The 10 Best Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts From Backcountry

Everything you need for skiing, climbing, biking, camping and more

By Ben Fox
November 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Backcountry gift guide
Filson, GSI, Pendleton

Visit InsideHook’s Holiday 2020 gifting hub to find gift ideas for every person on your list this year. Also, who are we kidding? Find lots of ideas for yourself there, too.

In partnership with Backcountry

Park-City-based Backcountry started in the ’90s with a few friends selling avalanche beacons out of their garage, and it’s since grown into one of the largest outdoor goods retailers in the world. While they still sell tons of ski gear, they also carry climbing, biking and camping goods, which makes them a great place to shop for holiday gifts for all your outdoorsy friends. 

Don’t want to pay for everything immediately? Backcountry recently partnered with Klarna, a service that lets you pay for your holiday gifts in monthly, interest-free installments.

Here are 10 products that are on our wish list. 

Arc'teryx Atom LT Jacket

Arc’teryx Atom LT Jacket

I’m a firm believer that everyone should own this jacket because it’s so versatile. The trim fit is sleek and comfortable, and it’s stuffed with super breathable Coreloft synthetic insulation. Cimbling in the Adirondack in the fall? This jacket is stretchy enough to move with you. Walking around Prospect Park? The lightweight, matte exterior and modern fit pairs well with jeans.

Pendleton Blanket

Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw Blanket

Hipsters everywhere own this blanket, and for good reason. It’s made from a virgin wool and cotton blend that traps in warmth and has a smooth, itch-free feel. The size is perfect for tossing on the couch or in the back seat of a car. 

Barbour Dog Bed

Barbour Quilted Dog Bed

Between chasing after squirrels in the park and jumping in the river, your best friend needs a comfy place to rest. This quilted dog bed will help them drift to sleep. The quilted construction provides insulating warmth, and the cozy tartan lining adds a comfy feel. Plus, the exterior is water-resistant, meaning you can take this plush bed on car camping trips and weekends at the cabin.

GSI Discoverer Camp Kitchen

GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen Set

An organized kitchen is crucial for camp cooking, and GSI’s Destination kit has just about everything you’ll need to whip up a meal. Wrapped in the ballistic nylon case are 24 items including a spoon, spatula and whisk that collapse for compact storage. Plus four full sets of cutlery, a cutting board and waterproof spice shakers. 

Saxx Quest Boxer Briefs

Saxx Quest Boxer Brief (2-Pack)

This double pack of my favorites boxer-briefs makes a great stocking stuffer and is currently on sale. Saxx started the new ball-hugging underwear trend, and they still do it best, in my opinion. The Quest, which is crafted from a blend of nylon, elastane and polyester, is performance-oriented, designed to wick sweat and dry quickly. 

Yeti Wine Tumblers

YETI Limited Edition Rambler Wine (2-Pack)

Keep your drinks chilled as you relax around the campfire with the YETI Limited Edition Rambler Wine 2-Pack. Perfect for a pair of adventure partners, these tumbler-style glasses feature vacuum insulation to discourage heat transfer, and they’re made of shatter-proof stainless steel for easy traveling.

ENO Doublenest Hammock

ENO DoubleNest Hammock

With room for two, this hammock is your own portable luxury lounger for the backyard, the beach or the backcountry. The highly packable design stuffs down to the size of a softball, and the breathable woven nylon fabric supports up to 400 pounds.

Teva Ember Moc

Teva Ember Moc

There’s been a new trend of puffy camp shoes recently. Part slipper, part sneaker, the Ember Moc takes the cake. It has a durable rubber sole, comfortable EVA foam midsole, and a stylish quilted upper. My favorite part? The collapsable heal, which allows for hands-free slipping on. 

Filson Log Carrier

Filson Log Carrier

Everyone likes a fire, but no one likes the mess left from hauling wood. The Filson Log Carrier makes hauling easy and tidy thanks to its rugged double-stitched edges, tough twill fabric and sewn and riveted leather handles.

Prana Stretch Zion Pant

Prana Stretch Zion Pants

We called the Stretch Zions one of the best hiking pants thanks to their comfort and durability. stretchy comfort and durability. They are heavier than some other hiking pants, but they have an integrated belt and a simple, four-pocket design. 

Nota bene: These products come to you via our Certified Partners Program. InsideHook receives a profit for this coverage, but only after the items have been rigorously vetted and tested by our editors and given our express stamp of approval.

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