Are you shopping for a traveler that loves adventure vacations? Hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, and generally exploring the world are pastimes that require gear. No doubt one of these five items would be extremely useful on their next adventure.
1. Waterproof Boots
Waterproof boots are one of those bare necessities (or is it bear necessities — cue Baloo) that every adventurer needs. Wet feet while hiking or camping are intolerable, and can actually lead to injury and even illness. Help keep the traveler on your list protected by giving them a nice, solid pair of insulated waterproof boots. They will thank you, and so will their feet.
A buff is an everlastingly popular piece of multifunctional head and neckwear beloved by outdoorsmen and women of all ages. Buffs are usually made of lightweight, breathable fabric, and are stretchy so you can use them to keep your head, neck, and face warm and dry, and also for protection from the sun. Bonus — they come in every color and pattern imaginable.
3. Satellite Communicator
Outdoor adventures sometimes take travelers far off the beaten path, and that often means no cell service. Although being off the grid can feel peaceful, it comes with a potential risk factor — no cell service means no emergency assistance if needed. A satellite communicator removes that risk by allowing messages to be sent and received even from the middle of nowhere.
4. National Parks Annual Pass
Visiting a national park requires the purchase of an entrance pass, and for frequent adventurers, the cost can quickly add up. An annual pass grants access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, including the more than 400 national parks across all states and territories. An annual pass offers unlimited access, and includes the driver and all passengers in the vehicle.
The great outdoors are full of amazing things to look at, but sometimes the coolest sights are too far away to see clearly. How can you see the eagle perched at the top of the tree while you’re hiking in the mountains? Binoculars, that’s how. A small set of high-powered binoculars can make all the difference and turn a fuzzy far-off into a detailed close-up.