Backpacking is one of the best ways to see remote areas of the country and the world. If you have someone in your life who likes to backpack, then you should think about getting them a gift for this holiday season that supports their efforts as a backpacker.
Here are some of the best gifts out there for the backpacker in your life.
Triton Tactical G10 Folding Pocket Knife
The Triton Tractical Folding Pocket Knife has a rugged, tough construction with stonewashed stainless steel blade, milled G10 handle and a lockback design. It’s a three and one-half inch blade and includes a sheath.
Leatherman Wave Plus Multi-Tool
The Leatherman Wave Plus Miti-Tool lets you have 18 useful tools at your instant disposal. All of the tools lock into place, making them easier to use. It’s also one-hand operable, making things even easier. Any backpacker knows that a multi-tools is a valuable tool.
Perma Chill Screw Top Water Bottle
Every backpacker should have a good water bottle, and while a plastic water bottle can be okay, it’s often better to have the durability of sainless steel. This Perma Chill Screw Top Water Bottle is exactly what I’m talking about. It has a capacity of 17 ounces, which is pretty darn good.
MSR TrailShot Pocket-Sized Water Filter
If your backpacker friend of family member is the kind of person who goes way off the beaten path, then having a way to get clean water anywhere is a must. This MSR TrailShot Pocket-Sized Water Filter lets them use the water that’s around them. It filters out bacteria, particulates, and protozoa from water sources making it safe to drink.
Guide Series Men’s Cascade Waterproof Hiking Boot
Every backpacker does a lot of hiking, so I had to toss one pair of boots on this list. These Guide Series Men’s Cascade Hiking Boots are great. They’re rugged and tough, feature a waterproof design, and offer a comfortable cushioned sole. The Vibram rummer outsole offers fantastic traction as well.
Smith & Wesson Delta Force MS LED Flashlight
Any backpacker will tell you that a reliable, rugged flashlight can be a lifesaver. This Smith & Wesson M&P Delta Foce CS 490 lumen flashlight is exactly that. It has four settings: high, low, strobe, and momentary. It’s made of anodized aerospace aluminum and that means it’s good for just about any situation.
Erehwon Trailhead 2-Person Tent
There are tons of tents out there and many backpackers are going to have their own feelings about tents, but I like this one. The Erehwon Trailhead Tent has a simple two-pole design. That makes it easy to set-up and take down, and it offers enough room for two people so you can backpack with a friend or significant other.
Kelty Coyote Backpack
Again, many backpackers will already have this, but you can’t go backpacking without a good backpack designed specifically for the activity. This Kelty Coyote Backpack comes in 80 or 65-liter capacities and is perfect for someone who likes to disappear into the wilderness for a little while. It has a top-loading design with additional panels and pockets and is designed to be comfortable even when you load it up.
Garmin GPSMAP 64st Handheld GPS
A GPS system is a must-have for any backpacker. This Garmin GPSMAP 64st Handheld GPS is one of the best units out there. It features a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable screen, high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded TOPO US 100K maps with the ability to add more, three-axis compass with barometric altimeter, and wireless Bluetooth and ANT+ technology.
Silva Guide 2.0 Compass
You can’t always rely on GPS. As much as I appreciate a GPS system and its features, any backpacker knows the value of a backup navigation system. That’s where this Silva Guide 2.0 Compass comes in. It’s traditional mirror sighting system allows the user to determine direction over long distances. It’s a fantastic addition to any backpacker’s arsenal.
If you have a backpacker in your life, you’re sure to make them smile this holiday season with one of these gifts. If you don’t see what you want here, check out all that Camping World has to offer.
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