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The Best Gifts for Men Who Love the Outdoors

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Great Gifts for Outdoorsmen

There is nothing that makes an outdoorsy guy's heart sing like new gear, and the great thing about outdoor gift ideas like apparel, accessories, and tools is that they are functional and fun. For some gifts your camping-, fishing-, hiking-, or just plain fresh-air-loving guy might like under the tree in 2021, read on.


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Cairn Subscription Box
Cairn

Cairn

$35/month and up from Cairn
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One of the subscription box options for outdoorsy dudes, Cairn delivers surprises that will fire his quest for adventure, from hiking and backcountry camping gear to snacks and outdoor apparel and accessories. 


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The Adjustable Bag
Uncommon Goods

The Adjustable Bag

$149 from Uncommon Goods

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This bag converts from a small pack to a midsize carry-on to a jumbo duffel with just a few simple adjustments, so it’s perfect for a weekend camping trip or a week's worth of adventure travel. Available in black or green.

Riversmith River Quiver
Riversmith

Riversmith River Quiver

$430 and up from Riversmith

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No matter whether he's already an expert fly fisherman or just catching the fly-fishing fever, he'll appreciate one of these fly rod roof racks designed and assembled in Boulder, Colorado. Easy to install and lightweight, these come in a few different styles, including 2-banger and 4-banger racks, and a few color options, including silver, black, and sage green.

SolarPuff Collapsible Light
Uncommon Goods

SolarPuff Collapsible Light

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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Perfect for camping and backpacking, this lightweight (2.6 ounces) solar LED lamp folds up and packs flat. It provides up to 12 hours of light on a single charge. It's perfect to have on hand for power outages, but it will also light up a tent or cabin nicely. 

Cold Beer Coats
Uncommon Goods

Cold Beer Coats

$13 from Uncommon Goods
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His beer should look as cool as he does in his outdoor apparel, and these puffer coat koozies fit the bill. The bicolor can holders are available in four colors.

Piscifun Waterproof Dry Bag
Amazon

Piscifun Waterproof Dry Bag

$15 and up from Amazon

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For hikers, campers, fishermen, and anyone else who loves spending time outdoors, this dry bag offers protection for phones and other valuables. It's fully waterproof, easy to carry, and will give him peace of mind when bad weather hits.

Day Hike Supply Pack
Uncommon Goods

Day Hike Supply Pack

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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If your favorite outdoorsman loves a good long hike, these compact aluminum canisters are full of things he might need to keep him safe. The set includes items like a whistle, first-aid must-haves, expandable washcloths, and weatherproof multipurpose tape. 

Portable Campfire
Uncommon Goods

Portable Campfire

$28 from Uncommon Goods

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This portable campfire is perfect for quick one-night getaways and lasts for up to five hours. Made of paper and soy wax, it can be relit anytime until the wax is used up. 

Texas Bushcraft Fire Starter Survival Kit
Amazon

Texas Bushcraft Fire Starter Survival Kit

$35 from Amazon
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If your outdoorsman is also dedicated to improving their bushcraft and fire-starting skills, this four-piece kit includes everything he'll need to do so. It comes with a fire steel, striker, paracord survival bracelet, and a water-repellent leather tinder pouch for collecting combustible materials.

'Bushcraft 101' Book
Amazon
Emberlit Portable Backpacking Stove
Amazon

Emberlit Portable Backpacking Stove

$71 from Amazon
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There are similar stoves that cost less than this one, but they're also much heavier, and any backpacker knows those ounces add up quickly. Made of titanium, this model packs flat for easy storage and will add just under 3 ounces to a pack.

Leatherman MUT Multitool
Amazon

Leatherman MUT Multitool

$160 from Amazon
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Other guys can have those lesser-priced multitools — this one is built with the rugged outdoorsman in mind. Buy it direct from Leatherman and you can have it engraved. It includes a variety of pliers, cutters, a hammer, scraper, cleaning rod/brush, carabiner, and tons more. 

BareBones Living Ultimate Tool
Amazon
Emergency Blankets & Rain Ponchos
Amazon

Emergency Blankets & Rain Ponchos

$20 from Amazon
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You can use dry sacks and expensive rain gear all the livelong (wet) day, but if it's really coming down, an extra layer is always useful. This four-pack of ponchos will repel rain while also keeping everyone warm. They come in bright orange, a more low-key, let's-blend-in green, and gray camouflage. 

Garmin GPSMAP 66i Satellite Communicator
Jackery

Jackery Portable Power Station

$140 and up from Jackery

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If your outdoorsman likes to car camp, RV, or go on off-loading adventures, he and his crew will appreciate the opportunity to charge phones and laptops and power up appliances like a coffee maker, electric grill, and more.

