10 Great Backpacking Gifts! | Average Hiker
These 10 Great Backpacking Gifts are a few of the items I recommend when asked for gift ideas.
With over 10,000 miles of hiking and backpacking experience, I know what works for me and what does not. I also know that hiking and backpacking gear is expensive! The equipment below is what I have used on my trips, and I know it won't let me down when I need it the most!
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Average Hiker (Ellie)
Alpine Carbon Cork – Black Diamond Trekking Poles
These are TOUGH poles for even the most rugged terrain. I have put mine through their paces and they barely have a scratch. I expect them to last me a long time, like most Black Diamond gear. See the review…
Hyperlite Stuff Sack Pillow
I have the small pillow. This stuff sack holds my electronics, toiletries, and first aid supplies. At night it becomes a soft, cozy pillow. I stuff the sack with my down jacket and flip it over to rest my head on it's warm micro-fleece. See the review…
Women's River Run Hoodie
This is my “go-to” hoodie for town, staying cool while hiking, sleep, and generally most any activity. Whether in the backcountry or in town, this is a great versatile layer! See the review…
Outdoor Research Vigor Beanie
OR claims this beanie's “ActiveTemp” fabric self-regulates with your body temperature. All I know is that it keeps my head WARM, even in freezing temperatures. Whether I'm asleep in my quilt or huffing up switchbacks, this is the beanie I wear!
HOKA One One EVO Speedgoat
The EVO's have a tough upper and sticky grip that is perfect for tough trail hiking and running. I recently made the switch to the EVO Speedgoat and definitely have NO regrets! See the review…
Feathered Friends Women's EOS Jacket
This jacket goes with me everywhere – backcountry and town. No other Down Jacket I've worn is made with the same quality or has the warmth to weight ratio of the EOS. My medium weight Helios is 8 years old and still going strong! See the review…
Outdoor Research Melody Sensor Gloves
I discovered these warm, lightweight gloves in Creede, Colorado when I needed something for freezing temperatures. I wear them inside my Gore liners to keep my hands warm and dry in raw, cold weather.
Feathered Friends 10 Degree Lark Sleeping Bag
This is the warmest sleeping bag I own, and I love that it is true to it's temperature rating. In cold weather, this incredibly comfortable, warm sleeping bag is ALWAYS what I grab for the trip.
This little cloth has definitely improved my backcountry experience. Good hygiene is important and the Kula Cloth makes all the difference in the world! I wish I had discovered these sooner! See the review…
Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger
Whether I'm going on a multi-day backpacking trip, battling long commutes, or glamping in the backcountry, this charger is always close by. This light weight, powerful charger ensures you don't have to scramble to find an outlet! I use both the 20,000 and 10,000. See my post on electronics…