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Whether you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute or you still need to get someone those last few presents, our gift guide has all you need for the adventurous travellers in your life. To help make Christmas that little bit easier, we’ve listed 22 of the best gifts on the market.

Zip World gift vouchers

Zip World Gift Guide Vouchers

www.zipworld.co.uk | from £10.00

Do something extraordinary this Christmas and give your friends and loved ones the experience of a lifetime with Zip World adventure gift vouchers. Set in the spectacular North Wales mountains of Snowdonia, Zip World is the ultimate adventure playground for all ages. With 10 amazing experiences at three stunning locations, adventures include Velocity, the world’s fastest zip line, and the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only Alpine Coaster of its kind.

To buy, visit www.zipworld.co.uk/gift-vouchers and choose your adventure. *All vouchers are valid for 12 months. Titan vouchers are valid for 18 months.

Powertraveller Extreme

Power Traveller Extreme

www.powertraveller.com | £140.00

Underneath the tough, rugged casing of the extreme charger lies a massive 12,000mAh lithium battery providing a hefty amount of power for users when they need it most. Unlike most portable chargers, the extreme features both a 12V DC output – suitable for charging bigger devices such as SLR cameras and tablets, a 5V 2A USB output for smaller devices such as smartphones and GPS systems PLUS a bi-directional USB-C socket – meaning you can charge the very latest devices utilising USB-C charging.

The kit includes a 5 watt solar panel which outputs 5V 1A via USB and opens to 210 degrees – perfect for fitting to a back pack or tent. The solar panel features MPPT technology which gives optimum charging in low light conditions and will not stop charging should a cloud pass over the panels. Made from durable materials designed to withstand knocks and spills, the extreme is an essential item for your travel bag.

Goal Zero Venture 70

Goal Zero Adventure

www.amazon.co.uk or www.outdoor365.co.uk | £149.99

Get out and stay out for longer with the Goal Zero Venture 70 recharger. The portable power pack can charge two items at once, so you won’t have to wait around for each device to repower individually. The Venture 70 allows you to charge phones, tablets, cameras and other USB-powered gear multiple times with the powerful unit and so you’ll always be able to capture that amazing view or contact people back home. The 2.4A USB ports will charge at high speed but it also has a smart charging function which optimises outputs to match what’s plugged in to eliminate the damaging effects of overcharging. You don’t need to worry about the weather either as the IP67 design has a rubber outer to withstand the wet making the unit waterproof.

Care Plus Water Filter

Care Plus Water Filter Christmas Gift

www.steppingout.co.uk | £29

Ultra-lightweight (just 65g) and ultra-compact (palm-sized), this adaptable water filter can be a lifesaver on your next adventure. It captures harmful bacteria and protozoa and makes water safe to consume. Drink straight from rivers or streams using the straw, fill up the squash bag, screw it on to a disposable plastic bottle, or slot it onto your chosen hydration pack the filter can be used in multiple ways and will supply up to 375,000 litres of clean water. That works out at 1p for every 125 litres! It can also be back-cleaned using the supplied syringe. Perfect for wild camping, backpacking and bikepacking, or any type of adventure travel.

Jetboil MightyMo

Jetboil Mightymo

www.cotswoldoutdoor.com | £60

Weighing in at only 95g but packed with all the features, this ultra-stowable, single-burner stove is ideal for those mighty meals. With a powerful 10,000 BTU/h burner you can boil one litre in only three minutes. Cook up mighty meals using a cooking pot or frying pan thanks to the unbeatable simmer control. No need to worry about the cold weather thanks to the easy-to-use push-button igniter and a regulator which gives you consistent performance right down to -6C. This compact and lightweight stove will pack up ridiculously small making it ideal for travelling.

Ledlenser MT18 Torch

Led Lenser MT18 Torch

www.ledlenser.com | £249.95

If you’re anything like us then when it comes to adventure, you never want the fun to stop. So why not extend the day and face the darkness head on to experience your adventure in a totally new light with the award-winning Ledlenser MT18 handheld torch. When using the full 3000 lumens you’ll be able to shine the light an incredible third of a mile – enough to light up beautiful waterfalls or keep bears at arm’s length. The inbuilt low battery indicator will warn you in plenty of time that a charge will be needed and the supplied USB 3.0 cable features a super-fast charge function. Built for reliability as only the Germans know how, a seven-year warranty (with registration) provides complete peace of mind.

Ebbelsen Outdoor Field Jacket

Ebbelson Trek Jacket

www.ebbelsen.com | £595 (£250 discount* for AT readers)

Renowned for truly premium – no compromise construction – classic trekking and travel jackets, the new Ebbelsen Trek MKII is perfect for the man who wants one jacket for as many varied outdoor uses as possible; a signature field jacket which is durable, robust and versatile. Perfect for windswept beaches, forest trails, distant foothills and even global adventures, it’s constructed from two layers of Duuton3 {a special high-density weatherproof cotton) for all-round protection and natural comfort. A detachable hood, RIRI zips, double skin roll-top pockets and a CORDURA lined hem and cuffs combine to create this remarkable outdoor jacket with four colours available.

