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8 Gift Ideas For Hikers

Simple items that will significantly improve your next trip.

When hiking, make sure to prioritize safety. Watch out for potential areas of bears, coyotes, or leopards. Always carry a lot of fluids to keep hydrated and make sure you always have a plan B. Here are 8 items you should consider buying as a gift to somebody, or simply for yourself.

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#1 Shoe Bubble – Micro Size Orthotic (washable/re-usable)

Soul Insole designed a micro-sized orthotic that adds arch support and comfort to ANY shoe or sandal without crowding your feet! They fit in everything from athletic shoes to trendy fashion shoes. Hikers love them as these non-bulky, ultra comfort insoles provide relief for anyone who spends a lot of time walking! These amazing orthotics are also washable and re-usable. Of course for the more serious hiker you'll want to mainly hike in good hiking boots.

Contributor: Laina Gossman from Soul Insole

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  1. I wear these in most my shoes. I have found them to be super supportive, and noticed my feet andegs areess tired at the end of a long day.

#2 DYLN Living Water Bottle

From the Contributors: DYLN Bottle is not just another reusable water bottle, we’re taking it to the next level providing a way to create your own ‘Living Water’ at the same time preserving the environment by reducing the use of plastic water bottles. Hikers and just about anyone can hydrate better with alkaline, anti-oxidant water on-the-go.

All they need to do is pour potable tap water into the bottle and get alkaline water in just 20 minutes! The VitaBead Diffuser lasts up to 400 refills and you can register the bottle to track your usage.

Contributor: Dorian Ayres from DYLN Inspired

#3 Eat Your Coffee – Gluten-Free Caffeinated Snack Bar

Eat Your Coffee Bars would make a great fit for anyone who likes Hiking! As a quick overview, These bars are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and packed with 80mg of caffeine from real, fair trade roasted coffee! 

These are the perfect energizing snack to keep you moving on even the longest of trails! Whether you have the full bar or chop it up and put it in some trail mix, we'll be sure to keep you fueled. 

Contributor: Johnny Fayad from Eat Your Coffee

#4 IG Charcoal BBQ Grill

IG Charcoal BBQ is a stainless steel charcoal barbecue. This barbecue is multi-functional with a grill top that is made especially for cooking skewers. The grill also has other features such as a rotating charcoal handle for raising and lowering the heat level of the charcoal. The grill comes with a sliding ash collector tray for easy and fast cleanup. Lastly, the grill has folding side trays and easy installation.

Contributor: Phillip Sugarman from IG Charcoal BBQ

#5 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Quench your thirst while hiking with the Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle. Manufactured with high-quality BPA free silicone, this innovative reusable water bottle is strong enough to carry water without leakage and comfortable enough to hold while drinking. 

The most innovative feature is that the bottle can roll-up or collapse flat, making it easy to pack in a bag without occupying much space. Moreover, it is freezable, dishwasher safe and can handle any drink at any temperature without breaking a sweat. 

Contributor: Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc. 

#6 GSI Outdoors – Microlite 500 Flip, Vacuum Bottle

There’s nothing better than getting to the top of your favorite summit and drinking some hot tea, coffee, or even cocoa. This thermos is extra light and will keep your drink hot for up to eight hours. It’s also extremely easy to use. It has a push-button and flip-top cap. There are five different color options for you to choose from. 

Contributor: Sam Maizlech from Gunivore

#7 PETZL – ACTIK CORE Headlamp

You may not think you need a headlamp for day hikes, but worst case scenario, you might. As a hiker, you need to be prepared for the worst, and having a headlamp in your backpack is just part of being a responsible hiker. When you’re lost in the dark, you won’t want one of your hands to need to use your phone as a flashlight. The battery can last up to 160 hours, so you don’t need to worry about it going dark any time soon.

Contributor: Sam Maizlech from Gunivore

#8 MistyMate 10025 Misty 2.5 Hand-Held Personal Mister

MistyMate’s Personal Misters come in a variety of sizes that carry from 1 to 3 ounces of water and provide up to 4 hours of serious cooling on a single fill! Their patented battery-free design delivers an ultra-fine mist that can cool the air surrounding air by up to 30 degrees. Need a little aromatherapy? Just add a water-soluble fragrance and enjoy. 

Contributor: Susana Franco from ChicExecs PR

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