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The Procrastinator’s Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gear From Amazon

You’ve done it again. A few days ’til Christmas, and you haven’t bought a single gift. No worries. You won’t even need to put on pants to buy these sweet selections straight from Amazon.

If there’s an outdoorsy person on your list and you shop at Amazon, we’ve got you covered. Here, we break down gear into sections to help you find the right last-minute gifts, quick and easy.

We know there isn’t much time left before the holiday season, so shop before December 17 to ensure you’ll have them by Christmas Day.

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Best Camping Gifts on Amazon

This section should hit a lot of outdoorsy folks. It doesn’t really matter their hobby — mountain bikers, hikers, hunters, and trail runners all camp.

MSR Trail Lite Duo Nesting Cook Kit: $70

MSR Cook Kit

This cook kit will serve campers well both at the campground and on the trail. We used it while kayaking the John Day River and were impressed with the space-saving design. Two bowls and two mugs fit inside the cooking pot.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: $12


The award-winning LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 L of polluted water. With no batteries or moving parts, it’s a great addition to any travel or camping kit. Plus, it’s extremely portable and can be used to directly drink from practically any water source. For any camper, this product is a no-brainer.

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Coleman Rugged Rechargeable Lantern: $45 (10% Off)

Coleman Lantern

Sure, headlamps work around the campsite, but a lantern is a nice addition. Hang the Coleman Rugged Rechargeable from a branch and light the surrounding area.

Rechargeable with USB, you can plug it into your car to juice the battery when it runs low. A 20-hour runtime on low and up to 400 lumens on high will make the campsite a cozy place.

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Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit: $25

Adventure Medical Kit Hiking First-Aid Kit

Keep the hiker in your life safe on the trail with this light, packable first-aid kit. It’s organized for maximum functionality and provides the essentials to manage a basic first-aid issue during a day hike.

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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent: $280 (30% Off)

MSR Hubba Hubba Tent

Built for backcountry adventures, this tent packs down small and weighs in at just 3 pounds 7 ounces. The pole configuration maximizes elbow room and provides plenty of comfort for two.

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Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad: $40

Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad Amazon

Get a great night’s sleep while camping! This inflatable sleeping pad is 2 inches thick, waterproof, and tear-resistant.

Weighing in at only 14.5 ounces, this pad packs down to the size of a water bottle. It has a 4.8-star rating from over 5,300 reviews on Amazon. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Mountain House Dehydrated Meals: $42 (per 6-pack)

Mountain House Dehyrated Freeze Dried Meal Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a gourmet meal. Mountain House’s dehydrated meal packs are made with real food ingredients — all you need to do is add hot water.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert with these meal packs. For larger groups, purchase a multi-pack or #10 cans.

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Best Biking and Cycling Gifts on Amazon

Bikers are a varied group. Unless you know their style, they can be hard to buy for. But we picked a few products that pretty much every biker needs in their kit.

Versatile Emergency Bike Tool: From $8

Crank Brothers bike tool

The Crank Brothers multitool has all the basics you need to tighten, adjust, and fix a bike on the trail. Plus, it’s lightweight and comes with a stainless steel “tool flask” to keep moisture and rust at bay. The tool lends peace of mind on every ride with a solid assortment of functions for common repairs on the trail.

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Kryptonite New-U KryptoLok: $56

Kryptonite New-U KryptoLok

This bike-security package comes with a standard U-lock and a 4-foot cable. Protect a bike by locking the front wheel and frame with the U and then lassoing the back wheel with the cable. The system gives proven security in all but the most theft-prone urban areas.

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Best Trail-Running Gifts on Amazon

Trail runners aren’t very gear-intensive athletes. But the gear they do choose is critical and needs to work every time. These are a few we’ve put through the paces.

TETON Sports TrailRunner 2.0 Hydration Pack: $23

TETON Sports TrailRunner 2.0 Hydration Pack

This lightweight pack doubles as a backpack and hydration pack. The perfect size to fit your phone, wallet, and snacks, this pack was made with men, women, and children in mind. Fully adjustable and versatile, this product is perfect for any adventurer.

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Bowflex Dumbbells: $298

Bowflex Dumbbells

When it comes to cross-training, runners are the worst! But if anyone needs to lift weights to maintain a balanced body and avoid injury, it’s runners.

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells are very versatile, allowing an athlete to do a wide variety of exercises. And they take up very little space. So help that runner do some strength conditioning with a simple, effective tool.

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SCARPA Spin RS — Men’sWomen’s: From $111

SCARPA Spin RS Running Shoe

SCARPA’s Spin RS, available in both men’s and women’s, is designed for the masochistic high-mileage trail runner.

The Spin RS is light (verified 10.6 ounces in a men’s size 10) yet well-cushioned. It has an 8mm drop, Vibram Megagrip outsole with Lightbase technology, a TPU toe cap, and a quick-drying, highly breathable synthetic mesh and leather upper.

Sock-Fit LW construction eliminates a traditional tongue and replaces it with a stretchy softshell material, providing a better fit while reducing weight and bulk.

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Best Skiing & Snowboarding Gifts on Amazon

For those who get after it in the winter, there are a few easy gear picks.

Hestra Army Leather Gloves: $145-170

Hestra Army Leather Gloves

The Hestra Army Leather Ski Glove is among our favorite gloves of all time. They’re not cheap at around $145, but if you need to keep hands warm, they’re a top choice.

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HUBO SPORTS Ski Snow Goggles: $30-33

HUBO SPORTS Ski Snow Goggles

Skiers, cyclists, and snowmobilers (sometimes even winter hikers and climbers pushing through tough conditions) need serious eye protection. These goggles are an inexpensive choice. Both anti-fogging and anti-UV, these goggles also protect the eyes in case of an accident. And yes, glasses-wearers can use them too.

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Smartwool Unisex Crew Walk Socks: $17

Smartwool Unisex Crew Walk Socks

Warm socks are essential for the winter. And Smartwool socks offer great insulation to ensure your feet and toes stay warm and dry during outdoor winter activities. Machine washable, these socks are wonderful for colder climates.

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Mallory Paige

Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.