We are continually inspired by the hiker in our lives. For us, it’s an incomprehensible trade: giving up city life in order to find our best selves in the untamed woods. Their tales of their off-trail excursions through the 214-mile John Muir Trail or climbing the Mount Rainier peak revive our confidence in walking. Whether it’s because of that or simply because we like their company, we’d like to express our gratitude.
Problem: If you’re not an avid hiker, buying a present for someone who is can be as challenging as the terrain itself. If you want to make your backpacking trip more relaxing and enjoyable, we’ve compiled this handy list of the top 10 greatest items to help you out. Even if you’ve never hiked in the backcountry before, you’re sure to find a useful item to aid your travel companion as they venture further into the wild. Make sure you don’t get stuck in these goodies.
1. InReach Mini Handheld Satellite Communicator
Like no other, this present sends the message, “keep careful out there.” If you’re out hiking and need help navigating via trail maps or sending SOS signals to rescue crews, this two-way texting satellite communicator is for you.
2. Knit Cuffed Beanie
Their hiking adventure kit wouldn’t be complete without a small piece of warm clothing.
3. Men’s Vermont Micro Crew Sock Cushion
For the thousands of walks you’ll take in 34-degree or 84-degree weather, these breathable socks include cushion density and moisture-wicking fabrics.
4. Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
Treat the mountaineer to the best hiking boots available if they enjoy traversing long, rugged trails.
5. HeadLamp 750 Rechargeable Head Light
Ultra-compact design with high lumen output and a plethora of options. It has Constant Mode, Run Forever pass-thru charging, and 8 various lighting settings that allow you to see and be seen during your next journey. Moreover, thanks to BioLite’s 3D SlimFit construction, you’ll be wearing a lot of functionality with a lot of ease.
6. 20oz Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid
This tumbler will preserve hot and cold beverages at their optimum temperature for the duration of a hike, from the trailhead to the summit, and even beyond.
7. L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
A revolutionary new foot care product to relieve their tired, blistered feet. This relaxing foot cream with natural calming components (arnica and lavender essential oil) is rich in nutritious Shea Butter (15%) and helps relieve tired feet by moisturizing and soothing them.
8. OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer
You can take group selfies, video, vlog, and live-streaming on the train or off the grid with this one of the coolest, most stable smartphone gadgets out there. To ensure that the best-looking person is always in the picture, the camera incorporates an automated tracking feature.
9. Smile Jamaica Wireless 2 Bluetooth Headphones
The Marley’s Smile House You can listen to nine hours of your favorite music, audiobooks, or podcasts with Jamaica wireless earphones since they are partially “wired” to prevent them from falling out. Also, they’re designed so that you can keep an eye on your surroundings when you’re out in the wilderness.
10. “The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs”
It’s so they can put on their own Bear Grylls-style survival reality program in the highlands.
Thank you for taking the time to read my list of the top ten best hiking presents. I hope the above options help you choose the perfect present!