Written by 4:14 pm 2020, Featured

The Winter 2020 Sportsman’s Gift Guide

Gift ideas for the sportsmen and sportswomen in your life.

grizzly cooler

Grizzly Drifter Soft-Sided Cooler

Whether you are hitting the road, water or your favorite picnic spot, soft-sided coolers are the perfect way to keep your food and drinks cool and fresh. Lighter and less cumbersome than traditional hard coolers, soft-sided coolers have seen a surge in popularity. At the head of the pack is the Grizzly Drifter soft-sided cooler. Available in 12- and 20-quart versions, the Grizzly Drifter provides functionality, quality and looks—all at a lower price point than other soft-sided coolers. The Drifter comes with a molded EVA foam liner, sturdy zippers and wide-mouth openings for easy access. The cooler’s padded shoulder strap and carry handle make for easy and comfortable transport—even when the cooler is full. This cooler is the perfect way to keep adventurers well stocked with food and drink for any journey. $99.99-$149.99; grizzlycoolers.com 

Ross Reels Colorado Reel

Following up on the success of the award-winning click-pawl Colorado LT, Ross Reels has just released a completely updated new version, the Colorado. The Colorado’s new design presents a different look than any other click-pawl reel on the market. The reel’s semi-caged metal frame gives the reel a solid feel and enhanced durability and strength with minimal weight gain. The all-metal external clicker accentuates the back of the reel, and the machined silhouette of the San Juan Mountains provides an upscale, eye-catching appearance. Available in both a 2/3-weight and a 4/5-weight versions, this reel is the perfect complement to your favorite featherweight fly rod. $335.00; rossreels.com

Dubarry of Ireland Hazelwood Tweed Poncho

The perfect accompaniment to any ensemble, Dubarry’s Hazelwood Tweed Poncho provides women with comfort, elegance and functionality. Crafted with 100% Scottish wool and coated with Teflon for durability, the Hazelwood Tweed Poncho is fully lined and secured with a brass-colored button for a secure fit. Equally appropriate for a night on the town or a day at the races, the Hazelwood Poncho is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to get outside in the colder months without sacrificing style. And guys: the poncho is one-size-fits-all, so ordering is as easy as it can get. $299.00; dubarry.com


SportDOG Locator Beacon

With the days getting shorter, it’s more and more common for dog owners to be outside with their dogs in the dark. SportDOG’s locator beacons are a great way to gain peace of mind and create awareness of our four-legged friends. Easily attachable to your dog’s collar—or your backpack or belt loop using the included carabiner clip—these beacons make it easy to spot dogs on dark winter nights. Powered by CR2032 disposable batteries, the beacons put off a remarkably bright light that can be set to constant display or blinking modes. Available in five colors, SportDOG beacons provide enhanced visibility for the field or walk around the neighborhood. $14.95; sportdog.com 

Swiftwick VISION Six Impression National Park Collection Sock

These 6-inch, medium-cushion crew socks are made of high-performance fibers designed to regulate temperatures and keep feet warm and dry. Created in collaboration with Anderson Design Group, each sock has a 360-degree printed design that pays homage to our National Parks. Available prints include Yosemite, Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. Bottom line: these socks are beautiful, warm and comfortable. What more could you ask for? $19.99; swiftwick.com

Derek DeYoung Fish Flank Pilsner Glasses

 For the angler in your life who loves a cold beer, these 16-ounce heavy duty pilsner glasses are the perfect way to enjoy a beverage this holiday season. Decorated with renowned artist Derek DeYoung’s abstract fish flanks, these glasses are available in four trout patterns—brook, brown, rainbow and cutthroat—and a beautiful tarpon pattern. Glasses can be purchased as a set or individually and are available in smaller rocks sizes if you like ice in your drinks and something a little stronger. $10.00; derekdeyoung.com

Sea to Summit Altitude Women’s Down Sleeping Bag

For that woman in your life who loves the great outdoors and deserves a sleeping bag made just for her, the Sea to Summit Altitude Down Sleeping Bag is a perfect gift. Available in two different temperature ratings (15 degrees and 25 degrees) the Altitude sleeping bag is engineered specifically for women adventurers.  Thermolite insulation in the foot section of the bag provides instant warmth for her feet. In addition, the bag’s down-filled chambers use body-mapping to maximize warmth. Plus, the bag’s overall shape is engineered to match a women’s body more closely and reduce dead space. Extremely light and packable, the Altitude sleeping bag is extremely versatile and is well-suited for a variety of camping and hiking needs. $379.00-$439.00; seatosummitusa.com

Filson Ducks Unlimited Dryden Backpack

Two iconic American brands, Filson and Ducks Unlimited (DU), have teamed up to produce a collection of limited-edition, co-branded items that are a must-have for any sportsman. Filson and DU have rich histories in hunting and conservation, and the items in this collection range from t-shirts and hats to jackets and some of the best luggage and bags around. Filson’s popular Dryden Backpack is one of these items. This versatile backpack is constructed from 1000-denier Cordura® nylon. Durable and weather-resistant, the Dryden Backpack is finished with bridle leather and nylon webbing for multiple convenient carrying options. A double-layer, reinforced bottom guarantees durability. A zippered, rear-panel laptop pocket is great for anyone who needs to travel with a computer. The Dryden backpack reflects the quality Filson products are known for, and the limited-edition DU label makes this bag that much more special. $225.00; filson.com 

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