35 of the Best Gifts for Backpackers (2021 Gift Guide)
While we also have an epic list of best gifts for hikers, I thought it was worth having a separate list of best gifts for backpackers as well. Sure, many of the gifts for hikers are similar to the gifts that backpackers would like, but there are some additional items that the backpacker in your life may love even more.
This list could be a beast, since backpacking is one of my favorite activities – I am a backpacking coach, after all. :) (Want to learn more? Join my waitlist for my one-of-a-kind Backpacking Program) But I decided to keep this list a bit shorter for now to really hone in on those extra special gift items.
You’ll be pleased to know, that it is actually really easy to shop for the outdoor adventurer in your life. We are pretty rough on our gear, taking it out into the elements and pushing it to the limits, so eventually we need new gear. Plus, we are never sad about testing out things we haven’t tried before - perhaps it might be our next favorite item in our backpack!
So let me help you out. If you’ve got a friend, relative, or partner who really loves backpacking and you are feeling stumped on what to get them, I’m going to break out my backpacking gift ideas into 4 different sections:
- Gifts for Backpackers Under $25 (for those of you on a budget)
- Best Gifts for Backpackers to Keep Them Safe
- Best Backpacking Essential Gifts
- Best Unique Backpacking Gift Ideas
In the end, don’t stress out too much. If your backpacking friend or family member is anything like me, we are easily pleased and enjoy the simple things in life.
We only want this kind of stuff to help our journey be a little bit more comfortable, and in the end, we just want to spend more time outside. Heck, buy us a new set of wool socks and some Lara Bars. We will still love you.
Better yet, come backpacking with us. Let’s go on an adventure together…
That would be MY ultimate gift. :)
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.