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7 tactical holiday gifts to vote for adventure

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(Lance Koudele)

Looking for a gift with a tactical spin? How about something to help you gear up for adventure in 2017 and beyond? A gadget that lights up in the night and a tool that can fix just about anything, by have tactical-grade coolers, here are 7 ultimate, gift ideas.

THE MUST-HAVE FIX-ANYTHING TOOL

Tools under the christmas tree are always a popular gift for men. If there is anything that adventurous boys are coveting this season, is the brand spanking new must have City Driving with Gerber Gear.

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In short, it is a crazy amount of tools jam packed in just one device you can fit in a pocket. So it is like giving a lot of gifts … while only buying one.

It has everything you need to fix things, while on an adventure, or tinkering around in the garage or the backyard. And people are buzzing about how Gerber managed to make a multi-tool, where the blade opens and snaps like a real screwdriver. That is a big deal, not only for the military, but for everyone.

In a compact and light way, Center Drive has all the essential features in order to be prepared for everything-from a serrated knife and a pair of pliers to the very important bottle opener.

Available for $119.

LIGHT IN THE NIGHT

Surefire makes world-class lighting solutions, military and police around the world rely on. They are the go-to for weapons lights, tactical flashlights and many more. Now you can use the gift that the level of extreme tactical know-how to someone who loves taking photos and filming with a phone.

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Surefire FirePak (SureFire)

The FirePak is a video-lighting upgrades phones on a whole different level. The device allows users to shoot amazing high-quality video in the night. Regardless of how poorly lit, all aspects of an adventure can be created or filmed. There are two high performance LED’s that provide a perfect, powerful light up to a whopping 1500 lumens – to light up the scene of up to 50 metres away.

And get this…you’re actually giving three gifts in one. It is a powerful, game changing tech for shooting an excellent video-and movie, where you couldn’t before…but it also offers a strong handheld light, and can charge a phone or other electronics.

Available for £ 269.10.

THE BEAR-RESISTANT COOLER

They have ensured military weapons in war zones … now they can have the protection of your beer.

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Pelican 45Q-Wheeled Cooler (Pelican).

When you’re off on an adventure, the last thing you need is the local flora and fauna to steal your food and beer. Pelican is known for providing best-in-class protection for the transport of goods in the war – and now you can stuff someone with the gift of a Pelican 45Q-Wheeled Cooler.

This cooler is even certified as resistant to bears … and Grizzly Bears, not less.

With two wheels and a trolley handle, you can easily play the role of the cooler on the action. Keep your ice icy for up to ten days.

Available for $299.97.

THE FUN-SIZED YETI ON-THE-GO COOLER

Giving the gift of a YETI is like giving someone a Rolex. There is no question it is world-class, workmanship and technique for people who like the outdoors.

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YETI Hopper Flip 12 (YETI).

The YETI Hopper Flip 12, just like the rest of the Hopper family, is seriously robust and can take a lot of abuse on an adventure and still cold drinks on the hottest of days. It is perfect for hunting, fishing … really anything outdoors.

For winter adventures, no matter how cold it is, the Flip will also keep food, hot chocolate, hot toddies … really everything is piping hot. In cubes and compact, it is a good choice for the kayak by the campfire.

Available for $279.99.

THE VERSATILE BACKPACK

Speaking of the implementation of essentials on the go, 5.11 Tactical says that the RUSH 24 is the most popular tactical backpack. Not surprising given the thought that has gone into the design.

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(RUSH24 backpack (5.11 Tactical))

The RUSH series is provided in various sizes and is immensely popular as a go – to backpack for adventures great and small. The 24 is a great size to take with you to the gym, but also perfect for use while fishing, hunting, shooting … really everything is in the open air.

The 24 is the nickname 24 because it is designed to fit everything you would need on the go in order to survive for at least 24 hours. There is tons of smart organization to build in – even a fleece lined pocket on the top to tuck away sunglasses and keep them scratch free and safe.

Available for $129.99.

THE STORM DEFEATER

Grundens makes the ultimate storm gear. For commercial fisherman, they are a favorite and will keep people dry in the most brutal of the hurricane conditions.


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Stormlight Jacket (Grundens).

The Stormlight Jacket is an ideal gift for the angler in your life. Ultra lightweight and packable, it is waterproof, breathable and dirt repellent. Keeps the fisherman dry and look good while fishing for the next few years.

Stormlight is available in five colors for $165.

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE SHIRT

Shirts are the classic Christmas gift for men … but why not kick that up a notch this year? Shirts are always a good idea, but a shirt with Kevlar is even better.


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Walls Workwear Jacket-Shirt with Kevlar (Walls).

Kevlar is used for the body armor to protect military personnel and law enforcement by bullets. Walls’ makes use of Kevlar, creating the ultimate in rugged shirt. Choose a shirt designed to take what adventure has in store and still look good.

Walls Workwear Jacket-Shirt with Kevlar is available for $101.99.

 

Allison Barrie consults at the highest levels of defence, travelled more than 70 countries, is a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees and now is the author of the new book “the Future of Weapons: Access Granted” for invisible tanks by thought-controlled fighter jets. Click here for more information about FOX Firepower columnist and host Allison Barrie and you can follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie.

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