15 Gift Ideas For The Outdoorsman

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“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.”

That quote from America’s most enduring naturalist, John Muir, sums up the outdoorsman’s life to a T.

Where other people find comfort in the trappings of city and society, the outdoorsman breathes in the vitality of unmarked trails and towering trees, and feels reinvigorated.

Going into the woods is no small task, though. And making a successful trip of it takes the right gear. So for the nature lover in your life, we’ve collected 15 gift ideas for the outdoorsman that will encourage them to get out into their element more often and more enjoyably.

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Fire pits: Great. Fire pits that don’t require you to damage the area where you’re camping: Even better. But a fire pit that does that without blowing smoke into your eyes with every slight breeze? Fantastic. That’s the Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 in a nutshell, with its smokeless design and manageable weight that make it perfect for the weekend warrior or car camper.

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Cool autumn nights and flannel. What could make for a better combo? Flint and Tinder’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is one of our all-time favorite pieces of outerwear, thanks to its weather resistant construction, cozy lining, and patina-ready good looks. It’s a must for anyone who leaves the office and heads straight for the trails.

Suunto 9 Peak Pro

Suunto 9 Peak Pro

Outdoor time is far removed from the hustle and bustle of city living. But a watch like the Suunto 9 Peak Pro can do far more than just tell you the time—it’s also equipped with GPS tracking and significant waterproofing, all backed up by a 40 hour battery life and one hour charging.

The James Brand Hell Gap Knife

The James Brand Hell Gap Knife

Folding knives are the blade of choice for urban everyday carry. But if your loved one is heading out into the woods, a fixed blade knife like The James Brand’s Hell Gap Knife is a much tougher and more reliable choice. Its s35vn steel blade and micarta handle mean that it’s ready for the long haul.

Give’r 4 Season Glove with Wax Coating

Give’r 4 Season Glove with Wax Coating

Dextrous and nimble hands are essential to the outdoor adventurer—but when cold temps move in, they can take a serious toll on a guy’s digits. Give’r’s 4 Season Gloves are the solution to any outdoor hand woes, since they’re waterproof (courtesy of a wax coating) and extra warm thanks to Thinsulate insulation.

Stanley Adventure Camp Percolator

Stanley Adventure Camp Percolator

The old standby of “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my first cup of coffee” still holds true even after a night spent sleeping outdoors. So give them the gift of glorious caffeine, courtesy of the rough and tumble Stanley Adventure Camp Percolator, a classic all-in-one brewer that can make up to six cups at a time.

Jetboil Stash Cooking System

Jetboil Stash Cooking System

Man cannot live on granola and beef jerky alone. And even on quick trips, making a hot meal is the surest way to revive your spirits and let you power through the rest of a hike. Jetboil’s Stash Cooking System is perfect for this, as it is ultra lightweight and compact while still maintaining great cooking power.

Huckberry x Danner Waxed Canvas Danner Light

Huckberry x Danner Waxed Canvas Danner Light

Combine Danner’s storied history of high quality leatherwork and the fabric from Huckberry’s most popular jacket, and what do you get? The Waxed Canvas Danner Light, a handsome and rugged boot that’s ready to go from city streets to forest trails in a heartbeat. And it’s Gore-Tex lined too, so stormy weather will never pose a problem.

Heimplanet The Cave XL 4-Season Tent

Heimplanet The Cave XL 4-Season Tent

Geodesic dome homes are a miracle of modern science and engineering, delivering superior strength for their weight and roomy, comfortable interiors. Heimplanet’s The Cave XL 4-Season Tent is the first tent we’ve seen that uses this brilliant bit of construction, with an innovative air pump design that lets it be fully set up in just under a minute.

Filson Cover Cloth Woodland Jacket

Filson Cover Cloth Woodland Jacket

Filson’s original Mile Marker coat achieved something of a cult status in the outdoor community thanks to its combination of comfort, weather protection, and carrying capacity. Their new Cover Cloth Woodland Jacket improves on its predecessor, with a fully lined interior and weatherproof waxed cotton shell alongside its even more generous pocket space.

Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

Yeti Trailhead Camp Chair

For when you can’t find a nice stump to sit on, Yeti’s Trailhead Camp Chair is the perfect alternative. It folds up compact and lightweight, but its woven fabric provides plenty of support for sitting. Oh, and it has a cup holder built in, too.

Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Watch

Seiko Prospex Land Tortoise Watch

Give the gift of bringing the outdoors everywhere with Seiko’s Prospex Land Tortoise Watch. Its rotating compass bezel and forest green face are sure to remind the outdoorsman in your life of their adventures yet to be had—and a 200 meter water resistant construction means the watch really can go anywhere.

Fenix HM65R 1400 Lumen Headlamp

Fenix HM65R 1400 Lumen Headlamp

No overnight camping trip is complete without a reliable headlamp—unless you like groping around in the dark for your socks and water bottle, I suppose. Fenix’s HM65R Headlamp is the king in this arena, with a massive 1400 lumen output that can shine light out to distances of nearly 180 yards.

Roam Adventure Co. Rugged Case

Roam Adventure Co. Rugged Case

Off road and overland adventures require a different sort of gear setup—one that’s more robust, more durable, and more spacious. Roam Adventure Co.’s Rugged Case measures up on all three fronts, with a huge storage capacity, super tough LDPE shell, and a dust and waterproof gasket seal.

Coleman Classic 3 Burner Propane Camping Stove

Coleman Classic 3 Burner Propane Camping Stove

Single burner systems like the Jetboil are great if you’re camping alone. But when you’re out in the woods with friends, something like the Coleman Classic 3 Burner Propane Camping Stove will let your outdoorsman play camp chef for a whole crew. Windblock side panels and a matchless ignition system ensure it’ll work no matter the weather conditions, too.

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