holiday gift guide

Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life

Consider yourself a Gear Junkie? Then look away. This guide is for the non-outdoorsy person shopping for you.

holiday gift guide

We know the feeling: You know where to shop for that rugged someone, just not what to get them. We can help.

Here is our guide to a few products for the camper, DIYer, adventurer, dirtbag, and all-around outdoors person in your life.

Leatherman All-Black Signal

leatherman all black signal

Everything to love about the classic multitool in a sleek new color, the All-Black Signal sports 19 functions – firestarter, hammer, replaceable wire cutters, combo knife, and more – that can all be operated one-handed. A nylon sheath comes standard, and you can add a custom engraving for $7.

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Nite Ize Gear Ties

niteize gear ties

Bind skis, corral climbing ropes, hang lanterns, and more with Nite Ize Gear Ties. The infinitely useful and bendable ties are rubber coated so they won’t scratch your gear. We even came up with a handful of ideas of how to use these on any adventure. Great for the person who’s drowning in gear.

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Smartwool PhD Ski Light Elite Pattern Socks


The smartest in Smartwool’s line, the PhD Ski Light Elite Pattern Socks offer more stretch and breathability than the brand’s other materials. Two different elastics provide more flexibility while keeping the socks from slipping out of place. Plus, they offer male- and female-specific ventilation zones and are made in the USA.

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Marmot Limelight 2-Person Tent

marmot limelight 2 person tent

Maximize your camp space with Marmot’s Limelight 2-person tent. Pre-bent poles and “strategic clip placement” provide as much interior space as possible. Two storage vestibules flank a large primary double-door and rear D-shaped door. Inside, a lampshade stash and gear pockets complement 33 square feet of floor area.

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Coleman Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch 8-Person Cabin

coleman 8-person cabin

Who says you have to skimp on comfort when you camp? Coleman’s 8-person Tenaya Lake Fast Pitch Cabin takes the edge off of roughing it with room for two queen airbeds, built-in closet with shelves, and a room divider. There’s enough room to stand and walk around, as long as you’re under 6-foot-8.

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KEEN Elsa Women’s Winter Boot

keen else winter boot womens

A fleece collar and KEEN’s unique “charcoal bamboo” insulation underfoot help add warmth to the women’s Elsa boots. Heat reflection and natural odor-controlling materials line the inside, while PU leather and an added-traction sole fight the outside elements.

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KEEN Targhee Waterproof Boot (men’s & women’s)

keen targhee boot

Shopping for the weekend warrior? KEEN’s Targhee EXP boots for men and women have the days-off adventurer in mind. They’re lighter than rugged work boots, but built with PU leather and a waterproof-breathable membrane to tackle impromptu muddy pursuits.

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Victorinox I.N.O.X. Titanium Watch

victorinox inox titanium watch

It’s easy to take a timepiece for granted when every smart gadget offers a digital watch. But true outdoors people need a dependable time-keeper for the worst elements, and that’s where the Victorinox I.N.O.X. Titanium comes in. The titanium frame resists corrosion, is lighter than other metals, and is hypoallergenic. Plus, it offers Ronda 715 Swiss-made quartz movement, water resistance to 200 meters, and a leather band.

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Nite Ize Radiant Rechargeable Lantern

niteize radiant lantern

Add light to your outdoor adventure with the weather- and impact-resistant Radiant Rechargeable Lantern from Nite Ize. The 300-lumen lantern has modes for high-medium, low, LED, and red LED. It comes equipped with a diffuse bag for softer, all-around light inside your tent.

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Coleman 54-Quart Stainless Steel Cooler

54 quart stainless steel coleman cooler

Add ice and drinks for the whole crew on the next beach adventure. Coleman’s 54-quart stainless steel cooler will keep ice frozen up to four days in 90-degree heat. And it holds a whopping 85 cans. It’s a great excuse to invite a buddy – to help carry it.

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Leatherman Damascus Skeletool

leatherman damascus skeletool

Give the gift of Swedish-forged Damascus steel, in Leatherman form. The limited-edition Damascus Skeletool weighs a scant 5 ounces with its seven functions. But none are as eye-catching as the patterned 2.6-inch blade, crafted by Damasteel to be “incomparably strong, corrosion-resistant and excellent edge-retaining.”

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Nite Ize NiteHowl K9 Safety Necklace

niteize nite howl k9 necklace collar

Add peace of mind to evening walks with Fido knowing the pup has 360-degree visibility. The NiteHowl LED Necklace comes in orange, green, red, blue, and tie-dye pink and offers both glow and flash modes. Plus, it’s weather-resistant, so it’s safe from rain – and slobber.

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Big Agnes Men’s Fire Tower Belay Jacket

Keep winter at bay without worrying about cold spots. The Big Agnes Fire Tower Belay Jacket offers 700-fill, water-repellent down stuffed into vertical baffles with “flow gates” that prevent feathers shifting or settling. A helmet-compatible hood and multiple drawcords help seal out wind top to bottom.

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Marmot Featherless Hoody (men’s & women’s)

marmot featherless hoodie

As warm as 700-fill down and about as packable, Marmot’s Featherless Hoody offers water-resistant warmth for active pursuits. Filled with synthetic insulation, the Featherless Hoody packs into its own pocket and weighs a feather over one pound, figuratively speaking.

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Gear Aid Buri Knife

gear aid buri knife

Carve an avocado, cut rope, or prep firewood with Gear Aid’s Buri Knife. It features a three-inch, titanium drop-point blade with full-tang 420 stainless steel. On the handle, a bottle opener and butt-end glass breaker add utility. And it comes with its own quick-release sheath.

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Coast Waterproof Rechargeable Flashlight

coast waterproof flashlight

Blast through darkness and don’t worry about drops, spills, or crushing forces – the Coast Polysteel 600R flashlight holds its own. The brand certifies it as water-, drop-, and crush-proof. And it blasts up to 700 lumens, has rechargeable batteries that crank up to 40 hours continuous use, and shines beyond 800 feet.

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Kahtoola MICROspikes

kahtoola microspikes

Add more grip with less hardware, that’s the idea behind Kahtoola’s MICROspikes. Each pair of spikes weighs 11–13.5 ounces (depending on shoe size) and sports a dozen 3/8-inch stainless steel teeth to bite into winter terrain. Plus, the MICROspikes have a 50-percent-lower profile than previous models, and its elastomer bands stay stretchy down to -30 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Travel Mug

contigo autoseal west loop tumbler

Stop fumbling with lids and don’t worry about spills. Contigo’s AUTOSEAL West Loop mug has a spill-proof lid you can actuate with one hand. Push a button, and drink. Or, leave it closed to keep hot drinks hot up to five hours.

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Nite Ize Steelie FreeMount Windshield Kit

niteize windshield kit

Know exactly where the road leads using the Steelie FreeMount Windshield Kit from Nite Ize. A suction mount affixes to the optimal spot for your viewing, and adjustable clips hold almost any type of smartphone. The clip connects to a magnetic ball, allowing you to rotate your phone in any direction.

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