Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Hikers & Campers. Below you will find clothes, shoes, boots, gear, and accessories that outdoorsy people are bound to love for Christmas 2019.
Bass Pro Shops is a top-of-mind brand when it comes to fishing, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. They offer gear of all kinds, but don't forget that they offer affordable clothing for the whole family too! You'll find great flannels, quick-dry pants and shorts, water shoes, hiking boots, baseball caps, graphic tees with outdoor slogans, and much more!
Pictured Above: Ascend Ripstop Quick-Dry Pants, Your Adventure Raglan, Natural Reflections Acid-Washed Plaid Long-Sleeve Shirt, Love to Explore T-Shirt, Pointer Trucker Mesh Back Cap, RedHead Cougar II Hunting Boots, and Wander Mesh-Back Cap.
When it comes to hiking boots, you don't want to skimp on quality. Hikers need footwear that is durable, waterproof, supportive, and lightweight. They need shoes that will protect them from blisters, scratches, scrapes, and sprains. Boots like these can be found at Garmont North America.
Take, for example, the Men's Ascent GTX and Women's Tower Hike GTX. Both are among the best hiking boots you can find on the market. Because they are constructed with Gore-Tex, you need not worry about having cold or wet feet as you traverse trails on backpacking and hiking adventures.
Another thing I appreciate about Garmont's hiking boots is that they are as stylish as they are functional. Instead of being a blasé brown, they come in gorgeous, contemporary colors - often with bright laces and accents.
It never hurts to have another blanket when you're heading into the woods - either in a tent or a trailer. The Argo Blanket by Therm-a-Rest is "a soft and roomy blanket for two" that is lightweight and warm. Although there are two designs available, we think the Wolf Print is excellent for outdoorsy people. Pair it with a perfectly packable Down Pillow and you have a truly outstanding gift.
A first aid kit is a great thing to bring along for any outdoor pursuits! This kit includes over 100+ first aid products, including 3 sampler essential oils including peppermint, lavender, & germ defense, along with an all-natural antibiotic/wound care & pain relief cream.
Perfect for weekend hikes, global adventures, or everyday use, the RapidPure Intrepid Bottle gives you the power to filter and purify water against all bacteria, parasites, and viruses in a durable, BPA-free bottle that's safe, fast, and easy to use. This 25 oz. purifying water bottle with filter features a flip top lid and ergonomic design. Unlike microfilters that rely on pore size to simply filter out bacteria and sediment, RapidPure water treatment actually purifies water using electroadsorption, removing bacteria, parasites, viruses, parasites, chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, and microplastics, as well as filtering out sediment. With no pumping, squeezing, priming, or batteries, this ultra-fast water filter is a top-rated water purifier for camping, hiking, and international travel.
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).