Christmas is quickly approaching and if you are anything like us then you don’t have the time to trawl around the shops looking for presents.
So to help you guys out we have complied a list of out five favourite stocking fillers for people who love hiking, climbing and outdoor adventures in general.
1, Leatherman Skeletool
Number one on our list is the versatile yet super lightweight Letherman Skeletool. You never know what you will encounter when your trekking so it’s always best to be prepared.
Coming in at 140 grams, the Leatherman Skeletool has a mixed blade of stainless steel, pliers, interchangeable tip screwdriver, removable pocket clip and carabiner / bottle opener. Whatever problems you face on those mountains this hiker’s friend will help you solve them.
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2, Joby Gorillapod
Job make great lightweight professional tripods and the GorillaPod range is probably the best we have seen. They are flexible enough to wrap around a small tree, compact, strong (will hold up to 3kg) and available in sizes to fit small point & shoot cameras up to professional DSLRs.
We love them for their versatility and strength but most importantly their light weight.
Joby's Gorillapod Range Buy from Amazon here
3, Kendal Mint Cake
Kendal Mint Cake is the most famous mountain food you’ve never heard of. It hails from the town of Kendal in the Lake District, England and has been a favourite on mountain snack for generations of British expeditionaries, mountaineers and climbers. It has helped some of the most famous explorers in history achieve their goals, such as Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 and is a standard part of the 24-hour ration pack issued to the Irish Defence Forces. It’s also a standard part of my ration pack when I go…well…anywhere.
4, Lifesystems First Aid Kits
Coming in all shapes and sizes for every type of adventure, the iconic red cases of the Lifesystems first aid kits are full of handy items to treat on mountain injuries. Each pack incorporates the use of hard wearing ripstop fabrics and waterproof zips which provide that extra level of durability and protection. Smaller packs feature belt loop attachments and the larger versions have grab handles and outer pockets with reflective strips. Our favourite is the Explorer pack and we don’t go anywhere without it.
5, Tenacious Tape
Tenacious Tape an all-purpose, weatherproof repair tape that fixes tears, holes and gashes in almost all of your outdoor gear. It stays put no matter what the weather throws at you and leaves no sticky mess upon removal. It comes in a variety of colours and it’s so strong that once applied you can even machine wash a garment without worrying the tape will fall off!
Tenacious Tape repairs camping gear, sleeping bags and pads, tents, clothing, vinyl rafts, down jackets—whatever needs a quick patch, so you can stay outside.
Tenacious Tape Buy from Amazon here