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17 Perfect Gifts for the Outdoorsman

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The outdoorsman can be a difficult man to shop for. Because he spends all of his free time in the great outdoors (naturally), he needs durable goods that won’t give up on him the moment he needs them most. But don’t lose sight of aspirational gear — the stuff that fuels his daydreams when he’s stuck at the office. To help you pick the perfect gift, we curated a list of 17 items sure to please even the most discerning outdoorsman.

Topo Designs Mountain Pack

Whether you’re traipsing through the city or heading out on your favorite day hike, the Topo Designs Mountain Pack has room for all the essentials. It has an internal laptop compartment and side water-bottle pockets, and it’s constructed from heavyweight Cordura to stand up to years of abuse.

Stahl Camper Fire Pit

The Stahl Camper Fire Pit has a mid-century look that happens to be well suited to car camping. It’s built from aluminum for lightweight carry and disassembles for easy storage.

Opinel No. 12 Explorer Knife

This adventure-ready version of Opinel’s classic No. 12 folding knife comes with a gut hook, fire starter, shock-absorbing handle and soft elastomer grip. It’s the perfect multi-use blade for any adventurer.

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Danner Mountain 600

Danner’s Mountain 600 and puts the brand’s aesthetic in a sleek adventure-ready package. The Vibram sole provides endless grip in all conditions and the Danner Dry liner keeps your feet dry no matter what mother nature throws at you.

Oris Divers 65

A reissue of a watch Oris made in the ’60s, it’s water resistant to 100 meters, so you can take unexpected dips while wearing it without a worry. It also looks incredible on all fronts.

Poler Napsack

Is it a sleeping bag? Is it a sleeveless insulated tunic? Whatever it is, the Poler Napsack is super comfortable, and the perfect companion for car camping or naps on the couch.

Kindling Cracker Firewood Kindling Splitter

The easiest way to split firewood for that toasty campfire? This kindling splitter. All you have to do is place a log inside and hit it with a mallet, which takes way less energy and skill than a standard splitting axe.

Askov Finlayson North Black Cap

Minnesota-based Askov Finlayson knocked one out of the park with the North Cap. It features a wool blend to keep your head nice and toasty and also comes in five sharp colorways.


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