- Buyer's Guide
15 Essential Gifts for the Tactical Guy
Scouting out an ideal present for the tactical guy on your gift-giving list can be a tricky mission. But we’ve got your back. Set your sights on one of the fine pieces below that are sure to hit the mark…
This multipurpose pen serves as both a self-defense tool and EDC pen. The cap can be secured to either end of the pen, which includes a Schmidt P900M ballpoint ink cartridge. Crafted with aluminum, this lightweight pen features a lanyard hole and pocket clip for flexible portability.
The Tactica Multi-Tool packs 17 tools into a design that’s compact enough to fit in your pocket. There’s even inbuilt storage for two ¼” hex drivers. As an added bonus, the multi-tool is TSA compliant and crafted with a composite material that won’t scratch other pocket items.
The Triple Aught Design OP1 is great for organizing smaller EDC, survival and travel tools and items. Available in a choice of materials and colorways, the pouch opens wide for easy access to gear and attaches to MOLLE and PALS webbing for secure portability.
A useful addition to EDC and travel setups, this dual-switch tactical LED flashlight offers five brightness levels ranging from 0.5 lumens to 1000 lumens. The fashlight also features a strike bezel and an IPX8 waterproof rating.
The Recon RS Short is built tough to handle a variety of environments, with a water-repellent nylon cotton ripstop material and reinforced stitching at stress points. A choice of nine pockets provide plenty of options for stashing small items at the ready, whether you’re in urban or outdoor settings.
The GORUCK Padded Field Pocket is crafted with the same durable construction as GORUCK packs, featuring a tough and water-resistant 1000D Cordura build covered by GORUCK’s Scars lifetime guarantee. Exterior padding helps protect the contents, while interior pockets help keep items organized. A versatile piece for toiletries, cables, electronics and more, this is a handy addition to EDC and travel carry setups alike (and now you can grab it in Coyote!).
The Gerber MP600 Sight Tool combines convenient one-handed opening with a variety of tools, ranging from screwdrivers and pliers to a sight tool, carbon scraper and blades. Versatile enough for military or everyday use, the multi-tool is made in the USA with hard-wearing stainless steel and a black oxide finish.
A sleek option for those who like functional minimalism, this wallet holds up to 12 cards and cash in a slim design that slips easily in and out of pockets. The wallet offers RFID-blocking protection, comes in an exclusive Navy Blue colorway, and is crafted with aluminum for lightweight durability that handles daily use with ease.
Dango Products help clean up your carry by combining a wallet and multi-tool in one compact design that fits in your pocket for easy portability. The wallet holds up to 12 cards and includes a silicon cash strap, while the multi-tool packs in 14 functions to handle a range of DIY and day-to-day tasks.
The Leatherman Wave offers the versatility of a tool box in an easily portable and hard-wearing design. A choice of 17 tools help you deal with a range of DIY, survival and day-to-day tasks, including exterior blades that can be accessed with one hand. And with Leatherman’s reliable stainless steel build, this multi-tool will serve you well for years to come.
The Azimuth Pack is a packable backpack that comes in handy for a variety of uses, from day hikes to EDC needs or storing in your luggage as a daypack for use at your destination. The weather-resistant pack offers both top and side access, along with a mix of pockets and attachment points to keep items tidy on the move.
The Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 is a useful tool for EDC and outdoor carry setups, with a strong and lightweight design that lends itself to a variety of day-to-day tasks. The knife features a blade made with CPM S30V steel, a secure compression lock, and a pocket clip for portability.
The Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark combines quality Swiss-made construction with versatile functionality for everyday use. The watch includes an always-on lume lasting up to 25 years, as well as water resistance up to 200 meters (20 ATM). Additionally, the watch comes with both a polycarbonate bracelet and rubber strap to suit different settings.
Rugged and reliable, the 3-Day Assault Pack suits a variety of daily and travel carry needs and is built tough to handle demanding use. The 3-Zip opening makes it easy to access gear throughout the 30L pack, and the Futura Yoke adjusts to suit a range of torso lengths for improved fit.
The Redux & Co. COURG : Zero-Hour is an attractive, durable and functional timepiece crafted with a choice of grade 2 or grade 5 titanium. The watch is rated to 15 ATM (Ti.Gr2) or 20 ATM (Ti.Gr5), and features a luminous dial for visibility in the dark. A handsome and lightweight piece that looks good and performs well in a variety of settings.