25 Best Outdoorsy Girl Gifts Ideas (2021 New Value Guide)

Outdoorsy Girl Gift Ideas?

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I think we can all agree that not every girl or outdoors woman wants romantic gifts all the time. As a self-proclaimed “outdoorsy girl,” I want new gear over flowers any day. At the same time that doesn’t mean the ideas in this gift guide aren’t attractive as well. Searching for the perfect outdoorsy girl gift ideas is intimidating.

No need to worry though, my curated gift ideas you will find the perfect gift for any outdoorsy woman in your life. To help you find something for every budget I made specific price sections, broken up into four ranges:

  1. $50 and less
  2. Under $100
  3. $150 and less
  4. Over $150

Feel free to either navigate to a particular item via the table of contents or read the whole article. Okie Dokie, let’s get started.

We updated this article in January 2021 to re-evaluate the picks in this gift guide. Some were removed and replaced, and others updated for this holiday season. Read on to discover the best outdoorsy girls gifts for 2021.

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9 GIFTS UNDER $50

Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks

selective photo of woman's hand pulling a blue sock on her foot with hiking boots on grass in background

Nothing is worse than a sweaty uncomfortable feet. Which is why I love Darn Tough Socks.

If you don’t know who Darn Tough is, they are are a family owned brand that’s been knitting socks in the Green Mountains of Vermont for over 40 years. Today I recommend their “Micro Crew” model of hiking socks. I own about a around a dozen Darn Tough socks and use them daily. These socks are the best because they really stay in place when hiking and climbing. Made of a mix of merino wool, nylon and spandex with balanced cushion under you foot they ensure all day comfort.

I like they focus on performance, meaning the socks are thermoregulating and odor resistant in the sweatiest environments. They are simply the best hiking socks for $50.

Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Midweight Sock
  • Designed and Knit in Vermont
  • Materials: 59% Merino Wool, 39% Nylon, 2% Lycra Spandex
  • Cushion: Mid-Level Under Foot
  • Performance Fit Equals Zero Slipping, Bunching Or Blisters
  • Micro Crew Height Peek Just Out Of A Standard Height Hiking Boot
  • 7 Color Combinations In Small, Medium And Large Sizing
  • Machine Washable And Guaranteed For Life

SUUNTO M-3 NH Compass

Image of Suunto compass on top of a a map
Know somebody new into orienteering or just prone to getting lost? Get them the Suunto M-3 NH Compass, it’s a great starter model.
 

This is a perfect compass to use with a paper map such as when you are orienteering or hiking. I found that the Suunto’s declination adjustment was both easier to manage and read. I also like the easy adjustment to magnetic North declination, no math needed! The flat shape is easier to pack and more durable than folding compasses in the same price range. Plus you can rest assured, it has everything she needs to navigate for basic navigation. Including the previous mentioned declination screw, but also grid lines, and luminescent dial.

With a quality map and this compass, your outdoorsy girl will know which direction to take in any adventure.

SUUNTO M-3 NH Compass
  • High Grade Steel Needle With Jewel Bearing
  • Balanced For Northern Hemisphere
  • Adjustable Declination Correction
  • Liquid Filled Capsule For Stable Operation

Outdoor Research 10 Liter Dry Sack

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Pick the Outdoor Research Dry Sack to help keep her expensive gear dry while out on the water.

I use this dry bag in tons of situation when outdoors. Most of the time I’m strapping it to the front of my kayak or stashing it inside my backpack. This 10 Liter sack holds everything I need to keep dry, like my jacket, extra layers, camera, iPhone, house keys. It’s been a life saver during spring and summer flash storms that dump a lot of rain in a short period of time. Another great use for it is to help organize and reduce the size of the contents of my pack.

Ask yourself why wouldn’t she want the assurance of waterproofing, plus the added organization to her pack? The graphic is rad too!

Outdoor Research 10 Liter Dry Sack PNW Graphic
  • Outer Material: 100% Nylon
  • Inner Material: 100% Nylon
  • Push Button Closure
  • Hand Wash
  • Dimensions: 19.5 Inches Tall x 11 Inches Wide
  • Waterproof, Fully Seam-Taped, Durable & Lightweight

OneTigris Mammoth Dog Backpack

A girl and her dog sitting at a mountains' edge

Have an outdoorsy girl that loves to hike with her dog? Then I have the perfect gift idea for you, this awesome dog backpack!

