There's no way you've waited this long to start your Christmas shopping, right? Well, just in case, here's a few last-minute gift ideas for the lady hunter in your life.
First Lite Women's Cascade Stormlight Jacket and Alturas Guide Pant
First Lite's Women's Cascade Stormlight Jacket is designed to be packable, lightweight and efficient. The waterproof two and a half layer shell weighs only 12 ounces, utilizes 37.5 Active Carbon Technology to promote breathability, features the company's signature Turret Hood to ensure maximum field-of-view and has built-in stretch to allow for complete range of motion. Pair this jacket with First Lite's Alturas Women's Guide Pant—which includes the exact same features as the company's men's pant, but are tailored specifically to fit women (hallelujah)—and your special huntress will be thanking you for years to come. MSRP: Women's Cascade Stormlight Jacket ($300); Alturas Women's Guide Pant ($160); firstlite.com.
Slumberjack Wild-Her Pack
Slumberjack’s Wild-Her is the perfect hunting pack for women looking for fit and function. Tailored to the feminine physique, the pack features a contoured hip belt and shoulder straps that enhance overall fit and comfort for long days in the field—the comfort of the shoulder straps is my personal favorite feature of this pack. Offering 2016 cubic inches of storage space, the Wild-Her features a single aluminum stay and HDPE frame sheet suspension system, along with versatile weapon carrying system. The pack also has two low profile side pockets that provide additional storage and easily accessible external organization. MSRP: $159.95; slumberjack.com.
The Muck Boot Company Women’s Woody Max
Having warm, comfortable boots are critical for all hunters, whether male or female. The Muck Boot Company’s Women’s Woody Max boots are a “must-have” for women hunters. The 100 percent waterproof boots feature a fleece lining, slip-resistant outsole and a stretch-fit topline binding to hold warmth, making them perfect whether using them for all-day trekking or cold sits in a treestand. MSRP: $164.99; muckbootcompany.com.
Cabela's Women's OutfitHER 4-in-1 Parka
Cabela's Women's OutfitHER 4-in-1 Parka is the perfect choice for women who need one multi-purpose jacket, with its separate shell and zip-in liner. 4MOST DRY-PLUS waterproof, breathable polyurethane treatment will keep her dry in even the heaviest downpours. Cabela's Outfitter Loft XP heat-trapping 120-gram insulation is used in this parka and liner jacket. The parka's three-point adjustable hood is removable. Two-piece articulated sleeves aid movement, and gusseted elastic cuffs are hook-and-loop adjustable. The quilted liner jacket is reversible from solid color to camouflage, keeping her in style whether she’s in the field or hanging around the camp fire. MSRP: $200; cabelas.com.
Rumpl Camo Puffy Blanket
If she's sitting in a stand or blind all day, she'll need all the extra warmth she can get. Rumpl's Camo Puffy Blanket integrates high-performance materials that make it extremely durable and water resistant. Weighing only two pounds, the blanket comes in a stuff sack making it compact and easy to carry or stick in a pack. MSRP: $129; rumpl.com.
Yaktrax Warmers Adventure Pack
It’s no secret that women get colder more quickly than men. Keep her warm this season with the Yaktrax Warmers Adventure Pack. Offering two handwarmers, two body warmers and two toe warmers, the Adventure Pack is a stocking stuffer she’ll appreciate. Air activated and environmentally-friendly, these warmers will ensure she’s comfortable all day. MSRP: $7; yaktrax.implus.com.
Feather Point Designs Metal Antler Stamped Leather Bracelet
Feather Point Design's Metal Antler Stamped leather bracelet is perfect for lady hunters to stylishly express their love for the outdoors and the hunting heritage. The bracelet's simple, yet elegant design make it perfect for any occasion—in fact I am wearing mine as a write this. The chain is reinforced with special locking jump rings, ensuring that it’s strong and durable for years of wear. When ordering, you can indicate any customization information, including bracelet size—the standard size is 7 inches. MSRP: $25.00; huntcrafted.com.
Browning Women's Cherokee Vest
Browning's Women's Cherokee Vest from the women's Browning Buckmark Collection was designed for the avid outdoorswomen, featuring insulted taffeta, an antimicrobial finish to keep bacteria from forming, prevent odor and protect fabric color, and security pockets, which provide discreet, convenient storage. This vest is a weekend favorite of mine, and has now become a favorite of many family members and friends. MSRP: $59.99; browninglifestyle.com.