By Lori Bosworth
[Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Dickies Canada.]
Do you have a guy who spends a lot of time outdoors on your holiday list this year? These men can be difficult to buy holiday gifts for if you are not familiar with the gadgets or products that they need to enjoy the outdoors. If you are trying to come up with ideas for holiday gifts for the outdoorsman, you are in luck. We’ve compiled some of our favourite gift ideas for the outdoorsman below.
The Signal from Leatherman
The Signal from Leatherman is one of the best holiday gifts for the outdoorsman. This survival tool is 19 tools in one. You’ll find traditional tools including box wrenches, bit drivers, wire cutter, pliers and a diamond-coated sharpener, as well as less conventional tools for the outdoors including a ferro rod for starting a fire (my friend and I could have used this when we were glamping recently), a can opener, a straight/serrated combo blade for opening food, a removable sharpener, a saw, a bottle opener, a safety whistle, and yes, even a hammer. A lock prevents the tool from opening. You can purchased The Signal for $124.95 CAD at Independent Outdoor Retailers, as well as MEC, SAIL and Canadian Tire.
Naturehike Ultralight Double Inflatable Air Mattress Outdoor Sleeping Pad
Just because he’s an outdoorsman, doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be comfortable while sleeping under the stars. The Naturehike Ultralight Double Inflatable Air Mattress Outdoor Sleeping Pad provides a little extra comfort while sleeping in a tent and it’s also moisture-proof for those rainy nights. This double air mattress is a great choice since it weighs only 3.2 pounds. It also packs flat so that you save space in your trunk.
Purchase Naturehike Ultralight Double Inflatable Mattress Outdoor Sleeping Pad at Amazon.ca below for $104 CAD:
The Starter Box from Isle Box
Isle Box offers subscription boxes for seasoned outdoor explorers or those new to outdoor experiences. The company has partnered with well-known brands such as Mountainsmith and Nat Geo to create boxes with items that make outdoor adventures fun and easy. Subscriptions boxes are monthly or seasonal. They also offer stand-alone boxes including the Starter Box, $199, which contains a sleeping pad, stove, head lamp, water filter, water reservoir, a packtowl, three dried meals and a medical kit. Order the Starter Box online. Shipping charges will apply to Canadian orders.
Premium Duck Hooded Jacket from Dickie’s Canada
In order to handle whatever Mother Nature throws at them, outdoorsmen need a warm jacket that is water-repellent. But outdoor wear should still look good and the Premium Duck Hooded Jacket from Dickies Canada is super stylish. It features 10 ounces of high performance duck in 100% cotton to provide warmth. The three-piece hood is removable for warm weather while storm cuffs will prevent rain or snow from getting inside sleeves. The Premium Duck Hooded Jacket, shown in Brown Duck, also comes in Black. The jacket retails for $129.99 to $142.99 and can be purchased online.
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern
A portable lantern is a must for every outdoorsman and the Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern meets every need. The lantern can run for up to 48 hours on its low setting. Its USB connectivity allows you to power your smartphone or tablet. The power indicator shows how much power is remaining. You can charge the lantern in three ways: 1) By the sun (with a compatible solar panel); 2) via USB; and 3) using the lantern’s hand crank, you can get 10 minutes of power for every one minute of cranking. You can purchase the Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern for $104 at Mountain Equipment Co-op.
For more ideas for holiday gifts for the outdoorsman, check out this handy guide.