Find the perfect gift for someone who loves the outdoors. We picked these awesome gifts for hiking, backpacking, climbing, and outdoor lovers. These are all products that we here at Tentside use and love!
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Gifts Under $30
The lightweight Cosmo headlamp packs a huge punch for a small price. Shining up to 200 lumens, this is perfect for nighttime hikes and the battery life is great, too!
Weighing only 2.4 ounces, the Air Core Hood Camp Pillow is perfect for a person that loves to go backpacking. The shape lets it fit inside of your sleeping bag for extra warmth. The opposite side is a soft material that makes it feel like a real pillow!
The. Perfect. Hiker. Stocking. Stuffer. Hikers do need utensils, after all. The Snow Peak Titanium Spork is super lightweight and durable, meaning you can throw it in your backpack and it’s always there when you need it most.
Recently made into a movie, “Wild” recounts a woman’s struggle to beat addiction, love herself, and deal with the emotional death of her mother by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Even ultralight adventurers need their coffee. This superlight Java Drip Coffee Maker lets you add grounds and pour over hot water for a quick pick-me-up before hitting the trails.
Perfect for travel, Bananagrams requires no pencil, paper, or board. It’s a fun, fast-moving game that can be played by small and large groups. The zipper bag makes it easy to get out, and easy to put away.
Stay safe on icy trails and roads with the Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats. They fit over most sneakers and boots. The metal rings allow for a better grip in slippery winter conditions.
For the rock climber in the family. The prAna Chalk Bag features active performance knit fabric, an adjustable drawcord closure, fleece lining, and double belt loops for stability. Comes in multiple colors.
A climber can never have too many carabiners. The Triact-lock by Petzl provides additional safety with an automatic lock that glides into place on its own. It also requires a special action to unlock (spin & twist) making accidental unlockings less of a worry.
Smartwool hiking socks help prevent blisters and stink with their super comfortable and wicking wool material. Wool dries fast and keeps the sweat off of your skin, making hiking blisters a thing of the past.
Perfect for sleeping bags or blankets, the Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack not only keeps your valuable warmth-creating sleeping bag dry, it lets you pack it as compactly as possible. The special eVent material allows air to flow out, but not in as you pull the straps tight.
Microfiber towels like these ones by Microlite absorb moisture like a sponge. They’re easy to clean and quick drying, making them perfect for travel, camping, hiking, and backpacking. Tentside suggests a small pack towel for cleaning dishes and a medium size one for drying off after a quick dip!
From body wash to laundry pods, these small sheets make for super easy travel, with no risk of leakage in your backpack. The laundry sheets are perfect for travelers or thru-hikers so that they don’t have to pay extra for laundry detergent when they need a wash!
Buff Headwear is a great tool for hiking and backpacking because it is versatile to fit different needs. Use it as a sweat guard, protect your head/neck from the sun, or use it to dry off or keep warm. The ingenious seamless design minimizes irritation for long-term comfort.
This huge 18″ x 48″ wall map depicts the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. It is perfect for tracking the progress of someone along the trail or to memorialize the trip of a lifetime. We suggest framing the poster to make the perfect gift for an AT hiker!
Jennifer Pharr Davis is one of the most prolific figures in the world of women and the outdoors. She’s hiked thousands of miles, and it all started with her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Becoming Odyssa tells the story of how Jennifer transformed from an over-confident college student to her trail alter ego – Odyssa.
The Gerber EVO Jr. is a short 3-inch blade with a partially serrated edge. It’s a perfect multi-use tool for hikers and backpackers who need a cutting tool but want to save on weight.
The Swedish Firesteel Mini by Light My Fire is a flint and steel combination that lets you start a fire in an emergency. Perfect to stow away and forget until you really need it!
Great for food and small item storage, these Nalgene Outdoor Storage Containers come in various shapes and sizes. We like the screw-on spill-proof lids the best!
Nalgene water bottles come in various sizes and colors. They are the water bottle of choice for many hikers because they are super durable and lightweight.
This Reflective Paracord from ThreeBulls has a ton of uses in the backcountry. Most notably, hikers use the cord to hang out their food bags at night to keep them out of the reach of critters both small and large. The reflective material helps you find it in the dark!
Gaia GPS is the best mobile navigation app available — used by professional adventurers all over the world. Membership comes with unlimited map downloads and hundreds of maps that cover the globe. Give the gift of Navigation this year!
Gifts Under $50
Isn’t wool itchy? Not Smartwool. Made from high-quality Merino wool, it has the natural ability to breathe, wick moisture, and resist odors. The Ski Town Hat is a perfect choice for everything, from pitching your tent after a long day on the PCT to grabbing a brew after a day on the slopes.
The Apollo Lantern provides up to 200 lumens of ambient light – perfect for lighting a tent or illuminating your campsite. Can be used as a lantern or flashlight and is collapsible for stowing away easily. Grooves in handle allow for hanging, too!
The MSR PocketRocket screws onto a can of fuel and lets you take the kitchen wherever you go. This is perfect for backpackers who want to heat up dehydrated backpacker meals or make a quick cup of coffee.
The Sawyer Squeeze removes greater than 99.99% of all bacteria and 99.99% of all protozoa from water found in lakes, streams, and springs. You can drink straight from the filter, or use it to top off your water bottle. Ideal for backcountry excursions with small or large groups, emergency preparedness, and trips abroad.