Use discount code ATRAVEL-XMAS at checkout to save £250 (*valid until 20 December 2017).

Ledlenser MH10 Rechargeable Headlamp

Ledlenser headlamp

www.ledlenser.com | £89.95

Part of the recently launched Outdoor Series from Ledlenser, the new MH10 Rechargeable Headlamp combines the finest materials and state-of-the art technologies to deliver breathtaking light. A simple twist of the lamp head and the 600 lumen (max power) beam can be focused seamlessly for flood (near) illumination or spot (distance) illumination via the patented Advanced Focus System optics that Ledlenser are renowned for internationally. A rear red light ensures you can be seen from behind, while there’s also a low battery warning indicator and charge level indicator. A transport lock also ensures that the MH10 doesn’t switch on by accident while in your bag. Backed by a seven-year with registration warranty, this is an ideal light for any adventure in any place.

KuSan Bobble Hat

Kusan Bobble Hat

www.kusan.co.uk | £25.99

Unless you are absolutely not a hat person, a decent piece of headgear for the winter months is essential. It keeps the chill away around town, on brisk coastal walks when it feels like you’re being battered by gale force winds and on those winter campouts when you’re trying to keep warm in your sleeping bag. Designed in London and handcrafted in Nepal, the KuSan Bobble Hat is a brilliant option for all of the above. It looks good and thanks to its 100% woollen construction, its warm too. An ideal stocking filler.

Leatherman Skeletool CX

Leatherman Skeletool CX

www.leatherman.co.uk | £129.95

Who says more is better? The sleek Leatherman Skeletool CX gets you back to basics… very cool basics. The Skeletool CX has only the most necessary of multi-tool features, because sometimes that’s all you need. With a 154CM stainless steel blade, pliers, bit driver, pocket clip and carabiner/bottle opener, you’re set to take on the world’s wild spaces. Lightweight, low volume, perfect size and the ideal Christmas present for outdoor adventurers.

Mobile Solar Expedition Power Package

Mobile Solar Expedition Power Package

www.mobilesolarchargers.co.uk | £94.95

This complete hiking and expedition lightweight charging package is ideal for phones, tablets, GPS devices and all 5v USB devices, especially when you’re visiting more remote destinations. The package includes a 10Ah waterproof QC power bank, folding 10W CIGS solar panel, USB torch and LED lights. The power bank holds enough juice to power up most phones three times over and the waterproof solar panel is easily attached to a rucksack. Recently used on expeditions to the Antarctic & K2, the package is lightweight robust, and works down to -40C, so you can be sure it will keep up with you on your adventures.

More info: enquiries@mobilesolarchargers.co.uk | 01935 825914

GoPro Hero 6

GoPro Hero 6 Black

www.oceanleisurecameras.com | £499

The new GoPro Hero 6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone, tablet or computer. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilisation and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable, waterproof design and the Hero 6 Black is the ultimate action camera for sharing life as you live it. It’s easy to use, produces great quality content and is perfect for any adventure, especially considering the wide range of attachments and mounts that are available. Available now in store and online, the Hero 6 makes the perfect Christmas present for your loved one, or maybe just treat yourself – we wouldn’t blame you!

More info: info@oceanleisurecameras.com | 0207 930 5050/5051

Peli 1510 Protector Case

Peli 1510 Protector Case

www.peliproducts.co.uk | From £179.05

The 1510 Peli Protector Case is the most popular in this range of rugged equipment cases and it’s easy to see why. Sized to qualify as carry-on luggage with most airlines, the 1510 features wheels and a retractable handle making it a popular with individuals, particularly photographers, who often travel with expensive or fragile equipment. As with all Peli Protector cases, the 1510 offers strength and performance against extreme conditions, rough handling, dust and water, and carries the legendary ‘You break it, we replace it’ lifetime guarantee.

Use exclusive discount code ADVTRAV20 to save 20% on any 1510 case.

MSR TrailShot Microfilter

MSR Trailshot Microfilter

www.msrgear.com/ie/ | £40

Designed to hide in stash pockets and deploy quickly, this tiny water filter lets you drink directly from sources along the trail for instant hydration and fill your vessels with clean water. Easy one-handed operation filters one litre in a mere 60 seconds, so you can get back on the trail quickly and moving again in no time at all. At just 142 g, the TrailShot water filter is the ultimate filter for fast-paced, high-mileage adventurers, like trail runners, hikers and mountain bikers.

