Best gifts for camping, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts 2021

It’s a common experience – the moment on a hike, camping trip, or outdoor excursion when you realize you forgot something important, or that you’d be much better off if you came. decide to splurge and get that futuristic camping stove or bespoke hatchet, and maybe it would be a lot less dark if you had those solar fairy lights. The holidays provide an opportunity to share the lessons you’ve learned and the products you rely on with your loved ones. Below, check out some of the gear worth adding to your favorite adventurer’s arsenal.

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BioLite CampStove Complete Cooking Kit
At the center of this all-in-one kit is BioLite’s flagship CampStove 2+, which can burn sticks, wood scraps and pellets to create smokeless flames that generate energy to charge equipment. or to store it via the on-board battery. The kit also includes a removable grill grate and the BioLite KettlePot and CoffeePress for quickly boiling water that can be just as good for fireside pasta or a morning pick-me-up. As a bonus, the kit comes with a FlexLight, so you can see what you’re cooking.

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Hatchet Adler German Axes Rheinland
No, it won’t be easy to pack, but if your outdoor lover can spot the quality, they won’t care how they look once they open Adler’s Rheinland Hatchet. The venerable German brand has been making axes for over 100 years, and the beautiful Rheinland model combines European C45 steel with an American hickory handle that has a non-slip paint finish to improve the user’s grip. The Rheinland comes with a cotton storage bag, as well as a leather scabbard with a two-button release system.

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Smith I/O MAG 3D Print Goggles
It’s officially ski and snowboard season, and Smith’s latest goggle innovation is designed using Bellus 3D technology to create a completely custom fit. Smith’s app allows users to scan their face to map its contours and features, and the glasses are then 3D printed and shipped within 14 days. To make gifting easier, you can buy the glasses online and send the recipient a scan code, allowing them to scan their face and choose from four visor colors and two band colors for their personalized glasses.

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Quechua MH500 3.5L non-stick stainless steel cookware set for 4 people
One of the hardest parts of prepping for camp is balancing what you need with what’s easily packable, especially when it comes to cooking utensils. Enter sports retailer Decathlon’s in-house brand, Quechua, and its four-person kitchen set, which includes a saucepan, frying pan and four dining sets (plates, cups and cutlery) – all designed for s stack for easy packing. There is also a set for two people.

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Therm-a-Rest Air Head Down Pillow
Even with a comfortable sleeping pad, there is little comfort when camping. This inflatable down pillow, designed to fit over the hood of a sleeping bag, is significantly more compressible than a standard pillow and has a removable, machine-washable polyester cover to keep it clean after the adventure.

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Original Rumpl Puff Blanket
Rumpl’s flagship product, the Original Puffy Blanket is made with recycled synthetic insulation and a ripstop shell to make it warm and weather resistant. The one-person version features the brand’s signature cape clip, allowing you to stay warm while keeping your hands free. The machine washable blanket is available in a variety of prints and comes with a stuff sack for portability.

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Big Agnes Air Core Ultra sleeping pad
Large, comfortable sleeping pads can be delivered in small packages. The Big Agnes Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad starts out about the size of a burrito and inflates to a full-size insulated mattress for one. The pad, along with the Big Agnes Pumphouse, comes highly recommended by Annelise Poda, Support Manager at Hipcamp.

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Teva reEmber
Designed for easy on and off, Teva’s reEmber shoes feature a grippy sole and foam midsole, providing structure and durability that can handle padding around camping, then some, while wrapping the foot in an upper reminiscent of a sleeping bag. Add the collapsible heel and you begin to see why. fast company Editor Amy Farley called them the best slip-on shoes for camping.

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Mpowerd Luci Solar String Lights
Originally shared with fast business by Alyssa Ravasio, CEO of camping booking site Hipcamp, these garlands quickly became a staple for editor Amy Farley last summer during a road trip through the Southwest. The 18-foot string light is solar-powered (and USB-chargeable), with 10 light nodes that adjust to three brightness settings.

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Kinfield Surf Weekender Kit
Whether the avid surfer in your life fades away or not, they can still protect their skin. Kinfield, maker of plant-based, outdoor-focused skin and personal care products, has created a kit with its Sunday Spray cooling mist, Daily Dew SPF 35 water-resistant sunscreen and Golden insect repellent. Hour without DEET. (When Recommender tried the repellent, we were struck by its pleasant smell, as well as its ability to ward off biting insects.)

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VSSL First Aid Kit
VSSL knows how to pack many features into the most efficient space possible. The company’s flashlight and first aid kit combo is designed to be rugged and versatile, offering first aid essentials, a compass and a 200-lumen wide-beam flashlight with four light modes in one. airtight and compressible packaging made of military grade steel. aluminum. VSSL also offers a mini first aid kit, which includes only the most essential essentials. Or you can customize a kit with the build yours option.

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