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It’s that time of year again when the materialistic nature of our society rears it’s ugly head. Which we think is absolutely disgusting, unless it’s adventure gear.
Gifts under $25
Sea to Summit XCup Collapsible Cup
A brilliant gift for your ultralight backpacking mate (we all have one). Unbreakable and made from food-grade flexible silicone, this 250ml cup has a rigid ring within the rim that keeps it sturdy whilst allowing it to collapse into a flat disk that fits almost anywhere. Bonza!
Bushman Plus Dry Gel Insect Repellent
This is the ultimate bug repellent for Summer; with 80% DEET and proven DRYGEL technology, when applied to your skin it dries so quickly you’re no longer aware of it, but the bugs certainly are.
Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiking Socks
There’s nothing worse than a beef-flavoured pair of feet around the campfire. The comfort hiker is the perfect all-season hiker; ultra soft Merino wool keeps feet warm in winter and cool in summer by using wools unmatched moisture wicking management.
Light My Fire – Spork Original
The iconic spoon-fork-knife combo. Practical, reusable and cheap as chips.
This device brings a bit of civilization to the wild and a bit of the wild to civilization. Designed especially for Light My Fire by Scandinavian designer Joachim Nordwall, the Spork is perfect addition to your camping arsenal.
Gifts under $50
Osprey 2.5l Bladder
We love Osprey, and this water bladder is an essential component within your backpack – it’s designed for light and fast activities where weight and balance are critical. Thoughtful design makes filling, cleaning and most importantly staying hydrated on the trail easier than ever.
Cliff Energy Bars x 12
Made from wholesome, organic (70%) ingredients and designed for top-performance nutrition, Cliff Bars are always a welcome treat when you’re in the bush. Any outdoorsy person in your life should have a stash of these in their ever-growing gear cupboard.
Petzl Tikka LED Headlamp
A lighting essential, the TIKKA headlamp is simple and compact, offering 100 lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lighting and some movement. Its phosphorescent reflector helps you find it in the dark.
With two lighting modes (favouring both burn time and brightness), this is also a top seller from Petzl.
Buff High UV Head Scarf
This is the most bonkers BUFF we’ve ever seen. Their seamless, multifunctional tubular accessory is ideal for many warm and hot weather activities. Made with Coolmax Extreme, the BUFF will wick moisture (sweat) away from your skin faster than any other fabric, making it perfect for every outdoor activity under the sun.
Gifts under $100
Packable Chair & Mat
How often do you find yourself bum-numbingly uncomfortable around a campfire? The HEX 2.0 Chair is a highly packable, lightweight and convertible hiking chair and mat. It’s great for ultra-light camping and one of those things you always wish you had when lying down in the dirt!
We highly rate this camp cooking essential; it’s is the smallest, most ultra light 3-piece Cook System combines the Crux Lite stove and Solo Cook Set.
The set includes: Crux Lite stove (72 g/2.5 oz), 0.6 L (hard anodized aluminum) saucepan with pouring lip and measuring marks (mL and oz), fry pan that doubles as a lid, mesh storage bag and nylon storage bag to store Crux Lite stove.
Snake Resistant Gaitors
Gaiters are essential for hikers to protect themselves from scratches, scrub bashing, leg scratching, shin destroying, leeches, bugs and harsh factors the elements can dish up…and the odd snake.
These are Sea to Summit’s most popular Gaitor, made with cool comfortable waterproof corespun canvas.
Ultralight Medical Kit
This is the most critical addition to your packing list. Designed as a bare-minimum ultra-lightweight kit for two people (and weighing just 237g) it contains the most essential first aid supplies. A great kit if you are a multi-sport enthusiast looking for a universal lightweight kit.
Go Big (or treat yourself)
Goal Zero 10 plus Solar Recharger
With the Guide 10 Plus Recharger and Nomad 7 Solar Panel you have a portable, rugged charging kit as adventurous as you are. Charge AAs from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch.
Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool
17 Tools in one – Leatherman’s best-selling multi-tool has recently been redesigned with larger knifes, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades. It’s an vital piece of equipment for outdoor enthusiasts who want to be prepared for a number of eventualities.
Big Agnes Copper Spur Ultralight
This award winning one-man tent from Big Agnes provides the best balance between weight, convenience, interior space, and functionality of any backpacking tent on the market. It’s a full-featured, ultralight (just over 1kg!) backpacking shelter that’s easy to pack, set-up and inhabit.
Go Pro Hero5 Black
Let’s face it, we all want one of these in our backpack when we’re out there in the wild. The HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. Yes please.