Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer
Kit out your favorite adventurer with this useful—and stylish—gear, from camping must-haves to sporty accessories, plus a few extras to stoke their wanderlust
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ULA Equipment Epic Pack
Courtesy of ULA Equipment
Each ULA pack is handmade to fit the wearer’s exact specifications; and this new, award-winning, fully waterproof pack (carried on the National Geographic-sponsored circumnavigation of Alaska by Andrew Skurka) is the sturdiest of the bunch, perfect for backpacking in any weather.
Igloo RECOOL 16 Quart Cooler
Courtesy of IGLOO
Made entirely from biodegradable materials, this ugly-duckling cooler is an eco-friendly alternative to styrofoam coolers (which aren’t so cute themselves, really).
MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes
Courtesy of MSR
Ultralight and built for aggressive performance, these are the pinnacle of pairs for serious snowshoers (especially if they’re also avid gear junkies).
Courtesy of Leatherman
A truly one-of-a-kind gift. The Leatherman Custom Shop allows you to design and personalize a Leatherman for everyone on your list (including yourself). Our pick: The WAVE®+, which comes equipped with 19 different tools to keep you handy during the holidays.
Coleman Packaway Deluxe Kitchen
Courtesy of Coleman
Take the whole kitchen to your campsite with this combo sink, food-prep station, storage system, cooler rack, and lantern hook that packs up neatly into a single-handled carrying system.
Courtesy of MPowerd
This water-resistant, 40-lumen light made with cool white LEDs comes with a 13-inch silicone arm to hold it in any position, and lasts up t0 14 hours on a single charge—when it runs low, recharge via USB or, better yet, solar.
National Parks & Federal Regulation Lands Annual Pass
Courtesy of National Parks Service
A no-brainer gift to please any adventurer on your list. The pass covers entrance fees for the pass-holder and anyone in their vehicle, or the pass-holder and three accompanying people at sites where individual entrance fees are collected. Another bonus? The money you’ll spend on the pass goes directly back to the parks.
The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues
Courtesy of James Niehues
We might live in the era of satellites and self-driving cars, but there’s a decidedly human touch to the ski maps we all depend on. The commonality? Artist James Niehues, whose bird’s-eye views are used by hundreds of millions of resort goers each year. This coffee table tome isn’t just a look at his greatest hits—Jackson Hole, Vail, Snowbird, and many more—but a peek inside his fascinating career.
Kora Shola 230 Leggings
Courtesy of Kora
These toasty, odor-resistant leggings have a secret weapon to keep you warm: the temperature-regulating Hima-Layer™ Original 230, a luxuriously soft yak wool fabric. Move over, sheep.
Courtesy of MountainFLOW
This more eco-friendly alternative to traditional ski and board wax is plant-based and biodegradable.
Opinel Nomad Cooking Kit
Courtesy of Opinel
Impress anywhere with this compact cooking kit, including a serrated folding knife, corkscrew folding knife, peeler, beechwood cutting board, and handy microfiber cleaning cloth.
Teva Ember Moc
Courtesy of Teva
Like little sleeping bags for your feet, Ember Mocs are the sneaker-slipper hybrid your giftee will wear everywhere from airplanes to campsites.
Snow Peak Peg Hammer
Courtesy of Snow Peak
This super durable, forged steel hammer makes staking a tent easy, even in wintry frozen ground.
Rumpl x Mountain Hardware Mountaineer Blanket
Courtesy of Mountain Hardware
The lightest, most technical blanket out there with 800-fill water-repellent down insulation, an emergency whistle, and reflective piping. As Rumpl says on their website: Don’t leave base camp without.
HydroFlask National Park Bottle
Courtesy of Hydroflask
Filson Twill Rod Case
Courtesy of Filson
Your favorite stylish angler can stash their rods, reel, and tackle in this rugged but classic carrying case.
Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest by David Guterson
Courtesy of Mountaineers Books
A lush little book for the back pocket of the rambler in your life who views hiking as meditation and nature as religion.
ARB E-Z Analog Deflator and CKMA12 Compressor
A perfect package deal for your off-roading enthusiast; they can air down to traverse across rocks and sand, then fill their tires back up on the go with a handy compressor that lives permanently mounted under the hood.
Patagonia Recycled High-Pile Fleece Down Jacket
Courtesy of Patagonia
This ultra-warm jacket is made of 1/2” high pile Sherpa fleece and insulated with 700-fill-power recycled down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products). It also comes lined with recycled polyester rip stop to block cold and wind for an extra cozy feel.
Fireside Outdoor Pop-up Pit Outdoor Grill, $180
Courtesy of Fireside Outdoor
This portable camping grill is spacious enough to cook 16 burgers at once, and converts into a firepit once dinner is served. When you’re ready to roll, the grill folds up smaller than an average camping chair.
Stick-Lets Camo Set
Courtesy of Stick-lets
Perfect for little ones, these rubbery connectors facilitate stick forts and all other manner of wilderness building efforts.
Ross Animas Reel
Courtesy of Ross Reel
Light and durable, this reel comes with a two-tone drag knob featuring a silhouette of the Colorado mountains.
Roka Falcon Sunglasses
Courtesy of Roka
Light, grippy, and polarized, these shades are perfect for spotting fish while wading in the elements—or just grabbing a beer in the sun.