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Please check out this list of cool gifts for the favorite outdoorsmen or outdoors women in your life. These ten innovative gift ideas are designed to enhance your favorite peoples’ outdoor adventures. These indispensable and useful suggestions make perfect Valentine’s Day, Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day, birthday and holiday gifts.
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10 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen
#1 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Timex Ironman Classic Watch
The perfect gift for your favorite runner or triathlete. Athletes of all skill levels will appreciate this Timex Ironman watch, a training tool that helps them train more effectively and efficiently. A favorite sports watch for the athlete you love, to live and train better.
The Timex Ironman Classic sports watch offers performance and design that includes:
- Sports Stopwatch with 30 Lap Memory
- Countdown Timer & Alarm
- Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
- Completely sealed and water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): which means its perfect for swimming (or snorkeling), but not diving. So perfect for the swimming portion of a triathlon.
- Lightweight watch with lots of useful features.
- The ergonomic five-button design gives you easy access to all timers, alarms and the Indiglo night-light.
- Available in a men and a women’s version.
- Comes in 3 different designs offering different options; The Ironman Classic 30, 50 and 100
#2 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Heated Vest
Give your favorite outdoor enthusiast the gift of warmth. Perfect for those really frigid days when you want to be out enjoying your favorite activity but it’s just too dang cold. Take the chill away so you can get outside and play. This vest is light, comfortable and easy to layer under another jacket or wear on its own.
- Two versions of this vest, the wind-resistant vest has a low V-neck while the fleece version has a high neck with a heat panel on the neck for extra warmth.
- Battery is included, some vests make you by the battery separately.
- Easily adjusted to fit both men, women and even children. Just unzip the zippers under each arm, and add panels as needed to adjust perfectly to your size, it is so easy. The smallest size uses no additional panels.
- 5 Heating Levels from 40℃ to 80℃(104°F to 176°F). Keep warm during outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing snowmobile, motorcycling, ice fishing, winter fly-fishing, hunting and more.
- The rechargeable battery offers up to 7 hours warmth once it’s fully charged.
- The portable battery can also be used as a power supply for your phone or other devices.
- Built-in thermal protection means if the vest begins to overheat, it turns itself off until the vest returns to an acceptable temperature.
- The ARRIS heated vest has 6 Heating Zones including lower abs, back and neck
- Lightweight and comfortable
- The material in the vest that heats up is made from carbon fiber, which is safe and soft. The working life of the carbon fiber heater is 1000 hours.
- Available in a soft fleece material or in a wind-resistant polyester material.
#3 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Double Camping Hammock
Nothing beats hanging out together under a tree, away from the world, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Give this double hammock to your favorite hiker or camper so you can both enjoy long, lazy days and nights swinging in this comfortable hammock.
- This large, soft, double hammock fits 2 persons, lay down with a friend or loved one and still have plenty of room.
- The 210T nylon parachute fabric supports up to 500 lbs.
- Includes everything you need for quick and easy hanging setup. Double camping hammock 118”(Long) x 78”(Wide), two ropes(each 137”(Long)), two tree friendly straps (each 52”(Long) x 1”(Wide)) and two solid steel carabiners
- Tree friendly straps protect trees and avoid the damage caused by rope
- Takes less than 3 minutes to hang your camping hammock
- Hammock is super lightweight
- 100% Guarantee
- Available in 4 colors Blue, Green, Khaki and Red
#4 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Picnic Basket Backpack
The perfect gift for the nature lover in your life. Let them take this backpack on their next adventure. Perfect for romantic meals, or enjoy snacks at a park or on a hike. The backpack design makes it so easy to take everything you need for an unforgettable picnic in the forest on the top of a mountain.Organized, black canvas backpack holds everything needed for a picnic.
- Make picnicking fun, effortless and stylish with this all-inclusive backpack. Sit back and relax on the plush fleece blanket (with a waterproof backing). Sip a glass of wine while enjoying lunch on elegant plates with stainless steel cutlery
- Clean, modern design is a convenient alternative to bulky picnic baskets.
- Unique design provides each accessory its own space for easy access and clean up.
- Size 11″L x 7″W x 15″H – 4.2lbs
- Picnic sets are available in two or four persons set.
