The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the hunter in your life, you’re right where you need to be! Our Ultimate Hunting Gift Guide for 2022 is here to help. Whether it’s clothing, boots, knives, or snacks—we’ve got all the essentials covered.
I had the pleasure of getting my hands on some truly top-of-the-line gear this year, and I can’t wait to share it with you, dear readers. So let’s get right to it!
Best Hunting Gift Ideas
This is the perfect gift for any hunter who needs a little extra protection from the elements. Sitka’s lightweight hunting jacket is made with GORE-TEX® 3-layer fabric. It’s windproof, waterproof, and super breathable. The adjustable hood and cuffs help keep out the cold, while articulated elbows allow for easy movement.
Plus, Sitka’s Optifade camouflage pattern is great for helping you stay hidden when you’re out stalking your prey. All in all, it’s a great jacket that will keep any hunter warm and dry on even the toughest of hunts.
Of course, staying hidden is only part of the equation. You also need gear that doesn’t make a lot of unnecessary noise, and I’m pleased to say that Sitka’s Thunderhead Jacket is whisper-quiet. The material has a soft feel that won’t make any loud rustling noises when you’re moving about.
It’s clear that Sitka knows what it’s doing when it comes to hunting gear. The Thunderhead Jacket is a must-have for any serious hunter, and I’m sure they will be grateful for the gift of staying warm, hidden, and quiet this winter season.
If you’re looking to get a special someone a special gift this season, you definitely should give the Thunderhead Jacket some extra-special consideration. For better or worse, high-quality hunting gear isn’t available everywhere you look; you have to really search hard to find the best of the best.
What better way to show your hunting enthusiast how much you care than with a pair of Sitka Thunderhead Pants to go with the Thunderhead Jacket?
These pants are built to last and feature an array of features that make them ideal for the outdoorsman. The first thing that jumped out to me was the incredible effectiveness of the waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® fabric.
This material is the gold standard when it comes to keeping you dry and comfortable in any weather, so you can be sure that your hunter will stay warm and dry throughout their adventures.
The pants also feature zippered pockets, which I found to be easy to access and great for storing useful items like a knife or compass.
The Thunderhead pants also feature a repellent finish that only adds to their durability and helps keep the fabric free from water infiltration.
Sizing is one of the most important factors to consider when getting outdoor apparel, and I’m happy to say that Sitka did a relatively good job here. The pants offer a range of sizes from small to tall to XXX-large and everything in between.
My only gripe is that they run a bit too small for my liking. What normally provides a comfortable fit feels just a bit too snug. So be sure to go with one size up to ensure a comfortable fit.
All in all, these pants are a great option for any hunter looking to stay warm and dry on their next expedition. The GORE-TEX® fabric and repellent finish makes them an excellent choice for those who frequently find themselves in wet conditions.
Let’s switch gears for a moment and talk about knives, starting with Gerber’s Downwind Caper. The Gerber Gear Downwind Caper Knife is an excellent choice for the hunter or outdoorsman in your life, and for good reason.
This knife is designed to be used in wet and dry conditions, making it ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. With a 3.46-inch blade made from 7CR steel, this knife will stand up to whatever you throw at it. And as a full-tang blade, it offers superior strength and durability.
Handle included, the total overall length of the Downwind Caper measures just over 7 inches. It’s a compact yet capable blade made by a company that has been making outdoor gear for over 80 years. Gerber has become a respected name in the knife industry, and this knife makes it easy to see why. It’s lightweight and easy to carry, yet it packs quite a punch when used.
The handle of the Downwind Caper is made from G-10 composite material, molded into a textured pattern to ensure a secure grip in any situation. And speaking of grip, the scales on the handle are designed to improve your grip in wet conditions. N longer do you have to worry about losing your grip when the conditions get wet.
The Downwind Caper comes with a lightweight but durable wax canvas sheath, so you can easily attach it to your belt or pack without having to worry about bulk or weight. The Downwind Caper is a winner in virtually every way.
The other knife featured in our gift guide is the Gerber Downwind Drop Point. This is a fine choice for experienced hunters who are looking for an upgrade on their current knife. The Downwind Drop Point features full-tang 7CR stainless steel construction once again, just as in its little brother, the Downwind Caper.
This certainly isn’t a bad thing. On the contrary, it ensures maximum durability and sharpness. In addition to sporting the same blade type is the G-10 handle. The unique scale grip makes a return to ensure your grip stays put—even in wet conditions.
The blade comes razor sharp right out of the box, and Gerber has included another wax canvas sheath with it so you can carry your knife safely when not in use. This sheath also includes a belt loop for easy portability.
The combination of features makes this knife an excellent choice for hunters who need a reliable, resilient blade. It’s perfect for dressing game and slicing through tougher fabrics, such as leather or canvas. Plus, the Gerber Downwind Drop Point won’t break the bank.