Without fail, every time I start to pack up my OneTigris Mammoth dog-pack, my dog Oliver races to the door wagging his tail. This is the only indication I need that he is a fan of this dog backpack! Having my dogs approval is why I recommend this dog hiking backpack, plus it’s durable. This one in particular is for medium to large size dogs (my Oliver is a German Sheppard).

Made of cotton and canvas with 3 adjustable straps it’s comfortable for your pooch. Likewise, it has two good sized zippered compartments on each side. So I have more than enough room for carrying all my essential dog hike ear. All things considered this backpack will hold up in the washing machine and is durable too.

OneTigris MAMMOTH Dog Pack (Upgraded Version)
  • Durable 1000D Nylon With Mesh Lining
  • 3L Main Pouch With Two 2" by 7" Loop Panels (Either Side)
  • Minimu Girth With Flodable Straps
  • Reinforced Grab Handle
  • UTX-Durflex Clip For Leash Attachment
  • Hidden Zippers & Cross-Bungee Cord For Strapping Extra Gear (Toys!)
  • Net Weight: 16 ounces / 604.79 g
  • Multiple Models To Fit A Wide Range Of Breeds & Sizes

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

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Love Relaxing Outdoors? Who doesn’t love laying out reading in the sun or cozy sleeping under the stars? I hate sleeping in a stuffy tent, many times I just set up my Wise Owl Hammock to sleep under the stars.

Picking this hammock as a gift for your outdoorsy woman will ensure she gets a USA made product for a great price. Plus it comes with all the required accessories. I love that it is super easy to set up, secure and lightweight. If you choose the “SingleOwl”, it measures 9 ft (2.74 m) long by 4.5 ft (1.37 m) wide and weighs 22.5 oz (850.49 g). Want a bigger one? The “DoubleOwl” is 10 ft (3.05 m) long by 6.5 ft (1.98 m) wide and weighs 28 oz (1.06 kg).

Another bonus is the hammock is super comfortable, made from 210T Parachute Nylon With Triple Inter-locking Stitching its lightweight and strong. When you buy from Wise Owl Outfitters, you are supporting a family run company which is great too.

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock
  • Family Owned Brand Designed In USA
  • SingleOwl: 9ft (2.74 m) Long x 4.5ft (1.37 m) Wide - Packs Down To Grapefruit Size
  • DoubleOwl 10ft (3.05 m) Long x 6.5ft (1.98 m) Wide - Packs Down To Eggplant Size
  • Lightweight: 22.5 - 28.5 ounces (638 - 808 g)
  • Super Fast & Easy To Set Up
  • Tree Straps & Carabiners Included
  • Hammock Straps: 9ft (2.74 m) Long!
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Carrying Bag Included

Friction Labs Secret Stuff Liquid Chalk

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Does She Love Bouldering? If so, choose a bottle of Friction Labs “Secret Stuff” Liquid Chalk.

I haven’t personally use this but my sister-in-law freaking loves the “Secret Stuff” chalk. She raves about how it quickly dries and that it even prevents her hands from sweating. It really sticks well and doesn’t smell! Plus, it’s much less messy than traditional chalk. But I should note, this is best used for light bouldering (40-70 ft or 12.19-21.34 m) or indoor gyms. For big time climbing both she and I use high-quality regular chalk.

So if you need a gift that will absolutely become a part of her climbing kit, pick this liquid climbing chalk.

Friction Labs Secret Stuff Liquid Chalk
  • Long Lasting Climbing Chalk
  • Eliminate Grip Problems While Protecting Skin From Over-Drying & Cracking
  • Designed For Climbers, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Lifting, Pull-Ups, Etc
  • No Fillers Or Artificial Drying Agents
  • Non-Toxic, Pigment Free, Safe For Kids & Adults

Hydro Flask 24 oz. Insulated Water Bottle

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Help her to stay hydrated outdoors with a HydroFlask 24 ounce insulated water bottle.

