Fathers who are into hunting are not interested in getting ties or socks unless those socks are wool hunting socks. In shopping for these fathers we are looking for products that will excite them and keep them in the outdoors. This year we took a look at new products that should truly excite the dads in your life.
Henry Golden Boy
The Henry Golden Boy is one of our favorite rifles for plinking and small game hunting. It is made in America and chambered in .22LR, .22 Magnum, or .17HMR. This rifle is easy to shoot and comes up easily to the shoulder and almost every man in the country has thought about owning one of these. Every father needs a fantastic rifle like this one with a 20 inch octagonal barrel, walnut stock, brass buttplate and Brasslight receiver. Its western look and feel is as American as apple pie. Dad needs a rifle like this whether it is teaching the kids proper shooting technique, plinking in the back yard or shooting small game in the outdoors. Order one for your dad at HenryUSA.com.
Trayvax Element Wallet
We got the Trayvax Element Wallet and Keyton just a few months ago and honestly it took us a couple of weeks to warm up to it. The Keyton is self explanatory as it’s a keychain that can also be used to open up your beer or Coke bottle. The wallet is small, solid and lightweight and designed to a minimal standard that holds cash, cards and your license. It fits well in your front pocket, back pocket, or on a lanyard around your neck in certain unsafe locations. This wallet looks great, it’s made in the USA, made of leather and metal with a built in bottle opener, and the kind of tool dads get excited for. Oh yeah and it has a 65-year heirloom warranty. Check these out at Trayvax.com
Ledlenser MT6 Flashlight
At 600 lumens, the Ledlenser MT6 has enough light for hunting, fishing and camping and the solid feel in your hands tells you that you are holding a light that is substantial and one that will through years of hunts, trips and use. The MT6 comes with a lanyard, pouch, a set of batteries and the flashlight. It’s a solid set up with an advanced focus system, rapid focus and smart light technology and one of the best lights we have had the opportunity to test this year. Ledlenser MT6
Iron Will Outfitters Broadheads
Iron Will Outfitters offers some of the best solid cut on contact broadheads on the market and they happily engrave these broadheads with custom messages specifically targeted for each hunter. They offer gift cards so dad can custom create his own message or you can create the message you want for your dad. Each broadhead comes in its own box and they are made with A2 tool steel blades for retaining sharp edges and toughness. Grade 5 titanium (v100) or hardened stainless steel (v125) ferrules keep your arrow’s momentum driving through impact with a Tanto tip for added strength and a lifetime warranty wrap up this great package. If your dad is a bowhunter these are going to be cherished for years. https://www.ironwilloutfitters.com/
YETI Rambler Jug
The YETI Rambler Jug comes in a half gallon and one gallon version. They are impressive with large wide mouths to carry soup, food and chili as well as cold or hot beverages. I want both honestly. I look forward to having one for drinks and one to bring into the duck blind filled with hot chili to feed hungry hunters.
Mathews Halon 32
If dad’s been super great this year the Mathews HALON 32 can help him fling arrows out to 350 fps and offers up a step up and 32 inches of archery perfection. The CROSSCENTRIC Cam’s provide a consistent quiet draw and consistency and True-Center nocking point get arrows out of this bow as accurate as it gets.
LaCrosse Footwear Alphaburly Pro in Optifade
Dads want boots that work and hold up to just about anything we can throw at them. The new look and feel with the Sitka Optifade pattern and quality components really make these worth looking into. Dad’s will appreciate them on the dew filled or rainy walk to the deer stand.
