20 Backpacking Gear Gift Ideas under $20

In this video I go over 20 gear item ideas for hikers under $20 with one bonus item ($50 item) that is one of my favorite gear items. Below are links to find these products. Happy Holidays and happy shopping!

Disclaimer: at the time I was doing my research these items were under $20 (except the tripod). The actual cost may vary depending on color, model, and time purchased. I recommend doing a good Google search for other stores besides REI or Amazon for these products.

1. Black Diamond Astro Headlamp: https://www.rei.com/product/117625/black-diamond-astro-headlamp
2. Matador Mini Pocket Blanket: https://www.rei.com/product/138683/matador-mini-pocket-blanket
3. Tentlab Deuce of Spades (The Deuce #2): https://www.rei.com/product/131611/thetentlab-the-deuce-2-ul-backcountry-trowel
4. Anker Astro E1 6700mAh Portable Battery Charger: http://a.co/d/6BWMR4Q
Anker 5200mAh $19.99: http://a.co/d/ekARaXy
5. Injini Liner Wool Socks: http://a.co/d/0i5RICE
6. Toaks 450 ml Camping Cup: https://www.rei.com/product/139465/toaks-titanium-single-wall-450ml-cup
7. Dyorigin Women’s Leggings: http://a.co/d/25hZ4y0
8. Rocketpure Hand & Foot Balm: http://a.co/d/6YkOyEn
9. ThermaRest Z Seat: https://www.rei.com/product/829881/therm-a-rest-z-seat-pad
10. Darn Tough Socks: https://www.rei.com/product/858816/darn-tough-light-hiker-micro-crew-light-cushion-socks-mens
11. Mini Sawyer Filter (orange color): http://a.co/d/iRmpusr
12. Lifestraw Water Filter: http://a.co/d/io3uiKo
13. Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock (green): http://a.co/d/ceWf63H
Hammock Straps: http://a.co/d/dbdR3NL
14. BRS Titanium Backpacking stove: http://a.co/d/aiYKm3C
15. Buff Headwear: https://www.rei.com/product/136140/buff-original-multifunctional-headwear
16. REI Multi Towel Lite: https://www.rei.com/product/127504/rei-co-op-multi-towel-lite
17. Nalgene Water Bottle: https://www.rei.com/product/141047/rei-co-op-nalgene-ingredients-wide-mouth-water-bottle-32-fl-oz
18. Microspikes (shown in video): http://a.co/d/f4TgYZ6
or YaxTrax Cleates: http://a.co/d/52syWtS
19. Swiss Army Knife or Multi Tool: http://a.co/d/3PbXofW
20. Patekfly Flexible Tripod (shown in video): http://a.co/d/dWcCTz2
(Cheaper alternative) UBeesize Tripod: http://a.co/d/hfuJ6j6

Bonus item: Zpacks 4 in 1 Multipack: http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/backpack_lid.shtml

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  1. Ray Lamascus on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    You are so cute. Love your happiness and smile. Keep up the good work

  2. No Fish Productions on September 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Your videos always make me smile! Thank you for sharing!

  3. shadowqueen64 on September 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I got the cup for my mom

  4. Eileen M on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I’m gosh I love you, you’re so cute love this video

  5. Jeff Marx on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Great ideas thank you!! Love your videos

  6. Hiking With Shawn on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I love the camping cup. I know a lot of hikers that could use something like that. No black friday shopping for me, I did the good’ole #optoutside instead 😀 Great video, Braids!

  7. Ray Lamascus on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    You can find the mini sawyer water filter by itself for $10 on eBay

  8. Allen Schubert on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Hey! I found this video useful! I’m considering a few of these (for me).

  9. Marty’s Crew: Our Family Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Lots of great ideas here👍! My wife was just saying that she needs better hiking pants. Great video!

  10. Footpath Junkies on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Love your channel Miss Braids….please keep em coming….gonna get the toesocks for the wife…she just bought trowel….off topic question..have you ever stayed at Mt Leconte Lodge ??….want to do that but pricey and long waiting list…..any advice ??….I bet your knowledge of GSMNP is unmatched… you could probably be a consultant for the rangers……..

  11. Gail Amatangelo on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I was struggling with my gift giving! I got some great ideas and actually just ordered two products you mentioned!

  12. Ronald Rose on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Hello my hiking friend. Thank you for sharing this fine video. You presented many great gifts ideas or items that we purchase for ourselves. Please take good care out there and have fun. See you on the next one. 🤗

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