The best gifts for hikers are those that encourage them to get outdoors all throughout the year, rain or shine. With that in mind, we’ve collected a set of the best Christmas gifts for hikers, with a focus on adventure gifts that are stylish, eco-friendly and highly rated by other outdoor enthusiasts.
Following up on the success of its earlier OutDry Extreme jacket, Columbia launched a new eco-friendly version of the jacket in 2017. Backpacker.com gave this jacket its Editor’s Choice “Green Award” for the combination of functionality and environmental sustainability. The jacket is made from recycled bottle content, and it only comes in one color (white), so that no extra water is wasted on dyes. The jacket is beautifully made and is waterproof as well as breathable, ensuring that this adventure gift will be worn whenever the urge strikes to go hiking in the woods.
Another great environmentally friendly product is the Leafwood wood grain watch. Leafwood is a Canadian lifestyle brand that has created a line of men’s and women’s watches, all made from recycled and reclaimed wood. These are the best outdoor watches, and make the perfect gift for dad or mom. All details of these watches are handcrafted with care and attention. They’re also highly stylish, meaning that you can wear the Leafwood wood watch into the woods and then into the office. It can be hard to find the perfect hiking gifts for her, but the slim, elegant design of The Virago wood watch is sure to be a big hit with women.
The best hiking gear won’t slow you down, and that’s especially true of this new ultra-minimalist, ultra-lightweight backpack from Hyperlite. This backpack is super-tough, yet still weighs in at less than 2 pounds. It’s capable of toting around gear up to 20 pounds – just enough weight for a snack or light meal, water, and maybe some light reading material to enjoy up in the mountains. This backpack was named one of the best new backpacking and hiking products of the year by Men’s Fitness, making it a great gift for men (and especially for dad).
These Yatta Life trail spikes made with steel spikes and a reinforced rubber upper are certain to be a big hit with the outdoor enthusiast who enjoys getting outside during the middle of winter, at a time when many of the best trails are filled with packed snow or dangerous ice. These Yatta Life trail spikes are designed to dig into these surfaces, giving you the perfect snow traction system. Best of all, these trail spikes fit over almost all shoes and boots, and can be easily stowed away and carried in a bag when not in use. For winter hiking, these Yatta Life trail spikes are a must-have.These 2017 Christmas gifts for hikers show that outdoor adventure gear can be rugged and functional as well as stylish and eco-friendly. What all these gifts have in common – both the hiking gifs for her and the gifts for men – is that they are designed to get people outdoors year-round, no matter if it’s raining, snowing or icy. And if they look stylish while doing so, then all the better.