The resolute outdoorsman may be one of the few types who weren’t totally thrown for a loop this year. Stay away from people? Not a problem. Here are 15 gift ideas for anyone who loves to camp, hike, backpack, or just get away from it all for a stretch. Unique and utilitarian, these are the gifts he probably wouldn’t think of for himself, but will get a ton of use out of every time he’s out there.
Igloo Trailmate Journey Cooler
The best camping spots are never the ones right next to the car. With its rugged wheels, the Igloo Trailmate Journey can handle rocky trails and grassy fields to bring 70-quarts of sustenance to remote base camps.
Give’r 4 Season Glove with Wax Coating
Standard gloves can’t rearrange burning logs or plunge into frigid waters for an ice cold beer. Give’r gloves are not standard. Wax coated and waterproof, these leather gloves are more like comfortable gauntlets.
BioLite CampStove 2
Packs down to the size of a Nalgene, burns easily-to-collect sticks, cooks meals (with optional grill topper), and generates enough power to run a light or charge a phone. BioLite’s CampStove 2 is pure genius every outdoorsman can appreciate.
Roark Henry’s Hatchet
This packable, full-tang hatchet is made from high-quality 440 stainless steel, most often used in knife blades. One of the most versatile tools at a campsite, Henry’s Hatchet from Roark has good looks to match its utility.
MSR Habitude Tent
The Habitude Tent is a deluxe suite under the stars made for the guy who likes to bring along a plus-one or plus-four when he camps. Six feet of standing room, sleeping space for six, and it all weighs under fifteen pounds.
Solo Stove Bonfire
Here’s a portable firepit that burns wood with virtually no smoke. Weighing just 20 pounds, the Solo Stove Bonfire can go anywhere and the patented airflow system not only reduces smoke output, it gets the most burn out of each log.
NEMO Helio LX Pressure Shower
In a two pound package that packs down small, NEMO managed to pack a shower, gear washer, and kitchen sink. A foot pump brings the pressure and the 22-liter tank sprays water for up to 10 minutes.
Filson 3-Layer Field Jacket
Filson’s 3-Layer Field Jacket can handle rain, sleet, snow, poking brush, and clawing branches. With pockets everywhere, gear attachment points, and an adjustable hood, he may wear this into the wild and never need to come back.
CRKT Spark’N Sharp Fire Starter
Fire and knife skills are outdoorsmen’s points of pride. This emergency fire starter and knife sharpener comes on a handy lanyard and is small enough that he’ll always carry it with him.
Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair
Camp chairs aren’t always comfortable — this one is. Yeti’s Trailhead camp chair is built with a comfortable stretch fabric, arm rests, and cupholder and packs into its own backpack.
High Camp Firelight 375 Flask
For a well-deserved nip once the fire is roaring, here’s a cooler-than-most flask. The stainless steel cup has the dimensions of a lowball glass and sticks atop the double-wall insulated flask via magnets.
Lems Trailhead Shoes
Lems are lightweight, flexible, and have a low heel drop for a natural gait. Like the name suggests, the Trailhead Shoes are meant for lasting comfort on hikes but also look good enough for a night on the town.
ESEE 4 Fixed Blade Knife
Fixed-blade knives are ready for anything (and look rather tough). The ESEE 4 has been tested and deemed worthy by military, law enforcement, and instructors of a jungle survival school. It also comes with a molded polymer sheath.
Fenix HM65R Headlamp
Water- and impact-resistant, the rechargeable Fenix Headlamp shines a bright, hands-free spotlight or floodlight that makes setting up camp, getting the fire going, or attending to nature’s call after sunset much, much easier.
Ombraz Dolomite Armless Sunglasses
Anyone who’s sat on a pair of sunglasses only to break off an arm will appreciate the idea behind Ombraz. With an adjustable cord instead of arms, these polarized, scratch resistant shades take abuse and won’t crack under pressure.
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