More gift ideas For outdoors lovers
DULUTH LAWN AND SPORT 4715 Grand Avenue, Duluth Castle snowmobile jackets -- Styles for men, women and children. Suggested retail: $90 to $250. ATV hand and thumb warmers -- Enjoy winter riding more. Suggested retail: $80, plus installation. Snow...
DULUTH LAWN AND SPORT
4715 Grand Avenue, Duluth
Castle snowmobile jackets -- Styles for men, women and children. Suggested retail: $90 to $250.
ATV hand and thumb warmers -- Enjoy winter riding more. Suggested retail: $80, plus installation.
Snowmobile helmets -- Many styles, for all ages. Suggested retail: $80 and up.
DULUTH PACK STORE
365 Canal Park Drive, Duluth
Rambler Pack in waxed canvas -- Bigger than a day pack, the Rambler is a medium-sized pack made of 15-ounce waxed canvas. Zippered front pocket, buckle-down side pockets, zippered map pocket under top flap, cotton webbing shoulder straps. Suggested retail: $165.
Toque -- If this knit wool cap was good enough for the voyageurs, it ought to work for you. Accented with Duluth Pack leather patch. Red, black, forest green, navy, natural. Suggested retail: $35.
Gransfors Scandinavian Ax -- Handcrafted in Sweden, this 25-inch ax with 2-pound head is good on the trail. Leather sheath included. Suggested retail: $82.
600 E. Superior St. (Fitger's Brewery Complex), Duluth
Wooly knapsack -- A daypack or less made from wool plaid. Webbing shoulder strap, brass hardware. Large is 16 by 16 by 4 inches; suggested retail $79. Mini is 12 by 10 by 4 inches; $69.
Nessmuk pack -- Made from 15- or 18-ounce waxed canvas. Roomy daypack or weekend bag with woven cotton shoulder straps, leather fastening straps and brass buckles. Main compartment is 16-by-16-by-5-inches, plus three side pockets. Made by Frost River. Suggested retail: $145.
4275 Haines Road, Duluth
Automatic Jigging Tip-up by Nature Vision -- You sit in your fishing shelter while your tip-up jigs itself out on the ice. Battery-operated. Suggested retail: $19.99.
Giant Rapalas -- These authentic replicas of the real Rapala lures are 2½ feet long and come in several popular colors and patterns. Yes, they include two "monster" treble hooks, says Gander's Tom Stillman. Suggested retail: $49.99.
Smokehouse Smokers by Outdoor Leisure -- Both gas and electric models, excellent for smoking fish or game. Two models: $119.99 and $179.99.
Family-service radios (walkie-talkies) -- Great for keeping in touch on the road, in the woods, on the lake. Ranges from two to 12 miles. Several manufacturers, prices from $49.99 to $89.99 per pair.
GREAT LAKES FLY CO.
313 W. Superior St., Duluth
Kingfisher fly-tying vise by Dyna-King -- Good fly-tying begins with a good vise. This one is stainless steel and comes in both pedestal and clamp-mount models. Suggested retail: $129.
Timberline stainless steel vacuum flask and insulated carrying case by Fishpond -- Throw this 750 ml (¾-liter) vacuum bottle in your vest and you've got hot coffee on the river. Suggested retail: $39.
MARINE GENERAL SUPPLY
1501 London Road, Duluth
TomTom One automotive GPS -- Helps you find your route when you're on the road. Transferable from car to car. Touch-screen operation. Turn-by-turn voice instructions. Suggested retail: $499.99.
Aqua Vu Scout II underwater camera -- The latest generation of portable underwater viewing technology. Five-inch viewing screen. Eight hours running time on a single battery charge. Fifty feet of cable. Built-in monitor. Suggested retail: $229.99.
Ice Armor Gloves from the Clam Corp. -- Designed especially for ice anglers. Insulated, waterproof, windproof and breathable. Fitted and flexible. Suggested retail: $29.99.
100 Lake Place Drive, Duluth
Darn Tough brand cross-country Nordic boot sock -- Designed for the cross-country skier. Made from 100 percent merino wool. "Outrageously comfortable, unbelievably durable," says Sirri Morse of Midnight Sun. Wicking, non-itching, life-time guarantee. Suggested retail: $18.
Ibex men's QT T-shirt -- T-shirt for all year, made from New Zealand Merino wool. Anti-itch, anti-odor. Machine washable. Suggested retail: $75.
Sporthill Explorer III top -- For men or women. Made from Sporthill's 3SP synthetic fabric, soft on the inside, windproof on the outside, stretchy. Windproof to 35 mph. For running or cross-
country skiing. Suggested retail: $90.
MINNESOTA SURPLUS & OUTFITTERS
218 W. Superior St. and 1910 W. Superior St., Duluth
Moosehide chopper mitts -- These are the classics. Moosehide outers, lined with ragg wool inserts that pull out for easy drying. Made in Canada. Suggested retail: $24.95 for the moosehide outers, $6.98 for the wool liners.
Merino wool medium-weight long underwear by Minus 33 -- If you like your Merino wool socks, you might want to try these longies. "This is underwear that feels just like the socks," says Pete Furo of Minnesota Surplus. Suggested retail: $34.95 for the bottoms, $39.95 for the zip
Acorn slippers -- Keep your feet warm at home. These slippers have a nonslip synthetic sole with fleece uppers in various colors and patterns. Suggested retail: $29.95 for low-cut, $34.95 for a cuffed upper.
