Seven Great Gifts for Outdoor-Lovers for Less Than $100


For those on your list who deserve a bit more economic love—but not an entire paycheck, we offer seven quick ideas that are sure to please the camper, hiker, biker, climber, and traveler on your gift list.

Evolv Cruzer Approach Shoe
Sleek enough to sport in an urban environment, but with sticky rubber and a drop-heel to allow for easy on-and-off at the crag, these shoes perform two duties at a price that won’t cause sticker shock.

Rab Hueco Pants
These travel- and trail-friendly pants cut a sharp silhouette, and are comfortable enough to wear in both warm and cooler climates. A profusion of pockets, a built-in belt, and a touch of stretchy spandex in the poly makes this a great go-to piece.

MSR Hyperflow Microfilter
People in love with the backcountry will gush with appreciation when they unwrap this user-friendly water filter. The tool quickly transforms bad water into good, packs down small, and is easy enough for a young kid to use (which means the offspring now have a job on the next campsite).

Snowpeak Hybrid Trail Cookset
For the DIY camper, this three-in-one backcountry kit will let ‘em eat well in the great beyond. Enough for a Michelin-class meal without the accompanying price tag.

Osprey Escapist Backpack
Originally spec’d as a bike-specific rig, this backpack is really a jack-of-all-trades pack that actually masters most outdoor scenarios, from day hiking to mountain biking to traveling and around-town wandering.

Crank Brothers Eggbeater 2 Pedals
A Gear All-Star winner, these clipless pedals have yet to fail us after years of testing—making it one of the longest-lasting presents that any bike-loving candidate can receive.

First Ascent High Route Shirt
Don’t let the low cost of this button-down imply that it’s not techie enough to appeal to the active man on your list. This shirt is perfect for hiking, climbing, and traveling—and the aesthetic is sharp enough to replace that ragged t-shirt he insists on wearing.

Published: 29 Nov 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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