Thoughtful Gifts For The Adventurous Lady

On the search for thoughtful gifts that the adventurous woman in your life will love? Here are 22 quality gifts to boost her days and your memories together in the outdoors. By Morgan Tilton. More GJ gift guides here.

Baja Series Ayer ($1,148)

Perfect for two, the Baja is its lightest Tepui rooftop camping tent to date. The A-frame Ayer has no-see-um mosquito netting, head room with large side windows for soaking up the views, and an interchangeable canopy. Mesh for hot and humid weather (and star gazing); lightweight nylon rip-stop for the spring; and an aluminized canopy for use in wilder weather. Oh yeah, and that 2.5-inch high-density foam mattress is great. More Info / Buy Now

Beach Kayak ($1,175)

Oru Kayak’s newest foldable kayak, the Beach, is the brand’s lightest. With Oru’s most spacious cockpit (28 inches wide), the boat is awesome for toting the pup, extra gear, and brews from the campsite to the trail across the lake. The Beach is ready for casual cruising, requires three minutes to assemble, fits in a car trunk, and weighs only 26 pounds. More Info / Buy Now

SPOT Rescue Beacon ($150, Sale Price $75)

You love her, and want her to come home safe every time. Buy her (and yourself) a little peace of mind with an emergency satellite beacon. With the SPOT Gen3, she can check in remotely, message friends for assistance, or send an SOS emergency message to first responders from pretty much anywhere on Earth. More Info / Buy Now

Foldable Sea To Summit Cook Kit ($100)

Sea To Summit’s fold-flat, silicone cook pots and cups are awesome. We’ve used and love the X-Pot, and a complete kit will set her up for both backpacking and car camping. The X-Set has two X-Mugs and two X-Bowls that nest perfectly inside the X-Pot. The whole system takes up little space and weighs 1 lb. 5.5 oz. More Info / Buy Now

Solution Harness ($69.95)

Black Diamond’s Solution is mega comfortable to help maximize wall time, pitch after pitch. Three separate strands of the low-profile webbing distribute weight and reduce pressure. More Info / Buy Now

Atom SL Hoody ($229-$250)

This Arc’teryx zip-up is so stretchy she’ll hardly know she’s wearing it. The hoody is a match for hiking, biking, climbing, trail running, backcountry skiing, or any active, aerobic outdoors pursuit. Aside from extreme versatility, it’s super light, butter-soft, packable, quick drying, and quickly dumps heat out side panels. More Info / Buy Now

Chromapop Sunglasses ($170)

Two years ago, Smith introduced lenses that help you “see faster,” and while the claim is hard to verify, the Chromapop lens has been widely loved. The Women’s Colette Chromapop Polarized Sunglasses are a new model that looks good and should work for outdoors activities or just cruising around town. More Info / Buy Now

Tru.Comfort ($119.95)

The shape and fill of this Kelty sleeping bag is specifically designed for women. There’s also a built-in blanket so she can sleep with one or two layers of warmth, and unzip just the bottom of the bag to let her feet cool off on warm nights. More Info / Buy Now

Kvikne Tee ($39.00)

Yes, the shape of this action t-shirt isn’t a box. Attractively tailored, this shirt has a longer torso length, and the high-performance Byokan fabric is light, soft, breathable and wicks sweat. Get it for your gal while supplies last: Bergans of Norway recently announced a close of international sales, and plans to sell product through the end of January. More Info / Buy Now

Tank-7 ($129-$179)

Native eyewear recently launched snow sports goggles in addition to its sunglasses selection, and we approve. The Tank-7 is a smaller frame in the lineup (nicely sized for a woman’s face) and the SnowTune React Rose lens is clutch for variant light conditions. It has a wide range of 10- to 35-percent VLT (visible light transmission) meaning it’s excellent for flat light conditions and partially cloudy days. More Info / Buy Now

Outdoors Electric Blanket ($225)

