Gifts for the Outdoor Vegan

« LAST UPDATE: 13 October 2021 »

PUBLISHED: 7 December 2015

You’ll find just the right gift to please any vegan outdoor enthusiast in this guide.

Outdoor gear is notorious for containing wool, down, and other animal products, and finding vegan versions can be a challenge. Fear not, I’ve done the hard work for you.

These gifts are 100% verified vegan and perfect for staying warm and cruelty-free.


» Category: Gift Guides
» Minutes to Read: 10
» Vegan Gift Ideas: 20

Gifts for the Outdoor Vegan

PUBLISHED: 7 December 2015  »  LAST UPDATE: 13 October 2021

You’ll find just the right gift to please any vegan outdoor enthusiast in this guide.

Outdoor gear is notorious for containing wool, down, and other animal products, and finding vegan versions can be a challenge. Fear not, I’ve done the hard work for you.

These gifts are 100% verified vegan and perfect for staying warm and cruelty-free.


» Category: Gift Guides
» Minutes to Read: 10
» Vegan Gift Ideas: 20

Vegan Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Perfect gifts for people who love the outdoors.

The North Face Thermoball Eco Jacket

I’m going to come right out and say it, this North Face Thermoball Eco Jacket costs a pretty penny, and North Face isn’t a strictly vegan company. So why would I include it in this gift guide?


The North Face makes some high-quality gear that lasts for years that comes with a lifetime guarantee. That’s good for your wallet and good for the earth.

You’ll have to ignore their malarky about “responsible” wool and down, using animals in any capacity is never sustainable or cruelty-free.

[Find out why wool isn’t vegan and why feathers and down aren’t vegan either.]

Check the labels carefully before purchasing. Look for “Eco Insulation” like this Thermoball jacket.


  • Eco Insulation. Made with recycled materials, ThermoBall technology revolutionizes synthetic insulation. Developed in partnership with PrimaLoft, this innovative insulation offers a synthetic alternative to down and provides all-weather warmth.
  • Water Resistant. Features 100% recycled fabric with a Durable Water-Repellent (DWR) Finish.
  • Lightweight. Fits the body for a close, warm layer.
  • Packable Design. Stows in the hand pocket, this jacket is great for keeping in your backpack or throwing in your luggage for a warm-layer option. An internal, secure-zip chest pocket and covered zip hand pockets store your phone and wallet.
  • Covered Cuffs. Elastic cuffs fit over gloves, and a hem cinch cord lets you customize the fit at the waist.

(Amazon, Women’s $115.12 – $338.72)
(Amazon, Men’s $115.12- 349.05)

Darn Tough Socks

My family and I have a long tradition of gifting socks during the holidays. I’ve received many pairs of heavy wool socks over the years. As a vegan, I know that wool isn’t cruelty-free, so I have been on a mission to find the perfect socks to keep my feet toasty and warm.

Darn Tough Socks fit the bill.

The Thermolite fabric and insulation provide warmth and comfort without weight. Cushioning on the bottom of the foot and shin area makes this sock the gold standard for comfort and performance on hills and trails. There is even extra targeted padding on the front shin area where skiers and riders need a little extra cushion.

Made in Vermont and guaranteed for life.

Please keep in mind that Darn Tough makes a lot of different styles, and not all of them are vegan, so be sure you’re selecting types made with synthetic fibers.

(Amazon, Women’s $16.95 – $34.00)
(Amazon, Men’s $18.00 – $30.00)
(Amazon, Junior’s $14.95 – $15.95)

Black Diamond Crag Gloves

Is there a vegan climber on your list? This gift idea is for them.

These lightweight, breathable, and durable cragging gloves from Black Diamond will protect hands without compromising dexterity. They’re built with highly breathable stretch-mesh and tough synthetic leather.

Black Diamond Crag Gloves features:

  • Breathable stretch mesh fabric and knuckle padding
  • Synthetic leather palm and fingers with a reinforced index finger and thumb crotch for durability
  • Hook-and-loop cuff closure with pull-on/clip-in loop

(Amazon, $38.01)

Burton Gore-Tex Gloves

The life of a glove isn’t easy. More than any other part of winter gear, gloves have the most contact with the elements.

These Burton Gore-Tex Gloves feature Dryride Durashell 2L fabric and are guaranteed to keep you dry.

The Gore-Tex membrane protects the Thermacore insulated glove from the wettest conditions. The screengrab synthetic leather is vegan and gives you stealth touchscreen control with any finger. There’s a removable four-way stretch fleece liner that dries quickly and provides you options for any weather.

