Nashville, TN -With nearly 60% of sportsmen and sportswomen giving and receiving outdoor related gifts, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is encouraging hunters, anglers and shooters to support local businesses by purchasing U.S. made, outdoor products this holiday season.
Compiled by industry experts, USA members and veteran staff members, the USA’s 2011 holiday gift guide has something for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, skill levels and interests.
Burt Coyote Lumenok Lighted Nock | $29.99 for 3-pack
Never lose an arrow again! Replace your original internal mount nocks with Lumenoks. It lights up automatically when seated against a carbon or aluminum arrow shaft and stays lit up to 40 hours. No magnets, glue, switches or moving parts. There’s also a pink Lumenok, and 50 cents of each sale goes to the Mary Hale “Pink Arrow Project” to fight breast cancer. (www.lumenok.net)
Pro Ears ReVO Hearing Protection Muffs for Youth | $39.99
The new ReVO line of passive hearing protection ear muffs are designed to fit smaller heads comfortably with an adult level of protection and graphics that every kid will want to wear. (www.pro-ears.com)
Otis 750 Tactical Cleaning System | $58.47
The most popular Otis cleaning system, the 750 Tactical Cleaning System, now features a component holder made of a highly durable and flexible thermoplastic elastomer material for more secure storage and protection of components and brushes. The 750 will clean all rifle, pistols and shotguns from .17 caliber to 10/12 gauge utilizing a superior Breech-to-Muzzle design. (www.otistec.com)
Hunt Comfort FatBoy Cushion | $59.99 to 64.99
Built to reduce and distribute seated pressure, the FatBoy eliminates the pain and nerve compression that comes with sitting still. Built with fabrics that can withstand the elements. U.S. made with 3-year guarantee. (www.huntcomfort.com)
Plano 797 FTO Elite Angled Tackle System |$99.99
This tackle system incorporates Plano’s unique 15-degree angled platform for receiving and securely holding six waterproof StowAway utility boxes. Along with additional storage under the lid and in two top access areas, the box utilizes DuraView covers and doors, non-skid rubber feet and heavy-duty latches for additional security. (www.planomolding.com)
Onos Breton Polarized Performance Sunglasses | $130-150
Onos Brenton are high-quality, affordable, single vision, low-profile reader and prescription sunglasses designed for active outdoor enthusiasts. Each lens incorporates a polarized filter to eliminate reflective glare to give you increased contrast and depth perception in the outdoors. Assembled in the U.S. (www.onos.com)
Leatherman Charge TTI Multi-Tool | $140
Once of the best multi-tools offered by Leatherman, the Charge TTI features a serrated and point knife, cutting hooks, bottle/can opener, file, wire cutters, screwdrivers, pliers, saw, scissors and more. (www.leatherman.com)
Ardent Edge Tournament Casting Reel | $149.99 to $329.99
With its lightweight, low-profile aluminum frame combined with six ABEC stainless steel ball bearings, aluminum anodized handle, and the patent pending Drag Tracking Technology DTT, the Edge delivers the best value in a durable high-performance casting reels. Available in both right and left hand models and in either a 6.5:1 or a 7.2:1 retrieve ratio. (www.ardentoutdoors.com)
Ruger 10/22 Series | $277 to $549
Introduced in 1964, the 10/22 is the standard by which all other rimfire rifles are judged. Ruger 10/22s have a legendary reputation for their innovative rotary magazine design, excellent reliability and outstanding value. It’s a favorite of small bore hunters, competitive shooters and target shooters everywhere. Available in many configuration and models. (www.ruger.com)
Reconyx HC600 HyperFire Trail Cam | $550
HyperFire cameras utilize Secure Digital (SD or SDHC) Memory Cards to capture full 1080P HD images at speeds as fast as two frames per second. You’ll notice increased image quality day and night with its exclusive Ultra HD IR camera lens. (www.reconyx.com)
“With so many quality, U.S. made, outdoor products on the market this year, this list showcases a small sampling of the variety of brands and products available,” said USA Deputy Director Mike d’Oliveira. “Our hope is that sportsmen and women will support their fellow outdoor enthusiasts and neighbors by purchasing these and other great products made, right here, in the U.S.”
For additional information and reviews on these products, visit www.unionsportsmen.org.