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Our gift guide for the ultimate outdoor gadgetry

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 05/11/2021 12:19:10

Our gift guide for superb outdoor gadgetry

From the simple but beautiful to the techy but tough, these are our favourite outdoor gadgets to give to your favourite outdoorsy folk this festive season.

YES, it is early November and YES, we are doing a gift list! It is that time of year and we can’t help being really excited. Finding the right gift for the adventurous soul in your life can be tricky, especially amongst the huge array of outdoor gear available. Today we’ll be focusing on all the wonderful nik naks out their that though may not necessarily be required for an escape into the outdoors, they are more than capable of making our escape into intrepid parts unknown that much more comfortable, rewarding and joyous.
Of course, there is quite a spectrum of different outdoorsy folk out their who enjoy different things. Hopefully we can help you out their as we’ve split these gifts into some of the different outdoor lovers out their, see if you can find the kind of person you’re gifting below.

1. The intrepid hipster

We all know one! There are even a couple amongst our shop staff. For those who prefer simple yet beautifully made pieces of outdoor gear, for those who you’ll never find too far from the woods who grow out fine beards in winter months and those who would shudder at the thought of calling any pieces of their outdoor gear a ‘gadget’. We have some very fine items sure to put a smile on their face every time they pull it from their bespoke, handmade moose skin satchels.

Uco Candle Lanterns

Sold separately in many different colours. This trusted, time-tested lantern fights dampness and brightens up camp or the backyard. Ideal for backpacking, mountaineering, snow camping and other outdoor pursuits, this classic lantern provides cosy heat and natural light 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.

Shop UCO candle lanterns HERE


UCO Candlelier

For some extra light and warmth, sporting three 9-hour candles, this brilliant source of heat and light is perfect for large groups of campers and for home and emergency use. Brighten up their next family picnic, plus keep their artisan coffee hot, too. Just place your mug or cooking pot on the heat shield and—voila! The Candlelier cleverly heats small amounts of water or food while providing a warm, ambient glow to your campsite or porch. Each sold separately.

Shop for the UCO Candlelier HERE

robens bush saw

Robens Cylinder Bush Saw

The compact Robens Cyinder Bush Saw is easy to assemble and easy to use. Packing down inside itself, this saw easily fits inside any pack. Made from a combination of aluminium and stainless steel, this saw also comes with two blades; for fresh wood and dry wood.

Shop for the Robens Cyclinder Bush Saw HERE

2. The Outdoor Chef

Just because you’re heading out into the great unknown doesn’t mean you have to do it hungry. For the Samwise Gamgees out their who simply cannot head off on an adventure without some decent sustenance, these are some great pieces of kit for them to bring along.

UCO Flatpack Grill and Fire Pit

For those who love cooking over the fire. The Flatpack portable grill & firepit packs compactly for easy transportation to the beach, campsite or barbeque.
It's constructed of stainless steel for durability and easy maintenance. After a quick 30-second set-up, you're ready to go. All you need to do to set up this grill is unfold it and place the grates on top.
It has a stable base for safe grilling and the sides serve as wind breaks for grilling in windy conditions.
It can also be used as a firepit, to help you leave no trace.

Shop for the UCO Flatpack Grill HERE

Cafe Press

The Snow Peak Titanium French Cafe Press

For those who can’t go long without decent coffee. The Snow Peak Titanium French Café Press is the perfect way to enjoy great coffee while camping or backpacking without adding weight to your pack. Weighing only 200g, it even comes with its own carry case.

Shop for the Snow Peak Titanium French Cafe Press HERE

The Snow Peak Pack and Carry Fireplace Starter Set

For the Outdoor Chef you love. Packable, portable and modular, the Snow Peak Pack & Carry Starter Kit includes everything you need to make a campfire possible anywhere, serving as the foundation for amazing customisation. The five-piece set includes the Pack & Carry Fireplace L, Grill Net, Grill Bridge, Baseplate and Carrying Case.
Durable and well-designed, this set is made out of durable stainless steel and designed in Japan for a lifetime of use.
To cook with charcoal, add on the
Fireplace Coal Bed L.

Shop for the Pack and Carry Fireplace Starter Set HERE

3. The Night Hiker

For the stargazers and late night wonderers who never seem to come home in time for tea. These nifty little lights are perfect for lighting their way.


The Nebo Einstein 1500 Flex Headlamp

The Einstein™ 1500 FLEX Headlamp by NEBO is a low-profile, compact 1500 lumen (that’s bright!) headlamp with 5 light modes featuring flex power. Use the included rechargeable battery or 2 x CR123A batteries.

