Last-Chance Gear Gift Guide: Buy Now to Get This Gear Before Xmas!

If you happen to be someone who procrastinates a bit when it comes to gift shopping, grab a cup of coffee and settle in. This last-chance gear gift guide is for you. There is still plenty of time to do your holiday shopping as long as you do it soon.

Many companies have added transparency to holiday shipping times this year, and we’ve rounded up the most giftable adventure gear that will arrive by Christmas! Shipping info is provided below.

Regardless of who you’re shopping for, from your mountain athlete bestie to your great aunt Mary who’s on a national park tour, there are gifts in this guide for everyone. A lot of these items also happen to be on sale for the holidays. Three cheers for that!

last-chance gear guide

Last-Minute Gear Gifts

Here are some awesome last-minute gear gifts that will arrive at your door by Christmas if you order soon!


KÜHL Spyfire Down Komfortr

last-chance gear kuhl spyfire

A lightweight puffy down blanket for Christmas? Yes, please!

The KÜHL Spyfire Down Komfortr is stuffed with 800-fill RDS-certified down insulation, making it ultra warm and lightweight. Perfect for the tent, the cabin, or the camper van — this blanket is a great choice for any adventurer. It’s sure to become your gift recipient’s new snuggle buddy.

For delivery by Christmas, be sure to complete your KÜHL order by 11:59 pm MT on December 13 for ground shipping, December 18 for 2nd-day air, or by December 19 for next-day air. See KÜHL’s holiday shipping and delivery schedule for more.

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REI Co-op Roadtripper 60 DuffelREI Co-op Roadtripper 60 Duffel

A good duffel bag is such a versatile piece of kit, and REI Co-op’s Roadtripper 60 Duffel is as practical as they come. If you have a friend keen on travel, road trips, and car camping, this makes a very thoughtful gift. This is a 60-liter duffel bag that packs down into its own packing cube, which is about the size of a Nalgene bottle.

It has many thoughtful features and comes in a handful of nice colors. Of course, the Roadtripper 60 Duffel is backed by REI’s famous warranty. Order by Dec 19th at 9 am PT, and you will have this at your door before December 25th!

See the REI Co-op Roadtripper 60 Duffel


Kelty Camp Chair

last-chance gear keltyMake camping more comfortable for the ones you love by gifting them a Kelty Camp Chair this holiday season. This chair is versatile in that it can be used while camping, backpacking, canoeing, tailgating — just about anywhere at any time! It’s so portable and easy to use.

If you think this is a gift you’d like to give, check out Kelty’s holiday shipping schedule. East Coasters, get your last-chance gear orders in by the 15th of December! Everyone else, you can breathe a bit easier, but do be sure to check the schedule.

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lululemon Restfeel Slides

lululemon Restfeel SlidesIf you’ve got someone in your life who’s constantly on their feet, lululemon’s Restfeel Slides are the perfect gift. These slides are some of the best recovery slides out there and have created quite a following!

They are made from very soft foam and rubber, so they form well to your feet without rubbing. Soft foam layered over hard foam allows for a good deal of foot support while providing cushion for days, creating the sensation of walking on clouds.

If you order from lululemon by December 20th, they can have your purchase delivered by December 24th! That is some seriously epic order-to-delivered turnaround, especially during the busiest shipping week of the year.

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Stio Uptrack Glove

stio uptrack glove

A good pair of adventure gloves can make the difference between having a good time versus having the worst time ever. Stio’s Uptrack Glove is a perfect combination of quality, durability, dexterity, and warmth. And they’re a great deal too!

Crafted with leather and merino wool, the Uptrack Glove is breathable with a waterproof shell that gets around the pesky problem of sweaty palms and frozen fingers during maximum output. They’re available in a size range of xs-xl.

To receive your Stio order by December 24th, place your order using the listed shipping method by the corresponding date and time: Standard & FedEx Ground: 12/13 11 am MT. FedEx International Economy: 12/18 11 am MT. FedEx 2Day: 12/19 11 am MT. FedEx Overnight: 12/21 11 am MT.

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YETI 42 oz Straw Mug

YETI 42 oz Straw Mug

YETI has become the go-to company for insulated drinkware, and in 2023, they’ve dropped a bunch of beautiful colors into their lineup. A gift that fits the bill for almost everyone is YETI’s 42-ounce Straw Mug. This absolute unit of a mug features a cup-holder-compatible shape, a nice handle, and the ability to keep your beverages hot or cold for hours. This is also a product you can customize during the ordering process!

The 42 oz Straw Mug comes with its own straw, lid, and a 5-year warranty.

To get your last-chance gear from YETI before Xmas, be sure to order by December 19th at 12 pm CT.

See the YETI 42 oz Straw Mug


ICEMULE Classic Medium Soft Cooler

ICEMULE classic medium soft cooler last-chance gear

ICEMULE’s Classic Medium Soft Cooler is bound to be an adventure staple for those times when cold drinks at an alpine lake or sea of Saguaros is necessary. This cooler works really well at maintaining cold temperatures, is comfortable to wear and has a 15-liter capacity. With its big array of colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong ticking a gift or two off your list by ordering the Classic Medium Soft Cooler.

Right now, ICEMULE is running some significantly awesome sales, and you still have time to get your order delivered by Xmas. Be sure to get your orders in by December 17th at 11 am ET for delivery by December 25th. ICEMULE also has a handy dandy shipping times table on each product page, just in case you find yourself scrambling on December 19th! With one-day shipping, you’ll still be able to make it happen!

ICEMULE Classic Medium Soft Cooler


REI Co-op Trailmade Trekking Polesrei co-op trailmade trekking poles

Help a loved one out by adding stability to their hiking game! Good trekking poles not only save your knees they also make hiking feel a bit easier overall. REI Co-op’s Trailmade Trekking Poles are a great balance of cost, quality, and warranty. They work for folks 5’1″ to 6 feet tall and have ergonomic, breathable grips that keep your hands comfortable in a variety of positions.

These trekking poles are durable and lightweight, come with snow baskets, and, of course, add to your REI Co-op dividend. When you order your last-chance gear from REI by December 19th at 9 am PT, you’ll get your order by Xmas!

REI Co-op Trailmade Trekking Poles


Feathered Friends Down Booties

feathered friends down booties

Imagine, if you will, the comfiest slipper of all time. Pretty nice, right? Feathered Friends Down Booties are the epitome of comfy, cozy, chilly-willy season goodness. Feathered Friends will get these booties to you by Xmas if you order them by December 16th with standard shipping or December 20th with expedited shipping.

These down booties are perfect for adventures and kicking it at home. They feature 800-fill down and a weather-proof shell, and they come in a wide array of sizes and colors.

If you’d like to buy a handful of items, be sure to check out Feathered Friends’ shipping timetable.

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REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair

REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair last-chance gear

A camp chair with a headrest? Sounds like a dream! Which is precisely what REI Co-op was going for when they created their Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair.

Comfy camp chairs like this are as great for events and bonfires at a friend’s house as they are for camping. The Camp Dreamer Chair is especially good for lots of sitting down moments because it folds up small into its bag and takes just a moment to set up.

Orders with REI must be placed by the 19th of December to get your order by December 25th. So make your list, check it twice, and get that order placed!

See the REI Co-op Flexlite Camp Dreamer Chair


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Deirdre Denali Rosenberg

Deirdre Denali Rosenberg is a conservation-focused nature photographer and writer based between Tucson and the San Juan Mountains. She is a big fan of type II fun and loves gear! To check out some of Deirdre's work, check out her IG! Instagram.

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