We found the best outdoor gifts under $100. From an ultralight hammock to a legendary fleece from Patagonia, this gift guide has it all.
If you haven’t found the perfect gift for an outdoor-loving family member or significant other, or if you need gift ideas for yourself, look no further. We rounded up some of our favorite gear and filled this holiday guide with a bunch of great choices. Plus, everything costs $100 or less.
Best Outdoor Gifts Under $100
Keep those toes toasty all winter long with the oh-so-cozy Ember Moc. They quickly became some of our favorite slippers. The “shoe-slippers” are perfect for campgrounds, backcountry huts, short hikes, casual nights out, road trips, flights, or a quick run to the store.
We’re currently coveting these handsome, well-loved gloves and wishing they’d show up under our tree. Made of goat leather and merino wool, they’re work-friendly and well-suited to the outdoors. Ratings are high, and reviewers talk of years of wear before needing to replace with the same pair.
This stash mat is a picnic blanket, a tent rug, a pet mat, and a beach throw all in one. And really, it’ll take whatever you throw at it. Rumpl is better known for its blankets, but having a waterproof “mat” comes in handy more often than you’d think. With a suede-like top and paracord edge loops for staking down, go ahead and stake out the hot, the wet, and the muddy — and enjoy.
A near-perfect headlamp in our opinion, BioLite’s 330 is truly a lit gift. The headband-like feel and battery pack placement revolutionize bulky and front-heavy headlamps. The max output of 330 lumens is blindingly bright, but you can tone it down when needed. And a single charge will carry the wearer for 40 solid hours. Impressive.
Our team loves the BioLite 330 HeadLamp and even chose it as one of the Best Headlamps of the year.
It’s a bummer when phones get too hot or too cold, or when your pack lacks a solidly accessible place to stash said phone. The PHOOZY solves this problem. It’s not a cover but a thermal capsule that keeps your phone at a regulated temperature. It also floats and is military-grade drop-proof.
This is a great gift at a reasonable price for anyone who tramps through the elements, using their phone as GPS, camera, and communicator. Add the straps ($9) to rig to any pack or bike and complete the gift.
Patagonia’s R1 collection is a favorite among GearJunkies for its versatility and odor-control capabilities.
The R1 Pullover is a great layer for ski days, fall hikes, bike rides, or just lounging around at home. It’s fleecy but streamlined, warm but breathable, and it stays darn near new-looking after years of use.
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Give the gift of musical vibes, and you’ll be the fave gifter in 2020. The JBL Flip 4 has nearly 54,000 reviews and a five-star rating in spite of that. Toss it in the water, connect it to two phones, or pair it with other JBL speakers for a surround-sound flow. Take phone calls on the go. And don’t worry about decibels. It’s got plenty, according to reviews.
Our favorite new travel “mug” is this transformer-like water bottle from CamelBak. Clever and fun, it has a hidden travel mug in the bottom compartment, and you can stash the travel mug lid inside the lid of the water bottle. The colors are great, and this 22-ounce has enough space for coffee-filled mornings and wine-filled evenings outside.
Our team loves the CamelBak MultiBev and even chose it as one of the Best Thermoses of the year.
The outdoorsman in your life needs a pair of the do-all Rydr Pants from KUHL. They’re durable, comfortable, and built to last. And the articulated knees and inseam gusset allows for a full range of movement. There’s a reason these pants have a fanatic following: They work hard and look good.
Whether road tripping, heading to the park for a concert, or hitting up the farmers market, this insulated tote is a must-have. It keeps contents cold for hours, cleans up easily, and has a 5-year warranty. Plus, the full interior lining and welded seams mean spills stay put.
The ENO SuperSub offers up all the comfort of the beloved DoubleNest but at half the weight. It dries quickly, packs down small, and sets up quickly. Ounce-conscious backpackers and campers will love it.
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Add some CBD to a post-activity routine to recover better and prepare for the next adventure. Pachamama makes a variety of muscle rubs and gels to help relieve soreness and maintain joint health. It also offers CBD oil/tinctures to aid with focus, relaxation, sleep, recovery from activity, and more. We’ve tried the Athletic Rub and the Relax Tincture so far and love both. Get some for a pet too while you’re at it.
Delight the Gen X’r in your life with this classic and beloved pack. It comes in many fun colors, and it’s the perfect vessel to pack full of smaller gifts for a surprise package. Plus, it’s built to last. It’ll go from a city commute to the hiking trail to the airport no problem.
Keep the runner in your life going strong with these fan-favorite hydration vests. The 1.5L capacity is just enough to them hydrated without any unwanted slosh. Stretch mesh pockets organize snacks and long-run essentials.