2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Adventurers

This Gift Guide selects the best presents for outdoor enthusiasts that fuel adventure, enhance stoke levels, and encourage outdoor enthusiasts to spend more time outside. The good news is that every daring present on our outdoor enthusiast gift list for 2021 accomplishes all of this and more!

We checked off every box to make sure there’s something for every kind of adventurer in your life, from hikers, backpackers, and campers to road trippers, van lifers, powder chasers, and even outdoor-loving dogs.

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Browse our 2021 holiday gift guide to pick the perfect gifts for outdoor lovers in your life and make your holiday shopping as quick, easy, and painless as possible.

Rocky Talkies
Rocky Talkie – A rugged radio to keep you connected

Rocky Talkies – BUY NOW

The Rocky Talkie is a license-free radio designed and tested in the Colorado Rockies. Created with climbers and skiers in mind, the radio is suited for any rugged adventure where communication is critical.

A specialized lithium-ion battery provides over 3 days of battery life, even in very cold conditions (-20F). For enhanced durability, the radio has a shatterproof LED screen and thermoplastic protective covering. Unlike the fragile plastic clips of other radios, the Rocky Talkie easily secures to backpacks and harnesses using an ultra-light carabiner and back-up leash.

We put this at the top of our gift guide because these things are truly a gamechanger. We have tested many other communication devices, and none come even close to the performance of these. I use these constantly in the backcountry, but also for a lot of my photography work. They allow me to get further away from my subject (read: drone) and still be able to communicate.

Escape Campervans
Escape Campervans

Escape Campervans – BOOK NOW

Escape Campervans is the largest campervan rental company in North America, with 13 convenient rental locations in the US and Canada. They have more than 600 custom-built campervans designed & built in-house, each uniquely hand-painted by top artists in Los Angeles. With New Zealand roots and nearly two decades of experience guiding travelers, they pride themselves on offering fun, hassle-free adventures for all.


Their campervan rentals are economical and easy to drive, giving you the freedom to get off the beaten path into places that are inaccessible to larger motorhomes and RVs—and no stress driving through the city. No matter where your journey starts or ends, your Escape campervan gives you the comforts of a home on wheels for the best value.

They offer round trip and one-way rentals, so you can pick up locally or fly into your dream destination for a weekend away or an epic cross-country road trip. Each model comes fully-equipped with a bed and kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator, and we have kitchen supplies, bedding kits, and other extras available for rent. Just pick up your camper, stock up the refrigerator, and hit the road!

2021 Gift Guide - Rheos Sunglasses
Rheos Green Tortoise Coopers in Tortoise / Marine

Green Tortoise Coopers – BUY NOW

These Coopers sunglasses are designed to combine the best of style and performance. The frame provides ample coverage and protection from all angles of sunlight and glare, with a style that looks just as good on the water as off. Never lose your shades again with Rheos floating eyewear.

2021 Gift Guide - Jackery 1000W

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 (Jackery 1000 + 2 x SolarSaga 100W) – BUY NOW

  • Jackery Solar Generator 1000 is composed of Portable Power Station Explorer 1000 and 2 packs Solar Panel SolarSaga 100W that aims to developing green, quiet and convenient energy solutions.
  • 2000W Surge Wattage Solar Generator 1000: With 1000W running wattage, 2000W surge wattage and larger 1002Wh capacity, it features 3 PURE SINE WAVE AC outlets, 2*USB-C and 1*Quick Charge 3.0 port can charge all your appliances like refrigerator and coffee maker. The SolarSaga 100W features 1*USB-A port and 1*USB-C port.
  • Fast Solar Recharging: With MPPT controller, Solar Generator 1000 can get the maximum efficiency while solar recharging up to. You can also use other convenient recharging ways with wall outlet and car outlet.
  • Green, Quiet, Easy to Use: Jackery Solar Generator 1000 is green for getting solar power without zero emission and nearly silent when in operation. Simply connect the solar panels with the power station, and you can enjoy reliable power when you go RV camping or fishing.

See Our full review of this setup here

2021 Gift Guide - Caldera and Lab

The Regimen | Caldera + Lab – BUY NOW

The Good – The flagship award-winning and clinically-proven face serum. Made from 27 active botanicals. The Good goes to work as you go to sleep. Use nightly after cleansing with The Clean Slate and wake up to incredible skin.

The Clean Slate – The Clean Slate is a breakthrough pH-balanced cleanser that uses gentle plant-based cleansing instead of harsh surfactants. Simple to apply and leaves your face feeling incredible. Use morning and night.

The Base Layer – A nutrient-dense, nourishing and lightweight day moisturizer that dries matte with a 360-degree defense against environmental stress and pollution powered by botanical ingredients. Use daily in the morning after cleansing with The Clean Slate.

2021 Gift Guide - Royal Robbins VentureLayer Collection
Royal Robbins VentureLayer Collection

Royal Robbins VentureLayer Collection – BUY NOW

Layer up for cool-weather adventure with our 3-part VentureLayer system, which features a baselayer, midlayer and outer layer. It’s carefully designed with staggered seams for added comfort and each style packs into its own pocket for easy storage on the trail.

We could probably build an entire gift guide just on this collection because it is so versatile.

