6 of the Best Gifts For Wilderness Lovers

Now that spring and summer are well and truly upon us, those with a spirit for adventure will be planning their next journeys into the great outdoors and if you know somebody that is and has a birthday coming up, our list of 6 of the best gifts for wilderness lovers will be right up your street. Something for any taste and budget awaits. Check out our picks below:

Gibbs Smith John Muir Book Set – $48

This Gibbs Smith John Muir Book Set ($48) contains three of his most iconic books – namely, Wilderness Essays, My First Summer in the Sierra and Our National Parks – and will make a great gift for anyone looking to enjoy the wilderness this spring and summer. They will love everything about these retro-inspired, contemporary renditions of wilderness and travel essays from publisher Gibbs Smith. Each one is an attractively designed hardcover from the US’s early (and arguably most inspirational) adventure writers and literary naturalists. John Muir spent his years heading out into the wild and beautiful places of the American West. He wrote about them so evocatively and impressively and advocated for their preservation so relentlessly that he is largely to thank for America’s National Parks today. ($48)


The James Brand Carter Knife – $139

Know someone who is a bit of an outdoorsman? Then this The James Brand Carter Knife ($139) will be a brilliant gift for all their wilderness sojourns. It is designed to be your everyday workhorse knife and has a VG-10 stainless steel blade which has first class edge-retention and corrosion resistance properties. The symmetrical thumb-disc on top of the blade, make it easy for affirmative one-handed opening and the machined G10 handle offers a heritage look and quality grip. ($139)


Danner Trail 2650 Mid Hiking Boots – $180

For anyone who regularly tackles everything Mother Nature has to offer, having a reliable, sturdy pair of hiking boots is a must. They don’t come much better than these Danner Trail 2650 Mid Hiking Boots ($180) which have an upper crafted from combining a hardy leather with a lightweight textile to deliver no nonsense footwear with contemporary performance and timeless robustness. These cracking hiking boots from Danner have a removable ortholite footbed which has three layers of varying density that are combined for maximum cushioning and support. In addition, they boast self-adapting lugs and Vibram’s specially formulated Megagrip compound which ensures long-wearing resilience with top notch grip on both wet and dry surfaces. ($180)


Yeti Rambler Colster – $25

If you’re anything like us here at Coolector HQ, quaffing craft beers will be a chief priority when heading into the great outdoors so if you know anyone of a similar mindset, this YETI Rambler Colster ($25) will make the ideal gift this spring and summer. It will keep your beers colder, longer with the toughest koozie on the market which has a heavy duty, rust-resistant stainless steel construction which is capable of handling years of use. The Rambler Colster from YETI is double-wall vacuum sealed for maximum cold retention and it is cup holder compatible—sized perfectly to fit in any standard cup holder. ($25)


DemerBox DB2 – Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker – $349

For anyone who regularly spends their time in the great outdoors, you’ll know that anything you take with you needs to be made with tougher stuff than the norm. So far as your audio pleasure is concerned, you’ll find the DemerBox DB2 – Indestructible Waterproof BT Speaker ($349) a tough one to beat from a resilience perspective. It utilises the best Bluetooth wireless sound technology and an ultra-robust Pelican case housing which combines to make this speaker one of the toughest sound system we’ve ever come across here at Coolector HQ and it will definitely withstand any adventures you’ve got lined up over the next few months and beyond. ($349)


Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket – $64

A top class blanket can make all the different to a wilderness excursion and this Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket ($64) is one of the best in the business in our opinion here at Coolector HQ. Each one is crafted from cutting-edge, eco-friendly synthetic insulations that mimics down insulation and boasts a robust sustainably-sourced ripstop polyester exterior. The durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment will keep you dry whatever the weather throws at you and it is supremely packable for camping or stashing at home. ($64)

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