This bottle is simply amazing, no joke, my water stays cold all day. It’s double-walled with vacuum insulation to ensure that liquids stay hot or cold for 24 hours. The bottle is BPA, phthalate, and toxin-free so you know it is safe to use. Plus it has a slip-free, sweat free power coating. It measures 11 inches (27.94 cm) tall with the lid on and will fit most vehicle cup holders too. 

I like this “fog” colored one, because it’s neutral and goes with everything. But don’t worry, they come in many colors to suit everyone’s tastes.

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Hydro Flask 24 oz Insulated Water Bottle
  • TempShield Double Wall Vacuum Insulation
  • Made With 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel
  • Proprietary Powder Coat Exterior = Easy-Grip, Sweat-Free, & Extra-Durable
  • Keeps Ceverages Cold Up To 24 hours & Hot Up To 12 hours
  • BPA-free & Phthalate-free
  • 18 Different Colors
  • Standard Mouth Flex Cap (Included)

UBeesize Flexible Cell Phone Tripod

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The Gift For The Woman Who Hates “Selfie Sticks”

I don’t know about you but I am terrible at getting the perfect angle with my phone. To fix this I use the UbeeZee Tripod.

My selfies use to never turn out how I imagined them, until now, these days my pictures are awesome. This tripod is amazing because its legs can bend and grip on all types of surfaces. I like that I can easily set it up on uneven rocks or around a branch to take a picture. Plus it has dual mounting options for a smart phone, either horizontal or vertical. Another awesome bonus is that it comes with a wireless remote to take the best outdoor selfies.

UBeesize Tripod S
  • Flexible Tripod With Wireless Remote Shutter
  • Compatible With iPhone/Android Samsung
  • Weight: 5 Pounds / 2268 Grams
  • Flexible OCTOPUS Style Legs
  • Material(s): Metal Rubber Coated Legs, Metal Ball Joint Supports, Rubber Foot Grips
  • Compact & Lightweight For Easy Transport
  • Included: UBeesize Tripod S, Phone Mount Adapter, Remote Shutter, GoPro Adapter Mount, Orientation Adapter

Marble Creek Ceramic Mug

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What’s Better Than Camp Fire Coffee?

Like most women one of my greatest pleasures is a hot cup of coffee in the morning outside.

So a great gift idea for your outdoorsy girl is giving her a great mug for her to sip her morning “cup of joe.” This minimal marbled ceramic camping mug has a timeless style. The kind of style that will safeguard yourself from giving a gift she won’t like.

The mug is sturdy with a perfect handle as well its microwave and dishwasher safe.

Marble Creek Ceramic Campfire Mug
  • Thick-Walled, Durable Ceramic Mug
  • Generously Sized Three-Finger Handle
  • Speckled Tones Reminiscent Of Enameled Mugs
  • Microwave & Dishwasher Safe
  • 3.5" Tall
  • 15 Ounce Capacity

6 GIFTS UNDER $100

Black Diamond Women’s Momentum Climbing Shoe

female rock climber climbing on seaside cliff

Maybe she’s thinking of starting a climbing hobby. If so, buy her a pair a great entry-level climbing shoes from Black Diamond.

When I started climbing I bought these, and they were great. I appreciate that the tight-knit upper is breathable, this meant my sweaty feet kept cool and dry. The pull-tabs on the back help to slide these on and the Velcro straps make it easy to adjust the fit. The soles have a nice level of stickiness, she should feel secure and confident while smearing. Also, when edging she won’t have any trouble. One thing to keep in mind, these run about one size small compared to a running shoe. Unless she has wider feet, she may have to size up.

Bottom line: The Black Diamond Momentum climbing shoes are great for any new climber due to their price point, fit and performance.

Black Diamond Women's Momentum Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Women's Specific Last Provides Customized Fit
  • Neutral, Flat Last For Vertical Climbing & All-Day Comfort
  • Engineered Upper Knit Technology Equals Exceptional Breathability & Comfort
  • 4.3 mm Molded Rubber For Durability, Consistency & Performance
  • Soft Flex Midsole Adds Sensitivity & Comfort
  • Lace Entry For Fit Adjustability
  • Runs A Bit Small

Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack

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The Fjallraven Kanken is a favorite everyday pack for the women at Outdoors Informed.