Pack up this cozy blanket for picnics in the desert, surf trips on the coast, and parking lot grill-outs at the mountain base. Rumpl, Ravean, and Power Practical collaborated to debut this durable, battery-powered, heated blanket. It warms up in seconds, is water resistant, extremely lightweight, and the battery pack can charge your phone or be used as a flashlight. More Info / Buy Now

Access Pullover NXT ($199)

Have you ever seen water drops roll down and off of a pullover sweater? Here it is, Voormi’s Access midlayer has merino wool that’s “surface hardened.” That means wind- and water-repellent. Yet it remains super breathable for all-things backcountry and high country, and is made in the USA of Rocky Mountain merino. More Info / Buy Now

Ohm ($129.95)

Problem: Lead climber falls, and belayer catapults off the ground. Solution: Add the Edelrid Ohm assisted-braking device to the first bolt and now the lead climber can weigh twice as much as the belayer. Best for when she’s instructing students, climbing at the gym (read: vertical and with limited natural friction), and partnering-up to belay with a big weight gap. Buy on Backcountry.com December 1st, or buy in retail January 1st. More Info

Layla ($139.95)

This PFD makes a woman wonder how she ever wore a guy-tailored vest in the first place. Designed by Astral, the shape conforms to fit a female’s curves, due to the soft-and-stretchy “princess seams and boob cups.” The Layla also uses organic Kapok: a sustainable, buoyant plant fiber that comes from the seedpod of the kapok tree. More Info / Buy Now

Chair Zero ($119.95)

Helinox released its most slim, ultralight camp chair yet. Just 1 pound, it packs down to the size of a water bottle and sits a bit higher off the ground than the Ground Chair. More Info / Buy Now

Athletic Leggings ($75.00)

Here lies your all-around athletic legging. Wear this stylish North Face pair at the gym, on runs, in hot yoga class, and beneath your snow pants. That wide waistband looks good but also holds a stash pocket for a credit card or keys. More Info / Buy Now

 

Shape Sports Bra ($55)

The Shape feels, and looks, too good to be true. Ergonomically designed, this Falke sports bra is made for medium-impact sports including running and skiing. It is supportive enough for a C-size. It has seamless hems that prevent chafing or rub zones (even at ultra distances). The bra is double-layered, so it absorbs moisture well, and provides enough coverage to hop in a lake or river while on the trail. More Info / Buy Now

GripTight GorillaPod Stand PRO ($41.97)

Selfies and couple shots just got way easier, even in middle-of-nowhere solitude. Fold this small tripod stand’s arms around a branch or rock and voila! The Joby GripTight is compatible with any smartphone, with or without a case. More Info / Buy Now

Art 4 All Hat ($29.95)

Sun protection meets art gallery? We think so. Jackson Hole-based artist Abby Paffrath is a trained batik painter. She uses wax resist dye techniques to create images and patterns on fabric. The results include gorgeous trucker hats with designs inspired by the rivers and mountains of the West. More Info / Buy Now

Mission Duffel ($130-$195)

This Mystery Ranch duffel is bound to be her next go-to travel companion. A horseshoe-shaped zipper creates easy-access and the pack can be carried three ways: using tuck-away backpack straps, a removable shoulder strap, or the classic hand-held strap. Sizes range from 40- to 90-liters and the bags feature water resistant, durable fabric (see: 1000D nylon with TPU coating). More Info / Buy Now

Mountain Flannel ($98)

Topo Designs launched its women’s line this year, including a go-anywhere Western-style cotton flannel. The trim is classic. It’s soft with a malleable fit, even with the buttons closed. She can dress it up or down. And the USA-made shirt is great for playing outside or jet-setting. More Info / Buy Now

YETI Hopper Flip 12 ($279.99)

Portable, super tough, compact (read: easy storage). This grade-A cooler is puncture-resistant and perfect for a day of fly fishing, boating, and keeping the beers cold at the trailhead for that post-summit cheers. More Info / Buy Now

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