Annual outdoor holiday gift guide

Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune on

Published in Outdoors

Stay warm in your fishing shelter with the Mr. Heater Buddy portable propane heater. Designed with safety in mind, this lightweight heater is powerful enough to heat spaces up to 200 square feet. Price, $69.99

A skateboard from home

Damage Boardshop in Duluth offers a limited-edition "Home Is Where The Heart Is" skateboard. This board represents Damage and the love that the shop has for its community and skateboarding in our area. Price (deck only), $45.

Tie some flies

The Wapsi fly-tying kit makes fly-tying fun. Kit includes all tools and materials needed to tie many of the top trout flies. Step-by-step instructions included. Price, $69.95.

Wax up and go

You'll always be waxed and ready with Swixsport's F4 Universal All Temperature Liquid Wax. For all skis and snowboards in all snow conditions. With foam applicator and felt polisher. Handy ergonomic pocket size. Price, $17.

Warm your paws

These 12-inch beaver fur mittens are made in Duluth with buckskin palms and Polartec fleece lining. Plunge your hands into these for superior warmth. Price, $129.

Mug up

Drink your favorite beverage from a mug with graphics from your favorite boardshop. A variety of graphics available. Price, $9.95 per mug.

Get the Guru

Waterworks-Lamson's Guru II 3 is a rugged, fully USA-machined and ultra-reliable fly reel. Enlightened excellence at a reasonable price. Price, $249.95

Support local trails

With your purchase of Continental Coffee, Grand Avenue Nordic Center ski ties, or the Duluth XC Ski Club hat, you'll support funding for a new cross-country ski trail at Spirit Mountain with man-made snow, or the building of local single-track trails. Prices: Coffee, $20; hat, $25; ski ties, $10.

Drill 'em

StrikeMaster's 40v Lithium Auger combines decades of ice-auger experience with leading-edge design and power engineering. Its 40-volt, 5-amp hour lithium ion battery powers an electric motor for constant speed and torque. Price, $549.99 (8-inch); $569.99 (10-inch).

Make firewood fast

The Sven-Saw, manufactured by Sven Products Inc. of Duluth, is the original camper's folding saw. Ideal for camping, backpacking, canoe trips and more. Weighs less than a pound. Price, $36.95 (15-inch blade) or $39.95 (21-inch blade).

Light the night

Light your way with the classic Barebones Forest Lantern. Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries put out 325 lumens of warm light for up to four hours. On low, it will glow for 80-plus hours. Bronze or red body. Dimensions: 6 inches by 91/2 inches by 6 inches. Price, $50.

Micro trail camera

Browning's Sub-Micro Trail Camera can be used not only for a trail cam but also a security camera. HD video with audio. Capture up to 10,000 images on six AA batteries with four-second trigger speed. Price, $109.

Roll up your tools

The Tool Roll by Frost River stows your tools for the toolbox, duffel bag, under the seat of a bike, or the handlebars of a Hog. Built from waxed canvas, leather and brass. Snapped, leather flapped pocket included. Price, $55.

Merino wool hoodie

Timeless and sustainable, Wintergreen's new active-wear merino wool pullover hoodie can be worn without itch next to the skin and will give you miles of comfort whether biking, hiking or skiing. Made in Ely. Price, $175.

Beaver fur hat

Stylish and toasty. Stay warm all winter long with a beaver-fur Russian hat made in Duluth. Fur ear and neck flaps can be tied under the chin for maximum protection from the elements. Price, $129.

Protect those paws

When you want the most protection for your dog's paws, you need the Durapaw Dog Bootie from Kondos Outdoors. The booties are made with a soft fleece inner layer, and a tough rubberized outer layer. Price, $29.99 (set of four).

Paddle with a story


This Sawyer canoe paddle features original artwork by the late Anishinaabe artist Roy Thomas of Thunder Bay. Each paddle is numbered and signed by Louise Thomas in memory of her husband. Price, $159.95.

Bring the gang

There's room for up to four ice anglers in the Shappell Wide House 6500 Hub Ice Fishing Shelter. Easy set-up for a perfect day on the ice. Includes ice anchors, tie-downs and carrying case. Price, $199.95.

Moosehide choppers

It's hard to beat choppers -- leather mitts with wool liners. These moosehide choppers are made by Klondike Sterling out of Winnipeg. Prices: Single-palm, sizes small through 3XL, $44.95; double-palm, sizes small through XL, $49.95. Wool liners by Fox River (85 percent wool, 15 percent nylon), $14.95.

Take your tools

The Fabric Chamber Multi-Tool features a ratcheting head and a selection of fastener bits for modern bicycles. The bits store inside the aluminum handle of this compact tool. Hex bits, Phillips bits, slotted bits and Torx bits all included. Price, $49.99.

Hot or cold

The Hydro Flask stainless steel pint glass features double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep your drink hot or cold for hours, whichever you prefer. An excellent choice for the trail. Price, $24.95.

Ride with warm feet

Castle Charge Boa snowmobiling boots adjust fit with precision and allows for quick release. Made with molded, high-abrasion toe and durable traction rubber sole. Reflective elements and EVA footbed. Price, $219.99.

It's a long winter ...

So, ride a Framed Wolftrax Alloy fat bike. With big tires, disc brakes, and room for lots of gear, fat bikes can take you anywhere from the beaches of Lake Superior to hunting to winter biking. Suggested by Galleria Bicycle, Hermantown. Prices, $875 and up.

Hitch up and go

Have fun with your dog year-round! The updated Combi-jore Kit is the premium setup for skijoring, canicross and scootering and can work with some bikejoring set-ups as well. Price, $98.99.

Hit the trails

Norco mountain bikes can help you experience the Twin Ports in a whole new way. With hundreds of miles of trails in our backyard, it's hard not to fall in love with this ride. Price, $430 and up.

Be seen, be safe

For safety on the roads, use revolutionary, button-free Vibe headlights and taillights by Light & Motion on your bike. They feature smart sensors that recognize motion and automatically turn on and off, with a powerful, variable pulse. Price, $40.

Stay charged

Keep your boat's battery up to full charge with the Moose Automatic Maintainer and never worry about running out of juice. Price, $39.95


Pick up a $25 gift card from RJ Sport & Cycle, Hermantown.

Paddle it

For someone on your list who's been very good, consider the Oru Bay ST Kayak. This foldable kayak has room to stash gear for day trips and short camping excursions. Only 28 pounds and packs up for easy transport. Price, $1,599.

Light your way

The Serfas Headlight and Taillight Combo Pack provides bikers excellent visibility on the road or trail. Light pack has four light modes and is USB-rechargeable with a battery life of up to 7.5 hours. This light can be seen up to one mile away. Price, $49.99.

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