Land of Serious Rock Lovers
Looking for the perfect gift for your climbing buddy? As a boulderer or climber, you know that every climber has unique needs and preferences that only their fellow climbers understand. So, if you want to make your climbing buddy happy, we've got you covered with some fantastic gift ideas straight from Slovenia - the land of serious climbers like G.O.A.T. Janja Garnbret, living legend Jernej Kruder, and many others.
From New Brands to the Already Cult Favorites
We've got everything from new brands to items with almost cult status among Slovene boulderers and climbers. And if you're feeling fancy, we even have some custom-made gifts (just be prepared for longer delivery times). So keep reading if you're looking for unique gifts for climbers - not what every climbing shop sells all over the globe.
From Local to Global
Now, we know that some websites are only in Slovene, but don't let that discourage you. You can always use Google Chrome, Google Translate or Chat GPT to navigate easily through them … or maybe you can try to learn the Slovene language - but be warned, it may take longer than you expect. In any case, you will get a gift that no one else has.
The Act is the Most Important
We've categorized the gifts for climbers based on their price, but remember: the act of giving is more important than the price tag. Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, we've got you covered.
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers: 15 Euros and Under
Value Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers between 15 and 60 Euros
Premium Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers: Over 60 Euros
So, without further ado, here are some serious and some funny gifts for climbers straight from the land of serious rock lovers. Your hold-squeezing buddy will absolutely love them!
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers: 15 Euros and Under / It's the Thought That Counts
The Slovenia Mountaineering Association Brush (Ščetka planinske zveze Slovenije) is a must-have for every serious conscious climber. As boulderers say, if the holds and relationships are clean, we will stick to them.
But this brush is more than just a cleaning tool. By purchasing it, you will be supporting the non-profit OSP project, which aims to create safer and better-organized climbing areas in Slovenia.
This wooden brush with natural bristles for cleaning holds is made in Slovenia.
Weight: 21 grams
The price depends on how much you want to donate
What's the story behind it?
The non-profit OSP project - Equip Slovenian Climbing Areas - encourages all visitors to Slovenian climbing areas to actively participate in caring for these areas and to donate to the Slovenian Climbing Fund.
The fund is responsible for equipping and organizing climbing routes and areas in Slovenia. Oversight of equipment conditions, planned, quality, and professional equipment of climbing routes, and solving problems with local communities will ensure the preservation and further development of climbing areas and, above all, carefree climbing experiences in the future.
Volunteers clean the routes and replace old equipment. If you want to volunteer, write them.
BTW, the name for the project is inspired with the Osp climbing area, which is one of the most famous and beautiful climbing areas in Europe.
Climbing can be tough on your hands, causing them to become dry, cracked, and rough. Using a good quality skin cream or lotion can help prevent these issues and keep your skin hydrated and healthy, allowing you to climb longer and more comfortably. Additionally, regular use of hand cream can also aid in the healing process for existing hand injuries or calluses.
This lotion is:
- A 100% natural lotion that makes the skin supple and resilient, great for the care and management of dry and cracked skin on hands, feet, body, and face.
- Has a pleasant scent, a nice feel to it, and quickly penetrates the skin.
- Comes in a convenient handmade bar made in Slovenia.
- Has a handy packaging, an aluminum pot with a screw-on cap.
- Certified organic.
- Suitable for climbers who require supple and resilient skin for climbing and other activities.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
The story behind?
The ONE4ALL trademark was created to provide a friendly, cost-effective, 100% natural lotion that protects the skin, keeps it healthy, and makes it supple and resilient. Milena and Miha, the makers of ONE4ALL, have been passionate about sports and nature since their younger days. Milena discovered climbing at the end of high school, while Miha has been exploring caves and climbing since he was eight years old. After a successful career in alpinism and business, they now create natural products that are good for people, animals, and nature.
As all climbers know - Jugs are for coffee
Funkybeta Bouldering's coffee jugs are designed to bring joy to climbers who love coffee, with simple statements that only they can appreciate. For example "Jugs are for coffee", "Crimp expert in the making", "Just Jump" etc and it's no secret that climbers rely on coffee for its energy-boosting properties, which can help them power through tough training sessions, as seen in the Lattice Training video. So, gift a Funkybeta Bouldering jug and fuel your climbing buddy with happiness and joy every morning!
Energy boost with smile.
- Capacity: 330 ml
- 9.5 x 8.20 cm
- Material: Ceramic
- Includes a feel-good factor
The story behind
About Funkybeta Bouldering: We are a Slovenian boulder-hugging threesome. (On the pic: Peter, one of the cofounders, in a moment when he realised that gravity is a bitch.
We wholeheartedly support people who climb with clothes on. Furthermore, we decided to make some climbing and bouldering T-shirts, especially for them.
We also love coffee in all its forms. We drink it for fun, as a morning awakening, for an energy boost, during friendly conversations, and so on. Therefore, we have created some funny coffee mugs to make us smile every time we enjoy our caffeine doping.
