Gifts for Hikers
This article is part of our gifts for travelers series. We are focusing on gifts for hikers, walkers and people who like to carry their world on their backs while they roam free. I’ll also recommend some wonderful walking holidays in Europe and beyond with one of the best adventure travel companies online, Macs Adventure.
Gifts for Hikers :
One of the first things that you have to know about walkers is that they don’t like weight and they absolutely adore specialist equipment. So if you’re looking for a gift for a hiker make sure you choose a lightweight and functional item, something that will save them weight and space but do the same job is ideal.
Every walker would love this winter jacket for example. It is perfect for snow and winter weather as it was designed for sub arctic conditions. It is waterproof and has water resistant zips and pocket seals and best of all it compresses into a sack. This jacket is so warm that it can be used instead of a heavy-duty winter sleeping bag. Which means that a walker or camper could carry a lighter sleeping bag and wear his jacket to sleep in.
Walkers need waterproof compressor sacks that miraculously transform things into small manageable items.
These waterproof compressor bags are highly recommended and get fabulous reviews in Amazon. They are made in a special way that removes air from sleeping bags without the use of valves. They compress things down to a very small size and are totally waterproof, so they’re excellent for those of you who are into water sports. They are used by kayakers to keep their photography equipment dry for example.
One of the most important items for any camper or backpacker is the actual rucksack they use. They should be waterproof, have a frame, padded shoulders straps, lots of compartments, waterproof zips the list is indeed very long.
I love Vango as a company, and I can recommend. The Vango Nanga 60+10 rucksack because is it perfect for backpacking as it has a special ergonomically designed back system which means it is very comfortable to wear. It is lightweight when empty, which is also very important. In fact this rucksack ticks all the boxes.
Another thing that will please a backpacker is a water carrier. These are soft ‘bladders’ with a tube that attach to the straps of your rucksack. The idea is that you can drink without stopping or carrying a bottle with you. If you want to treat your backpacker to a really good cooking stove, then have a look at this one:
One of the most amazing adventure travel companies that I recommend for walking and cycling holidays in Macs Adventure
Here are some more ideas for gifts for hikers and walkers – or people who love the great outdoors generally!
Base Layer Clothing: Designed to keep your body warm and dry:
The Middle Layer: This is important because it traps the warm air that your body produces and keeps you toasty warm!
The Top Layer: Must be breathable. windproof and keep the water out!
Here’s a link to an article I wrote about purifying water bottles and drinking straws. These would also make an excellent gift for an outdoor enthusiast.
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