The Urban Explorer Gift Guide Sponsored By Huckberry
The Urban Explorer Gift Guide Sponsored By Huckberry

Great Gifts For Those On The Go

We all have one—that person in our lives we’re sure will call at 3 a.m. someday and exclaim, “I quit my job and, by the way, I’m in Venice.” They’re the guy or gal up for anything. They’ll take you sky diving one day and to the newest brewery in town the next. They’re urbanites who aren’t afraid to get dirty.

What could you possibly get such a person? We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 15 gift ideas that’ll make your favorite urban explorer’s travels a lot smoother. With these items in their pack, they’ll be ready to eat their way through Paris and get lost in Tokyo. Better yet, these items are all built to last. Because no one should be held back by their gear.

So, let's get down to it.

Bellroy Hide & Seek RFID – Huckberry Exclusive
Bellroy Hide & Seek RFID - Huckberry Exclusive

A sophisticated, leather wallet that’s straight out of a James Dean movie. Its slim profile will easily slide into most pockets, but its numerous card and bill slots will hold everything you need it to. Plus, you’ll be gifting peace-of-mind as this wallet is RFID-blocking, so your loved one can stress less about these virtual crimes.

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Peak LED Solutions Eiger Keychain Flashlight
Peak LED Solutions Eiger Keychain Flashlight

A flashlight built by a company that got its start building parts for the International Space Station (pretty cool, right?). With a dimmable light, keychain ring, and easy one-handed operation, this little guy is the perfect addition to any explorers’ arsenal.

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Purist Collective Founder 32oz – Union Top
Purist Collective Founder 32oz - Union Top

Name one person in your life who doesn’t need water. Exactly. With an unbreakable glass interior lining, this bottle doesn’t change the flavor of the water or whatever beverage you’ve got inside. Plus, it’s double-wall vacuum insulated, meaning cold drinks will stay cold and hot drinks will stay hot for hours on hours on hours.

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Field Notes Expedition Edition Waterproof Notebook
Field Notes Expedition Edition Waterproof Notebook

A (nearly) indestructible pack of notebooks that’ll slide into most pockets and all sling bags. Perfect for the guy or gal who lives their life on paper, writing the next Great American Novel, grocery lists, or jokes they can’t wait to test out on their airplane seat partner.

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The James Brand The Stilwell Collapsible Pen
The James Brand The Stilwell Collapsible Pen

Perfect for customs documents, napkin doodles, and Pulitzer-worthy poetry alike, this full-sized pen is a cinch to travel with. Collapsible and lightweight, it’ll easily attach to a keyring or slide into a pocket protector. Plus, it’s built to take a beating.

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Peak Design Tech Pouch
Peak Design Tech Pouch

An innovative twist on the traditional tech pouch, this thing from the clever folks at Peak Design offers excellent organization, solid padding, and weather protection. Ideal for the digital nomad or tech-obsessed friend in your life.

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Gear Infusion EverRatchet Ratcheting Multitool
Gear Infusion EverRatchet Ratcheting Multitool

Basically a portable toolbox, this multitool has 17+ tools on one sleek body. Yes, 17(!). An essential item for any urban explorer who will surely have a run-in with loose nails, closed boxes, and a bottle or three that needs opening.

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Blunt Metro Umbrella
Blunt Metro Umbrella

Don’t let something as small as a torrential downpour stop your loved one from making an epic memory. Designed to hold up to both rain and wind—ensuring it won’t rip or fly away—this umbrella also packs down small to not take up much space in any pack.

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Verve Coffee Edgardo Tinoco Instant Craft Coffee
Verve Coffee Edgardo Tinoco Instant Craft Coffee

Finally—instant coffee you won’t want to spit out. The perfect gift for your loved one who can’t take on the world without a little caffeine in the system first. We’re especially digging the Edgardo Tinoco flavor, which has hints juniper and blackberry.

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The James Brand The Holcombe Carabiner
The James Brand The Holcombe Carabiner

One of the sleekest carabiners we’ve ever seen, this aluminum carabiner is not only great for all things carabine-ing (not a real word, but just go with it, people) but for scraping things that need to be scraped—chewed gum on your armrest, perhaps?—and tightening loose screws. Versatility at its finest.

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Magpul DAKA Pouch
Magpul DAKA Pouch

Great for the explorer who asks a lot from their gear, this pouch is ready for anything. Okay, not anything—we don’t recommend lighting it on fire. But this thing is seriously strong, durable, and water, grime, and dirt resistant. The medium size is ideal for a passport or two, some boarding documents, a phone charger, a pen, and a notebook.

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Good + Well Supply Co. Zion National Park Candle – Desert Lavender, Sage, and Dried Herbs
Good + Well Supply Co. Zion National Park Candle

Unfortunately, we can’t all be out exploring all day every day. Give your loved one the feeling of their favorite National Park for those days when they’re stuck at home. (If you’re not sure what National Park to get, we’re digging the smell of the crisp cliff-speckled desert landscape of Zion.)

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Whiskey Peaks International Mountains Rocks Glasses
Whiskey Peaks International Mountains Rocks Glasses

These beautiful, hand-blown whiskey glasses made of premium lead-free glass will up your friend’s level of classiness. Guaranteed. Each glass features an impression of a majestic American mountain, serving as both a sleek design feature and a bucket list item.

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Bellroy Dopp Kit
Bellroy Dopp Kit In Bathroom

A classy Dopp kit that looks nearly as good as it functions. Your favorite explorer will appreciate its compact size, smart organization—including a dedicated spot for a toothbrush—and quality, water-resistant materials.

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Fjallraven Ulvo Hip Pack Medium
Fjallraven Ulvo Hip Pack Medium

There’s a reason fanny packs—a la hip packs—have had a resurgence. And it’s not only because they look fly. Having a place to hold the essentials while exploring the world is super convenient, especially if skinny jeans are involved. This hip pack from Fjallraven is sleek, durable, and the perfect size for flights, day trips, or everyday life.

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Wrapping It Up

That’s a wrap, folks. Big thanks to Huckberry for partnering with us to help your favorite urban explorers travel smoothly. Make sure to check out our full reviews on some of the gear mentioned in this guide, and while you’re there, be sure to read all the other reviews we’ve got for more gift inspiration. Have an adventurous holiday season and happy gifting!

November 19, 2019

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