Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

For people who enjoy getting outdoors, there’s always another piece of gear that can be added to their kit. From the invaluable to the thoughtful, these gift ideas are designed to help your adventurous friends and family enrich their enjoyment in the backcountry.

EcoVessel 20oz Perk Insulated Bottle

The EcoVessel 20oz Perk Insulated Bottle is portable, functional, and strong. This insulated travel bottle has TriMax® Triple Insulation and easily keeps drinks cold up to 36 hours and hot up to 8. The Perk bottle is designed for one handed use, with a push button that opens the top, and a lock to keep drinks leak free. This versatile bottle fits in a car cup holder, excels at keeping camp coffee piping hot, and works perfectly for hydration on those day hikes on the trails. The PERK is available in both 16 oz and 20 oz sizes. MSRP $28.95

Runtime Nutrition

Because hiking trails and climbing mountains isn’t easy, the prepared outdoors person always brings nutrient rich food and drinks that hydrated and energize. Gifting the Runtime Performance Drink and Next Level Meal starter pack will give your loved one the performance nutrition they need to stay hydrated, nourished, and energized for any of their upcoming adventures. They are also perfect for on the go snacking and quick meal substitution. MSRP $34.99

Baleaf Ultra-Light Windproof Puffer Jacket

The Baleaf Ultra-Light Windproof Puffer Jacket is packable, lightweight, and warm. This jacket features a regular fit that can be worn alone or layered with a shell should the weather turn nasty. The puffer delivers easy packing warmth that you can pull out and put on at a moments notice when the temperatures drop as you near the mountain peak. The hood and high neckline protects the head, neck, and face from the cold, and zippered hand pockets warm the hands or carry any essentials along for the adventure. The Baleaf Ultra-Light Windproof Puffer Jacket is the one you will want in your kit when you head out on those crisp, cold morning escapades. MSRP $46.99

Stanley Legacy 27oz Vac Food Thermos

When you want to take your hiking meals to the next level, look no further than the Stanley Legacy 27oz Vac Food Thermos. Not only can you load up the 27 oz. Thermos with a soup or stew, you could even be a little more creative and pouring in a scrambled breakfast or anything else you want to keep warm. With a warmth rating of 20 hours, you can heat up your dish in the morning and it’ll be the perfect temperature for an afternoon lunch or even a late dinner. MSRP $50

Victorinox Swiss Classic Santoku Knife

Keep your camping cutlery separate from your home kitchen cutlery, and use the Victornox Swiss Classic Santoku Knife solely for camping purposes. Victorinox made this stainless steel blade versatile for slicing, dicing and mincing; but its biggest talent is being multitalented – and its true specialty is doing everything well, making it the only cutting utensil you’ll need on all your future camping trips. MSRP $50

CamelBak MultiBev 22 oz Bottle / 16 oz Cup

The CamelBak MultiBev is the ultimate 2-in-1 beverage multi-tasker. It is a water bottle with a detachable travel cup to use for coffee, tea, or simply to share. The double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps beverages hot or cold for hours, while the powder coating adds a comfortable texture to grip and avoids any condensation. The leak-proof Pak™ Cap conveniently stores the roll and fold lid, snacks, or any other small essentials. The cap, lid and vessels are dishwasher safe and are BPA, BPS and BPF-free. MSRP $50

Goal Zero Lighthouse 600

From campgrounds to outdoor events, any situation is suitable for Goal Zero Lighthouse 600. The 360 degrees of bright LED light provides a stunning 600 lumens of output in a multi-directional lantern, while the fold down legs let you elevate your illumination experience. Complete with an internal lithium battery with three ways to charge – from the Sun (provided you have a Solar panel), USB port, and the hand crank. The Lighthouse even doubles as a power hub for charging phones and small USB devices and the adjustable dimming switch allows versatile brightness. MSRP $69.95

Yeti Daytrip Lunch Box

The Daytrip Lunch Cooler is a classic looking lunch bag boasting Yeti’s revolutionary insulation that offers hours worth of stay cold power. This cooler will keep your lunch fresh from morning till afternoon. Yeti’s Thermo Snap magnetic closure actually snaps closed for a tight seal that helps keep food cold longer. The water-resistant exterior is durable enough to hold up on hikes, day trips, and weekend adventures. MSRP $79.99

