This past year, the skate scene has received a lot of hype from a sartorial standpoint. But for some guys, it’s way more than just an aesthetic. So, to avoid getting caught out with a half-baked gift for the fella who likes hitting half-pipes in your life, here’s a rundown of ramp-ready picks to surprise him with this Christmas.
GIFT GUIDE: THE SKATER GUY
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 11 December 2017
Anyone who knows a seasoned skateboarder will be aware that keeping a board intact, trick after trick, is nigh on impossible. So, to start off with, sort them out with a durable new deck from Penny Skateboards. Next, it’s all about having suitable gear to grind in. Stick to the traditional brands and get your pal a steezy checkerboard T-shirt from Vans with corresponding slip-on plimsolls. Or, to make sure that they’re fully prepped for cruising the pavement in style, gift them a pair of retro-inspired purple-lensed sunglasses.
Now, on to the more practical presents. Help him capture all the ollies, kickflips and shuvits that he plans on nailing by giving him a Kitvision Escape HD5W Wi-Fi action camera. He’ll probably be able to focus better if he’s got tunes to tear it up to as well, so this set of wireless headphones from Marshall will likely go down a treat. It's also important that he has somewhere safe to put his valuables while executing all these moves – hook him up with a small leather wallet that he can easily stow away in those work pants of his.