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The Best Outdoorsy Gifts for Valentine’s Day 2024: 10 Valentine’s Gifts For Outdoorsy Folks

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We’ve never been huge fans of Valentine’s Day here at Terradrift. Maybe because we’re not into all the sappy stuff. You know, chick flicks, hearts, roses, feelings… But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy an opportunity to gift someone we love some excellent outdoor gear! So if you’d rather not do the whole “chocolate and flowers” thing again (how boring!) here are 10 outdoorsy gifts for Valentine’s Day for him, her, and them.

10 Outdoorsy Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Knog Scout Travel luggage tag and bag finder attached to a suitcase.

Knog Scout Travel Bag Finder and Alarm

If your special someone happens to travel often and/or is constantly leaving their backpack/ski bag/luggage unattended, get them the gift of peace of mind to show them how much you love them. The Knog Scout Travel is the perfect thing. The durable tag loops onto luggage or any bag they want to keep track of, uses a QR code to share contact info and act as a name tag, and uses Apple’s Find My app to track that bag in the event an airline loses it or they leave it in the backseat of a taxi. What’s more, there’s also an alarm function, so if they have to leave gear or luggage sitting somewhere unsecured, they can turn on an alarm that will go off if someone tries to move (or abscond with) the bag. Brilliant! It does only work with iPhones currently.

A woman was a pair of Vallon Watchtower Sunglasses.
Vallon Watchtower Sunglasses

Vallon Watchtowers Cycling Sunglasses

For the cyclist in your life (road, gravel, or trail), check out the sustainable new Watchtower sunglasses from Vallon. The lenses are shatterproof (in case they don’t quite make that mandatory gap), the frames are made from 85% recycled fishing nets, and come with a lifetime warranty! Plus, they’re comfy enough for all-day wear, so they can ride to their heart’s content without that annoying pressure behind their ears. Also…check out how dope they look!

A black MiiR everyday straw cup.

MiiR Everyday Straw Cup

Step aside, Stanley! ‘Cause there’s a new boss in town and we’re pretty stoked about it, not least of all because MiiR is such a sustainably-minded company and they won’t be releasing 8 new colors and designs every month that will undoubtedly whip people into an obsessive frenzy that has them leaping over counters for limited-edition mugs (have you seen Stanley in the news lately?!). On the contrary, this new leak-resistant straw cup is sleek as can be AND made with 90% recycled stainless steel. Plus, when you’re done with it, you can send it back in to MiiR for a store credit and they’ll recycle it. So if your boo loves a straw sipper and doesn’t have one yet, get them one of these. (And if they already have a straw tumbler, maybe consider getting them something else. There is such a thing as overconsumption, after all, and it’s not very sustainable…)

A woman sits on a stump next to snow wearing the Big Agnes Camp Boss insulated pants.

Big Agnes Camp Boss Pant

For those who are always complaining about being cold on winter camping trips, during parking lot lunches on ski days, or tend to shiver in their sleeping bags, there may be no better gift than insulated pants. And the Camp Boss Pants from Big Agnes may be our favorite. They’re unisex, the have a zipper that goes almost all the way up the leg to make getting them on and off over boots easy, and they even have zippered hand pockets and a cinch belt at the waist. Oh, and they’re made of recycled materials (including the insulation) and are supremely cozy. Win.

Two Humangear GoPouch Silicone Storage Pouches.

Humangear GoPouch Silicone Storage Pouch

We love a good reusable zip-top bag here at Terradrift, and while Stasher Bags have always been our go-to, there’s a new bag in town: the Silicone Storage Pouch from Humangear. It’s silicone, so you can freeze it and put boiling water in it (freezer bag cooking during backpacking trips, anyone?), it’s microwave and dishwasher safe, totally leakproof, and while the slider that seals it shut may not seem like the most convenient at first, the recipient, like us, will no doubt be happy to use it when they realize the bags stand upright and stay open on their own thanks to a hinged opening. Bonus: There are measurement markings on the side! Gift them to anyone who loves backpacking (they function as a bowl), travel (stash toiletries, medication, you name it), kayaking or hitting the beach (use it as a dry bag for your phone and keys), you name it. Pro-tip: gift it full of their favorite hiking snacks.