Did you know that the Swedish company Fjallraven has been around since 1960? Likewise, they have made the KanKen since 1978! This is an iconic heritage design that has gained massive popularity in America. We love that it comes in tons of colors, is dirt-resistant, water-resistant, and wipes clean.

The bag holds a surprising amount of stuff inside (16 liter volume) and only weighs 0.7 pounds (317.51 g). Each pack comes with two-way zippers that have rain flaps for protection. What is great though is the zipper comes all the way down on the sides, no more digging for items!

Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack
  • Classic Kanken Design Since 1978
  • Material(s): Vinylon F - Dirt & Water Resistant & Wipes Clean
  • Two Way Zipper With Rain Flap Protection
  • Storage Size: 16 Liters / 3.5 Gallons
  • Dimensions: 14.9 Inches (38 cm) x 10.6 Inches (27 cm) x 5.1 Inches (13 cm)
  • Weight: 0.7 pounds / 318 Grams
  • Two Side Pockets, Top Handle Tote & Ergonimic "X" Design Shoulder Straps

TETON Sports ALTOS-S Ultra-Light Sleeping Bag

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Who doesn’t love a quality night’s sleep? For a comfortable and warm sleep the Teton Altos-S is a great lightweight choice.

I can’t stress enough how much a warm ultra-light sleeping bag contribute to my adventures. Without proper sleep the next day my decisions can be potentially hazardous. So having the Teton Altos-S sleeping bag has been great for keeping me safe and warm throughout the night. I use it in early spring, to early autumn and it’s definitely water resistant.

A big benefit of this bag is the use of the Spectrum S natural fiber. This internal insulation will keep you warn even if it gets wet. I also like that the Altos-S packs relatively small and is decently light. Once I pull it out of its stuff sack, it will loft up to proper amount in about an hour. Another feature is the handy zipper pocket inside which is great for storing my glasses (or cell phone). This sleeping bag is woman specific and will fit anyone under 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall.

This is a great “bang for your buck” gift for any adventurous woman.

TETON Sports ALTOS-S UltraLight Mummy Sleeping Bag
  • Filled With Down-Like Spectrum S Natural Fibers
  • Tear-Resistant Shell & Soft Nylon Liner
  • Hood Contours To Your Face With Cinch Down Tightening
  • Added Padding In Draft Tubes & A Built-Out Foot Box
  • Temperature Rating: 20°F, 0°F (-7°C, -18°C)
  • Pack Weight: 2.43, 3.5 pounds (1.1, 1.6kg)
  • Pack Size: 14" x 8" x 8" (35 x 20 x 20cm)

North Face Aphrodite 2.0 Hiking Pant

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While us adventurous women love serious gear, sometimes a comfy pair of light hiking pants is all we need. Which is why I recommend the North Face Aphrodite 2.0.

Let me start by saying these aren’t heavy-duty hiking pants. But for traveling or light day hikes in easy terrain, they are functional and comfortable. If you are new to trekking and hate the swish-swish sound of typical hiking pants you will like these. I like how fast the material drys after a day of use. Plus the pockets are just deep enough to hold my phone and a small map. These pants are lightweight, breathable, stretchy, so I can bend over without fear of exposure.

Like I mentioned earlier, don’t attempt to hike in heavy brush in these as they tend to snag. Otherwise, they are awesome for travel, taking my dog Oliver on a walk or maybe gardening too.

The North Face Women's Aphrodite 2.0 Pant
  • Women's Specific Hiking Pant
  • Standard Fit, Straight Leg, Shirring On Legs
  • 17" leg opening With Inseams : Short: 20 Inches; Regular: 32 Inches
  • Extermely Durable, Breathable FlashDry-XD Technology With Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • 2x2 Wide Rib-Knit Waistband & Stretch Drawcord Leg Opening For Cinching
  • Durable Triple Needle Stitching

Columbia Newton Ridge™ Hiking Boot

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What I wear on my feet is a crucial component to my safety and comfort for enjoying a steep hike in the backcountry. For my safety I love my Columbia Newton’s.

