10 of the best gifts for the Outdoorsman

There are certainly no shortage of men who love spending time in the great outdoors in search of adventure but these men can be quite tricky to buy for when Christmas rolls around. Well, no longer, courtesy of our pick of 10 of the best gifts for the outdoorsman. Check out our selection below (you’ll thank us come December 25th):

XTRATUF Deck Boots – $95

These 100% waterproof XTRATUF Deck Boots ($95) are the ultimate in outdoor footwear for the outdoorsman from the deck of a boat to the deepest wilderness trail. Brilliantly priced for such an uncompromising piece of footwear, these will make a superb gift for the outdoors lover this Christmas. The signature chevron sole stays grippy, even in the most treacherous conditions and the lightweight Xpresscool lining is crafted from moisture-wicking neoprene keeps your feet cool and dry for all-day comfort. ($95)


Dissim Inverted Lighter – $48

This ergonomic Dissim Inverted Lighted ($48) is designed for the way people actually use lighters. Lighters have been around for about two centuries and yet somehow no one’s managed to design one that easily stows in your pocket and doesn’t burn your fingers when you flip it to light a candle. Enter the Dissim Inverted Lighter. Purpose built to be flipped upside down, the combo of a circular grip and angled flame port direct the fire at the wick of your candle or the tinder in your campfire with your fingers safely out of the way. Perfect for the outdoorsman. ($48)


Flint & Tinder Quilted Waxed Vest – $198

The Flint & Tinder Quilted Waxed Vest ($198) is a no-nonsense yet stylish layering piece that’s ready for snowy cities and frosty open fields alike. It has diamond quilting throughout the inside and outside of the piece and the burnt orange contrast lining is made with soft-touch Japanese polyester. The shell is crafted from a hardy and highly water-resistant British Millerain waxed canvas which is the gold standard and original creators of waxed canvas. ($198)


Ghost Outdoors Carry-On Hammock – $79

This ultra lightweight Ghost Outdoors Carry-On Hammock ($79) is made from tough parachute nylon and will be one of the first things any self-respecting outdoorsman will grab when heading out into the wild next Spring – which makes it the perfect gift this Christmas. It packs into its own stuff sack which is attached to the hammock so it never gets lost and it includes two climbing rope tree attachments and two bent gate aluminium carabiners with a 24 kiloNewton rating. ($79)


Seager Co. 20 oz. “Tall Boy” Tumbler – $30

Enjoying a hot toddy or craft beer or two when out in the wild is a given and we can think of few better receptacles for the job than this 20 oz. “Tall Boy” Tumbler from Seager Co. ($30). It is a stainless steel tumbler with double wall insulation and will keep your drinks hot or cold for 6+ hours. You can also feel good about giving this as a gift as a member of 1% For The Planet, Seager donates 1% of total sales to environmental nonprofits that preserve State and National Parks. ($30)


James Brand Carter Pocket Knife – $139

Most outdoorsmen are pretty serious about their EDC and a good quality pocket knife will likely be one of their top priorities in this regard. They don’t come much better than the James Brand Carter Pocket Knife ($139) which is designed to be your everyday workhorse knife and the VG-10 stainless steel blade has great edge-retention and corrosion resistance properties for the ultimate in everyday performance. The machined G10 handle offers a heritage look and quality grip and there is a symmetrical thumb-disc on top of the blade, making for easy, affirmative one-handed opening. ($139)


CGear Sand-Free Compact Outdoor Chair – $60

Comfortable and versatile, this outdoors essential is constructed of CGear’s patented sand-free textile that wicks sand, dirt, and water. It is as light as a carton of milk, so it definitely won’t weigh you down on the wilderness trail and will be ready and waiting when you need to take a break. It includes a carrying case with a shoulder strap for easier portability and the supportive and ergonomic frame is comfortable for your back. A great gift for the regular camping enthusiast. ($60)


G-Shock GBX100-2 Watch – $160

This battle-tested G-Shock GBX100-2 Watch ($160) is trusted by adventure sports athletes, special forces personnel, and is even NASA space-flight certified so it will be a brilliant gift for the outdoorsmen in your life. Priced at under $200, it represents excellent value for money and it is a robust, no-nonsense performer out in the wild. This great looking timepiece from G-Shock offers resistance against electric shock, gravity, low temperatures, vibration, water, and impact. It displays high- and low-tide times and levels, moon phases, and sunrise and sunset times and the high-definition MIP (Memory In Pixel) LCD improves display readability. ($160)


Fire & Flavor Hero Grill System – Portable Eco-Friendly Outdoor Grill + Case – $100

The Hero Grill System from Fire & Flavor ($100) is an innovative way to enjoy your favourite grilled meals in the outdoors – anytime, anywhere – so if you know a wilderness lover, it will make a great gift come Christmas time. It has a nested thermometer for gauging the temperature of the coals and for testing meat and it is incredibly easy to use and ready to cook in five minutes whilst it provides 60 full minutes of cooking time. The compact size is great for picnics, camping, tailgates and it comes with a bamboo spatula which has tines that match the grill grate to get under your food fast for easy flipping. ($100)


Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault 27L Backpack – $219

This exclusive edition of the Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault 27L Backpack ($219) comes in a stealthy Desert outer and bright Hunter Orange interior and it is only available at Huckberry. At 27 litres, this backpack can fit enough gear for a weekend backpacking trip or everything you need to get you from home to the office to the gym. Ideal for the outdoorsman because the MOLLE on exterior allows you to clip on additional gear and the full-length frame stabilises the bag and focuses even weight distribution. ($219)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.