Got an outdoor lover in your life? Want to nail it this year with a piece of gear they never knew they couldn’t live without – until now? Check out our top pick of the best gifts for the great outdoors.
Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Light
We could all do with a little extra light in our lives this time of the year. This inflatable lamp is not only lightweight, compact and 100% powered by the sun, its three settings allow you to choose the right illumination for you and it even charges your mobile phone. Pop it outside your tent or camper in the day and press the button at dusk for a warm glow. https://mpowerd.com/products/luci-lux-f2017
Best described as a lockable, reusable zip tie with a steel core, Z LOK is proof that the simplest ideas can be the best. From securing your gear on the roof rack to hanging a hammock, we’ve used the mighty Z LOK for so many different things in the great outdoors, we never leave home without one. Choose from the 20g Z LOK with key or set your own combination with the Z LOK COMBO.
Check them out here –https://hiplok.com/product-category/security-ties/
Feel freshly minted in a pair of these fine Italian thread socks. So much more than cycling socks, we’ve used ours for miles of hikes, runs and great outdoor adventures and no matter how many times you wash them, they feel as fresh as the day you first put them on. The cool retro designs are changed up regularly so you may want to save the washing and grab a pair for every day of the year.
Stock up at – https://www.thefreshlyminted.com/
The Splitter Multi Utensil
Tongs, spatula and spork in one, this is a SUPER lightweight multi-utensil from the experts in outdoor accessories, Full Windsor. Ideal for camping and backpacking, you can grill your sausages on the campfire then separate the pieces to eat your gourmet meal. And with the high grade quality titanium, these guys are built for a lifetime of adventuring. https://full-windsor.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/the-splitter-titanium-multi-utensil-pre-order
Your adventurer needs some relaxation time and so a good hammock is essential. The super lightweight and compact Single Hammock from Hummingbird is the best we could find for quality and ease of use. It fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than a lemon for travel. Reach your destination, whip it out of the bag and use the easy Button Link system to attach to the nearest tree – then sit back enjoy the view and sip on some lemonade (presuming you brought that lemon too). https://hummingbirdhammocks.com/collections/hammocks/products/single-hammock
This is hands down our team’s favourite outdoor apparel brand. We can personally vouch for the quality and longevity of their thermals (collectively they’ve kept us toasty for several decades worth of ski seasons). If your budget stretches, try the Capilene Air Hoodie and Thermal Bottoms, made from merino wool and recycled material, they provide the ultimate in warmth and comfort while helping to minimise your footprint in your next adventure on our beautiful planet.
Quality Coat – Finisterre
It wouldn’t be an outdoor gear list without a solid piece of outerwear to protect your adventurer from all elements. This year, we are loving the Finisterre Nebulas Jacket – available in male and female cuts. Being based in the stormy outpost of North Cornwall, Finisterre know a thing or two about protection from the elements and this jacket is their warmest yet. It’s ultra-warm insulation is derived from 100% recycled material while the water repellent material is fluorocarbon-free so if you are looking for a coat that protects from the elements while protecting the elements, you’ve found it.
Slackline Independence Kit
Want to bring some great outdoor fun to the comfort of your urban garden, then get on board with the latest slacklining trend. Slacklining which can be summed up basically as tight rope walking is not only super fun but it’s a great way to build core strength ready for your next swim, climb or outdoor adventure. The Independence Kit allows you to set up a slackline without the need for trees so perfect for the garden. However, we will warn you that it is addictive.
You are going to want to keep all this new kit secure ready for your next adventure. OK so a lock isn’t the most exciting of gifts but believe us, they will thank you for the peace of mind. What better way to lock up your gear than with this maximum security premium hardened steel chain and 12mm shackle. With a 1.5m locking circumference, it’ll protect several bikes or other high end equipment. https://hiplok.com/product/hiplok-homie/