19 Dec Outdoor Gear to Prepare You for Your Spring Camping and Outdoor Adventures
The best water filters are pocket-sized and portable. The MSR Trailshot weighs only 5 ounces, is operable with only one hand, and perfect for runners, bikers, hikers, backpackers – anybody who needs an easy-to-pack, ultralight water filter. It’s effective against 9999% of bacteria and protozoa, and the filter will last up to 2000 gallons.
With 19 different functions built in to one convenient package, the Crank Brothers Multitool is the ideal tool for any cycler or mountain biker. Features include two Philips heads, two flatheads, torx, spoke wrenches and a chain tool. A stainless-steel tool flask keeps it safe and secure.
The Surefire G2X uses LED lights and puts out an impressive 350 lumens of light at maximum brightness, and can go down to 15 lumens when you need to max out battery life. It’s made from a tough Nitrolon body, anodized aluminum bezel, and features a Precision micro-textured reflector for a smooth beam.
5.11 makes seriously good packs at a fraction of the price of other brands. The RUSH 12 Backpack is constructed of water-resistant 1050D Nylon, is a high-performance, lightweight, versatile bag, suitable for hunting, hiking, or even as a bugout bag. 16 different compartments give you a ton of storage and convenience, while the MOLLE webbing all around ensures ultimate versatility and customization.
Once you’ve gone to merino wool socks, you never go back. Darn Tough socks are made in the woos of Vermont, from a merino/nylon/spandex blend that is comfortable, thick, and undeniably durable. True Seamless construction ensures a comfy fit without slipping or bunching. On top of that, they are unconditionally guaranteed for life.
Made in the USA from anodized aircraft aluminum and MILSPEC paracord, this tactical wallet has enough room for 14 credit cards and 5 folded bills. RFID protection keeps your info safe from would-be thieves and hackers, while the slim shape fits well in front or back pockets. Backed up by a lifetime warranty.
Combining the best of outdoor functionality with sleek style, the Covert Cardigan looks good whether relaxing or hitting the slopes. The wool, spandex and poly blend is called Alpenex, highly breathable and quick-drying, and gives the appearance of heathered wool. The Two laminated hand pockets and one sleeve pocket come with glued-in zippers.
With a look that is cool and casual, yet classy and presentable, the Nolan from Ted Baker is a perfect complement to any outfit, and an easy gift the style guru you know. It’s got a Quartz movement, matte finish dial, and colored accents on the 3/6/9/12 indices. Furthermore, it’s water resistant down to 50 meters, just in case of rain or the occasional, poorly planned dive into the pool.
The Etek is the ultimate in a lightweight backpacking stove. Simply screw the attachment onto the top of a butane or propane can, and you have a convenient burner and stove for cooking up meals and heating up water on the trail. It’s made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel, and an Adjustable control valve allows you to control heat output from maximum to a low simmer.
Tactical axes are cool and all. But sometimes, simpler is better. The CRKT Woods Chogan is a straight-up tomahawk; a hickory wooden handle, with a 1055 carbon steel blade, hot forged for premium toughness. The reverse end of the blade features a hammer head, for pounding nails and tent stakes. Old-fashioned, simple, and functional. What’s not to love?