There are so many gift opportunities for climbers; it’s an aggressively accessorized hobby. Likewise, hiking requires more than just quadricep fortitude – a body has needs when it’s pushing its limits in the wild out of doors. Each of these gift ideas is perfect for the avid outdoors person. Whether they’re scaling the most daring rocks and cliffs or undertaking a particularly intense wildlife constitutional, these 47 gifts will inspire and motivate them to get out there and make us all feel a little inadequate fitness-wise.
Alex Honnold is arguably the most famous climber of this generation. Why? He climbs without the use of hardware, ropes, or partners. Foolish, ambitious, or heroic, Honnold is all of the above in his memoir.
Save the forearms! A long day of rock climbing can cause absolute muscle havoc. With this rolling massager, each arm can get properly massaged after a long day of climbing.
My outdoorsy friends and I joke about sabotaging each other with Bear Grylls outdoor guides because the advice in them can be, well, questionable. But this bracelet is not questionable, it's a handy combo of paracord and flint steel that will definitely come in handy when setting up a primitive campsite.
You never need to be without your favorite jams when you have this compact Bluetooth speaker. When the sounds of nature aren't enough to motivate you over that next ridge - this speaker will have your back.
Carabiners are crucial hardware for climbing. Make sure all the climbers in your life have plenty of these high-quality carabiners in their packs.
Clip this chalk bag to your harness so dry, cool hands are always in your reach. Climbing with sweaty palms might not be avoidable, but keeping this chalk bag handy will certainly keep them in check.
Another basic climbing necessity is a solid harness. Make sure your climber pals have a good foundation with this safety harness that can be adjusted to fit most body types, even children.
Create scaling walls in your own downtown condo or suburban backyard with these climbing holds. Practice makes perfect, and these practice holds will get your finger game ready for the real thing soon enough.
Climbing shoes keep your arches flexible, your feet cool and dry and your soles gripped to the rock face you're climbing. Don't get caught on the rock without them!
A light trail jacket that fits snugly in a pack is another trail essential. Columbia makes some of the highest quality outerwear. And it's all tested in the Pacific Northwest, known for its rugged and diverse landscape.
In addition to all the established features of a Casio (stopwatch, multiple alarms) this twin sensor model boasts water resistance for up to 660 feet, 10 seconds continuous measurement, a graphic direction pointer, bearing sensor correction, magnetic declination correction, and a thermometer.
Packing ultra light typically means forgoing a tent altogether, but this small emergency shelter is light, compact and might just save someone's life on a harrowing adventure.
Survival fashion is a real thing that exists. Take for instance this paracord bracelet with an attached firestarter that has been lauded by GQ magazine as a must-have men's accessory.
Solar power is plentiful when you're climbing into the clear blue sky. Keep this charger on you during your hikes and climbs and you'll never run out of juice for your devices.
Make sure every adventure is properly documented with the GoPro waterproof, shockproof, life proof video camera. YouTube is calling and it wants to see how impressive that last climb was.
Climbers chalk is crucial in keeping hands cool and dry when you're hand traversing. Don't let your buddies or yourself get caught out there with sweaty palms!
Train for climbing adventures in every season with these easy to use grip trainers. They're great for creating strong paws and powerful forearms and if your dog gets ahold of them, you can play a mean game of tug of war with them.
Finger strength is key when you're face climbing, gripping ridges, and hanging from frozen cornices. With the grip master, you can exercise your digits anytime your hands are idle.
The long hike into a secluded camping spot high on a ridge isn't the ideal scenario for carting a full-size tent. When summer camping calls, the only way to sleep is under the stars.
What else would you put between your foot and the inside of a hiking boot? Wool socks are made from the only naturally antibacterial material that responds to your own temperature, even when wet.
Know of someone looking to scale a snowy mountain top in the near future? Well, they're going to need these ice cleats to traverse those frosty peaks. Everest awaits...
