Gifts ‘The All-Season Hiker’ Will Use All Year
If you are shopping for someone who loves to hike no matter the season, we have picked the gifts for you that we know they will love and use all year.
This daypack is perfect for what any traveler needs to carry their gear for a day on the trails. Osprey describes the Hikelite 26 as the ideal combination of high-performance features, durable materials and excellent value for money. The Hikelite 26 features an AirSpeed suspended mesh back-panel, designed to keep you cool and comfortable while you’re out on the trail. The removable webbing hipbelt and adjustable sternum strap will help keep this backpack in place as you work your way up that next mountain. Compatible with all Hydraulic Reservoirs the Osprey Hikelite 26 is the ideal light and durable pack, designed to make traveling up mountains and cross country easy.
Give the gift of quality time, education and orienteering.The Silva Starter 1-2-3 is an ideal choice when introducing map & compass skills or the world of orienteering to your young explorer. The Silva Starter’s base plate is sized for children’s smaller hands. The clear baseplate makes map reading and course plotting easy.
The most important gear for the trails. Make sure they have new boots to keep them safe and dry through the terrain. Keen’s iconic hiking boot for men brings a new look to all-terrain adventures. Made with the same legendary fit, durability, and performance of the award-winning Targhee waterproof boot and took its rugged looks to a new level. For Women we love the Keen Women’s Terradora II Mid Boot Waterproof.
Common misconception: trekking poles are just for summiting mountain peaks or the weak/injured. Trekking poles are important for any explorer and hike where there may be steep paths or after a storm where it may be slick. Fully featured and built for any season, the First Strike is our two-section, adjustable pole for kids. For the adults, we recommend the LEKI Legacy Lite COR-TEC Trekking Poles. Lightweight without compromising performance.
I can hear it now, “this is so 1990”, right? No. Every explorer should bring a map no matter how long the journey is! Definitely a must-have for backcountry expeditions, the Talladega National Forest Pinhoti Trail Map is a classic backpacker’s almanac that keeps you safe and on track. A one-piece, double-sided map, this compact, and durable paper-print is laminated for protection.
Socks get a bad rap every holiday season. It’s time to change that. These are socks they will actually love receiving! The Fits Light Hiker Crew is a lightweight, technical sock that keeps you on the trail for long days on endless trails. Made with 18.5m superfine weave, suit-grade performance Merino wool, and a custom blend of man-made fibers selected for the best breathability and fit.
One does not truly appreciate the features and fabrics of a waterproof rain jacket until you are in a Southern rain storm without one. The Torrentshell 3L is a classic Patagonia rain jacket that will protect you from water, wind, and snow with its highly breathable DWR (durable water repellent) finish and stuffs into one of two pockets to easily stash out of the way on clear days or your pack just in case that afternoon storm hits. These are not just for seasoned hikers, so go ahead and get one for yourself. You will be glad you did.
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