25 Days of Gear

A hand-selected grab bag of gift ideas for the holiday season

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The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to search for a gift for the paddler in your life. We’ll update this list throughout the month, so check back daily for the latest field-tested gift ideas from our editors and contributors.

MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

The new AutoFlow remains the best gravity water filter out there.


Re-fuel High Performance Sports Wireless Earbuds

Sweat-resistant Bluetooth earbuds that are perfect for flatwater exercise paddling or relaxed floats.


Howler Brothers Crosscut Snapshirt

A welcome update to a classic must-pack item for paddling in the heat.


Bending Branches Sunburst

A proven performer updated with the flex and response of wood plus carbon-light swing weight.


Sealline Bulkhead Compression Drybag

A rugged roll-top drybag with a rebuilt valve.


Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 3.0 Waterproof Speaker

Durable, waterproof Bluetooth speakers that float


Astral Donner Shoe

A water-ready trail shoe.



GoPro Hero 5 Black

An action cam with voice control, 4k video and a touch screen.


Bramble Camp Towel

A larger microfiber towel that still packs small.


Flannel Camp Wear

Flannel-lined work pants and a fleece-lined flannel shirt make the perfect gift of cold weather camp gear for a paddling dirtbag.


GSI’s Glacier Stainless 8 Fl. Oz. Hip Flask

A convenient hip flask to boost your holiday spirit(s) in the backcountry.


Voormi River Run Hoodie

A gossamer-thin, made-in-the-USA merino wool sweater.


Xero’s Z-Trek Lightweight Packable Sport Sandal

Lightweight sandals that fit easily into a kayak and wear well in any situation.


Therm-a-Rest and Grand Trunk Down Pillows

Two down pillow options for comfort campers and intrepid paddlers.


Practical Power Luminoodle Light Rope

An ultra-bright string of white LEDs to light up your life.


Alpine Laboratories Pulse Camera Remote

An intelligent camera remote that allows full control over your camera.


Grand Trunk OneMade Double TrunkTech Hammock

A durable hammock using a patented nylon blend.


Stocking Stuffers from UST

Small ticket items for intrepid campers.


Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger

The Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger is a small, portable battery to power your gadgets.


Pakpod

A packable tripod for lightweight photo adventures.


Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero

The Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero is the ultimate camp chair for light-and-fast adventures.


Platypus Meta Water Bottle and Filter

A soft-sided, packable water bottle with an integrated filter.