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What He Really Wants: Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and that means oven mitts and tie racks will be flying off store shelves as usual. But wouldn’t it be nice to get dad something he really wants this year? An item he’ll use every day? Or more than once to show you that he “liked it”.  Here’s a list of our favorite new products for 2018 (so he probably doesn’t already have them) and provided the info you need to simplify the buying process. How do we know he’ll love these items? Because I want them!

Oh, and if someone could forward this to my wife it would be greatly appreciated.

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Bear & Son Cutlery Edge 61104 Pocket Knife:

The newest addition to Bear & Son Cutlery’s Edge line of knives is the 61104, a 3 ½” frame lock folder with a 440 stainless modified drop point blade. The handle is also made of stainless, and yet this compact folder weighs just 1.2 oz., making it the ideal knife for everyday carry. The Edge also features a heavy-duty stainless frame lock for maximum security and a sturdy metal pocket clip. Whether he’s skinning a mule deer or simply opening his beef jerky, this convenient, lightweight Bear & Son knife is a gift dad will appreciate—and actually use. MSRP: $34.99.

Photo courtesy of Bear and Son Cutlery

Camp Chef SmokePro SG:

The Camp Chef SmokePro SG features a unique design that allows the grill master in your home to shift between direct and indirect heat quickly and easily, giving you better control over the heating process. The new design comes with a taller cook chamber with additional racks so you can fit even more food inside, and the new hopper has a larger capacity for fewer refills. Other key features include a patented (and very simple and painless) ash cleanout system and stable temperature regulation. The best part? This is a Father’s Day gift that the whole family will enjoy for years to come. MSRP: $749.99.

Photo courtesy of Camp Chef

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CamelBak Trophy TS:

CamelBak had the tree stand hunters in mind when they developed the Trophy TS, but these hydration packs are well-suited for a wide array of outdoor activities. There’s ample room inside the pack to store all of your gear and there are plenty of small item organizers so your mouth calls, extra batteries, eye drops or whatever else you carry with you in the woods won’t get swallowed up in an expansive bag, never to be seen again. The Trophy TS comes with a water bottle, a nifty shelf organizer that folds down for ease of use, and a ventilated back so that dad will stay cool. $199.

Photo courtesy of CamelBak

Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binoculars:

Leupold’s new BX-4 Pro Guide HD binos are lightweight, durable, and offer a long list of features making them the perfect gift for any dad who loves the outdoors. You can choose from 10x or 8x magnification and three different objective lens sizes (32, 42, or 50mm), so no matter whether dad’s in the market for a pair of pocket binos for the fall or simply wants to watch birds from the back porch of the cabin, there’s a model that will suit his needs. BAK 4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses offer the clearest, sharpest view even in low-light conditions and the combination of an aluminum housing and armor coating makes these binos easy to carry and tough as nails. $624.99 and up.

Photo courtesy of Leupold

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Champion Wheelybird 2.0:

Clay target shooting is a favorite backyard pastime for many dads, and if you’ve grown tired of tossing clays with a hand thrower it’s high time to step up to an electronic thrower. Champion’s Wheelybird 2.0 comes with a wireless remote that has a programmable delay up to 15 seconds and the remote operates from up to 100 yards away. The metal clay stack holder has been upgraded and solid rubber tires and a molded handle make for easy transport to and from the range. The Wheelybird 2.0 also has an ultra-fast cycle time—just 1.75-seconds — so there’s no waiting period between shots. $529.95.

Photo courtesy of Champion Targets

Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe:

Hornady’s RAPiD Vehicle Safe features a patent-pending inflatable bladder design that conforms to the shape of your car’s interior, eliminating the need for vehicle modifications. RFID activation and a coded keypad allow you to quickly and easily access your firearms while they stay safely out-of-reach of your passengers. The lid is spring-assisted and opens widely and quickly so you can retrieve your gun in an emergency, and the unit runs on four AAA batteries or a 12-volt car adapter. 14-gauge construction and two internal hardened locking lugs further protect the firearm, offering excellent security and peace-of-mind. $189.99.

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Browning Heritage Collection:

Browning’s lifestyle division produces some really great clothing and footwear, and their new Heritage collection offers a number of classically-style garments that are durable and comfortable. Two of my favorites are the Graham pant, which features 98 percent cotton/2 percent spandex construction for a comfortable and athletic fit, and the Rye shirt that comes with underarm gussets and back knife pleats for extended range of motion. Browning heritage clothes look great and they’re built for work, so dad is sure to love them. $69.99 (Graham pant), $54.99 (Rye shirt).

Skull Hooker Trophy Tree:

f dad’s running out of wall space to hang his trophies this might be the perfect solution. The Skull Hooker Trophy Tree stands nearly six feet tall and it holds up to five medium-sized bleached trophy skulls. The skulls can be aligned vertically or staggered, and this is one of the most clever and stylish trophy display options to come along in years. The design allows trophies to be viewed from 360 degrees and the powder-coated Trophy Tree is sturdy yet easy to move and clean. $199.99.

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Hunter’s Blend Coffee:

If your dad is anything like me his first stop in the morning is the coffee pot. New Hunter’s Blend coffee is designed for hunters, by hunters and offers some really fantastic blends at affordable prices. Hemisphere Coffee Roasters in central Ohio creates this special blend from beans sourced from Nicaragua and Thailand, and in addition to great flavor and a morning jolt this coffee actually doing good in the world — by buying directly from the farmers Hemisphere provides higher wages for workers in Nicaragua and Thailand. Plus, this is a hunter-friendly company. $12.50.

Irish Setter Drifter Trail Shoe:

The Irish Setter Drifter is an ideal year-round shoe that’s perfect for a day at the range, at the lake, or in the woods. The upper is made from full-grain leather and abrasion-resistant mesh for maximum security and comfort, and the quick-dry lining wicks away moisture. An ArmaTec abrasion-resistant covering provides maximum protection and the CuShin Comfort tongue relieves stress when walking or hiking. $119.99.

Photo courtesy of Irish Setter Boots

Don’t waste your hard earned cash on another tie or aftershave, pick one or several items off this list. I can guarantee you will put a smile on dads face. Don’t forget, send this to my wife for me.

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