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Best Gifts for Hikers of 2024

With roughly 88,600 miles of trails and over 60 million people hiking on them each year, hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in America. More than likely, someone you know and love is an avid hiker, itching to grab their boots and packs at a moment's notice and take to the outdoors. Whether they’re just getting ready to hit their first path or are a long time expert, chances are they are hoping for their next gifting holiday to include some trail ready gifts.

But what to get for the hiking enthusiast on your gift list? It won’t take any wayward wandering for you to figure that out, because I’ve carefully curated a list of the best gifts for hikers based on my years of experience as an outdoorsman, chats with fellow outdoor experts, and extensive research. Below, you’ll find the best gifts for hikers that will have anyone who loves to hike longing for the weekend — or maybe even calling in sick.

Our top picks

Best Boots: Merrell Moab 3 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

Best Tent: REI Co-op Dome SL 2+ Tent

Best Trekking Poles: Leki Makalu Lite Cork Trekking Poles

Best Hiking Pack: REI Co-op Flash Air 50 Pack

Best Headlamp: BioLite Headlamp 325

Best First Aid Kit: Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .7 Medical Kit

Best Hiking Food: Backpacker’s Pantry

Best Pants: REI Co-op Sahara Convertible Pants

Best Socks: Darn Tough Micro Crew Hiker

Best Stove: MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

Best Water Filter: Sawyer Products Dual Threaded Mini Water Filtration System

Best Filter Straw: LifeStraw Sip Reusable Stainless Steel Water Filter Straw  

Best Sleeping Pad: Near Zero Feather Insulated Sleeping Pad

Best Walkie Talkie: Rocky Talkie 5 Watt Radio

Best Satellite Messenger: Spot X 2-Way Satellite Messenger

Read many more details on the best gifts for hikers here, written by Steven John.

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June 26, 2024

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