Hunting Holiday Gift Guide 2010 We’ve rounded up the best new hunting, fishing and outdoors-related gifts for the 2009-10 holiday season. It’s time to start... By John Taranto | Published Oct 12, 2009 7:01 PM Hunting SHARE RealTree AP 5-Piece Baby Combo Baby’s first camo set comes with a bib, a onesie, booties and a bottle. Also available in standard green RealTree AP for the boys. $32; riversedgeproducts.com ** L.L. Bean Dog Tote** If you’re one of those people who buys holiday gifts for the family pet (and, yes, we are), this miniature L.L. Bean tote bag doubles as a food/drink bowl and comes with a rubber Christmas tree bulb toy and plush gingerbread man chew toy. $29; llbean.com Down East Doormat These colorful, tough doormats, available in two sizes, are made from recycled lobster trap float ropes. $50-$80; mainefloatrope.com Columbia Game Stalker Hat Whether you’re planning to spend long hours on stand, in the duck blind or in the driveway shoveling snow, the Game Stalker hat has you covered. Well, your head and your ears, anyway. The hat is fully seam-sealed and features the company’s Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable material. $25; columbia.com ** Buff Cyclone Romula** These balaclava-like head and neck gaiters are becoming more popular across the sporting world. You’re as apt to see one being used to ward off the sun’s rays on a bonefish flat as you are keeping a deer hunter warm in the Pennsylvania woods. This model incorporates a hefty band of Gore-Tex WindStopper material around the neck. $38; buffwear.com ** Danner Upland Hunter GTX** A classic upland boot in appearance, the Upland Hunter GTX boasts several modern touches. With a Gore-Tex lining and Vibram Gumlite outsole, it’ll have you busting doubles in style and comfort. $190; danner.com ThermoLogic Gloves Powered by rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium-ion batteries, these gloves supply a steady amount of heat–from 85 to 110 degrees–during those coldest days on stand. Long gauntlets and knit cuffs ensure that the heat stays inside. $100; thermologicgear.com Casio Exilim FC100BK With a depth of just 0.88 inches, this slim point-and-shoot is ideal for tucking into a jacket or vest pocket or tossing in your day pack. The 9.1 megapixel camera is capable of 30-frame-per-second high-speed bursts and 1,000-frame-per-second videos. Image stabilization, a 5X optical zoom and face detection technology will help you handle everything from scenic panoramas to hero shots. $330; casio.com Joby GorillaPod The flexible joints in this tripod’s legs allow you to position your camera on just about any surface. Or, wrap the legs around branches, fence posts or whatever is handy. $22-$100; joby.com 5.11 Light for Life Originally designed for police patrol cars, this heavy-duty lamp will find a home in any outdoorsman’s pickup. Unlike most rechargeable lights, the Light for Life runs on ultracapacitors, not batteries, so the power system won’t develop memory or degrade over time. An included 12-volt DC charger re-juices the ultracapacitors in just 90 seconds, providing 120 minutes of light. Three power modes include brightnesses of 90 and 270 lumens and a strobe. $170; 511tactical.com Quaker Boy Sounds of the Wild This clock is the perfect addition to any hunting camp…or the ultimate gag gift, depending on your sense of humor. Those 5 a.m. wake-up calls to a screeching crow are sure to be a hit. $30; quakerboy.com 365 Incredible Fishing Stories This page-a-day calendar, loaded with amazing tales and interesting facts, will be sure to humble even the most know-it-all fisherman on your holiday shopping list. $13; workman.com Brunton BrewFire The folks at Brunton feel that just because you’re outdoors, you shouldn’t have to settle for a mediocre cup of joe, and we agree. The BrewFire makes 8 cups in about 10 minutes and works just like the coffeemaker on your kitchen counter, but runs on propane or butane instead of electricity. $161; brunton.com Snow Peak Cookware This function-forward camp cookware comes from a Japanese company that is a one-stop shop for your into-the-wild needs. From tents and sleeping bags to stoves and sporks, Snow Peak makes high-quality gear that you can rely on time and again. prices vary; snowpeak.com Orvis Silver Label Fly-Tying Kit While away the interminable late-winter months by tying your own flies for the coming trout season. This kit, ideal for beginner tyers, comes with Orvis’s Fly-Tying Manual, a cam-action vice, scissors, a whip finisher, hackle pliers, a dubbing needle, a bobbin, a bobbin threader, a hair stacker and hooks, as well as a variety of wires, tinsels, beads, threads, hackles, herls and furs. In