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10 Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers

Big gifts can come in small packages.

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You don't need to buy your loved one a new pair of skis to make their ski season one to remember (although, they'd probably be stoked!). Sometimes, the best gifts are the little things that make the big experiences that much sweeter. Whether it's peace fo mind in the backcountry or a hot cup of coffee for sunrise at the local vista, here are 10 gifts to stuff in your favorite adventurer's stocking this year. 

1. Speaqua The Barnacle Plus Speaker

This is a sweet little waterproof speaker that truly has go-anywhere capabilities. Yes, it's bluetooth compatible but it also also a built-in 4GB flash drive that can hold ~1,000 songs so you can leave your phone without leaving the tunes behind. Take it on the river, up a climbing route, or on the slopes. 


2. The Outbound T-Shirt

We may be just a liiiittle bias, but we think this is best looking t-shirt on the internet.  In all seriousness, though, we love our shirts because they're super soft and breathable and it's a great way to connect with our community in the wild when someone notices our shirts or vice versa. 


3. YETI Rambler Mug - 14 fl. oz.

Coffee tastes better on an adventure and even better when it stays warm for hours. This mug is insulated and comes with a convenient lid to block the cold air and make for easy sipping.  


4. SOG Flash II Folding Knife

Every explorer needs a good knife to keep on hand. Whether you're cutting utility cord to string up a tarp or cutting up onions for your scrambled eggs, this knife from SOG is sharp and versatile enough to get the job done. 


5. HEROCLIP Medium Hanger

The HEROCLIP hanger is sure to become one of those items you didn't know you needed until you try one out. They're super convenient for gear storage and transport from garage to car to campsite. 


6. Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight Series Medical Kit

Safety first, right? Right. But when safety fails and you get dinged up on an adventure, it's best to be prepared. You'll never regret throwing this in the car. 


7. ENO DoubleNest Hammock

The DoubleNest sets up in minutes, packs down to the size of a grapefruit, and has room for two. It's just as well suited for a backpacking trip as it is for the backyard or your local park. 


8. Nite Ize Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Tie - 24IN

Here's another gear storage accessory that'll be surprisingly useful and quickly become an essential. These reusable rubber twist ties are incredibly versatile and can be a serious lifesaver. 


9. MPOWERD Luci Candle Light

Want to read by candlelight in your tent without risking burning your temporary home to the ground? We love all the different Luci Lights but this soft, warm lighted lantern is one of our very favorites. 


10. Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce with Tinder

Remember what we said about safety first? Again, it can't hurt to have a backup plan and when a fire is the difference between surviving a night in the wild, you want to have this on you.  

Cover photo: Christin Healey

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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