2015 Christmas Guide | Backpackers And Nomads

If you’re the kind of person that loves to explore and is constantly on the road, you must check out our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide For Backpackers And Nomads. We assume you know people with similar interests, so you won’t have a problem figuring out what kind of gift to get this holiday season. Nevertheless, we made a list of possible products for every outgoing person. You’ll find equipment, tools and gadgets that are very useful and innovative.

Check out this list of gift-worthy products, and you’ll probably find something for yourself there.

1 – The New Nomads

The New Nomads

The New Nomads is a book for all urban people who like to explore and travel.

The New Nomads is a great book that talks about the life of nomads, but those who still lead a modern and urban life. This book wants us to know that in the age of all the technological innovations and super useful gadgets, we don’t need a home anymore. We can make our home completely mobile, switch from place to place and do our job from co-working spaces. It follows contemporary architecture, room and furniture concepts like for example the inflatable room you can carry with you wherever you go. The New Nomads explores a life of freedom and enjoyment, with all the benefits that come with the modern technological era. A perfect gift for anyone living their life on the road.

BUY | $43.96

2 – Handpresso Wild ESE

Handpresso Wild ESE

This portable coffee maker will serve you espresso, cappuccino, Americano, and latte no matter where you are.

Handpresso Wild ESE is an awesome portable coffee maker made for all who can’t live a day without this delicious drink. It’s especially useful when you’re going travelling, camping, hiking or basically anywhere you would need a cup of coffee. It makes it easier to carry around because Handpresso weighs just 1.1 pounds and doesn’t need batteries or any power source. All you need is boiling water and coffee. To make coffee, you use ESE pods, that are just thrown away after using, so it’s easy to clean it. To use Handpresso, just follow a few simple steps and make high-quality espresso, cappuccino, Americano, and latte out in the wild.

BUY | $95

3 – Maxpedition Foldable Backpack

Maxpedition Foldable Backpack

Fold this backpack when you’re not using it, and it will take little space.

The perfect gift for any backpacker is, of course a good backpack. Maxpedition Foldable Backpack can fit many things in it, and when folded, takes no more room than a t-shirt. When you’re not using it, just attach it to your belt and you’ll forget it’s even there. There are seven different compartments in this backpack, so you can organise your things well, and also fit a 100 oz water bladder. It’s made of nylon fabric that’s lightweight, water and abrasion resistant. Zipper pockets are designed to store valuable things and the points under pressure are double stitched, so this backpack is very strong. You can also get it in three colours.

BUY | $73.32

4 – Hydaway Collapsible Bottle

Hydaway Collapsible Bottle

When collapsed, this water bottle can fit into a pocket.

When you’re out in nature, the last thing you should do is throw plastic water bottles and harm the environment. Of course, you wouldn’t do that, but you also wouldn’t want to carry one around with you all the time that will take a lot of space. Hydaway Bottle is collapsible, so when you’re not using it, it can fit into a pocket. When collapsed, this water bottle is only 1.25 inches tall. It’s made of non-toxic, food-grade silicone so it’s completely safe to use. You can get it in two sizes-12 and 21 oz and a variety of colours.

BUY | $20

5 – Bolt Rugged Portable Battery

Bolt Rugged Portable Battery

Bolt Rugged Portable Battery can survive any weather condition.

You’ll need a good battery to keep your electronics working when you’re outdoors. Bolt Rugged Portable Battery can survive anything and still give you tons of energy. This 9000mAh battery pack is water and dust resistant and even if you leave it in the rain, mud, snow or sand, it’ll work perfectly fine. It’s equipped with premium lithium-ion grade A cells and can hold it’s charge for an incredible six months. You can charge anything that’s USB compatible. There’s a built-in safety protection system that will save your devices from overcharge, overvoltage and short circuit. The best thing about it, it weighs just 9.3 ounces and can survive any weather condition you may face.

BUY | $29.95

6 – SolarMonkey Adventurer

SolarMonkey Adventurer

With two solar panels, this device can charge your phone 2 to 3 times per charge.

