Searching for a gift for the explorer in your life? The Adventure Handbook has curated the perfect collection of items that any camper, traveller or outdoor-lover would be stoked to unwrap on Christmas morning. Read on for their picks, and to find out how you could win a $500 gift card to hand-pick your own haul!
Opinel No. 8 Stainless Steel Blade Folding Knife with Alpine Sheath, $55.95 from King of Knives
An essential tool for any traveller and potentially the best folding knife ever. Made in France, its reliability and sharpness is unbeatable. It's great to hold and has a safety ring to lock the knife. Simple, beautiful and robust.
Carhartt WIP James Backpack in blackforest, $220; Carhartt WIP Patel Keyholder in natural, $59.95
Top-notch durability, comfort and quality of construction are characteristics across the whole Carhartt range, and this daypack is no exception, with a rugged build and multiple, customisable compartments. It’s a perfect size to fit all your gear for the day. Clip on a handy metal carabiner and key ring to keep things together. Attach your Klean Kanteen to your bag, your flashlight to your tent, your shoes to your canoe—the possibilities are endless.
Ledlenser P7.2 Professional Series Flashlight Torch, $110 from Mister Minit
The ultimate combination of size, power, reliability, German engineering, and easy-to-use operation, you're going to want to have this on hand. The settings are simple to remember so you're not fumbling around in the dark, and you can quickly cast a far-off spot, or close up spill light, just by moving the focus ring. Great in any situation, whether that be hiking, fishing, reading a book in a tent, or finding a late night snack at the bottom of your bag.
Aeropress, $45 from Plantation
Portable and compact, and really easy to use. Just boil some water on a trangia or bring a full Thermos for delicious coffee on the go.
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20oz Water Bottle in brushed stainless steel, $56 from King of Knives
Doubled-walled vacuum insulation means that you can keep your water cold or your coffee hot when you're out and about. It's a versatile and durable bottle with a large opening to make filling and pouring (and even squeezing ice cubes in there) a breeze. Features the leakproof Loop Cap for safe transport.
This is how The Adventure Handbook spent $500 at Melbourne Central—how would you spend it? Visit our Instagram, find this post, and tell us in the comments what's on your wishlist to go in the draw to win a $500 gift card! Entries close 5pm Friday 9 December 2016.