Ever since Cheryl Strayed's Wild exploded, a nation of idiots have been inspired to go "into the woods" and "get off the grid" for a few months. Great, good riddance, you think. But no. They're not off the grid. They're posting an endless barrage of Instagram photos in front of a crystal-clear mountain lake with a douchey caption like, "Monday morning meetings suck." You view this photo from an actual Monday morning meeting and start to get murdery. Who does this jerk think he is, pretending to be one with nature?
Breathe in, breathe out. Namaste, as your jerk friend who's in the woods would say. Face the fact that some people can quit their job and spend a month hiking around Yosemite, and some people are like you, who get shit for taking 2 weeks in a row off from their boss who routinely takes 3 weeks off. We all make our own choices.
Suck it up and get him this Trail Topography Hat ($34, Parks Project), as a nod to his time traversing the great outdoors. Designed with an awesome trail topography design, he'll wear it everywhere—on the trail, to sporting goods store, and to the bar where he can impress girls with his trail stories.