Our favorite lakes may be frozen over, and favorite trails fallen with layers of powder, but that won’t stop us from gearing up for clear weather adventures. With the holiday season in full swing, there’s no better time to hook up the adventurers in our lives (including yourself) with the best gear to make the most of any outdoor expedition. Check out some of our favorite picks for this year’s hiker’s gift guide.
American Backcountry | REPREVE® Tee
Our REPREVE tees help you stay cool and dry on the trail all season long while helping out the environment. Each tee is made using an average of four water bottles, significantly reducing our footprint. Not only do they help the planet, but they deliver the comfort and moisture wicking performance of organic cotton. Celebrate America’s public lands while helping protect them!
Made for all-season use, they act as a perfect base layer for chillier seasons. In warmer climates, the moisture-wicking capabilities will make a night and day difference in comfort while you hike. See our full collection here.
Uncharted Supply Co. | The Park Pack
Trucking along on the trail, you’ll forget you even have the Park Pack on. Its aerodynamic cube-like design doesn’t flop like most waist packs, while the wide hip straps help provide some back support. The hip straps are MOLLE straps, which allow for detachable water bottle pouches, letting you customize your carry and trade those pouches out for things like bear spray or fishing net.
Rain or shine, the Park Pack’s waterproof construction will keep all your equipment safe and dry. We recommend opting for the version that comes with their signature triage kit, as the pack is made with a slim pocketed fit made to perfectly secure it. It’s the perfect pick for any day trip! Shop for it here.
Nocs Provisions | Standard Issue 8x25 Waterproof Binoculars
The best part of being on the trail is seeing what’s out there, far and wide. Perfect for eyeing some wildlife just over the brush, Nocs Provisions have engineered a quality standard issue model for their binocular lineup.
An IPX7 rating means that these things are fully waterproof up to one meter of submersion - so even if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you won’t miss a thing. These binoculars also beat fog on the lens with their nitrogen filled internal chambers.
“Take a picture, it’ll last longer.” No problem! The eyepiece design is also compatible with a phone camera to snap clear images. Each purchase includes a neck strap, drawstring pouch and lens cleaning cloth in plastic free packaging. Joining us in our mission to reduce environmental footprints, Nocs Provisions is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Check out the model here.
Buff | CoolNet UV+ Insect Shield Multifunctional Headwear
This versatile headwear can be worn as a neck gaiter, hood, headband or even a balaclava. The Insect Shield® integrated fabric deters every category of pest from buzzing around your head. Buff also seems to know what’s what, as this piece is made using 100% recycled REPREVE® performance fiber that wicks moisture quickly.
That fabric technology is also great at providing UV protection, chafe-free comfort and Polygiene® odor control. Order one today here.
Therm-A-Rest | Z Seat™
Known for their dependable sleeping pads and mats for camping and backpacking, Therm-A-Rest are no strangers to engineering one of a kind comfort. Their Z Seat™ is light as a feather and folds perfectly to fit in your pack. For colder seasons, opt for the version that features their warmth-boosting, reflective ThermaCapture™. Elevate lunch and snack breaks on the trail with its supremely durable, closed-cell foam comfort. Shop the Z Seat™ here.