25 Days of Schwagmas

C&K's Christmas gear gift picks for that special boater in your life

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It’s finally the Christmas season! For those looking for the perfect gift for that paddler on your list, we’ve got some ideas for you. C&K is listing a gear item a day for the 25 Days of Schwagmas. Here are our picks for the easily stuff-able, box-able and shippable paddling items that will put a smile on your boating loved one’s face Christmas morning.

Dec. 1: 2013 Creek Boats: Jackson Karma

C&K’s staff tests Jackson’s latest to the breaking point and comes up smiling.

Dec. 2: Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Top

Keep warm this fall without cooking inside.

Dec. 3: The Watershot

C&K photo guru Aaron Schmidt on the iPhone case lens.

gear for christmas Dec. 4: Gerber Shorty River Knife

A classic that’s always there to spread peanut butter, or save a life.

gear for christmas Dec. 5: Chaco Updraft X2

A light and super durable sandal perfect for camping.

gear for christmas Dec. 6: The Avex Bravos Autoseal Water Bottle

A surprisingly innovative water bottle that is simple and durable

Dec. 7: The Ultimate New Zealand Guidebook

Graham Charles drops the fifth testament of his New Zealand whitewater bible.

Dec. 8: Joby GorillaPod Focus tripod

The Perfect Tripod for paddling photographers folds around most anything, great for funky angles or expedition shoots.

Dec. 9: Astral Designs Rassler

The ultimate kayak shoe is great for everyday use on and off the water.

Dec. 10: Yeti Roadie Cooler

In a test of yeti cooler vs. 500-lb. wrestler, we’ll give you a hint who won. It was the cooler.

Dec. 11: Cobra Electronics HH500 Floating VHF Radio

Keep Connected with this VHF Radio, which even calls Siri.

Dec. 12: PowerPot V

It’ll cook your freeze-dried lasagna and charge your iPhone charge.

Dec. 13: Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants

Staying dry without cooking inside.

Dec. 14: Hobie Bayside Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized glass lenses deliver style and substance.

Dec. 15: Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool

Our knifiest holiday gift pick of the season is lightweight and perfect for PFDs.

Dec. 16: Talon Knife

A novel, “instinctive to use,” solution to an on-water emergency.

Dec. 17: The Big Water 5″ Fillet Knife

The 3.2-ounce knife that can turn even the tiniest catch into taco filling.

Dec. 18: SealLine Pro Pack

The drybag that just won’t quit, even when you want to

Dec. 19: 100-liter Scully Duffel

The waterproof bag has a truly unique design, eh?

Dec. 20: OR Dry Peak bagger

The waterproof bag has a truly unique design, eh?

Dec. 21: Helly Hansen Charger Windblock

A versatile layer that can work as both a hefty base- or windblocking mid-layer.

Dec. 22: Nook Backcountry Tent

An ideal paddlers’ pick for floaters needing a spacious solo option

Dec. 23: Carhartt Allerton Hoodie

This burly cotton-nylon layer has subtle foul-weather extras to extend winter hours outside

Dec. 24: Lasso Security Kayak Locking Cable

When your boat’s safety is at stake, keep it secure

Dec. 25: Shred Ready Vixen Helmet

Tough enough for a woman

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