The 12 Best Tactical Gifts For Men

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No retail experience is ever as fun as looking for tactical gear. It’s like toy shopping for grown-ups. This is why finding a present for that tactical friend in your life is so enjoyable. You just might end up buying that same knife or tomahawk for yourself. We’ve rounded up the 12 best tactical gifts here, for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and downright survivalists. 

5.11 Rush 24 2.0 Backpack

5.11 Rush 24 2.0 Backpack

The 2.0 version of the 5.11 Rush 24 Backpack features increased storage, boasting a 37-liter capacity. Those clever designers over at 5.11 even slapped a gear loop and a cool strap design over the backpack’s exterior, tempting one to see how far over that capacity this bag can actually go.

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

The Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen serves your EDC lineup in two important ways. First, it encourages the lost art of writing. Second, this law enforcement-developed tool features a machine steel body and glass-breaker tip.

Oakley Factory Pilot 2.0 Gloves

Oakley Factory Pilot 2.0 Gloves

By order of the Department of Defense, Oakley leveled up their game with the TAA-compliant 2.0 Factory Pilot Gloves. These warrior gloves offer a precise fit and full protection thanks to their carbon fiber knuckle plates, all the while ensuring your full range of motion. 

Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

Cut, hammer, and pry through any hurdle with the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk. The axe head is equipped with a sloped edge, while the body is a tough 420HC steel that’s effortlessly cleanable. Top all of that off with a grippy and durable G-10 handle.

Dango T01 Tactical Wallet

Dango T01 Tactical Wallet

Small but mighty, the Dango T01 Tactical Wallet features over 14 functions aimed at outdoorsmen, but useful for all men. The multi-tool nests into the safety locks, making cutting and sawing easy and secure. Other tools include, but aren’t limited to, a serrated edge, nail pryer, and a paracord cutter.

5.11 Ridge Pant

5.11 Ridge Pant

Since they’re so unbulky, and pretty darn stylish, it’s almost shocking how tactical the 5.11 Ridge Pants are. The Teflon-finished construction will hold up in the most unforgiving conditions. Meanwhile, these pants are armed with an IWB flex cuff tunnel and several hidden compartments including a cuff key pocket.

Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition

Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition

Like the standard edition, this Garmin Instinct features multi-satellite navigation and is built to US military standards for shock and thermal resistance. As the line’s Tactical Edition though, it’s also souped up with a stealth mode, a jumpmaster mode which calculates high-altitude release points, night mode, and several other tactic-specific features.

 

5.11 Alta Tactical Belt

5.11 Alta Tactical Belt

The tough-as-nails 5.11 Tactical Belt sports nylon webbing, resistant to deformity even when subjected to high-endurance situations. It’s decked with a triangular D-ring, parachute grade buckle, and can convert to a carry strap or tie-down.

Tactica M.100 Multi-Tool

Tactica M.100 Multi-Tool

The sleek Tactica M.100 Multi-Tool does everything from tightening screws to opening bruski bottles. Need some rough measurements or have a package to open? M.100’s got your back. Lacking sharp edges, this airport-friendly wonder can be taken everywhere.

Nitecore P10i Tactical Flashlight

Nitecore P10i Tactical Flashlight

The Nitecore P10i Tactical Flashlight partners tactics with tech, emitting up to 1800 lumens at a whopping maximum throw of 317 yards. Since it’s built for law enforcement, it’s strobe ready, waterproof, and impact-resistant. 

Tru-Spec 24-7 Tactical Softshell Jacket

Tru-Spec 24-7 Tactical Softshell Jacket

Unless it’s designed for 007, it’s not often that a tactical jacket is both as practical and flattering as the Tru-Spec 24-7 Tactical Softshell. The construction is efficiently designed for durability, weather resistance, and comfort. For the gray man lifestyle, this jacket has many discreet pockets.

Emerson CQC-8 Flipper Knife

Emerson CQC-8 Flipper Knife

Sporting dynamically strategic curves, the Emerson CQC-8 Flipper Knife is here to make the lives of hunters, campers and general adventurers easier—and more fun. The handle curves for comfort and grip, while the blade shape beautifully swings up for maximum adaptability.

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