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24 Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman in Your Life

Waterproof canisters, campsite cutlery, hiking shorts and more.

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The outdoors are more of a refuge for us now than they've ever been before. Chances are your gifting list includes nature newcomers in addition to the rank of veterans. The ideas here — which include coffee primed for camping, a fully loaded trail running vest and so much more — will be well-received by either.

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Matador Waterproof Travel Canister
Matador
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.

CamelBak Horizon 12 oz Camp Mug
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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
Now 27% off

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
Now 33% off

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

Inverted Lighter
Huckberry
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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

Give'r 4 Season Glove
Huckberry
Give'r

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

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 The Carter
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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
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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.

Foehn Robson Down Shacket
Foehn
Foehn

Responsibly sourced 800-fill down insulation never looked this good.

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