Shopping for the holidays on a budget? Check out these 26 products picked out by our editors.
Thule Subterra PowerShuttle Organizer ($25)
Like a Dopp kit for your tech, the PowerShuttle is one of our gear editors’ favorite travel accessories. The book-size organizer keeps your headphones, charging cords, and extra batteries arranged and accessible.
Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Water Bottle ($40)
Chances are you don’t drink enough water during the day, and that’s a problem. The solution? This water bottle, which will keep 32 ounces of water—half the recommended daily intake—cold for at least 12 hours.
Buff Original ($20)
The Buff is one of the most versatile pieces of gear you can throw in your pack. It’s made from soft polyester microfibers, and you can use it as a neck warmer, twist the ends together to make a hat, or even wear it as a bandana.
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp ($40)
Need a lamp you can wear with confidence while canyoneering, kayaking, or rafting? The Spot holds a 200-hour battery and a 200-lumen bulb in its waterproof housing. Plus, the brightness adjusts with a simple touch of a finger to the side, and the on-off lock protects against battery drain.
Clif Bar Nut Butter Filled Bars ($15 for 12)
Hydro Flask Coffee Flask ($25)
Outside editors are big fans of both Hydro Flask and coffee. This stainless-steel flask marries the two and will keep your beverage hot for up to six hours.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter ($17)
Cheap, efficient, and easy to use, this filter barely takes up any room in your pack and removes 99.9 percent of protozoa and bacteria from water.
‘Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine’ ($18)
Outside’s most recent book, Out There is a collection of the 32 most riveting stories that have graced the pages of our magazine for the past 40 years.
Anker PowerCore 20100 Battery ($50)
Small but mighty, the PowerCore 20100 has enough juice to fully charge a MacBook, an iPhone, and an iPad Air 2 on a single charge. It even has three USB ports so it can charge all three devices simultaneously.
‘Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance,’ by Alex Hutchinson ($19)
Whether you plan on conquering a 5K, an Ironman, or something in between in 2019, Endure is essential reading. Written by Outside contributor Alex Hutchinson, it blends cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling to prove that the key to succeeding at endurance events is training your mind.
Coleman Compact Folding Table ($40)
You know what stinks? Arriving at a campsite expecting there to be a picnic table only to find there isn’t one. Make sure that never happens to you again by investing in this folding table, which has enough room to hold a camp stove or seat four people for dinner.
The Ringer Cast Iron Cleaner ($14)
One of our editors bought a Ringer a few months ago and has been raving about it ever since. Made of metal rings similar to chain mail, it makes quick work of gunk on cast-iron pans.
Trtl Pillow ($30)
Our travel editors have been preaching the good word of the Trtl pillow for years. A unique take on the classic donut-shaped neck pillow, the Trtl is far more comfortable because you can adjust it to support your neck in any position.
National Parks of the USA Playing Cards ($14)
If you’re still using Bicycle playing cards, it’s time to step up your game. This deck of standard-size cards features beautiful retro poster designs of all 54 national parks.
Klean Kanteen Steel Straws ($10)
We should all stop using disposable straws, but reusable metal straws can grate on your teeth. Klean Kanteen’s version has removable silicon ends, which are comfortable enough suck on.
‘Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth,’ by Annette McGivney ($20)
In 2006, the 34-year-old Japanese hiker Tomomi Hanamure was murdered—stabbed 29 times—near the popular tourist destination of Havasu Falls, Arizona, by a member of the Havasupai Tribe. McGivney breaks down the case and dives deep into lives of both the victim and her killer.
REI Co-op Camp X Chair ($20)
This travel-friendly chair raises the bar for comfort with exclusive X-Web technology, which evenly distributes your weight to make your campfire or backyard lounge sessions so much more enjoyable.
Big Agnes MtnGlo Light Accessory Kit ($16)
With a string of festive lights, everything becomes a party. The MtnGlo light accessory kit uses durable LED lights to illuminate the interior of your tent or campsite.
Darn Tough Men’s Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks ($25)
Everyone hates getting socks as a gift, but Darn Tough’s are the exception. Tested on Vermont’s Long Trail, the Micro Crew Cushion socks provide miles of comfort and durability.
Zippo Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmer ($28)
Featuring a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts up to six hours on the lowest setting, this electric hand warmer charges via USB and heats up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
REI Co-Op REI Lifetime Membership ($20)
A lifetime membership gets you a 10 percent dividend on anything you purchase at REI, access to in-store REI Garage Sales (where gently used gear is marked up to 50 percent off), and discounted prices on REI Adventure trips.
REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite (from $10)
A logical choice for hikers and travelers who like to pack light, the soft and absorbent REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite has an extra-low profile, allowing you to save precious grams in your pack.
Lenny and Larry Cookies ($23)
These delicious cookies are packed with ten grams of protein per serving. Choose from flavors like double chocolate and snickerdoodle.
Ursa Major Face Wash ($28)
Formulated with 36 naturally derived ingredients including soothing aloe, brightening sugarcane, and moisturizing rice seed, this concentrated foaming-gel cleanser delivers a thorough and invigorating cleanse without stripping your skin of moisture or messing with its pH balance.
Corkcicle Ice Whiskey Wedge ($18)
The perfect gift for whiskey lovers and design enthusiasts, simply freeze water in these wedge-shaped silicone forms, which will then sit artfully inside your glass.
Revere Post Workout Recovery Shake Mix ($20 for eight)
Revere makes supplements for athletes of all types: try its two post-workout formulas (for cardio or strength recovery) to refuel for your next session. You’ll forget you’re drinking a protein shake with flavors like vanilla chai and dark chocolate.