Carhartt lined jeans -- You know Carhartt for its tough outerwear. Now get the toughness of blue denim on the outside with the warmth of either cotton flannel or fleece lining on the inside. Suggested retail: $42.95 for cotton flannel lining, $44.95 for fleece lining.
1814 Belknap, Superior
Pak Shack from Aqua Vu -- Ted Sellers of Northwest Outlet describes this as a one-person ice shanty. It's a sling chair, like the kind you see at kids' soccer games, topped by a nylon cover stretched over an aluminum frame. The whole works packs into a package about 3 feet by 2½ feet, Sellers says. "It would fit in the back of a small car or in an Otter sled," Sellers said. "You could carry it on your back into the Boundary Waters [Canoe Area Wilderness]." Suggested retail: $99.99.
Vexilar FL-20 flasher fish locator -- This is Vexilar's newest incarnation of the flasher that has become a staple of ice anglers. New face plate allows two anglers to watch it at once. Zoom feature. Day or night setting for illuminated dial. Starting at $429.
Redfeather Hike snowshoe -- Aluminum-frame, synthetic-fabric-deck snowshoe with binding. A good, recreational shoe for general use, Sellers says. Built in sizes from 22 to 36 inches long. Suggested retail: $135 for 36-inch model, less for smaller sizes.
Petzl Tikka XP headlamp -- More and more people are discovering headlamps, and this is the latest innovation from Petzl. It's a one-watt LED single-bulb model that won a Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award. Suggested retail: $44.95.
RJ SPORT & CYCLE
4918 Miller Trunk Highway,
ATV hand and thumb warmers - No more cold digits on winter rides. Suggested retail: $89 plus installation.
HJC CS-12 snowmobile helmet -- Your brain will thank you. Suggested retail: $109.
Cycle Country ATV snowplow -- Hook up this 60-inch hand-lift ATV plow and take on the driveway. Suggested retail: $549.
THE SKI HUT
1032 E. Fourth St. and 5607 Grand Ave., Duluth
Cascade II PMT ski and snowboard goggles -- See where you're headed. Double lens, vented. Fits most helmets. Suggested retail: $25.
Bridgedale socks -- For skiing or snowboarding, these wool blends are warm and durable. Suggested retail: $19.95.
Gel-Bot Activity Fuel System -- Think soft plastic water bottle, plus high-performance gel for strenuous physical activities. Bottle comes with a reservoir for the gel so you can take on gel, gel-plus-water or just water. Suggested retail: $15.95.
SUPERIOR FLY ANGLER
310 Belknap St., Superior
Lloyd Hautajarvi landing net -- Made by Duluth's own Lloyd Hautajarvi especially for fly fishers. Beautiful trout landing nets in nine different sizes from brook trout on up. Crafted from a variety of woods, including bird's eye maple, walnut, curly maple, ash, oak or redwood burl. From $130 and up, depending on size.
Sage Z-axis fly rod -- Latest graphite rod series from Sage. Lighter weight, faster action. From a 4-weight, 9-foot model to a 10-weight, 9-foot model. From $585 and up.
Fly selections -- Boxes of a dozen flies tied specifically for use on local waters. The Brule River selection, $25; bass bug selection, $20.
600 E. Superior St. (Fitger's Brewery Complex), Duluth
Orikaso Fold-Flat Tableware -- Yes, it's for the outdoors. The Solo Set includes a plastic plate, bowl and mug that fold flat. Unbreakable, dishwasher safe. Suggested retail: $15.
Crocs -- These popular, perforated shoes are comfortable in camp. Lightweight, soft, easy to clean. Assorted colors. Perforated models are $24.99 for kids, $29.99 for adults. Solid models are $34.99.
600 E. Superior St. (Fitger's Brewery Complex), Duluth, and 205 E. Sheridan St. in Ely
Wintergreen Heavyweight Powerstretch Zip-Top -- Made in men's and women's styles. High-performance, form-fitting top made from mid-weight Polartec Powerstretch with four-way stretch, insulation and wicking action. Good for high-exertion activities. Suggested retail: $96 ($116 for men's XXL).
Wintergreen Boundary Waters Shell Pants and Guide Shell Pants -- Windproof Supplex nylon shell pants to wear over an insulating layer, or alone for spring, summer and fall use. Boundary Water Shell Pants are three-ply Supplex nylon with two cargo pockets, double seat and knees, and removable belt. Elastic leg bottoms. Black or khaki. Suggested retail: $110. Guide Shell Pants also are three-ply Supplex nylon reinforced at knees and seat with Cordura for abrasion resistance. Partial leg zip. Two cargo pockets, removable belt. Men's have zippered fly. Black or khaki. Suggested retail: $155.
Wintergreen Polartec Powerstretch neck gaitor -- Keeps your neck warm and dries quickly. Red, denim blue, black. Suggested retail: $15.
230 E. Superior St., Duluth
Arc'Teryx Covert Zip Neck Fleece Sweater -- Crewneck, Polartec fleece sweater. Suggested retail: $129.
Java Juice Gift Canister -- Ten packs of pure, organic coffee extract. Each packet makes one cup of coffee. Suggested retail: $10.95.