These foldable kayaks are manufactured in California and are perfect for those wanting to paddle waters that are a bit of a hike from the truck. Regular kayaks are heavy and difficult to carry, and that’s where Oru saw their window. Their collapsable boats can fit into almost any car, and their light weight makes it a breeze for you to get out on that lake. CHECK IT OUT
This waterproof membrane is perfect for any outdoor activity near water or with inclement weather. The combination of stretchiness and great breathability makes this jacket a winner for any adventurist who braves the elements. CHECK IT OUT
This hammock company based out of Texas started up only a few years ago, and the quality of their products is top notch. Their hammocks pack up into a small bag are a necessity for your hiking trip. Throw their Python Straps around two trees and you can lay back and relax anywhere! CHECK IT OUT
This compact, lightweight headlamp is perfect for the most active of adventurers. It’s meant to be a runners headlamp, but Petzl doesn’t discriminate any sport! Weighing in at a whopping 1.2 ounces and shining up to 200 lumens of light, this is essential for any outdoorsmen. CHECK IT OUT
This Steamboat Springs outdoor company produces some of the best equipment, including this 30 degree sleeping bag. It has 650-fill down, so will hands down be one of the most comfortable snoozing situations out in the wilderness. It’s zipper-less clip and loop system keep the weight much lighter, making this a go-to for backcountry travel. CHECK IT OUT
A sleeping pad that is virtually indestructible… perfect! The fabric that makes the Armored V is compromised of 300,000 individual scales. This means that any sharp object is going to have a difficult time puncturing the fabric, making it last for years. $200 sounds like a bit of a spend for a sleeping pad, but you’re in for a treat with this one. CHECK IT OUT
Don’t let the fact that this is a climbing pack fool you; it’s superb for any lengthy trip on your own two feet. The duffel style lets you open the bag wide and access a lot of your belongings without having to dig around. It holds 42 liters, which is an ideal size for backpacking, and padded shoulder straps for maximum comfort. CHECK IT OUT
Everybody needs a good pick-me-up on the road, and that’s where Alpine Start Coffee comes in handy. This instant cup of joe is formulated from 100% Arabica coffee beans, and will dissolve into hot or cold water rapidly. CHECK IT OUT
Pickpocketing is unfortunately a common occurrence around the world. Sea to Summit’s Money Belt will keep your passport, money, keys, phone, small electronics, and valuables safe by your side and is hidden under your shirt. If anything, be sure to gift this one to your adventurous friend. CHECK IT OUT
You can find these guides on Amazon or in a book store in your hometown. The most important part of traveling abroad is studying the location you’re headed, the people, places to see, what and what not to eat, and much more. Knowledge is power when it comes to backpacking!
Those who enjoy traveling in style will love you for this gift! This strong-shelled piece of luggage contains a battery with a built-in USB port for charging your electronics on the road and separate compartments to divvy up your clothing and toiletries. CHECK IT OUT
If you fancy documenting your voyages via smart phone, this stabilizing device may be convenient. Gimbals are made to balance out your videos to produce smooth shots perfect for clipping your vacation together to show the loved ones back home. If your adventure companion is a fan of filming, this is a great gift to get them! CLICK THEM
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