With how things have been in the past few years, everyone is aching to spend some much-needed outdoor time. We’re not just talking about heading out to the mall or hitting the beach. We’re talking about the great outdoors. Surely, outdoor lovers already have their next backpacking or camping adventure planned if they haven’t gone already. If so, this is the ideal time to pamper your adventurous friends or loved ones with Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.
Solo Bivy 1-Person Backpacking Tent with Rain Fly by Frog & CO
A tent is a definite must-have whenever you go camping or backpacking. There are plenty of high-quality tents in the market and your choice should depend on what kind of outdoor adventure you’re planning.
The Solo Bivy Backpacking Tent by Frog & CO is ideal for solo camping or if you rather not share a tent with your fellow backpackers. The Solo Bivy is made of lightweight material that stays cool when the weather’s hot and warm when it gets cold. The waterproof tent has pre-sealed seams and a reinforced rain-fly to further keep you and your gear dry inside.
For a 1-person tent, the Solo Bivy has ample space for a 6-footer and some gear. It comes with a couple of pockets for storing valuables and other small items. The hanging clip is perfect for a portable lantern and other stuff that needs to stay off the ground.
The orange 1-person tent has a protective mesh netting that allows fresh air inside while keeping mosquitoes and other critters out. It also comes with three bundles of cord and a carrying bag so you can easily pack it when you’re done.
At only 2.9 pounds, the tent barely adds weight to your pack. It’s also pretty easy to set up since you only have to attach the two aluminum rods together and hammer the 14 heavy-duty stakes to the ground to secure the tent.
Elite Survival Systems Recon 5 Sleeping Bag
Even in the toughest and roughest conditions, you want to be as comfortable as possible. You also need to be safe from the cold. A sleeping bag provides comfort from the cold and uneven ground while protecting you from possible hypothermia.
This Elite Survival Systems Recon 5 Sleeping Bag has an outer shell that’s made of durable and breathable 210T Ripstop Nylon. The top part is covered in Teflon finish for better insulation while the outer bottom shell comes with a PU2000mm waterproof finish.
The inner shell is also made of 210T Ripstop Nylon. There’s also the ultra-thin barrier made from anti-bacterial pure silver microfiber whose heat-retaining ability further protects you from the cold. The flat-filled insulation provides further comfort and protection by preventing cold spots.
The unisex sleeping bag is recommended for use by military personnel worldwide so it should prove worthy whenever you’re on an outdoor adventure. That fact alone makes the Recon 5 Sleeping Bag one of the best Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.
Puffy Camping Blanket by Frog & CO
If you’ve read Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air or seen the film version, you know it’s about people dying from the extreme cold while climbing Mount Everest. Krakauer was one of the clients on the tragic 1996 Everest expedition where eight people died. The casualties were guides Robert Edwin Hall and Andy Harris and their clients Doug Hansen and Yasuko Namba. Scott Fischer, the expedition leader of another group, and three members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police also perished that day.
Now if you’re planning on climbing the summit of Mt. Everest, you need more than a camping blanket to protect yourself from the cold. But the fact remains that every piece of clothing, fabric, or warming gear is important whenever you go camping or backpacking in the mountains even in the summer.
The Puffy Camping Blanket by Frog & CO is made of 20D nylon with an outer shell made of 20D Ripstop Nylon. The inside is filled with 200 grams of cotton for more comfort. It transforms into a poncho or wrap-around blanket with the help of four buttons.
The Puffy Camping Blanket is a good Christmas present for outdoor enthusiasts since it’s pretty versatile. Aside from camping trips, you can also bring the waterproof blanket to picnics, road trips, or practically anywhere you go. The lightweight camping blanket also deserves some space in your bug out bag, get home bag, and car emergency kit.
Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock
A hammock is a nice thing to have when camping in the wild. It gives you a place to rest and just enjoy your surroundings, particularly the sky. A hammock also keeps you off the cold ground and away from critters.
The Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock is a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast. It’s made of durable parachute nylon and is designed to be sturdier with triple interlocking stitching. It comes with two 9-foot Talon straps and two O-shaped carabiners that are also built to last a long time.
The Wise Owl hammock comes in two versions. The Single Owl can accommodate one person and withstand up to 400 lbs while the Double Owl is for two people and can carry up to 500 lbs. Setting up is pretty easy thanks to long tree straps and carabiner along with the five loops that you can use to adjust its height.
The heavy-duty yet lightweight hammock comes with an attached storage bag where you can keep it when not in use. It folds down to the size of an eggplant plus it weighs a mere 24 oz so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t bring one to your backpacking adventure.
Your search for the best Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts might as well end here. A camping hammock is indeed a meaningful holiday present for both men and women.
Schrade Large Ferro Rod with Striker Plate and Lanyard
A real outdoor enthusiast knows how to start a fire using different methods. This is an important skill as this will help ensure your survival, especially when the temperature gets dangerously cold out there. To increase your chances of starting a fire, you should always pack waterproof matches, lighters, a Ferro rod fire starter, and tinder.
The Schrade Ferro Rod measures just 4 inches with the blade only 2.38 inches long. It also weighs just 1.1 oz. so you can barely feel it ib your pack. The large Ferro rod comes with a striker plate with a lanyard.
