10 Best Gifts for the Outdoorsman

The Ultimate Buyers Guide This Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner and we want to take the stress out of your shopping this year. We know your goal is to find the perfect gift for everybody on your list, and that is why we have made it easy for you to find the best suiting gifts for any outdoorsman or woman this holiday season:

 

#1 – Rumpl

ISLE outdoors gift guide rumpl blanket

Cost: $65 – $299

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Product Details:

  • Light and easy to pack and travel with
  • Water resistant
  • 5 different sizes from baby to king

Our Review: 

Are you still using that outdated raggedy blanket for your camping trips, beach days and outdoor adventures? It’s time to refresh your linens and get a RUMPL, which works perfect for any venture.

ISLE outdoors gift guide rumpl blanket

Similar to a sleeping bag or your insulated puffy jacket, this blanket is constructed to provide optimal warmth in all elements and conditions. So, it’s easy to transport whether you are traveling far, or you just want to use this blanket at home in between trips!

 

#2 – 15’ ISLE Megalodon

ISLE outdoors gift guide Megalodon

Cost: $1395

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Product Details:

  • 15-feet long x 56-inches wide x 8-inches thick
  • Easily supports 5-7 adult paddlers
  • Includes two hands pumps and two adjustable paddles

Paddle boarding is fun solo, but when you have the 15’ Megalodon you can double that fun and add 5 more people to the equation. The multi-person paddle board can make the next surf session, river adventure, or lake trip the ultimate water toy.

ISLE outdoors gift guide Megalodon

Made from Military Grade PVC, the Megalodon is an inflatable paddle board so when deflated it is the size of a duffle bag and you can store it practically anywhere and transport it with really any car or truck.

 

#3 –  Kammok

ISLE outdoors gift guide kammok

Cost: $94

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Product Details:

  • 10-foot suspension system
  • Lightweight and breathable, tear resistant diamond ripstop fabric
  • Fully equipped with two carabineers and ready for adventure

Our Review: 

We can all agree that the one of the best places to ‘hang out’ is outside with a hammock. All hammocks aren’t made the same and that’s why we chose Kammok for this year’s buyers guide.

ISLE outdoors gift guide kammok

With its water resistant compression sack, you can save space and pack this small bag in your backpack on any trip. The secure 10 ft. suspension system allows you to relax no matter how high you’re going to dangle!

 

#4 – Vuori Clothing

ISLE outdoors gift guide vuori

Cost: $40 – $100

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Product Details: 

  • Performance apparel for men and women
  • Inspired by an active west coast aesthetic
  • Innovative, sustainable and breathable fabrics

Our Review: 

Quality clothing to support your active lifestyle is an absolute must; you need a wardrobe that will keep up with you without getting in the way through your runs, hikes, paddles, and adventures.

ISLE outdoors gift guide vuori

Vuori is incredibly light and breathable making it the best to work up a sweat in. Many of the lines are inspired by sustainable fabrics that are good for the earth under your feet. This company has it all, whether you’re training for your next competition, heading to the Yoga studio, going for a paddle, or looking to dress for comfort & style – Vuori has the clothes for your everyday.

 

#5 – 10’5 ISLE Versa

ISLE outdoors gift guide versa

Cost: $795

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Product Details:

  • Includes an adjustable paddle and a center box fin
  • NEW beginner-friendly epoxy SUP
  • One size and three different colors

 Our Review: 

A standup paddle board is the ultimate gift for an outdoor traveler, but they’ll need a SUP that will adapt in different conditions and waterways. The ISLE Versa is the ideal paddle board that will provide stability and performance whether you’re in a lake, bay or the ocean.

ISLE outdoors gift guide versa

The beginner-friendly epoxy SUP is made with a Thermal Molded Construction making it stronger than the industry standard epoxy board. This is your go-to standup paddle board for safety, stability and will accommodate your growing skill set on the water!

 

#6 – Nocqua Lights

ISLE outdoors gift guide nocqua

Cost: $199 – $399

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Product Details:

  • Designed to mount on paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes
  • Waterproof system that lights up the water around your entire board
  • 3 Models with 7 different colored Lights

Our Review: 

The only downside to being on the water is not being able to paddle at night and get the same clarity as in the day. We know how rough it is in the winter when your hours of water time get even shorter, but don’t get discouraged as this problem can be solved with Nocqua lights.

