The Best Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers

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We’ve got you covered on the best gifts to get the adventurous spirits in your life.

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It’s the most wonderful time of year again, which means it’s also time to start hunting down the absolute best gifts for the people you love—including the adventure lovers in your life.

You know the type. The ones that love to be outside no matter the weather. The ones who are always booking tickets to go hike some mountain in a far-flung place you’ve never heard of, to surf waves off an island on the opposite side of the globe, the ones who like to go trekking with gorillas. For fun. Regularly.

These are the types of people who have a true lust for living each day like it’s their last, setting inspiring goals and ticking them off an ever-growing bucket list of once-in-a-life-time adventures. So, for the holidays, you’ve got to get them something that will only enhance those epic, unforgettable journeys. 

Below, find our editor-curated picks for the thrill-seekers, daredevils, and wanderers in your life that will leave them even hungrier for their next adventure (or maybe even provide it).

Fujifilm XT4


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It’s no secret that enjoying the adventure of a lifetime also means living in the moment. However, taking a few minutes to snap photos and ensure that those incredible moments last is a must. The Fujifilm XT4 is a hybrid model features technology allowing users to catch both stills and motion images. There are no limits with this incredibly capable, compact camera.

To buy: $1,699, amazon.com

Patagonia Trio: R2 TechFace, Nano Puff, Soaring Jacket


Courtesy Patagonia

You simply cannot go wrong with a few pieces from Patagonia, one of the most iconic brands of the outdoor gear industry. This trio provides the wearer with a cozy fleece, a super-warm Nano puff jacket for cold conditions, and a stylish, bomber-style jacket—perfect for a drink after the big adventure.

To buy: Women's: $189, patagonia.com (R2 TechFace); $199, patagonia.com (Nano Puff); $169, patagonia.com (Soaring Jacket). Men's: $169, patagonia.com (R2 TechFace); $199, patagonia.com (Nano Puff); $199, patagonia.com (Bomber)

Camelbak Zephyr Vest


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Hydration, hydration, hydration. If you have a runner in your life who tends to rack up the miles quickly, this lightweight hydration vest from the genius team at Camelbak is the perfect gift. Crafted with well-engineered body mapping for optimal ventilation, runners can pack up to a full liter of water, thanks to two hydration flasks.

To buy: $150, amazon.com

Icemule Pro Backpack Cooler


Courtesy Icemule

There’s no doubt that every adventure seekers needs a good cooler—but this one is perhaps the coolest cooler out there. The Icemule Pro line allows users to take their cold items right on the go in this nifty backpack nifty cooler that features a 33-liter capacity (aka 24 cans with room for ice, too), a super-compact build, and the ability to float. 

To buy: $130, icemulecoolers.com

Biolite HeadLamp 750


Courtesy BioLite

Biolite has been a leading brand in the headlamp department for years—this team knows what it's doing. The new 750 enables the wearer to use eight different lighting modes created from incredibly powerful lights (there’s a max output of 750 lumens) with incredible endurance: 150 hours on low, seven hours on high, and eight hours of reserve.

To buy: $100, backcountrygear.com

Big Agnes Tiger Wall 3 Platinum


Courtesy Big Agnes

This is one of Big Ag’s best-selling three season tents. Clocking in at a packed weight of two pounds and 11 ounces, the Tiger Wall 3 Platinum features two doors, eight square feet of vestibule area, and is incredibly easy to set up at night, alone, and/or in bad weather.

To buy: $600, bigagnes.com

Thousand Heritage Bike Helmet


Courtest Thousand

For the biker who zips through city streets at any speed, a well-made helmet is a must. These carbon-conscious helmets from Thousand are lightweight with seven vents, magnetic fasteners, and an integrated dial fit system. Safety first—but style, too.

To buy: $89, explorethousand.com

Outerknown Station Jumpsuit


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Whether she’s heading off on safari or sailing in the Caribbean, the adventurer who has an eye for style and utility will adore this practical, vintage-inspired jumpsuit from Outerknown. Not only is it useful for a full day outdoors—take note of all those pockets—it’s incredibly comfortable (hello, cotton-linen blend).

To buy: $178, outerknown.com

Custom FREE P4 Leatherman Multi-Tool


Courtesy Leatherman

Every outdoorsman/woman needs a good multi-tool—and there’s no better than the class Leatherman. Take things up a notch by gifting this FREE P4, which features a whopping 21 tools, and is totally customizable. Made to last a lifetime, this is one of the most robust multi-tools on the market.

