Someone who is "granola" tends to enjoy the outdoors, all while staying inside in their nice suburban middle-class white neighborhood. They are usually seen wearing Chacos, Patagonia t-shirts, and Columbia PFG shorts, along with a North Face backpack, a Camelbak water bottle (attached with a carabiner,) and even a Life is Good hat and Kavu keychain. They claim to enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities while rolling up in their off-road vehicle that they would never dare get a speck of dirt on. They dream about living in the mountains and taking amazing roadtrips but never do. They care about nature and want to "save the trees" and recycle as much as possible. Those who have gone granola actually listen to pretty good music, like folk and alternative and heavily enjoy Christian music if they are religious (another reason they enjoy the outdoors - to get "closer to God"). In short, granola people are almost like modern-day transcendentalists and slight hippies, just without the drugs and psychedelic music.
Jack: Did you see Will rolling up in his shiny, clean Jeep Liberty with a kayak on top? He stepped out wearing a Patagonia t-shirt and $100 Chacos! He must have gone granola.
מאת yaaaaaaas 8 ביוני, 2014
Usually found in the northern Rocky Mountains of the continental United States. Often mistakenly linked with hippies, however have no over-arching motivations for societal progress. Instead are focused solely on spending the majority of their time engaging in outdoor recreational pursuits. Despite never having held a full-time job, granolas usually manage to purchase several thousand dollars worth of over-priced outdoors equipment (i.e. skis, kayaks, rock climbing gear) which they strap to their over-burdened 1995 Subaru Legacy station wagons. When not actively outdoors, granolas can be found together in small to medium sized packs smoking marijuana, listening to the String Cheese Incident and Jack Johnson, and watching Warren Miller videos.
90% of the "locals" found in Jackson, Wyoming are granolas.
מאת NooneYouKnow 17 ביוני, 2008
A caucasian male who is very attractive and likes some or all of the following: Chacos, the beach, organic foods/products, doesn't need showers, likes all weather, wears birkenstocks, doesn't mind himself and others to be naked, likes tattoos, trying new and extreme things, drinks tea more than coffee, has longish hair and maybe dreads, wants more tattoos, loves Jesus.
Woah look at that guy, he is so granola.
מאת Wallace P. Smith 3 בדצמבר, 2006