Classics, upgrades, and some new winners for the outdoors-lovers in your life
By T. Edward Nickens
It’s not too late to score a holiday present so perfect it will seem like you and Santa’s elves have been in cahoots for months. Just move fast and scoop up one of these sleek sporting gifts for those who enjoy spending time in a duck blind, boat, or camp kitchen. Some are classics, some are upgrades to long-loved designs, and others are new kids on the block that will set your favorite hunter or angler apart from the crowd.
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The venerable three-pouch game bag has been around half of forever, but the Alabama-based Tom Beckbe takes it up a notch or three. The side pouches on this quail belt can be adjusted to ride conveniently at your side, and the rear game pouch has a zippered bottom for easy cleaning (or detach it completely to use the belt as a shell bag for clays shooting). Made of winsome and tough vegetable-tanned leather and heavy waxed cloth oilskin, it’s not a bad toolbelt, either. tombeckbe.com; $199