27 Amazing Gifts To Get At Backcountry This Year
Quality gifts for all kinds of adventures.
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A two-pack of
Yeti coolers to sip hot coffee in the morning or wine from in the evening. These are rust-resistant, shatterproof, double-insulated for hot and cold drinks, and dishwasher-safe!
Promising review: "I got a few of these as small gifts for Christmas. People love them! Nonbreakable wineglasses that keep your wine cold!" — Meagan Campanella
Price: $49.99 (available in two colors)
An ultra-soft, compact, and
quick-drying microfiber towel they can use to dry off at the shore or annual lake camping trip.
Promising review: "Love it! It's compact, dries as quickly as everyone says, and it's so soft. I may get another!" — Amanda Qubty
Price: $39.95 (available inthree sizes and nine colors)
Doublenest hammock that'll hold up just fine between two trees in the great outdoors, or make an ideal nap spot in the backyard.
Promising review: "I use this with ENO’s solo hammock stand inside my apartment for 24/7 hammock life. The entire set up is just under 10 feet. Window on one side, 4K TV and video games on the other side. Great for naps and making your friends jealous." — Dom at Backcountry
Price: $69.95 (available in 12 colors)
campfire cookware set to ensure they don't have to pack the whole kitchen when it's time for a car camping or backwoods adventure.
This set includes a stainless-steel knife and grater, and an oak spatula, fork, and spoon.
Promising review: "I love this set. The carrying case is fantastic and tightens nicely around the utensils. It also has some small mesh sleeves which I added a small spice container to. Having nice wooden utensils that are compact and perfectly sized for camping is brilliant. The grater also works well." — Lisa Edlund
A pair of
weatherproof winter boots with cozy sherpa lining and a rubber shell designed to keep toes warm in rain, sleet, and snow.
Promising review: "Winter warmth and comfort for your feet! I liked these so much I got them for my whole family! They look great and feel great." — Cheryl K.
Price: $149.95 (available in sizes 6-12 and four colors)
beanie for anyone who still loves to get out and hike even in cold temps!
Price: $139 (available in 11 colors)
A pair of
snow goggles featuring magnetically interchangeable lenses and an anti-fog inner lens to help ensure crisp and clear vision no matter the conditions.
Price: $220+ (available in 13 colors)
Pendleton blanket that any adventurer would fawn over. Each blanket is named after a National Park, and is made of pure wool so it'll last for years.
Promising review: "I have had my eye on this blanket for years. After a long wait and saving of pennies, I finally purchased the Pendleton National Park Blanket Collection in Acadia. I use it every day as a throw over my comforter because I am always cold. I constantly get compliments on my bedding and Pendleton made my dream bedroom come true. Be mindful this blanket is dry-cleaning only; be careful with the wool to not damage the quality. This is as an investment, you'll have it forever." — Jean Vandekieft
Price: $199+ (available in three sizes and eight colors)
A pair of
touchscreen-friendly gloves that'll make an excellent stocking stuffer. They can be worn on their own or as a liner under heavier gloves.
Promising review: "Touchscreen functionality is really good. Never had even one problem. These gloves are tough to fit under my size 9 Hestras but on the coldest days I made it work without feeling like it was too uncomfortable."— Ian Bisantz
Price: $21.95+ (available in sizes S-XXL and three colors)
A pair of fresh
trail runners designed to grip in wet and dry conditions, so they can keep hitting the mountain trails and breeze through rivers and streams.
Promising review: "These have quickly become my go-to shoes for any day I am going to be out for a long time in the mountains. They have fantastic grip in both wet and dry conditions and great underfoot protection. They are also quite breathable and dry out quite quickly when you must cross a river or stream. I have now gone through two pairs in the last year and a half and am excited to start my third pair. Nice work Salomon." — Eric G.
Price: $104.96+ (available in sizes 8-14 and four colors)
cozy fleece ideal for early morning hikes, lounging in, and layering under coats.
Promising review: "Super soft, comfy, and keeps you soo warm!!! The zipper flows really smoothly and it fits true to size. I would for sure get another color as I wear this one almost every day." — Kacie Qualls
Price: $99 (available in sizes XS-XL and 10 colors)
Mammut Barryvox Beacon that'll help locate backcountry skiers and snowboarders in case of an avalanche, so you can give the gift of beefing up their emergency pack this year.
Promising review: "Fortunately I have not yet had to use this in an avalanche, but got to use it during a mountain skills course trying to locate a buried beacon. Most of the class used a rented BCA Tracker DTS. I found that I was able to locate the signal from farther away and followed a far more direct linear route to the dummy beacon as opposed to everyone going by a typical spiral pattern toward the same location. Would buy again." — ghengiska
A pair of
bear mittens the precious toddler in your life will absolutely adore.
Price: $24.95 (available in two sizes)
BioLite solar home set with a 6-watt solar panel to give RVs, cabins, and off-gridders much-needed dependable light.
This set includes USB ports for charging devices, a motion sensor, and an FM radio and MP3 player for playing music.