The Cardo PackTalk Intercom System for Skiing and Snowboarding.

Cardo PackTalk Intercom System for Skiing and Snowboarding

It’s winter, which means it’s ski and snowboard season! But whether or not they prefer downhill or cross-country skiing doesn’t matter. Heck, they could even be snowshoers or fat tire bikers! Doesn’t matter, because while the Cardo PackTalk Intercom System is designed with snow helmets in mind, it can function in other scenarios, too. Essentially it’s an intercom system that lets you chat with your fave boarding buddy even if they’re halfway down the mountain (and you’re not). They have a .6 mile range, which is extended the more users are connected. You can also take phone calls and listen to your tunes if you prefer, thanks to the mic and JBL speakers that nestle into your helmet. It’s not a cheap system, but what says “I love you” more than wanting to stay connected all day, no matter how you ride and where you are on the mountain? (If you’re looking for something more low profile that works seamlessly with a bike helmet, check out our video review of the Sena Pi.)

A man and woman stand on a couch in silly poses wearing Subset Organic Cotton Robes.

Subset Organic Cotton Robe

Listen, a robe may not sound super outdoorsy, but think of all the times you were outdoors and wished you had one: after doing a polar plunge in a freezing cold lake, when you have to pop out of your van to grab the lighter you left by the firepit, when you just want to lunge in the back of your teardrop trailer… But honestly, who doesn’t just love a nice, soft, comfortable robe? Especially one like this made from organic cotton. It’s got a nice weight to it, is supremely high quality, and won’t shed micro plastics in the wash. Our recommendation? Get two: one for you and one for them, plus a giant bag of popcorn and a romantic movie like, I dunno, Cocaine Bear or Mad Max: Fury Road (just us?) and kick it in style. Who could say no to that! (Feeling cheeky? Get them some sustainable underwear to match.)

A man stands smiling in front of snowy mountains wearing a Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoody.

Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoody

Every once in a while we test an article of clothing that replaces every other item like it in Josh’s wardrobe and that he wears literally everywhere to do everything for the next six months. The Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoodie is this season’s article. And I can understand why. This hoodie has it all: it’s made of recycled materials, has a super durable exterior, a super soft grid fleece interior, is way warmer than it looks, and functions perfectly as a mid layer and outer layer (read more about layering for the outdoors in this post). It comes in a handful of colors for men and women, has hand, interior, and a chest pocket, and is highly likely to become their new fave piece of apparel, too.

A woman in a snowboard helmet wears the Opolis Ski & Snowboard Goggles.

Opolis Ski & Snowboard Goggles

If your significant other is a skier or snowboarder and you’re ready to splurge a bit, there may be no better gift than the Opolis Ski and Snowboard Goggles. We’ve loved sustainable Opolis sunglasses for years, so we were stoked when they released snow goggles. They don’t fog, can be worn with a helmet or without, have easily interchangeable magnetic lenses, and most importantly, are made of plastic pulled right from the ocean (or from landfills at risk of spilling over into the ocean). They do fit better on average-sized faces and larger (they’re just a bit big on my tiny head), but if that describes your loved one, they’re gonna dig these big time.

The Matador SEG28 Backpack in Arctic White.

Matador SEG28 Backpack

The first time I saw this pack, I was intrigued. If you’ve seen our other backpack or travel bag reviews, you know I’m obsessed with organization. And this bag has plenty of it. It’s uniquely designed so that you can use one or all of the four separate zippered compartments on the front of the bag OR compress those and use the main inside compartment as one big packing section. There’s a laptop sleeve and accessory pocket, luggage handle pass-through, a water bottle pocket and plenty of grab handles. Plus, it’s made of recycled materials and is PFC-free (read about what PFCs are in this post). Subscribe to the Terradrift YouTube channel so you don’t miss the upcoming full review, but here’s a tip in advance: this backpack unfortunately isn’t designed for small-framed humans and isn’t particularly well-designed for average-sized and smaller women.

Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Gifts: Bottom Line

Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, these outdoorsy gifts are a great idea any time of year (including if you’re just gifting them to yourself 😜). So show someone how much of a fan you are of how rad and outdoorsy they are and shop sustainably this year. Then get out there and wander on. Together, ideally.

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