December 14th, 2016

Gift Guide: For Camping

Gift Guide: For Camping

Now that it's the holiday season, the pressure is on to find perfect presents for your loved ones—and the more tailored the gifts are to their interests, the better. Shopping for any campers this year? Take this opportunity to improve or add to their collections of outdoor gear and accessories with these nine items.

 

A Sturdy Tent

The flexible and lightweight Talus 4 tent by The North Face creates snug and comfortable conditions for outdoor sleeping. It fits up to four people and is built to handle any kind of weather, thanks to its roll-up ventilation system.

A Carryall Duffel

Equipped with removable backpack straps and side grab handles, Eagle Creek’s Cargo Hauler Duffel 90L is perfect for hanging around the tent or going out on a long hike. This bag’s water-repellant Bi-Tech™ Armor Lite fabric stays dry and weighing in at just over two pounds, the duffel won't strain your muscles.

A Carry-On Backpack

Eagle Creek’s Deviate Travel Pack 60L is a great gift for travelers who fly to reach their camping destinations. The 45-liter (carry-on sized) backpack comes with a 15-liter clip-on pack for day travel. It contains an RFID-blocker pocket (for extra security) and a padded electronics pocket, as well as reflective accents, side mesh pockets, and moisture-wicking backpack straps.

A Multi-Purpose Organizational Set

Campers are often digging through their bags—taking items out, putting items in, and then packing up and moving to another spot. So organization is crucial. Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter™ Stuffer Set includes three sacs (in varying sizes) that will make it easier to keep everything properly sorted within a larger bag. The washable sacs are lightweight and water-repellant, and come with top drawstring locking closures and carry clips. If your friend who camps is particularly messy and tends to lose or break items on the go, this present may be especially useful.

A Travel-Friendly Laundry System

Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter™ Clean Dirty Cube is an organizational must-have for any camper who is keen on keeping his or her clean clothes and gear, well, clean! The durable packing organizer has a built-in floating divider to separate dirty clothes from clean ones.

A Cozy Hat

The elements catch up to even the toughest campers, so it’s important for anyone who is heading into the great outdoors to be prepared for a chill. Smartwool's NTS Mid 250 Cuffed Beanie is made from the brand’s 100% Merino Wool fabric that's super soft and traps lots of warmth.

A Durable Jacket

Lightweight and form-fitting, Napapijri’s Allais jacket will keep female campers warm and looking stylish through the winter. This quilted, short jacket is made with Thermo-Fibre® padding—a polyester fiber that guarantees the same insulation properties as duck down—and has two concealed, zippered pockets that are ideal for securely carrying necessities.

A Comfortable Shirt

Male campers can button up and stay warm with Reef’s Ice Dip Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt. The heavy-duty shirt, made of plaid woven flannel, has two chest pockets with button closures that are excellent for holding small items.

A Warm Bottom Layer

SmartWool’s Women’s PhD® Tight is made with No-stink Merino that works as a temperature controller and moisture regulator. Your camper can wear the tights as a single layer during the milder months, and as a base during the depths of winter.

Want more ideas? Check out VF’s diverse list of brands for other gear, apparel, and accessory ideas.

Which one of these do you think you’ll buy for your friends and family? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Minimalist Camping: How to Pack for a Weekend in Nature

Sleeping on the Ledge: Extreme Camping Around the World

Buying Guide: Duffels

by Duke Stewart

Duke Stewart is a recovering American expat who writes about life through travel—and wants you there with him—through captivating stories and guides at Travel Through Life. In the meantime, you can follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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