Gifts for Hikers

For serious adventurers and novice hikers alike, these are the best gifts for hikers.

Gifts for Hikers
Gifts for Hikers

Do you have a hiker in your life? Are you at a total loss for what to get them for the upcoming holiday season or a birthday? Well, worry no more. I’m here to share the best hiking gifts of 2022 with you. High level ideas include new hiking gear or accessories, a gift card to a favorite outdoor retailer, a book or DVD about hiking technique or history, or a subscription to an outdoor or adventure magazine. For the hiker who loves to travel, you could also consider a trip to a favorite hiking destination or a gift certificate for a guided hiking tour. Other ideas could include a hiking-themed board game or puzzle, a hiking-themed coffee mug or water bottle, or a collection of hiking-themed movies or TV shows. Ultimately, the best gift will depend on the recipient's interests and personal style, as well as their connection to hiking and the outdoors.

Osprey Talon 22 Pack - Men's 

Bring hydration, food and extra layers along wherever your imagination takes you with the men's Osprey Talon 22 pack, your new favorite day-hiking, biking or peak-bagging carry solution.

Buy at REI - $150

Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

Be prepared with the ultimate survival tool, the LifeStraw has an unlimited shelf life and has been tested all over the globe to face the harshest conditions

Buy at LifeStraw - $20

Black Diamond Storm 400 Headlamp

Featuring a compact design, updated user interface and a multifaceted optical lens design, the Black Diamond Storm 400 headlamp is ready for any mountain mission.

Buy at REI - $50

Nikon Monarch M5 8 x 42 Binoculars

Providing the widest view in the M5 series, the Nikon Monarch M5 8 x 42 binoculars make it easy to spot your subject and provide a vivid, clear view of your surroundings.

Buy at REI - $260

Hydrapak Flux

Flexible bottles get an upgrade. The Flux is shaped like a hard bottle, compresses like a soft flask, and cuts weight by 60 percent. Finish your drink, and this bottle collapses and packs down to earn its space in your pack. Topped with a spill-proof twist-cap for grab-and-go hydration, plus a flexible bail handle to keep hydration secure in your hand or on your pack. 

Buy at Amazon - $25

TheTentLab The Deuce #2 UL Backcountry Trowel

The Deuce #2 UL trowel from TheTentLab is a revolutionary ultralight backcountry latrine trowel that can be used with the handle up or, for 4 times the digging power, handle down.

Buy at REI - $20

Counter Assault Bear Deterrent Spray

With a high-volume, atomized blast of concentrated spray to deter a bear attack, the 10.2 fl. oz. Counter Assault Bear Deterrent pepper spray offers an optimal combination of spray time and distance.

Buy at REI - $58

Wilderness First Aid 

Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

Buy at Nols - $245 to $395

Swiss Army Classic Knife

The lightweight, all-purpose Swiss Army Classic Knife includes scissors, blade, screwdriver, nail file, tweezers and a toothpick.

Buy at REI - $22

SOL Fire Lite Fuel-Free Lighter

A weatherproof electric lighter built to work in any conditions and at any altitude, the SOL Fire Lite Fuel-Free lighter lets you start campfires and stoves with the touch of a button.

Buy at REI - $27