Well, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Family and friends gather near and we wax nostalgic over some of the happiest times of our lives. We also double fist cookies and eggnog…maybe that’s just me. Gift giving is a big part of this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that it should stress or overwhelm us. Sometimes, it can be hard to find the right gift for the outdoorsman or women in your life. To help alleviate some of the stress of gift giving, I’ve compiled a holiday gift guide to fit any budget.
Stone Glacier Sky 5900: For the person on your list who’s been really nice, I recommend a Stone Glacier Sky 5900 pack. Stone Glacier specializes in ultralight gear for adventuring. The Sky 5900 is a highly versatile pack. Whether you hunt or hike this pack can handle it all. With an integrated load shelf, this pack can haul your elk quarters off the mountain or shrink it down to a compact daypack.
Price :: $659
Garmin inReach Mini: Of all my recent purchases, my Garmin inReach has been one of my most valuable. Because Garmin interfaces with dual satellite systems, it has the capability to not only help you navigate, but also send messages from anywhere and an SOS signal if things go sideways. It’s a powerful tool for outdoor adventuring and provides a lot of confidence. Garmin now offers a mini version that I highly recommend. It’s lighter and uses your phone as the interface for the device.
Price :: $349.99
The OnX App: The OnX App is one of the most dynamic tools for modern-day adventuring. I use it both for scouting and planning out my trips, as well as boots on the ground navigation. Because it shows land ownership, OnX helps individuals find places to legally pursue their outdoor adventures. OnX offers a multitude of membership options and covers all 50 states.
Price :: $29.99-$119.99
The RazorLite EDC from Outdoor Edge: For the first few years I hunted, I carried a traditional hunting and skinning knife. This also meant that I needed to carry a means for sharpening these knives. While these items might not add up to a lot of weight, ounces make pounds and pounds make pain, and I’ve been on a mission to cut weight where I can. This year I switched to the 3″ RazorLite EDC from Outdoor Edge. It weighs in at 2 ozs. (57 grams) and comes with four replacement blades. This year I was able to debone an entire elk with one blade. These knives offer a sharp, durable, but ultralight alternative to the traditional hunting knife.
Price :: $29.99
Peak Design Shell and Capture: For the photographer in your life two of the tools that have really made a big difference as I’ve documented my adventures are the Capture and Shell from Peak Designs. The Capture is a clip allows you to attach your camera to a backpack strap or belt, leaves your hands free, and keeps your camera close at hand for easy access. The Shell is a sleeve that protects your camera from dust and water. By pairing these two pieces together, your camera is ready for any adventure.
Price for Capture Clip :: $69.95
Price for Shell :: $39.95-$49.95
I hope these recommendations have helped you with your holiday gift giving. If you have any questions or need additional ideas, feel free to hit me up on Instagram, Facebook, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays!