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11 Christmas gifts ideas for trail, hill and mountain walkers

Written by Fiona

December 08 2020

What do you buy the walker in your life for Christmas? Here are a few ideas across a range of budgets.

Great Christmas gift idea for walkers

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1 Rab Women’s Ladakh Gore-Tex Jacket


Rab’s classic all-mountain shell with updated construction that utilises fully recycled 70 denier Gore-Tex paired with Gore C-Knit backer technology. Together they deliver reliable wet weather protection and supple comfort with enhanced eco-credentials.

£339.99, Ellis Brigham

2 Arc’teryx Alpha FL Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

This waterproof jacket is made for fast and light mountain ascents. It provides maximum waterproof protection, optimised breathability and minimal weight.

£339.99, Ellis Brigham

3 Berghaus Rhyna Insulated jacket 

A stylish and snug-fitting women’s jacket that offers great value with plenty of weather protection and insulation for time spent outdoors in the colder months. It is waterproof and breathable and includes lightweight Hydroloft, as well as a fully adjustable hood and two zipped hand-warmer pockets.

£130, www.berghaus.com

4 The North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket

The synthetic-fill insulated jacket has a water-repellent finish. It is also brilliantly packable, so you take it off, or put it on, when you need it. It will keep you warm even when it’s wet. 

£179.99, Ellis Brigham

5 Osprey Talon 22 rucksack

A 22-litre pack that is perfect for a day’s hike. Features include adjustable torso length, AirScape back, seamless lumbar to hipbelt body wrap and “stow on the go” walking pole attachment. The women’s version is the Tempest 20.

£100, www.ospreyeurope.com

6 Salomon Quest 4D 3 Gore-Tex Walking Boot

One of my favourite brands for walking footwear, Salomon’s Quest 4D 3 GTX Boots are all about optimum comfort, combined with a waterproof liner, ankle stability and secure grip on a range of terrain.

£161 to £164, Wiggle

£180, Tiso

Other walking bot ideas: Salomon Crosshike and inov-8 roclite.

7 The Munros, The Complete Collection of Maps

Harvey Maps sell a range of great products, as well as their maps. I wanted to promote the Mazzle – a jigsaw map – but they have almost sold out. I like this Munros book.

£35 on Harvey Maps website. I also spotted it for £28.53 at Amazon.

8 Rab Xenon Glove

The superlight Xenon Glove offers excellent insulation in a packable form.

RRP £45 and from £36 on Amazon.

9 The Munro Beanie

The founder of the Munro beanies was inspired by a story a friend’s father who told her of a Scottish custom where walkers would stitch a red cross in their woollen hats to mark each summit. 

£28, Munro beanie

10 Epic Nalgene OG Water Filtration Bottle

Most fresh water in Scotland is good for drinking, but when you are not sure if it is contaminated, or not, the water filter Epic Nalgene bottle could be a life saver. See my review.

£34, epicwaterfilters.co.uk/

11 Subscription to OS Map app

I use my OS Maps app at least twice a week, and often more. It’s great for plotting and recording routes. As part of the app subscription you have access to all of the Great Britain pas. The cost each year is unlimited OS Explorer and Landranger maps available any device making it easy for you to explore the great outdoors.

£23.99 for annual subscription

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