Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get for the Camping Addict
What do you give to the hiker who has everything from tree tents, tent jackets, and modular pod tents to an inflatable movie screen, air mattress with speakers, and a portable outdoor camping system? We’ve got a few ideas.

And don’t forget to check out our gift ideas for hikers and skiers! Luminoodle What’s more fun than camping? Camping in a magical fairyland filled with twinkle lights. From the company that made the Power Pot comes the Luminoodle, a rope light that has a really funny-sounding name. It’s a portable, waterproof, battery-powered strand of lights that are bright enough to replace a lantern. Because it’s a rope, it’s easy to hang inside of a tent or by a cooking station without the fear of it getting knocked over or taking up too much space. The magnets on each end make it easy to stick to cars, canopies, and other metal objects. Plus, come on… they look amazing! When you’re not camping it’s handy for night bike rides, looking under the hood when your car fails, illuminating your dark closet, or even lighting up your fish tank (it’s submersible up to 3 feet deep). It’s available for pre-order on Kickstarter (it’s scheduled to ship in December)   Salewa Alp Flow Perfect for an extended backpacking trek or a short hike around the site, these Salewa boots are comfortable enough for day hikes and rugged enough for highly technical terrain. Plus, they’re built using award-winning GORE-TEX SURROUND® product technology, which means they’ll let your feet breathe on all sides. We think hiking is so much more fun when you’re not worrying about how sweaty your toes are! And of course, like all GORE-TEX gear, they’re covered by our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® promise. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.   Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System Even when it comes to the person who has everything, it’s hard to go wrong with coffee. Sure, there are a lot of portable coffee options out there, but this is one of the most compact. It’s a boiling pot, French press, and vacuum bottle all in one. You can keep a bottle’s worth of grounds nestled in a dry storage compartment, and then after you’re done brewing, the bottle will keep your fresh coffee hot for about 15 hours. The lid separates into two cups for easy sharing, and when you’re done, it all nestles together for easy packing. Grab one here.   Pale Rail Brew Concentrate® So maybe coffee’s not their drink. How about a beer? Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is a company that makes concentrated craft beers—just add water. The packets are small (easy to slip into a backpack) and a 4-pack makes a growler’s worth. You have to use carbonated water to really get it tasting right, but luckily you can carbonate your water with their handy backcountry carbonator bottle. Get the Pale Rail brew here. Other available brews include Black Hops and American Logger.   Patagonia Refugitive Jacket When you’re headed into the backcountry, you need a jacket that is ready for anything. This is that jacket. Built with the new GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology, it’s durably waterproof and markedly lightweight. And you can pretty much take it anywhere. Hiking? Skiing? Climbing? Check, check, check. It’s got pockets all around to keep your hands warm and stow a bit of gear, and when things get too hot you can open up the Pit Zips™ (though it’s already super breathable). Available in men’s and women’s sizes.   SteriPEN Adventurer Opti So, it’s a water purifier. Except it’s the superhero of water purifiers. It won Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award back in 2011, along with the Desnivel Gear Award in 2012. It’s super small and great for trips where you won’t really have access to clean water for a while. You can purify a liter of fresh water in 90 seconds by stirring the water with its UV light. Running on just two rechargeable batteries, it deactivates the DNA of microorganisms in the water so they can’t reproduce, and when the light turns off, the water’s safe to drink. Sound unbelievable? We thought so too at first, but sometimes simplicity is the best choice. After all, the SteriPEN is the only portable water treatment to receive the Water Quality Association’s gold seal. Get it here.   Orange Screw Tent stakes were due for an upgrade. This Kickstarter-backed product is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a giant orange screw that you twist down into the ground. It’s super strong, good for keeping tents in place during crazy winds and an anchor to hook Fido’s leash to when you don’t want him wandering from camp. Made in the USA with 100% recycled content, lightweight, and rust proof—your friends will wonder how on earth they survived without it. Available here. Need more gift inspiration? We’ve got the outerwear, shoes, and accessories for any adventure. Find a gift here.

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