Story by Anya Murphy
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Gifts for Guys and Gals: Hike to the Holidays 2022

Clothing, accessories, gear, and more for your favorite guys and gals.

With so much great clothing and gear out there for your favorite overlander, we’ve sorted through tons of products to bring you this gift guide! We found some great boots, tech-y clothing, and all kinds of accessories designed with outdoor adventurers in mind. Gifts for guys, gals – for anybody in your life who’s in need of some new, you’ll find it here.

Gifts for Guys

01 LaCrosse Footwear/ Alpha Muddy Mid

A guy in jeans and rubber boots walks through a field.

MSRP: $150.00

This is an incredibly well-reviewed rubber pull-on boot. Customers say they “highly recommend this quality boot,” and that it’s great to “keep feet dry and comfortable while standing in line at the taco truck after limits of greenheads.” They’re great as post-hunt, post-ride, post-hike, sitting around the campfire boot. They’re durable, flexible, and, as an added bonus, completely waterproof.

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02 Danner/ Mountain 600 Boots

Someone in jeans and boots with red soles rests their feet on a rock.

MSRP: $210-230

This is one carefully crafted, fully waterproof leather boot. With years of exprience, Danner has put that time and effort into building a classic-looking boot that’s also packed with all kinds of tech-y upgrades that modernize that leather exterior. The boot itself has minimal seams, and features Danner Dry lining to keep that guy’s feet warm and dry – a gift worth more than you know.

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03 Kühl/ Radikl Pants

A guy models brown pants on a white background.A guy models brown pants on a white background.

MSRP: $99.00

Trust over 2,300 5-star reviews to know that these pants are a fantastic gift for any guy.  KÜHL’s ENDURO fabric gives these pants superior anti-abrasion and sun protection (UPF 50+) that make them ideal for the hiking trail. They’ve got an impressive 7 pockets for maximum storage, plus knit panels for upgraded flexiblity.

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04 Lowa/ Renegade GTX Mid

Someone walks on a dirt path in brown hiking boots.

MSRP: $245.00

This boot is an REI Editor’s Choice Winner, chosen because it’s a piece of top-performing, based on field testing, REI expertise, sustainability attributes and feedback from co-op members and customers. Waterproof and wicking, the Gore-Tex lining on these boots keeps your feet dry and ensures that the boot is breatheable. The official boot of the American Hiking Guides Association, Lowa boots are an investment worth making for the dedicated hiker in your life.

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05 Sunday Afternoons/ Alpine Quilted Trapper Hat

A blue hat with a small brim and ear flaps on a white background.

MSRP: $58.00

If your adventurer heads out in subfreezing temperatures, this hat helps to weather the harsh conditions. Plus, it’s got a crushable design, so it packs easily. Keep warm this winter with 100% windproof recycled polyester and cozy recycled fleece lining. Quilted earflaps make for adjustable design to fit your explorer in any weather.

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06 Goodr/ Polarized Sunglasses

A guy's face, with black sunglasses on.

MSRP: $25-30

Cheap sunglasses that actually stand up to hard wear? They’re as hard to find as a unicorn. With Goodr’s no slip, no bounce, all polarized designs, these sunnies are all about having fun. They were designed originally for runners, but have since developed into a kick-ass, high-performance pair of sunglasses that have a gift for adventure, just like the guy in your life.

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07 Cotopaxi/ Abrazo Half-Zip Fleece

A guy in a blue and tan sweatshirt tosses a water bottle in the air while modeling.

MSRP: $110.00

This is a piece we’ve gifted before, so take our advice and get this for the outdoorsy guys on your gift list. It’s warm, comes in a whole bunch of great colors, and is made of 95% recycled polyester fleece. The pockets are massive and super handy, and the half zip is great for in-between weather for all of us with mild(er) winters.

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08 Wrangler/ Flex Waist Outdoor Cargo Pant

A guy in a long sleeve blue button down shirt and tan pants hikes downhill.

MSRP: $29.99

We trust Wranger for all things when it comes to making great mens’ pants that work as hard as the guys in your life do. These pants are the perfect go-anywhere gift for the guys who are always on the move. Comfortable and durable, these nylon pants have a super flexible waistband to allow for maximum movement. They’ve also got tons of pockets, and they provide UPF 30 protection.

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09 Stanley/ Master Unbreakable Hip Flask 

A black and brown flask sit on a rock.

MSRP: $41.00

This is the toughest flask out there – basically guaranteed. Cold-rolled steel and a super tough Powdercoat make it super durable. Plus, it’s got a wide mouth for easy filling and smooth sip action all around. It’s conveniently dishwasher safe. Backed by Stanley’s lifetime warranty, this flask is as close to unbreakable as they could get it.

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10 Carhartt/ Knit Cufed Beanie

A brown Carhartt beanie.

MSRP: $19.99

Talk about serious warmth. This is another one we’ve gifted in the past – reports say this hat is a winner, including over 2,500 5-star reviews. We’ve even known people to take it off in subfreezing temps because they got too hot, believe it or not. Another added bonus is that cuffed beanies are super on-trend right now, so this is a gift that’s both comfortable and stylish.

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11 Arcade Belts/ Adventure Ranger Belt

A guy in a blue button up shirt, jeans, and a black belt models for the camera.

