11 Gift Ideas for the Avid Outdoor Enthusiast
Got an avid outdoorsman or outdoorswoman in your life? This holiday list will help you purchase the right gift to help them fully enjoy their time outdoors.
It’s the season of giving (and brand new garments, gear, and gadgetry)! Give the gift of products that will protect your loved one from the elements this winter and in the seasons to come.
REI Co-Op Quarter-Zip Tech Shirt: Available in men’s and women’s styles, this partial-zip shirt contains stretch-polyester fabric which wicks away moisture, dries quickly and provides UPF 50-plus sun protection, making it great for hiking or running.
Marmot Minimalist Pant: Perfect for the outdoors person who loves backpacking, climbing, and day hikes! This GORE-TEX pant with PACLITE® Product Technology offers breathability and durable waterproofness in a lightweight package. Available in both men’s and women’s styles.
DaKine Titan Glove: Designed with skiing and snowboarding in mind, this glove is guaranteed to be waterproof, windproof, and breathable. Oh, and it has a nose wipe thumb panel giving you a soft place to wipe your cold nose.
Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket: We reference this jacket often, because it’s that good. Designed with the most rugged and extreme conditions in mind, this streamlined jacket provides the backcountry minimalist with durable storm protection in a lightweight and packable format. Available in men’s and women’s styles.
Brooks Cascadia 11 GTX Shoe: Trail runners will love these shoes, which include a four-pivot system that acts like suspension on tricky terrain. Wet surfaces? No problem thanks to the GORE-TEX lining! The rugged outsoles provide great traction. Also great for day hikes. Available in men’s and women’s styles.
Sure, you could cover the basic gear for your favorite activities like camping or hiking, but it’s fun to explore emerging technology and advanced products that will send your loved ones on epic adventures.
BioLite Wood Burning CampStove Bundle: This bundle of products includes a BioLite CampStove, portable grill, KettlePot and LED light. With this gift, your beloved outdoor enthusiast will no longer need to carry around heavy fuel canisters—simply collect twigs during your journey and burn them when you get to camp. Best of all, the stove conducts an electric charge while it’s heating so you can keep your iPhone or camera charged on all corners of the globe.
Tinder on a Rope: Much more useful than the Tinder on your phone, this all-natural, high resin content wood promises to light even during wet conditions and to produce an extremely hot flame. Bonus: this gift comes in just over $5.
Therm-A-Rest Treo Chair: This strong chair boasts non-skid feet that work on sand, rocks, dirt, and more conditions. The best part is that it packs up small; throw it into your pack, stuff it into the bow of your kayak, whatever the adventure, this chair is ready to come along.
Hydro Flask: You’ve probably seen these in the wild and around your office. The popular insulated containers will keep products cold up to 24 hours and hot up to six. They are available as water bottles, coffee and tea containers, growlers, and food flasks. Products are available in a number of sizes and colors.
Osprey Atmos 65 AG Pack: Have you heard your loved one complaining about their pack? The Osprey pack has dreamlike suspension that makes even the longest treks comfy. Well, as comfy as a person can be carrying 50-some pounds on their back over rugged terrain. Featuring numerous pockets, the pack bottom contains a zippered sleeping bag compartment and removable sleeping pad straps for your convenience.
Mountain House, Just In Case Classic Meal Assortment: This gift is perfect for those just-in-case moments when your outdoors person may need a quick meal. Just add water to the pouch and in less than 10 minutes, they’ll have a meal! Plus, the bucket of quick prep meals comes with a 30-year taste guarantee.
If you’re shopping for an avid outdoors person this holiday, there are a lot of gift options out there. Use this list as a starting point. Want to see more waterproof, windproof, breathable jackets? We’ve got one for practically every outdoor adventure.