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The 2020 Guide: Best Gifts for Those Who Love the Outdoors

From casual walkers to hardcore hikers, outdoorsy people sometimes need some high-performance support and motivation to stay active and to enjoy new adventures. Which is why we put together this ultimate guide to On gifts for nature lovers.

 

Gifts that take people further

 

Science has proven what most of us already knew: being outdoors is good for your body, and your mind. So what better gift this holiday season than gear that will inspire the people you love to get out there more than ever before?

 

Whether your outdoorsy partner, friend or family member is into gentle hikes or extreme speed hiking, short morning walks with the dog or loooong weekend forest expeditions, we’ve got the shoes, apparel and accessories they need.   

  

 

Outdoor gift ideas made for exploring

 

Big, bold and beautiful statement gifts? We’ve got them. Smaller stocking-fillers made for every budget? You’ll find them here. Gifts for cold weather and presents for warmer conditions? Yup, and yup. Waterproof shoes and windproof apparel? This guide covers it all, and (lots) more.

 

To help you choose, we’ve also dropped in reviews from some very satisfied outdoor fans around the world.  

       

 

Casual, Easy Gifts for Lovers of the Outdoors

 

Loving the outdoors doesn’t have to mean hardcore mountaineering or ice-climbing. The great gifts for nature lovers in this first section are for more casual outdoor folk. From socks to T-shirts to shoes, these ideas might just inspire that special someone in your life to get outside even more often.  

    

The Cloudflyer Waterproof
Rain and snow are no match for the Cloudflyer Waterproof, and no excuse to stay inside. The 100% wind- and waterproof membrane, keeps feet protected. The lightweight cushioning of CloudTec® in Helion™ superfoam and a 3D-molded heel cap offer next-level comfort and stability.
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"These are the absolute best and most versatile shoes that I own, and I cannot recommend them enough."

Jen 

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: 0-20km; location: Toronto, Canada)

    

Performance Running Socks
Never underestimate how much a great pair of socks can improve an outdoor adventure. Made from the highest quality materials, and with a snug fit to eliminate slippage, these performance socks are made for curious explorers everywhere.
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"I really don't feel them when I run which is very nice and they stay in place no matter the movements I make. I also find them very breathable."

Laure

(activity: running; typical distance: 0-20km; location: Paris, France)

     

The Comfort Long-T
Why wear any old shirt when you could slip into the ultimate combination of performance and comfort? The polyester-wool blend in the Comfort Long-T offers all the temperature management and breathability of wool without that itchy feeling. For comfort that lets you focus on making the most of outdoor moments.
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The Tights Long
An added layer of comfort and protection for colder conditions. Wear ‘em under shorts for more active days, or under trousers when the mercury drops. Ankle zippers plus an adjustable waistband make the Tights Long easy to slip on and off. Covered pockets keep a phone, wallet, and other valuables totally secure.
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"Very soft fabric that glides on... I put them on, run and don’t think about them. In these days of lockdown they are also my default trousers for pottering around the house"

Barry

(activity: running; typical distance: over 40km; location: Ireland).

      

The Swiss Legacy Jacket
This unique, high-end statement piece turns heads while also offering outstanding protection. Densely woven cotton delivers alpine-level weatherproofing that’s also highly breathable and highly durable. The Swiss Legacy Jacket’s organic cotton and reduced transportation footprint mean it comes with sustainability credentials as impressive as its style.
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→ Need more help choosing shoes? Our Shoe Finder has you covered.

 

 

Gifts for Nature Lovers Who Are Always Outdoors

 

Do you know an outdoor enthusiast who likes to push themselves, try new things and go the extra mile? Then these gifts are just what you need. They’re designed for those who love to get outside on a regular basis, even in less-than-perfect conditions.

          

The Cloudventure
Born in the Swiss Alps, evolved from Swiss engineering, the Cloudventure trail-running shoes come with Missiongrip™. That means best-in-class traction no matter how tough, loose, or wet the hills get. They’re also incredibly lightweight. (Choose the Cloudventure Waterproof if things are going to get wet.)
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"My race took me over mixed terrain but these shoes remained secure and not one blister over the 15 hours that we were out."

San 

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: over 40km; location: Cheshire,  UK)

     

The Merino Beanie
Made with handpicked, temperature regulating Merino wool, our beanie blends expert protection with supreme comfort. The hat keeps you warm while preventing overheating, is fast-drying, odor- and wrinkle-resistant, and also mighty fine to look at.
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"Fits perfectly and nice touch! Love my beanie and have ordered them in 2 colorways."

Markus

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: 0-20km; location: Switzerland)

      

The Insulator Jacket
Made with traceable, certified European wool, including from Swiss sheep, the Insulator Jacket offers warmth without stifling performance. It stays lightweight and breathable in a wide range of conditions, and the adjustable hood helps keeps out the chill.
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"Top quality! Lightweight and ultra comfortable to wear."

Jysse

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: Over 40 km; location: France)

 

→ Explore more shoes with waterproof protection.

        

 

Tough, Ready-for-Anything Gifts for Lovers of the Outdoors 

 

Some people live, breathe, sweat, scramble and (sometimes) scream for the outdoors. Every day, every week, every season, they set out to break records for vertical miles, hunt out new backcountry trails, or get lost on week-long expeditions. These are gifts for serious outdoor people; those who don’t know what it means to give up.  

             

The Cloudrock Waterproof
Built for traction, pace, and protection in all conditions when hiking or speed hiking. The Missiongrip™ sole grips, and grips hard. The 360° mudguard protects from the elements. The Speedboard™ provides propulsion and stability. All in an ultralight hiking boot that’s up to 35% lighter than its competitors.
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"I recently took my Cloudrocks rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon. They performed very well in everything from ice and snow to rough and unstable rock. Super comfortable, as well!"

Jace

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: 20-40km; location: Chicago, IL)

   

 

"I use it for running but can run comfortably because of the great ventilation. I often get compliments for its looks when I wear it too!"

Rina

(activity: traveling & exploring; typical distance: 0-20km; location: Tokyo, Japan)

 

The Weather Shirt
Wintry weather can make even the hardiest outdoor fan think twice about heading for the hills. That’s why the high-performance Weather Shirt is both lightweight and insulating: it keeps you comfortable without slowing you down or causing discomfort. Thumbhole cuffs keep your hands warm, and there’s a smartwatch window on the wrist too, for checking your stats without letting in the chill.  
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