May 14, 2018
By Emily Kantner
The bowhunting fanatic can never have too much gear. This Father's Day, treat the man who taught you how to hunt to some of our favorite finds.
onX Hunt Maps Elite
There's nothing more frustrating than being out hunting in new terrain, looking down at your phone for a map, and getting nothing because you are out of cell range. One solution comes from onX, an app made for exploring. Before you go, you can create maps with the features you want, like wilderness areas, access points and satellite imagery, and then save the map to your phone.
The app uses the GPS in your phone and then pinpoints your position over your saved map. It tracks you, no cell reception required, and lets you check out the area via topo maps, satellite imagery or any of the other 12 types of map layers you have downloaded. The app is free, but you'll want to add features (prices are free for a trial of seven days to $119.99 per year). The Elite subscription will get you access to maps of all 50 states.
$99.99/year | Onxmaps.com
Rhino Blinds Rhino-150
Gift your dad a blind you can hunt in together without breaking the bank with the new Rhino-150. Measuring 75x75 inches hub to hub, the blind can comfortably accommodate up to three hunters and features a zipper-less entry. The 5-hub design offers maximum strength while tipping the scales at just 18.6 pounds. The Rhino-150 sports shoot-through mesh windows and is finished in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country.
MSRP: $139.99 | Rhinoblinds.com
Cabela's Meindl GORE-TEX Surround Hunting Boots
Cabela's Meindl Men's GORE-TEX Surround Hunting Boots will keep dad's feet dry and comfortable during backcountry expeditions. The durable micro-suede-leather and nylon-mesh uppers feature GORE-TEX Surround technology for 360-degree climate control that is waterproof yet breathable, even in warm temperatures. Rubber toecaps offer protection and resist wear, while rugged rubber outsoles provide solid traction on any terrain. Molded EVA midsoles cushion feet for all-day comfort in the field.
MSRP: $250 | Cabelas.com
Bushnell Prime Binoculars
Get dad outfitted with new optics at a great value with new Prime Binoculars from Bushnell. Available in six configurations with magnifications from 8x to 12x, the binos feature fully multi-coated lenses and a waterproof construction to withstand unpredictable weather. Prime Binoculars deliver crisp, bright images and are backed by Bushnell's lifetime Ironclad Warranty.
MSRP: $107.95-$215.95 | Bushnell.com
Sitka Vapor Shake Dry Jacket
Part of Sitka's new TTW line, the Vapor Shake Dry Jacket is ideal for scouting, training and exploring throughout the entire year. GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY technology creates a permanent beading surface to keep you dry and offers windproof protection from the elements while remaining breathable. The featherweight jacket is packable and features zip-secure hand pockets and a three-panel adjustable hood.
MSRP: $299 | Sitkagear.com
YETI Hopper Backflip 24
For YETI performance in a convenient-to-carry design, treat dad to the new Hopper BackFlip 24. A HydroLok Zipper provides leak-proof toughness, while ColdCell Insulation delivers superior cold-holding power. The waterproof exterior fabric resists mildew, punctures and UV rays. Capable of carrying 25 pounds of ice, the 5.3-pound cooler features an ergonomic shape for efficient weight distribution and comfortable shoulder straps plus a removable waist belt and chest strap for long hauls.
MSRP: $299.99 | Yeti.com
Bear & Son Cutlery Bear Edge Model 61519
The Bear Edge Model 61519 was built for big-game hunters to aid in field dressing as well as chores around camp. A razor-sharp gut hook makes safely cleaning game a breeze, while a 3 7/8-inch drop-point blade is perfect for everyday tasks. The stainless steel, double-blade design includes a strong, aluminum handle that is easy to grip and finished in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. All this cutting power comes in a compact knife that weighs in at just 1.7 ounces.
MSRP: $44.99 | Bearandsoncutlery.com
ALPS OutdoorZ Bino Harness X
Constructed of 1680D ballistic nylon, the Bino Harness X from ALPS OutdoorZ will provide rugged protection for your dad's optics in the field. The adjustable harness can fit all body sizes, while a padded back panel offers additional comfort for all-day carrying. Now available in two sizes to accommodate larger binoculars, the Bino Harness stays secure against the chest during movement and allows for easy access with a U-shape design.
MSRP: $49.99-$54.99 | Alpsoutdoorz.com
Browning Trail Cameras Strike Force Pro XD Dual Lens
Featuring one lens for brilliant daytime images and a second for optimized nighttime images, the Strike Force Pro XD is the perfect gift for the trail cam junky dad. The camera boasts excellent image quality with 24-megapixel resolution and a lightning-fast .15-second trigger speed. Zero Blur technology allows for capturing images out to 120 feet.
MSRP: $229.99 | Browningtrailcameras.com
Thermaseat D-Wedge Series
The D-Wedge Series from Thermaseat delivers the best ergonomic position for long sits in the field with a self-supporting cushion seat and backrest. Silent Touch fabric in three camo options is durable and waterproof, while breathable mesh offers added comfort. An over-the-shoulder strap with side-release buckles allows for hands-free carrying. Available in two sizes, D-Wedge Series seats feature military-grade hardware and a rubber-coated, non-slip base.
MSRP: $68.99-$82.99 | Thermaseat.com
Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent
Whether he's chasing gobblers, spending a morning fishing or enjoying an outdoor BBQ, dad can enjoy it bug-free with the Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent from Thermacell. The cordless design creates a silent, scent-free zone of protection with the push of a button. Powered by a Lithium-ion battery, the compact unit is rechargeable and provides six hours of operation per charge.
MSRP: $49.99 | Thermacell.com