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The Best Gifts for Hikers of 2022

Our top picks for outdoorsy friends and family, based on months of rigorous testing.

Whether you are an avid hiker yourself or a committed armchair adventurer, purchasing a gift for a hiker can be intimidating. Hikers are notorious for being snobs about having a just-so piece of gear, which can make finding something that they’ll actually use a serious challenge. To help you pick something that will impress and delight, we’ve selected some of the top products we’ve tested over the last year as some of the best gifts for hikers available today.

Best for Trail Runners: Smartwool Athlete Edition Run Mountain Print Crew Socks

Best Seat: Therm-a-Rest Z-Seat

Best for Chefs: MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set

Best Camping Mug: OtterBox Elevation

Best Stocking Stuffer: Grabber Hand Warmers

Best Socks: Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Midweight Hiking Sock

Best Shirt: Icebreaker Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve

Best Solar Charger: Goal Zero Nomad 10 and Venture 35

Best Water Filter: Sawyer Squeeze

Best GPS Watch: Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

Best for Planners: OnX Backcountry

Best First Aid Kit: NOLS Med Kit 4.0

Read many more details on the best gifts for hikers here.

LAST UPDATED

November 8, 2022

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Laura Lancaster

Outdoor Life

MEDIA MENTIONS

Sawyer Products Picaridin Insect Repellent provides great value, especially since you get a two-pack with each purchase. The spray is unscented and easy to apply, and it provides some of the longest-lasting protection with a 12-hour formula.

Pete Ortiz
Writer

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The snow is already settling in across some parts of the country.

Amanda Reed
Updates Writer

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All water along the trail should be boiled for at least a minute or filtered through something like a Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filter.

Korrin Bishop
Gossamer Gear