We at WeatherEgg are tech lovers! However, gadgets geared toward outdoor enthusiasts? DROOLING. Use these great gift ideas to give a gift to the outdoor enthusiast in your life, or maybe you give yourself a gift. We have some gift suggestions that relate to hiking or camping in the mountains or even hitting the slopes while the powder is fresh. These products are filled with nature fun and will delight the outdoor tech enthusiast.
Power Practical Luminoodle
Do you need light when camping? Of course, you do. What if the light were hands-free and widespread to illuminate the whole camp? The Luminoodle does just that and the USB plug is reversible and universal so that any USB battery pack can be used with the lithium battery pack. The Luminoodle features noodle ties, magnets and utility loops to be able to utilize the light any where you need including at camp or in your emergency pack. Number one our list for gift ideas.
The flashlight hosts an Ultra-bright 950 lumens (max) LED that produces a strong beam of up to 688 ft (210 m). The high-capacity battery is easy to charge, and you can use the USB interface to charge the flashlight. Waterproof, shockproof and durable the non-slip handles make it ergonomically comfortable. The beam is scalable from narrow to wide and there are five modes (high/medium/low/strobe/SOS) to meet your needs for illumination in extreme weather.
Touchscreen gloves aren’t new, but most of the time they don’t work quite like the marketing pitch says. Timberland’s Magic Gloves but a conductive thread between the thumb and first two fingers of each glove, to ease with tapping, texting and swiping when it is freezing cold outside. What is more…these gloves are machine washable and one size fits most hands.
Sometimes getting your bearings while out in the deep, cold woods isn’t as easy as it sounds. But with the Suunto Clipper Watch Band Compass, you can carry directions with you everywhere. The compass is about the size of a quarter and clips to almost anything, especially clothing. Despite being extremely small, it has a rotating bezel with 10-degree increments to navigate a map more easily. The rugged, durable plastic housing will make sure this small device resists extreme weather conditions.
Who doesn’t love warm hands? What a great idea for a stocking stuffer too. With the Zippo flameless hand warmers, you get 12 hours of continuous to eat and save the environment by reusing the housing. The micro hand warmer is easy to fill with the fuel-fed catalytic burner and quick to warm up and stay warm. The handy carrying pouch, refillable cup, and the 2-year warranty make this a great item for gift giving. One of our favorite gift ideas!
I have run out of power when I am off the grid, and it sucks. As a society, we really rely on our gadgets. But going off grid doesn’t have to be the end all with the Goal Zero Venture Waterproof Power Bank. Just set it out in the sun, and it charges even when you are miles away from a power outlet. The 10,400-mAh capacity charges a smartphone several times, and a built-in flashlight helps light up the dark. The charger is rugged and waterproof, with silicone covers to protect the dual USB charging ports from the water. You can shock or drop this unit because the heavy rubber exterior protects against shocks and drops.
Everybody likes a new pocket knife, and the Leatherman Skeletool KBX is a sturdy pocket knife with a built-in bottle opener for those times you need one. The corrosion-resistant, high-carbon, stainless steel blade has both serrated and straight edges. Lightweight, weighing less than one ounce, makes this a perfect companion for the trail.
I briefly saw an advertisement for the Bell + Howell Taclight Lantern and was intrigued. After doing some research, I realized the portable, collapsible design was just what I was looking for. The Taclight Lantern weighs less than one pound, is water-resistant, works well in extreme temperatures and uses bright LED lights. Bell + Howell claim the light can be seen from two nautical miles away. For easy storage, carrying and hanging, there are foldaway handles as well as a magnetic base.
A lightweight pack towel should be included in every backpacking trip, and the PackTowl Luxe is exceptionally lightweight and small in size. The fluffy, super absorbent, microfiber texture allows you to get completely dry. When wrung out, the towel dries 3 times faster than a cotton towel. Fungal and microbial growth is prevented with a Polygiene odor-control technology. Fantastic part of our package of gift ideas!
A good hatchet is essential and should be part of any serious camper’s gear. The Gerber Myth Hatchet is modern with a forged, steel blade, nylon and rubber handle molded to the shaft, and a great plastic sheath for storage. The hatchet is ergonomically designed to be comfortable while chopping.
