We’ve found the best gifts for all the adventure-loving people in your life. Shop now and get back outside doing what you love.
We know that holiday shopping can be stressful. Budget and busyness can get in the way of enjoying the season. But don’t worry, we’ve spent months testing and researching the best gear gifts. Below is a great list of items sure to satisfy anyone on your holiday shopping list.
Track your progress towards a new personal record or an improved VO2 max with this GPS and HR-monitoring watch. It displays heart-rate zones, training status, and respiratory fitness, all of which are tracked and analyzed to create new, automatically generated training plans based on your goals and fitness level in the G-SHOCK MOVE app.Sponsored by G-SHOCK
Upgrade your camp chair game with the GCI Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger. This chair lets you switch seamlessly back and forth between two modes: sitting with your legs up or reclining into a weightless position. Who said camping was uncomfortable?
Our team loves the GCI Outdoor Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger and even chose it as one of the Best Camping Chairs of the year.
The Ryft uses a new ventilation build to allow for more airflow than Bollé’s other models and maintains its safety standards, including MIPS tech to protect against rotational forces in certain impacts. The Ryft helmet has a BOA Fit System for fine-tuning the fit, a magnetic closure, a removable goggle clip, earpads, and padding.
The latest iteration of HOKA’s versatile all-terrain (ATR) shoe has zones of low, wide tread to avoid causing “road noise” like small rubber lugs. And what better to run in than matching apparel? The HOKA Half-Zip Midlayer is made with Polartec Power Grid to wick sweat, and the HOKA Performance Full-Length Tights keep your legs warm as the temperatures drop. These tights offer ankle zippers for a secure, mobile, comfortable fit.
In our tests, we chose QALO as the best silicone ring of 2021. It won top awards for durability and versatility. We’ve worn our QALO rings through all manner of outdoor activities and haven’t had any issues with stretching or breaking. And we like that there’s a huge selection of color options and styles available. It’s a reasonable price and will get used, making it a great gift option.
Hyperlite is known for its iconic ultralight backpacks. They are built in Maine and designed for backpacking, the high alpine, adventure racing, paddling, and more. Since they are made of Dyneema, all the packs are waterproof and can take a beating. The Windrider 2400 in particular (40L), is a good size weekend adventures.
Beyond the spacious main compartment, three external mesh pockets offer a place to stash gear you want to have on hand throughout the day or to dry out clothes. As a bonus, it comes in both black and the classic white color. Which will you choose?
In our review of Kelty’s much-loved camp couch, we said, “The steel frame is plenty strong (even for two people) and can easily handle 600 pounds. We like that the seat is slightly reclined for comfort, and our testers found the shorter height of the Low allowed for a more relaxed lounge.”
The Helium Down Hoodie combines the warmth and performance of down without the delicateness you expect from down. This jacket has Diamond Fuse technology infused into the shell fabric that protects the 800-plus-fill down insulation. This creates a stronger and more durable jacket overall that’s ready for cold-weather objectives. As a bonus, the hood and shoulders have exclusive waterproof Diamond Fuse fabric for even more weather resistance.
Get everything you need to make a cup of coffee (except for the coffee) on the go or in the backcountry with this AeroPress coffee set. According to AeroPress, the mini coffee press can make a cup of hot coffee in one minute. It comes with 350 paper microfilters, and everything packs into the included cup for easy portability.
This pocket-size filter brings the water-cleaning tech we know and love straight into the home. It can filter up to 500 gallons per day. And the 0.1-micron filter removes 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa and 100% of microplastics. It’s great for regular home use, travel, and emergency preparedness.
Rossignol’s 1907 Chamonix Boots blend mountain durability with urban style. These leather boots are both insulated and waterproof to keep your feet warm in rough, wintry weather conditions.
Rubber outsoles add traction for icy streets and snowy sidewalks, and side zip allows for easy on and off.
If you or someone on your list has been eyeing the Apple AirPods for a while, now’s a good time to buy. These popular wireless earbuds are currently on sale. This model has a charging case you need to plug in to charge.
Adventure duffel bags are a gear staple. We’ve been testing the new Black Diamond Stonehauler 45L duffel, and it’s a legit contender against other top duffels on the market. We love the padding on the side of the bag that protects our gear and the comfy, removable backpack straps. The burly outer fabric should last for years of expeditions, weekend trips, and everything in between.
Having a temperature-regulating food container is something I didn’t know I was missing until I received one as a holiday gift. From bringing lunch to work to storing food while camping, this 20-ounce food jar from Hydro Flask has lots of uses. Double-wall insulation keeps food hot or cold for hours while you hike up a mountain or just go about daily life. The soft lid is easy to open, and the jar is dishwasher-safe for convenient cleaning.
With Kevlar-reinforced fabric, the Supply Duffel adds durability to cover your every adventure. Features like jump T-grip zipper pullers, removable shoulder straps, and a stabilized handle wrap make this a solid addition to your gear closet.
You’ll be ready when you start loading up for your next adventure.
Stuff sacks might not have been at the top of your list, but these are a perfect gift for that busy outdoor adventurer. The Air Zippditty stuff sacks are ultralight and have water-resistant, zippered access to the mesh compartments inside.
Choose from a variety of sizes in sets of two or a set of four with one of each size.
The RollR 45 is your keep-things-cold companion when space is limited but capacity is still important. The RollR 45 has a unique cooling and organization design on the inside to keep your drinks and foods separate. It’s built to carry to your campsite, on your tailgate, or out to any other outdoor adventure. The brand states that the cooler is bear-resistant and can hold ice for up to 8 days depending on use. A telescopic handle, rubber non-skid feet, and a 5-year limited warranty round out this feature-rich cooler. Check out our full review here.
Purist combines a modern, clean aesthetic with an “unbreakable” glass interior to resist unwanted tastes from your beverage. Double-wall vacuum-insulated and leakproof, these bottles will keep up with your every adventure. The bottles come in a variety of sizes and have different lid styles. In our tests the, 18-ounce Mover bottle with the Scope Top has become a favorite.
This triple-layer, four-way-stretch, foul-weather-ready jacket is completely windproof and water-resistant thanks to its proprietary PI Dry treatment. The brand says this technology causes water to bead up at the surface and runoff before it has the chance to soak through the fabric and membrane.
Bonded seams at the cuffs, neck, and hem reduce bulk and keep this top form-fitting. The brand claims it will protect like an insulated rain jacket and still fits like a long-sleeve jersey — and it’s ready for any weather conditions!