Best Gifts for Beginner Women Backpackers
Do you have someone in your life who recently took up backpacking? These are some of my favorite gifts for beginner women backpackers.
Buff UV Headband — The perfect accessory for any backpacker. You can use a buff to keep you warm or cool. It wicks away moisture, protects your skin from the sun, can be used as a headband, neckerchief, wristband, mask or bandana. Plus they came in lots of colors and patterns!
Solar Phone Charger — Backpacking is all about cutting yourself off from the world…but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to post your gorgeous photos to Instagram. Keep your phone charged and check in with your loved ones with this solar phone charger.
Legit Camping Sleeping Pad — You don’t have to spend big bucks to sleep comfortably. This Legit Camping sleeping pad keeps you off the ground and even has a pillow…my favorite part because it means I can pack one less thing!
RainLeaf Microfiber Towel — Just because you’re backpacking doesn’t mean you don’t need a little rinse from time to time. This microfiber towel comes in several sizes and colors and gets the job done. It’s ultra compact, light weight and antibacterial so no worries that your pack is going to start smelling like a wet dog.
AncherOG Biodegradable Wipes — These wipes are extra large, require no rinsing and are hypoallergenic. Just because you’re on the trail doesn’t mean you don’t want to be fresh.
TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon — A spoon might seem like a silly gift, but this long handled spoon is perfect for eating tasty Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef right out of the pouch without getting your hands dirty. Plus then you don’t have to do any dishes!
A2S Protection Paracord Bracelet — This is the ultimate 5-in-1 survival accessory. It’s a compass, flint fire starter, whistle, emergency knife and 12 feet of military-grade 550 parachute cord. Wear it on your wrist or clip it to your pack. Hopefully you won’t need it, but if you do it’ll be there.
Nalgene 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle — Nalgene’s are classic camping equipment. This bottle is impact resistant and suitable for hot and cold beverages. Top tip: fill it with hot water before bed and put it at the bottom of your sleeping bag to keep your toes warm!
SmartWool Women’s PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Socks — Nothing feels quite as good as a fresh pair of socks after a hard day on the trail. SmartWool socks are 50% merino wool to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Merino wool wicks away moisture, is breathable and resists odor. They are a perfect pick for a backpacking trip, a hike or a cozy night in.
ExOfficio Women’s Give N Go Sport Mesh Hipkini — Backpacking can be a sweaty business, especially in summer. Keep your buns cool and the swass at bay with ExOfficio super cool breathable underwear. They come in several cuts and colors to fit any backpacker’s preference.
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