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The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

It’s that time of year again. If you’re looking for the perfect budget-friendly gift for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear: we’re here to help. From the hiker just starting out to the one who already seems to own everything, there’s something fun and useful in this guide for every type of thru-hiker. And the best part? Everything on this list is under $50.

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Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System

  • MSRP: $38.95
  • Weight: 3 oz

Sawyer Squeeze is ubiquitous on any long-distance trail, as it is the most popular water filter. Tried, trusted, and true, this 3 oz water filter is a handy gift to anyone planning a backcountry trip. The thread fits on a Smartwater bottle, so you can ditch the pouch it comes with and save some extra weight. Just be sure to keep the filter above freezing—if it freezes, you’ll need to replace it.

Continue reading the full gift guide put together by the The Trek editors here.

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October 5, 2023

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