Useful Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts That are Worth Every Penny

The best gifts for outdoor enthusiasts who value sustainability and eco-friendly options

Outdoor enthusiasts are the best people to shop for, especially during the holidays. Who else shows extreme excitement for objects such as packs, boards, technical apparel, bikes, etc. And let’s not forget — regardless of the special occasion, great gear isn’t hard to find on any budget. 

So how can you impress an outdoorsy friend or family member who prefers to shop sustainably? Easy! Look for recommended gear from today’s sustainable, eco-friendly brands.

Good gear is everywhere if you know where to look. But for the sake of time, we’ve searched for you. Use this gift guide to find the right gear for outdoor enthusiasts on your list and leave them feeling special. We’re confident you’ll get a genuine pat on the back. 

Top Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Adventure Seekers


Macro Puff Quilt – A nearly queen-sized blanket that’s Fair Trade Certified sewn with the same materials as the Macro Puff Jacket (the lightest, most packable hi-insulation jacket Patagonia has ever made). The quilt packs down easily for travel, stays warm even when wet, and is ideal for curling up after a frigid day on the skin track. ($249)

Nano Puff – Patagonia’s most iconic jackets will now use Primaloft Gold Eco insulation with P.U.R.E. (Produced Using Reduced Emissions) technology to reduce carbon emissions. Jacket, Hoody, Pants, Vest, W’s Parka, Scarf, Mitts, and Earflap Cap available. ($59-$279)  

DAS Parka/DAS Light Hoody – The ultimate belay parka got even better. Since 1992, DAS has been the ultimate synthetic insulation for the coldest conditions. It’s made for days when the wind is unrelenting and spindrift swirls around the belay ledge—bone-chilling, frigid, can’t-escape-from-it cold. DAS stands for Dead Air Space, a heat-trapping design that holds warm air in place to shield against the elements. The DAS Light Hoody is an ultra-lightweight version. ($449/$329)

Fleecelab – Every fleece in this collection is made with recycled, natural, and synthetic fibers. By using recycled materials, with this collection, Patagonia has achieved its lightest natural fleece footprint yet. ($119-$199)

Warm Weather Workwear – Patagonia’s Fall Workwear line will focus on durability, ease of movement, and comfort with their industrial hemp Workwear. New is the Women’s All-Season Canvas Hemp Jacket and Vest pieces and the Men’s Hemp Hoody Sweatshirt.

Sustainable Casual Outerwear in Nature’s Neutrals – Rooted in the wild and wonderful colors of wild spaces. New favorites this season include: M’s Recycled Wool Sweater, M’s Uprisal SweatpantsM’s Isthmus Parka, M’s Fisherman’s Rolled Beanie, W’s Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket, W’s Shelled Synchilla Jacket, and the Snowbelle Beanie.

Patagonia Provisions

Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes
Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes – A box of healthy, sustainable, easy-to-prepare food for all those on your list! Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes are designed for all sorts of eaters. Boxes include a 2-day Camp Meal Kit for Two, Responsible Seafood Gift Box, Provisions Sampler Box, and more to come. ($48-$350) 

Organic Spices – Patagonia Provisions has launched their first-ever collection of organic spices – Organic Aji Molido, Organic Chimichurri Spice Blend, and Organic Taco Seasoning Spice Blend. The packaging is made of paper from FSC-certified paper and is recyclable. The translucent inner sleeve is made from a non-GMO bioplastic from FSC-certified eucalyptus trees. Perfect stocking-stuffer! ($5 each)


Are you ready to greet the outdoors? Coalatree designs eco-minded gear and apparel for the adventurer in everyone, from athletes and photographers to your average city folks and weekend warriors. Whether you’re summiting the tallest peaks or lounging around town with friends, their products are practical, stylish, and functional.

The award-winning Kachula blanket ($63-$87) is coined “swiss army knife of blankets” for good reason. Use it as a blanket, travel pillow, light sleeping bag, or even an emergency poncho. Snap multiple Kachulas together for a modular blanket system.

Don’t get us started on the Trailhead Pants for men and women ($71); comfortable, versatile, and durable. Did we say comfortable? Oh, so comfortable. 

Swiftwick Sport Socks

Swiftwick  National Park Collection athletic compression socks.
Swiftwick National Park Collection

For a limited time, rep your favorite national park with the Swiftwick VISION™ Six Impression National Park collection performance/compression socks. Created in partnership with Anderson Design Group, these beautiful socks pay homage to the majestic locations we love to explore.

