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2018 Gift Guide: For the Outdoorsy Type

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2018 Gift Guide: For the Outdoorsy Type

December 5, 2018

For the loved one in your life who likes nothing more than to head out for a weekend trail run, watches gear reviews on YouTube with no shame, and was first in line for Free Solo, here are 10 holiday gift ideas to help him or her enjoy the great outdoors even more.

From stylish outdoor living retailer Topo Designs comes this small but mighty Dopp Kit, handmade in Colorado, with a water-resistant interior and webbing pull tabs and wrist strap; \$34.
Above: From stylish outdoor living retailer Topo Designs comes this small but mighty Dopp Kit, handmade in Colorado, with a water-resistant interior and webbing pull tabs and wrist strap; $34.
Above: There’s a reason you often see hikers with bandanas: the fabric squares are highly versatile and useful. Wear one on your head to protect against sunburn, wet it and tie it around your neck to keep cool, or use it to wipe sweat from your brow. Alite sells these national park Topo Bandanas for $7.95 each.
We like the petite proportions of Yeti&#8\2\17;s Roadie \20 Cooler (the company says it can hold up to \16 cans of beer). It comes in white, desert tan, and ice blue; \$\199.
Above: We like the petite proportions of Yeti’s Roadie 20 Cooler (the company says it can hold up to 16 cans of beer). It comes in white, desert tan, and ice blue; $199.
Fourseven&#8\2\17;s Brass Mini ML-X Flashlight, exclusive to Best Made, features three brightness levels and four modes (SOS, beacon high, beacon low, and strobe); \$\1\18.
Above: Fourseven’s Brass Mini ML-X Flashlight, exclusive to Best Made, features three brightness levels and four modes (SOS, beacon high, beacon low, and strobe); $118.
Above: Soft enough to keep on the couch but sturdy enough to throw into your car for outdoor expeditions, Canvas Utility’s Throw Blankets are $140 each and come in a variety of colors (shown are chocolate and teal).
A roller is an active outdoorsperson&#8\2\17;s best friend. The Morph Collapsible Foam Roller, available in multiple colors, from Brazyn makes traveling with one supremely easy; \$68.
Above: A roller is an active outdoorsperson’s best friend. The Morph Collapsible Foam Roller, available in multiple colors, from Brazyn makes traveling with one supremely easy; $68.
Iverson has been handcrafting traditional wooden Snowshoes in Michigan for more than 60 years; a pair starts at \$\139.
Above: Iverson has been handcrafting traditional wooden Snowshoes in Michigan for more than 60 years; a pair starts at $139.
Above: Who can resist this adorable and useful 2-in-1 Solar Lantern and Phone Charger? Leave it in the car for emergencies, pack the lightweight item on a backpacking trip, or keep it at home for use in the pool (it’s waterproof!); $50 at Food52.
An outdoor photography coffee table book is for those rare moments when your favorite nature lover is homebound. Juniper Books&#8\2\17; Great Outdoors Books Set comes wrapped with a cord and carabiner; \$\200.
Above: An outdoor photography coffee table book is for those rare moments when your favorite nature lover is homebound. Juniper Books’ Great Outdoors Books Set comes wrapped with a cord and carabiner; $200.
Weighing in at just over a pound, ENO&#8\2\17;s Appalachia Trail Conservancy DoubleNest Hammock can be scrunched down to the size of a grapefruit, making it a must-pack for overnight treks. It&#8\2\17;s roomy enough for two and can hold up to 400 pounds; \$69.95 at REI.
Above: Weighing in at just over a pound, ENO’s Appalachia Trail Conservancy DoubleNest Hammock can be scrunched down to the size of a grapefruit, making it a must-pack for overnight treks. It’s roomy enough for two and can hold up to 400 pounds; $69.95 at REI.

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