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.
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. If you’re looking for a gift for an outdoorsman or outdoorswoman this is at the top of my recommendations.
Last price observed: ~ $74
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: ~ $70 – 90
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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: ~ $65 – 80 (depending on model)
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 next gen 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: ~$72
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For those who prefer a spring assisted knife for an auto-like action, the Kershaw Knockout is the stand out choice. I love the style and ergonomics of the Knockout. It earns its name from a “knocked-out” portion of its aluminum handle replaced with a stainless steel lock bar. The steel lock bar functions more or less like a liner lock. The Knockout sports a fantastic yet affordable 3.25″ Sandvik 14C28N blade and weighs 3.8 oz.
Last price range observed: ~$72 – 80
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)
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