Below are a few suggestions on hiking presents. If you know someone who recently broke a piece of gear, or are missing an obvious piece of gear, then that makes a great present idea.
And if you're looking for the perfect hiking present that a special someone probably doesn't have, but will fall in love with, then the list below can help.
Hiking Presents ListA few hiking present suggestions.
- Bear Vault Bear Canister - Most hikers make do with hanging their food in a bag from a tree. This system wont fool a clever bear, however, and rodents have no problem with it. That's why a good hiking present to give is a bear canister. It protects against bears and most other wildlife, and is even required for staying overnight in some national parks. Definitely a good choice for the hiker on your list.
- Mont Bell U.L. Down Inner Jacket (and the Women's model) - Most insulating fabrics like fleece are heavy, which is why a down jacket, like this one from Japanese manufacturer Mont Bell, is great. Down is far lighter than other insulating materials, and packs smaller too, which any hiker will appreciate.
- Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact Cookset - Most hikers make do with aluminum and steel cookware, which works well but is very heavy. So treat the hiking enthusiast on your list to a hiking present of titanium cookware, so they can upgrade. It's the kind of hiking gear that you didn't know you needed until you have it.
- Outdoor Research Dry Ditty Sacks - Stuff sacks are always ripping and getting abused, and they often need to be replaced. Some replacement stuff sacks, then, make a great hiking present because sooner or later the hiking enthusiast on your list will need them, as their own stuff sacks succumb to wear and tear. This set of three from Outdoor Research gets top marks from reviewers, and would make a great hiking present.
- SteriPEN Adventurer - The Adventurer by SteriPEN is a new and improved kind of water filter just making its way on to the market. It uses UV light, rather than the old filter system, to make water drinkable. It's faster and less cumbersome than a traditional filter, and is the kind of thing most hikers don't even know about yet, making it a great hiking present.
- Exped DownMat Sleeping Pad - Most hikers will have a sleeping pad, but very few will have a winter sleeping pad, which exactly what the DownMat is. It uses a layer of down on the top of the sleeping pad to keep the sleeper warm during the night. It makes a great sleeping pad during the winter, or any cold night, and is the kind of thing you don't know you need until you have it.