Hunting Tech Gift Guide 2022
Posted by Greg Knell on 19th Jul 2022
Need some hunting Christmas gift recommendations with an emphasis on tech? Check out these new products on our hunting tech gift guide 2022.
Randy Newberg DTS
The first item on our hunting tech gift guide 2022 is the Randy Newberg DTS. If you want an amazing streamlined processing knife for your next big game hunt, this is the one to get. It has two task-specific blades, one for traditional open cavity and one for gutless, as well as a d2 tendon tool for cutting through tough tendons. The tendon tool is the knife’s best feature. It’s specially designed to take a beating and preserve the life of the primary blade. It can cut through tendons, dorsal hide, and joints with ease and precision.
The knife has aggressive serrations, a unique shape, and a purposeful handle design. No matter how you like to hold your processing knife, or whether you're left of right-handed, you’ll have no problems with this one. When the hunt is over, the Randy Newberg DTS is very easy to clean. A pivot lock together with its barrel construction makes maintenance simple. The best knife out there for big game hunters.
Wicked Ridge Blackhawk 360 Crossbow
There’s a lot to mention with this crossbow, but let’s start with the price. Of all American-made crossbows available right now, the Wicked Ridge Blackhawk 360 has the lowest price at $3999.99. But don’t let the low price give you pre-assumptions. This crossbow is amazing.
- 15 inch wide, 175 pound bow assembly
- Only 35 inches long
- 11 inch WRX limbs backed by 5s cams
- Arrows shoot up to 360 per second with precise downrange accuracy
- The whole thing weighs only 6 pounds for easy maneuvering
- Elongated safety wings that keep your hands safe while you’re shooting
- A trigger guard that is fully enclosed
- A picatinny rail for mounting accessories
- Crisp 3.5 lbs trigger
- Dry fire inhibitor
- 1-bolt assembly
- Tactical black stock and peak camo limbs
- Factory pre-sighted for 20 yards
It also comes with a 3x multi-line scope, 3 aluminum arrows, a quiver, and a rope cocker. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a crossbow, you can’t get any better than this.
Lodestar hunting boots
Footwear should be just as important to a hunter as anything else. Rough terrain on foot takes a toll on your feet and shoes. If you’ve never gotten yourself a good pair of backcountry boots, these Lodestars are going to change everything for you. You’ll wonder how you ever hunted without them.
These leather Lodestar boots are incredible. They’re lightweight, abrasion resistant, and extremely durable. Getting them on and off is easy because of the open hook lace hardware. They’re breathable and comfortable while also 100% waterproof. The gore-tex lining makes sure of that. No wet socks while wearing these boots.
A thick layer of lightweight EVA and the new X-shank at the midsole distributes your weight more evenly, giving you lots of cushion, support, and rebound. Traditional hiking boots often leave the wearer with painful pressure points afterward. Not these. Pressure points are eliminated and foot fatigue is minimized, no matter how much weight you’re packing. The Lodestar boots are made with a proprietary draft heel cup and a hex guard rubber toe cap. Together, these give you a secure fit, locks your heel in place, and protects your feet from harsh environments.
The outsole of the Lodestar is made of Vibram’s XS Trek rubber compound. Vibram is a sought-after partner in the rugged footwear industry for its flexibility and its amazing wet surface traction. Also, the outsole features star-shaped lugs that vary in size to maximize grip and traction in any terrain.
We couldn't leave these boots off of our hunting tech gift guide 2022.
Badlands Carbon Ox Hunting Pack
There are lots of packs out there to choose from. Some are specifically designed for a particular purpose. The Carbon Ox was designed for people needing to carry lots and lots of weight.
The external frame is made of carbon fiber material, providing strength and a lightweight at the same time. The frame is a special design that transfers the weight you’re carrying off of your shoulders. Instead, it puts the weight down through the frame system and onto your hips - the healthy and safe way to carry weight. The back suspension, shoulder straps, and waist belt all have extra memory foam built in that protects your pressure points. Online reviewers often comment about how comfortable this pack is, even while carrying lots of weight. The load lifter straps make sure that as much weight as possible is transferred away from your shoulders.
The pockets are another treasure of this pack. A big cavernous main pocket with a reverse zipper is where you’ll put most of your gear. Another padded pocket is on the front that is meant for something that needs extra protection, like a spotting scope. There’s also a red daisy chain hidden away on the front that gives you extra lashing points on the back if you need them. You just pop it out when you need it.
A hunting pack isn’t complete without a way to compress your gear, and this one does that well. The pack has three compression straps. A lot of users say they use these to firmly strap their bow or rifle to the back of the pack so they don’t have to carry them. There’s another compartment on the bottom with a shelf that you can use to separate different items that you store in here. If you have something dirty, like soiled boots, for instance, you can put them here without them mingling with other stuff in your pack.
