Sustainable Christmas Gifts for Eco-Adventurers

Adam Warrington15 min readBuying Guides

Show the planet you care this Christmas with an eco-friendly gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life. With many leading outdoor brands launching premium performance products with impressive sustainable credentials, it’s now possible to protect the outdoors whilst you or your loved ones explore it. We’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourite sustainable products this season from brands such as Rab, The North Face and Haglofs.

A collection of sustainable outdoor products

Sustainable Gifts for Him

The North Face Men’s Recycled Scrap Sweater
There’s more to this sweater than meets the eye. Not only is it a comfy layer that’s perfect for outdoor and urban exploration, but it’s also completely sustainable. Part of the Scrap range from The North Face, it’s made from waste cotton materials such as material offcuts from the factory. You can enjoy wearing it, safe in the knowledge that it’s not harming the environment that you love to explore. The sweater comes with a patch that describes the product’s journey from the factory floor to the great outdoors.


Haglofs Men's Tjarn Waterproof Jacket
Form and function combine in the Haglofs Tjarn Waterproof Jacket, a sleek and stylish waterproof jacket boosted by impressive sustainable credentials. It is made from a next-generation stretchy, recycled 2-layer PROOF™ fabric with a fluorocarbon-free Durable Water Repellent finish for extra wet weather protection. Bluesign® certified, you can be confident that it has been created in accordance with the highest environmental standards for textiles.


Merrell Men’s Moab Speed Mid GORE-TEX® Hiking Shoe
A perfect gift for the most important hiker in your life, The Men’s Moab Speed Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Shoe is a durable, lightweight multi-terrain shoe made with a GORE-TEX® membrane for maximum waterproof protection and exceptional breathability. The shoes contain many sustainable features including 100% recycled laces, 100% recycled mesh lining, an EVA foam insole with 50% recycled top sheet and 30% recycled rubber on the Vibram Ecostep sole. They are also vegan friendly.


Rab Men's Microlight Alpine ECO Down Jacket
The Rab Micolight is an outdoor icon. It’s a jacket so impressive that we felt inspired to tell its story. It recently received an ECO makeover and now features recycled materials throughout, including the 700 fill-power Nikwax hydrophobic down. With the Microlight ECO, you can hit the hills safe in the knowledge it will keep you warm, comfortable and protected from wind and showers.


North Ridge Men’s Range T-Shirt
Constructed from 100% recycled cotton, this t-shirt helps its wearer take care of the planet whilst exploring it. Featuring a stylish mountain graphic, it’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves hiking, climbing, mountaineering, or snowsports. Now, who does that remind you of?


Sustainable Gifts for Her

Rab Women's Capacitor Hoodie
The perfect midlayer for the boxing day walk, the Women’s Capacitor Hoody is built from fully recycled polyester brushed fleece with a tough, attractively textured knit-face, making it kinder to the environment and super stylish. The lightweight style of this hoodie makes it perfect throughout the seasons, ensuring the lucky recipient will get plenty of wear out of it.


Haglofs Women's Buteo Jacket
How about a bit of Scandi style this Christmas? This classic waterproof delivers outstanding waterproof protection whilst remaining light and breathable. The recycled PROOF™ fabric is stretchy and has a premium feel that suits the minimalist design of the jacket. Made entirely from recycled and bluesign® approved materials, it’s a sustainable choice that won’t let you down when the rain is pouring.


Salomon Women's Warra GORE-TEX® Hiking Shoe
When you’re halfway up a hill and the summit is in sight, a case of sore feet is the last thing you want! Reinforcements to prevent this from happening when wearing the Warra include a stable yet flexible tongue, supportive heel cap, lace closure and an eco-friendly OrthoLite® technology. With a breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane and expert grip from Contagrip®, it's scored highly for robust durability. Added support comes from the shock-absorbing supportive heel cap made from recycled tire content and partly spongy tongue to promote natural motion of the foot. This sporty hiking shoe is a top choice for keen walkers this Christmas.


The North Face Women's Gotham II Jacket
When urban style meets functional practicality, you get the Women’s Gotham II Parka from The North Face. Equipped with a Durable Water Repellent finish, the Gotham Parka resists showers, with Heatseeker™ Eco insulation for a warm feel. A plethora of pockets keeps your must-haves to hand, so getting around town is easier than ever before. The down in this jacket has been sourced responsibly following the RDS (Responsbible Down Standard) and the water repellent coating used contains no potentially harmful chemicals such as PFC. 


Odlo Women’s ACTIVE WARM ECO Long-Sleeve Baselayer Top
Help the winter explorer in your life hit the slopes or tackle the trail in baselayer excellence thanks to the Odlo Women’s ACTIVE WARM ECO Long-Sleeve Top. Engineered using entirely recycled polyester, the Baselayer top uses WARM and ZeroScent technologies to wick moisture, retain heat and reduce odour effectively.


Sustainable Stocking Fillers

BUFF Den Bark Original EcoStretch Neckwear
Made entirely from Polyester microfiber obtained from clear plastic recycled bottles supplied and certified by REPREVE®, the EcoStretch BUFF® is a perfect accessory for sustainability-seeking adventurers. Providing thermal warmth with many ways to be worn, it will come in handy on that boxing day walk.


Rite Pocket Notebook (3" x 5") 
An all-weather notepad comes in useful for two types of people – those that like to explore the outdoors in inclement weather, and those that are extremely prone to spilling cups of tea on their notes at work. This handy notepad is made from sustainably sourced wood-based paper that can be recycled and given a new lease of life, which isn’t the case for a lot of alternative all-weather papers which are often made from or coated in synthetics. The cover is made from organic materials and can be recycled along with paper and the manufacturing process is almost completely free from emissions.


The North Face Etip Recycled Gloves
Hi-fives all-round for The North Face and their Etip Recycled Gloves. Using their new recycled material, these modern mitts will improve your comfort, range of motion and come with Etip™ technology meaning you can use touchscreen devices without taking them off. The gloves are made from 93% recycled polyester along with 7% elastane, making them a perfect gift for eco-friendly outdoor adventurers this Christmas.


SALOMON SOCKS Men's Merino Socks 2 Pack
Part made from merino wool, a natural and environmentally friendly material, these quality socks feature mesh panelling for added breathability and comfort. And let's be honest, what’s a Christmas without new socks?!


This Flip Top Bottle from LifeVenture is perfect for days out or making sure you drink enough water every day. The watertight lid features a convenient easy-drink straw and can be opened or closed with one hand. Made from BPA-free Tritan co-polyester, it’s impact-resistant and doesn’t keep any tastes or odours lingering, meaning it will last for years and help your friends or family cut down on the use of plastic bottles.


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Adam is a lover of the outdoors who’s recently moved back to rural Lancashire after living in the urban confines of Leeds for the past few years. His favourite pastimes include cooking, playing countless sports to a barely acceptable standard and exploring the local countryside with his dog, Chip.

When the weather gets in the way, Adam can be found at home watching films & TV and listening to music. If he’s not there, he’ll be in the pub down the road.