Holiday gift guide: 10 toys for the tactical-minded
From flashlights to backpacks, we've gathered up 10 must-have outdoor and tactical products for you
Why scramble through the never-ending masses at the mall or spend hours scouring the internet to find what you need this holiday season when we’ve conveniently gathered up 10 must-have outdoor and tactical products for you? From flashlights to backpacks, here’s what to buy your favorite person (or suggest they buy for you)!
1. Tru-Spec Trek Sling Pack
This pack is designed to give you all the storage and organization of a traditional backpack with the on-the-go mobility of a shoulder bag. Strategically placed internal and external pockets provide all the gear storage you'll ever need. Three concealed pistol pockets allow for easy and discrete concealed carry.
2. Aurora EDC Fire Starter
This rugged-built outdoor survival tool features a guided striking blade that allows you to “toss a spark” at whatever material you’ve gathered to start a fire, avoiding the problem of having to light something next to your knuckles.
3. 5.11 Tactical APEX Pants
The 5.11 APEX pant features the company’s Flex-Tac fabric that stretches in order to withstand hard use. They’re also designed with low visibility in mind, with low-profile zip cargo pockets, hidden pockets in the waistband, and the capability to carry six AR magazines discreetly.
4. Go-Pro HERO4 Session
Go-Pro’s HERO4 Session packs a lot of power in its tiny cube design. Ultra-portable, rugged, and waterproof, this camera captures 1080p60 video and takes 8MP photos. With a battery that offers up to two hours of continuous video recording and a full day of photo capturing, it’s perfect for documenting your next outdoor adventure.
5. Galls Agent LTC Jacket
This all-purpose jacket features water-resistant protection in a soft-shell fabric for lightweight warmth. Adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs permit you to better customize your fit. Vented cape back keeps air continuously circulating throughout the garment, and CCW side zippers not only give you additional ventilated comfort, but also speedy access to your sidearm and equipment.
6. Streicher's Thermacell ProFLEX Heated Insoles
Thermacell ProFLEX Heated Insoles are a wireless battery-powered heated insole that slips into duty boots or shoes and keeps your feet warm all day and night.
7. FitBit Charge HR
If you don’t already have an activity tracker, FitBit’s ChargeHR is one of the best. The device is designed to paint as accurate a portrait of your heart health as possible by not just tracking your activity, but your heart rate as well. The information it collects is readily available via the device itself with a more detailed breakdown offered in an app that syncs your device’s data with your smartphone.
8. SureFire Titan Plus
The ultra-compact Titan Plus features 300 lumens of LED light and also generates two other useful light levels with a simple twist of the head switch: 75 lumens at its medium setting and 15 lumens on low.
9. Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp
This lightweight, ‘smart’ headlamp automatically adjusts light output based on where the user is looking and the distance that requires illumination. This USB rechargeable, 115-gram, 215 lumen light works its magic by using an ambient light sensor to determine whether a flood or spot light is required for the task at hand.
10. Light My Fire Titanium Spork
There’s nothing worse than having far too much to carry on an outdoor adventure, so lighten the load a bit with this titanium spoon-fork-knife combo. The heat-resistant utensil features a serrated edge on the side of the fork and is slightly textured for a no-slip grip.