The 7 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Man

Sure, Valentine’s day is the day of love, roses, and chocolates, but every man enjoys receiving a gift he can put to use. The best gifts keep on giving year after year and durable gear that lasts is the way to any man’s heart.

Royal Matrix Packable Jacket

Every guy could use a packable jacket. They are lightweight and versatile. A couple years ago I was planning a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and realized I didn’t have any kind of light jacket, just heavy winter coats or hoodies. I searched online and came across the Royal Matrix packable puffer jacket. It had great reviews and was only $40. I ordered it and have used it almost daily since. It’s very lightweight and comfortable, yet gives you enough warm for a winter day. On really cold days, I’ll wear mine over a hoodie or sweater. I’ve had this jacket for about three years now and it’s holding up great, no issues with wear and tear. A great value.

4 Season Give’r Gloves

Waterproof and fireproof gloves? Hell yea, sign me up! Give’r brand 4 Seasons gloves may possibly be the coolest bit of gear I’ve seen. Growing up on farm, I was routinely tasked with stacking firewood, clearing brush, and tending to a fire. I understand the importance of reliable leather gloves to keep your hands safe. Warm insulation and 100 % waterproofing is a great bonus. Give’r will even customize your gloves with your initials branded onto the leather. Pretty damn cool. Learn more and order :

Timex Expedition Chronograph Watch

A durable, waterproof watch is a great addition to the toolbox of any outdoorsy guy. If you’re doing the adventure thing right, there will be times when you have no cell service or power and can’t tell time. Gotta’ go old school and rely on a wrist watch. The Timex Expedition Chronograph Watch is really comfortable and durable. I’ve had this same style for about four years and it’s performed really well. I love the look and feel of the nylon strap and the night time Indiglo face is really handy when sleeping in a tent or under the stars. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meter depths, so it’s great for swimming or reaching over the side of the boat to land a big fish.

Yeti Colster

There’s nothing more satisfying than a cold beverage after a long day working in the yard or hiking the trails…… Or maybe just sitting on the couch watching the game. Keep those beverages cold with a Yeti Colster, made to keep any 12oz can or long neck bottle cold for hours. Made of powder coated, double wall steel, this can koozie will last a lifetime.

DJI Mavic Mini

Guys love gadgets. Gadgets you can fly and take really great photos and video with are even better. DJI has been producing great drones and video equipment for a long time. I’ve had the DJI Spark drone for several years now and have been really happy with it. The DJI Mini and Mini 2 are the upgraded versions of the Spark, yet smaller and more cost friendly than the DJI Mavic Pro. At around $450 the Mini is an awesome option for the hobbyist and adventurer. The drone is slightly bigger than a cell phone and has a 33mm camera with 2.7K Quad video. The mini easily fits in your backpack, so you can take it anywhere and document the action.

Red Wing Heritage Men’s Classic Moc 6″ Boot

The classic Red Wing Moc Toe boot is an American icon. Made in Red Wing, Minnesota the timeless look of these boots will add a bit of style and ruggedness to any man’s wardrobe. Whether you wear them around town or on the job these boots can’t be beat. Like any leather work boot, it will take some time to break them in. Out of the box they will feel stiff and clunky, but over time they soften. They typically run a little large so you should order a half or full size smaller than what you typically wear.

Stanley All In One Coffee System

Everyone’s dad or grandpa had the classic green Stanley brand thermos. Odds are it was scratched, dented, and coffee stained from years of well earned abuse. Odds were even better that beat up thermos still kept dad’s coffee piping hot. You can count on the Stanley brand. This new all in one coffee system has everything you need to make and drink coffee while in camp; boiling pot, double wall thermos, two drinking cups, and French press. There is even a hidden compartment in the lid to store your dry coffee.