I love that these boots have amazing ankle support while also being very lightweight. Likewise, they fit like a glove around my favorite hiking socks. While also staying super warm and comfy. When I trek on rocky trails I never feel discomfort from jagged rocks and I always have great traction. While I find the boots are “waterproof” for most activities, if I submerge them in water there is a bit of leakage. Since leather is a porous material, I spray my boots with extra waterproofing spray. Another bonus is waterproofing spray is a stain proofing spray as well.

If black isn’t your style, no need to worry because they come in a range of attractive colors. Just a heads up, they fit true-to-size too.

Columbia Newton Ridge™ Plus Waterproof Hiking Boot
  • Durable Mid Cut Waterproof Hiking Boot Inspired By Classic Mountaineering Styles
  • Made Of Leather & Seude With Seam-Sealed Waterproof Construction
  • TECHLITE Lightweight Midsole
  • Omni-GRIP Non-Marking Traction Rubber Outsole
  • Shaft Measures Approximately Ankle-High From Arch
  • Speed Lace-Up Closures For An Adjustable, Secure Fit
  • 17 Color Combinations Available

Jetboil Flash Camping Stove

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No matter what kind of adventure your outdoorsy girl enjoys it’s important to have hot food (and coffee!) to fuel her.

Nothing is better to help get a strenuous day started than a hot meal. Thus gifting a Jetboil flash stove will bring a smile to any outdoor lover. What I appreciate about this stove is that it’s lightweight, compact and easy to use.

Plus its name is completely true, this powerful stove can boil water in under 100 seconds! It holds up to 1 liter of fluid and comes with an insulated FluxRing cooking cup. Also, the stove only weighs 13.9 ounces (0.53 kilogram) and can use many fuel types. What I love is it has a push button ignition, this is great for windy conditions.

One thing to note though, often you won’t be able to transport fuel on airlines. So buy fuel canisters locally.

Jet Boil Camping Stove
  • Boils Water Lightning-Quick: 100 Seconds!
  • Convenient, Reliable Push-Button Igniter
  • Thermochromatic Color Change Indicator
  • Lightweight: 13.9 ounces / 525 g
  • Volume: 1-Liter FluxRing Cooking Cup With Insulating Cozy
  • Compatible Accessories: Coffee Press, Hanging Kit, & Pot Support
  • Bottom Cover Doubles As A Measuring Cup & Bowl
  • 4 Different Colors
  • Best For Groups Of 1-2 People

5 GIFTS UNDER $150

LEATHERMAN – “The Signal” Camping Multi Tool

woman in plaid shirt and jeans crouching next to camp fire

I love the satisfaction of having my Leatherman “signal” to start a fire at the end of a long day hiking. I imagine she will too!

Everywhere I trek, I carry a multi-tool with me, either attached to my hip or my pack. I feel confident using this one because the spring isn’t too stiff which allows me to operate it with one hand. There is literally nothing I can’t do with it due all the tools, in fact there are 19 tools in total! I especially like the fire starter and bottle openers for a fun camping trip. Plus for my safety it’s nice to have an emergency whistle. For piece of mind, Leatherman provides a long 25-year warranty period. If it ever stops working, she can have it replaced.

My husband is a fellow outdoor lover, he was smart and bought us both our own multi-tool, to keep everything fair.

LEATHERMAN Signal Camping Multitool
  • Multi-Tool With Fire-Starting Ferro Rod, 420HC Combo Blade & Emergency Whistle
  • 19 Tools In 1
  • Only Needs One Hand To Open & Use Tools
  • Come With A Pocket Clip & Carabiner To Attach To Your Pack
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • Closed Length: 4.5 Inches (11.43 cm)
  • Blade Length: 2.73 Inches (6.93 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 ounces (212.6 g)

GSI Pinnacle Dualist 2 Camping Cook Set

isolated image of a portable camp stove with GSI pot on top and persons in background

A great addition to a good outdoor stove is a high quality compact cook set.