short, everything you need to tie essential trout flies. $159; orvis.com ** Julbo Race-Nautic** These sunglasses were designed specifically for watersports enthusiasts. They feature the 121-year-old company’s Octopus lenses, which are polarized (they eliminate glare and define contrast), hydrophobic (they shed water) and photochromic (they change from light to dark, depending on ambient light). $160; julbousa.com Costa Del Mar Zane Costa continues to marry fashion and function with its latest offering, the Zane. The sleek wraparound frames feature vents that prevent fogging. Choose from 3 frames and 15 lens choices. $139-$239; costadelmar.com Rapala Trolls-To Shad and Minnow Both models are available in 15- and 20-foot dive depths in 12 color patterns, and are equipped with VMC black nickel trebels. $9; rapala.com Benchmade Folders If you subscribe to the mantra, “You can never have too many pocketknives,” here are a couple to add to your list. The Orange Griptilian features a highly corrosion-resistant X15 T.N. stainless blade, while the Mini-Barrage boasts the Axis-Assist locking mechanism. $120-$135; benchmade.com ** Chef’s Choice Pronto** This sharpener comes in 15- and 20-degree models and works on straight and serrated blades. $40; chefschoice.com The Dalmore 12-Year-Old Scotch If you’re heading to a holiday party, you’ll do well to arrive with a bottle of The Dalmore in hand. The bottle itself features a stunning stag’s head–and the whiskey ain’t bad, either. $45; thedalmore.com Engel Ice/Dry Box From expensive electronics to lunch to bait–whatever you need to haul on a fishing trip, this air- and water-tight cooler/gear box is up to the task. Available in 13- and 19-quart sizes. $42-$44; engel-usa.com Pelican 1170 Case This newest compact case from the hard-case experts is ideal for toting everything from a GPS to 2-way radios and cameras to handguns. $58; pelican.com Sitka Dutch Oven When it comes to technologically tricked-out hunting apparel, this vest stands alone. For starters, it’s clad in the digital Gore Optifade pattern, which is designed to confound animals’ eyesight. Then there’s the integrated Ardica Heat and Power System, with three heating panels, three heating levels and a charger for any USB-enabled device. On top of that, the vest is filled with super-warm, super-packable PrimaLoft One insulation. $399; sitkagear.com Duluth Trading Co. F.O.M. Flannel Shirt “F.O.M.” stands for freedom of movement, and thanks to underarm gussets, that’s what you’ll get with this rugged yet soft flannel shirt. Available in a variety of plaids. $35; duluthtrading.com Ibex Timaru Jacket This jacket is made in the U.S. with milled New Zealand merino wool. The process leaves the jacket’s material feeling like a thick piece of felt: very soft and extremely dense. The two vertical pockets are lined and the cuffs are gathered at the wrist. $235; ibexwear.com Outers Ammo Box and Cleaning Kit The venerable gun-care brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009, and to mark the occasion, it’s introduced two commemorative products. The handsome pine ammo box holds up to 12 boxes of shotshells and has a removable tray. The universal tin cleaning kit contains everything you need to clean rifles, handguns and 12-gauge shotguns. $93 (box), $32 (kit); outers-guncare.com Therm-a-Rest Compack Chair Convert any 20-inch air mattress into a comfortable camp chair with this simple, compact and lightweight (6 ounces) contraption. (Photographed with mattress, which is not included.) $40; cascadedesigns.com SealLine Black Canyon Gear Bucket Made of a durable PVC-free waterproof material, the gear bucket is the perfect tote on a boat or at camp. You can also use it to haul wet, muddy gear after a day in the field or on the water. Available in three sizes and three colors. $60-$80; cascadedesigns.com Crescent Moon Gold Series 9 Whatever your outdoor winter activity of choice may be, if you live in the North, snowshoes would probably make it more enjoyable, right? Cover ground in deep snow more easily while predator hunting. Get to the backwoods lakes most icefishermen ignore. The Gold Series 9 is a good shoe for beginners, and comes with a lifetime warranty. $249; crescentmoonsnowshoes.com Heat Factory Holiday Warmer Pack The perfect stocking stuffer, this 21-count pack of air-activated warmers will keep your hands and feet warm all winter long. Includes 6 pairs of mini warmers, 3 large warmers and 3 pairs of toe warmers. $15; heatfactory.com Need more ideas? Check out last year’s holiday gift guide for more ideas. We’ve rounded up the best new hunting, fishing and outdoors-related gifts for the 2009-10 holiday season. It’s time to start making your list!