TheBackPacker December 2, 2017 0

12 Gifts For The Outdoor Lover That Are A Must

What would be the Holiday’s without a desire to get out on the road and spend time with family and friends. Of course, it’s also a time to get outdoors and hike off the Turkey Dinner that is still haunting you on the scale. As travelers, we are always looking for the biggest bang for our buck and is lightweight and compatible.  After all, you can’t “wide flat screen tv” in 190 square feet easy.   Plus, if you are doing a road trip to the fam, it has to be pack-able right?

The Esbit Stainless Steel Coffee Maker – 8 fl.oz.

We love coffee in the morning. What better way to start your Christmas morning than a quick easy way to make some java.

Ideal for backcountry travel
Brews coffee and tea
Stainless steel construction
Stand fits into cup for compact, easy transport
Holds one cup (8 fl.oz.)

Last Spring we did a 2000 mile road trip to Munising, MI and this little coffee maker saved the day, or the mornings for sure. Camping while we travel, this is great piece of equipment on living on the road.

Buy it here, then give it some love by sharing.

$29.99 Save 40% Compare at $49.99


Marquette Alloy Mountain Bike


There is nothing like the feeling of a little quite time and freedom when out visiting for the Holidays. Hit the Mountain Bike trails and really get the blood pumping. We absolutely have our Bikes with us and love to ride when we have some free time.

Frame: Framed Marquette 6061 Aluminum Alloy 148×12, replaceable derailleur hanger, 2 water bottle cage mounts, tapered headtube
Fork: Suntour Raidon 120mm 110×15, air spring, rebound adjust, manual lock out, hydraulic rebound, tapered steerer. This is a super lightweight bike that can easily be mounted on the back or top of your car or RV.  It hardly feels like a bike it’s so lightweight.

buy it HERE then spread the word to #optoutside
Was $1,600 On Sale $999.95  38% off


Hyperlite Southwest 3400

This is my (Ariane speaking here) favorite backpack to hit the trail with. Whether it’s a day hike, or 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail (which I did last Spring) Love it!

Three external, solid Dyneema® Hardline pockets. Removable, contoured aluminum stays Dyneema® Hardline shoulder straps with 3/8” closed cell foam and spacer mesh
1/4” foam back panel pad

The best part…it weighs only 1.94 lbs for a medium pack.

Buy it HERE  and give that special hiker a great Holiday present.  Was $340.00 $289.00

Sea to Summit X-Set 31 Cookset

If you know someone who travels a lot, especially in a Camper or RV like we do, then the Sea To Summit X Cookset is a must.  You can’t be the compactibility of cookware that you can fold, and then cook in. Cookset includes a 2.8-liter X-Pot, two 22 fl. oz. X-Bowls and two 16.2 fl. oz. X-Mugs
X-Pot has a lightweight and durable 6063-T6, hard-anodized aluminum base that allows a fast boil time.
Buy HERE and get in time to put under your tree.

Save at REI and get it for $109.95


Cedar Electronics WASPcam 9905 Digital Video Camera – WiFi HD

If you are going to spend any time outdoors, then why not make some epic vids. The Cedar WASPcam works much like the GoPro (which we have also) but a lot less impact on the Holiday budget.

Requires a Micro SD card to record videos (card not included)
Accepts up to a 32MB Micro SD card
Records 1080p/30fps high-definition video
5, 8 and 12MP photo quality

We like this because it has built-in WiFi connects camera to smartphone for live viewing, remote control and instant sharing online

Buy it HERE and really make an instant impact on your YouTube Videos.  $99.99 Save 31% Compare at $145.00


Advanced Elements Island Voyage Ii Kayak

Now is the time to get the best deals on summer toys. We use our Inflatable Kayak for those spontaneous moments when we find ourselves camped next to a beautiful lake that we want to explore.

The bungee deck lacing and grab handles makes getting the kayak in the water simple. It includes high back seating with pockets and bottle holders. Buy it HERE and share the love. Was $429.99 Save $30.99 Sale $399.00

ENO RestNest Hammock

We love lounging around our campsite and chilling. The Eno RestNest absolutely is on our Holiday list. Compactable, Lightweight, and easy to set up.

Durable, rip-resistant nylon with triple interlock stitching
Marine-grade rope with steel S-hook attaches to trees, posts, RVs, boats, and more
Stuffs into built-in stuff sack

Buy it HERE and send it to your favorite outdoor enthusiast.

$29.99 Save 36% Compare at $47.00


Jetboil Genesis 2-Burner Stove

This by far is one of our favorite travel and camp stoves. It’s quick, easy and light.  If you are into car camping or just love cooking outdoors, this is the perfect way to do it. Put a griddle over both burners and make pancakes.

It uses a regular Coleman propane tank found at any Walmart.

Compact folding 2-burner stove
Jetboil engineered valve for advanced simmer control
Easy-to-clean drip trays
Lever igniter

Buy it HERE  and then share a recipe with us.
Was: $239.95  Now: $203.96  You save 15%



YETI Hopper Two 20 Soft Cooler


Traveling lightweight is always the main focus in our lives, so we look for gear that meets both the compact and lightweight test. The Yeti Hopper meets that test.

Updated leakproof zipper access makes it easier to load and retrieve contents
DryHide Shell with RF-welded seams and nearly indestructible straps will stand up to an abundance of abuse in the field and provide superior leakproof durability

Buy it HERE at REI
$300.00 Save 30% on Members Day


America the Beautiful National Parks Pass – 2018 

America’s National Park Pass easily pays for itself if you are a traveler or a Backpacker. We love exploring different National Parks and even Guide people on our Full Moon Adventure Trips. This is one of the best Holiday Gifts to give.

It has really saved us money at RV parks and entrance fee’s.

Buy it HERE at REI  $79.99


Goal Zero Venture 70 Recharger


Often times we are not in a place where we can “plug in”. Either out in the backcountry or at an event. So we use the Goal Zero Recharger. Especially when you want to use your smart phone for a camera and don’t want to miss a shot.

It’s small enough and weighs only 1 pound. Easy to put in a backpack for a long day hike or a several overnight camping trips. It’s definitely one of our “go to” pieces of gear when we go on the road.

66.9-Wh / 17,700mAh capacity keeps phones, cameras, tablets and small USB devices powered up wherever you roam
Smart charging technology optimizes output to match what’s plugged in and prevent overcharging
2 USB outputs let you charge more than one device at the same time

You can buy it HERE for $149.95




Helinox Chair Zero

While we travel, camp, and explore, often we just want some chill time by the campfire and have a good craft brew. This is the chair we use to do just that. Lightweight, fast to set up and it compacts nicely.

These chairs fit snug in our camping box so we always have these no matter where we go. We even bring them while visiting other RV’ers at a RV Park.

Seat is 11 in. off the ground
Thanks to anodized DAC aluminum poles, Chair Zero is strong enough to support up to 265 lbs.
Single shock-corded pole structure makes for easy setup
Compact size makes it easy to pack and carry
Stuff sack included

Buy it HERE at REI for $119.95



These items WE USE. We never post gear that we don’t know and trust. While making this list we thought of you. What did we miss? Have something on the list you would use instead? Let us know.

Happy Holidays!!!!!