Gifts for the Hiker

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Our picks for the best presents for hikers.
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Helly Hansen Odin Fast Pack Jacket
Stash-and-forget convenience, married with highly waterproof/breathable fabrics and a smart overall design, makes this the go-to jacket for any time conditions carry even the slightest hint of moisture.

Salewa MS Wildfire GTX Trail Shoe
This sleek shoe performs as well on the trail as it looks.  And a no-blister guarantee makes it the perfect present for the day hiker on your list.

REI Sahara Convertible Pants
Every hiker has a pair of convertible pants that become shorts after zipping off the lower legs—and they likely also hate ‘em. But this pair from REI takes all the torture out of the transformation process, making them the trail-friendliest pants on the market.

Osprey Hornet 32 Backpack
Serious day hikers want a pack that can do everything except walk them up the trail—and this pack hits that sweet spot: just enough space to carry all you need, the right level of comfort and venting, and an aesthetic that’ll see this pack in use beyond the backcountry.

The North Face Jammu Soft Shell Jacket
Hands down one of the most bomb-proof, comfortable jacket for foul weather we’ve tested in a while. Its recipient will love the NeoShell stretchable waterproof/breathable, soft-to-the-touch fabric. You’ll love that they’ll never forget who gave it to them.


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