Boots Made for Trekking
Yes, these boots are built for the trails with waterproof full-grain leather, moisture-wicking fabric liner, and deep lugs to keep steady in the mud, but they’re just as at home in everyday life. Heel and forefoot gel inserts make these boots exceedingly comfortable and the timeless style means they’ll age beautifully.
- GSI Outdoors Boulder Flask, $14.95
Warm up by the fire with sips out of this shatterproof polypropylene flask. The slim design means it fits perfectly in cargo pockets and picnic baskets for spirits or pure hydration. Thanks to its wide mouth and clear walls, it also is easy to clean and lets you know when you’re running low on libations.
- Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System, from $349.95
Backcountry cooking has long been limited to lifeless ramen and watery oatmeal. No more. Jetboil’s base camp system has simmer control for perfectly cooked eggs or hearty spaghetti and meatballs. The wickedly fast 2-burner stoves folds down to save room in the pack, and the full set comes with a 10-inch ceramic coated frying pan, a 5-liter pot, and an attachable windscreen for gourmet cooking on the go. The entire system folds up into the pot to save serious space.
- GSI Fairshare Mug II, $15.95
Built to satisfy big appetites, this 4-cup mug is a workhorse. From keeping drinks hot or cold with the insulated sleeve to measuring out the perfect amount of water for hot cocoa to holding a fair share of the chili, this mug is for more than sipping. Plus, the screw-on lid means no dishes, or mess, until you’re back home.
- Leica Sofort, $299
Some of the best memories are made outside. Capture the good times, the unforgettable sunsets, and the unexpected moments with Leica’s new instant camera. The camera uses Leica or Fujifilm Instax Mini film packs to make printing and sharing photos as simple as pushing the capture button.
Cozy up under the stars with this insulated outdoor blanket. The bottom is made from rugged waxed canvas to keep the water out, while the top is a soft polyester and wool blend, providing extra comfort. The leather binding and carry handle make it easy to carry to camp, or when you’re back home, to go from picnic to concert to beach without missing a beat.
Light It Up
Yes, this play on a fisherman’s lantern is nice to look at, but we really love it for its smooth dimmer that lets you illuminate the whole campsite or give off soft light for cuddling up in the tent. The pint-sized, sturdy light lasts more than 200 hours on low or three hours on all-out high.
Bring back the time-honored camp pastime with this coffee table worthy book. With more than 200 illustrations and 50 projects, your recipient will be making chopsticks, bird feeders, bottle openers, and chess pieces by New Year’s.
Street Style Leash
Add spunk to the daily walk or steep ascent with this black and white geometric leash. Handcrafted from quick-drying hemp and patterned ribbon, the durable leash is comfortable to hold and cleans up nicely in the washer. Pair it with the matching breathable, antibacterial collar for the complete look.
- Pendleton x Stanley Vacuum Mug, $39.50
What better way to bring the classic Pendleton plaid along for the ride than with this Stanley vacuum insulated mug. The king of camp mugs will keep coffee hot for 7 hours and water chilly for 30. It easily fits in a cupholder, and the updated lid is easy to open and close with one hand to make #vanlife even better.
Whether you have an escape artist or an adventure-loving dog, you’ll want one of these under the tree. Link’s AKC sends you notifications as soon as your dog leaves his safe zone and gives you real time info about where he is. It also keeps track of his activity, reminds you about vet appointments, and has built-in speakers to help with training. You can also keep track of your favorite adventures together right from the app.
- Samsung Gear 360 camera, $170
Capture the entire view from the summit, live broadcast an epic ski run, or get a good photo of the whole family when no one will sit still. Samsung’s Gear 360 shoots 4k video and sends it straight to your phone so you can hit replay over and over. The tiny camera fits snugly in your hand or stands on its own to get the right angle.
- Target Buffalo Check Dog Jacket, $12.99
Take off the chill and keep your companion comfy with this buffalo check jacket. Velcro straps keep it snug and secure without restricting motion or picking up piles of dirt. The adorable hood keeps ears warm and seriously ups the cute factor.
- UCO Stormproof Match Kit, from $8
Pouring rain is no problem with these matches. The waterproof container has handy strike pads and holds up against wind. The handy kit is a must have for outdoor fun and emergency kits.
This shirt jacket was made for crisp mornings. A flannel exterior and lined interior seal in the heat while a zipper front makes it easy to adjust the level of cozy with one hand.