Did you just realize Christmas is only a few days away? Don’t fret—get ready! If you still need to do some shopping, here are easy gift ideas for outdoor adventurers.
For the Lightweight Hiker
Even lightweight hikers can benefit from trekking poles on difficult terrain. These aluminium, packable hiking poles weight just over one pound and easily fit into a day pack.
For the Rain Warrior
Do you have a friend who’s always up for an adventure, no matter the weather? Give them the gift of staying warm and dry! Arc’teryx makes some of the best waterproof jackets on the market, especially when combined with GORE-TEX technology.
For the Ice Walker
If it’s slippery where you live, consider gifting a gear item that provides traction on icy trails. These ice cleats will allow greater stability and boost confidence on winter adventures.
For the Car Camper
Nothing looks as good under a tree as a new tent! Swing by MEC to grab this polyester, wind-stable, two-door, three-person tent with a 2000mm waterproof fly and a 5000mm waterproof floor.
… And the Truck Camper
This contraption takes sleeping in your truck to a new level. The tent fits truck beds from 5'5" to 6'7" for the ultimate portable campsite. Perfect for the adventurer who loves their truck.
For the Technie Gear Junkie
The new-and-improved SPOT Gen4 Satellite Messenger is sleek, affordable and extremely handy for backcountry adventurers. Forget “no service” on cell phones—now they have no excuse for not sending you a check-in message!
For the Adventurous Family
It might not be possible to get outside as much this year, so why not bring the fun inside? Perfect for a special treat after a local hike or on days you’re stuck indoors, this ice cream ball is as delicious as it is fun.
For the Ski Enthusiast
New goggles, who dis? Gift a brand-new pair of Smith goggles to start off the ski season in style. This unisex pair includes two lenses with colour-boosting technology for elevated clarity on the slopes.
For the Doggie Paddler
Don’t forget your four-legged friend! If you know someone who enjoys beach days with a pup, gift them a PDF made for dogs. Petco makes a flotation vest that’s neon and features a handle.
The Winter 2020 issue of explore is on stands across Canada, and it focuses on a much-needed topic in the outdoors: Everybody Outside. Featuring the joy of Gurdeep Pandher dancing on the cover in the Yukon and focusing on representation in the outdoors, this issue is a must-read.
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