Man Crates

From coffee kits to jerky crates, home brewing setups to knife making equipment, Man Crates offers unique kits and treat bundles that any guy will love. It is fun and easy to find distinctive and meaningful gifts for all the men in your life. If you want to make holiday shopping for that special man in your life easy, look no further than Man Crates, with a huge selection of high quality gifts for all kinds of guys, you can easily find the perfect gift, no matter who he is. MSRP Varies

Patagonia Provisions 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two

In 2012, Yvon Chouinard launched Patagonia Provisions to offer ethically and sustainably sourced delicious food products. Patagonia Provisions has been reexamining the best practices in food sourcing, working with like minded advocates and producers to find solutions to the important environmental issues facing the food industry. A box of healthy, sustainable, easy to prepare food is great for anyone on your list. The Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes include food items such as salmon, buffalo jerky, grains, seed snacks, soup + chili and much more. A favorite of ours is the 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two, it is perfect when you’re out on the trail for more than a day trip and you need nutritious, easy-to-fix meals and snacks. MSRP $89

Backcountry Gore-Tex Gloves

When you’re headed out into blisteringly cold conditions, make sure your hands are outfitted with the Backcountry Gore-Tex Gloves. Windproof, waterproof, and highly breathable, these supple goatskin leather gloves feature a Gore-Tex insert that not only provides impenetrable protection against winter’s worst, but also nimble dexterity for gripping zippers and poles. MSRP $99.95

The Man Behind The Maps Book

James Niehues has painted over 200 trail maps that are used by hundreds of millions of people to navigate ski resorts across the world. As everything goes digital, Niehues maintains his analog approach, hand painting every trail, tree and rock, with details so accurate the maps can be used to navigate unmarked and unnamed areas of the mountain. In this beautiful 292-page hardcover coffee table book is the first and definitive compilation of the art created by James Niehues during his 30-year career. Each illustration starts with a high resolution digital scan and then is printed on museum quality cotton paper using the latest HDR ink-jet technology. Your ski and snowboard friends will be transfixed by the accurate detailing and stunning quality of The Man Behind The Maps Book for hours and hours. MSRP $99.99

Amazfit T-Rex Watch

Track more of what you love for longer with the Amazfit T-Rex Watch. This rugged military-grade GPS smartwatch boasts a 20 day battery life in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in continuous GPS tracking mode. With the T-Rex you can monitor how your body uses energy by tracking heart rate and sleep with the built in Bio Tracker which helps give you a better understanding of your health and wellness. Get more out of the sports you love with 14 preloaded activity profiles such as running, biking, swimming and more. And smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone) at the wrist keep you connected to what matters, while the dual-satellite positioning system helps you track wherever your adventures take you. MSRP $139.99

Mountain Hardwear Grotto 30 Backpack

Some early starts find you hitting the trailhead for a non-stop carry mission, while others find you making the first pot of coffee at the office. No matter what the day entails, the versatility of the Mountain Hardwear Grotto 30 Backpack can handle it with ease. Made for the outdoors but stylish enough for everyday life, this pack is ready to go wherever you go. MSRP $170

Graphene Alpha Jacket

When you need a rugged jacket to defend yourself from the rusticity of the outdoors and the inclement weather in the backcountry, look no further than the Graphene Alpha Jacket. Graphene is integrated into the shell face of the jacket adding superlative abrasion resistance and self-regulating heat retention to keep you warm when cold and fresh when you need to get active while still remaining lightweight. The 3-layers built into this jacket come together to deliver unparalleled performance in waterproof and breathability. The shell face is composed of 48% Nylon, 30% graphene integrated polyester and 22% cotton. The middle layer is the membrane which offers the 10k level of waterproofness (enough to withstand a hike in the middle of a hurricane) and 10k breathability. The third layer is the inner layer made of 100% polyester. On top of everything is an Eco-Bionic PFC Free coating applied in the shell face to repel water. Arm, chest and front hand pockets carry any essentials along the way, and adjustable sleeve cuffs create the perfect fit for when you are trying to keep out the weather. MSRP $349

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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