Shop for the Nebo Einstein 1500 Flex Headlamp HERE

The Nebo Lil Larry

Sold separately in different colours. Equipped with new COB LED technology, the Lil Larry outputs 250 lumens of intense light. Secondary light modes include Low (95 lumens) and the Emergency Red Flash mode. This intense red light is perfect for distress signalling or roadside emergencies.
The anodised aluminium body and recessed LED housing ensures that the Lil Larry can handle any situation and the magnetic base and aluminium clip makes for convenient hand-free lighting. Its small size makes this flashlight extremely portable.

Shop for the Lil Larry HERE

The Nebo Galileo 1000 Lantern

The Galileo™ 1000 FLEX lantern by NEBO is a rechargeable, 1000 lumen lantern with 5 light modes featuring USB A output connector for powering or charging most USB devices. A carabiner-style handle is included for convenient and secure carrying.

Shop for the Nebo Galileo 1000 Lantern HERE


4. The Outdoor Influencer

For those who like setting the mood, be it glampers or those who love to make their outdoor space pretty for their latest post on Instagram. These are some cosy little gadgets to really add something picturesque to their campsite set up.

luci string lights

Luci Solar String Lights

For picturesque set up, you’ve got to have them fairy lights! The Luci Solar String Lights are multi-use solar lights that are perfect for camping, hiking, patio lights, vanlife, glamping, outdoor and inside decor lights.  Powered by a solar panel, these Solar String Lights also feature one USB port to give your mobile device an extra boost of energy just when you need it, and another plug for when your Solar String Lights are in need of a quick charge. Boasting 10 LED nodes with dual directional LEDs in each node (20 total LEDs) the Luci Solar String Lights help to create a warm, ambient light expanding across or around any space of your choosing. At 18 feet long, the nylon-braided cord includes two uniquely-designed clips to make it easy to hang in any situation.

Shop for Luci Solar String Lights HERE


The UCO Grilliput portable Fire Pit

Nothing beats a real campfire, but what if you can’t have one on the ground? Perfect for low-impact camping or while canoeing or biking, the stainless steel FireBowl can be loaded with charcoal or wood. The fire is contained for safe and secure cooking. You'll save space and weight, too—the FireBowl weighs in at 10 oz. and can be packed with pre-loaded fuel inside its collapsible bowl.

Shop for the UCO Portable Fire Pit HERE

The Hydro Flask 12oz Coffee Mug

It seems you can’t scroll through Instagram without spotting at least one Hydro Flask nowadays. Sold seperately, the 12 oz (355 ml) Coffee Mug provides the tactile experience of your favourite morning cup with the insulation and dependability of your favourite Hydro Flask.
The closable Press-In Lid slides shut to tame splashes and trap temps, then slides open wide enough to fit straws. The comfy, soft finish makes it cosy to hold and sip.

Shop for the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug HERE

5. The Avid Explorer

For those who scarcely come home at all. For those who like to pile their possessions into old vans with bumper stickers which say things like “Take me to the mountains!” and “always exploring!”. For the true explorer in your life, take a look at these nifty gadgets for the hikers, mountaineers and travellers.


The Garmin eTrex 10 GPS

For those who often get lost but would rather not. The eTrex 10 retains the core functionality, rugged construction, affordability and long battery life that made eTrex the most dependable GPS device available. Now with an improved user interface and the addition of a worldwide basemap, paperless geocaching and added support for spine mounting accessories. With a monochrome display and up to 25 hours of battery life you can't go wrong with an eTrex 10.
Please note, Garmin Fenix and GPS products are only available to order via Click & Collect or to buy in store.

Shop for the eTrex 10 HERE

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Leki Khumbu Lite Antishock Trekking Poles

You can’t go wrong with a good set of trekking poles. The Leki Khumbu Lite AS is a trekking pole for all occasions. The light and high-strength Khumbu Lite AS softens impact with the DSS Antishock System, which is integrated into the top of the tip. This effectively reduces the peak load up to 40% when using the pole. The AERGON CorTec Grip provides perfect grip and ensures pleasant handling of the pole.

If you’d like to know the many benefits of Trekking Poles, read a related blog post HERE

Shop for the Leki Khumbu Lite Poles HERE

Thanks for taking a look at our first festive gift list of 2021, if you’d like to see more great ideas then stay tuned to the Taunton Leisure Blog over the next few weeks.

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