Last Minute Gifts: Leatherman Multitool Must-Haves
December 8, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
Whether your ideal autumn day is spent on a mountainside or in a forest with bow or gun in hand or you’d rather kick back on the water with a rod and reel working the depths, the best news for any man or woman tired of the summer heat is cooler days are coming. And with it so is the urge for many to get back outside and begin pursuing their favorite adventures. With every season comes great new gear to help you find better comfort and success each time you venture out. Here are three for hunters and three for anglers you’ll want to check out.
Following the success of their Obskura Transitional camo, Kryptek brings dedicated hunters the newest in silhouette distortion: Kryptek Skyfall. Skyfall is a combination of Kryptek’s trusted micro pattern infused with Obskura’s proven tiger-stripe technology. Designed to be effective camo in close contact settings, Skyfall is available in some of the company’s bestselling collections such as Valhalla, Dalibor, Vellus and Njord insulation, rain gear and accessories. Prices vary by product, check it out here.
The Bear ADAPT hunting bow was developed in partnership between The Hunting Public and Bear Archery to bring bowhunters a high-performing single-cam bow with an abundance of premium features. Keeping fan favorite features from other Bear Archery bows in recent years, such as tuneability and smooth and forgiving draw cycles, and adding others that suits The Hunting Public’s style of hunting, the ADAPT bow is built to perform at its peak regardless of the hunting scenario. Priced at: $479.99, buy it here.
Even the toughest outdoor warriors among us need a good night’s sleep. Built tough for use by the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and other forces worldwide, this two-season sleeping bag is designed for comfort in temps as low as 23-degrees. . The Recon 3 has an ultra-thin barrier of anti-bacterial pure silver microfiber to increase heat retaining capability. With the internal baffle foot re-enforced with 2100D Nylon Oxford 2000mm waterproof finish, the Recon 3 is great for overnight hunting trips where you need to stay warm, dry and prepared for anything. Priced at: $189.95, buy it here.
Z-Man’s new Kicker CrabZ is the first-ever, true-to-life imitation of a crab’s active, side swimming profile. With a castable body contour, the Kicker CrabZ features segmented legs, large beady eyes and aprotruding antennae. The tail end is made up of an accentuated, paddletail-like kicker claw to add the illusion of thumping and waggling at retrieving speeds. When moving, the Kicker CrabZ copycats the trailing pincer of a real crab fluttering in the water. And when you pause, the buoyant ElaZtech composition prompts the claw to elevate and strike a pose, copying real-life crab movement. Priced at: $4.99, buy it here.
2. SMITH’S INSULATED 60-INCH FISH COOLER BAG
Designed for anglers, but also perfect for big game hunters, this multi-functional bag is perfect for hauling live bait to the boat and keeping catches fresh, while being easy to clean out at the end of the day. The 30-inch by 60-inch insulated bag has a 12-inch gusseted, sit-flat bottom that keeps it standing upright on the boat, in the truck or beside the cleaning table. With a 205-quart capacity this bag is engineered to carry the heaviest catches year after year. Priced at: $349.99, buy it here.
3. THE YAMAMOTO SHAD SHAPE WORM
If you’ve used the Shade Shape worm from Yamamoto in the past and loved it, you’re in luck. Yamamoto recently released a 5-inch version of this fan favorite. This bait comes in 18 fish-catching colors and utilized Yamamoto’s new Mega Floater Formula. The Mega Floater Formula allows the bait to stand out and works surprisingly well as a finesse Carolina rig bait. The Shade Shape worm will also come alive in the water when used on the back of a scrounger head. Priced at: $5.99, buy it here.