We put together some of the best gift ideas to make gift-giving for the nature lover in your life easier. Whether it is hunting, fishing, camping, or hiking ... we have got you covered.
Today’s phones have excellent cameras but lack the ability to really zoom in very far. When you own a set of binoculars or a spotting scope, you can get the most out of these optics and phone combination with a Phone Skope adapter. This is a two-piece unit. The first part is the case for your specific phone and the second part is the adapter to your optics. This allows you to extend the range of the camera on your phone by taking photos through your binoculars or spotting scope. You no longer have to share stories about the animals you saw without sharing the photo you captured.
Vortex Razor UHD 12x50 Binoculars
Having a pair of binoculars is one thing, but a pair with extra magnification and with great low light performance puts you a step above the competition. The edge-to-edge clarity is excellent and overall quality can usually only be found on optics with a much higher price tag. Once you put these onto a tripod, you can sit for hours with minimal eye fatigue and look for that next trophy of a lifetime. This new UHD Razor series is available in other magnifications like the 10x42's or 18x56's, but the 12x50’s are the perfect combination of magnification and size for the hard-core western hunter.
Garmin GPSMAP 66i GPS and Satellite Communicator
For those venturing deep off the beaten path, finding your way and being able to keep in touch with those back home are both important capabilities. Typically, this requires two different tools, but with the Garmin GPSMAP 66i, you have the best of both worlds in a single device. Featuring all of the detailed TOPO mapping and navigation tools you expect from a Garmin GPS, the GPSMAP 66i also includes Garmin’s inReach Technology to allow texting, tracking, and two-way communication with location sharing. A subscription is required for the inReach satellite texting capability, but flexible plans are available. A bright 3-inch display is readable even in direct sunlight and it can pair with your smartphone for even more robust mapping, weather, and texting capability. Read a more in-depth product review here!
Wheeler AR-15 Armorer’s Professional Kit
The Wheeler Delta Series AR Armorer’s Professional Kit contains all of the tools a gunsmith or armorer needs to complete a full rifle build, make repairs, or perform maintenance on AR-15/M16 platform rifles. Each of these Delta Series tools is designed with application specific features to perform specific functions with precision and ease. Each tool is constructed of the highest-quality materials to deliver the best performance at a great value. It includes an AR bench vice so you can easily work on your build without it sliding all over the table. For those who just want to properly maintain their favorite modern sporting rifle or those who are getting into building their first black gun, this kit is a great choice.
Camp Chef Cast Iron Skillets
Nothing cooks as well as cast iron, and nobody makes cast iron skillets better than Camp Chef. They are available in 10-, 12-, and 14-inch diameters and all feature an easy grip textured handle and two side pour spouts. They come pre-seasoned and ready to cook with and are the perfect cooking pan for over the campfire, in the oven, or on the top of the stove. With time, they will become a non-stick cooking powerhouse and great for everything from biscuits to fried chicken. With a little care, they only improve with age.
OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Cooler
A stellar soft cooler with the ability to transform into a backpack, the Trooper LT 30 Cooler from OtterBox features 30 quarts of internal space, which is perfect for an 8-pack of your favorite cold beverage. The internal lining is food grade to eliminate odors, and it seals up airtight for use as a dry bag to keep out water, dust, and air. A side pocket for items like keys or a wallet will even accommodate the OtterBox dry box, and the cooler has a built-in removable bottle opener. Even though it seals up tight, the compound latch system is a breeze to open and close, even with only one hand. Check out a video product review here!
Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff
Protect your hearing from harsh noises with the Impact Sport Earmuff. It has the ability to block damaging sound to a safe 82dB but will also amplify sound like range commands and normal conversation for maximum awareness and safety. The automatic 4-hour shutoff will conserve the battery life of the 2 included AAA batteries. The earmuffs are water resistant and include a leatherette headband for maximum comfort. The low profile doesn’t interfere with cheek weld on most rifles and shotguns.
Helinox Chair One
Now this is a cool item for just about anyone’s stocking this Christmas. With its innovative and award-winning design, Chair One is the go-to product for all kinds of adventures. Smaller than a wine bottle when compact, this chair is assured to be your new favorite traveling buddy. With total weight at only 2.1 lbs., Chair One is structured with advanced DAC aluminum poles, holding up to 320 lbs. You can also add rocker feet (sold separately) to add even more comfort and enjoyability in the backyard or on the mountain. Weather and UV resistant.
Humminbird HELIX 8 Chirp Mega SI+ GPS G3N
And if that fisherman on your list this year has REALLY been good, there is the HELIX 8 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, featuring an 8-inch display, MEGA Side Imaging+, MEGA Down Imaging+ and Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar. It includes GPS mapping, built-in Bluetooth, Ethernet networking capabilities, AutoChart Live with depth, vegetation and bottom hardness mapping and Humminbird Basemap built-in. Now that’s a fishfinder!
Taking its name from a great fishing destination, sunny San Diego, this frame is up to the task whether you are chasing Yellowtail or the mighty Bluefin. Diego is the most technically advanced performance frame Costa has ever developed, with capability in every detail. The Costa team left no feature behind with this frame, creating the next evolution of performance. Features include an innovative vented hinge system to maximize airflow, a vented nose pad to reduce fogging, integrated top and side shields that block light and flexible and keeper-ready temple tips that enhance fit. The new style is a large fit and comes in three frame colors, including matte black, matte midnight blue and matte gray.