While gifting a normal cook set may not be exciting, I know this one is. The new GSI Pinnacle Dualist is a feature packed cooking set for any adventurer. Another member of Outdoors Informed has this kit and these are her thoughts:

“I like that this cook set is very lightweight, multi-functional and durable. Food doesn’t stick to the pot and it’s super easy to clean. For backpacking, you can pack it all down into itself and fit a large fuel canister as well. The only downside is the “spork” or “foon”, I wish it was a bit higher quality.”

Given these points, this is a high quality cook set. So if you have an outdoor lover looking for a compact and super practical gift then buy the Pinnacle Dualist 2.

Pinnacle Dualist II Camping Cook Set
  • Award Winning, Ultra-Compact Cooking Kit For Two
  • Includes: 1.8-Liter Lightweight Halulite Pot, Lexan Pot Lid With Integrated Strainer, 2 20-ounce Insulated Cups, 2 20-ounce bowls. Plus 2 Sip Tops 2 bowls With Graduations, 2 Telescoping Foons, & A Waterproof Welded Stuff Sack
  • Entire Set Weighs Under 21 Ounces
  • Three Layer Teflon Coating Inside
  • Hard Anodized Aluminum Exterior
  • Folding Handle Locks Into Place For Cooking
  • Measures 5.9 x 6.4 x 5.9 Inches (W x H x D) Packed

Sea to Summit Ultra-Light Insulated Mat Sleeping Pad

A girl in a sleeping bag on top of sleeping pad drinks a hot drink from a mug on top of a mountain

A sleeping bag is great for sleeping in a tent, but what about sleeping in the outdoors? What really makes the difference for warmth and comfort sleeping outside, is elevating a person off of the ground. To do this, I recommend choosing the Sea to Summit Insulated Mat.

This sleeping pad feels like a cross between an air pad and a self-inflating pad. Due to the air sprung cells which are individual inner air chambers to individually absorb pressure. Each chamber conforms to the contours and movement of your body without affecting adjacent cells. As a side sleeper, I love that my hip never hits the ground compared to previous sleeping pads I’ve tried. Another cool bonus is the stuff sack inflation pump that saves your breath and helps prevent bacteria from getting inside the pad. Also, it packs down to about the size of 1.5 Nalgene bottles and weighs in at 15.9 oz (601.01 g). At that weight, its amazing for ultra-light hiking!

All in all, it’s a great sleeping pad for both camping and outdoor sleeping adventures. It offers soft comfort, packs small and takes about 2 minutes to inflate with little effort.

Sea to Summit Ultra-Light Insulated Mat Sleeping Pad
  • Woman Specific Ultra-Light 3 Season Sleeping Pad
  • Air Sprung Cell Technology = Independent Air Chambers Comform To Your Body
  • Single Layer, Medium Resolution Ait Cells Provide Minimal Weight & Pack Size
  • Materials: Tough 30D / 40D Nylon Fabric With (TPU) Liquid-Extruded Lamination
  • Exkin Platinum Farbic & Thermolite Insulation Delivers 3.5 R-Value For 3 Season Use
  • Size: 66 x 21.5 x 2 Inches (167.64 x 54.61 x 5.08 cm), For Users Under 6 ft (1.83 m)
  • Pack Size: 3.75 x 9 Inches (9.5 x 22.86 cm)
  • Weight: 15.9 ounces / 601 g
  • Includes Inflation Pump & Stuff Sack

Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack

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Buy her a backpack (this one!), it’s an awesome option for any woman who adores trekking. I love the great fit of this backpack which is super easy to adjust as well as take on and off. The engineering and design that Osprey employs is nothing short of phenomenal.

This backpack has four great advantages for female users. First it has a woman-specific hip belt dispersing weight evenly (zero shoulder tug!). Second there are walking pole loops on either side to stash them away when not in use. Third is the handy pocket on the waist belt to hide money or your phone. Then fourth for a bike loving outdoorsy girl there is a LED bike light attachment point on the bag too.

Moreover, it’s convenient due to the 30 liter size. Did you know many airlines allow this pack as carry-on luggage? Altogether this backpack is easy to pack/use and should be a durable favorite for a long time.

