No items found.

The 20 Best Gifts For The Hiker

The outdoors, even when the weather is nice, can wreak havoc on all your trail-ready gear. Even the most well-built boots, backpacks, shirts, pants, etc. can’t stand up to the punishment for too long. And while it’s sometimes a shame to have to find new gear, it’s also an excellent opportunity in the holiday shopping season.

If you know any avid outdoorsmen who are in desperate need of some new equipment, you’re in luck — that’s exactly what this gift guide is comprised of. Whether they’re striking out on a long-term through-hike, like the AT or PCT — or they’re a weekend warrior with a taste for short day trips, these are the 20 best gifts for the hiker.

See the full list by Sean Tirman on HiConsumption's website here.

LAST UPDATED

May 8, 2022

Written by
Photo thumbnail Blog Author

Hiconsumption

Media Mentions from HiConsumption

HICONSUMPTION was established by gearheads for gearheads as a modern day men’s lifestyle publication. We’re discoverers of uncharted players in the space, and proclaimers of passion for an elevated way of living.

Proudly built in Los Angeles, California, our access to such experimental backyard landscapes keeps us on our toes and in-the-know of what’s to come in the realm of adventure, tech, gear, automotive, and style. We uphold those merits to this day, keeping them near and dear — allowing us to remain on the cutting edge of a life worth exploring and at the ready to offer our expertise to an audience vying for the same cherished principles.

MEDIA MENTIONS

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!

Anna Hamrick

MEDIA MENTIONS

Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz
Writer

MEDIA MENTIONS

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).

Halfway Anywhere
Media Mentions from Halfway Anywhere