A nice, big camp light is such a luxury - one that is rarely afforded to hikers. When your pack needs to be meticulously planned, every ounce has to serve a purpose. So at less than 5 ounces, this lamp could definitely make the cut.
Don't even consider hiking in anything but a strong, sturdy boot with plenty of ankle support and a thick tread. Wearing anything else would be disrespectful to the whole lower half of your body.
With 41 pockets inside and 7 pockets outside, this compact bag has room for more climbing gear that it appears. Its ergonomic shape makes it easy to shoulder on a strenuous hike in.
A rucksack that can withstand all the elements in addition to your own daily wear and tear is an essential when you're putting in long hours exploring the wild. Investing in or generously gifting a genuine leather pack is highly suggested.
When your flask matches your rucksack, you have in some, not insignificant way, succeeded at life. Congratulations.
The award-winning LifeStraw surpasses EPA standards for water filters and at less than one pound, it's an excellent addition to a camping emergency kit.
LifeStraws are personal water filters that filter H2O down to 0.2 microns without using chemicals. The LifeStraw sport bottle is perfect for climbing and hiking expeditions when packing light is a real priority.
Magnesium fire starters are an easy way to always have a flame on hand. This pen variety features cotton for kindling and clips easily to your daypack.
Make sure everyone in your climbing crew has a magnesium fire starter. This model is simple and effective - a fundamental sportsman's tool.
A medical kit for the trail is a necessity that all hikers and climbers should be required to carry. However, not all do, so make sure you either get this little kit for yourself or for your climbing and hiking pals.
Hiking and climbing on warm summer days will wear a person out pretty quick unless they've got a secret weapon to magically cool them down. Say, a cooling cloth that could fit comfortably in a pocket or daypack. I wonder if anything like that exists. Hmmm...
Daypacks like this are best for warm sunny days spent picnicking in the meadow or long sweaty music fests or any other activity that requires a roomy backpack.
This multi-tool was created with climbers in mind. It features pliers, two screwdrivers, a double-sided poking knife, saw, bung puller, bottle opener and hammer.
Getting caught out after dark is an issue when hiking in dense woods, removed from the main road or miles from a trailhead. This reflective belt is a great way to prepare for the inevitability of being out past dusk.
Cultivate finger strength at every opportunity. Grip to your hearts content with this finger hold coffee mug and reap the benefits of constant gripping on your next excursion.
This rolled splint will fit effortlessly beside the adventure medical kit and you'll be thankful you have it if (God and science forbid) the need ever arises.
These thick, wide straps will keep your hands free while you're climbing trees or installing ladder sections.
Climb whatever the heck you want! Or don't climb anything! Don't let us, the world, or this clever t-shirt tell you how to live. You do you, boo.
Traditional wedding and engagement bands can be an issue when engaging in rough workouts that focus almost exclusively on dexterity and finger strength. Besides, who wants something on their finger that's worth more than their hand?
Honey Stinger Natural Energy Chews will give you or your climber/hiker/outdoor sporting buddy the extra boost they need to haul themselves over that final ridge, crest that icy peak or push through that final mile.
My husband has been coveting this hat for years but I think you have to be either very young or moderately older to pull off the bucket sunhat. Do with that information what you will.
Shoulders, upper and lower back muscles can get seriously worked over after a rigorous climb or hike. Give the gift of the self-administered massage with this cane massager
Training holds keep climbers in shape even when climbing season is a few months in the future. Of course, it's always climbing season somewhere, but realistically, these training holds will do the trick.
When you see another person out on the trail, and they're sporting a pair of walking sticks, you know they're serious about either maximizing their hike or not eating sh*t. I think we can all get behind both of those reasonings.
This necessity is tiny enough to fit in a hiker or climber's pocket and will ensure they never wander too far from the main roads or trailheads lest they get swallowed up by woods or mountains. Every outdoor sport enthusiast should have at least one pocket compass!
Wearing your water supply is the most efficient way to stay hydrated when the rest of your body is busy climbing or hiking. Once you go hands-free with your hydration you'll never want to go back.