May the funk be with you!
Value Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers between 15 in 60 Euros - Affordable, Awesome, and Memorable
Motivation Keeper and Smile Maker
With messages like “Jugs are for coffee”, "Gravity is a Bitch," and "Future Sloper King," these shirts will have climbers laughing, and non-climbers scratching their heads in confusion.
Plus, the colorful designs are sure to be an eye-catching addition to any climber's wardrobe, and they'll help keep your friend motivated while making fellow climbers smile. So you can give the gift of laughter and style.
Organic, fair, and funky - climbing T-shirt.
We make sure that our suppliers are as funky as we are. Their products are organic, responsibly made, and as harmless as possible. Love your people and your planet as much as you love your boulders.
Medium fit - not too baggy to get in the way, not too tight to restrict movement, 150 grams per square meter - this means it's light and breathable, quality and durable graphic print, superb for climbing or styling around town.
Who is the maker?
Boulderers Need Chalk. A Lot of It.
Let's face it, a boulderer can never have too much chalk - it's like air to them. And with a bigger bag, they can keep climbing and crushing sends for days without having to worry about running out.
Plus, they'll have plenty of room to stash their precious climbing tape and a few extra snacks to fuel their sends. It's the gift that keeps on giving, one climb at a time.
- Drawstring spill-proof closure seals the bag and keeps your chalk dry.
- Pocket (mobile phone size)
- Designed for bouldering.
- Brush holder.
- Adjustable belt string.
Who is behind this bag?
Slovenia's bouldering scene is thriving, and at the heart of it, is the country's biggest bouldering gym. Here, climbers of all skill levels come together to challengethemselves on the walls, from complete novices to the super-psyched Slovenian team (and yes, SHE is included) and all in between.
But what really sets this gym apart is the sense of community that permeates throughout, fueled by a shared love for climbing, bouldering, and of course, beer. Whether you're there to push your limits or just enjoy the atmosphere, the boulder scene in Slovenia is not to be missed.
BTW, this is FunkyBeta Bouldering's crew home gym.
Let's Make It Personal!
“Unique and funky.
Why should everyone be the same when everyone can be a little bit unique? I love making bags exactly as you want them, in colors that best highlight your eyes and biceps.”
I strive to make products sustainably. I want the bag to stay with you for as long as possible, so I allow repairs anytime something comes loose, tears, or gets damaged. The materials allow for easy care - the bags can be washed at 30°C in the washing machine.
Handmade in Slovenia.
Everything - from cutting to the last sewn zipper - is created in our small print shop/sewing studio.”
“Tina Sekolonik is a person who enjoys being surrounded by nature, animals, and friends. She can usually be found sewing at her machine, relaxing in a hammock, climbing a wall, with her dog by her side, or embarking on an adventure into the unknown.
When I get an idea, I design it on the computer, print the fabric, and put it together (usually) in a chalk bag. I also take on other projects, but you have to ask me nicely for that.”
Personalized strongfingermaker on the go
3+2 reasons why your climbing buddy needs it and why he needs exactly this one
1. They are mobile aren't they?
With a mobile hangboard, climbers and boulderers can train their grip strength and finger dexterity anytime, anywhere, without the need for specialized equipment or a dedicated training area.
2. To warm up fingers in the outside areas
Warming up is an important part of any exercise routine, as it helps to prepare the body and mind for the demands of physical activity, reduces the risk of injury, and improves overall performance.
3. Not enough space in the home?
Use a mobile hangboard. Hangboard training is an effective way to improve finger strength and endurance, and regular use of a hangboard can help to prevent hand and finger injuries.
4. Why this mobile hangboard? Reason no.1.
As far as we know, this is one of the few mobile hangboards that also has sloper holds.
5. Why this mobile hangboard? Reason no.2
Last but not least. You are looking for a gift, aren't you? What could be better than giving a personalized version of a mobile board? You can engrave a name or message of up to 12 characters as desired, like “Brooke”, “Fluffy”, “Go hard or …”, … you got the picture.
Tech specs, no jokes:
Dimensions: 45 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm,
Weight: approx. 450 g,
Groove depths: 15 mm, 20 mm, and 25 mm,
Operates without batteries, which are not included.
The story behind the maker
Slop'r hangboard is a product of the knowledge of the Scene team, and it was manufactured by SKODE Design company.
Boulder Scena's co-founders, collaborated to improve the local producer's mobile hangboard by adding a mini sloper feature, making it both beautiful and practical for climbers.
(Urh Čehovin, a legendary Slovenian boulderer and ex-coach of the Slovenian climbing team, and Štefan Wraber, a climbing coach).
Slop’R is an innovative, good-looking, and useful product that stands out.