Comes in both men’s, women’s, and unisex children’s sizes.

(Amazon, Women’s $27 – 129.95)
(Amazon, Men’s $19.95 – $64.95)
(Amazon, Children’s $15.95 – $34.95)

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America the Beautiful Annual Pass

This inter-agency pass, America the Beautiful Annual Pass, provides entry to more than 2,000 recreation areas all over the country. Areas include those managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, USDA Forest Service, and the National Park Service.

Here in Ohio, entry into National Parks is free for anyone but that isn’t always true everywhere. I used to live in Virginia and remember how taken aback I was the first time I visited a local forest and was charged an entry fee.

US Military and their families qualify for free annual pass- click here for more information.

(America the Beautiful, $80.00)

Marmot Trestles 30 Mummy Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bags are notorious for using animal-derived down, but not the Marmot Trestles 30 Sleeping Bag. It features something called, SpiraFil high-loft insulation.

The trestles mummy-style sleeping bag retains the exceptional warmth, softness, and compressibility of a natural down bag, with the added moisture resistance that comes with synthetic insulation. The combination wave construction offers warmth and maximum loft on top, and a plush, blanket-like feel on the bottom.


  • Mummy style 30-degree sleeping bag for backpacking and other outdoor activities
  • SpiraFil high-loft insulation for maximum warmth and durability
  • Combination wave construction
  • Full-length, locking YKK two-way zipper
  • Fold-down secondary zipper for added ventilation and easy access
  • EN tested to provide a comfortable night’s sleep at temperatures as low as 30°f
  • Anatomically shaped foot box for more wiggle room and less heat buildup
  • Weight: 3 pounds, 1 ounce.; Pack volume: 640.7curie (10.5 liters)

(Amazon, $99)

ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock

Get ready to lounge in the ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock. Made from high-strength, breathable nylon, the hammock is durable and compatible with most rain tarps and hammock bug nets. It’s machine washable, which means keeping it clean will be a snap.


  • Weighs only 19 ounces and stuffs easily into a storage bag. Packed Dimensions: (L x W) 5″ x 5″; Unfolded Dimensions: (L x W) 9′ 4″ x 6′ 2″.
  • Made from 70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta, this breathable, quick-drying nylon supports up to 400 pounds.
  • Includes Aluminum Wiregate Carabiners and nautical grade line with stainless-steel snap links allowing you to secure the DoubleNest to trees, poles, boat masts, or even the wall.

(Amazon, $69.95)

Outdoor Herbivore Backpacking Food

Backpacking Meals from Outdoor Herbivore are the perfect gift for any vegan outdoor adventure. Meals are made with whole food ingredients using a combination of freeze-dried and dehydrated organic ingredients with over 85% of the ingredients grown right here in the United States. They’re easy to prepare and packaged in lightweight resealable bags to save on space, weight, cost, and the environment. 

Outdoor Herbivore is not a strictly vegan company, but offer lots of vegan options. Prices and shipping vary based on selection.

(Outdoor Herbivore, $7 – $22)

Embrava Water Bottle

Hydration is important no matter what outdoor activity you’re into, and if you do a quick search for “best water bottles for hiking,” you’ll get this one.

The Embrava Sports Bottle is specially designed for the active user.

Made from 100% toxin-free Tritan Co-polyester plastic that is BPA free. It’s ergonomically shaped to make one-handed use a breeze and comes with a tough carry-strap.  The special spill-proof top swings open with a one-handed push of a button. An air hole placed on the lid ensures a fast flow of water with effortless drinking.

All of that, and it’s 100% leak-proof and dirt-proof. That’s a gift!

(Amazon, $21.95)

Light My Fire Titanium Spork

If you’re going to eat on the trail or on-the-go, you’re going to need some utensils. The Light My Fire Titanium Spork is a perfectly designed outdoor eating utensil that brings a bit of civilization to the wild.

This spoon-fork-knife combo has a serrated edge on the fork side and a slightly textured center that provides an anti-slip grip. Titanium is one of the most hardened, most durable alloys on the planet and has excellent resiliency, meaning the Spork’s shape can be restored if it bends slightly. 

The polished titanium surface of the Spork Titanium offers high biocompatibility that is non-toxic and does not produce a metallic taste. Non-corrosive and non-magnetic, the Light My Fire Spork Titanium is perfect for the backpack, boat, picnic basket, lunch box, purse, glove box, or briefcase – it’s even TSA approved.

(Amazon, $16.99)

Gifts Under $10

Perfect gifts for any budget.

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