7 Best Gifts for Your Adventure Buddy
Gifts, gifts, gifts! The holidays are upon us and we bet you still have lots of shopping to do!
Struggling to find something to gift your Adventure Buddy? The ub-cool team has rounded up 7 gift ideas that are great for a fantastic adventure!
What are you waiting for? Go shopping for your Adventure Buddy (and don’t forget to get yourself something too)!
#1 – Portable Clothes Washer
The portable clothes washer in action | Image Source
When you’re away on any multi-day adventure, one of the biggest struggles is cleaning your clothes. (Well, that is unless you like marinating in your sweaty smelly dirty clothing….!) Most people end up carrying too many changes in their backup making their experience more tiring. Scrubba has a new version of their “portable clothes washing bag” which will help minimize the load you carry on your back and will leave you smelly ever-so fresh on your adventure. Not only that, but it is Eco friendly too!
According to Scrubba, this item provides a “machine-quality wash” and is a “modern take on the old-fashioned washboard.” The product’s internal nodules clean your clothes efficiently in minutes!
Tip: we advise you use this with fresh water from rivers and not salt water.
#2 – Foot Warmers: Heated Insoles
The Original heated insoles and remote | Image Source
Are you and you Adventure Buddy planning to climb Mount Everest or another mountain next year? Make sure to pack a hi-tech foot warmer like the one that ThermaCell produces. Their heated insoles come in three versions: original, ProFlex, and ProFlex Heavy Duty. These heated insoles will keep your feet warm as you trek through knee-deep snow, slip-and-slide on ice, and huddle around the camp fire at night on a mountain peak. Also, it’s great for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing!
Keeping your feet warm (not hot), its state-of-the-art wireless technology allows you to adjust the temperature, recharge the insoles at least 500 times, and lasts up to 5 hours of use in one go.
#3 – Water Filter
The water filter in action removing bacteria! | Image Source
While out in the wilderness on a multi-day adventure, finding clean drinkable water often dictates your route. After all, you can’t carry your entire water supply with you. LifeStraw’s personal water filter is a gift your Adventure Buddy would love! Light, portable, small, and effective! Surpassing EPA filter standards, it removes 99.99% of waterborne bacteria!
#4 – Portable Female Urination Device
The female urination device | Image Source
Calling all women who hate dirty gas-station-and-hostel bathrooms! GoGirl’s portable pee-in-a-cup-type device will be your new best friend in 2018. Look forward to your next backpacking trip and explore the world knowing that you have a sanitary place to relieve yourself absolutely anywhere. It’s made from medical-grade silicone and it fits in your purse! So, if you’re planning a road trip adventure in 2018, this is definitely for you!
#5 – Hands-Free Light Device
The PowerLight Mini | Image Source
Light weight, slim, water resistant, and clippable! BioLite’s modern-day lantern is a mini-sized power source that is perfect for every campsite, headlamp in a cave, hike at night, or cycling adventure. Its USB rechargeable battery allows up to 52 hours of low light and offers different strength of light. On high, it lasts up to 5 hours. It can also be used to boost your cell phone.
#6 – GoPro Compatible Full-Face Snorkel Mask
Snorkeling will never be the same! | Image Source
This full-face snorkel mask was so popular in 2017 that we recommend it to every adventure enthusiast for their upcoming 2018 adventures! Wildhorn’s Seaview full-face snorkel mask (and fog resistant design) has made snorkeling much more comfortable for children and adults alike. Now, you can film the marine life you find with the GoPro-compatible-Snorkel mask! Spend less time adjusting your equipment with this all-in-one mask, snorkel, and camera mount.
#7 – Tent: Inflates in 1 Minute!
The Cave Tent Inflates in 1 Minute! | Image Source
After a long day of hiking, pitching a tent is not fun for many. Get this, HemiPlanet’s Cave Tent can be inflated in 1 minute! All you need is a standard pump. It is stable during strong winds and its sloped-shape allows good run off during rain. It has a multi-chamber system so even if one section deflates, then the entire tent will not collapse. HemiPlanet says 3 people can fit but it’s close to accommodating 2 people (or 3 children).
Tip: Split the cost with your favourite Adventure Buddy! Most of the campers I know tend to share the cost between them making it more affordable.
Season’s Greetings from the ub-cool team to you and your Adventure Buddy! Wishing you have exciting adventures in 2018!
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Feature Image Source: Wildhorn