I have chosen 15 great Christmas gifts for the outdoorsy man in your life. You will need to order these Christmas gifts on-line quickly or do a last-minute shop at a local outdoors store. Alternatively, keep these ideas in mind for a birthday present next year…Scroll down to see links to the products, plus a few extras.
1 Luci Pro Outdoor light
Inflatable and solar powered, the outdoor lantern is a useful camping accessory. It also has a USB port for charging in both directions.
Around £30, www.firstascent.co.uk
2 1000 Mile Heat Sock
The Heat Walk Sock uses the Nilit Heat yarn as an inner layer to warm the feet when the conditions get cold.
3 Mammut T Aenergy High GTX walking boots
Lightweight, waterproof and comfortable walking boots that also look good.
4 Sherpa Adventure Gear Yatra Travel Bag
Keep belongings, such as toiletries, adaptors, chargers and photographic equipment safe in a neat Yatra Travel Bag.
5 Black Diamond Ion Headlamp
Small, light and compact headlamp that runs on AAA batteries for a 100 lumen output. Available in five colours.
£25. eu.blackdiamondequipment.com and for £15 on Amazon.
6 Aquapac PlusPlus Waterproof Phone Case
For larger phones and phones that are already in a case, the PlusPlus Waterproof Phone Case keeps phones safe and dry. You can still make calls, send texts and take photos.
7 Osprey Mutant backpack
The new 5th generation Osprey Mutant, in sizes 22l, 38l and 52l, is a great pack for ski touring, ice climbing and mountaineering. All packs have space for vital safety equipment, such as shovel, probe and transceiver. The larger packs have useful attachments for side ski carry.
From £80. www.ospreyeurope.com
8 SunGod Vanguards ski goggles
The new SunGod Vanguards “over-sized” ski goggles offer near-180-degree field of view on the mountains. You can customise the look on-line with a choice of three frame colours, six lens options and 10 strap designs.
£110 see this blog post about the SunGod Revolts.
9 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 gravel bike
The gravel bike is equally adept at tackling paved roads or dirt tracks. It is designed around a lightweight Advanced Composite frameset with bike geometry for endurance riding.
£1799, www.giant-bicycles.com/gb and at Wiggle.
10 Quechua SH500 snowshoes
Hike snowy hills and mountains with ease in a pair of snowshoes. These Quechua snowshoes are made of durable plastic and while they are not the lightest on the market, they are an attractive price.
11 SUUNTO 9
A durable, streamlined multisport GPS watch with a long battery life. Ideal for long-distance training.
12 Ultimate Performance Gloves
Wind protection and breathability for chilly weather walking and running.
13 Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS bike computer
Many cyclists are turning their backs on the staple Garmin bike computer for a new brand on the block, Wahoo. This Elemnt Bolt offers all the standard output such as speed, distance, routes, navigation, pairing etc. The screen is black & white only.
14 Garmin Edge 1030
If your favourite cyclist is stuck on Garmin, buy him the one that many riders swear by, the Garmin Edge 1000 or the newer version the 10130. Again it comes with all the output and capabilities most riders will need for checking speed, distance and route planning.
15 Berghaus Teallach X Jacket
Dial up the heat with Hydroloft insulation powered by Thermore in this lightweight, warm, breathable and body mapped jacket. Sizes UK8 to 18.
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