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Best Gifts for the Weekend Warrior

Gifting for the weekend warrior should focus on gear that doesn’t mess around, offers reliable functionality and keeps one moving.


Weekend warriors don’t have the luxury to be out there every day, which is why the quality of their gear is of the utmost importance. With only a limited amount of free time every month, canceling even one trip due to faulty equipment can be a real loss. For that reason, gifts for the weekend warrior should offer reliable functionality no matter what. Whether their adventures take them into the woods, down to the beach or anywhere in-between, we’re confident that the adventurer in your life would be pleased with any of the following to make those weekend excursions even more enjoyable.

GoPro HERO7 Black

The HERO7 Black is GoPro’s most advanced camera yet. The HyperSmooth technology offers built-in gimble stabilzation to ensure the weekend warrior will never have to worry about shaky footage again. Also presenting the ability to livestream directly to social media and incredible hands-free capabilities means the weekend warrior can create around those limited adventures and still come away with some wonderful footage to share.

Buy Now: $400

The Hauser 10L Hydration Pack From Mission Workshop

Keeping hydrated is just as important for the weekend warrior as any other athlete. But The Hauser Hydration Pack from Mission Workshop presents a comfortable, durable pack that is more than simply a hydration vessel. It’s completely weatherproof and offers plenty of exterior pockets for keeping gear safe yet easily accessible. And with a perforated back panel and shoulder straps, it’ll remain comfy at all times.

Buy Now: $205

SOG PowerAccess Deluxe MultiTool

Having a capable multitool that can handle anything when out in the wild is extremely important. And SOG’s PowerAccess MultiTool is one of the most comprehensive ones you can have. The 21 tools come complete with compound leverage gripping power to ensure you’ll be able to tackle any task wherever you find yourself.

Buy Now: $50

Ciele Athletics GoCap Whitaker Edition

Ciele Athletics make some of the most stylish, well-performing athletic caps around. Mesh panels and the moisture-wicking fabric provide extra breathability for hot days. And it also offers UPF +40 protection on the brim and front panel for keeping you guarded from the sun. A pliable brim makes it easy packing for any weekend excursion.

Buy Now: $38

Rhone Celliant Short Sleeve

A performance shirt is essential for maximizing any weekend pursuit. Rhone’s Celliant Short Sleeve is engineered to promote a temporary increase in blood flow which increases energy, endurance and performance. Its seamless jacquard knit construction and four-way stretch fabric offer breathability, anti-chafing, breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities. This premium athletic shirt will surely up the weekend activity.

Buy Now: $74 $55

Field Notes Expedition 3 Pack

Ever try writing on paper when it’s raining? Field Notes took aimed to solve that problem in its Expedition Notebook. Printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, it’s an amazing tearproof and waterproof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets that is made to withstand the elements of Antartica. Add in the high-visilibity Antarctic Survey Orange cover and you’ve got a notebook that won’t ever fail you.

Buy Now: $13

Sea To Summit 20L Lightweight Dry Sack

The Sea To Summit Lightweight Dry Sack is the outdoor company’s most versatile dry sack. It’s made from a lightweight 70D waterproof, durable nylon fabric that is sturdy enough for water sports yet light enough for backpacking. It utilizes a waterproof hypalon roll-top closure with a D-ring attachment point at the buckle. In addition to keeping your gear dry, a white interior lining means you’ll never have to waste time searching for items packed deep in your bag.

Buy Now: $24 $14

Smartwool Hike Medium Crew Sock

Smartwool Socks and hiking boots go together like peanut butter and jelly. Designed for rugged day hikes and moderate backpacking, the Hike Medium Crew Sock uses a merino wool blend that optimizes thermal regulation to warm up and wick moisture depending on your foot’s temperature. Moderate cushioning underfoot absorbs impacts for thousands of steps you plan on taking on trails.

Buy Now: $19 $14+

UnTapped Organic Maple Waffles

Snacks for outdoor adventures should be easy to handle and pack energy to keep you going. UnTapped’s Organic Maple Waffles achieve both those sticking points while also providing a delicious alternative to bland energy bars. Flavored with real maple syrup and maple sugar, the waffles keep the sticky substance secluded and off your hands which means you can eat them on the go and have no issues with messy hands.

Buy Now: $36 $29

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