A stretchy and
quick-drying fleece jogger for anyone who needs an extra pair of warm pants with a trim fit to brave the elements.
Promising review: "Perfect for hut trips, apres ski, shoveling the walk, or walking the dog. Always looking for a fleece or sweat-like pant that doesn't look slouchy. These have the athleisure style in the bag and with the face fabric, trim fit, and secure drawcord; these are a bonafide warm layer for any cold-weather pursuit." — Ryan Potts
Price: $99.95 (available in sizes S-XXL and three colors)
Steripen hikers and backpackers swear by for filtering backcountry water so you don't have to go way off trail to stay hydrated.
Promising review: "Hiking and bike-packing have their perks, but finding water in the backcountry can be daunting, with diseases and debris running rampant in even the freshest looking water. With the Steripen HydroPhoton, I've got a bit of peace of mind. It filters out the debris and kills bacteria, so I can keep adventuring without worries of losing a day to upset guts and bathroom breaks." — BJ Platte
headlight that'll withstand snow and rain, and light the way at the campsite, crag, or trail.
Promising review: "Lightweight and small, but bright and reliable, quite a bit of bang for your buck." — Garrett Heiner
Price: $17 (avaialbe in two colors)
lightweight baselayer top with a seamless fit so they get all-day use out of this layer.
Price: $75 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors)
POC Obex helmet that's lightweight enough for all-day wear in the snow, but still sturdy in case of an accident or wipe-out.
Promising review: "I was learning to ride switch this year and this was the helmet I chose to protect the noggin. I was able to get it to a nice tight fit using the boa tightening system. The vents made it so my head wasn't getting super hot. The main thing that I love about it is the number of times it protected me. I caught my edge hard so many times and was only dazed." — Michael Dwyer
Price: $109.97+ (available in sizes XS-XL and eight colors)
Arc'teryx jacket they'll use season after season. This baby is wind-resistant, quick-to-dry, and it has a helmet-compatible hood and core loft insulation for extra warmth!
Promising review: "Amazing jacket for all-around fun. Use it for skiing under a shell and it is very warm but vents well. As an outer layer very versatile. Sharp-looking too. My wife saw mine and ended up getting one :)." — Evan R.
Price: $259 (available in sizes XS-3XL and 10 colors)
15-in-one multitool that'll come in handy in the car, on overnight trips, cycling adventures, and all sorts of other scenarios.
The tools include: a hardcore saw that can cut through wood, plastic, and bone, spring-action needle nose pliers, carabiner with bottle opener, wire stripper, built-in can opener, stainless steel blades, a screw driver, and more
Promising review: "Big fan of the size and tools included. It's going to live in my truck and be used for everything from camping to bike repairs." — Barrett Cox
A pair of comfy
Birkenstocks that just may outlast all the other gifts they get this year.
Promising review: "Excellent sandals! I have some 20-year-old Birkenstocks given to me by my dad, and they lasted forever, but it was definitely time for them to retire. I replaced them with these and they are still the classic comfort and excellent quality from 20 years ago! 10/10 would recommend." — Jackson McNeal
Price: $135 (available in sizes 41-46 and five colors)
Fjallraven Byron Hat that's a favorite for a reason. It'll help you stay nice and toasty with no awkward fit!
Promising review: "This hat is my new go-to! The material is soft and comfortable, and it offers a good amount of stretch so it's not too tight and awkward. It's the perfect height, and the front patch is a great touch. Definitely would recommend; I plan on getting more colors!" — Kayla Weiser-Burton
Price: $34.95 (available in nine colors)
Big Agnes synthetic sleeping bag rated for temps down to 15F. This bag has a water-repellent finish and pad retainer to keep from slipping and sliding.
Promising review: "I really like this bag, it is great for car camping. The synthetic bag is nice if the weather is going to be wet. I really love the pad sleeve, it really helps keep the bag on your pad. I move around a lot when I sleep and often can move off or slide down on my pad, especially if I'm sleeping on a slight slope." — Ryan Anderson
A pair of
stretchy climbing pants with drawcords in all the right places to ensure they have a successful climb at the crag.
Promising review: "I love wearing pants while climbing to protect my legs and since I tend to climb when it's a little cooler and these are the perfect pair. Nice and stretchy so I can throw a heel hook or high foot when needed but still durable to take a beating. The ladder hook waist strap is very nice to get the right size and fit easily and adjust as needed. I also love the ankle drawcord so I can adjust if the ends come up a bit, or flow to my shoes as normal. They look nice enough to wear around town, and then work amazingly at the crag!" — Josh Provost
Price: $51.73 (available in sizes 28-38 and two colors)
And an eco-friendly and
biodegradable yoga mat that'll leave them gushing after using it for the first time!
Promising review: "This mat is one of the best yoga mats I've ever owned. All of Hugger Mugger's mats are super durable and have a really good grip. Compared to the mats I've used in the past, this is the only one I've had where I can do each pose comfortably, without worrying about slipping around. This mat is incredibly lightweight and is made of biodegradable materials so it's eco-friendly!" — Lexi Merrill
Price: $57.95 (available in two colors)
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