- The full set includes:
- 2 BPA-free plates
- 2 washable cotton napkins
- 2 stainless steel knives
- 2 stainless steel forks
- 2 stainless steel spoons
- 2 acrylic wine cups
- 2 salt & pepper shaker
- 1 cheese board
- 1 cheese knife
- 1 corkscrew with bottle opener
- 1 plush fleece blanket w/ waterproof backing
#5 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Cozy Wool Fleece Slippers
After a full day of outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, paddle boarding, fishing, biking or snowshoeing, give your favorite outdoor adventurer the gift of comfort with these easy, comfortable, slip-on, wool slippers. These slippers are so comfortable they are never going to want to take them off.
- These attractive wool slippers are warm, comfortable and durable
- A memory foam insole relieves stress on tired feet.
- The soft & water-absorbing lining keep your feet relaxed and cool.
- The durable, slip resistant, gripped rubber sole makes for the perfect year-round, indoor and outdoor slipper.
- Available in 2 colors and fits most standard and wide foot sizes.
- 100% money-back guarantee.
- Machine Washable
- The rubberized sole makes them perfect for wearing around the house and stepping outside. Wear them out to the deck to get wood for your wood stove, to take the dog on a walk, or to take out the trash.
#6 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Brass Sundial/Compass & Chain
Make sure your favorite adventurer never loses their way. This unique compass and chain makes a thoughtful and useful gift for any family member, friend or loved one that enjoys travel and outdoor adventure. Make this gift truly special by including a personal engraved message on the back of the compass that they can refer to again and again for inspiration or assurances of your love. This compass insures they always find their way back to you.
- Nautical 3″ Push button sundial compass in antique finish
- Features rugged, thick brass for durability and years of use.
- Simple and elegant.
- Features a working compass that is accurate and settles quickly to north.
- Compass and sundial are al
- Comes with a leather case
- Appropriate for both men and women and makes the perfect his-and-her gifts.
- Handmade replica, not an antique.
#7 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – The Bowtie Ski & Pole Carrier/Sling
Bowtie ski carrier is “THE” gift for that special skier in your life. This makes carrying both skis and both ski poles a breeze. No more yard sales as you walk back to your hotel because a pole caught on something or because you’re just carrying too much gear. Especially, if your skier has kids, then they desperately need this (and maybe more than one) because with a ski carrier even kids can carry skis and poles easily. Give them the gift of equipment freedom!
- Bowtie Ski Carrier/ Slings are the simplest way to carry your skis and poles snugly, securely and conveniently.
- It is the quickest and easiest of all carriers and slings.
- Easily slips over skis and poles, and handle strap adjusts to carry skis like a briefcase or use the shoulder sling or diagonal black sling to have your hands free.
- 2″ wide webbing material throughout means there is no small parts to lose
- Works great with or without poles and on any size skis including really wide powder boards
- Made in the USA
- If you are skiing with kids it is almost impossible to carry all the gear for you and the kids. The ski carriers is so simple to use, even children can carry their own gear. And it is so easy they won’t mind doing it.
- Very durable and long-lasting so you won’t need to replace it.
#8 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Sierra Cycle Co. Bike Multi-Tool
We can’t forget about our favorite road and mountain bikers. If someone in your life loves cycling here is a great gift for them. The Sierra Cycle Co. multi-tool gives them the gift of immediate bike repair. You can fix just about anything with this little powerhouse. Don’t let them go unprepared, this multi-tool turns every biker into a MacGyver.
- 12 Precision Bike Tools Including: Universal Chain Breaker, Spoke Wrench (14,15 Gauge), Hex Key (Sizes 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm), Phillips & Flathead Screwdriver, and Torx Wrench.
- A Compact, complete, Full Function Bike Multi-tool Available.
- The slim, lightweight design of this tool means it will easily slide into a pocket or hip pack
- Textured, Easy to Grip, Matte Black Finish
- Extreme durability and craftsmanship: Comes with a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Guarantee.
- Created by the Sierra Cycle Co., a company of dedicated mountain bikers.
- Dimensions: Length 2.75 Inches, Width 1.71 Inches, Height .50 Inches.
#9 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Rechargeable Hand Warmer
Perfect for any outdoor enthusiast who runs cold. These hand warmers will keep them warm and make their time outdoors in the winter sooooo much more enjoyable. No need to keep throwing away chemical hand warmers and filling up your local landfill with tons of disposable packets and their plastic packaging. Buy this once and use it over and over again for years to come. A GREAT gift that will warm their hearts…and their hands.
- This little USB hand warmer heats up in just seconds and packs a punch.
- Has three different temperatures [104~113℉ (40~45℃)], [113~122℉ (45~50℃)], 122~131℉ (50~55℃)].
- Easy to operate, one button controls it all. Press and hold the button when the LEDs light up—it’s on! 3 indicator lights tell you the remaining battery and heating status.
