Gifts for the Outdoor Gearhead

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Gifts for the Techy, Outdoor Gearhead

Get some inspiration as we count down 10 sparkly gifts, perfect for the outdoorsy gear lover.

1. A Sea-2-Summit Spark SPII Sleeping bag

This new sleeping bag from Aussie brand Sea-2-Summit features amongst other things an icredibly impressive packsize for its performance. 300g (345g in the long) of 850+ FP goose down provides a comfort limit of -4 degrees celsius making it the perfect, multi-night, down-insulated bag for UK use. The ULTRA-DRY treatment on the down provides a good amount of water resistancy, protecting your insulation from the wet. This is a great gift for the fond wild camper who is looking to lighten their load on overnight stays.

2. An Opinel No. 8 Outdoor Knife

An iconic knife from Savoie in france, updated to last as long as possible in the outdoors. The wood has been replaced with a bi-material handle, ensuring a more comfortable grip as well as a lot more resistance to the extremes of outdoor life. The blade has a duel edge with 3.5cm of serration, perfect for cutting rope and twine. The blade is anti-corrosive and has a carbon content of .4% ensuring an excellent cutting edge. The Knife also, of course, features the Opinel Virobloc safety locking ring.

3. A DMM Harness Pack

Everything you need to start climbing and belaying indoors. For those looking to get into climbing, this is the perfect option. Including either a women's Vixen or men's Viper harness, a Beatle belay device, an Aero HMS carabiner, a chalk bag and a chalk ball. The harness is very comfortable and incredibly versatile and a top performer. The Beatle belay device is also a great all-rounder with teeth that'll help add a bit of control to their belaying.

We recommend that the reciever of a climbing harness comes into one of our stores in TauntonExeter or Bristol to try it on, recieve expert advice and come away with the perfect size which suits them. A gift card purchased from one of our stores is a great thing to unwrap on Christmas day.

4. A Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Uberlite Sleep Mat

If pack size and a lightweight build is what they're looking for, look no further than the NeoAir Uberlite mat, a full-length sleep mat with an impressive weight of 250g and a minuscule packsize of just 15x9cm. You read that correctly and it's not a typo, it has to be seen to be believed. The R-value of 2.0 makes it the perfect sleep pad for Spring and Summer camping. It is officially the lightest, full length, insulated mat available.

5. A Jetboil Flash Stove.

Simple, reliable and foolproof. The new Flash rivals its competitors by boiling water in only 100 seconds! Cutting almost a minute off the original boil time, the new 2018 Flash also features a new and improved lid for better fit and function, easy on and off vessel connection and a new ergonomic design for easy hold and start. The system lights with the click of a button and within 100 seconds provides two cups of boiling water for cocoa, coffee, instant soup or a gourmet freeze-dried meal. No need to keep count, the Thermochromatic colour-change heat indicator lets you know when it's hot and the bottom cover doubles as a measuring cup and bowl for added convenience. Perfect for one or two people, having a brew on the go or cooking a meal has never been so quick and easy.

6. A Fjällräven Poncho

This underestimated functional garment should be included in anyone's equipment when out in the wilderness. The poncho has many areas of use. It can naturally be used when it rains, it is just a matter of throwing the poncho over themselves and their backpack. A poncho can also be used as a tarp, wind sack or to cover your sleeping bag when sleeping under the stars. It is useful during your day-to-day activities, when commuting to and from work, when they are biking or at outdoor concerts.

7. A UCO Candle Lantern

This tusted, time tested lantern fight dampness and brightens up camp and the back garden. Popular with wild campers, mountaineers and winter backpackers, this classic little light provides light and warmth for up to 9 hours per candle. Surrounded by a sturdy metal frame and a glass chimney, the candle is lit in a flash—slide the chimney down and light the exposed wick. As the candle burns, the spring-powered tube pushes the candle up for a reliable, constant flame. Monitor the candle for remaining burn time through the viewing slot on the side of the lantern.

8. Petzl Bindi Headtorch

An ultra-light headtorch at 35g, the BINDI headlamp fits in the palm of your hand. With 200 lumens of power, it is ideal for everyday activities and regular training around town or in the mountains. Convenient charging via USB cable to battery which will last up to 33 hours. The thin headband adjusts easily and can also be worn around the neck.

9. An Organic Climbing Chalk Bag

Guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind, Organic Climbing make their chalk bags from recycled cutting scraps from the production of pads and other items in their workshop. They feature a super stiff rim for easy chalking and a clean aesthetic. Made from 1000d Cordura nylon shell with Polyester fleece liner, this bag includes a waist belt.

Please note: As these bags are made entirely from scrap fabric, every bag is unique and we can not guarantee what colour/ style you will receive. No two bags are ever the same so you will stand out at the wall or the crag.

10. A Petzl Sirocco Climbing Helmet

For the passionate outdoor climber comes the Sirocco. Wonderfully lightweight and made of sturdy high impact absorbing foam. Its head-covering shape, lower in the rear, offers reinforced protection. Optimized volume on the head, along with excellent ventilation, provide maximum comfort. A great option for a true rock-jock.

These Gifts were curated by Oli & Jess who work very closely with all of our products, testing them to make sure that they make the perfect gift for the epic outdoor GEARHEAD.