Which is more fun: Giving or getting presents? It's a tough call, but when it comes to gifts for backpackers, the answer is easy. That's because, unlike most people, backpackers tend to be gearheads by nature. They love new toys, no matter how impractical they might seem.
Holidays are just around the corner and you may be considering buying gifts for your friends or family members who love to travel. If that's the case, you'll find this article particularly exciting as it deals with some of the best travel-related products.
Are you looking for the best backpacker gifts? Look no further than this post. I will show you some cool ideas for a very special person who loves to travel and explore the world. If you know someone who is into hiking, camping, backpacking and loves experiencing new adventures, then check out these awesome gifts that are guaranteed to please!
Let the gifting begin!
1. Sleeping Bag
A good sleeping bag will make a world of difference between a miserable night on the trail and a night spent counting shooting stars in one of Earth's natural wonderlands. Sleeping bags are found in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials; however, only a few of them can bestow you with the same level of comfort that is considered to be one of the deciding factors for having sleeping bags. Our Featherstone Moondance 25 Top Quilt is one of the best, not that it is our product, but we are confident that it provides superb quality and offers excellent comfort. All our sleeping bags use DownTek PFC - Free. Down is highly sought-after nowadays and it is considered to be one of the best materials for making sleeping bags due to its ability to trap air and provide insulation. For just under $200, it offers superb comfort and quality for your backpacking adventures.
2. Water filter
Water is heavy and expensive to carry. A good water filter will let you drink straight from the water source, saving weight and cost, while also keeping you healthy. LifeStraw’s Flex Advanced Water filter with gravity bag removes lead, bacteria, parasites and chemicals. The 0.2 micron pore size hollow fiber membrane removes 99.999999% of bacteria, 99.999% of protozoa, and 99.999% of Micro plastics. Carbon fiber capsule improves taste while reducing lead, other heavy metals, chlorine and Organic chemical matter (pesticides, herbicides, voc).The filter even produces water that exceeds US EPA drinking water standards for bacteria and parasites and NSF 53 standard for reduction of lead and other heavy metals. What's more is that, for every LifeStraw product purchased, a school child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire school year. Truly a remarkable product for every backpacker. .
For emergencies and everyday use, headlamps are a must-have piece of gear for any backpacker or camper. But because they're so useful, it's easy to buy one at the corner store for next to nothing. That's why it's a great gift idea: This headlamp from Black diamond gives portability and quality at a price of just under $50. Capable of Emitting up to 400 lumens on max setting, PowerTap Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power. Its Brightness Memory Feature allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power. Its low-profile and compact design uses four AAA batteries. A small device with great capabilities.
4. Portable Solar Charger
This solar charger can replenish power to your smartphone, tablet, GPS and camera. The panels are very lightweight, compact, and durable so it is ideal for any type of traveler. It is also waterproof and shockproof. Hook it on your backpack while hiking, or prop it up with the 180° adjustable kickstand. It gives you a chance to charge your gadgets while you are on the go or even in a remote area when there is absolutely no electricity available. The good news is that this device was developed by a US-based team combining over 50 years of experience with Solar energy, which means it has been tested by real people who have verified its effectiveness . It also comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty. At under $80, this solar charger is very affordable and costs less than most other devices of its kind.
5. Portable Bluetooth speaker
This is the ideal gift for backpackers who like music and like to travel light. We use one of the best to our best days outside the wild. The JBL portable Bluetooth speakers are small enough to fit in a backpack. Do not be fooled by its size. These speakers are capable of producing big sound, thanks to technology that uses the surface of whatever it's sitting on as an amplifier. Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is. Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtime. Did we mention that this speaker is waterproof? Yes it is! Waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills, you can even submerge it in water. A perfect grab for camping trips or hanging out by the pool. Since they use Bluetooth technology, they can also connect easily with smartphones or tablets, making them another great gift for travelers who want to keep their hands free while still enjoying their music.
When choosing a large backpack, make sure it has the right component and durability. This backpack from Gregory Mountain products has all the components you need for your long backpacking adventures. Sporting an Ultra-light 7001 aluminum perimeter frame with anti-barreling support, the backpack is just 2.52 lbs. Ventilated, dual-density FocusForm shoulder harness and extra supportive hip belts with targeted comfort zones provide great comfort to assist the weight you are carrying with the bag. Custom fitted rain cover stows in the top pocket for quick access in unexpected showers. AeroSpan suspension with EVAP moisture wicking shallow-depth ventilated back panel provides ideal ventilation to your gear inside. This backpack is a must have for every backpacker out there.
7. Portable Tent
What is more awesome than to give a portable tent to any backpacker. Yes, a tent! We have 3 great tents that are up for picking, and you may want to grab them now. Our Featherstone UL Granite and Peridot provides great comfort and security for 2 people who wanted to share the backpacking experience. But if you are the solitary type and want to explore the outdoors on your own, the Featherstone UL Obsidian is the perfect fit for you. With just under 6 lbs in pack weight and 5 lbs in trail weight, the tent is light enough to be carried by anyone to any destination out there. It offers a very minimalist setup and a modern take on its styling. For just under $120 to our Granite and Peridot tents and an exclusive sale for our Obsidian tent for only $105, having this as a gift to your backpacking companions or a gift to yourself is a win.
This season of giving, let us show love to our family and friends that share the same passion for the outdoors. Heads up! Be boundless, be one with nature.