Want to find a gift that will wow an experienced hiker or inspire your favourite beginner? Here's our list of hiking favourites and essentials.
Gifts for Beginner Hikers
A Merino Hiking Top
No matter the weather, a long-sleeved top will help protect hikers from the sun. But this thoughtfully designed hiking top offers odour-resistance and natural temperature control for a more comfortable hike. Designed for the trail, the Flinders Merino top also has strategically placed flat seams to help prevent chafe from your day pack.
The perfect hiking pack
Every hiker needs a proper hiking bag to carry their essentials, and the Katabatic hiking pack fits the bill. With a volume of 28L, there's plenty of room for a 2L hydration bladder, snacks, extra layers and a first-aid kit. Fitted with a breathable harness, you'll help make their next hike a much more comfortable one.
A dry bag to protect their valuables
This practical gift is almost essential for hikes in the backcountry or unpredictable tropical weather. A dry bag will help protect their valuable or electronics from unexpected downpours or any accidental spillage in their bag. Simply open it up, pop in your items, and away they go.
Trailhead Rain Jacket
Getting caught in the rain can be a lot of fun when you've got the right gear, and the Trailhead rain jacket is perfect for those more relaxed hikes. Seam-sealed, waterproof and breathable, this nifty jacket has a pack-friendly chest pocket so you can easily access your phone or chapstick on the move. Lightweight and packable, it'll stay out of the way in their hiking pack.
The Trailhead rain jacket is part of the Trailhead collection — our tough and durable hiking range.
A long-lasting battery charger
When you're starting out, it's important to keep your phone charged in case of emergencies. The Goal Zero Flip 20 is a compact, lightweight charger that can charge a smart phone up to three times before it runs out of juice. It's a gift they can use both on and off the trail.
Merino hiking socks
Upgrade those inferior gym socks to a proper, technical, hiking sock. Featuring a merino blend, the ergonomic merino light hike socks offer breathability and temperature regulation to minimise hot, sweaty environments in your shoe. It's a gift where they'll literally feel the difference.
Gifts for Experienced Hikers
A handheld GPS
There's often no mobile signal when you're trekking off-the-beaten-path, but the Garmin eTrex 10 can help guide the way. This handheld GPS device comes with advanced track navigation and a long-lasting battery life. If you're feeling especially generous, you might consider the Garmin inReach Explorer+, the one-stop shop for navigation and communication in the backcountry.
A glow-in-the-dark compass
You don't need to be an experienced hiker to have a compass, but you might just be experienced if you're navigating at night. The Silva Ranger Middle South Compass features luminous markings and notation so they can keep going when the sun goes down.
A 400 Lumens Head Torch
Light up their night with this impact-resistant and waterproof head torch. With a massive 400 lumens, the Performance 400 head torch has a fully rechargeable lithium-ion battery and can be operated with just the touch of a button.
Winter weight hiking pants
Designed to keep hikers warm and moving, the XT Verso pants are wind-resistant, breathable, and have four-way stretch for added movement. With a durable water repellent finish, reinforced scuff guards, and strategic zip placement, this is a super comfortable pant built for the tougher adventures.
A technical, ergonomic hiking sock
Put some technology where it really counts: on their socks. Ergonomically constructed for each foot, the NuYarn Ergonomic Merino Sock is a technical hiking sock packed full of features including seamless toe closure, strategic cushioning and extra support for your toes. Plus they're super comfortable to wear.
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