Choose designs from Yellowstone, Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, and in celebration of its 100th anniversary, Grand Canyon. Each sock is made with high-performance fibers that wick moisture to keep your feet dry, cool and blister-free, and feature 360̊ prints of these National Parks. ($15.99)

Also check out the best sellers list ($15-$46), which includes the Aspire series, great for running or cycling. We wear these weekly, from spin to morning runs. 


Take a look at these products that defy norms and demand positive change.   

hand-painted hemp masks, Laguna Cropped Sweatshirt, Dip Dye Tie Dye Hemp Socks, hemp/organic cotton towels, natural dyed tablecloths, Campy Pants and the new kids hemp tees!

Mystery Ranch Backpacks

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 18L backpack in blue
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 18L

The Mystery Ranch Urban Assault is incredibly versatile, and it’s hands down the best go-to backpack for work, school, and life-in-general. Oh, and it works great for the mountains, too. This pack is a global best seller, coming in the 18L, 21L, and 24L. 

Urban Assault 18L ($125)

Urban Assault 21L ($125)

Urban Assault 24L ($165)

We chose the Urban Assault 21L pack because it offers the perfect city-to-trail balance for the urban lifestyle. Features include: Built-in laptop and tablet sleeves, zippered, mesh-lined pocket built into the lid, as well as two internal zippered pockets to organize smaller items. 

Gregory Travel Packs

The Gregory Resin daypack is centered around two things: making your daily routine infinitely easier and taking a step towards sustainability. The packs are built with completely recycled materials, PVC-free coated fabrics, and conscious choices in construction to reduce the impact that each backpack has on the future of our environment. The sustainable materials, although new for Gregory, don’t come at the expense of quality and performance. Mindful additions like their weather-resistant front panel, dedicated laptop sleeve and front handle for an easier carry make the Resin a smart choice for those looking for functionality and to make an 

environmentally-conscious choice.

The Resin | 24L ($99.95), 26L ($109.95), 30L ($119.95)

MSR Water Filter

A female hiker uses the MSR Thru-Link filter on the trail.
MSR Thru-Link filter

The Thru-Link inline filter is the simplest solution to clean water on the go. Just click it into your hydration reservoir and you’re ready to filter as you drink and hike.

Engineered for high-flow drinking, it makes it easy to stay hydrated on long day hikes and fast-paced missions. The filter is compatible with any backpack reservoir system, and uses both hollow fiber technology and activated carbon to provide reliable, safe and taste-free water. At camp, the Thru-Link lets you use your reservoir as a gravity system for the luxury of pump-free filtration.

Thru-Link inline filter ($39.95)

Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow and PackTowl

The popular Compressible Pillow is perfect for everyone from international travelers to car campers. The pillow foam is sourced from upcycled foam from our pad manufacturing and the cover is made from ultra-soft polyester made from mostly recycled materials. Its soft foam filling packs small and expands big, with the XL size measuring a generous 16.5 x 27 in. (42 x 67 cm) for home-like comfort wherever you are.

Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow  ($24.95 – $34.95)

The Personal towel is the best-selling quick-drying microfiber towel on the market, and with good reason. Its ultra-versatile, absorbent, and superfast-drying performance make it great for any activity, including camping, travel, fitness, swimming and more. The Personal towel also stays fresh longer thanks to Polygiene® odor control. With three fresh new prints, it’s easy to make a personal statement with the Personal towel.

Therm-a-Rest PackTowl ($9.95-$39.95)


This 100% sustainable outdoor apparel brand is committed this season to asking what more can they do – for the planet, our consumers, our partners, ourselves. Their new fall pieces are comfy enough for WFH and post activity chilling, but stretchy and breathable enough for movement when the moment calls. 

For Men, take a look at the new organic cotton/indigo dyed and the ultra-comfortable Mission Ridge Pants, made of organic cotton polyester, and a dash of spandex stretch and the eco-fleece Flatlander Hoodie

For women, please take a look at the organic cotton Del-Rey Pull On Pants, and the all-day/everyday Bryne Pullover, made with organic cotton and recycled polyester. 

Overview Coffee

Overview Coffee is a new coffee company utilizing the widespread ritual of coffee as leverage to regenerate soil on a global scale. Overview coffee is sourced from farms around the world that utilize various practices to ensure they’re actively working to enrich the biodiversity of their land, ensure the health of their community, and increase their resilience to climate change.

More than half of the adult population on earth drinks coffee every day and Overview believes that every one of those coffee lovers can take part in the agricultural revolution needed to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change by doing something they already habitually enjoy.

