Buying a gift for a person that loves hiking and outdoor adventure in general can be a tricky business. Why? Well, because they can usually be very particular about the things they take with them to the hills.
As hikers ourselves, we thought we’d give anyone who’s struggling to think of the right gift for their adventurous friend or family member a helping hand. We’ve selected a range of great presents, for hikers ranging from stocking fillers to full blown treats, each one guaranteed to be a useful addition to anyone’s gear cupboard.
Best Gifts For Hikers (By Price)
- Field Notes Notepad – £7.99
- Opinel No.8 Knife – £9
- Hydro Flask Wine Not Water Bottle – £27.29
- Exped Travel Hammock – £27.79
- Petzl Bindi Headtorch – £50
- Freeloader Sixer Portable Charger – £64.99
- Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 – £90
- Helinox Chair One – £95
- Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket – £190
- Magazine Subscriptions – Various
Opinel No.8 Knife – £9
One of the most respected outdoor knife makers out there, Opinel have been making quality items for as long as time, or as long as 1890, and the function and aesthetic of them has barely changed – it hasn’t needed to. A potential gift to last a lifetime if looked after properly.
Hydro Flask 25oz Wine Not Water Bottle
Put simply, Hydro Flask make super solid containers to keep your food or drink nice and warm, or nice and cold throughout the day. Starting out with simple flasks, they now offer a diverse range of all shapes and sizes to cater for different activities and needs. They even make flasks to keep your wine cool (pictured).
Freeloader Sixer Portable Solar Charger – £64.99
Portable solar chargers are nothing new, but how many of them work as reliably as we’d like them to? Unfortunately not many. This one from Freeloader, on the other hand does exactly what’s required according to Outdoors Magic’s editor Will Renwick, who took one with him on a week-long hike through Snowdonia last summer. At just 260g and offering a 6,000mAh charge, it’ll be a welcome addition to any multi-day adventure.