Matt and Karen’s Annual Gift Guide 2023

Welcome to our annual gift guide. Below we’ve listed all the items we discuss in detail on Episode #99 of our Dear Bob and Sue Podcast (plus a couple of new items added for 2023), which you can listen to on all the major podcast platforms or directly on our podcast website.

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Chums Surfshorts Wallet – Lightweight Zippered Minimalist Wallet
One of our new favorite things, this Chums wallet is waterproof, made for a day at the beach or any other water-based adventure, but we take it with us hiking and backpacking. The perfect size for a credit card, an I.D. and a few bucks, we slip it into our packs and leave our heavier wallets at home. Plus, we love all their cool designs, like this new bison print.
Click here to shop for Chums wallet

LuminAID PackLite Titan 2-in-1 Power Lantern
Here is another added item for 2023. We love our LuminAID lanterns and now take them on every road trip. Not only are they a fun and reliable light source, they can be recharged by sunlight and can be used as a battery to charge devices.
Click here to shop LuminAID Solar Camping Lanterns

Osprey DAYLITE® KIDS everyday backpack
We love our adult-sized Osprey packs (we each have at least a couple), and their kid’s versions are also great. Extra-durable and stylish, this pack is the perfect first outdoor pack for any kid.
Click her to shop Osprey packs

Darn Tough Socks
The only hiking socks we ever wear. Made in Vermont with a lifetime guarantee.
Click here to shop Darn Tough socks

GAIA GPS Premium
An app that will keep you and your loved ones from getting lost.
Click here for a discount on an annual membership

S.O.L. Fire Lite Fuel Free Rechargeable Lighter
A fun and practical gadget for the hiker and backpacker on your list.
Click here to shop for this product at REI

Teva Re Ember
Part slipper, part camp shoe — your feet will thank you.
Click here to shop for Teva Re Embers at REI

Patagonia Black Hole® Duffel
For anyone who travels — whether it’s to a neighboring state or around the world.
Click here to shop for this product at Patagonia

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack
For all the times a backpack is too big.
Click here to shop for this product at Patagonia

Patagonia Nano Puff® Jacket
A lightweight warm jacket that goes from hiking trail to date night.
Click here to shop for this product at Patagonia

Patagonia Down Sweater Vest
I always wondered why Karen had three of these, then she bought one for me, and now I get it.
Click here to shop for this product at Patagonia

Just Go Travel Studios
Vintage-style, custom travel posters created from your own photos.
Use code DEAR10 to get 10% off your order, or check out their “buy two get one free” offer
Click here to shop

RUMPL Blanket
Introducing the world to better blankets.
Click here to shop for RUMPL blankets

Kindling Cracker
You’ll never have more fun chopping kindling.
Click here to shop for the Kindling Cracker

Solo Stove
A portable fire pit and party all in one stainless steel container.
Click here to shop all Solo Stove products

Fun and funny, smart and ironic t-shirts for everyone.
Click here to find the best gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list

Kahtoola MICROspikes
A pair of these will save your butt (literally) on icy and snowy trails.
Click here to shop for Kahtoola MICROspikes at REI

Multi-purpose knife
One of the ten essentials every hiker should have.
Click here to shop for this Swiss Army Knife at REI

Work Sharp Knife Sharpener
Don’t get caught in the wilderness with a dull knife.
Click here to shop for the Work Sharp Knife Sharpener at REI

RTIC Soft Pack Cooler
Overbuilt not overpriced.
Click here to shop all RTIC products

Carhartt Beanie
Fashion meets function in one stylish, warm hat.
Click here to shop for Carhartt beanies at Amazon

Nalgene Water Bottle
Fill these with treats for your favorite hiker.
Click here to shop for Nalgene water bottles

Portable Phone Tripod
Gift one of these and they’ll never take a bad selfie again.
Click here to shop for the UBeesize Phone Tripod with Wireless Remote

Travel with us from the comfort of your home as we explore all the national parks and other public lands.
Follow these links to shop for our books at Amazon:
Dear Bob and Sue
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2
Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3
Dories, Ho!

America the Beautiful Pass
Give the gift of free admission for a year in all the NPS sites and other federal lands.
Click here to purchase a pass at REI

Passport To Your National Parks
A fun way for national park visitors to keep a record of their park visits.
Click here to shop for this product

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System
Our new favorite way to filter water along the trail.
Click here to shop for the Sawyer Squeeze at Amazon

Steripen Ultra UV Water Purifier
You’ll never be without clean water.
Click here to shop for Steripen

Jetboil Flash
The only stove your backcountry chef will ever need.
Click here to shop for the Jetboil Flash at REI

YETI Yonder 1L/34 oz Water Bottle
Karen’s new favorite water bottle.
Click here to shop for the Yeti Yonder at REI

Yeti anything
From coolers to beverage holders, Yeti products are the gold standard in outdoor gear.
Click here to shop all Yeti products

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