Osprey Tempest 30 Hiking Pack
  • 30 Liter Capacity
  • Women's Specific Fit
  • External Hydration Sleeve
  • Side Stretch Mesh Pockets
  • Top Loader Access To Main Compartment
  • Stow-On-The-Go Trekking Pole Attachment & Dual Ice Tool Loops
  • Airscape Backpanel
  • Continous Hipbelt
  • Top Lid Storage

ALTRA Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe

Trail running shoes on trail walking in mountains

Does she love natures treadmill? Grab a pair of the Altra Superior 4s, these are amazing shoes for crushing high miles.

If you own the older Superior model from Altra, you will understand how awesome these trail running shoes are. The newest version is now lighter, has more grip and looks great. The uppers are a nice soft knit material and fit great. Especially for ladies with wide feet, if this sounds like you get ready for a slipper-like shoe. They are ultra light, and I feel great running on tons of different types of terrain. The cushioning is excellent for lessening the blow of jagged rocks without totally muting the feedback I need to navigate my next step. New for this model are the special lugs beneath my metatarsals which help me to excel at toe offs.

While these shoes are great for rocky and gravel trails they’re not great for rock slabs and wet/icy areas. Keep in mind, they tend to slip which is a scary feeling when ripping down a mountain.

Overall, if she is in dry climates and trekking over rock or gravel these are totally rad trail runners.

ALTRA Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe
  • Knit Seamless Wrap-Around Style Upper For More Security
  • Outsole: MaxTrac™ Rubber with TrailClaw™
  • Midsole: Quantic ™ with InnerFlex™
  • Insole: 6 mm Contour Footbed with removable StoneGuard™
  • Cushion: Low
  • Stack Height: 21 mm
  • Weight: 6.6 oz / 187 g

5 GIFTS OVER $150

Garmin Forerunner 45S GPS Watch

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Searching for a gift for a trail runner or just an active outdoor woman? Pick up a Forerunner 45S, she gets amazing tracking that won’t weigh her down.

The Garmin Forerunner 45S is the smaller-sized GPS running watch with all the running-related features you could ever need. I used to own the Fitbit but for accurate tracking this watch blows the Fitbit out of the water. The GPS tracks pace, distance, intervals and if I’m not running it has built in sport apps for cycling, cardio, yoga and more. As a runner, it has heart-rate monitoring via my wrist and precise tracking of pace, distance and intervals. For convenience, it also sends and receives text from my phone. As an added bonus, it includes free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans too.

It’s a sleek looking, lightweight and feature packed smartwatch that like me, she will wear day and night.

Garmin Forerunner 45S
  • Gps Running Watch
  • Smaller-sized, Wrist Monitor For Heart-Rate, Tracks Pace, Distance, Intervals & More
  • Works With Free Garmin Coach Adaptive Training Plans
  • Smartphone Compatibility - iPhone, Android
  • Notifications For Incoming Texts & Calls, Auto Uploads To Garmin connect, Live Tracking & Music Controls With Paired Compatible Smartphone
  • Safety: Includes Incident Detection (During Select Activities) Sends Real-Time Location To Emergency Contacts With Paired Compatible Smartphone

Arc’teryx Womens Gamma SL Hoody

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Know an outdoorsy girl who loves trail running or hiking? Choose the Arc’teryx Gamma SL hoody for her.

This is the best “do-it-all” soft shell hoody/jacket for day hiking or trail running. Or if you want to gift a great jacket for days around town it works great for this too. I appreciate that it’s feminine looking enough to be able wear it to work or out for casual drinks at the brewery as well.

Keep in mind, this isn’t an insulated jacket but a high performance soft shell hoody style weather breaker. Think of it like the Patagonia Houdini but thicker. I love that I can shove it into a backpack and go hiking or trail running. As well as, rely on it to protect me if the weather changes throughout the day. The design and cut of the jacket is flattering while still meeting my athletic outdoor needs.

Since it’s thinner and lightweight it’s easy to roll it up and pack. Another bonus is the hood has simple adjustments and the pockets are high enough to use them even with a pack on.

You can’t go wrong with gifting an attractive and useful jacket for any outdoor enthusiast.

