Hiker Trash Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holidays are once again just down the trail! Here is our list of some super cool hiking and outdoor related items that would be great gifts for yourself or a loved one. Follow the links provided for further item descriptions and prices!



Snuggles’ Top Picks for Outdoor Adventures:

BUFF:  Use this multifunctional piece of cloth to pull your hair back, cover your ears, cover your face, use as a pot/mug holder, use as a wash-cloth, neck gaiter, the possibilities are endless! I will never hike or adventure without mine! – http://amzn.to/2B2MtiM

GOGIRL: A more convenient way to pee! I can’t believe I went so long without using one! A perfect stocking stuffer for the lady hiker or adventurer! – https://amzn.to/2Dasm6N

PURPLE RAIN ADVENTURE SKIRT: A hiking skirt that I wear both on and off trail! Best of all it’s made by a thru-hiker so you know its trail ready! Options are available for both males or females! – http://www.purplerainskirts.com/hiking-skirts/

SEA TO SUMMIT INSULATED SLEEPING MAT: Due to space issues I couldn’t carry my foam mat on our recent bicycle tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway and took this air mat. Now this is where I admit I liked it and it worked way better with my quilt. Check it out! –https://amzn.to/2DdbCvQ



Darwin’s Top Picks for Hiking Gear:

TENTLAB’S DEUCE OF SPADES TROWEL: Practice and Promote Leave No Trace Principles by using a trowel! The deuce makes digging a hole easier and faster too!!! – http://amzn.to/2hQokHz

SEA TO SUMMIT SPORK: Sure to become your beloved companion on any outdoor adventure! A perfect utensil for backcountry meals! – https://amzn.to/2Q4P0QR

COLUMBIA SILVERRIDGE LITE LS SHIRT: A multi functional piece of clothing that will work in a wide range of climates. It’s light weight, can be worn with sleeves or short sleeves, keeps you cool, gives you coverage from the bugs and sun and most importantly looks great with a pair of shorts! – http://amzn.to/2ocpLAv

CNOC VECTO WATER CONTAINER: Hard to beat when it comes to versatile water storage on the trail. Almost 4,000 miles on mine and still loving it! – https://amzn.to/2B6e0lC


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Snuggles’ Van Life List:

LUCI LANTERN: Perfect to use while living in the van this year for a little extra light while reading. Packs up easy and of course is solar-powered! – https://amzn.to/2D9O0HC

PRESSURIZED JERRY CAN: A must when traveling, camping or van dwelling! Gives you the ability to filter and store water then give you clean water on demand. An AMAZING GIFT for just about anybody who spends time outside! – https://amzn.to/2DpGUiU

SOLAR POWERED BLUETOOTH SPEAKER: I used our speaker when watching a movie on our computer or simply listening to a podcast or music from on my phone. Its solar so no cords to worry about, extremely portable, and waterproof. Its made to be used outside but can just as perfectly be used inside! – https://amzn.to/2SS9ZIe



A Few Other Awesome Gift Picks From Darwin:

ULTRAPOD TRIPOD: Great for the UL adventure film-maker! Carried one out on the PCT and out on the Blue Ridge Parkway, won’t hike or ride without one! – https://amzn.to/2PqNs7n

CROWN TRAILS TRUCKER HAT: Great to for hiking or everyday! I have several of my own showing my support for the trails I hike. With every National Scenic Trail Hat purchase made, Crown Trails Headwear gives 8% back to the trail. A gift for you, and a gift to a trail!

UCO AIR HEADLAMP: 3,000+ miles and counting! My favorite head lamp on the trail! I’m sure you or a loved one will love it too! – https://amzn.to/2DnBPah

KATADYN BEFREE 1.0L FILTER: Hiked the last 500 miles of the PCT with this filter and even though it is on the pricey side, it would be great for small trips and you can’t beat the flow rate! – https://amzn.to/2OexIPt

ASS PAD: Therm-a-Rest Z Seat is has multiple uses and is ALWAYS worth the weight. A game changer on trail. – https://amzn.to/2B4XDps


Hiking Related Items:

Darwin & I have created trail inspired necklaces and key chains over at our Etsy Shop Travel&Trail. We also are selling vintage outdoor and national park themed items too! A great place to find a gift for the National Park or National Scenic Trail Geek! New Items Just Posted!!!!



Great Books = Great Gifts

A great gift for the prospective thru-hiker, section hiker and of course you! Appalachian Trail: 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps and Facts was written by two thru-hikers Chica & Sunsets and you can find it on Amazon here https://amzn.to/2Q1YvAi.

The Last Season is a mystery and true story about a National Park Ranger who goes missing. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the National Park System and the life of a Park Ranger. A true page turner! Pick up a copy here https://amzn.to/2ATek7f

The Stranger In The Woods an incredible story about a hermit living in the wilderness of Maine for twenty-seven years undetected. You will find yourself torn between feelings of understanding for the hermit for leaving society but also victimized along with the towns people he stole from to survive. – https://amzn.to/2RDqIxA



Stocking Stuffers:

Roam Wallets are super functional, light, and perfect to carry your id and a little cash while out on the trail! Darwin and I BOTH carry one! Check them out and get 20% off your purchase when you use the code “Darwin”. Oh! They sell rings too! Click Here!

The gift of coffee is always a good idea especially when it is instant coffee that tastes good and perfect for the trail or life on the go. Check out Alpine Start and give the gift of caffeine! Click Here! 

Things To Expect In Up Coming Blog Posts & Other Recent Stuffs:

Mini Misadvenures Update: Awaiting a proof copy to review in person!

Another something that will be happening soon – Outdoor Evolution 

Cool Thingys That I Also Do:

Our Etsy Store: TravelandTrail  – Check Out Our New ITEMS!!!

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Other Possible Gift Related Posts:

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