MSRP: $29.99

Leave the dress belts at home, guys. This flexible adventure belt is made of the same materials as all your outdoor gear to keep you moving. It’s lightweight and low-profile, blending in seamlessly with the rest of your performance gear. With non-metal, fully adjustable buckles, this belt fits almost anyone and keeps them safe while on risky adventures.

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Gifts for Gals

01 Wild Woman Box/ Subscription

A cardboard box full of several different small products in bottles and bags.

MSRP: $37.95/month

Subscription boxes make such a good gift for anyone, but this one designed for outdoorsy gals hits the spot. This year’s November box, pictured above, comes with products from all kinds of brands to try out, including Bee’s Wrap, Explorer Cold Brew, Climb On Skincare, MyMedic, Harlow Road and Big Moods. With a couple of months of these boxes, the gals in your life are guaranteed to find products that they’ll bring on all of their adventures.

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02 She’s Birdie/ Personal Safety Alarm

A gal in white pants holds a rectangular blue alarm on a brass carabiner.

MSRP: $29.95

This gift keeps the gals who are always on the move safe and sound. I’s made for women, by women, with a bright and attention-attracting design meant to prevent danger before it happens. This thing is seriously loud, has a solid brass keychain, and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Give the gift of peace of mind with She’s Birdie this holiday season.

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03 Buff/ Lightweight Merino Wool Multifunctional Headwear

A maroon neck buff.

MSRP: $29.00

It’s time to bring the buff back. These things are seriously functional, and this merino wool version is seriously warm. We love a buff for ski season, cold weather hiking, hunting, fishing, and just about anything else you’re doing. When we need to stay warm while outside in the cold for extened periods of time, a buff is our bread and butter.

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04 Outdoor Voices/ RecTrek Zip-Off Pant

A gal wearing a white sweatshirt and green, tan, and white pants walks along a log.

MSRP: $118.00

OV pants (and tons of their other athletic gear as well) are a super trendy gift for outdoorsy gals right now. We know the idea of zip-off pants for women might sound unflattering, but we promise these are anything but. These durable, wind-resistant pants zip off in sections, so you can wear them full-length, as capris, or as shorts. They’ve also got a ton of pockets, which we love (and don’t see enough) in women’s pants.

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05 SheFly/ Go There Pant

Three gals hike upward along a trail path in the fall.

MSRP: $168.00

This is the gift for the funny gal in your life – if she’s got a good sense of humor and is always outside, these pants are for her. Instead of a traditional fly, the zip on these pants goes all the way around. When you gotta go, you gotta go, and with these pants, going on-the-go is easy. They’ve got a water repellent coating and a mid-high waist that’s both climbing harness and backpack strap compatible.

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06 Columbia/ Newton Ridge Waterproof Boot 

MSRP: $100.00

We’ve talked about these boots before. After road tripping across the country with them, they’ve got our vote of confidence as the best boot you can get for your money. The price is reasonable and they’re adaptable to almost anywhere you want to go, making them an awesome gift for gals who are always on a new adventure. They’re lightweight, have great waterproofing, and are super easy to break in. Plus, these boots are made in a factory supporting BSR’s HERproject, a program that strives to empower women working in global supply chains through health, finance, and gender equality training.

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07 Patagonia/ Baggies Shorts

The back and legs of a gal in a blue sweatshirt and red shorts.A gal in a blue sweatshirt puts her hand in the pocket of red shorts.

MSRP: $59.95

Baggies are an outdoorsy gal’s tried and true, making these shorts a great gift. The 5-inch inseam is super trendy right now, and they come in all kinds of cute colors. The shorts are made of 100% recycled nylon, so they stand up to heard wear and dry super quickly. You can also shop Patagonia’s Worn Wear for used gear – it’s both sustainable and budget-friendly!

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08 Teva/ reEMBER Camp Slipper

A guy in white pants and blue socks and shoes rests his feet on a black rock.

MSRP: $80.00

These slippers look so comfortable. We bet they’re the perfect end of the day camp shoe. They are designed to be toasty warm and built with fully recycled materials. They’re tough on the outside and soft on the inside, the ideal shoe for everyday wear. The traction sole makes it great for wearing outside, the perfect happy medium between comfort and durability.

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09 Ursa Major/ Esential Face Wipes

The white and blue face wipe packets rest on a cream counter top.

MSRP: $26.00

These individually wrapped bamboo face wipes cleanse, exfoliate, soothe and hydrate when you’re on the go. With no petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones, or PEGs, these are the cleanest skincare wipes out there. Only essential ingredients make up these wipes that are perfect for people who are always moving.

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10 Tera Kaia/ MARA Basewear Crop Top

A group of gals in shorts and crop tops stand facing a lake with mountains.

MSRP: $74.00

This is the perfect gift for the backpacking gals in need of new basewear. Need something to bridge the gap between the trail and the brewery? Here’s your answer. Quick dry techology makes the top a great swim top, plus, it’s seamless and reversible, with lay flat straps that make for easy wear under a backpack. The Tera Kaia team tested out its antimicrobial fabric by wearing it for weeks… and they say it seriously stands up to life on the trail.

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