We all have that one friend who is always trying to get everyone to go camping, hiking, or hanging outside for as long as possible. And the Great Outdoors are definitely great… if you’re properly prepared. Like all mothers, Nature is unpredictable, and it’s much harder to enjoy being in it if you’re cold, dehydrated, or your feet hurt because your main criteria for trail shoes were that they “looked cute.”
For your favorite outdoors lover — whether they’re an urban explorer, a rock climber, or someone who just likes to make s’mores — here are an abundance gift ideas to help them get even more excited about their next adventure.
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To find more product ideas to accompany whatever your next adventure may be, check our our various gift guides here.
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Wrap yourself in a down jacket that’s warm without being so bulky it makes you look like a marshmallow. Bonus: It’s filled with responsibly sourced water-repellent down.
These joggers are a good mix of function and fashion. They have a water-repellent stretchy fabric with UPF 50+ and have six pockets without giving off the awkward cargo pants vibe.
A good pair of base layer pants will keep your legs comfy through any activity. The Elevation pants are made from a soft wool and yarn blend and are moisture-wicking.
Protect your hands from the elements but also text your friends at the same time. The North Face eTip gloves have a grippy palm and touchscreen-compatible finger tips so you never have to be without your phone.
Waterproof but not clunky, these Sorel boots are great for trekking through cold temps or stomping in puddles.
Trail running shoes have come a long way. The Altra Superior 4 shoes are lightweight but grippy and customized to the shape of women’s feet.
The Osprey Fairpoint is a lightweight backpack that’s large enough for a weekend trip. It has a roomy internal storage area, outer compression straps, a stowable harness and hipbelt, and a padded shoulder strap to provide multiple carrying options.
When you want to bring an extra layer but have limited space, look no further than the Nano Puff Jacket. This water-repellent, insulated jacket packs plenty of warmth into a tiny package — it stuffs into its own internal zippered pocket.
A little bit retro, a little bit modern, the Vasque Clarion hiking boot is modeled off the original version in the ‘80s. They’re waterproof, comfortable from the moment you step into them, and stylish on and off the trails.
A good and good-fitting beanie is an essential accessory. This stretchable acrylic hat will ensure heads look cool and feel warm.
Smartwool socks are warm, breathable, and have a light cushion to allow any explorer to stay on their feet all day long.
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