Hiking is an activity shared by people all around the world. What’s not to love about immersing ourselves in nature on scenic trails–and getting a good workout at the same time?
For the folks on your list who grocery shop exclusively for dry ration goods, and whose minds arrive at the trailhead days before their body actually starts the hike, here are our best gift ideas.
ENO DoubleNest Hammock
Help them make the most of their time on the trails with the lightweight and compact ENO Doublenest Hammock.
Hang the DoubleNest near the top of a gorgeous hike, or back at camp to refresh. It’s our top-selling hammock for good reason: it packs down inside the built-in stuff sack to the size of a grapefruit, making it perfect for day-trippers. Though compact, the high-strength, breathable woven nylon and interlocking stitching can hold up to 400 punds. with plenty of room for two. Choose from many different colors. Click here for more info.
REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent
Wherever the trail ends, our Quarter Dome 2 Tent will be there, too.
Kick off the boots and enjoy the surroundings from inside our Quarter Dome 2 tent. Perfect for multi-day trips, this lightweight 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent is roomy, well ventilated and strong. It uses new ultralight materials and a unique pole design that take the hard part out of tent pitching.
A convenient option for hikers who are known to make extended stays among the firs. Click here for more info.
Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket
It’s the real thing. With all the quality one can expect from Pendleton, the Camp Blanket hearkens back to the early days of sheep herding in the rugged Northwest. Proudly made in the U.S.A., these stylish blankets are made from a blend of woven virgin wool and cotton that provides a soft, natural warmth.
Throw this versatile blanket in the backseat and cuddle up with it after hikes in cooler temperatures. Additionally, the classic style lends itself as a beautiful throw around the home or dorm.
A collector's item in its own right, this blanket goes wherever adventure goes. Click here for more info.
The North Face ThermoBall Full-Zip Jacket
Windchill is no factor when you pull on the perfect warmth of this full-zip ThermoBall insulated jacket from The North Face.
ThermoBall jackets were thoroughly tested by The North Face athletes (like Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker) during summit trips on Denali and Mount Meru. Keeping body heat close, the ThermoBall's synthetic PrimaLoft®, which mimics the best of down, yet insulates even when wet. Count on this stylish and versatile piece to be brought along on hikes in all different types of weather conditions.
Help them craft the perfect warmth on every trail. Available for both men and women. Click here for more info.
Stanley Coffee System
For the sunrise chasers waking up early for their AM hikes, the Stanley Coffee Vacuum System makes sure a cup of joe is never far away. Throw this compact system in your pack and bring a fresh batch of coffee wherever your feet will take you.
The integrated pot and press can brew up a bottle’s worth of coffee (up to 17 fluid ounces) and nest together to save space. The vacuum-insulated bottle keeps drinks warm for 15 hours, cold for 13 hours or iced for 50 hours. Coffee grounds can be stored inside the dry storage stopper.
Aesthetically pleasing, too! Made from 18/8 stainless steel that won’t rust, this system is leakproof and naturally BPA free. And the lid separates into 2 cups for sharing (wink!). Click here for more info.
Trigger Point Performance Mobility Foam Roller Kit
Hiking vigorously on the trail with elevation gain galore can be physically challenging. The toll a solid hike takes on the body is often underestimated.
Enter the Trigger Point Foam Roller Kit. Use the collection of tools to massage sore muscles after a challenging hike or trail run for faster recovery. Or use at the trailhead to loosen muscles before putting them to the test. The kit includes a Grid Foam Roller, Massage Ball and versatile Strap, all designed to help restore and maintain the body’s natural athletic ability to move freely.
The kit’s also a convenient size for travel and portability. Click here for more info.
Hoka One One Tor Summit Hiking Boots
Treat their feet to the smooth ride of the Hoka One One Hiking Boots. For anyone who love their Hoka One One running shoes and wished they had more support for hiking, consider the wish granted! These waterproof, mid-height boots for both men and women give great cushioning, stability and traction.
Complete with supple, durable nubuck and suede uppers, the boots feel as good as they look. The eVent waterproof, breathable full-bootie membrane keeps feet dry when hiking in wet conditions.
Available in black/anthracite and brown/golden rod (men's); steel grey/hydrangea (women's). Click here for more info.
DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Messenger
For the hike-inspired adventurer on your list whose wandering ways have them considering leaving bread crumbs along their hike, consider the DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Messenger, a handheld communicator that works as hard as they do outdoors.
The built-in navigation is supported by 100% global Iridium satellite coverage, which in other terms means it makes getting completely lost very difficult. Tracking routes, dropping waypoints, and sharing locations are all possible and simple with this intuitive communicator, making exploring the outdoors safer and more accessible. It can even send and receive text messages!
And there’s more. Read the full list of features here.
Need a little more inspiration? See REI’s full list of gift ideas