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Five Fabulous Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Know someone who loves the outdoors? I am sure you do. Whether they’re serious hikers, casual campers, backpacking tourists or just someone who likes to be outside, these handy and affordable products are sure to make excellent gifts and keep them prepared for their outdoor adventures.

LifeSaver Liberty Water Bottle


One of the most important things while out and about in the outdoors (especially in the wilderness) is staying hydrated. And no one wants to lug around litres of water while out hiking. And this is where the LifeSaver Liberty water bottle - which can remove 99.99% of viruses & cysts and an even higher percentage of bacteria - literally becomes a 'lifesaver'.

LifeSaver products are manufactured in the UK and their unique filtration technology is said to filter unreliable municipal water supplies, rainwater and even water taken directly from lakes and rivers allowing the user to make clean safe water.

LifeSaver Liberty Water Bottle


According to LifeSaver

LifeSaver products are portable water filters that are pressurised with a hand pump. This air pressure forces water through the pores of an ultrafiltration cartridge and out through the exit nozzle leaving microbiological contamination behind. LifeSaver filtration technology provides a physical barrier against viruses, bacteria, and cysts. No chemicals or electrical power is required.

This makes the bottle an excellent item to have in the kit for hikers, campers, backpackers or just about any traveller.

Some key features of the LifeSaver Liberty

- Independently tested to exceed full NSF/ANSI P231 and WHO2011 ‘Highly protective tier’ drinking water standards
- Comes with 5ft Scavenger Hose for drawing water directly from the source which means it provides easier access to water and you can filter larger volumes in one go. Also has the ability to filter directly into additional containers
- Replaceable Activated Carbon Disc for removal of chlorine, taste, and odour
- FailSafe technology: Once the filter membranes are blocked, water can not pass through, keeping users safe
- No chemicals or electricity required
- No strenuous sucking or pressing required
- Easy to use Flow Valve to control the flow rate
- SteriTouch® antimicrobial materials used
- Product materials and water effluent both BPA and BPS free

LifeSaver Liberty Water Bottle

We have used the LifeSaver Liberty on countryside jaunts and found it to be a revolutionary product perfect for outdoor adventures. It has been constructed nicely, feels sturdy and is leak proof. You have to follow the instructions provided in the box to 'prime' the bottle before first using it. Thereafter it is simple to use. Not only does it do the intended job but it also helps reduce plastic waste as you do not have to buy water bottles while out travelling. It is a brilliant idea and not only would I recommend it to hikers and wild campers but to anyone looking for a portable water filter.

LifeSaver® Liberty is priced at £89.99 and has a 400ml capacity and can filter up to 2,000 litres of water. Replacement filter cartridges are sold separately.

Available from www.iconlifesaver.com

The video below shows the different ways the LifeSaver Liberty bottle can be used.



Connect EDC Bag


A lightweight and compact travel bag that surprisingly packs in a lot of travel essentials, this Connect EDC bag keeps everyday items secure and organised while travelling. This bag is perfect not just for travel enthusiasts and outdoor adventures but also for urban commuting.

Made with 100% polyester, the carry bag has been designed to be water and rip resistant. And the bag comes with numerous useful features - 12 elasticated compartments, 8 utility pockets, cushioned inserts, easy pull zip cords, clear card storage window, storage pocket for earphones, large mesh pockets and a magnetic front pouch. Shoulder strap and belt loops are provided which means you can wear it cross body or attached at your waist. You can also attach it to any other travel bag.

This travel bag is a great buy - it is a compact size, helps consolidate all essentials into one location, is neatly organised and provides easy access to items. It would make a nice addition to a camper's kit. And it is only priced at £24.99.

Connect EDC Bag

Available from www.trueutility.com

Varta Power Bank 16000


A portable charger would make a very practical and welcome gift for campers/hikers. A portable power supply while in the outdoors ensures that your smartphones, tablets or other devices are always up and running. The type of portable power device one needs would depend on a number of factors like how much power do you need, what do you intend to use the power for and whether you are headed backpacking or car camping. The size and weight of the device are of the utmost importance for backpackers and the Varta Power Bank 16000 is one of the best portable power devices for backpacking and camping. It is small, lightweight and holds enough power to recharge up to 6 phones or 3 tablets per charge.

Other highlights include the ability to charge 2 devices at once, an integrated LED flashlight and a 5 LED battery gauge for charge & discharge indication.

This power bank has been with us on most of our outdoor adventures - be it our boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads or our glamping break at Wigwam® Holidays Brampton - and we cannot recommend it enough.

Varta Power Bank 16000

Check other Varta products at www.varta-consumer.co.uk

Princeton Tec Backcountry Rechargeable Helix Lantern 


When camping in the wilderness, this lightweight and easily portable light source will come in very handy.  The lantern has two main light types - a white LED and a red LED, both of which are dimmable. There is no traditional switch instead a swipe mechanism is provided with different swipe directions and a different number of swipes resulting in six different modes of light (bright white, dim white, bright red, dim red, flashing white and flashing red). The flexibility to adjust the light’s brightness and/or beam width depending on your needs is an excellent feature. The lantern offers multiple hanging and mounting positions and is under 160gm in weight making it easily portable.

The lantern offers 6-22 hours of light depending on the mode you choose. It comes with a built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and there is a USB port at the base of the lamp (for recharging). Priced at £74.95 (SRP) it is an ingenious lantern that would make an excellent addition to a camper's kit.

Princeton Tec Backcountry Rechargeable Helix Lantern

Available from www.whitbyandco.co.uk

Keen Newport Eco Sandals


And my final pick is Keen's Newport Eco Sandals that are perfect for adventures in and out of the water. The Newport Eco combines washable webbing made from recycled plastic bottles with upcycled rice husks in the outsole for a total feel-good factor. The sandals have a compression-molded EVA midsole for cushioning and the Cleansport NXT™ technology for natural odour control! The sandals have no break-in period and are good to go out of the box. They are perfect for all kinds of outdoor adventures whether it is a walk in the park or hiking; providing good comfort and plenty of support.

Keen Newport Eco Sandals

Priced at £84.99
Available from www.keenfootwear.com

Keen Newport Eco Sandals


Some of the items featured in this article were sent to us for purposes of review. As always, all opinions, remain solely our own.

6 comments:

  1. I love discovering new travel gifts as I have many friends who are keen travellers. The Princeton Tec Backcountry Rechargeable Helix Lantern looks like a nifty thing to have!

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    1. The Princeton Tec Rechargeable Lantern is an excellent item to have in one's camping or backpacking kit. It is very useful indoors too - in the garage or workshop or just as an emergency light.

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  2. The powerbank is definitely my favourite from the list. I'm not much of an outdoor person, but I always need a fully charged battery! I'd use the bottle probably for the gym!

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  3. Awesome selection of gift ideas! I love that lamp, what a great way to combine a portable lantern with ultra-useability!

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  4. With these items on this list, I feel like I would be ready to take on the outdoors and anything that comes my way! I love camping and hiking but my nomadic lifestyle means I haven't had much time. I love the idea of the LifeSaver Liberty and would have even liked something like this in SE Asia where I couldn't get water refills instead of buying bottle water.

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    1. Lifesaver Liberty is an excellent and easily portable filtration device and the ideal choice for any situation where clean drinking water is absolutely vital. And it is perfect while travelling to places where access to fresh, clean water is not always possible.

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