Ravine Sport Blue-Ridge Heated Walking Boot

Ravine Sport Blue Ridge Heated Boots

www.cooltraxxoutdoor.com | £139

Here’s something new for you… The Ravine Sport Blue-Ridge Heated Walking Boot could be the perfect gift for anyone you know who feels the cold. The heated element within the boots is powered by a lightweight Lithium-ion power source that is both rechargeable and removable. Those wearing the boots can choose between a normal hiking mode and a warm boost for tough, cold conditions, with a three-layer temperature control ensuring you find the right balance in a variety of scenarios. The boots are waterproof and also feature a shock-absorbing EVA insert and wrap-around memory foam ankle support system offering support and comfort. No one should ever complain about cold feet again…

Sub Zero Factor 1 Plus

Sub Zero Factor 1 Plus

www.subzerostore.co.uk | £44.99 (long-sleeve), £39.99 (short-sleeve)

The Factor 1 Plus top from Sub Zero belongs to possibly one of the most technical base layer ranges currently on the market. Made in Britain at the brand’s Leicestershire HQ, all the Factor 1 Plus products are created using electronic circular knitting machines, which enables the firm to build in extra features such as stretch rib support on major muscle groups and targeted mesh zones for efficient moisture management. Lightweight, super-soft and comfortable, the 100% polyamide yarn offers excellent wicking and thermal properties to help maintain a warm and dry micro-climate next to the skin. There is also a built-in stretch in these seamless base layers which means they act as compression aids in muscle recovery. They have been especially designed to deal with a huge range of activities, from hiking and climbing to ski-touring and fat biking. Plus, there are 11 great colour options and there are kid’s versions too.

Perilla Alpaca Socks

Perilla Alpaca Walking Socks Indigo

www.perilla.co.uk | £18

Treat your friend or family’s feet to gorgeous 75% alpaca socks from online alpaca specialist Perilla. Thermal walking socks are ideal for hiking, climbing and winter sports with their all-round terry looped thickness. Alpaca fibre has higher insulating properties than any other fibre, repels odour and bacteria but gently wicks away moisture so feet remain at a perfect temperature. One pair can be worn easily for a week as the fibre self-cleans, so it’s perfect for the adventure traveller. The palette of colours includes natural undyed alpaca colours of pale grey, brown and charcoal and a huge range of dyed colours. All socks can be beautifully gift boxed and make a most welcome present for any age, any time.

Mycoal Handwarmers

Mycoal Handwamer

www.mycoal.co.uk | £55 for 40

These little packs of concentrated heat can be a game changer in colder conditions. With these heating your pockets or in your gloves, you’ll no longer suffer the misery of cold hands on those brisk winter walks. Always reliable, safe and lightweight, this tiny packet makes a huge difference to your winter activities and is a great stocking filler for anyone who spends time outdoors.

You can grab a box from www.mycoal.co.uk with £15 discount using voucher code xmas2017. That will be enough to keep you warm for the whole winter!

Scruffs Pro Jacket

Scruffs Pro Jacket

www.scruffs.com | £54.95

For the outdoor man, the Scruffs Pro Jacket is built to last. This stylish jacket is fully waterproof with taped seams, storm flaps and storm zips for ultimate protection against the elements. It also features an insulated half fleece lining for extra warmth and there is a handy concealed hood. The waterproof fabric is hard wearing and the elbow panels are reinforced with Cordura® ensuring a decent level of durability. The Pro Jacket isn’t just about performance though, as it looks the part too!

Lifesystems Intensity 105 Head Torch

LifeSystems Headtorch

www.lifesystems.co.uk | £19.99

Brighten up Christmas morning with the Intensity 105 Head Torch from Lifesystems, a perfect stocking filler for adventurous loved ones. Ideal for dark campsites or sudden blackouts while away from home, the Intensity 105 is just as handy for walking the dog or finding your way back to the tent after a customary post-hike pint. Packed full of features that make it an essential addition to any pack, the Intensity 105 boasts an advanced CREE LED bulb, plus six lighting modes including red for preserving night vision and a flashing SOS mode in case of emergency. Its durable and waterproof IPX7 construction can cope with a range of conditions and the adjustable, elasticated strap mean it is comfortable to wear. The head torch’s minimalist design means it weighs just 42g and comes complete with a USB charging cable for its small yet powerful Lithium-Ion battery.

Swarovski Optik CL 8×25 Pocket Binocular

Swarovski Optik Pocket Binocular

www.swarovskioptik.com | £570

When you’re out and about in the mountains, or even on the coast, one of the real treats is spotting a beautiful animal in its natural habitat. Whether it’s a seal lounging on the rocks off the coast of Cornwall or a kestrel hovering just off the summit waiting for the opportune moment to strike its prey, it’s worth paying attention. The CL 8×25 Pocket Binocular from Swarovski Optik is the perfect accompaniment for those moments as they offer incredible quality, crystal clear images and excellent portability. Aside from seeing majestic animals up close, the CL Pocket also gives you an unparalleled view of the unique landscapes we often find ourselves in. A perfect Christmas present for outdoor enthusiasts who love to really take in their surroundings.

Slope Angel

Slope Angel

www.slopeangel.com | £19

Slope Angel is a durable, lightweight and compact device that helps assess the safety of the terrain when skiers, mountaineers, hikers and rescue teams venture into the mountains. Two of the vital factors in identifying avalanche terrain risk are slope angle and air temperature, so it’s important to properly understand the conditions. Slope Angel has been designed to make that easier and is essentially a digital inclinometer and thermometer that accurately measures slope gradients between 0-90 degrees and air temperatures in both centigrade and farenheit. It’s lightweight (30g), portable and also comes with detachable, laminated avalanche safety advice cards. At £19 it’s a snip, and the perfect gift for your buddies whether they ski on or off the piste.

Adventure Travel magazine issue 135