- 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…
Smith & Wesson Military & Police Tactical Pen (US$ 25.35)
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.
Tactica Multi-Tool (US$ 39)
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.
Triple Aught Design OP1 Pouch (from US$ 59)
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.
Olight M1X Striker (US$ 60.45)
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.
Triple Aught Design Recon RS Short (US$ 63.98)
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.
GORUCK Padded Field Pocket – GR2 (US$ 65)
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!).
Gerber MP600 Sight Tool (US$ 67.78)
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.
Ridge Wallet Navy SEAL Aluminum Wallet (US$ 72)
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 Tactical Wallet + Multi-Tool (US$ 89)
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.
Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool (US$ 99.95)
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.
Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack (US$ 120)
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.
Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 (US$ 122.89)
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.
Luminox Navy SEAL Colormark w/ extra strap (US$ 259.98)
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.
Mystery Ranch 3 Day Assault Pack (US$ 325)
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.
Redux & Co. COURG : Zero-Hour (from US$ 395)
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.