2021 Gift Guide - GoTreads
GoTreads – XL Bundle in Blue

GoTreads – XL Bundle – BUY NOW

GoTreads are a unique, patented automotive tool designed to provide the traction needed to get vehicles going again when stuck in snow, mud, or sand. The 4 panel version offers one extra panel than our standard version for situations when you need more length. GoTreads XL provided an extra 12″ of traction and 1″ of leveling. Sold in pairs.

  • 58 inches of traction.
  • 5 inches of leveling.
  • 9 inches wide.
2021 Gift Guide - Peak Design Everyday Bag
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 25L- BUY NOW

An iconic, award-winning pack for everyday and photo carry, the newly revamped Everyday Backpack is built around access, organization, expansion, and protection. Unique MagLatch hardware provides lightning fast top access, with dual side access via two weatherproof UltraZips.

Inside, 3 configurable FlexFold dividers keep gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Dedicated sleeves for up to 15” laptop, tablet, or documents, plus a variety of internal slip pockets for small items. 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell keeps everything safe.

Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system. Expandable side pockets for water bottles or tripods. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. All-custom hardware, minimal dangling straps. Now in its 2nd generation, v2 boasts aesthetic and functional updates based on feedback from thousands of passionate customers.

2021 Gift Guide - Dynavap
Dynavap – the best (and healthiest) way to enjoy the good good in the backcountry

Dynavap – BUY NOW

DynaVap is a battery-free vaporizer for cannabis consumption. Some of the benefits include stretching your Herb (and money) – get 75% more from your material by switching from smoking to DynaVap. Flavor Explosion – take your terpenes to a new high. Eliminate Combustion – go smoke free. Discrete and Portable Designs – get out and enjoy your herb anywhere with DynaVap.

See our full writeup about Dynavap here

2021 Gift Guide - Peak Design Tripod

Peak Design CF Travel Tripod – BUY NOW

For years, traditional tripods have suffered from needless bulk and wasted space. We spent 4 years redesigning the tripod from the ground up, creating a travel tripod that packs down to the diameter of a water bottle—without compromising height, stability, or features.

Radically faster to setup and takedown, our tripod features ergonomic adjustment points, built-in mobile compatibility, and thoughtful details at every turn. Plus, it’s built for life on the road: durable, 100% serviceable, and backed by the Peak Design lifetime guarantee.

Tripod includes legs, ballhead, protective soft case, ARCA-compatible Standard Plate, mobile mount, hex tool with carrying clip, and bushing removal tool for maintenance. 

2021 Gift Guide -  Quadlock
Quad Lock Cycle Kit

Quad Lock Kit – BUY NOW

The Quad Lock® iPhone Bike Mounts are the lightest, strongest and most secure smartphone bike mount on the market.

PROTECTIVE / IMPACT RESISTANT CASE – The tough, polycarbonate core and impact absorbing TPU edge-to-edge outer shell protects your iPhone from everyday activities. Add a weather resistant Poncho (optional) for extra protection from rain, mud, sweat, extreme weather conditions and impact.

SECURE MOUNTING – The patented dual-stage lock is super strong, so you can ride with confidence over bumps and jumps knowing that your iPhone isn’t going anywhere your bike isn’t.

QUICK TO ATTACH / DETACH – Simply twist and lock to view apps such as Strava®, MapmyRide or Apple® maps as you ride. Detach just as easily so you don’t miss a photo opportunity or important phone call. Remember, it’s all in the technique, not the force.

Nemo Tensor
Nemo Equipment Tensor™ Ultralight Sleeping Pad

NEMO Tensor™ Ultralight Sleeping Pad – BUY NOW

Offering quieter, more supportive sleep at a tiny packed size, Tensor™ ultralight sleeping pad stands apart as the ultimate backcountry adventurer’s best friend. Updated with a zero-profile, micro-adjustable valve and included Vortex™ pump sack, NEMO’s lightest sleeping pad uses premium 20D fabrics to shave grams without sacrificing plush comfort.

Jetboil Zip
Jetboil Zip Cooking System

Jetboil Zip Cooking System – BUY NOW

A tried-and-true classic, the Zip personal cooking system is a reliable, no-frills option for backpackers who want a stowable, efficient, and affordable camping stove. Powered by FluxRing technology, the Zip’s easy-to-use cooking system boils water in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems. Jetboil’s 0.8-liter FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy makes boiling water—and keeping it warm—a breeze. The bottom cover doubles as a measuring cup and a bowl, saving space in your pack for clothes, gear, and food. Compatible Jetboil accessories, such as a coffee press, hanging kit, pot support, skillet, FluxRing cooking pot, and utensils make this a necessity for your next backpacking adventure. Includes fuel canister stabilizer and drink-through lid with pour spout and strainer; easy to pack and carry at only 12 ounces.

BAM Origin Air Bamboo T-Shirt
BAM ORIGIN AIR BAMBOO T-SHIRT

BAM Origin Air Bamboo T-Shirt – BUY NOW

Lightweight bamboo men’s T-shirt that feels incredibly cool and comfortable. Supersoft, moisture-wicking and sustainable.

2021 Gift Guide Wrap-up

We hope this helps take some of that strain off the holiday craze of shopping. Get an early jump on your gift buying this year. There are a ton of brands that are struggling with the supply chain. We hope this gift guide makes that special adventurous person in your life insanely stoked!

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Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Now more than ever, people are heading out into the wilderness and nature in search of freedom, recreation, peace, normalcy. We have an opportunity to promote a positive influence through sharing each of our own experiences to help control our social,  environmental and commercial impact.

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