by Kylie Torrence November 15, 2021 3 min read

The holiday season is upon us! Whether you’re buying for a loved one or treating yourself, we’ve put together a gift-giving guide to help you select the perfect gift for the outdoors person in your life.

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The Zenbivy MotoBed™ is the ultimate in front-country comfort. This all-in-one bed roll is a complete sleep system optimized for car camping. It includes everything they’ll need (except their favorite pillow from home) to camp in luxury.If they're looking for something a little more versatile for both front-country camping and backcountry adventures, check out our original Zenbivy Bed and Flex Mattress combo.

For the long-distance backpacker in your life that wants to go far, go fast, and carry minimal weight, the Zenbivy Light Bed is an ideal option. It’s versatile, compact, lightweight, and super comfortable, making it PERFECT for thru-hikers. We understand that choosing a sleep system for a thru-hike is a big decision, so if they want to choose their own, grab a Gift Card!

Get them out there comfortably with our best-selling 3-season sleep system. The original Zenbivy Bed and Light Mattress bundle is our most versatile and user-friendly sleep system, great for beginners and experienced backpackers alike.

Keep them cozy on their next grand adventure and give the gift of compact, go-anywhere comfort with our convertible Light Quilt. Complete the gift with a Dry Sack for easy packing and a pillow for a comfortable nap on the go.

Good things come in small packages. Complete their main gift with pillow or dry sack! Some other stocking stuffer ideas for the outdoor-lover in your life include backpacking meals and bars, a cool water bottle, headlamp, socks, wool hat, gloves, etc… 

Choosing a bed

What kind of activities do they like to do? Are they mainly a car camper, loading up their car and driving to a developed campground? Or do they backpack and set up camp miles down the trail or at the top of a mountain? Maybe they do a bit of both?

  • The MotoBed™ is the ultimate in front-country comfort, ideal for those that strictly car camp.
  • The original Zenbivy Bed and Flex Mattress bundle is an excellent option for someone that mostly car camps, sometimes backpacks, and prioritizes comfort in all situations.
  • The original Zenbivy Bed and Light Mattress bundle is our most popular and most versatile system for both front-country camping and luxury backpacking.
  • The Light Bed is ideal for avid backpackers looking for both comfort and versatility at the lowest possible weight and bulk
  • The Light Quilt is perfect for the ultralight backpacker looking for a lightweight, minimal setup with no sacrifice to comfort. It’s also ideal for those that travel often!

Shop all our Bed bundles here.

Choosing a temperature rating 

What time of year are they most active outdoors? Where do they tend to go and what is the average temperature there? Are they someone that is just naturally cold all the time? The 10° is for them! Are they a strictly-summer camper? Maybe check out our 40° Light Bed.

Something to keep in mind: We list the Limit Rating on our Beds. The comfort rating is generally 10° warmer. Comfort ratings are used to indicate the temperature at which a naturally cold sleeper might feel most comfortable. 

Choosing a size

View our full size guide here. When in doubt, size up! Bigger is always more comfortable and just as warm.

Our holiday return policy

Worry-free gifting, that's what we like! We have extended our return policy for the holiday season. Items purchased on or after November 12th, 2021 may be returned or exchanged up until January 4th, 2022. Returned products must be unused, with the original packaging, and in the same condition you received them. View our full return policy here.

Decision fatigue? We've got you covered.

We know buying a sleep system for someone else can be tricky. After all, it's a very personalized thing. Check off their wishlist in one simple step and spread the joy of adventure this holiday season with a Zenbivy Gift Card. Available in denominations from $50 to $1000.

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