Essential Outdoor Gear Gift Guide 15/16
Essential Outdoor Gear Gift Guide 15/16
Suunto Traverse watch
Whether you’re out backpacking or just out for an afternoon hike to kill some time the Suunto Traverse watch is an excellent companion to have along with you for the excursion. The Suunto Traverse allows you to track your movements and can provide topographic map information or even use ready-made routes via movescount.com where you can share your treks with everyone. The Suunto Traverse not only looks cool as hell, it provides you pertinent information like Barometric trend predictions, Sunrise and Sunset times, available daylight, mark points of interest and even logs calls, texts and notifications. The Suunto Traverse watches are hand built in Finland and are water resistant to 100m.
Suunto Traverse watch collection $450.00 to $750.00
Thermacell Hand & Pocket Warmer Heat Packs
If you spend lots of time outside you’ll love the Thermacell Hand Warmer and Pocket Warmer Heat Packs. Excellent for work or play, football games, hunting, camping, fishing.
The smaller Thermacell Hand Warmer is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand measuring just 2.9″ x 1.6″ x .45″ and come in pairs. They’re super small and can slip into your glove and even move around the palm of your hand. The larger Pocket Warmer measures 4″ x 2.8″ x .45″ and weighs approx just over .5 lbs and comes in a single pack.
Both the Hand/Pocket Warmer Heat packs have 3 temperature settings; 104°F / 113°F / 122°F. They are Shock and Water resistant so they can take some abuse and moisture. Charge time is 4 hours or less and will give you up to 6 hours of heat at it’s lowest setting.
Thermacell Hand Warmer $79.99
Thermacell Pocket Warmer $69.99
Treo Thermarest Portable Camping Chair
The Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair is a self-contained portable camping chair that folds up, legs included into a convenient little cylindrical style shape. The Treo chair is super comfortable and you might even forget you’re sitting in a portable chair. They can support up to 250 lbs and features a 6000 series aluminum frame. A must have for car camping and tailgate parties! Available in a combination of Lime/Slate/Sapphire Blue
Treo Thermarest portable camping chair $99.95
iBobber Bluetooth Smart Castable Fishfinder
Ya Fish? The iBobber is the modern day progression of the simple device that will help you find fish with just a little assistance. The iBobber connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth and is able to Sonor down to 135′ depths, up to 100′ of waterbed contour mapping and include GPS tagging hotspots and trip log so you can keep detailed notes about where and when. The onboard recharable battery gives up to 8 hours of use and requires at least 3 feet of depth to properly scan. The iBobber measures 3″x3″x3″ and weighs just 1.6 ounces. Simple to use, lightweight and useful for fixed position fishing.
iBobber Bluetooth Smart Castable Fishfinder $99.99
MSR Windburner Portable Camping Stove with Coffee Press
A good all-in-one portable stove is a must have for any weekend warrior or hiker and essential gear for any hardcore camper. The MSR Windburner camping stove features an Ultra-efficient radiant burner with pressure regulator to fine tune and ensure performance. A 1.0L Pot with Heat Exchanger and Lid with drinking and straining ports, full-size bown 16oz, folding Caninster Stand and even a 110g IsoPro™ fuel canister will conveniently all pack into a single unit for easy carry.
Can’t go a day without coffee in the morning? Me either, with the additional coffee press you don’t have to sacrifice that nice cup of java. It holds 1 LTR and weighs 1.3oz and will disasemble flat for easy packing. The MSR Windburner Stove System with Coffee press is an excellent stove and cookware system, a must have for any camper!
MSR Windburner Stove System $129.99
MSR Coffee press accessory $19.95
Cobra JumPack CPP8000 Jumpstarter portable battery
Don’t get stuck in the cold this Winter with a bum battery. The Cobra JumPack CPP8000 is a great backup device to keep with you when you are out on an excursion or just out running errans. It weighs less than 10 ounces and is small enough to fit in your glove compartment, bag or center console in your car. The unit is simple, easy to use and with a 180 Amp Starting Current with a 360 Amp Peak Current, it’s able to kick over 2 or 3 cars on a single charge. The JumpPack CPP8000 even had enough cranking power to turn over a big V8. An easy to understand 4 bulb LED array lets you know how much juice you have. A super convenient flashlight is integrated into the plug side of the unit for easy operation when you’re under the hood. A 2.4 Amp USB Port even allows for Rapid Charging your mobile devices. Check out our review of the Cobra JumPack CPP8000.
Cobra JumPack CPP8000 $119.95
Klymit Dash 10 lightweight Running Pack
If you run, bike, hike or just need a convenient pack when you’re on vacation the Dash 10 lightweight backpack features Air Frame technology for customizable fit. The Dash 10 aptly named is ideal for activity with it’s running specific harness. An easily accessible pump allows you to inflate or deflate the Air Frame for a custom fit and quick on-the-fly adjustments. Light weight construction and mesh layer allow airflow between the pack and the back. It’s hydration bladder and water bottle compatible and feature front carry pockets for bottles, snacks or more slender electronics. Constructed of 210D Nylon the Dash 10 weighs just 15.9oz with a storage capacity is 10 L and can handle a load of up to 15.5 lbs. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Klymit Dash 10 $99.99