Gift Guides

50 Best Backpacking Gifts Under $50 (2024)

50 Best Backpacking Gifts Under $50

It can be difficult to pick good backpacking gifts if you’re not a backpacker or hiker. That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of great backpacking gifts for $50 or less to help you get your backpacking friends gifts that they’ll appreciate. …

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Appalachian Trail Hikers Gift Guide (2024)

Appalachian Trail Hikers Gift Guide

Here is a selection of must-have gifts for the Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker or Section Hiker in your family. It doesn’t matter if they hike the trail end-to-end all at once or in stages, they’ll appreciate these gifts and think of you when …

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Best Dyneema Ultralight Backpacking Gifts (2024)

Dyneema Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Super-strong, super-light, and waterproof, Dyneema has revolutionized ultralight backpacking gear in the past decade and has spurred widespread innovation in its application as well as the development of materials that compete with it. Here’s our take on the most desirable and useful …

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Winter Hiking Gift Guide (2024)

Winter Hiking Gift Guide

Winter is a great time to gear up and get out for some cold-weather hiking, mountaineering, or snowshoeing adventures. The bugs are gone and so are the crowds, leaving the mountains and the hills to those who can’t live without their weekly …

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Lightweight Backpacking Gift Guide (2024)

Lightweight Backpacking Gift Guide

Backpacking gear has gotten a lot lighter weight due to the development of ultralight backpacking materials and fabrics allowing you to swap out old heavier backpacking gear for new lighter gear. The gear weight difference can be quite significant and makes hiking …

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Hiking Survival Gear Gift Guide (2023)

Hiking Survival Gear Guide

Every hiker should carry some survival gear so they can stay alive long enough for search and rescue teams to arrive. At a bare minimum, you want a headlamp, warm clothing, protection from the wind and rain, insulation to protect you from …

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Best Dyneema Ultralight Backpacking Gifts (2024)

Dyneema Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Ultralight and lightweight backpackers get all giddy when the talk turns to the Dyneema Backpacking Gear they want for the holidays. Super-strong, super-light, waterproof, Dyneema has revolutionized backpacking gear in the past decade and has spurred widespread innovation in its application as …

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Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2024: Under $200

Thru-hikers Backpacking Gift Guide: Under $200

The thru-hiker or backpacker in your life is probably busy saving for their next long-distance adventure, and we can pretty much guarantee they have a long list of items on their wish list. This collection of thru-hiker and backpacking gift ideas under …

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Peakbaggers Hiking Adventure Gift Guide (2022-2023)

Peakbaggers Hiking Adventure Gift Guide

Peakbagging is the oldest and most elemental of all hiking pursuits. Best defined as an insatiable desire to climb a list of mountains, it’s certainly one of the toughest forms of hiking requiring physical fitness, mental toughness, and dogged persistence. Many peakbaggers …

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