Holiday gift ideas for hikers

By Tom Claycomb III

Holiday gift ideas for hikers

The holidays are the perfect time of year to get all of the equipment the hiker in your life has been dreaming about! From trekking poles and filtered water bottles to maps and rain gear, here are some items that every hiker will be happy to have. 

2. Aquamira filtered water bottle

Drink safely from streams and rivers on the trail with this awesome bottle. 

3. Daypack

Never hit the trail without one. ALPS Mountaineering has a great selection. L.L. Bean offers well-made and inexpensive daypacks as well.

5. Pepper spray

If your hiker ventures into bear country, Sabre Frontiersman is a great choice.

7. Light

Short winter days make carrying a light even more important. I like the Coast rechargeable HP7R

8. Trekking poles

Hike with greater stability on frozen ground or icy trails. REI has a wide selection of high-quality trekking poles. 

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9. Survival kit

Outdoor safe sells inexpensive, packable and complete survival gear kits, including whistle, signal mirror, fire starting equipment, and weather protection. Every hiker needs one of these! 

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