Arc'teryx Gamma SL Hoody
  • Superlight Softshell Hoody For Hiking & Trail Running
  • Material(s): Fortius™ 1.0 Double Weave 4-Way Stretch Textile For Unrestricted Mobility
  • Adjustable Low Profile StormHood™
  • Breathable, Water & Wind Resistant
  • Gusseted Underarms
  • Cuff & Sleeves: Low Profile Elasticized Cuffs
  • Two Side Pockets With Zippers

Garmin inReach Mini

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Okay I will admit this gift is a bit expensive, but it is an amazing investment to protect your outdoorsy girl. In fact let me take this moment to say, thanks Pops!

This is the Garmin inReach Mini, it’s a satellite communicator and handheld GPS. If trouble arises, activate the “SOS” function which communicates with a 24/7 search and rescue center. Keep in mind you need a satellite subscription to do this, but it’s worth it. Plus you can send and receive text message via this service too!

I love that it’s palm-sized and super light. As well, you can download handy maps and never get lost. It’s easy to use and I can even track my journey in places with zero cell reception. You never know what can go wrong and even a simple fall could lead to big consequences.

This outdoor gift idea ensures her safety and gives you peace of mind too.

Garmin inReach Mini GPS Satellite Communicator
  • Small Palm Sized Satellite Communicator
  • Send & Recieve Text Messages Using Global Iridium Network (satellite subscription required)
  • Dimensions (Length x Width): 4 x 2 Inches (10.16 x 5.08 cm)
  • Weight: 4.23 Ounces (119.91 g)
  • Triggerable SOS Function Connects To 24/7 Search & Rescue Center (satellite subscription required)
  • Pairs With Your Mobile Device Via Bluetooth
  • Waterproof-Rated To IPX7
  • Access Downloadable Maps, U.S. NOAA Charts & More
  • Lithium Battery: Up to 50 Hours Use At Default 10-Minute Tracking Mode. Up To 20 Days Power Saving Mode

Icebreaker Merino Wool Zip Hoodie

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This gift idea will keep her warm in any environment. What can I say other than it’s “IceBreaker” and merino wool.

The Icebreaker company are experts in crafting high quality washable, non-itchy wool clothing. This particular top is a mid-weight 200gm merino wool mixed material with a hood. It has great pockets and reflective details for better nighttime visibility.

I love that it is so comfy when trekking alpine areas and even wicks sweat if your adventure is a workout. I wear mine even when not out on adventures, it’s that comfortable.

Icebreaker Women's Merino Zip Hoodie
  • Full Zip Mid Layer Hoodie
  • RealFLEECE, 87% 200gm Merino wool, 10% Nylon, 3% Lycra
  • Machine Washable

Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof With 2x Storage

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If you have an outdoorsy girl who is also a book worm then this is a great gift.

While I know having electronics out in the wild is a bit of a faux pas, I find lugging around books is too cumbersome. This is why I love the Kindle Paperwhite, it is easy to pack and now waterproof! So much so, if an accidental submersion happens that lasts up to 60 minutes, it will still work. That’s amazing! Another bonus is that this version has twice as much storage and great battery life too.

One last thing I love about the Paperwhite is the LED screen. No more trying to hold a flashlight while reading under the stars.

Kindle Paperwhite
  • Screen Size: 6" glare-free
  • Waterproof: IPX8 (2 Meters, 60 Minutes In Freshwater)
  • Storage:8 GB or 32 GB
  • Built-In Light: Yes - 5 LEDs
  • Resolution: 300 ppi
  • Battery Life: Weeks
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity
  • Weight: Wi-Fi: 6.4 oz (182 g); Wi-Fi + 4G LTE: 6.8 oz (191 g)
  • Dimensions: 6.6" x 4.6" x 0.32" (167 x 116 x 8.18 mm)

Finishing Up:

By now you should have some great ideas for what to get the outdoorsy girl in your life in 2021. Giving a great gift helps remind your loved ones how important they are to you.

As always, thank you for allowing Outdoors Informed help with your research. Our mission is to help you spend less time indoors and more time enjoying the great outdoors.

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Last update on 2021-08-05

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