Gift Ideas: The Outdoorsman

Here’s for the guy who takes every available moment he can to get out there — far out there. Backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing — just beyond the line where civilization ends and the wild begins is where you’ll find him.

We just made shopping for that guy a whole lot easier. These 30 gift ideas for the outdoorsman on your list will give him the tools he needs to start fires, cook food, stay warm, gaze at the stars, and even kayak. Whether he car camps, thru-hikes or just really likes being prepared, these ideas will turn any outdoorsman into a happy outdoorsman.

BioLite Campstove 2

BioLite makes some unassailably cool camp gear. This camp stove warms you and cooks your food — like a good camp stove should. It also turns its (highly-efficient) fire into usable power. Charge your phone or a camp light by burning sticks and twigs you find on site. – Shop Now

Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler

Two inches of polyurethane insulation and a freezer-grade gasket will keep beer cold for ten days. Worried about bears? This cooler is also certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. – Shop Now

Solo Stove Bonfire Portable Fire Pit

The SoloStove Bonfire Portable Fire Pit burns wood efficiently and easily, with sharp looks fit to finish off any backyard BBQ set-up. It’ll be a point of pride, what with its stainless steel construction and eye-catching design. – Shop Now

Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket

The Merlin Jacket delivers end-of-year weather protection on all fronts – a water-resistant ripstop construction, lightweight Primaloft insulation, ribbed cuffs, and hand warmer pockets – while a built-in pocket stuff sack allows it to be packed down tight for traveling light or for tossing into the trunk of your car. – Shop Now

Stanley Classic Vacuum Camp Mug

Stanley thermoses are legendary, so it only makes sense that you’d hammertone it up when seeking a tough, long-lasting mug to accompany you on all of your outdoor adventures.  This beauty in classic green or navy is good for up to 16 ounces of your morning coffee at the campground.  Vacuum insulation keeps it piping hot to the last sip and a leak-resistant lid ensures you won’t lose a drop. – Shop Now

Danner Gritstone Boots

For more than eight decades, Danner has made a name for itself by providing boots designed to go where other boots just simply can’t. The Gritstone Work Boot even has “grit” in its name, and that echoes the toughness you’ll get when you lace these guys up. Made with full-grain waterproof leather and featuring lighter construction (but the same classic durability), this is a pair of boots you’re going to reach for over and over any time you need gear to take on the toughest of jobs. – Shop Now

NEMO Helio LX Portable Pressure Shower

If you’ve used camping showers before, you might be underwhelmed by the water pressure, or notable lack thereof.  You won’t have any problem with this shower, which delivers your ideal water pressure with the use of an integrated foot pump.  A capacity of 22 liters means you’ll enjoy up to 7-10 minutes of water pressure at the campsite. – Shop Now

Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt

The details are exceptional, from the front chest flap pockets to the melamine button closures. The pattern? Perfectly rugged and ready to wear to your favorite brewery or on a weekend hike. The fit and the cotton twill fabric? Hard-wearing and easy to layer over a henley or a warm thermal shirt. And the versatility? It’s top-notch, well-suited to pairing up with rugged denim and leather hiking boots – Shop Now

Sea To Summit Pro Hammock

You probably already know Sea to Summit from their extensive lines of backpacking and outdoor gear. The Pro is their entry into the camping hammock battlefield. They looked at what they saw other hammock companies doing, took the best ideas and improved upon them. The result is a GE hammock that’s plenty light and extra durable, with an integrated, siliconized compression sack that puts all others to shame. – Shop Now

Give’r 4 Season Gloves

Made with an all-leather waterproof exterior and a Thinsulate lining for plenty of warmth, you needn’t worry about braving the elements given the work that Give’r has put into these gloves. Hauling firewood, pitching a campsite, shoveling out of the snow — the 4-Season Gloves should definitely be your pick. – Shop Now

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