Many benefits are offered by Outside +, the membership program we launched this summer. But this holiday season we’re especially excited about our brand new Outside Shop, a place to browse all of the best gear we’ve tested and reviewed in the field. New and existing Outside + members receive a $ 50 credit (see program terms) at the store, and we’ve rounded our favorite bang for the buck to under $ 50. Good shopping.
Kelty Bestie Blanket ($ 25)
“Compact enough to fit in a tote for most outings, the Bestie is durable and affordable,” Holiday Gift Guide contributors Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson wrote of the blanket. “Lay the tough poly-taffeta side down on rough surfaces or wrap yourself in the soft brushed poly. Either way, this blanket will become your best friend.
Eureka Sprk camping stove ($ 40)
If you don’t have enough space in your camping kitchen for a two-burner stove, consider the compact Sprk. “This stove sets up in seconds and its 11,500 BTU burner brings a quart of water to a boil in four minutes,” wrote Evan Green, Summer Buyer’s Guide tester. “More impressive is the precise temperature control which has kept our pancakes fluffy and our eggs easier.”
Buff CoolNet UV + Multifunctional Headwear ($ 24)
It seems like every week one of our writers praises the Buff’s performance qualities. Made from soft polyester microfiber, you can use it as a neck warmer, twist the ends together to make a hat, or even wear it as a bandana. “It’s so comfortable, I often forget I’m wearing it” Outside said Equipment Manager Will Taylor.
Nite Ize Rechargeable LED Collar NiteDog ($ 25)
We featured the NiteDog LED Collar in our 2021 summer buying guide to the best dog gear. “Keep track of your furry baby on your campsite with this light up collar. It’s water resistant and lasts just over six hours on a charge, ”wrote editor Luke Whelan.
Nite Ize Rechargeable Radiant ShineLine ($ 30)
“If you’re camping with kids, you need at least one of these ten foot string lights,” columnist Jakob Schiller wrote in his review of the New Useful Camp Light. “I use mine to line the top of the tent and leave it while they fall asleep. Other times, I put one of the lights in the middle of our camping table to help set the mood during dinner.
Gerber Armbar Cork Multitool ($ 39)
We featured the Armbar Cork in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “This 3.1 oz eight-tool device is a sturdy base camp helper, complete with scissors, hammer, and 2-blade blade. , 5 inches for a range of tasks, “wrote editor Maren Larsen. “Bottle openers, cans and bottle openers keep food and drinks flowing, and the faded finish adds class. “
Pack of 3 Matador FlatPak Toiletry Bottles ($ 35)
Frequent gear reviewer Janna Irons considers these bottles a travel essential. “Five times lighter and 3.5 times more compact than the average travel bottle, this TSA approved container has a large opening for filling, a waterproof outer coating and a loop label for quick identification of contents,” she wrote.