Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts isn’t easy. They tend to be practical folks that buy gear when they need it. They’re also gearheads, so good luck finding a gadget that they haven’t seen or don’t already own. That’s why we put our heads together to do a deep dive into everything outdoor. We guarantee that you’ll find the perfect gift for the campers on your list! Maybe it’s something they’ve been talking about around the campfire but just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Even better – maybe you’ll find something in here that they’ve never heard of, and it’s just what they needed.
Dometic CFX Series Powered Coolers
Tentsile UNA Tree Tent
GCI Outdoor Roadtrip Rocker
Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit
Zippo HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer
Quick-drying, lightweight, and compact. Perfect camping towel.
This little knife is more capable than you would think. It handles most camp tasks and only weighs 2.8 ounces. Works excellent as a neck knife.
Most camping meals are freeze-dried. Good To Go meals are dehydrated, which retains more texture and flavor. We’re pretty sure you’ll agree.
We’ve tried all four flavors and the Bloody Caesar was our favorite. Perfect for backcountry hikers after a long day on the trail.
Know someone that always has cold feet in the winter? Do you want to make their toes happy? The Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy wool socks will get that done.
A full-sized axe is overkill for the campsite, and a hatchet is too small to easily split wood. This 17-inch splitting axe from Fiskars is the perfect combination of portability and functionality.
Phones, GoPros, and headlamps all need juice at the campsite. This little guy will charge your iPhone X 5 times, which is more than enough for a long weekend.
We get it – you’re attached to your dryer lint and cardboard tubes. Those work well, these work better. They burn at 750F for 10 minutes, which makes a big difference if you’re dealing with damp wood.
This plush wonder combines foam and air insulation so it’s comfortable at any height. Packs small and only weighs 7 oz.
One of our favorite new sharpeners on the scene. With 5 different angles and 3 different grits, you can easily make any camp knife shaving sharp.
A fully functional Dutch oven needs to have a lip on top to hold coals for pizza, bread, etc. This beast will outlast whoever you buy it for.
You can’t beat the heat output of the Camp Chef Everest. Two 20,000 BTU burners make twice as powerful as its competitors. The high-quality dials make it easy to simmer as well.
Of all the baselayers we’ve tested, Minus33 seems to hold up the best. They’re warm, comfortable, and always come out of the wash looking brand new.
Quite possibly the best car camping sleeping bag for the price. The flannel liner is incredibly cozy in colder temperatures.
If you’re camping near water for a few days and don’t want to haul it in, this thing is amazing. It’s especially handy for canoe camping. Filters two gallons per hour.
$100 and up
This sleep system is beyond amazing. Great for large tents, hunting basecamps, and overnight guests at home. Two people can set it up in about 10 minutes, they’ll be glad they did. The pockets for personal items are well designed and great for books, glasses, phones, etc.
One of the only sleeping pads we’ve used that is truly comfortable for side sleepers. The insulated mat keeps you warm in cool temps and the open-cell foam is self-inflating. It’s an instant upgrade to glamping.
If you know a hammock fan that wants to upgrade their setup for overnight camping this one is hard to beat. It comes with everything they need, and also has a double-layered bottom to hold insulated pads for cooler weather.
There’s not a knife fan alive that wouldn’t be happy to get a Benchmade. The S30V steel and G10 resin-soaked fiberglass body make it instant heirloom quality. It comes in an attractive leather sheath and it’s razor-sharp right out of the box.
It’s not easy to find a woman’s jacket that looks good and can handle rugged outdoor adventures. This one is warm enough fall and winter and will last forever because, you know – Carhartt.