The holidays are closing in fast, and you need gift ideas ASAP. Shooting Sportsman has you covered. We’ve sorted through a mountain of gear to assemble the ultimate list of “must haves” for the wingshooter. Check out the surefire holiday hits below . . . and don’t forget to pick out a lil’ something for yourself!
DUBARRY DUNHILL LEATHER VEST
Why sacrifice comfort for style when you can have both? Dubarry’s sharp-looking Dunhill Leather Vest is perfect for kicking about the house, the lodge, the range and the town—especially on those chilly days. Made of soft, walnut leather that shapes to the body in only a few wears, this vest comes with a quilted interior lining with light fill, contrasting mahogany leather detail, two front pockets and two interior pockets for wallet and keys.
Sizes: S through 3XL. Price: $349.
TOM BECKBE SHALLOWFORD JACKET
Tom Beckbe’s new Shallowford Jacket offers a classic mid-length waterproof layer for the field as well as everyday use. Made with an 8-ounce waxed cotton that develops a rich patina over time, the jacket includes two large front pleated pockets with snap flap covers as well as two concealed handwarmer pockets and an interior patch pocket. A durable antique brass zipper and snap storm flap ensure that you’re protected against the elements, plus the jacket’s bi-swing back and gusseted underarms allow for a full range of motion.
Colors: Rye Brown, Tobacco (shown) and Classic Camo. Sizes: S through XXL Tall. Price: $449.
WEATHERTECH KINETIC RECOVERY ROPE
When mud, snow and rocky crags put a halt to your progress, WeatherTech’s new Kinetic Recovery Rope will get you right back on track. Effective in any climate, this 20-foot rope and soft shackle system can smoothly pull more than 9,000 pounds out of the stickiest situations. The rope’s sturdy and durable yet lightweight design allows for easy use and even easier storage in almost any vehicle. Throw it in your trunk, and trailblaze with full confidence.
GOKEY CANVAS & LEATHER SHOTGUN CASE
Gokey’s heirloom Canvas & Leather Shotgun Case offers all the must-have features. It is durable, functional, moisture resistant and beautifully crafted. Hunters can rest easy knowing their cherished firearms are protected by 24-ounce Scottish dry-wax cotton canvas, a quilted flannel lining and solid brass hardware. Other details include hand-sewn Italian leather trim, rolled carry handles and shoulder strap and a Swiss-engineered brass zipper with inside zipper guard.
Sizes: 46" and 48", with custom lengths available. Price: $499.
ALPS OUTDOORZ UPLAND GAME VEST X
Whether you’re chasing farmland pheasants or busting brush for grouse, the ALPS OutdoorZ Upland Game Vest X is 100% up to the task. Its ultrathin straps allow for an unimpeded gun mount, and a wrap-around game pocket unzips for easy cleaning. The two front shell pockets are large enough to carry a box of shells each, and the vest sports numerous other pockets to accommodate all your favorite gear.
Sizes: L and XL. Price: $190.
KENETREK CORRIE II HIKER
Designed for negotiating serious terrain, Kenetrek’s Corrie II Hikers are light yet sturdy. The 7" boots are comfortable and stable, featuring K-straps that tie the base of the heel to the leather-and-nylon padded upper. There is double- and triple-stitching in high-wear areas; a Windtex waterproof, breathable membrane; a 5mm nylon midsole; and rubber toe and heel caps for abrasion resistance. Grapon outsoles provide plenty of traction for chewing up miles of bird cover.
Colors: Brown (shown) and Black. Sizes: men’s whole/half and medium/wide sizes 5 through 14. Weight: 3.2 pounds per pair. Price: $300.