Awesome Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers

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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.

Waterproof Camera

A waterproof camera, like a GoPro is a handy item for most adventure travelers who want to document their travels through photo or video.

Lightweight Backpacking Tent

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.

Scrubba Washbag

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

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!

Portable Hammock

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.

Portable Multitool

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!

Travel Towel

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.

Hiking Backpack

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!

Water Reservoir

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!

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2 thoughts on “Awesome Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers

  • Carl November 22, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply

    I will again second the suggestion for the Scrubba! I bought mine like 2 years ago based on your recommendation and I take it on every trip over 3 days. I love it! Super simple and easy to use! Thanks again!

    • Nicole November 22, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply

      Hey Carl!
      On this last 4 month trip I just returned home from I used it countless times, and it doubles as a great stuff sack. Any exciting upcoming travels? Hope you are well and happy Thanksgiving!

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