There’s that saying “spend money on experiences, not things.” While I support this, I also feel that certain “things” make those experiences even better!! To help you this Valentine’s Day I’ve picked my top pieces of gear that will be sure to impress the special outdoorsy person in your life.

The Nemo Victory Blanket is your go-anywhere blanket. It’s perfect for beaches, concerts, camping and most importantly romantic sunset picnics.

Looking to set the lighting to a more romantic level?? Take the Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry lantern with you. You can cook by it, see when you pour your wine, play a game of cards and then you can dim the light when the night gets late.

Speaking of wine the GSI Nesting Wine GlassPlatypus Platypreserve Wine Preserver are perfect for picnics to multi day hikes. Simply decant your favoured tipple into the Platypreserve, pop it into your pack and voila your can pour your favourite red into GSI’s nesting wine glass.

Wanting to take along some camembert or strawberries, but not wanting a smushed mess when serving?? The CAMP-A-BOX LIGHT from Wildo has all that is needed. It includes a plate with lid, Fold-A-Cup and Spork. Naturally the Camp-A-Box Light is BPA-Free.

Lets face it serving up deb and surprise peas or a continental pasta is going to impress no one. However the Outdoor Gourmet Company is here to help. Teaming with Australian Chefs, they have designed a collection of delicious gourmet meals like Coq au Vin, Mediterranean lamb & Black Olives and Beef Bourguignon which are sure to amaze even the pickiest judges on MKR.

The Osprey Tempest and Talon Packs are a great her & his multi sport allrounders. They are lightweight, with specific biking, hiking, and backpacking features that sure to make your time together in the outdoors a dream.

Finally a classic Valentines Day present with the outdoors twist, the ExOfficio Give-N-Go undies. Their active fit, ultralight mesh, and smooth fabric waistband make them the most comfortable performance underwear you’ll ever put on. Whether you’re cycling in Bolivia, trekking through Thailand, or trail running at home, the Sport Mesh will keep you cool, fresh, and comfortable.



About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking. He is currently working at Paddys as the National Account Manager, to fund all of the above.

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