25+ Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman in Your Life

Waterproof canisters, campsite cutlery, hiking shorts and more for all those upcoming adventures.

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The outdoors are more of a refuge for us now than they've ever been before. And now that the weather is finally warming up, it's time to prepare to get back out there — and there's a pretty good chance there's someone in your life doing the same, taking inventory of the gear they have and that which needs picking up or replacing. If that's the case, you may want to snag a gift or two for that person (or persons) to help them better enjoy their adventures in camping, hiking, fishing, etc. In that case, the ideas here — which include coffee primed for camping, a fully loaded trail running vest and so much more — will be well-received. You really can't go wrong with any of these outdoor gifts.

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THE SIGNATURE EDITION MAX®

Make sure Dad is prepared for his next outdoor adventure with this multipurpose toolkit from Forrest Tool Company. With an axe, sledge, shovel, mattock, two picks, rake and hoe in a lightweight package, this recovery tool is capable and compact. The Signature Edition MAX® is the perfect gift for a Father who needs tools as rugged and reliable as they are.

Japanese Selvedge Bandana
Bespoke Post
Bradley Mountain

A bandana is a wilderness outfit staple. This one is made from Japanese selvedge cotton and will wear in like a great pair of raw denim jeans. Plus, it's cut, sewn and printed by hand in the US.

Flint and Tinder Ranger Expedition Shirt Jacket
Flint and Tinder

With classic flannel shirt styling but a warmer double-layer construction, this is the perfect middle ground between a button-up and a jacket.

Adventure Survival Kit
Bespoke Post
Wazoo

This Adventure Survival Kit comes with 23 tools and includes rope, wire, duct tape, water purification tablets, a compass and so much more.

Matador Waterproof Travel Canister
Matador

Stash those small, must-stay-dry items inside a lightweight, waterproof container instead of a plastic baggy next time you head out for an adventure.

Opinel No.09
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Opinel

Opinel has been making its simple yet super-giftable folding knife in France since the late 19th century. This version comes with a premium hardwood handle.

Give'r 4 Season Glove
Huckberry
Give'r

Wear them in the garden, on the ski lift and everywhere between.

CamelBak Horizon 12 oz Camp Mug
CamelBak

Gift it for an upcoming camping trip, then watch them use it on a daily basis when the woods and mountains are far, far away.

Darn Tough Nomad Boot Midweight Sock
Darn Tough
Darn Tough

A sock so durable it has a lifetime guarantee can be soft and cozy too, as proven by Darn Tough's new midweight hiker.

Gerber Compleat
Gerber
Gerber

With a spoon, fork, spatula, tongs, can opener and more, the Compleat is a multi-tool for your mouth.

Buff Filter Tube
Buff USA
Buff USA
Now 16% off

People love wearing neck gaiters as face masks, so Buff made one with an extra layer of safety (literally).

NRS Ratchet Tie-Down Straps
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NRS

Secure your gear with raft guide-approved straps that have a tensile strength of 1,500 pounds.

RTIC Backpack Cooler
RTIC

Much easier to haul from the car to the campsite (and back again) than traditional coolers, this one will also keep ice frozen for literal days at a time and fits 20-30 cans, depending on the size you choose.

Dissim Inverted Lighter
Dissim

A lighter is a must in the outdoors. And this inverted version will help direct the flame towards the campfire and away from hands.

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BioLite HeadLamp 200
Biolite
BioLite

Thanks to its integrated fabric construction, the HeadLamp 200 is more comfortable than any other.

Hydro Flask Trail Series 32oz Bottle
Hydro Flask

One of the best outdoor products of 2020, Hydro Flask's Trail Series bottle keeps your water cold without the typical bulk of other insulated bottles.

Goal Zero Lighthouse 600
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Goal Zero

This little lantern can light up a room (or tent), and it can recharge your phone while it's at it!

Nordic Pocket Saw
Nordic Pocket Saw

While useful for cutting up firewood, most saws are hardly packable. This one, by contrast, is just as capable as a rigid option but can literally be slipped into your pocket.

Chrome Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0
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Chrome

This waterproof bag straps to handlebars for essential cargo and doubles as a shoulder bag for anywhere-carry.

Camp Eyewear Ridge Sunglasses
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Camp Eyewear

Not only are these polarized shades affordable, they're also made of plant-based plastic with real wood detailing.

Houdini Wadi Shorts
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Houdini

Ultralight backpack? How about ultralight shorts — they pack small, dry fast and are insanely comfortable.

Nocs Standard Issue Binoculars
Nocs Provisions
Nocs Provisions

Who says binoculars can't be cool?

Evolv Rave Climbing Shoe
Evolv
Evolv

Make getting into rock climbing as easy as getting into a slipper with this multi-purpose, lace-free shoe.

The James Brand Carter Knife
The James Brand

The Carter might look like a city slicker, but its high-grade materials stand up to the beating it'll take in the woods.

VSSL Java Coffee Grinder
VSSL

A fresh cup is only a few cranks away with this campsite-friendly coffee grinder. It's highly portable and extra-durable (thanks to aircraft-grade aluminum).

Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket
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Rumpl

This puffy blanket brings the outdoors warmth of a sleeping bag and the apartment-worthy looks of a throw.

Black Diamond Stonehauler 60l Duffel
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Black Diamond

If you were to haul stones in this duffel, you could put them in the integrated "DirtBag" pouch inside so that they wouldn't get dirt on your clothes.

Decathlon 2 Second Pop Up Camping Tent
Decathlon

Setting up a tent is one of the more frustrating parts of camping, but this tent does the hard work by literally popping itself up. And collapsing it is only slightly more difficult once the trip is over.

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