Outdoor Gift Ideas over $250

Looking for the perfect outdoor gift for a hiker, backpacker, runner or camper? Our gift guide features hand-picked hiking, backpacking and camping gifts over $250.

Atlanta Trails Outdoor Gift Guide: Gift ideas for the runner, hiker, camper, or backpacker on your gift list

We test tons of gear over the hundreds of hiking and backpacking miles we log each year, and we’ve wrapped our hand-selected favorite hiking & backpacking gear into our 2016 Outdoor Gift Guide to make shopping easy for the outdoor lover on your gift list.

We’ve sorted our favorite hiking, backpacking and camping gear and apparel by price and activity. Find the perfect gift – or find some new gear for your own outdoor adventures.

 
Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Downright Cozy – For Him

Mens Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Why we love it

It’s a winter must-have, especially when temps plummet. This 800-fill-goose-down-insulated jacket blends warmth, comfort, packability and style for winter adventures. The Hometown Down Jacket from Stio is filled with HyperDRY water repellent goose down, a premium, water repellant down that stays dryer and warmer than untreated down. It’s been our go-to during the past few bi-polar winters in the Southeast.

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Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Downright Cozy – For Her

Womens Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Why we love it

It’s a winter must-have, especially when temps plummet. This 800-fill-goose-down-insulated jacket blends warmth, comfort, packability and style for winter adventures. The Hometown Down Jacket from Stio is filled with HyperDRY water repellent goose down, a premium, water repellant down that stays dryer and warmer than untreated down. It’s been our go-to during the past few bi-polar winters in the Southeast.

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Garmin Oregon 700 GPS - hiking gift ideas

Where are we?!

Garmin Oregon 700 GPS

Why we love it

The Garmin Oregon 700 GPS tracks our position, sets waypoints and finds trails from a touchscreen-equipped, tough, waterproof shell. No cell network? No problem… unlike our cell phones, the Oregon 700 stores its maps in-device for offline use.  With thousands of miles logged on our Garmin Oregon GPS units over the years, they’re our favorite tool for mapping trails around Georgia and around the world.

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REI Half Dome 4 3-Season Tent

Spacious Shelter

REI Half Dome 4 Tent

Why we love it

It’s our home away from home when we’re sleeping under the stars. The award-winning REI Half Dome is a reliable, rain-proof, roomy shelter that’s comparatively light weight. Large, easy-open doors make entry a cinch, and a color coded pole and fastener system makes setup and tear down easy.

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Osprey Aether 60 Backpack

Feature-Packed

Osprey Aether 60 Backpack

Why we love it

We’ve loved backpacking with our Osprey packs over the years, and while our Aether 70L is still going strong, we love the upgrades on this newer model. The Osprey Aether 60 is a mid-sized pack that’s perfect for overnights and multi-day adventures, and it offers outstanding on-trail comfort from its innovative suspension.

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Yeti Coolers Hopper 30

Super Cool

Yeti Coolers Hopper 30

Why we love it

YETI redefines ‘keeping it cool’ with the Hopper 30, a soft-sided cooler that keeps ice frozen for days. And while this is one pricey cooler, the performance – plus a three year warranty and tough-as-nails construction – make it an awesome campsite accessory.

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REI Quarter Dome 3 Backpacking Tent - gift ideas

Light and Roomy

REI Quarter Dome Backpacking Tent

Why we love it

The latest Quarter Dome tent is lightweight and packs small – perfect for backpacking adventures with two adults and our favorite backpacking buddy, our large pup. Setup and teardown is extremely fast and easy, thanks to quick attachments and a hubbed pole system. A roof vent helps prevent condensation, even on warm Georgia summer nights. And three vestibules under the rainfly offer spacious room for dog gear, muddy boots and backpacks.

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REI Gift Card

Let them choose!

REI Gift Card

Why we love it

What’s not to love about an REI gift card?! With a huge selection of top outdoor brands, envy-worthy gear and a staff of outdoor-loving experts, it’s like an outdoor gear paradise. Not sure what to gift this year? Let them decide!

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Friends of Georgia State Parks Pass

Year-round outdoor adventure

Friends of Georgia State Parks Membership

Why we love it

Georgia’s State Parks celebrate our state’s incredible beauty and terrain diversity. From coastal Georgia barrier islands to colorful carved canyons, and from lofty mountain peaks to the depths of waterfall-filled gorges, Georgia’s State Parks are an incredible outdoor playground. Give an annual park pass for unlimited year-round adventure.

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Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

HELP MAINTAIN AND PROTECT THE AT

Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Why we love it

Help maintain and protect the trail that we all love! Make a donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and help support the organization tasked with the awesome responsibility of managing, maintaining and protecting the entire AT as well as stewardship of the lands and watersheds along its length.

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Make a Donation to the Georgia Conservancy

HELP CONSERVE GEORGIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Georgia Conservancy Gift Membership

Why we love it

Preserve the beauty and resources of our state! Give a gift membership to the Georgia Conservancy, and help protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources. ‘Our work for land conservation, environmental advocacy, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.’

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Atlanta BeltLine Gift Membership

SUPPORT THE ATLANTA BELTLINE

Atlanta BeltLine Gift Membership

Why we love it

Support one the largest urban revitalization projects in the country! Help the Atlanta BeltLine continue construction, uniting 45 of Atlanta’s neighborhoods with 22 miles of urban trail, parks and transportation. And, through December 15, new members will be entered for a chance to win one of three awesome prizes, too.

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