Find the perfect gift for all of the hikers on your list with our seasonal guide.
LuminAID’s collapsable Packlite Nova puts out up to 75 lumens and recharges in 10 hours via a built-in solar panel, making it an essential for tent time and backcountry happy hour.
Miir’s Camp Cup looks like a classic enamelware campfire mug, but its double-wall construction keeps drinks hot without burning hands, and its textured matte finish adds a touch of modern style. Buy now
Kids and adults alike loved roasting marshmallows and hot dogs on Firebuggz Fire Fishing Poles. The rod-and-reel design isn’t just cosmetic: Jig the pole and your food flips for even roasting. (Photo by Louisa Albanese) Buy now
The lightweight Meadowmat Waterproof Blanket is perfect for picnics, suntans, even diaper changes, and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Comes in two different sizes; a large will set you back $60. Buy now
Vapur’s Drinklink lets you turn one of the company’s ultra-packable soft flasks into a small hydration bladder. Bonus: Connect the bite valve directly to the bottle’s neck to turn it into a sport bottle. Buy now
Polk Audio’s Boom Bit wearable speaker is a weather-resistant clip-on Bluetooth speaker that’s just the right size for podcast time in your tent. The speaker runs for three hours on half-power, and recharges off a built-in USB plug. Buy now
The Mountain Hardwear AlpineStart Reflective Dome efficiently bled off extra heat on an after-work run in cool weather, and its reflective stripes were a welcome touch when the sun began to set. Buy now
Getting little ones gloved up can be a hassle, but Veyo’s Mittyz went on and stayed on easy. Our miniatures loved the tiger paw styling, and we appreciated the extra coverage for little wrists. Buy now
The Falke Bra Top Madison lends easy-on, easy-off no frills support for hikers and yoginis alike.
The classic Wayfarer-style shape and variety of colors on the Sunski Seacliffs makes them a prime choice for everyday wear—and for under $60, they’re some of the most affordable polarized lenses on the market. Buy now
The Looptworks Packable Coffee Kit brings together a Kleen Kanteen mug, a bamboo spoon, Starbucks via packets and a tablecloth and carrying case made from recycled tent flies for a go-anywhere morning Joe setup. Buy now
When you buy this thin-yet-comfy triblend sweatshirt from Parks Project, you’re not just paying tribute to the father of America’s wilderness movement: You’re helping support improvements across America’s national parks. Buy now
The featherlight Petzl Altitude harness weighs in at just 150 grams but still boasts touches like adjustable leg loops and rubberized keepers for carrying ice screws, making it a perfect companion for long backcountry ski and mountaineering ascents. Buy now
Crafted out of drirelease merino wool, the Outdoor Research Blackridge Hoody has the look of your favorite cotton hoody, but enough technical chops to take on the backcountry. (Photo by Earl Harper) Buy now
Made of the same material as premium sleeping bags and puffy jackets, Rumpl’s blankets are water and stain-resistant, as well as machine washable. We dug the Mexican-inspired design so much, we even used it for movie night. Buy now
Here’s your new cool-weather workout piece: The Outdoor Research Transition Hoody is made of a combination of Polartec Power Grid and lightweight gridded fleece to bleed off heat during hard exercise.
Give this gift of wilderness know-how this holiday season with a course from AIM Adventure U. Grab Backpacker’s Thru-Hiking 101 or Wilderness First Aid Basics on Cyber Monday with coupon code CyberSale for 40% off. (Photo by gronkca-http://bit.ly/2fOOC9W)
Designed especially for women, the Boardworks Muse Inflatable is stable enough for yoga, but nimble enough for tooling around on mountain lakes. Deflated, it fit easily into a small car’s trunk. Buy now
[Sponsored] Looking for more ideas? Read on for some of the season’s best presents for backpackers.
Backpackers take joy in the simple things—but that doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate a thoughtful gift. These 33 presents, which include everything from sunglasses to midlayers to a trail-ready espresso machine and range in price from $15 to $1,099, fit the bill.
Contributors: Louisa Albanese, Leslie Hsu Oh, Patrice and Justin La Vigne, Genny Fullerton, Kimberly Thorpe Lyons, Adam Roy.