This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.It’s that time of year when it seems the whole world is blanketed in one big, fat, holiday-red-tag sale. Whether you’re buying for someone else or treatin’ yo’ self to gifts for the holidays, now is the best (read cheapest) season to buy. Here are five must-have gifts for the active traveler in your life (even if that active traveler is you) … Best Gifts for Active Travelers LG V30+ 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked) LG V30+ Smartphone It wasn’t long ago that I never left home without my entire DLSR camera kit — full Nikon body, several lenses, a bevy of filters … the works. Now, I’m a little more lax. Smartphone cameras (both photo and video) are lightyears ahead of where they were just a few years ago. The one camera that turned me on to the possibility of traveling “smartphone-only” was LG’s V30+. There’s a lot to love about this smartphone. The 6-inch QHD+ OLED display is crisp, bright, and absolutely beautiful — perfect for reviewing my just-taken photos and video. The F/1.6 glass camera lens takes awesome shots in even super low light, while the wide-angle option means it’s great for landscapes. The shell is lightweight yet ultra-durable with IP68 dust and water resistance. It’s rugged enough for even the most active travelers to take on the road (or way, way off). For all of these reasons, the V30+ was my go-to hip camera for my entire two weeks in Antarctica. I took it kayaking with me every day and it performed like a champ. Subscribe to Our Under the Radar Newsletter Get our freshest + most popular travel stories, exclusive travel deals, and loads of pretty pictures + travel inspiration! The best part? Since the release of the new LG V40, the LG V30+ is now discounted as a “previous generation” smartphone. No matter though! For travelers, I highly recommend hitting up Amazon for a deeply discounted V30+. Choose the 128GB unlocked version, and you’ll be ready to travel with it almost anywhere in the world with whatever SIM/carrier you choose. Sale LG Electronics V30+ Factory Unlocked Phone, 128GB, 6", Black (U.S. Warranty) Enjoy 128 GB of onboard storage and LG Quadplay Earbuds as part of the upgraded plus package6.0" OLED FullVision Display and Superior Hi Fi Sound Experience16 MP Standard Angle and 13 MP Wide-Angle Rear Cameras/ 5 MP Wide Angle Front CameraIP68 Rated for Dust and Water Resistance with Corning Gorilla Glas 5Unlocked for the freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with all GSM Networks and Sprint, Verizon. - $570.00 from $359.99 Buy on Amazon Last updated: 2019-02-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Suunto 9 Baro Titanium Sports Watch Suunto 9 Baro Titanium Multisport Watch “Three things will be left at the end of the world … Twinkies, cockroaches, and this watch.” — Runner’s World Any hardcore adventure traveler (myself included) loves to keep tabs on their outdoor activity. For that, Suunto has fast become my favorite, go-to brand for sports watches. The flagship Suunto 9 Baro Titanium is their most durable multisport watch which features an almost absurd level of versatility, flexibility, and customization options. The 9 Baro Titanium tracks your GPS coordinates, distance traveled, heart rate, barometric functions, weather alerts, and has 80 built-in sports modes. The big get for avid outdoorsmen, however, is the durability and battery life. I threw everything I could at this watch for the last three weeks and it barely blinked. The battery is good for up to 120 hours, but the watch is smart enough to throttle usage based on your activity. It’ll even provide alerts when it needs to be charged, and let you know if your next workout/activity requires more juice than the watch is currently charged with. It’s damn pricey, but I’ve long believed that you get what you pay for and this is the single best GPS multisport watch on the market right now. Sale Suunto 9 Multisport GPS Watch with BARO and Wrist-Based Heart Rate (Black) Three predefined battery modes - Performance, Endurance and Ultra - deliver from 25 hours to up to 120 hours* of recording time with GPS tracking on. When you start a recording, you'll get an estimate of how much battery you have left with the current mode. If it's not enough, switch to another mode at any time.On long ultra runs, battery life is often the limiting factor for recording distance and track accurately, as GPS is a heavy drain on the battery. Suunto's unique FusedTrack algorithm combines GPS and motion sensor data to improve track and distance accuracy. This allows you to extend battery life by lowering GPS power without significantly compromising accuracy.Suunto 9 is designed and built to meet the demands of professional athletes. Tested to the extreme with thousands of hours of real use in the toughest conditions by Suunto's internal testing team and athletes all over the world, it is your trusted companion to confidently see you through any adventure!Pair Suunto 9 with the new Suunto app to track all your adventures, as well as follow your long term trends, including daily activity and sleep. Easily share your greatest achievements and connect with others in the app community. - $20.00 from $579.00 Buy on Amazon Last updated: 2019-02-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Henty CoPilot Messenger Bag Henty CoPilot Messenger Bag Wheels were one of the last truly “revolutionary” additions to modern luggage. Not a whole lot has changed since. So, I was pretty excited to check out Henty’s clever line of luggage. Their CoPilot Messenger is an ingenious design that offers all the versatility and portability of a traditional backpack, but with the added capability of keeping your clothes wrinkle-free while on the road. Once unfurled, the design allows you to lay out enough clothing for a long weekend (or even longer, depending on how much of a packing ninja you are), then “roll” it up around the single, inner, waterproof chamber in which you store 20L worth of toiletries, shoes, booze, etc. Separate exterior pockets provide for easy-to-reach storage for your passport, travel documents, and laptop. The smart, built-in hanger makes it a snap to stow in the closet once you get where you’re going. The Henty CoPilot is also available as a backpack. AxisGO Waterproof Housing for iPhone X AxisGO X Waterproof Housing for iPhone X A decent waterproof housing for your DSLR camera can sometimes cost as much as the camera itself. If you’re looking to get into the underwater photography or videography game for far less and you already own an iPhone, AxisGO’s purpose-built housing is a great alternative. To be clear, the AxisGO waterproof case/housing isn’t the first and only such underwater iPhone case on the market. But, from what I can tell, it’s one of the best designed. The feature set is incredibly solid for photographers looking for something more than just a way to waterproof their iPhone: Functional touchscreen membrane Interchangeable Lens port Robust top and bottom mounting brackets Pistol Grip kit Professional quality accessory lenses Optical glass Anti-reflective and hydrophobic glass coatings Tenba DNA 15 Messenger Tenba DNA Messenger 15 Laptop Bag / Carry-on For the last two years, Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger was my go-to carry-on. It held exactly what I needed it to — my camera gear, water bottle, reading material, electronic cables, and all the other bits and bobs that my travels require. I still love it. But, it was starting to fray. So, I figured it was a good excuse to try something new. Tenba DNA Messenger 15 Laptop Bag In my case, that something new was Tenba’s DNA 15 Messenger. It holds an ample amount of gear: a 15-inch MacBook Pro, 1 DSLR or mirrorless camera body, 2-3 lenses along with plenty of additional space for documents, cables, memory cards, my passport, and a water bottle on the side. The zippers feature oversized pulls that are easy to grab, even with gloved hands and the Velcro uses some sort of space-age technology (my words, not Tenba’s) to make it almost completely silent when opening. Plus, I love the dark, cobalt, denim-ish look. It’s stylish, but stealth enough not to make me feel like a mark for pickpockets while I’m traveling. I prefer the standard DNA 15 Messenger, but if you want something a bit more streamlined, the DNA 15 Slim Messenger is comparable but not quite as deep. Disclosure: Vagabondish received complimentary gear from some of the brands mentioned in this post. Read our view on sponsored content. One Response Nick December 6 Man, that Messenger Bag looks incredible! I should get one for my needs too – already imagining a few use scenarios for it :) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let's Make Sure You're Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. seven + two = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.