of adventure, we’ve got the perfect gift idea for you organized below by activity.  Browse useful multi-tools, trendy yoga journals and everything in between for a gift your mom is sure to love!

For Moms who Hike

  • Your mom can wear this trail shoe (pictured above) on an a.m. hike and on a same-day lunch date while maintaining comfort and style throughout. Ztrail by Zero shoes.
  • Give the gift of staying dry with this waterproof jacket wax this Mother’s Day. Greenland Wax
  • Nothing like hanging out with mom. Take it to the next level with this hammock for two. Feno-Doublenest at REI.
  • It looks like a utensil, but it’s so much more. With the Muncher, your mom can start a fire and indulge in some grub at the same time (although not recommended).THE MUNCHER
  • You never know when a tent, tarp, or your rain gear will sport an unwelcome tear. With the Tenacious Tape, your mom will always be prepared. Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Tape
  • There’s not a meal your mother couldn’t cook with this on-the-go 16-piece camp cookware set.
  • For the mom who wants to get stronger but hates the gym, the EmPack Gift Card is the way to go for stylish training backpacks.

For Moms Who Trail Run

Moms who trail run
  • For the moms who love the trail but hate the shoes, the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Trail-Running Shoes mimic the feel of barefoot running while maintaining protection on light trails.
  • This water bottle waist pack is for the minimalist mom thanks to its lightweight design with a solid fuel/storage balance.
  • If your mom’s among the many who rock the corded headphones, grab one of these Cord Supervisor’s to keep those wires out of the danger zone while running.
  • Brighten up your mom’s trail running life with a Amphipod Versa-Light. The safety light clips to almost anything for added visibility on darker trails.
  • Snow, rain, rocks, leaves–nothing can keep your mom off the trail with a pair of gaiters.
  • Trail running is hard on the feet; no doubt about that. This self-massage mat will stretch out those tense extremities after a long day on the trail. https://xeroshoes.com/shop/foot-care/rox/

For Moms Who Camp

Mom camping
  • Clean water is a must, and Grayl made a compact, lightweight purifier that’ll clean virtually any freshwater source in minutes. What’s not to like about that? If your mom loves a cozy warm fire and food fresh off the grill, then she’ll love this mini fire pit that doubles as a grill, takes 30 seconds to set up, packs up small, and weighs just 2 pounds.
  • Come h*** or high water, nothing can put a damper on the Behemoth Stormproof Sweetfire’s unhindering glow. These lifeproof fire starters are made from sugarcane waste and will burn for up to 15 minutes.
  • Sure, you could buy the freeze-dried backpacking meals, or you could encourage mom to check out The Great Outdoors book to discover 120 recipes for adventure cooking of all flavors.
  • Fresh coffee should be enjoyed anywhere, anytime, and the Snow Peak Field Barista grinder agrees. Its innovative design requires minimal space and looks sleek at the same time – ideal for any camping trip!
  • Before the LAMURO Storage Strap, hanging space was often in short supply while camping. This heavy duty strap provides eight hooks of hanging room for anything from backpacks and lights to cookware and clothing at virtually any location.

For Moms Who Paddle or Surf

Mom on the beach holding surf board watching ocean waves
  • Paddling takes two hands, so how does your mother hold a much-deserved beverage at the same time? The SUP Buddy will keep your mom’s favorite drink safe aboard her stand up paddleboard or almost any other flat surface.
  • Every adventure mom needs a bag as durable as they are, and the Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack might be the answer.
  • For the mom with a canoe, this Stowaway Seat Pack attaches under her canoe seat to keep her possessions accessible and out of the bilge water below.
  • You don’t need a fancy case to bring your gadgets aboard. The TPU Accessory Case will keep your mom’s gadgets in the splash-free zone on any water-related adventure.
  • All the important surf accessories, all in one place; the Surf Travel Kit includes surf wax, comb, and case, as well as organic SPF 50 sunscreen and SPF 15 lip balm in a compact case small enough to fit in a glove box.
  • The surfboard bag is for the surfer mom on the move. It’s hand-sewn, lightweight, and stylish!
  • No one wants to throw a wet swimsuit in a dry suitcase. The Wander Wet Bag offers a stylish home for your mom’s wet suits while traveling.
  • Mom life can be stressful, and CBD Oil from Charlotte’s Web could be the stress reliever your mother needs. (Receive 10% off with offer code “Huck” at checkout)

