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15 Stocking Stuffers Under $20

One of these gifts could make someone very happy this holiday season

There are plenty of adventurous gifts out there that won’t break the bank. (Cristina Munteanu/Unsplash)
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One of these gifts could make someone very happy this holiday season

You don’t have to drop several grand on a carbon fiber bike to make the outdoorsy people on your Christmas list happy. There are plenty of adventurous gifts out there that won’t break the bank. Here are 15 stocking stuffers under $20.  

Topeak Mini 9 ($17)

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(Courtesy Topeak)

The Mini 9 is tiny enough to slip into a saddle pouch but has just enough tools to get you out of a jam when a ride turns south. It packs screwdrivers, all kinds of Allen wrenches, and it won’t add much weight to your kit.

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HipLok Z Lock ($18 for 2)

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(Courtesy HipLok)

The HipLock Z works like a zip-tie but has a steel core to keep thieves from cutting through it and a key so you can use it over and over. It’s perfect for locking your bike or keeping your kids out of the cookie cabinet.

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Darn Tough McFly Socks ($20)

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(Courtesy Darn Tough)

Thru-hikers love Darn Tough socks because of their lifetime guarantee, but the angler on your list will love these because of the fly print.

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Gerber Curve Multi-Tool ($15)

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(Courtesy Gerber)

The Curve has everything you expect from a mini multi-tool—a stainless steel blade, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and a tiny carabiner to clip it to your keychain or pack. But honestly, we love this tool because of the streamlined aesthetics. It just looks cool.

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Anker PowerCore 5000 Battery Pack ($20)

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Recharge your phone up to two times in the wild with this tiny battery pack that’s just a little bigger than your Chapstick.

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HeroClip ($20)

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(Courtesy HeroClip)

This simple but genius tool is a carabiner with a hook, so you can hang things anywhere.

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Stanley Classic Flask ($19)

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(Courtesy Stanley)

This flask should be full of bourbon and tucked into your daypack along with a compass, knife, headlamp, and matches at all times. It’s that important.

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GSI Outdoors Essential Spoon ($5)  

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(Courtesy GSI Outdoors)

If you’ve ever spent a few nights eating directly from those freeze-dried backpacker meals, you know the importance of having an extra long spoon. This one is 10 inches long and weighs just one ounce.

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Opinel No.8 Knife ($15)

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(Courtesy Opinel)

Beechwood handle, stainless steel blade, and an ergonomic design that feels like an extension of your hand, the No.8 sets the standard for pocket knives.

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Luci Outdoor 2.0 Inflatable Lantern ($20)

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(Courtesy MPOWERD)

This solar-powered lantern collapses to the size of a pancake so you don’t have to sacrifice light and ambience on your next ultra-light backpacking trip.  

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Rite in the Rain Notebook ($10 for 3)

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(Courtesy REI)

These all-weather pages handle rain, mud, and tears, so you can still jot down every flora and fauna you’re seeing regardless of the conditions.

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Black Diamond Astro Headlamp ($20)

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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

A headlamp with 150 lumens for just $20 from a trusted company like Black Diamond? You better get a few of these.

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Nite Ize HandlBand iPhone Holder ($20)

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(Courtesy REI)

This piece of rubber enables you to easily strap an iPhone to your handlebars so you can access Strava maps on the fly, or watch Netflix while spinning on the trainer.

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Metolius Access Fund Destinations Chalk Bag ($20)

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(Courtesy Metolius)

Not only does the bright design add a bit of color to your bouldering kit, a piece of the proceeds go to the Access Fund, which helps keep climbing crags open. So it’s two gifts in one.

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United by Blue Steel Tumbler ($20)

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(Courtesy Backcountry)

Yeah, it’s just a cup. But it’s a badass stainless steel cup, perfect for a fireside beer or early morning cup of coffee.

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