Despite the procurement panic, there’s still time to give the perfect gift … on time. We’ve scoured the outdoor marketplace to produce a guide of innovative products that are sure to go from under the tree to the field with a very happy recipient.
Dark Mountain’s Backcountry Bundle has everything you need to hunt and fish longer, hike further, ride longer and climb higher. The robust but packable supplement kit includes a 20 pack of the best-selling PRE-MTN SINGLES, Tub of KODIAK RECOVER and 2 FUNNEL CAPS. Collectively, the bundle supports energy and endurance, as well as enhances mental focus. $71.95. darkmountain.com.
Not your grandpa’s military bedroll. Not a turn-of-the-century cattleman’s bedroll. Rather, Canvas Cutter’s Summit lightweight bedroll redefines the category. Ideal for backpacking, backcountry hunts, overland camping or even the prepper lifestyle, the Summit is built on a solid foundation of 210D ripstop nylon with 40D ripstop nylon sidewalls and top. Seems are taped and the nylon shell is highly breathable, providing protection and dry sleeping conditions during stormy weather. Mesh screen keeps critters out and moonshine in. From $335. canvascutter.com.
Howard Leight’s new Impact Sport In-Ear Electronic Hearing Protection with Bluetooth is ideal for shooting sports enthusiasts and hunters who want comfortable, lightweight, high-NRR in-ear hearing protection that still allows them to easily hear –even amplify – what’s going on around them. Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity allows easy pairing with smartphones, computers and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Features a NRR of 29dB, rechargeable 200 mAh lithium battery, hear-through volume control, automatic attenuation of dangerous sounds over 85dB, and a highly comfortable fit via three sizes of soft foam ear tips. $165. howardleightshootingsports.com.
Sooner or later, everyone wishes they had a metal detector. Simple to use right out of the box, the lightweight and collapsible Minelab VANQUISH feature a fully waterproof coil and Multi-IQ Technology that searches with multiple frequencies at the same time to find all metals in all soil conditions. Starts at $199.99. minelab.com/vanquish.
Hunters process animals in less than sanitary conditions. Warm weather and dirty environments contaminate the surface of game meat. Spoilage organisms begin their growth on the surface. Koola Buck cotton/poly game bags are permeated in a proprietary blend of all natural flavorless acids derived from fruits and other bacterial inhibitors. Protect your meat by reducing bacteria 8X more than standard bags. Four large 8? X 40? stretch bags for deer/and or antelope quarters. $19.99
Get the proven deadly ScentLok Advantage in the whitetail woods with the mid-season Stealth Jacket and Pant. Featuring Carbon Alloy technology for maximum odor adsorption and scent control, deadly quiet and ultra-soft fleece fabric for warmth without bulk, and a host of other bowhunting features, the Stealth jacket and pant are available in three popular camo patterns and six sizes for any hunter. $94.99 per piece. scentlok.com.
Featuring S3 silver antimicrobial technology for odor prevention, the fully waterproof Sola Drencher Jacket and Pant is for the alpha huntress who refuses to trade stealth for comfort. Available in two popular camo patterns and five sizes. $79.99 and $69.99. blockeroutdoors.com.
Kill game and the excuses … not yourself. We all have a life away from hunting that requires good health to experience fully. Tree Spider safety products kill every excuse hunters have for not taking safety seriously. Safe, easy to use, comfortable, and stealthy, Tree Spider Safety Harnesses actually increase mobility in the stand instead of restricting it. So harness up, make the shot, and return home safely. No excuses. $69.99 -$99.99. blockeroutdoors.com.
The OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer injects ozone molecules directly into ordinary water, transforming it into a powerful and highly economical means of destroying odors and bacteria on surfaces through oxidation. Ideal for use by hunters as an effective and renewable source of field spray, the OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria at an accredited and independent 3rd party laboratory. The OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer’s InfiniCote 360™ nozzle provides a generous coverage area with increased control and can even be used upside down. Great for home and marine use, too. $129.99. scentlok.com/nfuse-ozone-sprayer.
Anyone who hunts wishes they had more trail cameras. Flexible and affordable plans are available, but SPYPOINT is the only cellular trail camera company that doesn’t require a plan to get in the woods.The LINK-MICRO-LTE gets photos from the field right onto your hunter’s phone thanks to the free SPYPOINT App. $119.99. spypoint.com
Hunters rack up months and miles in the unforgiving wilderness scouting for that trophy. The uneven terrain and long distances taking a beating on your body and feet. 100% custom orthotic, Full Length SheepFeet correct, relieve pain and help prevent injury. They are fully fitted with our camo Dura cover to add durability and comfort and can be upgraded with Xtreme Curl Cushion and a Heel Stabilizer to maximize comfort, protection, and performance. See how SheepFeet can fight your pain, and have you feeling better, and hunting safer and harder in no time. From $240. sheepfeetoutdoors.com.
A day pack for the rest of your days. Proudly developed and constructed in Idaho, USA, the Initial Ascent Day Pack is designed for speed, agility and fit. Backpack frames have been through 17 generations and developed over three years to yield the highest quality suspension system and finest fit for backcountry hunters. Initial Ascent packs incorporate only premium materials like Triaxial Carbon Fiber, 500d?Cordura®, UV-resistant nylon webbing, waterproof YKK zippers and?Duraflex®?buckles. 4.23 lbs., 400 cubic inches of lid storage, 450 cubic inches of pocket storage and four color options. From $495. initialascent.com.