For Moms Who Rockclimb

Mothers day gift ideas for Rock Climbing
  • The Patagonia Ascensionist Pack (pictured above left), with an ergonomic harness with load lifters, two rows of exterior daisy chains, and a 210-denier Cordura nylon/polyester fabric and polyurethane coating, has it all. Combined with its lightweight and minimal design, this packmakes the perfect gift for the mom who climbs.
  • Mothers are busy, so when she can’t always get out to the climbing gym, this pair of training holds (pictured above right) will keep her climbing muscles strong and ready for anything.
  • Save time and your mother’s eyes by making carabiner identification easier with the Black Diamond Neutrino Rackpack of six carabiners in bright colors.
  • Amp up your mother’s climbing gear with the STATIC Wax Canvas Chalk Bag for a sturdier alternative to your average bag. Its waxed canvas makes it less likely to tip.
  • For the moms who have big wall missions but want to make it home for dinner, add the Black Diamond Alpine Aider to her collection.
  • If you’ve been on a rock face before, you know how harsh the sport can be on exposed skin. This Boulder Balm is made for rock climbers to help heal everything from dry and ripped skin and cuticles to cuts, burns, and scrapes that rock climbers constantly endure.
  • Whether your mom is working from a desk, shopping, running, or the like, she can keep her fingers strong until she can get back to climbing with the 5Billion Hand Strength Grip & Finger Stretcher.

For Moms Who Love Snow

Moms who love snow sports
  • This compact tuner will have your mom’s ski or snowboard edges sharper than a knife in time for ski season.
  • If your mother is a fan of the backcountry, this Access Snow Study Kit could help her analyze snowpack stability, temperature gradient, avalanche terrain, and other vital safety factors while navigating unknown areas.
  • Walking in snow is tough enough, let alone running in it, and you’re lucky to get even a soft jog in snowshoes. These Yaktrax Walkers Traction System microspikes are great for those snowy runs when it’s a little too slick for your usual running shoe traction.
  • Snowboards are bulky, heavy, and sharp. Gift your mother this DAKINE Low Roller snowboard bag this Mother’s Day for added protection for both her and her board, complete with wheels and enough room for boots, outer layers, and even a beanie or two.
  • These Voile Straps are everything, or at least bundle almost everything. Secure skis for an uphill trek, temporarily repair a broken boot, or put one of these extremely versatile, stretchy straps with an aluminum buckle to use in any way your mom sees fit.
  • A solid beanie is never a bad way to go. These Carhartt beanies are timeless, durable, warm, and trendy. Perfect for any adventure mother!

For Yogi Moms

Yoga Mom - Huck Adventures
  • Your mom has her cute yoga mat, but the generic strap that came with it? Well, she could take it or leave it. But the prAna Armstrong Yoga Strap made from faux leather she’ll likely love.
  • If your mom loves a solid Pendleton blanket, she’ll love this lightweight, cushioned yoga mat in their colorful Fire Legend pattern.
  • The No Limits Stretching Strap helps to stretch out those tight muscles either before or after a yoga session. It’s the perfect small, yet thoughtful, gift for your mom on Mother’s Day.
  • Every yogi could use a yoga block in their life, and this sustainably-sourced Jade Cork Yoga Block is a great option! It’s naturally antimicrobial and water-resistant, bringing a whole new meaning to the tree pose.
  • This Dailygreatness Yoga Yearly Journal is designed for female yogis who want to combine aspects of the body, mind, and soul for daily yoga inspiration. If that sounds like your mom, check this product out for Mother’s Day.

For Moms Who Cycle

  • This bike light (pictured above) is affordable and efficient with its lightweight design and reliable performance. Light your mother’s bike path with the NiteRider Swift 300.
  • Water is life, and finding a secure way to keep a water bottle on your two-wheeler is just as important as the water bottle itself. This Bontrager Pro cage will hold your mother’s bottle in place regardless of the terrain.
  • When out and about on biking trail after trail, it’s important to be prepared if something goes south. The Crankbrothers M-19 Multi-Tool includes a whopping 19 tools for common roadside and trail-side repairs packed in a light, durable case.
  • If your mother bikes to work, the store, the market, you name it, she’s going to need a way to carry her goods. This Trunk Bag is strong with a large carrying capacity and can be removed and used as a hand carry bag at your mother’s convenience.
  • You never know when you’ll break a spoke. If your mother has this Kikkerland Bike Repair Kit on hand, she’ll have nothing to worry about.

And that’s a wrap! Hopefully you’re reading this with a special gift for mom in your shopping cart (and quite possibly a little something for you too). Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more helpful tips, gear reviews, and adventure inspiration. Catch you outdoors!

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