Uinta Mountains Notch Lake

American Made Gifts Under $100

By Matt Mullins – updated November 17, 2020

Below you will find gifts proudly built by craftsmen and women in the USA with careful attention to detail. I’ve selected the best performing gear that would bring a smile to any outdoors enthusiast. The following sellers were chosen for their competitive pricing, affordable and often free expedited shipping, and ease of returns.

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​Case Copperlock Knife

The navy blue Copperlock knife is a favorite of mine. It’s slim, not too big nor too small, weighs only 2.8 oz, and has a capable 3.4″ stainless steel locking blade. If knives can have beauty and class then this knife has both. I inherited my Grandpa’s old Case knife when he passed away and I expect to do the same with this one. I you’re looking for a gift for an outdoorsman or outdoorswoman this at the top of my recommendations.
Last price observed: ~ $68

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American Optical Original Pilot

The AO Original Pilot sunglasses are the original aviators.  These high quality classics have been issued to millions of U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen since 1958.
Last observed price range: ~ $110 – 262

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Surefire Titan Plus

Three hundred blinding lumens make the Titan Plus the best and brightest little AAA battery flashlight made. It’s nearly indestructible, fits on a keychain, and has three brightness levels of 300, 75, and 15 lumens. The Titan Plus comes with a rechargeable AAA battery but also takes alkaline batteries.
Last price observed: ~ $89.99

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Princeton Tec Apex

The Apex headlamp is for those times you need lots of hands free light. Princeton Tec’s newest Apex provides 650 lumens and can run for 144 hours on the lowest setting. It’ll also survive submersion in water to IPX-7 standards. I’ve used mine in the rain and snow without ill effect.
Last observed price range: ~ $72

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Leatherman Skeletool

The Skeletool is an ultralight 5 oz multi-tool with only the tools you need most. Its tools include: needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, 420HC combo knife, carabiner/bottle opener, and a large bit driver. The pricier CX version features carbon fiber and a 154 CM blade.  
Last observed price: ~ $48 – 80 (depending on model)

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Hummingbird Ultralight Single Hammock

The Ultralight Single Hammock is, according to Hummingbird Hammock, “the lightest weight, smallest packing hammock on the market. It weighs less than a lemon and packs smaller than a coffee cup, holds up to 300 pounds, and is designed by an FAA Certified Parachute Rigger. It brings parachute technology to the hammock industry for the first time. The soft carabiners (included) are far stronger per ounce than a traditional carabiner and are impossible to cross load.”
Last observed price: $64.95

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Leatherman Wave Plus & Charge TTI Plus

The Leatherman Wave is a renowned multi-tool that holds its own with the latest designs while remaining surprisingly affordable. Combined with the optional bit kit, the Leatherman tool covers an extensive variety of uses. The Charge TTI+ is basically a tricked out Wave with lightweight titanium handles and a premium S30V steel knife blade. I’ve built a long list of memories with my Wave including sewing a cut on my hand with fishing line (& whiskey). The new Plus version incorporates replaceable wire cutters to the original classic. 
Last observed price: $100 – 170 depending on model 

Wave +
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Benchmade Griptilian Knife

There’s a good reason the Griptilian has a cult like following. The Griptilian has an incredibly ergonomic handle, silky smooth one handed opening and closing, and a no-nonsense 3.4″ drop point blade with 154 CM steel. The Mini-Griptilian is a slightly smaller version. The full size Griptilian costs just over $100 while the Mini sells for around $90.

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Geier Glove Men's Merino Wool Lined Deerskin Gloves

Geier Glove makes leather gloves with the finest materials and impeccable craftsmanship. If you want top quality American-made gloves that will protect your hands and keep them warm, Geier Glove makes a quality choice.
Last observe price: $80

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