On the hunt for a gift for the person on your list who loves the outdoors?
Whether you’re shopping for your mom who loves to run, your sibling who mountain bikes every weekend, your coffee-loving co-worker, or yourself, we’ve got you covered.
To help you with your shopping, check out this list of adventure-themed gifts — big and small. These items are sure to excite the voyagers, athletes, and adventurers in your life.
Outdoor Gifts That'll Make Them Smile
Aesthetics and versatility combine with Bollé‘s first magnetic lens that uses a locking mechanism to hold it in place during your turns. Open it to swap in another lens, like the Phantom+ photochromic lens, when the weather changes.Sponsored by Bollé
This waterproof multisport GPS watch carries Polar’s activity tracking in a lightweight aluminum case. That includes sport-specific modes that track heart rate and location as well as unique performance tests to track progress and gauge recovery.Sponsored by Polar
This Giro helmet is a lightweight option, with advanced brain protection, including MIPS spherical technology to reduce the rotational strain during certain impacts. Dial the fit with one hand using the helmet’s InForm Fit System and keep from overheating with the Polartec lining and adjustable venting.Sponsored by Giro
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 brand’s namesake bow helps beginners with a universal draw length and what Genesis calls a “zero let-off” design. Those features, and more, help budding archers avoid some snags and make archery more enjoyable so they stick with it.
It’s not just car campers who sing the praises of sleeping with a pillow outdoors. These Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillows pack down small and provide the comfort you need while away from home. Pick up a packable pillow as the gift that will keep on giving every night it’s slept on. Grab one for yourself while you’re at it!
Mission boasts of the Sub-1 XR’s ability to shoot tight groups quietly. The stock can be adjusted for six pull lengths, and there’s more than an inch of adjustment in the comb. There’s also a pistol grip, and it can be de-cocked by pushing a button. With a match-grade trigger, synced cams, and Mission’s innovative Benchmark Fire Control technology that’s made to safely de-cock with the push of a button, you’ll be ready for whatever hunt lies ahead.Sponsored by Mission Crossbows
Sometimes you just want your cup of coffee to be affordable and effective. Luckily for you, this Alpine Start instant coffee brews with either hot or ice-cold water and tastes great — just ask Adrian Ballinger, who took it to Everest! You can get an eight-pack of these for less than the cost of two coffees at your local Starbucks.
Our team loves the Alpine Start Instant Coffee and even chose it as one of the Best Coffee for Camping and Backpacking of the year.
This emergency EDC makes a great gift for gadget lovers. The 3-in-1 tool combines pepper gel, a seat belt cutter, and a stainless steel window-breaker tip. SABRE claims that the unique pepper gel offers a greater range than a spray and is less likely to blow back in your face. Best of all, the tool clips onto a keychain or small loop so it’s always within reach.
Lightweight and surprisingly compact, the full-size Aeros Ultralight Deluxe inflatable pillow uses a construction inspired by the Air Spring Cells of the brand’s sleeping mats. It features a super-soft 20-denier stretch-knit polyester exterior and a silent TPU air bladder for support and comfort. As a bonus, it weighs 4.6 ounces and packs down to a size similar to a PB&J sandwich.
Leatherman has been making multitools for 37 years. These popular tools are used for hunting, fishing, daily carry, and more. The latest iteration of its invention is the Leatherman FREE collection.
Within that, the FREE T4 stands out as a clip-on 3.6-inch EDC multitool with a knife, scissors, screwdriver, tweezers, and eight other tools for common problem-solving. If you’re looking for a knife instead of a multitool, be sure to check out the FREE K2.
All Leatherman products are backed by a 25-year warranty.Sponsored by Leatherman
This isn’t just a watch — it’s a wrist-bound solar receiver that stores power to charge other electronics, like your phone. It’s more portable than a battery cell and, oh yeah, it tells time, too. According to the brand, “The purpose of this technology is to provide robust energy harvesting and internet of things (IoT) connectivity in a wearable form.” It could make a great gift for the trendsetter in your life, or get one for yourself. You can order the Carbon 1.5 Solar Powered Watch now.Sponsored by Energy Bionics
Ledlenser’s signature flashlight shows off many of its premium technologies. The P7R Signature Edition Flashlight boasts up to 2,000 lumens and has four modes that let you tailor the light to your needs. Plus, the brand’s patented tech combines a focused beam for long-distance lighting with reflected light for seeing up close. Give (or receive) some light this holiday season.Sponsored by Ledlenser
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
Show off your barista skills at the campsite or in your backyard. This set includes a stainless steel pour-over filter and camp mug (with a plastic lid) and doesn’t need paper filters. Both are dishwasher-safe.
Made for a range of mountain pursuits, Salomon’s innovative three-layer construction uses a light Pertex Shield membrane that’s windproof and waterproof with an emphasis on breathability. It has a helmet-compatible hood, an oversized stash pocket, and pit vents.Sponsored by Salomon
This is an everyday pack that’s chock-full of features. The Atlas Tactical Backpack has hydration ports on both shoulders, multiple pockets inside the main compartment, a fleece-lined glasses compartment, and laser-cut MOLLE webbing on all sides. Created for 12-, 24-, or 72-hour missions, the backpacks are made to last, with 900-denier polyester with PVC coating for durability.Sponsored by LAPG