Hikers really just want one thing. They want to be hiking. That said, gear is awesome but expensive, and they know exactly what they want and you don’t. Seriously, do you know the difference between silnylon, ripstop and cordura? Do you care? They do. Can you discuss the differences between a symmetrical or asymmetrical hammock and the best way to sleep in each kind? That’s what I thought.
But all is not lost if you have a hiker on your gift list.
They also like clothes to wear in real life that explain to everyone else where they’d rather be without having to say so.
Consider these three t-shirts your hiking friends will love as awesome gifts.
Hike Now Work Later
Personalized Hiking Tshirts For Men 100% Cotton Short Sleeve DeepHeather
Your favorite hiker may have a job, but if he or she is a true addict, it’s just a means to funding the next great hike. This shirt comes in men’s sizes S through XXL in a soft gray cotton with “Hike Now Work Later” on the front.
This soft blue unisex shirt in cotton features a pair of hiking boots with the word “HIKING” in large letters, and “cheaper than therapy” beneath that. Sizes S through XXL.
When your society-challenged friends hoard ancient copies of Backpacker, pick up free trail maps from every info kiosk they pass, and disturb conversations in the car by pointing and yelling whenever you pass a brown hiker sign, the signs are clear. They need one of these shirts.
Not that a t-shirt will cure any of those problems. But it will probably make your hiker friend happy.