My holiday gift guide is for outdoor adventure seekers. I’m kayaking year round, hiking in the summer and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter and as I up my game I need to update my gear. I hope my wish list inspires your gift giving for the new or experienced adventurer on your list.
I’ve never worn a watch but looking to more accurately track my steps from my city days and adventure paths. And although we all deserve a break from fitness resolutions, I am seeking more motivation to keep moving and will be able to participate in fitness challenges with my Fit Bit friends. The additional GPS and water resistance features of the Fit Bit Sense makes this model perfect for the outdoor explorer.
One essential to pack on adventures is an extra charge for your phone to ensure you can use your phone for maps, messaging, and let’s admit it – photos. Just remember to charge your charger the night before your adventure.
– MEC Aegir 20 Waterproof Pack (unisex) $160
– YETI for him – $300
– Amazon drybag backpack – $30
Protect your tech. It’s smart to carry your essential battery pack, extra dry clothes, gloves and socks on your adventures but the plan instantly fails when everything in your pack gets wet from rain, snow or the ocean. Upgrade your pack to a waterproof version.
When the maps on your phone are not picking up your trail or phone service is limited, a GPS is key to literally staying on track. This Garmin eTrex 10 has the core functionality, rugged construction, and long battery life that will offer the dependability needed.
A device to keep with you so that your friends or family can message or track you in case of emergency. Ideal for the explorer who heads off piste.
For more great gift ideas, make sure you have a look at the other gift guides we’ve made for 2020. It’s an interesting year, and these guides are full of interesting suggestions for you to check out. Happy holidays!