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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman

Books, chairs, balaclavas and more.


These are the little extras, small goodies that can make a big impact. Gifts under $50 can sometimes lack in quality, so you must vet products carefully. Lucky for you, our experts gathered the best affordable gifts around, all at extremely reasonable prices.


ARC Rechargeable LED Light & Power Station by Gear Aid

Never be without light or power while out on the trail again. $100


Myth Field Sharpener by Gerber

An outdoorsman without a sharp knife is like Christmas without Santa. $25


MightyMo Backpacking Stove by Jetboil

Great (and powerful) things do come in small packages. $50


Positron Screwgate Locking Carabiner by Black Diamond

The rock climber on your list can never have too many of these. $32


Vacuum Stein by Stanley

It’ll keep your beer cold enough to hike to the top of a mountain and back down again — twice. $35


Wilderness Essays by John Muir

No outdoorsman is complete without a healthy dose of wanderlust inspiration. $13


BeFree by Katadyn

When you’re out in the field a water filter is key. This one packs down to almost nothing. $40


Backcountry Cascade Forest Room Spray by Juniper Ridge

For when the outdoors are too far away. $15


Balaclava by Smartwool

Don’t let winter deter you from getting out there and getting after it. $40


Fred Beckey’s 100 Favorite North American Climbs

Fred Beckey, one of the greatest rock climbers ever (and still climbing at 93), systematically categorizes his 100 favorite climbs in North America. $54


Camp X Chair by REI

After a long day on the trail, nothing is better than a comfortable seat. $39


National Park Screen Prints Type Hike

Modern design meets retro aesthetics. These posters fit will in any outdoorsman’s indoor abode. $30


Vapor Brief by Duckworth

Thanks to the natural antimicrobial properties of merino wool, these won’t stink even when you have to go a few days between washes. $40


Hardshell Duo Pack by Nikwax

Breath new life into an old rain jacket. Nikwax’s Hardshell Duo Pack has everything you need to re-waterproof your jacket. $21


Dog Track Jacket by Ruffwear

An outdoorsman’s best friend deserves quality outdoor gear too. $40

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