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The best new gear to help you make the most of your time in the Canadian outdoors, whether hiking and camping, road-tripping, heading out on an expedition or researching in the field

Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers

Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers!

From a multi-tool that will help you tap into your inner MacGyver to an outdoor cocktail set for stylish fireside sipping, our editors have rounded up some last-minute gift ideas for the nature lovers in your life
Javier Frutos wears Columbia jacket on ship

Wearing the Columbia Titanium OutDry Insulated Jacket aboard a One Ocean Expeditions ship off the coast of Antarctica. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
Creative Director Javier Frutos puts a Columbia jacket, gloves and baselayers to the ultimate test at the end of the world
The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que. (Photo: Roland Bast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Roland Bast/Canadian Geographic
With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain
Eagle Creek, daypack, backpack, hiking, travel, knapsack

The Eagle Creek daypack. (Photo: Alex Cohen)

Photo: Alex Cohen
Eagle Creek's packable daypack, which folds into a tiny pouch, is ideal for any traveller tight on space. 
Stanley cocktail set: camping, hiking, backcountry, liquor, booze, spirits, alcohol

The Stanley Happy Hour System (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
The Stanley Happy Hour System is designed to help you mix bespoke drinks wherever your adventures take you, from the lake to the backcountry and beyond
Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair

The Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair is perfect for lounging around your campsite or local park on a sunny day — if you can get it inflated. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
The Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair is likely very comfortable, if you can get it fully inflated
hikers heli-hiking cariboo mountains canadian mountain holidays

Hikers summit a peak in the Cariboo Mountains, September 2017. Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos brought the new Nikon D850 full-frame camera along on the trip. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's creative director tests Nikon's latest full-frame model on a heli-hiking experience with Canadian Mountain Holidays 
tent, MSR, Access 2, backcountry, all season

The MSR Access 2 Tent. (Photo: Courtesy MSR)

Photo: Courtesy MSR
A lightweight and easy-to-pitch tent that's perfect for backcountry camping
Tilley Paddler's Hat, niagara falls, waterproof, ontario

Canadian Geographic editor-in-chief Aaron Kylie (with family) put the Tilley Paddler's Hat to the test against Niagara's fury, among other locations this past summer. (Photo: Genevieve Taylor/Canadian Geographic) 

Photo: Genevieve Taylor/Canadian Geographic
From Niagara's fury to suburban soccer pitches, the iconic Tilley Hat keeps you cool, dry and shaded from the sun
hydro flask, water bottle, mint, turquoise,

The 21 oz. Hydro Flask in Mint. (Photo: Michela Rosano/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Michela Rosano/Canadian Geographic
Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 
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