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Gifts for the Outdoorsman

15 Essential Gifts for the Outdoorsman

by , November 30, 2017

Got a loved one who loves the outdoors? Whether they’re an experienced adventurer or just starting to dip their toes in the world of outdoor living, these essential gifts for the outdoorsman are sure to please…

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow (US$ 34)

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Getting a good night’s sleep helps you make the most of your outdoor adventures. And with the Aeros Premium Pillow you can enjoy quality snooze time without packing a lot of bulk. Lightweight and quickly inflatable, the pillow is designed to contour round your head and features a soft yet durable brushed 50D polyester knit for sleeping comfort.

Full Windsor The Muncher (US$ 50)

Full Windsor The Muncher

The Muncher helps you carry less but get more out of what you do pack with its multifunctional design. Crafted from lightweight titanium, the Muncher offers features such as a spork, can opener, flathead screwdriver and more all in one compact design. As an added bonus, it also comes with a handy ferro fire flint.

Petzl ACTIK CORE Headlamp (US$ 59.95)

Petzl ACTIK CORE Headlamp

The Petzl ACTIK CORE Headlamp is a 350-lumen headlamp that is rechargeable via a USB port but also compatible with three AAA batteries. The headlamp offers both wide and mixed beam patterns and a choice of lighting modes, with red and white lighting to suit a range of settings.

TripTarp (US$ 59.99)


The TripTarp features a handy checklist of gear to take along on backpacking trips, as well as separate zones to organize gear as you assemble it for packing. Additionally, the weatherproof TripTarp can also serve as a rain or sun shelter at your campsite.

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Rechargeable Lantern (US$ 79.99)

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Rechargeable Lantern

The multifunctional Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 is an easily portable and rechargeable lantern for your outdoor adventures. But it has an additional trick up its sleeve – the ability to charge your phone or other devices via USB so you can keep your gadgets juiced. The lantern offers a choice of light settings and can be charged with the inbuilt hand crank or from a Goal Zero Nomad solar panel or USB port.

Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cook Set (US$ 80)

Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cook Set

Adventuring outdoors doesn’t mean you have to forgo the benefits of a kitchen. This Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cook Set includes 19 pieces ranging from bowls and plates to a cutting board, dish drying rack and frying pan, all designed to nest compactly together for easy all-in-one portability.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pant (US$ 98)

Flint and Tinder 365 Pant

Smart enough for work and practical enough when it’s time to play outdoors, the 365 Pant features a stylishly tailored cut with inbuilt stretch to keep you moving freely when you’re out there exploring. Made in the USA with a combination of cotton and Lycra, the pant includes five pockets to stash smaller items at the ready.

BAD Bags #3 Backpack Duffel Hybrid 47L (US$ 99.98)

BAD Bags #3 Backpack Duffel Hybrid 47L

The outdoors can be harsh and demanding. But this bag is built tough to embrace hard hauling day after day. Made with water-resistant 1000D Ballistic Cordura nylon, the bag can be carried as a duffel over the shoulder or as a backpack to suit a range of environments.

Nemo Equipment Verve 20 Synthetic Sleeping Bag (US$ 149.96)

Nemo Equipment Verve 20 Synthetic Sleeping Bag

Shivering puts a real dampener on your outdoor fun. But with this cosy sleeping bag you can stay toasty and wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the day. Rated to 20°F (-7ºC), the sleeping bag is designed with additional space at the knees and elbows so you can position yourself just the way you want.

Nemo Equipment Galaxi 2P & Footprint (US$ 187.46)

Nemo Equipment Galaxi 2P & Footprint

A great option whether you’re a beginner or regular outdoor adventurer, this tent features two doors for convenient access and is large enough for two people. It includes a rainfly and a drawstring stuff sack for storage when not in use.

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic™ Jacket (US$ 200)

Mountain Hardwear Men's Stretch Ozonic™ Jacket

Waterproof yet breathable, this jacket (mens / womens) is a great option if you’re after an outer layer that can handle whatever the weather throws at you. And with four-way stretch fabric and a lightweight build, you can enjoy unrestricted movement too.

Mountain Hardwear Nitrous™ Hooded Down Jacket (US$ 260)

Mountain Hardwear Men's Nitrous™ Hooded Down Jacket

Want to keep in the warmth while you’re getting out and about? This jacket (mens / womens) is designed to help you do just that, featuring Q.Shield™ DOWN with water-repellent fibers that still maintain much of their insulating properties even when wet. Additionally, the jacket is lightweight and packable, making it convenient to store in your bag when not in use.

Patagonia Tough Puff Hoody (US$ 299)

Patagonia Tough Puff Hoody

Durable, breathable and water repellent, the Tough Puff Hoody (mens / womens) lends itself to a range of outdoor environments and activities. And with inbuilt stretch and insulation, you can move freely while staying warm on the go.

Solo Stove Bonfire Portable Fire Pit (US$ 299.99)

Solo Stove Bonfire

The Solo Stove Bonfire gives you the appealing warmth of a bonfire with minimal smoke and a safe, easily maintained setup. And with its portable design, it’s simple to transport it in a car to a camping spot or beach location for cosy camaraderie.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 Pyramid Tent (US$ 735.25)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 4 Pyramid Tent

If you’re planning overnight stays in the outdoors, a tent is likely one of the heaviest items you’ll have to carry. But if minimal weight is a priority and you’re able to splash the cash, the UltaMid 4 is a solid choice. There’s no denying it’s pricey, but you get a super lightweight tent for your money. And this ultralight, four-person tent is also suitable for four-season use, so you’re good to go whenever adventure beckons.


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