2011 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Outdoors Enthusiast

Nov 17, 2011
This holiday season, consider one of these great gift ideas when shopping for anyone in your life who loves to spend time outdoors. And while you're at it, pick something up for yourself.

Abu Garcia Revo MGX
Abu Garcia's Revo MGX. 5.4 ounces of baitcasting beauty.
Fishing's lightest reel is the hottest item on anglers' holiday wish lists this year. The new 5.4-ounce Revo MGX from Abu Garcia (AbuGarcia.com) is the lightest low-profile baitcast reel on the market, featuring a sleek and compact design, one-piece X-Mag magnesium alloy frame and C-6 carbon-infused sideplates. Available in 7.1:1 or 7.9:1 gear ratios, the MGX can also be externally adjusted to match bait sizes with its Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake system. (800-228-4272, $349.95)

Coleman Instant Tents
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Instant, as in 60 second erection.
Save valuable recreation time for the camper in your life with one of the acclaimed Instant Tents from Coleman (Coleman.com). Available in 4-, 6- and 8-person sizes, the cabin-style Coleman Instant Tents are durable and spacious yet set up or tear down in a minute or less. Featuring pre-attached poles secured to ultra-durable 150D tent fabric, the Instant Tent needs only to be removed from its bag, unfolded and have its poles clicked into place. (800-835-3278, $135.99-$239.99)

Smith & Wesson M&P22
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Smith & Wesson adds a .22 caliber pistol to the M&P Pistol Series.
Whether training or just spending a day at the range, the new Smith & Wesson (Smith-Wesson.com) M&P22 pistol will give you centerfire training at inexpensive rimfire prices. The new addition to the popular line of semi-auto pistols was developed by the .22 experts at Walther, Germany, and combines the look, feel and familiar operating features of the trusted M&P Pistol Series. It is designed to accommodate left and right-handed shooters with its ambidextrous manual safety, slide stop and reversible magazine release. (800-331-0852, $419.00)

Berkley Classics Mini Line Spooler
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Give the angler in your life the gift of more time on the water with the Mini Line Spooler from Berkley (Berkley-Fishing.com). The Mini Line Spooler allows anglers to spool line onto reels without the hassles of line twists and unwanted loops or the need for a second person. Compact enough to store in a tackle box, the Mini Line Spooler attaches to any rod and can be adjusted to the desired tension to keep line tight. (800-237-5539, $4.99)

Encore & Thousand Trails Ready Camp Go! Plus Card
This holiday season, give the outdoor enthusiast in your life the gift of experiencing some of the nation's premier outdoor destinations with the Ready Camp Go! Plus Card from Encore and Thousand Trails. Available for $49 for a 12-month term, the Ready Camp Go! Plus Card offers 15 nights of camping at $25 per night, and will make your camping experience easier and more affordable than ever. (See website for terms and conditions a www.ReadyCampGo.com http://www.ReadyCampGo.com> or call 877-877-0703).

Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe
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Coleman recognizes the need for speed, er, caffeine with their propane coffeemaker.
The outdoor enthusiast in your life will savor the flavor of camp coffee for years to come with the new Portable Propane Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe from Coleman (Coleman.com). Using a standard 16.4-oz. propane cylinder, this easy-to-use coffeemaker generates 4,500 BTU, delivering 10 cups of coffee in 18 minutes. Featuring the InstaStart auto ignition button and removable filter basket for easy cleaning, eliminates the need for cords, percolators and stoves to keep campers caffeinated. (800-835-3278, $89.99)

Smith and Wesson M&P15 Sport
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M&P15 Sport..budget priced AR rifle.
Who says you can't own an M&P15 and save money too? During this holiday season fulfill your AR-15 enthusiast's dreams with the new Smith & Wesson (Smith-Wesson.com) M&P15 Sport. An extension to the popular M&P 15 tactical rifle line, the M&P15 Sport has accurate 5R rifling, a durable Melonite barrel, adjustable sights, single-stage trigger and is chambered for the 5.56 NATO. Backed by Smith & Wesson's reputation for high quality components and consistent reliability, the M&P15 Sport's price tag is a bargain. (800-331-0852, $739.00)

EoTech XPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight
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EoTech XPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight. Lighter and smaller with longer battery life.
This is EoTech's shortest holographic model yet! Using a single 123 battery, this sight has a longer battery life than N-cell styles. The EOTech XPS3 (eotech.com) is always fast with three reticle options plus is smaller and lighter to allow more rail space than ever for rear iron sights or NV mount. State-of-the-art digital electronics design with twenty brightness levels ensures a proper brightness control in either low light or very bright sunlight. All electronics are fully encapsulated in shock absorbing resin compound. (888-EOT-HOLO, starting at $559)