Camping Gift Suggestions

At REI Outlet you can shop online (or on the phone) and have your purchase delivered for FREE to the REI store in Conshohocken (on Ridge Pike).

You'll still have to pay sales tax. Most non-Outlet items can be purchased directly from the store, but you should check online or call the store for available stock. REI carries only high-quality products that will last many years. You can also return or exchange anything bought online at the store.

Click either the name of the product or its image to be directed to its website.

If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations, feel free to email me at (Patrick Smith) and I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can.

You can also create your own wish list on It is free but you have to sign up for it.



REI Mountainsmith Maverick 60 Pack

    • Dual-density shoulder straps and back panel keep you comfortable while carrying heavy loads; sternum strap keeps straps in place

    • Large main compartment offers plenty of room for a week's worth of gear; collared storm shield features a drawcord closure

    • Dual water bottle pockets

    • Reg. Price - $159.95

    • Sale Price - Only $57.73!


REI Mountainsmith Antero 35+ (outlet)

    • MountainLoft™ synthetic insulation offers lightweight, compressible warmth that will continue to insulate even when damp.

      • Adjustable hood wraps your head in warmth.

      • Reg. Price - $99.95

      • Special 2013 Buy - $69.73



Princeton Tec Quad

    • Contains 4 LEDs and has a Low, Medium, and High setting.

    • Can run for 31 hrs on low power, 10 hrs on medium, and 1 hr on constant high power.

    • Reg. Price - $32.95

REI XT 85 Pack

    • Precurved shoulder straps and hipbelt comfortably match your anatomy from day one; hipbelt webbing system adjusts with a forward pull in an ergonomic motion.

    • Quick-release straps on the bottom of the pack body provide an easy attachment point for sleep pad or tent

    • Dual side-zip access allows easy retrieval of items buried deep in the pack; bottom sleeping bag compartment features a smooth curved zipper

    • Price - $279.00

REI Flash 62 Pack


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    • New tubular aluminum perimeter frame provides excellent load support and stability while minimizing weight.

    • The Flash 62 is made with ripstop nylon that provides durability without increased weight; polyurethane coating adds weather resistance.

    • Hipbelt has zippered pockets on both sides for on-the-go access to essentials.

    • Sale Price - $93.83

    • Reguar price - $189

Not sure whether to buy an internal frame or an external frame backpack? Check out this article ==> PACKS

Not sure which model and size to choose? Check this out ==> HOW TO CHOOSE

REI Polar Pod Sleeping Bag


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    • Temp. - down to 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Mummy Style bag.

    • Synthetic hollow-fiber insulation retains heat while providing loft and some compressibility; construction eliminates cold spots.

    • $64.93 - $79.93

Marmot Trestles 15 Sleeping Bag


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    • Temp. - down to 12 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Weight of biggest edition - 4 lbs. 2 oz.

    • Mummy Style Bag.

    • 2-way, dual-side zippers—1 full-zip that extends around footbox, 1 partial-zip—allow top of bag to fold back, allowing easy entry.

    • Price - Only $109.00!

The North Face Dolomite 3S Sleeping Bag


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  • Temp. - Down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 4 lbs 1 oz .

  • Zipper zips all the way around the footbox and allows the sleeping bag to be opened up completely for use as a comforter.

  • Price - $109.00 - $119.00.

Sleeping Pads

Big Agnes Air Core Sleeping Pad


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  • It is 48 inches long and 20 inches wide.

  • 3.25 in. thick pad is waterproof and lightweight, and packs down to the size of a Nalgene water bottle.

  • Rectangular shape.

  • Price - $49.95 - $69.95

Petzl Tikka 2 LED

    • Has 4 LEDs in it and can give vision for up to 29 m.

    • Has a High, Low, and flashing mode.

    • Low level provides up to 120 hrs. of use and high up to 90 hrs.

    • Has a pivoting light part so it can be angled.

    • Reg. Price - $29.95

Black Diamond ReVolt

    • Can run on AAA Alkaline batteries as well as NiMH rechargable batteries which are included.

    • Can cast a beam up to 70 m.

    • Can run up to 70 hrs on high using AAA batteries and about 12 hrs using NiMH batteries on high.

    • Reliable in inclement weather.

    • Reg. Price - $59.95

Light My Fire Spork

    • This is a lightweight spork made of a plastic like substance and is dishwasher safe.

    • Can be found in multiple colors.

    • cheap and all purpose eating utensil.

    • Price - $2.95.

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Bowls and plates are awlways useful and normally very reasonably priced. You can get it in multiple materials such as metal alloys, aluminum, and plastic. It is a matter of preference whenever you pick out campware like this.

    • Nalgene Water Bottles are excellent gift ideas for a scout of any rank or age.

    • They can be found at almost any outdoor store or online in a multitude of colors, patterns, and volumes to best suit each person. (1 liter bottles are recommended)

Last updated December 27-28, 2012.