Overview’s subscription program completely reimagines the coffee subscription model by shifting the narrative from saving money to saving our planet. Instead of receiving a discount for committing to a recurring order, members will receive tangible and emotional perks in addition to the whole bean coffee(s) of their choice. By including members in the process and environmental stewardship efforts, members feel pride in knowing they are involved in something bigger than just buying good coffee. ($19-$21)

North Drinkware

North Drinkware Premium Glass
North Drinkware Premium Glass

North Drinkware is best known for their premium hand-blown glasses, which feature popular mountains in the base. And all glasses are made in Portland, Oregon. Popular glasses include: Camels Hump Glass, Half Dome, Lake Tahoe, Maroon Bells, Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, and Mt. Shasta. ($48) 

North Drinkware cares deeply about the environment and the mountains. Therefore, we have partnered with 1% For The Planet to give back to local nonprofits for every region we have created a glass for.

Surf Shacks Vol. 2 

Long-awaited since the first publication of Surf Shacks in 2017, we are excited for this second volume just in time for the holidays. Edited by Indoek, an online platform rooted in surf culture and the creative community around it, Surf Shacks Vol. 2 offers an intimate view into the homes of surfers around the world. This is a rare glimpse into the homes of creative leaders, including Geoff McFetridge’s ranch-style home in Los Angeles, surfboard designer Hayden Cox’s minimalist family home in Sydney and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley’s cozy Montauk home. Engaging interviews give readers a glimpse into the homes and lives of surfers. Available in the US in October. ($60) 

BioLite HeadLamps

Why consider BioLite as the perfect gift for people who love the outdoors?

Experience top-tier performance with a fit, unlike any headlamp you’ve experienced thanks to proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction. With a front profile of only 9mm and weighing only 69g, the headlamp sits flush on the forehead without the worry of bounce or slippage. Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry for any activity and the rechargeable battery means you can leave the alkalines behind. Choose from three options, each providing different output and battery life.

HeadLamp ($44.95)

The HeadLamp 200 is the ultralightweight, streamlined headlamp in the BioLite HeadLamp family, and is the item every athlete should have in their pack. Coming in at a great price point, the 50g headlamp is easy to bring along and will work well for most athletes at 200 lumens.


HeadLamp 330- ($59.95)

The HeadLamp 330 is the ‘Goldilocks’ of the BioLite HeadLamp family. With 330 lumens of light and pass-thru charging capabilities, it will work for most runners (trail + urban) and cyclists. 


HeadLamp 750 ($99.95)

Coming this fall, the HeadLamp 750 is ideal for trail runners, ultrarunners, and marathoners. Featuring 750 lumens in burst mode- this headlamp will have a wider field of vision for managing technical terrain. With an ideal lumen to weight ratio and extended runtimes, this headlamp was built for runners, athletes, and cyclists going the distance and training long hours. Photos available upon request.

Windward CBD 

Windward is a new organic and sustainable hemp CBD brand.
Windward Organic CBD

Windward is a new organic and sustainable hemp CBD brand founded on the core principles of bettering our health, planet, and adventures. Windward products combine the benefits of certified-organic full-spectrum hemp extract with therapeutic and adaptogenic botanicals. 

Windward tinctures and topical salve are custom-formulated for maximum efficacy and delivered to the customer in the purest form possible. The Windward product line is for the adventurer and athlete who care about protecting our planet.

The physical activities that invigorate us also cause wear and tear on our bodies – these products are meant to support daily performance and recovery. Under the guidance of Ph.D. chemists and master herbalists, Windward products are custom-formulated to provide fast-acting, targeted support for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Evening Recovery Tincture, $80/30ml

Daily Performance Tincture, $80/30ml

Mind Body Balance Tincture, $80/30ml

Muscle Remedy Salve, $70/50g

Chrome Industries Commuter Jackets

Working hard to keep you dry, the new Storm Salute Commute jacket is constructed with 2.5-layer waterproof + breathable stretch fabric, fully seam-taped to ensure waterproofness.  The breathability keeps you comfortable while on the go through the city, and the adjustable Storm Hood fits your helmet without slipping off while on the bike. ($185)

Men’s Storm Salute Commute Jacket

Women’s Storm Salute Commute Jacket

Chrome Industries balances utility and style with reflective accents on the left sleeve, cuffs and lower back to keep you visible during night rides. This ideal commuter jacket offers the perfect fit with an adjustable drop hem with drawcord, while the two-way zip and upper back yoke vent aid in keeping you cool. To stash your stuff, the Storm Salute Commute features a zippered interior phone pocket and back cargo pocket.

