For any backpacker, being out in the backcountry is the happiest place on earth, and having the right gear in your pack can make all the difference. When it comes to shopping for the backpacker in your life - every ounce, and every penny counts. Our backpacking gift guide offers a selection of favorite backpacking gear and essentials that are great for gifting to family and friends. From hydration equipment to cooking essentials, we have products that are light enough to fit in a stocking, and that fit into every price range.
Best For: Filtering or carrying additional water.
Accessible water sources can be scarce when out on a backpacking trip. When your pack doesn’t have room for any extra space or weight, our line of Seeker water storage bags are the ideal solution. Use these bags to store extra drinking water, or thread on a 42mm filter cap and use it as a dirty water bag. With two load bearing lash points, the Seekers can be hung or carried with ease. When empty, they are fully collapsible and fit inside an included carrying case, requiring minimal space in your pack. Available in multiple sizes, there is a Seeker for every weekend trip, and the longest thru-hikes.Available in 2L ($24) 3L ($27) & 4L ($30)
Best For: Cooking in the backcountry.
When it comes to preparing coffee, soup or your favorite dehydrated meal in the backcountry, having boiling water is a necessity.Taking the time to boil that water can feel like forever, especially when you have yet to drink your morning coffee.. With Jetboil’s line of cooking systems, boiling water is just 100 seconds away! Simply use the push button igniter and the color changing heat indicator will let you know when the water is ready. When empty, the Jetboil can even be used to store your fuel canister. Weighing in at under a pound, the Jetboil is one of the lightest and most efficient stoves on the market.Available in different designs ($115)
Best For: Campsite Meals.
From dehydrated mac and cheese, to morning scrambled eggs, a spork is a must have on every backpacking trip. Made out of ultra lightweight titanium, this simple spork is our go to campsite utensil. The Snow Peak Titanium Spork takes up little to no space in a pack and weighs less than one ounce. A perfect stocking stuffer for the backpacker in your life.Available in multiple colors ($10)
Flexible Water Bottle
Best For: On the go hydration and filtration.
Our Flux bottles are the perfect thru-hike companion. Unlike traditional hard bottles, the Flux is fully collapsible when empty, and packs down smaller than a deck of cards. Made with a dual-layer construction, the Flux has additional structure allowing it to stand up on its own, or fit easily into pack pockets. Compatible with most 42mm threaded filter caps, use this as your squeeze bottle, or drink directly from it.Available in 1L ($22) & 1.5L ($27)
Best For: Overnights in the backcountry
Choosing between comfort and weight is an all too common struggle for backpackers, especially when it comes to selecting a tent. The Big Agnes Copper Spur is one of the few tents on the market that is spacious enough for two people to sleep comfortably while also being lightweight and compact. . With a trail weight under 3 pounds, the Copper Spur provides additional comfort, without the additional ounces. The tent’s high volume design, allows for ample sleeping room, sitting up, and space for a furry friend. Backpackers can sleep comfortably knowing that each Big Agnes product comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.Available in multiple colors ($550)