78 Gifts for Hikers, Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers
Need to find the perfect gift for your adventurous friend or loved one? We’ve listed 78 great ideas ideal for the hiking-enthused. From cool little gadgets and gizmos to survival training through experiences and classes, there’s a gift on this list for every level of hiker out there.
We end the post with a few important considerations that will have a hiking gift leveling up from “just good” to GREAT.
Table of Content:
- Clothing and Wearables
- Small Gear
- Big Gear
- Gear Maintenance and Renewal
- If You Still Don’t Know
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).