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How to Choose Gifts for an Adventurer

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Gift giving can be tricky at the best of times, but choosing the right gift for an outdoor enthusiast can be an intimidating and overwhelming task. We’ve curated a list of gear that the adventurer on your list is sure to love, and most importantly use!

This gift guide will cover:

The Ultralight Backpacker

The one looking for the lightest and most packable gear for their next adventure. While light and packable is the priority, equipment that performs is key. Think compressible, collapsible, water-resistant gear that is multi-use. Here are our top picks:

Spark (unisex) or Flame (women’s specific) Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag

Our most packable and lightweight sleeping bag is the go-to back for fast and light adventures.
  • Ultralight and compressible materials
  • 850+ Loft UltraDry Down
  • Comes in 4 temperature ratings and a liner

Ultralight Insulated Air Sprung Cell Sleeping Mat (Unisex + Women's Specific

Available in both Unisex and Women’s Specific models, the Ultralight Insulated sleeping mat is great for those adventurers counting grams and sufficient for late spring to early fall use.
  • Air Sprung Cell technology is supportive and stable
  • Extremely durable fabric
  • Comes in 4 sizes

X-Set 11: Kettle + 2 Mugs

This collapsible and nesting cook set saves space and is loved by backpackers who multi-use the kettle for warm drinks and meals and the X-Mug as their bowl and coffee mug.
Pro Tip: add the X-Brew for the perfect coffee or tea setup.
  • Use for 1 or 2 people
  • BPA free, food grade, heat resistant silicone
  • Comes in 2 sizes

Event Compression Dry Sack

This award winning, waterproof compression sack is a must-have for backpackers who need reassurance that their gear stays dry. Often used for sleeping bags or clothes, it's easy to compact as the air permeates out as you compress.
  • Durable and ultra compressible
  • Roll-top, non-wicking closure
  • Comes in 5 sizes
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The Car Camper + Overlander

Vehicle assisted campers aren’t carrying weight on their backs so they are a bit more relaxed on weight and space and enjoy more comfort and convenience on their outings. The following gear will go down well with anyone who enjoys outdoor living.

Comfort Deluxe Self Inflating Sleeping Mat

This sleeping mat provides ultimate comfortability and a plush sleeping experience. Get cozy and settle in for a great night’s sleep.
  • 4” inch thickness, extremely plush
  • Perfect for cold weather camping
  • Comes in 3 sizes

Tanami Down Camping Comforter

Bring the comfort of home to the campsite. This soft, durable comforter is perfect for two and pairs nicely with the Double size Comfort Deluxe Self Inflating Sleeping Mat.
  • Queen size
  • Responsible Down Standard UltraDry down
  • Comes in 2 temperature ratings

Sigma Cook Set 2.1

Durable, abrasion-resistant polished stainless steel, the Sigma Pot is hard-wearing, easy-to-clean and great for vehicle based camping. Comes with 2 bowls and 2 mugs for a convenient backcountry meal.
  • Marine grade stainless steel pot
  • Bowls and mugs nest inside pot
  • 1.9L cooking pot

Camp Kitchen Clean-up Kit

Everything you need for convenient and Leave No Trace- compliant washing in the outdoors in one compact kit.
  • 10L Kitchen Sink
  • Scrubber and towels
  • Biodegradable Wilderness Wash soap
 SHOP CAMPING GEAR

 

The Water Enthusiast

Whether they love to take their SUP out on lakes, rivers and oceans or they seek the adventure of white water kayaking and rafting, they’re sure to need the right gear for the activity.

Big River Dry Bag

Durable, waterproof and versatile. This dry bag is a go-to for water adventures.
  • Great for a wide range of water activities
  • Lash loops for easy attachment to a watercraft
  • Comes in 7 sizes

Flow 35L Dry Backpack

Tough, durable and waterproof backpack option for wet, snowy and rainy adventures.
  • Great for water sports, ski touring or wet climates
  • Comfortable to carry
  • Bladder compartment (for hydration bladders up to 3L)

First Aid Kit Dry Sack

Our First Aid Dry Sack is the perfect way to store medical supplies and keep them dry, visible and easily accessible, an important must-have for anyone with an adventurous spirit.
  • Waterproof, keeps supplies dry
  • Easy to find
  • Comes in 3 sizes

Eclipse Paddle Gloves

Fingerless paddle glove that offers excellent protection against the sun and helps prevent blisters on long-distance days.
  • UPF50+ for protection against the sun
  • Contoured double layer in high wear areas
  • Comes in 4 sizes
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Stocking Stuffers For Any Adventurer

Sea to Summit has a wide range of unexpectedly packable items to stuff in a stocking, but here are a few favorites:
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