Looking for the perfect gift for hikers? We started our hiking journey 10 years before him and these are the things we love.
hiking It wasn’t always in our vocabulary. We both grew up in immigrant families in Atlanta.
Until we started training for the Inca Trail in 2012, we were obsessed with exploring the outdoors and found that there are so many beautiful places that can only be reached on foot.
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Last update: December 3, 2022
25 best gifts for hikers
for a day hike
A reliable and comfortable daypack that will help you carry everything you need. We rotate a few different daypacks depending on the length of the hike and whether we need camera equipment.
Even if you don’t plan to hike at night, you can get lost and the hike can take longer than expected. head lamp Always helpful. He leaves one in each bag just in case.
Pro tip: If you are buying for camping or astrophotography, red light function.
Crampons A good gift if you are hiking on icy roads. Helps increase grip in areas that are normally slippery. Unless they’re going on heavily icy roads, they may not need crampons with crazy spikes.
Gaiters Helps keep things away from boots. You can use cold-season gaiters to help with winter hiking, or warm-season gaiters to keep rocks out of your shoes, which are more commonly used in the desert.
We’ve been on many snow adventures like snowshoeing and have always been jealous of our friends who were more prepared in gaiters and didn’t get snow in their shoes.
13. Rechargeable hand warmer
I had hot hands on cold hikes, but ever since I discovered it, rechargeable hand warmer, we used these to avoid creating more waste. Great for keeping your hands warm when taking photos at night or climbing hot areas.
14. Hiking Books
You can find many trails online, local hiking book As a resource for finding under-the-radar hikes.
17. Camp Shoes
It feels good to take off your boots after a long hike.we bring Beach sandal when as light as possible, or Danner Jug Lofts if it’s cold. The heel is also lowered, making it easy to put on and take off.
18. Sleeping bag
light yet warm sleeping bag A great option if you want to splurge or if you want to split the gift among several people. We both have REI sleeping bags which are great for the price. They are lightweight and keep us warm.
Pro tip: If it’s colder, consider buying a more insulated women’s bag or down boots.
We are not big camp cooks and prefer simple meals.When we’re backpacking, we bring our trusty jetboilmake hot drinks and boil water for us mountain house Rice and ramen.
20. Dry Sack
we dry sack We are always with you during your trip. I keep one in my suitcase and usually have a smaller one in my backpack. You never know when you need to keep your gear dry.
21. Leatherman Multi-Tool
a multi tool A backpacker’s best friend. This is one of the first things he can notice when he needs it. And when you do, you’ll be glad you have it.
24. Dr. Bronner
we love Dr. Bronners For its many uses, at home and when we travel. I wouldn’t recommend it as a toothpaste, but one soap will suffice.
25. First Aid Kit
I recently learned that bandages, sterilization supplies, medicines, and protective equipment all have expiration dates.ever since first aid kit They come in all shapes and sizes and are easy gifts. I carry a smaller one for day hikes and a larger one for long trips.
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