2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoors

posted on November 24, 2021
2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoors

1 | Grey Man Tactical Stealth 20L Backpack
Whether configured with the company’s Rigid MOLLE Panels or just left open, the Grey Man Tactical Stealth 20L Backpack will tote plenty of your gear to and from the campsite. With a 180-degree opening, it’s easy to pack, and once loaded up you won’t attract attention with its subdued styling. $149.99; greymantactical.com

2 | MyMedic The Solo First Aid Kit Pro
When you’re miles from the nearest road, let alone the closest urgent care, having a comprehensive first-aid kit is crucial. With a tourniquet, trauma sheers, QuikClot and other emergency items alongside more standard fare like ibuprofen, sunscreen and gauze, you’ll have plenty available when help is a long way away. $99.95; mymedic.com

3 | Bushnell Outdoorsman Bluetooth Speaker
When communing with nature, what better way to relax than with some tasty tunes?  Bushnell’s new Outdoorsman Bluetooth speaker not only has a rubberized exterior to protect it from damage, but it can also run for 10 hours on a single charge—and it can charge your phone, too. $199.99; bushnell.com

4 | Suunto Core Alpha Stealth Watch
If hiking is your thing, the Core Alpha Stealth watch from Suunto has plenty of features you’ll like. The Core Alpha has an altimeter, barometer, compass and weather information available, and if you prefer off-grid, it’s not GPS enabled, so no one can track you. A single CR2032 battery powers the watch for about a year, so it doesn’t need charging. $299; suunto.com

5 | Alps Mountaineering Acropolis 3-Person Tent
Getting away from it all is simpler in a tent, but you don’t have to rough it. Freestanding poles, factory-sealed seams and UV-resistant sides and floor make the Acropolis 3-Person tent a rugged home in the woods. Twin vestibules for gear storage along with a mesh loft pocket offer room for plenty of creature comforts. $299.99; alpsmountaineering.com

6 | Blendjet Blendjet2 Portable Blender
Just because you’re out in the elements doesn’t mean you can’t have some of the comforts of home. Whether it’s a refreshing smoothie or your favorite frozen-margarita mix, the Blendjet2 can whip it up while you’re in the woods. USB-rechargeable, it’s good for 15 uses or more per charge and is easy to clean. $49.95; blendjet.com

7 | CRKT Woods Kangee T-Hawk
Splitting wood for a campfire is a lot easier with the Woods Kangee T-Hawk from CRKT. A 4.2-inch long, 1055 carbon-steel blade that’s .4-inch thick will make short work of logs and kindling, while the Tennessee hickory handle gives leverage and balance. It weighs slightly less than 2 pounds. $69.99; crkt.com

8 | Camp Chef Mountaineer 2-Burner Stove
Lightweight while still quite rugged, the Mountaineer 2-Burner stove runs on either standard 20-pound propane tanks like your grill at home, or on the portable 1-pound canisters with a separate adaptor. Matchless ignition, twin 20,000-BTU aluminum burners and three-sided windscreens let you cook in most any conditions. $380; campchef.com

9 | Buck Knives 837 Selkirk Firestarter
Once you’ve got the wood for your campfire, starting that fire will be a cinch with the Selkirk Firestarter. A 2.25-inch ferrocerium starter contained in a polymer handle works with a striker notch in a multi-tool that also contains a hex driver, bottle and can opener and flathead screwdriver. $22.99; buckknives.com

10 | Fenix CL26R High Performance Rechargeable Camping Lantern
Don’t be fooled by its size—the CL26R puts out up to 400 lumens. With both white- and red-light outputs, eight different settings can be chosen with up to 400 hours of run time. On the lowest white light setting, 40 lumens of light can run for 30 hours—definitely enough to get through the weekend in a tent. $59.95; fenix-store.com


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