We’ve put together the Outdoorsman Gift Guide for those who are looking for some inspiration in finding the perfect gift for the nature lover in their life.
From building a shelter to staying warm, on track and hydrated, the gear you’ll find in this list includes every essential item you need to take along when adventuring into the wild. This stuff won’t break the bank and is sure to make camping more enjoyable, not to mention keep you alive.
Celebrating the American craft and trade, the Yellowood Half Hatchet ($125) is made from restored vintage hatchet heads, each one is one-of-a-kind. It has a Hickory wood, handmade and hand-painted handle, and includes a hand-stitched sheath. Weighs only 1.5 lbs and is 14” long.
Made from the same materials found in premium sleeping bags and puffy jackets, the Rumpl Twin Puffy Blanket ($110) has been tested and proven in harsh environments. This premium and versatile blanket is waterproof, odor and stain resistant, light and super packable. Includes stuff sack.
Super easy to setup, the tear & water-resistant Roo Hammock ($103) is a favorite among diehard gearheads and daytrippers alike. It’s roomy enough for 2 people and has a weight capacity of 500 lbs. Includes two exceptionally sturdy Python Straps.
The Outdoor Espresso Set ($138) contains a portable and manual espresso machine called Handpresso that works with ground coffee or E.S.E. pods. The Kit also includes a single-hand thermos flask, 4 unbreakable cups, and a small napkin to keep it all neat.
Touted as the most advanced personal water filter available today, the Lifestraw ($18) is ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. This little guy (9″ L x 1″ D, weight: 2oz) filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water, removing 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites.
The Howler Insulated Miir Growler + Pint bundle ($40) ensures your brew – or hot coffee – stays the right temperature, from transport to cheers. It keeps liquid cold for 24+ hours or hot for 12+ hours, has a 32 oz fl capacity, double-wall insulation, and a flip-top opening with clamp system to prevent leaks.
The PowerLight by BioLite ($60) is a 3-in-1 power bank, lantern, and torch. It gives a 72-hour burn time and features a powerful Li-Ion battery, a USB port, flashlight with 450 lumens of broad-spectrum light with a 10-meter range in lantern mode or 100 meters in torch mode.
Featuring a 2.9″ blade, the handsome and rugged Cordovan Lite Flipper Knife ($95) can be rapidly flipped open with one hand. The handle features gun-metal gray stainless steel and layered brown and black G-10 fiberglass with polished brass accents. The Cordovan’s reversible pocket clip makes it easily accessible at a moment’s notice.
Goal Zero’s Venture 30W Solar Recharging Kit ($170) is a heavy-duty power solution for your pack. It comes with a Nomad 7 solar panel and boasts an IPX6 weatherproof construction.
With polarized impact resistant lenses, UVA 400 protection, articulating spring hinges that allow for a better fit, the very affordable Fort Knocks Sunglasses ($30) are the shades you need when tackling the wild outdoors.
The classic designed Klettersack Backpack ($170) is a pack mule for your hikes. It sports a 1000D Cordura exterior, coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment, and natural leather lash tabs for securing extra gear.
If you travel with a lady friend, the Juniper Ridge Backpacker’s Cologne ($60) ensures you’ll
get laid smell nice. This “California Sierra Nevada mountains in a 1-ounce bottle,” is distilled from plants, conifers, bark, moss, mushrooms, and other things found hiking in the backcountry. The cologne wears lightly and smells like “pine pitch, cedar boughs, glacier-fed rivers, sun-washed boulders, and a cozy cabin in the Sierra Nevada with the smell of winter right around the corner.”
The Tru-Nord Compass ($25) has been made in Minnesota for over 66 years. Each piece is manufactured on precision CNC from a solid brass rod and features a jeweled movement that floats on a polished tapered pinnacle, covered by a Lexan lens and a cobalt steel magnet for superior stability. The brass cover ring is then threaded to the brass case for a water and shock resistant seal. It glows in the dark and comes attached to a stud leather strap.
Arriving as a pack of 2, the Portable Campfire Logs ($21)are kiln-dried and prepared to burn from the inside out for up to 90 minutes of compact fire. This makes it an exceptionally easy-to-use heat and light source, without the mess of a traditional campfire set-up. OneLogFire includes non-toxic fire starters that won’t flavor food, and a handle for easy carry – not while lit though!