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Best Gifts For Hikers | Top 10

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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.

A Magazine Subscription

Surprisingly, given the current challenges faced by print media, the number of outdoor-focussed print titles on the shelves seems to be increasing. Long-time favourites like The Great Outdoors and Trail Magazine are now joined by beautifully crafted inch-thick mags like Sidetracked, Another Escape and Rucksack. Keep an eye out for Christmas subscription promotions and nab yourself a bargain.

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Pack – £90

This pack by Lowe Alpine is a real safe bet as a gift. Why’s that? Well, because it’ll suit just about every outdoor enthusiast. With it’s carefully designed harness, volume adjustment options and useful pockets and storage spaces, this is a real multi-use pack that’s ideal for anything from hiking and trail running to mountain biking or climbing. Keeping it simple, it’s just a good option for that daily commute.

Petzl Bindi Headtorch – £50

One of our favourite headtorches from 2018. It’s ridiculously light – so a great gift for backpackers – and the beam is highly efficient. It’s certainly capable of lighting the way on any night hikes or trail runs. Charge it up via a micro USB and it’ll run for 50 hours on its lowest setting.

Field Notes Notepad – £7.99

We no longer seem to take the time we have to ourselves to just sit and think these days. Instead we just thumb through our smartphones. What kind of implications will this have in the long run? We don’t like to, um, think about it. It’s time to make a stand! Let’s swap our smartphones for notepads (perhaps one of these nice ones by Field Notes) and start channeling some deep thoughts.

Helinox Chair One – £95


A chair might seem a bit of a luxury, nay, an extravagance for your wild camping family member or friend, but with its tiny packed size and weight of just 850g, this clever thing from Helinox is an extravagance that will be of little inconvenience.

Exped Travel Hammock – £27.79

Hammock camping can bring a whole different level of enjoyment to nights out under the stars – so long as there’s a roof or tarp also involved when the weather is bad of course. Comfortable, extremely resilient and more importantly, easy to pack and carry, this a great entry-level option from Exped.

Rab Microlight Alpine – £190

Boasting an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio thanks to its quality materials, this men’s down jacket has become one of Rab’s best selling items. It has in fact, just celebrated its 10th birthday.

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