10 Gadget Gifts for Outdoorsmen
If you know an outdoorsman or woman, you know that they are always collecting the latest gear. Every year new gadgets allow for better adventures. From hiking to climbing, snowshoeing to hunting there are a few gadgets any outdoorsperson should have. Elevate their trip to another level with these ten gadgets.
- SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
Backpacking doesn’t come without its fair share of risks. Just in case they get stranded or injured, it’s good to have a SPOT Satellite handy. The device simply records your coordinates using a GPS system and can automatically send coordinate updates to someone’s phone. This great device can ease the troubled mind of a parent or spouse while their loved one is on the trail.
- LifeProof Phone Case
The LifeProof case should be called the Life Saver case. It’s easy to break your phone on the trail; simply let it fall into a river, slip out of your pocket down a rocky slope or crush it with your own boot in the night on accident. The LifeProof case saves them the trouble of spending hundreds of dollars more on a phone and it allows them the luxury of taking all those cool pictures they’ll load to Instagram later.
- Water Purifier
A water purifier is a must have on the trail. Products like the SteriPen Adventurer Opti Personal Water Purifier provide a filter on the go for travelers. So long as they’re close to a water source, they’ll never have to worry about drinking contaminated water again
- Gear Survival Kit
A gear survival kit has it all—a fire starter, knife, safety pins, compass, spring clip, aluminum foil, stormproof matches, needle, thread, fishing line, fishing hooks, water purification tablets, a paracord, duct tape, waterproof paper, pencil, whistle, soap, candles, and a guide on how to use each item with survival tips included. Plus it’s surprisingly compact.
- Multi Tool Bracelet
Multi tools are essential items for a backpacking trip. If they need a knife, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, pliers and virtually any manual tool you can think of, a multi tool has it. Multi tool bracelets provide all of these gadgets in a cool and easy to wear bracelet. Different styles have different tools available, but rest assured that if they already have one they’ll be thankful for another.
- Ultralight Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bags have come a long way since the bulky one you slept in as a child at summer camp. Manufacturers now make sleeping bags that are as light as 19 ounces and compress into a small bag. These sleeping bags, while thin, inflate with air that makes the down lining warm. They also stay cool in warmer weather.
- Travel Speaker
There’s nothing like sharing some tunes at the campsite after a long day of hiking. Travel speakers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are battery powered while others rely on solar energy.
- Tactical Desert Scarf
Tactical desert scarves protect the eyes and face from the sun and wind while also retaining hat. The scarf also stays cool after it’s submerged in water. They also look stylish—a double whammy.
Drones are the ultimate toy for backpackers. Upgrade their photos to a new level with a camera-compatible drone. Now they can capture images from the sky and record film over a broad landscape with a remote control. Check out drones for beginners to find a device that fits your budget and their skill level.
- Bear Can
If they backpack in bear country, a bear can is necessity. Bear canisters are bulky and heavy (about 2 pounds) but they’re worth it. Canisters are actually required in some National Parks like Yosemite, Grand Teton, Glacier Bay and many others. If they haven’t used a bear can and their food hasn’t been eaten it’s because they’re lucky. Bears can and will get into just about anything for a meal—they can even peel off car doors!
Wow them on their special day with one of these cool gadgets.