Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a 4-hour death slog through a crowded mall. To make it easier on you, we've put together great gift ideas for hunters and anglers. You might even find something for yourself in here..
Socks! Give the gift of irony by stuffing your loved one's stocking with Lorpen Tri Layer Hiking Socks. As the name implies, Lorpen Tri Layer is an incredible blend of three different natural and synthetic yarns (Coolmax, Tencel, and Nylon) that offer a unique "multi-density" knit that's perfect for active feet. This technology is designed to keep feet dry and comfortable and reduce foot fatigue. Retail $17
Everyone who hunts with a shotgun or a rifle needs a good case to transport it in. It also seems like a hunter can never have too many gun cases either.
Fortunately, you don’t need an expensive case most of the time and this reasonably priced soft rifle and shotgun case by Big Sky Canvas will do a great job of protecting your expensive long gun when not in use.
This case is padded, water resistant, and comes in multiple sizes as appropriate for carrying a scoped rifle or a long-barreled shotgun. Retail $89
Speyburn Single Malt
Don't let Speyburn's claim as an "Everyman Malt" fool you. This is prime drink. Distilled in Scotland, Speyburn has a delicate, fruity character with a dry, warm, spicy finish that's perfect for celebrating a great catch or toasting all the hunts to come. Retails for around $30
Why should you have to carry all the equipment? Have your dog bear some of the load with Big Sky Canvas’s Dog Hiking Pack
Their Dog Hiking Packs are reinforced with padding in all of the stress point areas to make sure your dog is comfortable. The harness system has been designed to displace the load evenly and provide comfort reinforcement for your dog. Storage capacity has been designed to provide ample gear and food carrying capacity.
Sizes available are Small, Medium and Large. If an extra small or extra-large are needed they can custom make one for your dog. They also have a number of different colors available beyond the featured camo. Retail From $69.95 to $89.95
It is no secret that most loathe being cold. Avoid the cold of winter and possible eternal damnation with Zippo Hand Warmers. Available in chrome, matte black, Realtree AP™ camouflage, and NFL, each Hand Warmer provides 12 hours of gentle, consistent, odorless heat in a solidly constructed compact metal unit. And they run on easy to find Zippo Premium Lighter Fluid. Retail: $19.95
Hunt all day in complete comfort while still carrying all your essentials with a Big Sky Canvas Cruiser Vest. Made with pride in the USA from military-tough materials originally made for the United States Forest Service. Our Cruiser Vest will last a lifetime of outdoor use. These were originally handed out to new recruits in the Forest Service for standard issue. They come in Small, Medium and Large sizes.
They're made from Canvas, have a snap front, back pocket, front snap pockets and are water repellent. We have multiple colors to choose from. Retail $65
Duluth Men's Fire Hose Work Pant
How can you go wrong with a pair of pants of which the manufacture offers a "We Dare You to Wear 'Em Out" guarantee? I don't think you can. These pre-washed, soft, 11.5-oz. fire hose cotton canvas pants with a "Comfortable Crouch Gusset" are perfect to wear afield, in the shop, or just hanging around dreaming about being in the field or at the shop. And again, if you wear them out the company will replace them no questions asked. Retail $64.50
Big Sky Canvas brought the same talent and design that's created some of the toughest hunting gear on the planet to the bag market with its new duffle bag.
When you need to put a lot of gear in a bag look to our duffel bags for the task. They are reinforced at every pressure / wear point. he water-resistant cordura shell keeps valuables safe from liquids, dust, and dirt, making it the perfect bag for carrying essentials to the blind or truck. Retail $45
The Light & Motion 250 is billed as an all-in-one headlight, flashlight, helmet light, and bike light. It might be, but all I know is that it's one of the best flashlights out there. The lightweight 250 can be utilized in numerous configurations, kills the dark with 250 lumens, and runs on a rechargeable iPhone-type battery that can be charged with any micro-USB charging system. Retail $149
In a world dominated by Smartphones it's hard to imagine there is still a need for two-way radios. But there is and it's found in the remote areas that we hunt, fish, and trek. Thankfully Motorola puts the power of staying connected, safe and informed in the palm of your hand with the new weatherproof MT350R. They offer reliable two-way communication for up to a 35-mile range, a flashlight, hands-free capability, and seven NOAA weather channels - which is probably six more than you need. Take them with you everywhere you go and keep them handy in your survival kit. Retail $65
Glock's legendary performance and handling are so highly regarded and renowned even those PETA bunny huggers recognize the name. "Stop hunting now!" said the PETA protestor. "You know what a Glock is?" I asked. "Yes it's a handgun that offers excellent out-of-the-box precision in a smooth, compact design. The .45 caliber is the first choice of plainclothes officers and security personnel in the U.S. It features a standard 10 magazine capacity….What am I saying?! Stop hunting now!" MRSP around $560
Barrel Length: 3.78 inches
Weight (unloaded): 23.81 ounces
Trigger Pull: 5.5 pounds
Give the entire family the gift of archery with a fully adjustable Mission Riot bow. The Mission's unique design allows the draw weight to be set from 15 to 70 pounds and the draw length from 19 to 30 inches. This makes it the perfect for the whole brood or the young hunter who's still growing. If those specs don't convince you, consider that the Mission Riot is an Outdoor Life Great Buy in the 2012 Bow Test. Retail: $399
Ruger American Rifle
What's more American than a rifle made in America by Americans named The American Rifle? Nothing. Give the legendary performance of Ruger in .243 Win, .270 Win, .30-06 Win, or .308 Win. All calibers feature a lightweight stock, an adjustable trigger, power bedding, and come complete with drilled and tapped receivers for mounting included scope bases. This is a bargain rifle built right. And at around $500 you should probably get one for yourself as well.
Barrel Length: 22 inches
Weight: 6.25 pounds
Calibers: .243, .270, .30-06, .308
Hunters who spend a lot of time in the back-country know that a quality wall tent is the foundation for a comfortable camp and successful hunting experience. Big Sky Canvas's Wall Tents are the perfect sportsman's home away from home. Long preferred by outfitters wanting a stable base camp, they are quickly becoming the choice of more and more big-game hunters who realize a tent is more than a place to sleep. They offer five standard sizes, or custom sizes, all affordable, and all generational. Made of tough 12 oz. duck canvas treated to be fire-retardant and water- and mildew-resistant. Sheds the most persistent wind, rain and snow.
Other features include window with storm flap; a stove jack with weather flap that can withstand extremely high temperatures from heating and cooking stoves; 12" sod cloth on bottom of tent provides weather-tight seal; reinforced ridge line, eaves, end-wall seams and tent bottom; 5 ft. walls on all tents; 7-1/2-ft. doors secured by heavy-duty zipper with storm flap, side-release buckles. Retail starts at $700.