When it comes to camping, our gear closets seem to get fuller and fuller every year. And we know we’re not alone. Whether it’s for you or for a friend who loves camping, our gift guide for the camper will point you in the right direction for the perfect gift this holiday season.
REI Co-op Grand Hut 4 Tent
If you’re driving up to your campsite with a few friends, REI’s spacious 4-person tent is a great option. Tall enough to stand in and easy to set up, this tent is great for both weekend campers or first-timers. It also has 2 large, D-shaped doors that make it easy to get in and is also optimal for #tentview photos.
BioLite HeadLamp 330
A headlamp is one of camping’s greatest investments. It keeps your hands free for all the nighttime activities. BioLite’s HeadLamp 330 is one of our favorites. They’ve cleverly moved the rechargeable battery to the back for a flat front profile that doesn’t bounce, and is so comfortable, you’ll forget it’s even there.
Therm-a-Rest BaseCamp™ Sleeping Pad
A tried-and-true brand, Therm-a-Rest makes an amazingly comfortable sleeping pad that is perfect for the car camper or glamper. The BaseCamp mattress will make you forget you’re even sleeping on the ground with 2 inches of thickness, plush fabrics and a combination of self-inflating foam.
Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Torch Sleeping Bag
The sleeping bag of choice for both of our co-founders, the Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Torch brings near 0F degree warmth in a package so comfortable you’ll want to sleep in it even when you’re not camping. It’s design prevents cold spots and includes a microfleece-lined stuff sack that doubles as a pillow.
Stanley Adventure Full Kitchen Base Camp Cook Set
Cooking while camping can seem like a lot of work, but with the right equipment, it’s not that different from cooking at home. Stanley’s cook set brings all the necessities into one easily giftable set that includes the essentials like a pot, high-quality pan, utensils and serving bowls.
Kuju Coffee Deluxe Brew Kit
Does the camper in your life love coffee? Our Kuju Coffee Deluxe Brew Kit will equip them with everything needed to have a quality cup of coffee while in the outdoors. It includes a kettle to heat up water on the stove, an enamel mug and two of our best selling roasts – Basecamp Blend and Ethiopia.
Rumpl Camp Towel
A common bath towel can be bulky and space inefficient for a camping trip. Not to mention, regular bath towels dry slowly. That’s where Rumpl’s Shammy Camp Towel comes in. It’s made of an ultra-absorbent microsuede that’s quick drying, antimicrobial and machine washable. The best part is that it packs down to less than half the size of a regular towel.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
A classic insulated jacket from Patagonia. Super lightweight, yet it will keep you warm with its PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco made from 55% post consumer recycled materials. It’s the jacket you’ll wear on the trail, around the campfire and when you’re out on the town.
Danner Boots Mountain 600
Danner has been making high quality boots since 1932 and this pair of rugged, lightweight boots don’t disappoint. They’re waterproof and are one of the best casual hiking boots that provide incredible comfort while camping, but also look great because we all know looking good is half the battle.
Kammok Roo Double Hammock
It’s hard to understand exactly how convenient and comfortable a camping hammock is until you actually try one. Kammok’s Roo Double Hammock is one of the best, especially with their updated 2019 design. It packs into itself and with 12 colors to choose from, you’ll be able to get the right one for almost anyone. Not quite sure what to look for in a awesome hammock? Get in the know from Sports Advisor here.
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
Your camper friend or family member will thank you for giving them the gift of durable comfort when you gift them this camp chair by ALPS Mountaineering. Rated as one of the strongest and most reliable chairs, this bad boy can hold up to 800 lbs and is offered in three different colors.
Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth
A safe choice for a gift, Hydro Flask’s 32 oz Wide Mouth is sure to please. It keepss drinks hot or cold, and look good hanging by your side. If you wanted to gift one specifically for coffee, we also have a fancy 12 oz Pacific Blue version that’s more unique than what you’ll find on retailer shelves.
United by Blue Trail Weekender
With all these gifts overflowing, you’ll need something to put all your gear in. The United By Blue Trail Weekender is a versatile bag to go camping with, but is not too technical for a weekend beach or ski trip. It has a padded laptop sleeve and an exterior zippered pocket for a headlamp or your passport, so you’ll be prepared for whatever your adventures throw at you.