Although it’s nearly double the price of the Downwind Caper, you’ll find this knife to be almost the same in every way, save for a longer blade. Instead of measuring 3.46 inches, the Drop Point is 4.25 inches.
Given the high quality of both knives, you really can’t go wrong with either one. That being said, if you want something a bit more robust, you may want to lean toward the Gerber Downwind Drop Point.
Fisher’s Space Pen features an amazing design and a durable construction backed by their lifetime guarantee. The Space Pen writes upside down, under water, and in extreme temperatures—perfect for any hunter’s needs!
The ink also won’t dry out or freeze when stored in cold conditions, so you don’t have to worry about it becoming unusable in the harsh outdoors.
Plus, with a variety of colors and styles available, you can pick the ideal accessory for your hunter’s kit. Given its versatility and wide selection of styles, I can confidently recommend Fisher’s Space Pen as a great gift for the hunter in your life this holiday season!
This aptly-named brand of boots has quickly become a favorite of mine. Their rugged design, warm insulation, and light weight make them perfect for long treks through the woods in any type of weather. The boots are constructed with breathable leather and moisture-wicking technology to keep your feet dry and comfortable.
They also provide excellent support for those extra tough trails; their tough rubber soles are designed to provide superior grip and cushioning.
What’s more, TempSens insole technology helps regulate temperature, so you won’t have to worry about getting too hot or too cold. The boots are also waterproofed with UltraDry technology, so you can be sure that your feet will stay comfortable and dry in any kind of weather.
Irish Setter’s 2700 Pinnacle Boots offer the ultimate combination of comfort, function, and style. Whether you’re an experienced hunter looking for a reliable, high-performance boot or just starting out with your first hunting season, these boots will serve you well. As such, they’re sure to make a great addition to any hunter’s wardrobe!
Battle Bar snacks are here to make your hunting trips easier. These energy-packed snack bars are specifically designed for hunters, providing them with the fuel they need to power through those long days in the wilderness.
They’re made with all-natural ingredients and come in a variety of flavors—from salty and savory to sweet and fruity. There’s blueberry, s’mores, strawberry, chocolate, peanut butter, birthday cake, and more.
As a veteran-owned company, Battle Bar is committed to providing the best snacks for our nation’s heroes, hunters, or anyone who just needs a little extra energy. All of their products are made right here in the USA, so you can be sure you’re supporting local businesses.
The bars are soft and chewy, making them easy to eat while on the go. Even better, they taste great, and they’re packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals that will help keep you alert and moving. Each bar is packed with up to 18g of protein for sustained energy and focus, so you can power through whatever nature throws your way.
These bars are a must-have for any serious hunter, and they make a satisfying holiday gift. Get ’em while they’re hot!
Next up is the Smartwool Hunt Classic Edition. Made with 63% Merino wool, 35% nylon, and 2% elastane for added durability and comfort, this high-quality base layer is designed to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable throughout your hunt.
The fabric wicks away moisture, provides superior breathability and prevents odors from settling in—all while staying warm and cozy. It’s also lightweight and non-bulky, so it won’t weigh you down.
Furthermore, the Smartwool Hunt Classic Edition is available in a variety of colors, patterns, and size ranges, so you can easily find one that fits your style.
Whether you’re heading out into the cold morning air or spending a night under the stars, the Smartwool Hunt Classic Edition is sure to keep you comfortable and prepared for whatever lies ahead. This is an essential piece of gear that any hunter will be grateful to have.
Lastly, for the hardcore outdoorsman in your life, this 3-liter lumbar reservoir from Camelbak is the perfect gift. Designed to meet rigorous military standards, this reservoir is built for extreme durability and performance.
The Crux™ offers a 25% higher flow rate than other reservoirs, so you’ll get more water in less time. Plus, the ergonomic design provides a great fit and makes it easy to fill up quickly.
It also features an insulated cover that helps maintain water temperature throughout use. I’m a big fan of the Quick Link Hydrolock, too. This handy addition allows for one-handed operation, so you’re never caught struggling to stay hydrated.
If you want the perfect gift for the hardcore outdoorsman in your life, don’t pass up Camelbak’s Mil Spec Crux™ 3L Lumbar Reservoir! With its ultra-durable construction and improved flow rate, this reservoir is sure to make any hunter’s holiday season extra special.
Happy Holidays from Mountain Weekly News
No matter what you choose to get from our guide for the hunter in your life this holiday season, I’m confident they’ll love it. There really is something for everyone in our Ultimate Hunting Gift Guide for 2022. Happy holidays and happy hunting! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if there’s a piece of gear that I left out but should’ve included. Happy hunting!