State Bicycle Sustainable Clothing Collection

State Bicycle Co. is proud to introduce their Sustainable Clothing Collection – made with mindfulness and respect for Mother Earth – using recycled materials. Riders must ensure that we are taking care of our outside playground and preserving it for future generations of riders. That is why State Bicycle Co. uses recycled/recyclable materials in this product and packaging. Each jersey and bib set is constructed with recycled polyester – made from 100% post-consumer waste (primarily water bottles). Each piece of kit looks good, feels good, and does good for the planet. ($80-$90)

Endura Cycling Apparel

Endura has just released their newly-updated Windchill line. This lineup of smartly-designed windproof jackets, gilets, bibs and gloves serves to keep you toasty when the breezes blow, with cleverly mapped fabrics and zippers to keep the heat manageable. Endura’s updated Windchill range acts as a windproof shield preventing heat loss, while transporting sweat away from your body creating a comfortable, warm microclimate while the soft, stretch fabrics ensure a great fit on the bike.

Windchill Jacket II men’s and women’s ($159.99)

Windchill Bib Tights II  ($189.99)

Windchill Gloves II ($47.50)

Klean Kanteen

In 2004, Robert introduced the 27oz Klean Kanteen onto the market to give people a better option than plastic and lined aluminum bottles: a safe, healthy, lightweight, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic substances. As we strive to encourage and support consumers in making sustainable and healthy choices, Klean Kanteen continues to work towards those same goals within our company.

Since releasing the first Kanteen in 2004, significant steps have been taken to lower their environmental footprint. They became a member of 1% For The Planet in 2008, and have donated more than 1% of our annual sales to nonprofits working to protect and promote the health of our amazing planet.

Ask any outdoor enthusiast; they’ll tell you about their first Klean Kanteen. There’s a good chance they’ve owned more than one; therefore, it’s one of the best gifts to give. Check out the following options:

Klean Kanteen under $25

Klean Kanteen under $50

Priority Bicycles

Priority Continuum Onyx commuter bike in black.
Priority Continuum Onyx

The Priority Continuum Onyx ($1,099) reminded us what riding a bike is truly supposed to be about: a fun, comfortable, and simple form of transportation. And after some quality time with this new bike, we are confident you will agree. Before the first turn of the pedal, we discussed what could be the most important factor about the Priority Continuum Onyx. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better-looking bike that offers the same features and riding experience.

See our in-depth review of the Priority Continuum Onyx.

Looking for a road/gravel bike instead? The Apollo Gravel ($1699) is an impressive deal.

The Apollo is the first gravel grinder with an internally geared 11-speed hub, belt drive, and drop bar shifters. There are no derailleurs to lock up, no caked cassettes, and no chains to grease. 

Pale Blue Earth Rechargeable Batteries

Pale Blue Earth Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries
Pale Blue Earth Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries

Pale Blue Earth developed rechargeable Li-Ion household batteries that can be charged via USB cord. If you have a power bank or any other USB power source, you have battery power. They charge in about 2 hours and Li-Ion technology gives you steady power output until the power is fully depleted.

Over 3 billion batteries end up in landfills every year. Despite the growing availability of battery recycling, most people simply don’t. Traditional rechargeables were inconvenient as they required clunky proprietary chargers, 8-10 hours to recharge, and suffered from fast battery drain. 

Pale Blue Earth batteries are a perfect match for those that live for adventure and want power off-the-grid, or simply want an easier way to ditch the disposables for a more sustainable lifestyle. ($25-$200)

More Climate-Friendly Gift Options for Every Friend or Family Member

You like the list, but you want to see what else is out there… keep your options open.

Here’s some good information: View the brands that have gone Climate Neutral Certified. Climate Neutral certified over 146 brands this year, ranging across shopping categories including Design + Home, Everyday Essentials, Fashion + Apparel, Food + Beverage, Gear + Lifestyle, Heath + Beauty, and Media + Photography. Popular certified brands include: Vuori, Sunski, AllBirds, Avocado Green Mattress, Numi Organic Tea, and Nécessaire.

What is Climate Neutral? A nonprofit making consumer legwork easier for verifying substantial net-zero claims. Look no further, right?

Last, but certainly not least, Eartheasy is a one-stop-shop for green living. Eartheasy is a family business committed to bringing you practical products & information for sustainable living.

Seriously, don’t visit their store unless you have time to browse. There’s no going back once you see these sustainable gift ideas.

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