A versatile piece of equipment, the SingleNest Hammock can be used for fun and relaxation, or it can come along on big adventures and take the place of a tent. This is a super lightweight alternative to tenting, and quickly becoming the shelter of choice for many backpackers and thru-hikers.
Hardcore hikers lose a lot of sweat when they’re moving fast. This Exercise Mix helps replace sodium lost when added to your water. This mix is non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, kosher, and perfect for rock climbing, hiking, backpacking skiing, or pretty much anything else!
Improve the warmth of your sleeping bag by 15 degrees with the Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner. Easy to use and pack, you simply slide the liner into your favorite sleeping bag and extend your hikes into the colder months with no worries!
Sea To Summit Collapsible Bowls, Pots, and Mugs are made of food-grade flexible silicone. Each is tough enough to handle chopping with their sturdy nylon base and can stand up to 300 degrees.
Find inspiration for your next great hike. Filled with beautiful images and passionately written trail descriptions, America’s Great Hiking Trails will be sure to inflate your bucket list.
Some hikers and backpackers are quite particular about their gear! Give the gift of free 2-day shipping on whatever outdoor gear their heart desires. Choose a 3-month or 12-month Membership.
Get amazing selfies, still shots, and long exposures with the Joby GorillaPod. Easy maneuverability and precise positioning with 360-degree panning allows you to expand the range of shots you can capture. It’s made for the wear and tear of everyday life or the rigor of adventure.
The Ultra-Sil Pack Cover by Sea To Summit is made of 30-D Diamond Ripstop Sil Cordura, which means it’s super durable & lightweight at the same time. The waterproof material keeps the contents of your pack safe and dry.
Gifts Under $100
Comfy, cozy, and perfect for wearing around the campfire. Kavu’s high-quality outdoor clothing is trusted by big retailers like REI. With a loose and flattering fit, the Billie Jean shirt will be loved by any rugged woman in your life. We recommend sizing up one size for extra comfiness.
The official pants of Tentside.com. Folks, the Halle Pants by prAna are worth every penny. Stretchy and breathable material make these pants awesome for hiking/adventuring and just about anything else. Plus they look great and don’t show dirt either.
Perfect for couples or small groups, the Quick 2 System is for backpackers who still want to cook great meals in the wild. It comes with two cups, two pots, two bowls, a lids/strainer, and a pot handle
Think tight-rope walking except easier, and only 3 feet from the ground. The ClassicLine Slackline gets set up between two trees in your local park and provides all day fun for kids and adults.
Hit the trails hard and move fast with the Skimmer 16 Hydration pack. 16 liters of space offers enough room for water, snacks, cameras, and emergency supplies – making it perfect for an afternoon crushing mountains.
The Rockford Sunglasses are an update to the classic aviator style sunglasses. They have a tailored fit with an adjustable nose piece, providing a personal fit. Smith Optics are known for high quality and stylish glasses for any occasion.
The Solo Stove is for those who prefer the more rugged side of backpacking and camping. It’s a super efficient wood burning stove that can boil a liter of water in about 8-1o minutes. It’s recommended by backpackers and survivalists and was rated the best wood burning backpacking stove.
Gifts Over $100
Give the gift of safety, security, and peace of mind. A SPOT device will allow hikers to send a distress signal using satellite, which means they can still get help when there’s no cell phone service. It also allows the user to send messages back home when they want you to know everything is okay.
The perfect road trip companion, this Yeti cooler will keep food and drink cold for days. They’re also known for being virtually indestructible with FatWall bear-resistant walls and super heavy-duty rubber latches.
The perfect lightweight home away from home. The Copper Spur UL 2 weighs only 3 pounds and can sleep up to 2 people. Big Agnes also makes a 1-person and 3-person version.
The ultimate travel and backpacking accessory. This thin and ultralightweight Ghost Whisperer jacket packs small enough to fit inside a water bottle. It is perfect for layering so that you’re always the right temperature.
Sleeping pads like the NeoAir XLite are essential for sleeping in the backcountry. Not only a measure of comfort – it insulates your body from the ground, making sure you stay warm, even in sub-30 degree temperatures.
The inner lining of the Patagonia Better Sweater is so soft and comfortable, we almost took a nap while trying it on. The material is fitted but stretchy, making it look great while being versatile at the same time. From heading to the store to clipping the bolts on a 100m climb, this sweater is anything you’ll ever need.
Trekking poles help hikers maintain balance, stop falls, and reduce the impact on their knees, among other great benefits. The Women’s Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles provide extra shock absorption padding, contoured hand grips, and super durable construction, and is Tentside’s pick for best women’s trekking pole.
Packable, warm, rugged, and profession. The Rab Neutrino was rated the best women’s sleeping bag for backpacking. Weighing less than 3 pounds, this is a 3-season sleeping bag and great for the backpacker who likes to push their hikes into the cooler months.
Turn epic adventures into stunning videos with the new Hero 6. The Hero 6 shoots in 4k at 60fps, so your videos will always be crystal clear. It lets you send your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a QuikStory-an awesome edited video.
Made with super waterproof yet breathable Gore-tex, the amazing Minimalist jacket lets hikers stay dry on the outside without getting too hot on the inside. The outer material is light, durable, and packable, so you can easily stow it away when the sun comes back out.