To buy: From $140leatherman.com

Mountain Hardwear Phantom GORE-TEX 0 Sleeping Bag


Courtesy REI

This goose-down bag is for those adventure-seekers heading out into the most frigid of temperatures. Goose down with a whopping 850-fill-power, totally windproof GORE® WINDSTOPPER® shell fabric, and six inches of gear storage space makes this the ultimate cold-weather bag for the daring arctic explorer.

To buy: from $760rei.com

Vasque Breeze AT GTX


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From Vasque’s new Breeze AT GTX line, these boots are built to last through a whole host of conditions. Crafted as an all-terrain model, these waterproof leather boots use a GORE-TEX exterior and Vibram® Contact Grip outsole for optimal performance, no matter the trail.

To buy: $190, rei.com (women's), rei.com (men's)

Cotopaxi Trio: Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker, Baja Pant, and Noches Sleeping Bag


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The best part about Cotopaxi is that the colors and designs are just as amazing as the functionality of each piece. This trio from the outdoor brand is a must for anyone who needs a go-to, warm weather camp outfit—sleeping bag included. The Tecca windbreaker is a classic, available in tons of vintage-inspired colors, the weather-resistant baja pants transition seamlessly from activity to rest by the campfire, and the new Noches sleeping bag can double as a cozy quilt. 

To buy: $80, cotopaxi.com (windbreaker); $100, cotopaxi.com (pants); $100, cotopaxi.com (sleeping bag)

Icebreaker Merino Waypoint Crewe Sweater


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This is one of those post-adventure pieces, perfect for fall and winter (ahem, apres-ski, anyone?). It’s timeless look makes it the perfect cold-weather closet staple that can also be layered under a jacket during outdoor activities. 

To buy: $180, icebreaker.com

YETI Tundra 65 Hard Cooler


Courtesy YETI

A YETI cooler is simply a must-have for any adventure lover. Whether you’re keeping your fresh catch cold or stocking up on beers for a day at the beach, the brand’s hard coolers feature FATWALL™ design and Permafrost™ insulation that work together to provides unparalleled ice retention.

To buy: $350, yeti.com

Epic Pass


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No matter which coast they call home, the skier in your life will be delighted to receive the unlimited Epic Pass for a ski season full of truly epic powder days across the US, from Stowe to Vail to North Star resorts and many, many more (including international partner resorts in Australia, Japan, Canada, and beyond). 

To buy: $999, epicpass.com 

Coalatree Escalante Hammock

Perfect for the outdoor lover who wants to catch some z's no matter where they are, Coalatree's high-quality Escalante hammock is lightweight, packable, adn super easy to hang. Plus, it features a beautiful design that photographs very well.

To buy: $59, coalatree.com

Simba Sentinel 1 Surf Helmet


Courtesy Simba Surf

While many surfers and water sport enthusiasts opt to ride the waves without a helmet, investing in head protection can be a literal life saver (and hey, they look pretty cool, too). This particular high-end helmet is lightweight, it’s low profile, and it’s just a really good idea to ensure safety on the water.

To buy: $200, simbasurf.com

TCS World Travel National Park Private Jet Trip


Courtesy TCS World Travel

For those in need of the trip of a lifetime, TCS World Travel is offering a magnificent 10-day trip to eight national parks (like Yosemite, Moab, Zion, and the Grand Canyon)–all via a private jet and straight from their hometown. These trips are totally customizable, so thrill-seekers can go to town with outdoor truly awesome adventures.

To buy: from $45,800 per person, tcsworldtravel.com

The Road Trip Collection by Porter & Sail and THE OUT


Courtesy Porter & Sail

Fancy a jaunt out to the English countryside, via Land Rover, anyone? This is the ultimate way to get outdoors, out of the city, and relax in timeless style. With three, one-of-a-kind trip itineraries in stunning Enland available, recipients of this amazing gift get to choose their car (Range Rover, Land Rover, or Jaguar) and retreat to the countryside for a chance to unwind while soaking up the beautiful scenery.

To buy: from $1,250, hotelcredits.porterandsail.com

Mercedes G 550 SUV


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Timeless, state of the art, and built to get the job done, this G-Class Mercedes features cutting-edge technology and totally customizable concepts—all without sacrificing the car's classic style. Enter the wildest adventure vehicle a traveler could own, and a gift that the recipient will never, ever forget. 

To buy: From $130, 900, mbusa.com