Holiday Gift Ideas for those who love the outdoors - Update

Can you believe it?  Black Friday is next week.  Deals are going to be offered almost everywhere.  And by tradition, many people will be heading out to the stores on going online to start their Holiday Gift shopping early.

In this blog some Gift ideas will be posted giving you a taste of what the items are all about and hopefully it will help make this Holiday Gift shopping easier for you.  Ha, I'm hoping my wife will get the hint too as each of these items listed today and in the near future would be welcomed by this writer who enjoys the outdoors.

Neve Lightening Cable

The Neve Lightning to USB cable is compatible with all lightning-enabled devices, including Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod. All Neve cables feature our signature Illumiweave reflective technology that allows for quick location in the dark, and are made of durable nylon in a flat, tangle-free design. This cable is MFI Certified. Cost - About $30

Re-Fuel 2-in1 Bluetooth Speaker & BPA Free Water Bottle

Take this bottle with you to the beach, on a hike, camping with friends or wherever you would normally bring your water bottle. It’s the perfect 2 in 1 Water Bottle & Bluetooth speaker for when you’re outdoors and want to enjoy your favorite music.

The Re-Fuel Water Bottle and Speaker offers 2 ways to play: Bluetooth or micro SD, has Bluetooth 4.0/AX 3.0 full, high definition sound,supports MP3, WAV, WMA, formats and the spean is IPX4 waterproof.
Cost - About $30

Lander Cascade Charger

Lander now offers Universal power chargers for 1x, 2x and 4x charges, 2600, 5200 and 7800 mAh power. The Castcade Powebank will keep your phone connected whether in the field or on the water. Cost - About $35 - $70.

Re-Fuel High-Performance Sports Wireless Earbuds

The High-Performance Sports Wireless Earbuds from re-fuel are designed to keep up with you. The perfect workout companion, the Bluetooth® earbuds broadcast your playlist in crystal-clear definition, tuned to accentuate crisp highs, natural mid-tones, and rich bass. Wireless connectivity eliminates wires that can yank out of headphone jacks or tangle up during intense activity. Designed with military-grade sweat-resistant materials, securing shark fin ear tips, and a long-lasting rechargeable battery, you never need to stop mid-rep to adjust or recharge.

These earbuds are Military-grade sweat resistance: keeps damaging moisture out, Bluetooth compatibility – stays connected up to 30 feet away and have contoured shark fin ear tips for a snug and secure fit
Cost - About $50.

GSI Outdoors MICROLITE 500
Question: What happens when you take a normal chunky one-half liter bottle and put it with GSI Outdoors’ new manufacturing process?  Answer: the new GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Stainless Vacuum Bottle. Weighing in one-third lighter than traditional designs at 7.9, it is the lightest of their size and most compact stainless vacuum bottles on the market. Period. The bottle will provide eight-hour heat and cold retention.  A 2mm wall is actually thinner than most single wall plastic bottles, providing an unsurpassed compact footprint.  Push button, flip-top cap locks for transport and opens easily for drinking.  Cost - About $26.00

Hobie Soft Cooler/Fish Bag
When keeping fish to eat, it’s important to store your catch away from predators and out of the sun, so Hobie has added two sizes of soft coolers/fish bags to do just that. Just add ice or a cold pack so that fish, refreshments and food are kept cool. This is thanks to the highest quality materials on the market: half-inch closed cell foam that insulates, vinyl coated polyester for durability and YKK zippers for strength. They’ll keep your catch cold and insulated all day, even in very hot conditions. Carry handles are included as well as D- rings on the sides for attaching to kayaks. The medium size bag fits inside the front hatch of many Hobie models.  Large Soft Cooler/Fish Bag cost - About $180. Medium Soft Cooler/Fish Bag cost - About $130.

The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo

Chicago's Ultimate Indoor Fishing Event, the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo in Schaumburg, IL is the only worthwhile fishing event to attend. There is truly no better place to learn, shop, compare and save! Mark your calendars now!  Show Dates, January 26 to 19, 2017.  Tickets can be bought online.  This is a give that you can buy for someone else and include yourself.  Cost - $12  Watch for online discounts.   Visit their website at

Cardamon Wallet

Outdoorsmen and women appreciate a wallet that is not bulky.   When going into the field for hunting or jumping in the boat for a day of fishing, a super thin and light wallet that carries all your necessary cards and IDs is most appreciated.

The Cardamon Wallet is the simplest interpretation of a minimalist billfold possible. The Cardamon Wallet aims to be the perfection of the traditional wallet. The essential functionality has been retained, but all other aspects of this design represent a new approach.    Cost - About $70.



The above items/companies are not sponsors of Illinois Outdoors

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