It’s definitely that time of year. You know, the one where finding the right gift for all your friends and family becomes a daily chore. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, gift shopping should be a lot of fun; especially if you’re into what you’re shopping for. If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life, you’ve come to the right place; we’ve perused and scoured the internet to come up with 20 of the best outdoor gifts for you.
A good axe is a handy tool to keep around and bring into the woods with you. This Camp Axe from SOG is a lightweight, smaller tool, measuring in at 11.5”. Small enough to carry around, but big enough to get the dirty work done; chopping, cutting, splicing.
For the everyday carry fanatic; the Ridge Wallet comes in Carbon Fiber, Aluminum and Titanium builds, carries up to 12 cards, and comes with RFID protection to keep your money safe and secure. An excellent and durable option for stashing your cash.
Probably the coolest outdoor flask we’ve ever seen. Built to resemble both a thermos and a shaker bottle, this 18/8 stainless steel flask holds 750ml, barrel grooves for grip, a double-wall build to keep condensation away, and two tumblers are included. They lock to the bottom via a magnetic locking strip.
Cook delicious meals AND brew a hot cup of coffee with the Jetboil Flash Java Kit. It’s a camping stove and French Press built into one. The cooking cup has Jetboil’s Fluxring, which allows it to heat much more evenly and in a fraction of the time of a regular camping stove. There’s even a drink-through lid with a pour spout and strainer.
A nice camping pad on cold hard ground is one thing. But when it’s real frigid out, you need real warmth. The EURO Blackcan uses a heating element to pump warm water throughout the sleeping pad, keeping you comfortably warm in uncomfortably cold conditions.
For quick-moving, demanding outdoor adventures, you need a jacked that is as warm and athletically-capable, like this 1/2-zip from Marmot. It’s a lightweight 100-weigth fleece, with a thick, soft weave with slim cut, and a DWR water-repellent finish.
The Stretch Zion pants from Prana are some of the most versatile hiking pants around, which accounts for their enduring popularity. Slim cut to fit, they’ve got a nylon/spandex stretch fabric coated with DWR. Quick-drying, comfortable, and with mesh-lined pockets. The go-to for 3-season outdoor activity.
Hiking boots are an absolute necessity for hitting up trails. The Moabs from Merrell are classics, a comfortable, lightweight pair of mid-height boots, with mesh and leather upper complemented by a Vibram TC5 Outsole. SelectDry lining keeps your feet dry and warm throughout all adventures.
A warm sleeping bag should be any outdoor enthusiasts constant companion during the frosty months of winter. The Marmot Trestles 15 mummy bag is filled with Spirafil High Loft synthetic insulation equipped for temps down to 15 degrees. The 3D hood and footbox allow for warm air to fill up and keep your feet extra toasty.
Yeti’s been making trustworthy coolers for a long time, and their water bottles are just as good. The Yeti Rambler provides 26oz of vacuum insulated capacity. It’s made of 18/8 stainless steel, and the outside is covered in DuraCoat Color paint that promises to not chip, scratch or crack. The TripleHaul Cap stays tight and prevents anything from leaking out.
With a 2.6” color display, 8gb of memory, GPS and GLONASS capability, the Garmin GPSMAP 64St is an excellent choice of GPS for hiking and mountaineering. It comes preloaded with Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. A 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter keeps you on track, while ANT+ lets you track such markers as heart rate and speed by connecting to other devices.
Leatherman knows how to make a multi-tool, and the Skeletool is proof of that. It weighs only 5 ounces, thanks to the ultra-light frame, but manages to pack in all the tools you could need, and a 2.6” blade. Made entirely of high-quality stainless steel, and backed up by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty.
There’s no shortage of uses for a good blanket when outside, whether to keep yourself warm or simply to keep from having to sit on the ground. So grab the Matador Pocket Blanket, a waterproof, puncture-resistant, and packs down to a manageable, stowable size – right in its own pocket. Sand pockets allow you to weight it down and keep it in place, as do integrated corner stakes.
Good old CampSuds. Cleaning up around camp would be so hard without some of this stuff. Concentrated and suitable for washing dishes, shampoo, soap for cleaning yourself, it’s an indispensable part of any camping kit. It’s made from natural, vegetable-based ingredients and scented with natural essential oils. Just because you’re in the wild, doesn’t mean you can’t civilized.
A good pocket is a trusty companion. The Kershaw Clash is a handy, lightweight drop-point, with a 3.1” 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, serrated is tough and cuts through anything, while the black oxide provides edge retention and wear resistance. A built-in flipper and SpeedSafe assisted opening and locking liner makes opening and operating with one hand a breeze.
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