- Can also be used as an emergency backup battery for cell phones and other electronic devices.
- Mini hand warmer has built-in safeguard that prevents short-circuiting and overloading.
- Shockproof, anti-scald, explosion-proof, radiation-free and an eco-friendly lithium ion battery.
- A great size to hold and feels smooth in your hand.
- 2 year warranty
- When you order this item you receive
- 5200 mAh rechargeable hand warmer power bank
- Micro USB cable
- User manual
- Cloth pouch
#10 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen – The Art of the Fishing Fly
If you know a passionate fly fisherman or fly fisherwoman then here is the perfect gift for them. Although they may spend most of their time on the river, this will keep them entertained and engaged for those short moments when they are not wading in a river or stream. They will love the beautiful photos, and tons of information and tips on their favorite sport
- The ultimate book for all fly-fishing enthusiasts.
- A gorgeous book filled with stunning photography of flies and the fishermen who use them.
- Features a foreword by President Jimmy Carter! The former president was serious fly fisherman, who wrote a book about his own experiences fly-fishing called ”Fishing for Fun.’
- A great lifelong reference for fly-fishing enthusiasts that includes the history of fly-fishing, the evolution of fishing flies, essential equipment and a how-to section on tying three key flies by three top fly tyers.
- Includes 75 profiles of flies—the soul of the sport—with absolutely stunning color photographs of each fly and fascinating stories behind the flies
- There are also 19 drool-worthy profiles of the top fly-fishing locations around the world.
- Contains 240 pages
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
- Available in Hardcover & Kindle version
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What is your favorite gift for the outdoor adventurer? Can you think of other cool gifts for outdoorsmen that did not make this list? What is your favorite, innovative product that make life easier and more enjoyable when outdoors, what can’t you live without?
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My brother, is a huge outdoors nut, he loves hiking in the summer and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. This is a really great list with lots of items that I believe he would love and find so useful. Since he wanders so much I am leaning towards the compass and chain as I think it would look great on him and he can use it all the time. I also really like the idea of adding an inscription to the back that would remind him of me! Thanks again, great ideas
Hi Sharon, thank you for the nice comment about the post; 10 Cool Gifts for Outdoorsmen. I am glad that you found the perfect gift for your brother, the compass does make a nice gift, I think he will really enjoy it. Since he is a hiker and snowshoer please check out 20 Winter Hiking Essentials for more gift ideas.
Hi! I’m shopping online. I have to make up my mind concerning the proper gift for a girl that loves outdoors. So your post has come in very handy. It has been difficult for me to make up my mind because all the options you present here are cool. I struggled to pick up just one. But I have finally decided. And I believe she will love the ARRIS Heated Vest! Seeing her happy will make me happy too! Thank you very much!
Great choice Henry she will love the heated vest! It's so useful and she will find reasons to wear it all the time!
The watch is really cool. The vest is very nice too. There are three things I like there. The watch, the vest and the slippers. As for the vest, I like the black color, but is this the only color available coz I may want to buy two different colors for myself and my friend. How is the vest washed since it comes with battery.
Hi Kenechi so glad you liked the gift ideas. The ARRIS Heated Vest is awesome and keeps you nice and cozy. It does not come in other colors but it does come in two different textures and cuts. One vest has a higher neck (with a heat panel) and is made of a soft fleece material. The other vest has is an open vee neck design made of smooth, windproof material. So you can't get in in different colors but it does come in two different styles. The vest is very easy to clean, just remove the battery, then hand wash or machine wash on a cool and gentle cycle. Enjoy!
This is really cool. I mean, these are simple and awesome gifts for anyone who loves to spend time in the outdoors.
I am gonna give that Timex Ironman sports watch to my husband, he is a triathlete who enjoys training and he has spoken highly about this particular item in the past, so it will be perfect.
I love the rechargeable hand warmer and think it will be awesome to use on cool evenings camping to really cold days while skiing. it looks super versatile and I love that it is not disposable.
Lastly, the picnic backpack is something we will both enjoy as we love to hike and have lunch in beautiful, quiet spots throughout the summer.
Thanks for some great ideas!
Hi Kehinde so happy you found some great gift ideas. Yes the Timex Ironman sports watch is perfect for any athlete. The rechargeable hand warmer is great for skiing, that is what I use it for and also on cold Halloween nights out trick or treating with my kiddo. The picnic basket back pack is PERFECT for Valentine's Day as it is such a sweet and romantic gift that you both will enjoy.