Whether an avid hiker or just a beginner, we can all agree that without the correct gear, hiking can be a nightmare.
So, what better way to let your outdoor loving friends and family know you care by gifting them with fantastic outdoor gear to make their hiking experience more enjoyable.
To lend you a helping hand, here is a list of the best hiking gifts to suits every need.
What better way to kick back and relax after a long hike than lounging in a hammock. This amazing all-inclusive hammock bundle comes with triple stitched tree straps and strong 24kn carabiners to make setting up your hammock easy and stress free.
The actual hammock is made of durable, tear resistant parachute fabric which is large and comfortable. It spans 11’x6.6’ feet and can hold a whopping 600lbs.
Two people can comfortably fit in the hammock at the same time, meaning it is the perfect gift for your partner as you can enjoy it together when relaxing during a hike.
When camping or hiking after dark it is integral to not only be able to see where you’re going and what you’re nut also have your hands free, making a headlamp flashlight essential.
The Foxelli Headlamp is fully charged in 4 hours and can provide up to 40 hours of constant light on a single charge. 180 Lumen led technology allows for the light to reach up to 300 feet.
The headlamp is durable and can withstand heavy rain, cold, heat and is rated IPX5 which means it is resistant to any splashing. There are a variety of both red and white light modes and the comfortable adjustable strap makes it easy to wear, the headlamp only weighs 2.4 ounces.
The light is also adjustable up to 45 degrees making it the perfect gift for long distance runners and hikers alike.
This backpack is perfect for those gruelling day hikes. This spectacular hydration pack is BPA free and has a water bladder which can hold up to 2.5 litres of liquids and stays cool for up to 4 hours.
Not only does the 18-litre backpack house your water bladder but it also has a variety of different compartments to hold all your other essentials.
The backpack has 4 large compartments and other smaller purpose driven compartments to hold smaller items. The backpack is comfortable and breathable due to its adjustable straps and breathable mesh making it the perfect hydration backpack.
The pack also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you or your loved one is not happy.
One of the best things about this particular Swiss army knife is the amazing range of colours and patterns one can choose from, with everything from the American flag to pink camo, there is definitely a pattern your loved one will enjoy.
Apart from the fun colours and patterns this swiss army knife is incredibly useful. It has 7 functions which include a 1.25” blade, nail file (which, with its design can also double as a flathead screwdriver), scissors, screwdriver, keyring, tweezers and a toothpick.
It is made from stainless steel and with the correct handling and care can last for years. It is sharp, lightweight and fits perfectly into your pocket.
What better way to cool off from a hike than a dip in the river and what better way to dry off than a microfiber towel. These towels are lightweight and compact and have been designed specifically for hiking, camping and other physical activities.
They are ultra-soft and ultra-absorbent. The towels are able to soak up to 6 times its weight in water and is fast drying so you won’t have to pack a wet towel into your bag.
They are hypoallergenic and antibacterial meaning mildew and bacteria growth won’t be a concern. The towels are gentle on your skin and hair and thus are a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast.
Trekking poles have many uses from clearing obstructions to supporting and balancing, they are the perfect gift for any hiker, whether an expert or just a beginner.
The trekking poles by Hiker Hunger are made from 100% carbon which is a natural anti-shock material, this also makes the poles very lightweight with the weight of each pole being 7.6 ounces.
The trekking poles are collapsible and come with a carry bag which can be stored within your backpack. The poles have a comfortable grip which is moisture wicking and conforms to the shape of the hiker’s hands.
The Hiker Hunger Trekking Poles are the strongest and lightest poles in the outdoor market. The recipient of the gift is bound to ecstatic with this useful and well-designed product.
This dry bag is non-toxic, PVC, BPA and phthalate free as well as recyclable making it the perfect gift for your environmentally conscious friend.
The is airtight and will not tear, stretch or crack and remains flexible no matter what the weather conditions. The Duc-Kit promises to keep your belongings dry and safe and is easily stored when not in use.
The adjustable shoulder strap, high quality buckles and high frequency welded seams make it a practical and reliable choice not only for hikers but for those who enjoy water activities such as kayaking.
A tent is a must-have if you intend on doing a hiking trail which requires an overnight stay. This tent from Coleman tent is quick and easy to set up with a comfortably spacious interior.
The WeatherTec system, patented welded floors and inverted seams keep you dry. Large windows and ground vents allow for great ventilation which increases comfort.
The tent also has storage pockets which allows you to keep your valuables safe. This is the perfect gift as it can be enjoyed by multiple people and makes camping in the wilderness a breeze.
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Mila has been to 5 continents, visited over 40 countries and hiked across some of the most famous mountain ranges including the Andes and the Atlas Mountains. As an AMS sufferer she learned a few techniques to reduce the symptoms and the effects on her hiking adventures.