Backpacking Holiday 2021 Gift Guide – Gifts, Clothes, Gear and More

By Alexander Popp


Got a backpacker in your life, but don’t know what to put under the Christmas Tree this year?

Well don’t stress, because World’s Best Adventures has got you covered with our Holiday 2021 Backpacking Gift Guide!  Check it out here and let us know what you end up getting for your loved ones.


JetBoil Stash – $129.95

JetBoil Stash


The JetBoil Stash is an amazing new hybrid cook system that combines a lightweight and compact pot and stove setup, with the speed boil and cook time that JetBoil is known for. Like other JetBoil designs, the Stash fold and stows away directly into its pot, fuel canister included. At 7.1 oz., the Stow is an incredibly lightweight cook system option for beginning backpackers and long-distance hikers alike.


Leatherman Signal – $119.95

Sometimes you don’t need a multi-tool with 1,000 different tools, knives, saws, picks, and everything else known to man. Sometimes, you just need a few different tools to get you out of a jam occasionally. The Leatherman Signal is a perfect blend of daily functionality, camping, hiking and biking tools, and other stuff you’d only need in an emergency. It even has a small hammer for pounding in tent stakes and a Ferro Rod for striking fires.


Sawyer Micro – $28.95

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filters have quickly become the industry standard for backcountry water filters, and the Sawyer Micro is the best of their whole line. The Micro is compact, high flowing and light, everything you could possibly want from a thread top water filter. Weighing in at 2 oz., the Sawyer Micro removes 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa and 100% of microplastics.


World’s Best Adventures Gift Card – $25 to $1,000

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Why buy your family and loved ones a piece of gear when you could buy them an actual adventure? With a gift card from World’s Best Adventures, the recipient of your generous gift could get $25 to $1,000 off their next adventure with us. Send your loved ones on the adventure of a lifetime or book a couples or family trip to the mountains of North Carolina with us.  


Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion Socks Men’s and Women’s – $24

Remember when getting socks for Christmas was a bad thing? Oh, how times of changed! In terms of wool hiking socks, Darn Tough Socks are the best of the best, mixing comfort, durability and an unconditional lifetime guarantee that can’t be beaten. Any holes, tears, or problems of any kind, and you can get a new pair for free. Comfort, durability, and warranty that’s well worth the money.


Sea to Summit Cool Grip X-Tumbler – $12.95

The Sea to Summit Cool Grip X-Tumbler is a collapsible, insulated 12 oz. backpacking cup that’s perfect for an adventure into the backcountry. Folds perfectly into a 15 mm thick disk for easy storage but can also be used as a measuring cup.


Osprey Atmos 65 AG – $270

If your family or loved ones are looking for a new backpack, but don’t know what to buy, getting them the Osprey Atmos 65 AG would be a great way to play Santa Claus this holiday season. Sporting Osprey’s patented AntiGravity suspension system, which seamlessly contours the pack around a hiker’s body, the Atmos 65 AG is an all-around excellent choice for backpackers of any skill level. Weighing in at about 4.5 lbs. the Atmos 65 AG isn’t the lightest backpack on the market, but what it lacks in lightness is made up for in comfort, space, organizational options, and large weight carrying capacity.


TheTentLab The Deuce #2 UL Backcountry Trowel – $19.95

You don’t want to be out in the backcountry without some way of digging yourself a hole for when nature calls! Backcountry trowels sold by TheTentLab are the industry-leading lightweight option, especially when compared with other more traditional trowel choices. The Deuce #2 takes that to the next level, weighing in at just .60 oz. Grab one and hang it from a carabiner and we guarantee you’ll hardly notice it’s there until business time.


REI Co-op Flash Insulated Jacket Men’s and Women’s – $100 to $130 

Earlier this year REI Co-op released their new line of Flash Products, including a new brand of lightweight hiking boots (the Flash Hiking Boots) and the REI Co-op Flash Insulated Jacket, an amazing new synthetic jacket made from 70% recycled materials. The REI Co-op Flash Insulated Jacket is comfortable, warm, and compresses down into its own pocket. According to REI, it’s been field-tested in 20–60-degree temperatures around the world.


Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles – $109.95 

We just ordered 8 pairs of these poles for our customers to use in the coming year and can personally attest to how great they are. Weighing in at 1 lb. 1 oz., these 7075 Aluminum trekking poles are stable, fully collapsible, and great for anything from a quick day hike or trail run, to a weeklong trip through the mountains.


NEMO Dragonfly 2 Tent – $359.95 

Rated as the best backpacking tent of 2021 by Outdoor Gear Lab and countless other publications, the Dragonfly 2 Tent is a step above other competing lightweight tent manufacturers, boasting a balance of comfort, durability, low pack weight, and reasonable pricing. Weighing in at 2 lbs. 10 oz., this tent would look great under your Christmas Tree, in your backpack, or at a backcountry campsite.

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