Have you ever wondered what your dog does all day? How about capturing those moments with your GoPro by attaching the camera to your dog? The GoPro Fetch Camera Mount Dog Harness is an adjustable harness that lets you attach a GoPro camera to either the back or chest of your dog. The adjustable harness fits most breeds, ranging from 15 to 120 pounds. Hang on tight because I am sure the video will cause motion sickness. Gift ideas for your pet! How awesome!
Headlamps are one of those things that you need to best of. They are consistently improving from year to year to light up the trail for your hiking excursions. The One80 Light Halo Headlamp provides a LED strip across your entire forehead, so you have light in every direction. Having everything illuminated around you, weighing only 3.3 ounces and having enough light for hours on end make this headlamp a great choice.
I love my portable Bluetooth speakers, but I love being able to clip the JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth speaker to my jacket or better yet…while I jump in the water at the lake. This speaker is not just water resistant it is IPX7 rated which means it can be submerged. The built-in carabiner clip is exceptionally nice, and the rechargeable Li-ion battery lasts you up to 8 hours of use.
Have you ever run out of water while hiking? Making safe, drinkable water quickly is a feature of the MSR Trailshot Microfilter. The pocket-sized water filter has a built-in pump that can be used for filling a water container or getting a quick sip from the mountain stream. Squeezing the pump creates up to a liter of water in 60 seconds. To keep the water safe the replaceable filter that removes bacteria, protozoa, and particulates by U.S. EPA drinking-water standards.
Quad means four, right? The Coleman Quad LED Lantern is a rechargeable LED lantern that illuminates a campsite with four removable lighting modules. The unit is powered by eight D-cell batteries and can be used as a single lantern, or you can remove any of the four modular lights to share the illumination. Each light panel has its own rechargeable battery and recharges while it’s on the base. The energy-efficient LED lighting lasts up to 75 hours before the batteries need to be replaced.
I love tools. Especially pocket multitools. SOG has created the Sync II Multitool to reside in a belt-buckle sheath and keep your pockets free. No more having to keep the Multitool in your pocket. The Sync II Multitool is made of stainless steel and is finished by bead-blasting for comfort. 11 tools are built in, including pliers, screwdrivers, and scissors. A Multitool is always handing wherever you are at.
A compact set of binoculars on the trail or even at a sporting event are always handy. The Bushnell Bear Grylls Compact Binoculars feature 8x magnification and a 25mm objective diameter. The O-ring-sealed, nitrogen purged design prevents these amazing binoculars from fogging up. To protect against severe weather, non-slip rubber armor and 100-percent waterproofing are included in the design. Get ready for clear, sharp visuals to enhance your vision of nature.
This is not a typical hoodie. The SCOTTeVEST Hoodie is loaded with pockets for smartphones, chargers, compasses, GPS, wallets, or headphones. This hoodie even has a pocket for an iPad. The weight of the items is distributed, and your things are concealed. The hoodie is machine washable cotton, comfortable, and has a hidden eye mask in the hood. You can block out the light to take a nap.
The BioLite CampStove 2 does more than just warm your bones and boil water. With a thermoelectric generator and onboard battery storage, you can charge your gadgets while you cook up some breakfast, and the whole thing weighs just over 2 pounds. The smokeless camp stove uses wood fuel such as twigs and sticks instead of expensive gas, and as a bonus, it comes with a handy light to make it easier to cook in the dark.
Portable chargers are nice, but with the Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit, you can keep your devices powered even when you are miles from a power outlet. The recharging kit is rugged, waterproof and packable. The power bank offers 7,800 mAh of power for phones, tablets, and cameras. The pair of solar panels gives you an opportunity to leave camp and return to a fully charged battery.
Fitbit seems to be a household name. The fitness challenges are fun with friends and family. The newest Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch includes the ability to tell time, has GPS and GLONASS tracking, continuous heart-rate tracking, and storage for more than 300 songs. Touting a claim of over four days of battery life, your activity and sleep can be tracked over a long weekend. The smartwatch is water-resistant and has many apps that connect and offer helpful services to get fit.
Finding a jacket that protects you from extreme weather can be tough sometimes. The North Face Triclimate 3-in-1 jacket has a durable 50-denier polyester shell that is lined with windproof, waterproof Gore-Tex and inside is a zip-in liner with cozy, comfortable 550-fill goose down. Stay extremely warm without that bulky feel of traditional snow jackets. The 3-in-1 jacket is easy to pack and nobody likes to be cold.
Enjoy these suggestions for gifts for the outdoor lover. Brought to you by WeatherEgg.