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
Give the gift of a nice, hot meal with a reliable camping stove. A portable stove is a camping must-have simply because you need it to boil water for coffee or to sterilize it to make it safe to drink. With the right accessories, you can also cook meals with the Jetboil and replenish your energy, especially after a tiring day of hiking.
The Jetboil Flash Outdoor Cooking System gets things done fast. It can boil half a liter of water in just 100 seconds, which is important when you’re in a life-and-death situation. The Jetboil Flash is equipped with a push-button igniter that allows you to start cooking or boiling in windy conditions. You’ll know when the water is boiled and ready when the thermochromatic heat indicator changes color.
The all-in-one cooking system includes a 1-liter FluxRing cooking cup and a fuel canister stabilizer. The bottom cup can be used as a bowl or measuring cup. It’s compatible with other Jetboil accessories like the Fluxing cooking pot, skillet, and coffee press.
Sagan Life Journey Water Purifier Bottle
Drinking water may be scarce where you set up camp. You can only bring as much clean water as you can carry. Hopefully, you find a non-salt water source nearby so you can still have something to drink in case your supply runs out.
Aside from sterilizing water through boiling, you can use water purification tablets and a portable water filter. The Journey Water Purifier Bottle from Sagan Life provides you with up to 250 gallons of filtered water. It kills 99.9999 percent of bacteria, 99.99 percent of viruses, and 99.99 percent of parasites and protozoa while also removing 99.99 percent of toxins like lead.
The Journey Purifier Filter Bottle is perfect for backpacking, camping, hiking, running, and other outdoor activities. You can also take it with you everywhere you go so you can always be sure you’re drinking clean water. It’s also a good idea to have one in your emergency kits.
QuadPod Camping Lantern by Frog & CO
A high-quality compact lantern is one of the best Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. Any camper or backpacker will surely appreciate the QuadPod Camping Lantern since it packs some impressive lighting power in such a small package. The QuadPod provides up to 700 lumens of bright light with 6 different light settings including a flashing light mode to signal for help.
The QuadPod comes with four panels that provide 360 degrees of illumination. There’s also a light at the bottom side, which you can use when you hang your lantern using the built-in hook. This feature is particularly useful inside a tent or when you have to check under the hood of your car in the dark.
Perhaps the best thing about the QuadPod portable lantern is that it can be charged using the sun’s energy. It comes with a compact solar panel that you can use to power your lantern when it runs out of juice, especially when you’re outdoors. It can also be charged through a power outlet or power bank.
The QuadPod is waterproof and weatherproof so it’s perfect for outdoor and emergency use. And in case you need to call someone for help, the camping lantern can be used to charge your phone enough to make a call or text a message.
Ledlenser H14R.2 LED Headlamp
A headlamp is another much-needed camping gear that’ll make a great Christmas present for outdoor lovers. You need both hands free when you’re out hiking, climbing, or even doing various tasks at camp. A headlamp allows you to see in the dark while doing such tasks.
The versatile Ledlenser H14R.2 LED Headlamp has a light output ranging from 60 lumens to an impressive 1,000 lumens while the white beam can reach a distance of 70 to 300 meters.
At Low settings, the light can last for as long as 35 hours. This one is ideal for reading inside your tent or even in your bedroom without that annoying glare from the light. The Power mode produces high light output while the Boost mode provides maximum brightness for a short duration.
The Blink mode, in which light impulses are automatically emitted at regular intervals, is useful in an emergency where you need to call for help or warn other people of danger. Then there’s the red rear light that makes it easier for others to see you from behind. This feature makes the Ledlenser H14R.2 an ideal headlamp for cycling at night.
Another feature that helped make the best-selling Ledlenser H14R.2 one of the highest-rated headlamps of 2020 is its rechargeable battery. The earth-friendly rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts from 6 to 35 hours depending on the light setting. The headlamp’s battery gauge will warn you when it’s about to run out of juice. There’s also a charge indicator and a battery indicator so you can monitor the charge status and battery level, respectively.
Ledlenser also boasts a revolutionary Advanced Focus System that allows you to swiftly switch from a flood beam to a precise long-distance beam. The lightweight H14R.2 LED headlamp weighs just 12 oz and is rated IPX4 water-resistant so it offers comfort and reliability even when things get wet.
Multi-Tool Knife by Frog & CO
Any outdoor lover would love to receive a multi-tool for Christmas. When you’re out in the wild, you’ll need every tool you have to fully enjoy your adventure. They’ll also prove their worth when you get into some kind of emergency.
The Frog & CO Multi-Tool Knife, for one, has 13 different features that will come in handy in an emergency situation. It’s equipped with a 2.25-inch blade, dagger, wood saw, flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, regular pliers, needle nose pliers, wire cutter, nail file, ruler, fish scaler, bottle opener, and can opener. It also has a key chain hole and a nylon sheath that you can attach to your belt for easier access.
Being out in the wild or up in the mountains is enough to put a grin on the face of any outdoor lover. Now imagine how huge their smiles will be if they receive useful Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. We’ve gathered ten such practical gifts that backpackers, campers, and hikers will surely love. Head over to Gentleman Pirate Club to discover more amazing and nifty Christmas gifts for the outdoor person, survivalist, prepper, and homesteader.