Bud K Rechargeable Headlamp
Amazon

Bud K Rechargeable Headlamp

$18 from Amazon

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This headlamp is rechargeable and includes features like motion-sensing, a 230-degree field of view, five light modes, and up to eight hours of light when fully charged.

Garmin GPSMAP 66i Satellite Communicator
Amazon

Garmin GPSMAP 66i Satellite Communicator

$600 from Amazon

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He'll love this handheld satellite communicator for its GPS-enabled guidance system, and you'll love it for your ability to keep tabs on him and make sure he's safe. If the price tag is just too steep, you can also consider this Garmin InReach Mini

Sawyer Products Squeeze Water Filtration System
Amazon

Sawyer Products Squeeze Water Filtration System

$30 from Amazon

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A water-filtration system is a great gift, but you don't need to spend a ton of money on one. Both this product and the Katadyn BeFree 1-Liter water filter offer an easy and portable way to make sure his water is safe to drink and that he stays hydrated.

Kahtoola Microspikes Footwear Traction
Amazon

Kahtoola Microspikes Footwear Traction

$70 from Amazon

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The true outdoorsman doesn't let winter slow him down; for those hardy guys, a pair of microspikes is a must. This brand gets stellar reviews, comes in two colors, and will help any man who loves to ice fish, trail run after a winter storm, or hike in dicey and icy conditions.

Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Men's Cushion Sock
Amazon
Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Base Layer
REI

Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Base Layer

$113 from REI

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A durable, warm base layer is a must for anyone spending time outdoors in inclement weather, and you can't go wrong with Smartwool. It features moisture management, insulation, thermoregulation, and odor control.  While REI is more reasonably priced as of this writing, you can also buy straight from the source and shop some of the more recent style options.

Wise Owl Singleowl Hammock
Amazon

Wise Owl Singleowl Hammock

$20 and up from Amazon

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Why should he sleep on the ground when he can sleep in a comfy, ergonomic hammock? This reasonably priced nylon option from Wise Owl Outfitters gets super-solid reviews, comes in tons of colors, and can support even the sturdiest of men with a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds.

The Flare Hammock Underquilt
Amazon

The Flare Hammock Underquilt

$55 from Amazon

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The only downside of hammock camping? It can get chilly underneath. Combat those shivers with a hammock underquilt. This one, also from Wise Owl, features reinforced stitched nylon with a water-resistant coating that is rated to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor Survival Ammo Can
Man Crates

Outdoor Survival Ammo Can

$80 from Man Crates

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This metal ammo can includes all kinds of goodies that an outdoorsy guy will love, including snacks, a collapsible shovel, a knife, a field survival manual, dozens of feet of paracord, and more.

Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad - Mat,
Amazon

Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad

$40 from Amazon

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A good sleeping pad can mean the difference between a blissful night under the stars and junk sleep. This 75-by-23-inch version is Amazon's bestselling sleeping pad, is reasonably priced, and waterproof. It's also pretty lightweight at just under a pound.

Sleepingo Double Sleeping Bag
Amazon

Sleepingo Double Sleeping Bag

$58 from Amazon

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Wanna head out to campsites more with your outdoorsman? Get him this double sleeping bag, also from Sleepingo, and he'll get the hint. It's an extra-large queen size, made of waterproof fabric, and it's rated for chilly nights of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and up.

Great Outdoors Playing Cards
Orvis

Great Outdoors Playing Cards

$16 from Orvis

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This set of outdoors-themed playing cards will let him and his buddies indulge in a round of under-the-stars poker. The set comes in a wooden box and is made of high-quality, durable card stock.

Oldest Living Things Book
Orvis

Oldest Living Things Book

$60 from Orvis

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If he appreciates the outdoors, it's a pretty sure bet he'll appreciate this book about the earth's oldest living things. Shot by photojournalist Rachel Sussman, this hardcover book has 304 pages filled with images of "organisms that are 2,000 years old and older."

Angler's Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt
Orvis

Angler's Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt

$98 from Orvis

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Got a fisherman on your list? This cotton-synthetic blend sweatshirt is soft, moisture-wicking, and comes in four sizes and five colors.

Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower
Moosejaw

Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower

$150 from Moosejaw

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The bliss of a hot shower while on the trail or in camp cannot be overstated. This nearly 6-gallon option gets warmed by the sun and is operated via a foot pump with a 7-foot neoprene spray hose.

Nomadik Subscription Box
Nomadik

Nomadik Subscription Box

$30/month and up from Nomadik

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Another subscription gift option for outdoorsmen, this one comes monthly or quarterly. Take a quiz to tailor his box to his favorite activities, or you can shop bundles and individual items from the Nomadik store.

Cabela's
Cabela's

Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

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If you're just not sure what he needs, there's always the gift card option. There are few guys alive who wouldn't love to roam the aisles of their local Cabela's or Bass Pro Shops store. Click the above link for Cabela's, or grab a Bass Pro Shops gift card here.


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