Premium Gifts for Climbers and Boulderers: Over 60 Euros - Super impressive for dedicated and addicted
The GRAVITYboard is an elegant hangboard that pushes the boundaries of finger strength and also assists you in achieving your high-grade goals, all while still making your apartment look awesome. It is available in two versions.
GRAVITYboard PRO is equipped with slopers ranging between 20 to 45 degrees and gently rounded edges between 5 mm and 20mm. Due to a large number of different gripping options, training on our board is the closest thing you can come to climbing on the rock, inside.
GRAVITYboard LITE is an easier version of GRAVITYboard. The slopers from the PRO version were replaced with two jugs, which makes it perfect for some pull-ups or dead
hangs if you are not ready to do a pull-up yet. The edges are deeper which makes it easier to start with your hangboard training.
How to start your climbing training? Dudes prepared a few tips on how to start hangboarding. You can check them out here.
- The board is shoulder-width and mounted over the door frame allowing for a natural position while hanging.
- The installation is super simple and you can install it on any kind of surface.
- The hangboard is made from wood, giving it a fine texture and a nice look that will not hurt your skin when training.
- You can choose between lighter birch wood or a darker more premium walnut wood.
- All the edges are rounded to avoid tweaking your fingers.
The story behind the three real serious dudes
“As our name Dudes vs. Gravity says we are guys who love to play games with gravity. We love all kinds of jumps, slides, and falls. But our greatest love is climbing. We met on a mission to get the perfect sunrise photo of a trad climb here in Slovenia. We immediately connected and started doing all kinds of projects together.
We believe that climbing is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life. It’s about pushing your limits, testing your strength and endurance, and experiencing the thrill of the climb. At DUDES vs. GRAVITY, we’re dedicated to helping others experience that same feeling of accomplishment and joy that we do every time we reach the summit.”
Save the planet, eat the garbage. Ok. maybe you try to reuse it first.
You can carry your entire climbing life in a rucksack, and with a Smetumet backpack, it will be in a safe place. Our backpacks are made from poster or truck tarp that has withstood the elements, neck straps worn at events, and car safety belts with countless miles on them. The backpack is sturdy, water-resistant, and perfect for rainy days.
Make it personal
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your basic color combination idea for the Rucksack G20, and we'll send you a photo of available materials in your chosen combination. Keep in mind that the Rucksack measures approximately 40 by 45 cm, and we cannot vary its size or the location of the various elements. In about 14 days, we'll send you your customized Rucksack.
- The Rucksack G20 is made from a poster or truck tarp, car safety belts, and neck straps.
- It measures approximately 40 by 45 cm
- It has an outer pocket with a ribbon for easy access to your keys.
- The interior is separated into three compartments of different sizes
- The backpack has two zippers and adjustable shoulder straps.
- To clean, use a wet cloth and gentle detergent.
The story behind the makers
About Smetumet - the glamorous garbage company:
“Everything, no matter how dear to us, eventually becomes trash - a burden on the environment and future generations. At Smetumet, we believe in considering trash before it becomes trash, thinking about reducing waste, and reusing, fixing, upgrading, and extending the life of things. This is why we exist - to take things that have become trash and remake them into glamorous products that bring joy to their users. Our products are accessories, unique and functional, a provocation, an original gift, and a point of view. Smetumet offers products, workshops, and social activities created from and because of trash. Our designs are playfully recycled and uniquely crafted.”
The gifts for climbers and boulderers we presented are just a few of the many great options available out there. Whether you go for a new brand, a custom-made gift, or a gift that supports a good cause, your climbing buddy will surely appreciate the thought behind it. So, go ahead and make your climbing buddy happy with one of these fantastic gift ideas straight from the land of serious climbers. And always remember, it's the act of giving that matters the most, not the price tag.
Better funky than fake - our newsletter
From time to time we shamelessly share ideas, betas, news, a bit of promo, and other bouldering trivia like the following ones:
Fritz, the ultimate funkybeta model
Fritz lived at the flea market in Cologne. After relocating to Ljubljana he spent several peaceful years in our living room. Then he starts a new career and becomes the ultimate funkybeta model. His climbing motto is: "Always climb with your head!" (probably because he is legless).
Here's hard proof that "Gravity is a bitch and granite is its evil brother".
The picture is from our first trip to Prilep, Macedonia (Then as a young boulderer and not-so-young man:). Prilep is great, but the granite evidently completely destroyed my skin. After two years, we planned a second trip. However, the day before leaving, the driver and owner of the car contracted COVID-19. It's always "next time" :)
T-shirt graphic suitable for people who believe they can.
Made out of pure sloper frustration. But one thing reassures me.
The female version of the shirt (Future sloper queen) is worn by the one and only Mina Marković, a true climbing legend, 9a climber, World Championship medalist, and World Cup winner, among other things. And if she believes in progress and makes fun of herself, who am I to give up?
So take a step into the funky world and subscribe to the Funky newsletter (you will also receive a 10% discount for your first purchase). May the funk be with you (at least 17 minutes per day).
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