No items found.

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

Written by
Photo thumbnail Blog Author

Laura Lancaster

Outdoor Life

MEDIA MENTIONS

The sawyer filters are much slower but quick enough to avoid being an annoyance. You can also back-flush them provided you remember to pack out the provided cleaning syringe.

PAUL “BOWIE” MADIGOSKY
Pacific Crest Trail

MEDIA MENTIONS

Brown’s gear list considered weight and functionality above all else. With the goal of traveling as fast as possible, every ounce was considered.

Jeff 'Legend' Garmire
Sawyer Ambassador

MEDIA MENTIONS

Permethrin is a highly effective insecticide that can be used as a first line of defense against biting insects. It is highly toxic to a whole spectrum of insects, including black flies, mosquitoes, and ticks.

Rachel Shoemaker
The Trek