Morakniv Kansbol Multi-Mount Knife
We first found this knife at SHOT Show and it has everything we were looking for in a great knife for serious deer hunting. We can mount it just about anywhere on our pack or belt, it holds a solid edge, and the handle has just enough feel that it will not get sticky when covered with blood, guts or mud. It’s one heck of a hunting knife and it comes with a solid lifetime warranty all at a price point under $60.00 and under if you are willing to search around. https://morakniv.se/en/product/kansbol-multi-mount/
UCO SweetFire Strikeable Fire Starter or UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit
We want our dads coming home no matter what the conditions are when he is out hunting and the offerings from UCO offer some options to get a fire started fast and safe. The UCO Titan Stormproof match kit offers a rainproof container to keep matches safe from getting wet and the long burn allows these matches to catch even wet tinder to light and get a fire started in wind and rain. These are incredibly reasonable in price and dad will appreciate having these in his pack. https://www.ucogear.com/
Sometimes Dad just needs a drink and if he is prone to backcountry camping, hiking and hunting like the dads we know this is a great gift. The 2-stage filtration process removes bacteria, protozoa and reduces organic chemical matter and chlorine and keeps dad safe regardless of how scummy that water looks. It’s lightweight and protects against giardia and this tool can be a lifesaver. At under $60.00 it is a bargain. http://lifestraw.com/products/lifestraw-steel/
Grillinator Grill Brush
Dads love to grill the wild game we harvest in the field and having a great grill brush keeps the food we eat on a clean surface. After having tested tons of grilling accessories we are happy to recommend the Grillinator brush as a tool that all dads will be happy with. The brush comes in at $39.95 and has a replaceable brush once it gets worn out and if your dad grills as much as we do occasionally the brush head needs replacement. Check these out at https://grillinator.com/
Leatherman Juice B2
Most dads need a great EDC (Every Day Carry) pocket knife and the Leatherman Juice B2 is just the knife for dads looking for a working tool that will always be available for tough tasks and handy at a moment’s notice. The Juice B2 comes with a flat blade as well as a saw blade for cutting through tough rope or small branches. A solid performer at under $25.00 from the great team at Leatherman.
Greatland Laser Rescue Laser Light
When we first heard about the Greatland Rescue Laser Light we shook our heads and said it was about time. The Rescue Laser Light is a hand-held day and nighttime laser signaling device that provides a convenient, effective way to signal a rescue party. Its waterproof, rugged design combines the safety of a laser signaling device with the convenience of a flashlight and lasts 40 hours and is visible at over 20 miles. No one wants to think of the moment in which we might get lost but having a tool like this in your pack can save the day. Keep dad safe with one of these Rescue Laser Lights.
Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protector
We just tested out the new Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors on a recent hunt and found these to be fantastic for hearing those hunting around us and protecting our hearing while out on the hunt. Dads are going to appreciate the targeted noise reduction of 26 dBA for passive sound protection. Electronic suppression technology keeps dad’s ears safe and improves voice hearing while using them. Bluetooth Wireless Technology allows these to connect to mobile devices and you can even receive phone calls in case of an emergency. A great offering from the team at Peltor to keep dad able to hear the kids when he comes home from the shooting range. Peltor Sport
Hooyman 5 Extendable Tree Saw
We have been using the Hooyman Tree Saw to clear lanes and clear shooting paths from treestands for several years now. The 5 foot extendable tree saw gives us a little bit more reach on our saw in the treestand but isn’t so heavy that we will not carry it into the field. The MegaBite blade uses a high carbon SK5 steel in a tapered blade design that cuts through limbs like butter and we have found uses for it around the house in yard cleanup as well as in the field. At under $60.00 this is a tool that will last years and years. Hooyman Tree Saw
Urban Armor Gear Cases
We are dads and we are tough on our electronics whether that is our cell phones, iPads, electronic devices or what have you. Fragile things need protection from even the most well behaved dads. Urban Armor Gear offers some great cases and we have used on on our iPad for the last several months to keep it protected and running smoothly. They look great and are rugged to withstand dads and kids.
Otis Smart Gun Care Cleaning Kits
This year we have fallen in love with the Otis Defender Series gun cleaning kit. It has everything we want in a great gun cleaning kit and nothing we do not need. It fits cleanly and flat in the bottom of our pack and it is light enough to leave in our pack should we need to clean our gun in the field. Made for all of the calibers dad is going to take to the field and well built with breech to muzzle cleaning. Otis Defender Series