Outdoor Lovers' Valentine's Day Gift Guide
This guide is intended to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one for Valentine's Day - whether that's your significant other, your dog, or yourself.
The YETI Roadie 20 was my best investment of 2018. It has saved me money from packing my own food on road trips to loading up at a cheaper grocery store miles away. It has kept my boyfriend's whiskey cold enough to enjoy a chilled glass upon arrival back at camp. Since I live hours away from a Trader Joe's, I use it to stock up on my favorite frozen food items before driving home. It has allowed me to bring healthier food with us on camping trips. If your significant other is into fishing, this cooler will make all of your fish dinner dreams come true. YETI makes larger coolers that might also be perfect for your person. I recommend the Roadie 20 for the price and size. Although on the heavier side of coolers, the Roadie 20 is light enough for one person to carry. YETI also now has a custom shop where you can brand the cooler with his collegiate team or customize a Rambler ($19.99 and up). Buy your love a YETI and 2019 is almost guaranteed to be a good year for both of you.
At Weekend Roamer, we are all about sustainable, environmentally friendly living. MPOWERD is on to something good with the Luci Inflatable Solar Lights. The Luci Pro: Outdoor 2.0 is their toughest, longest lasting light ever. The Outdoor 2.0 includes mobile charging through a two-way USB port that can fully charge your cell phone and stay lit for a couple of hours. The solar light lasts 50 hours or more on a single charge. I have used it when backpacking and car camping. I've switched away from using my Goal Zero solar panel when I'm on shorter trips and solely just use the MPOWERD Luci Pro. This is definitely worth it.
Never heard of a Heroclip? This genius invention by Mina Yoo is taking the outdoor industry by storm and I saw so many needs for it that I bought one last year at Outdoor Retailer. Heroclip is a caribiner with a hook on it that only weighs 2 ounces and holds up to 50 pounds. The device Swivels 360° and hooks or clips just about anywhere. Have you ever needed an extra hand? The Heroclip will be the extra hand your love needs when you're not around. I personally use mine to hang my MPOWERD Luci Pro solar light. The duo would make the perfect gift this Valentine's Day.
There's nothing sexy about two sleeping pads that don't match up with each other. That's why the Thermarest NeoAir Camper Duo sleeping pad would make the perfect gift this Valentine's Day. Say goodbye to uneven cuddling or fighting over who gets the more comfy pad when camping and backpacking. The NeoAir Camper Duo will have you sleeping easier and enjoying the whole outdoor experience even more. Don't pass this one up.
The Black Diamond First Light Hoody received Backpacker Magazine's Editors' Choice Award and was featured in Backcountry Magazine’s Gear Guide Select 2018. From first tracks to first ascents, the First Light Hoody is the quintessential start-stop piece, a layer that breathes and moves on alpine approaches, banger skin laps and everything in between. Fully insulated with PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active and constructed from lightweight Schoeller, it is Black Diamond’s most breathable insulation piece, and will stay on through all of your transitions. Here is the women's version.
Nothing says "I love you" like brand new powder skis, especially when they're made by a woman-owned company. Coalition Snow has done it again with the dynamic build and cover design of the Abyss Powder Ski. Designed to make the skier float like a butterfly through powder, the Abyss would make the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your love. It's time to buy a powder ski since the snow keeps coming down this season.
Is your love more into snowboarding? That's cool, because Coalition Snow makes snowboards too. Find out why Coalition Snow is known as the "Beyonce of the Ski World" with the Queen Bee Snowboard. This snowboard is made to melt any lady's heart, but not the snow that she's riding on. Definitely consider hooking up your woman (or man) with the Queen Bee Snowboard before Cupid does and steals her away.
I'll let you in on a pretty well known secret. I'm a big fan of buying last year's model of skis. Why? Well, because they're discounted and usually not much has changed. With under 6 lbs of ski weight between the pair (173 cm or lower), the Helio Ski 95 is a backcountry dream. Is your partner slogging behind you up the hill? Consider reducing the weight on their ski and buy them a pair of Black Diamond skis this Winter.
Maybe you're more into your dog this Valentine's Day. We can definitely dig on that. This Winter is pretty cold and I'm sure your dog is cold too. Treat your best friend to the beautiful Powder Hound jacket made by Ruffwear. He/she deserves it. You know it.
I live in this jacket during the Fall and Winter. It's like a sleeping bag for your upper body and I can tell you that you're missing out if you don't own a puff hooded jacket from Patagonia. That's why you should make this your Valentine's Day gift. Your partner will be cozy for the rest of Winter and you won't have to worry about warming him/her up. Here is the men's version.
Base layers are often forgot about when it comes to gifts. Your parents gave you socks for Hanukkah and your love gave you a jacket for your Anniversary, but base layers. Everyone forgets to buy base layers and everyone forgets to gift base layers, except you! You could be that change in the gift giving cycle this Valentine's Day. Rossignol has got you covered when it comes to all of your base layer gift giving needs. Designed to be worn as a midlayer for year-round activity, the Men's Classique Clim is made of warm jersey fabric that's brushed on the inside for a soft feel against your love's skin. The women's version is here.
Is your partner obsessed with rock climbing? It's time to buy them a new rope. You know it. They know it. Make it one that lasts by investing in the Black Diamond 9.4 Dry Climbing Rope. By balancing lightweight performance with durability, the Black Diamond 9.4 Dry is the ideal rope for rock and ice missions that demand high performance day after day.
You can do better than chocolates or flowers this Valentine's Day. If your person (or dog) loves the outdoors, then you're sure to win their heart over again with the products listed above.