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27 Outdoorsy Gifts That Are So Practical They'll Thank You For Making Them A Master Camper

Expect cool gadgets and accessories for anyone who considers themselves "outdoorsy by nature."

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1. A lightweight water-resistant backpack that can carry all their outdoor essentials without weighing them down. Exterior pockets make it convenient to grab those typically hard-to-find items; and when they're not using it, they can store it away in a teeny, sandwich-sized carrier.

2. A camping hammock to make them the envy of every other hiker who didn't think to bring along such a useful (and fun) outdoor accessory. With super-strong straps, they can hang out attached to a car or lay back while swaying beneath the trees.

3. A lightweight, super-soft microfiber towel so they can dry off quickly and feel comfortable if they're out on their first multiday excursion. Plus, its antimicrobial treatment repels any funky odors that may build up over time.

The blue botanical printed Packtowl towel

4. A veritably versatile Yeti insulated mug with over 40,000 reviews that boast its ability to keep coffee, soup, and even oatmeal so warm that they'll have to blow before taking a sip (or bite).

A black Yeti Rambler mug

5. A top-rated Patagonia pullover they'll probably want to live in from the moment they unwrap it. Packed with durable Synchilla fleece (that insulates even when wet) and retro-inspired details, they'll feel as cozy as can be while also holding the title as Most Stylish Camper onsite.

6. A DoohicKey multitool that even Bear Grylls would be happy to find in his stocking because there's not much this iddy-biddy gadget can't do, think: wrench, ruler, box cutter, bottle opener, carabiner, AND flathead screwdriver.

reviewer holding the tiny tool in their palm

7. A foldable campsite chair that's under $15 — and has a place for them to rest their arms and a bev after they're done building their first bragworthy fire.

Blue foldable chair

8. A water filtration straw to save them from lugging around a load of water for long periods of time. This will lighten their pack on remote trips and allow them to miraculously wet their whistle with clear, filtered water!

Reviewer bending over a creek using the straw in the water

9. A waterproof solar-powered lantern that's powered by sunlight to illuminate their campsite nights. It can charge their phone AND it floats, so they'll have ample light to guide them through the evening.

10. A water- and sand-proof Bluetooth speaker featuring none other than a bottle opener at the back! So no matter where they decide to set up camp, they'll feel totally prepared for anything while playing their "Great Outdoors" Spotify playlist.

11. A sleeping pad to give ~sleeping under the stars~ a whole new comfortable meaning. This is made of thick, heavy-duty material they can pitch up just about anywhere to catch some restorative Z's.

12. Bendable Luminoodle LED lights that will illuminate and adapt to any outdoor activity. It even has magnets so it can attach to their vehicle if car camping is more their style.

13. A Camelbak hydration pack complete with pockets along the belt so they can easily access their essentials, aka snacks, and a 2-liter reservoir to — of course — ensure they never go thirsty while they're trailing up a mountain for five-plus hours.

The teal blue backpack

14. Collapsible cooking essentials with 10(!) cookware pieces for the most convenient way to whip up breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the go.

15. Rechargeable hand warmers that double up as a charging bank for their phone, so they can save their body temp and battery from dropping.

16. A camping cookbook filled with easy-to-follow recipes — because they shouldn't have to forgo eating a delicious-tasting meal, even if they're out in the wilderness.

the book

17. A portable espresso maker if they're a fan of the ~finer~ things and absolutely have to have a mini shot of caffeine to get their day going.

18. Some splurge-worthy trekking poles for anyone who's looking to ~level up~ their hikes. Featuring ergonomic cork grips that wick sweat and straps for added security, reviewers note how these adjustable gems lessen the pressure placed on their ankles and knees.

19. An 11-piece cooking utensil organizer for the foodie who wouldn't DARE to go on a trip without their kitchenware.

20. A pack of moisture-wicking hiking socks with added cushion, so they can step out and standout comfortably while climbing to the outlook. Sayonara, boring-colored footwear!

21. A rechargeable clip-on fan because it can get *reeeal* stuffy in those tents — they'll be thanking you for the gift of good air circulation. It even emits light, so they can read a few pages of their book before heading off to dreamtown.

A olive colored fan hanging from a hook

22. A paracord bracelet to set them up for survival if they're ready to take casual camping trips to the next level. In one handy accessory they'll have a fire starter, reliable compass, loud emergency whistle, emergency knife, AND 12 feet of military-grade paracord(!!).

23. A stylish sun-shielding five-panel hat to commemorate their newfound devotion to national parks. Plus, it's the perfect conversation starter for making equally outdoorsy friends... So how about those rock formations? they'll say.

models wearing the blue "Defend Our Parks" hats

24. A waterproof phone pouch for built in reassurance the next time they find themselves hiking through a creek and want to take that Instaworthy shot.

25. A Coleman big-and-tall sleeping bag that has a 30-degree-Fahrenheit rating so if they're desperate for the great outdoors come the winter months, they'll feel comfortable and insulated from head to toe.

Grey and black sleeping bag

26. Salomon Mid 3 Aero hiking boots for a supportive pair of shoes that will securely take them through rocky terrain, no sweat. And these are less clunky than the regular outdoorsy shoe (I mean their name is short for aerodynamic) so they won't have to worry about carrying extra weight on their walk.

Reviewer wearing the boots with a snowy mountain in the background

27. A Coleman gas camping stove so they won't have to worry about foraging for food outside of the campsite. This portable cooker comes with two adjustable heat settings and wind blockers to ensure their grub is shielded from the conditions.

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