Holiday Gift Ideas-Outdoor Edition

Outdoor Gift Ideas

Whether you have a runner, hiker, camper, backpacker, or general outdoor enthusiast on your list, there is something here for everyone. These ten gear items can be used for a variety of outdoor activities and are sure to win you major points this holiday season. 


1. Petzl NAO: The NAO headlamp features Petzl's new Reactive Lighting technology that measures and analyzes the ambient light around you in order to automatically adjust the beam pattern and the power of the two LEDs accordingly. MSRP $175

2. ENO Pronest Hammock: Do you know someone hoping to thru-hike the AT next spring or that is obsessive about backpacking weight? ENO's leanest yet comfortable hammock weighs in at just 12 ounces and is outfitted with ultralight, wiregate carabiners. MSRP $64.95

3. Big Agnes Sleeping Bags: The new line of Big Agnes sleeping bags feature DownTek technology. This nano-coated 700-fill power goose down repels water and maintains loft and insulation value, even in wet conditions. MSRP $279.95-$379.95

4. Suunto Ambit: For that special someone on your list who is worth the splurge, the Ambit is the go to GPS watch for outdoor explorers. Advanced training and outdoor features will help your enthusiast up their game on the trails. MSRP $500

5. Ibex Wool Aire: Merino wool insulation is warmer than synthetic and more functional than down in wet conditions. Packable and light, the Wool Aire pieces are great for any active outdoor cold weather pursuit. MSRP $275-$325

6. Columbia Bug Shield Mesh Jacket: The Insect Blocker infused Mesh Jackets from Columbia make the perfect gift for anyone headed on vacation to the malaria prone areas or for those mosquito magnets on your list in preparation for bug season. MSRP $90 

7. Power Pot: Any camper or backpacker on your list will appreciate this power generating pot. Charge your devices while you cook dinner or boil water. MSRP $149 

8. Hi-Tec Timaru Down Hoody: Not your ordinary down jacket, the Hi-Tec Timaru makes use of a transparent shell to showcase the 700-fill power colored down for a unique and stylish look. MSRP $189.95

9: Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot: No more uncomfortable nights sleeping on the ground. Quick to set up with no painful crossbars, the UltraLite Cot suspends your body above the uneven and hard terrain. Weighing less than 3 lbs, this cot is light enough to take on backpacking trips. MSRP $229

10. Salomon Snowcross Just because it's winter outside doesn't mean you have to stop training. The built-in zip gaiter and Climashield membrane ensure your feet don't care about the weather. The Mud & Snow Contragrip outsole utilizes 9 spikes for extra traction. MSRP $200

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