Because we know how important it is to have your devices working when you’re in the middle of nowhere, here’s one more great portable charger. This one works on solar energy, it’s slim and highly portable. SolarMonkey Adventurer has two solar panels with an integrated 2500mAh lithium polymer battery. You can use it without worries, because the panels are thermally insulated and there’s a travel case that goes along with it, so it’s also safe from water and shocks. Charge it when the sun is up, and with 8 to 12 hours, you’ll get enough energy to charge your phone 2 to 3 times. You get 5 adaptor tips and 1 USB cable, so it covers most devices.

BUY | from $99

7 – Seagate Seven Hard Drive

Seagate Seven Hard Drive

Seagate Seven Hard Drive is the thinnest portable hard drive there is, and has the capacity of 500GB.

When talking technology, we must mention the awesome Seagate Seven Hard Drive. The name seven stands for its size, because it’s 7mm slim. This incredible size makes it the thinnest portable hard drive there is. It has the capacity of 500GB and is powered by a USB 3.0 cable. Since it’s made of stainless steel, it’s resistant to almost any physical damage. All these features make it perfect for travellers who are frequently on a road and need some extra storage space.

BUY | $96.99

8 – Buckshot Pro

Buckshot Pro

Buckshot Pro is a speaker, power bank and a flashlight.

When you’re out exploring, you’ll need all good multi-purpose devices you can get. How about a Bluetooth speaker/ microphone/speakerphone, power bank and a flashlight all together? Not bad, right? Buckshot Pro can be used for all those purposes and it’s water and shock resistant. The speaker will give you 10 hours of playtime, and you can use it for handsfree calls. It can fully charge your phone, and finally, show you the way in the dark with its LED lights. The flashlight has 3 modes- torch, lamp and strobe light. You can also attach it on the handlebar when you’re cycling. For even more versatility, Buckshot Pro comes in six different colors.

BUY | $79.95

9 – Timbuk 2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

Timbuk 2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

You can use it as a backpack, or when rolled, as a suitcase.

You can’t go wrong choosing Timbuk 2 backpacks. They’re durable, practical and full of innovations. Aviator Wheeled Backpack, for example, can be used both as a backpack, and when rolled, as a suitcase with skateboard-like wheels. This 66l backpack is made from sturdy nylon and has stowaway padded straps, reinforced handles and a removable hip belt. The padded ventilated back panel will make carrying it comfortable. There’s an expandable top flap and plenty of pockets, on the side wall and main flap. Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack comes in two sizes- M and L.

BUY | from $142.99

10 – SOVRN Republic Drifter Backpack

SOVRN Republic Drifter Backpack

This all-purpose backpack can fit all your valuable possessions.

One more functional and durable backpack you can get for anybody constantly on the move. It can store all your valuable or bulky possessions. Drifter Backpack is made of high-quality canvas combined with leather materials. It has a capacity of 30 liters and with strong zippers everything will stay in its place. This backpack has a shoulder strap, side mounted utility straps and compression straps. There’s also a mesh pocket for water bottle and a tripod/GoPro pole carrier. The Svorn Republic Drifter backpack is really made for all purposes, and you won’t go wrong with it.

BUY | $85.99

11 – Youphoria Travel Towel

Youphoria Travel Towel

Youphoria Travel Towel is super absorbent, compact and it dries quickly.

What would you want from a travel towel? Probably to be super absorbent and to dry quickly. Youphoria Travel Towel is made of 100% Micro-Fiber and can dry up to 10 times faster than any other towel. That’s really cool. It’s also really lightweight and convenient for packing. There’s a carry bag and hanging loop that come with it, so it’s also easy to dry it. This travel towel can hold up to 4 times its weight in water and it’s 5 times smaller than a traditional cotton towel. Quite impressive, right?

BUY | from $14.99

12 – Light My Fire Titanium Spork

Light My Fire Titanium Spork

Spoon and a fork = Spork

We can’t speak of necessary outdoor equipment and tools and not mention those made for eating. Light My Fire Titanium Spork is just like the name says, a combination of spoon and a fork. It’s simple looking, tough and durable. It’s extremely light. but won’t bend while you’re using it. The material is non-toxic and won’t leave a metallic taste whatever you’re eating. Spork is heat-resistant, non-corrosive and non-magnetic, perfectly fits any backpack, lunch box or a picnic basket.

BUY | $10.99


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