And finally, the pack’s key feature: you can haul your meat right against your back comfortably. The pack’s design puts the center of gravity right next to your back while you’re hauling meat so you’re not uncomfortable. The deployable meat shelf has a batwing system and tightening mechanism that compresses everything just right.
Nemo Stalker Expedition Bag
When you finally draw the coveted late season buck tag, you’ll need a down bag designed for frigid winter conditions. Available in two lengths, with a temperature rating down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, the Stalker Expedition mummy will keep you warm so you can stay in the backcountry for as long as it takes to get them in range.
Starting with top shelf fabrics, it uses a premium 20D nylon ripstop and a technical shell, ultra smooth 30D nylon taffeta for a comfortable interior, and a 40D nylon ripstop with a durable waterproof breathable footbox. This sleeping bag is stuffed with 800 fill power hydrophobic down for an extremely high warmth-to-weight insulation. The premium down is treated for water resistant security and is 100% RDS certified for complete traceability through the supply chain and compresses to a significantly smaller pack size.
It has an adjustable contoured hood and stretch construction at the knees for greater heat retention, as well as side sleeping comfort and a spaciously cut toaster flick box includes an extra layer of synthetic insulation to reduce cold spots. Thermal gills provide greater temperature regulation, allowing users to vent body heat without letting in cold drafts. This bag comes in regular and long lengths, offering a zero degree minimum temperature rating with the regular weighing only three pounds. To further increase warmth, there’s a draft collar around the face and a draft tube that folds behind the nose snag zipper to keep warm in and cold air out.
Stone Glacier Skyline Bino Harness Chest Rig
This chest rig has a range finder pouch and bear spray holster. The whole system is exceptionally light, fully adjustable, and is designed to fit comfortably under a backpack. Both pouches feature a forward opening lid for fast and easy access. The binocular pouch has two side accessory pockets and a back panel pocket. The entire Skyline system is basically element proof. This system puts a lot of your essentials at easy reach. You’ll rest easier knowing you have this chest rig with you in the backcountry.
Leupold BX-2 Alpine 10x42 HD binoculars
These binoculars have a bright image and feel great in your hand, not to mention they’re tough as nails. They’re built around Leupold’s advanced optical system which offers tried and true light transmission for extended glassing sessions. The BX2 Alpine boasts best in class glare reduction and harsh light while still performing very well in low light conditions. These are tripod ready and like all Leupold binoculars, they are fog proof, fire proof, and guaranteed to perform for life.
Enso Silicone Wedding Ring
Hard, metallic rings are an extremely risky accessory for any outdoors person, including hunters. Depending on the type of hard ring you may have, it can be noisy (clanging on things), cumbersome, and dangerous in many situations. If you’ve never tried a silicone ring before, it’s highly recommend for hunters. Give an Enso ring a try. They’re awesome. We particularly like this design.
Vortex Ranger 1300
This range finder can range a deer from 10 to 600 yards. It has a rugged, compact design that is easy to pack and capable of handling tough situations. And best of all, it’s waterproof. With the clean display and intuitive menu, the ranger 1300 keeps things simple and provides a high level of performance. And with Vortex’s life time warranty, you can count on this device for years to come.
Garmin Inreach Mini
This is more safety than hunting, but if you go solo a lot, this is really a must have. It’s lightweight, compact, and built to withstand the elements. It’s designed to work where your cell phone doesn’t. The Inreach Mini uses the global iridium satellite network which does require a subscription. It allows you to send and receive text messages which offers a lot of peace of mind. If things really get bad, you can trigger a 24/7 interactive SOS to send rescuers to your exact location. It’s worth the extra 3.5 ounces for the peace of mind it offers to your family and to you.
Fusion2Go 3.0 RV
The last product on our hunting tech gift guide 2022 is one of our own. Install one of these on your RV or trailer before you go hunting and it’ll bring a whole lot of convenience and peace of mind to your overall experience.
The Fusion2Go 3.0 RV cell phone signal booster is optimized for recreational vehicles, trailers, and campers to provide reliable voice, text, and cellular data for multiple users inside and directly outside the vehicle. It features 2XP technology to boost the vehicle-to-cell tower range by increasing the uplink transmission power two-fold. This empowers users to remain connected throughout the weakest cell signal environments, enjoying strong and reliable connectivity during the hunt.
It works with all North American carriers and is compatible with all cellular devices, including hotspots while also extending their battery life. It’s 5G compatible and supports 4G LTE and 5G devices. It also comes with a 3-year warranty and lifetime US-based tech support.
Hunting Tech Gift Guide 2022 - Conclusion
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