Awesome Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers
Happy upcoming Chrismahannakwanzika everyone! (and festivus, or whatever you may celebrate, or not celebrate)! Not keen throwing elbows with the other crazy asses at Black-Friday later this week? Me neither- I’ll be sleeping . So you got an adventure traveler on your hands eh? Sorry, we’re a bit of a pain to shop for… But you’ve come to the right place! Here’s some cool gift ideas for adventure travelers.
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The Inreach Explorer +
If you read this blog, then you probably already know I am a huge fan of this item. Of all the gadgets I carry with me this is one of the most important ones. The Inreach Explorer + allows me to send out text messages, GPS track my treks, and has an SOS beacon in case an emergency arises. It’s small and easily clips to your backpack.
A waterproof camera, like a GoPro is a handy item for most adventure travelers who want to document their travels through photo or video.
Shopping for that person that goes on multi day treks who needs a tent that isn’t back-breakingly heavy? Check out the MSR Hubba series of tents, this is one of the best investments I’ve made in my gear kit.
Water Filtration System
You’re gonna need clean drinking water if you plan to venture out into the wilderness. The Platypus Gravityworks is a handy water filtration system in the wilderness or even if you’re staying in a hostel room and just don’t want to create more waste by constantly buying bottles of water.
Want clean clothes when you’re on the go? This simple to use washbag will surely make your life easier on the road. Just fill the bag with water, add soap, load the laundry, clip it shut, release the air and massage the clothes using the built in washboard and finally rinse and hang to dry!
Secret Pocket Scarf
So if you’ve been wondering what I’ve been using to keep my passport, money and cards safe while traveling in Tajikistan…I’ve been using the @secretpocketscarf that I’m wearing in this photo! If you truly hate money belts like me and it’s just too hot to wear a jacket with pockets at all times this is a great alternative. It’s a handmade infinity scarf with a zippered pouch to hide your important items in. So if you’re interested go check out @secretpocketscarf and put in an order on their Etsy store
Not into carrying purses, bags or backpacks? Try a Secret Pocket Scarf.These nifty scarves have a pocket built into them where you can easily hide your important items, like passport, credit cards, cash and more!
Looking to relax in the afternoon sun? Grab one of these portable hammocks! They pack up small and can be rolled up and set up just about anywhere.
A friend bought one of these for me years ago and it has saved me so many times on the road. With a hammer, axe, pliers, screwdriver, knife, bottle opener, and hand saw, it really is an all-in-one gadget!
These lightweight, packable microfiber towels are great for those always on the move!
Gorillapod Flexible Tripod
Shopping for an adventure traveler that also loves taking photos? The Gorillapod is a great gift for them- they come in several sizes to accommodate different sizes of camera. This tripod is super lightweight and can be used just about anywhere imaginable. They also make them for GoPro!
External Battery Pack
You need a way to keep those travel gadgets charged on the go. Grab an external battery pack for one your friends always on the road.
These come in handy more often than not. From camping, power outages, taking photos at night… anytime you need light and want to go handsfree a headlamp will surely be useful.
Got a friend or a loved one just getting into backpacking? Check out these great backpacks that will serve you well on the trail or just zipping hostel to hotel or city to city!
An item that is quintessential in any traveler’s kit is a trusty daypack. Whether you’re exploring in the mountains or monuments in the city this is a must have!
Don’t wanna carry a water bottle while visiting the sites or hiking? A water reservoir that easily fits in a daypack is a great gift your adventurer!