ISLE outdoors gift guide nocqua

These lights are incredibly easy to install and they will attach to any paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. They illuminate the water creating a glassy window to the underwater world with a full circle of sight.

 

#7 – Engel Cooler

ISLE outdoors gift guide engel cooler

Cost: $79.99

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Product Details:

  • Options include standing coolers, dry boxes, live bait, and backpack coolers
  • 4 colors and multiple models
  • Use for anything from camping, fishing, hiking and paddling

Our Review: 

There are tons of reasons that you need a cooler, and even more reasons to not overpay for a quality one. Engel Coolers creates all kinds of heavy duty coolers that are rugged, durable and ready to be loaded with gear.

ISLE outdoors gift guide Engel Cooler

Engel has coolers in many different sizes, and are also customizable with different colors. They have standing coolers as well as backpacks so that you can never stop moving. They are high performance so you can be confident they will cool your food down or keep your catch cold before the next meal.

 

#8 – 11’ ISLE Explorer

ISLE outdoors gift guide explorer

Cost: $795

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Product Details:

  • NEW Airtech Fusion Light Construction – 30% lighter than comparable models
  • The most stable inflatable SUP because of the extra width
  • Comes with a hand pump, paddle and carrying bag

Our Review: 

Paddling Boarding is the fastest growing sport in the world because it’s so much fun, easy to learn and there is an abundance of waterways in the world. For some, storage and transportation is an issue with a 10+ foot standup paddle board, but an inflatable saves the space and works just as well as a normal epoxy board. The 11’ Explorer iSUP is our most popular inflatable for multiple reasons and is perfect for beginners or skilled paddlers.

ISLE outdoors gift guide explorer

This paddle board has two carry handles, multiple bungees and D-rings that allow you to strap down all your gear making it perfect for long outdoor trips. This is truly the outdoorsman’s or woman’s dream paddle board and is highly durable and when deflated rolls up to the size of a sleeping bag.

 

#9 – Rinsekit

ISLE outdoors gift guide rinse kit

Cost: $89.95

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Product Details:

  • To-go pressurized shower that weighs 24 lbs. when full
  • Holds 2 gallons and sprays continuously for 4 minutes
  • Takes 20 seconds to fill with a garden hose

Our Review: 

An outdoor wanderer knows the necessity of rinsing off after an intense hike, surf and paddle sesh. The problem is that there isn’t always a convenient shower where you end up. The Rinsekit is the solution that you can bring everywhere you go.

ISLE outdoors gift guide rinsekit

This innovative portable shower takes only 20 seconds to fill up before your adventure – no pumping or batteries necessary. The weight of it makes it easy to move around and the four minutes of spray time is plenty for a rinse.

 

#10 – PFD & Leash

Paddle Board Safety

Cost: $60 – 100+

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Product Details:

  • The two most important items to have while kayaking or SUPing
  • Easy to install and can save your life
  • Numerous types and sizes

Our Review: 

You might be a strong swimmer and confident in the water but we recommend these two items because they could be the difference between life and death. A leash is what connects you to your board, which is your personal flotation device that can float away from you in seconds. A PFD, or personal flotation device is actually a law to have in certain waterways.

Paddle Board Safety

Whether it is your first time out or you are an elite paddle boarder, these pieces of equipment are beneficial to any outdoorsman who’s trying to explore and stay safe at the same time. Depending on your type of activity you’ll need to get ones of the many types of leashes and PFD’s.

Final Thoughts

We have tried these great products just for you, and hope you have an awesome idea of what to get for all the fellow adventurers in your life this holiday season. Hey, maybe you even deserve one of these as an early present to yourself after all your hard shopping!

 

Posted in Gear Guides, Industry, Paddle Board Gear
Austin Cox - I have a passion for surfing, paddling and the ocean. I grew up surfing the chilly waters of Northern California and recently made the move to beautiful San Diego. Reach out to me if you have any questions or ideas you want to talk about. - austin@islesurfandsup.com

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