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Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

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Pursue your passion for exploration and adventure, and help family and friends do the same, with gear designed for all outdoor activities. Every fan of fresh air will appreciate a gift from B&H’s inventory of quality equipment, encompassing versatile, reliable tools for photography, nature observation, camping, and more.

Waterproof Point-and-Shoot Cameras unlock the secrets of the deep. The rugged Pentax WG-3 Digital Camera can be submerged to an impressive 45.9', and is also dustproof, freezeproof to 14°F, shockproof against drops of up to 6.5', and crushproof to 220 LBF. Its backlit CMOS image sensor can produce 16MP still images and Full HD 1080p videos. A 25-100mm zoom lens (35mm equivalent) covers a broad range of perspectives from wide angle to telephoto, and also features a fast f/2 maximum aperture for low-light shooting. Frame shots and view playback on a large, 3" widescreen TFT LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating. Sensor-shift and digital image stabilization work together to keep your images steady.

The WG-3 is also available in a GPS-enabled version, with a module that automatically records position and travel-log data onto captured images. The GPS unit also offers a built-in digital compass; pressure, altitude and water-depth gauges; and wireless recharging capabilities.

When remote image capture is desired, Trail/Wildlife Cameras are the way to go. The revolutionary  Moultrie Panoramic 150 Trail Camera features 3 PIR motion sensors that together cover an extremely wide 150-degree angle. Utilizing a rotating lens that allows a shot to be captured at each sensor in quick succession, the camera effectively triples the lens's angle of view, allowing it to capture game activity that would be missed by a standard trail camera. The Moultrie Panoramic 150 then stitches these 3 images together to create a panoramic shot.

The weatherproof Moultrie Panoramic 150 features an 8MP CMOS image sensor, HD 1280 x 720 video recording at 24 fps, and time-lapse photography. Phase of the moon, temperature, time, and date are stamped onto your images, giving you information about which animals are active or inactive at certain times or in certain conditions. You can also manually enter latitude and longitude information for GPS geotagging.

For cameras that cannot safely be exposed to water, there are various rain protection options. The Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover safeguards Canon and Nikon DSLRs with square viewfinders. It features a clear window at the rear, which gives you a view of the camera’s monitor and control panel display while providing a port for attaching one of three included or numerous optional eyepieces. An adjustable lens-barrel sleeve accommodates lenses 7-14" long and 4-4.5" in diameter.

Set your sights on binoculars or spotting scopes when observation or surveillance is the main point of interest. The Nikon 8 x 42 Monarch 5 Binocular features fully multicoated optics and contains extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements, which counteract chromatic aberration for enhanced color fidelity and contrast. Phase-corrected roof prisms align incoming light wavelengths and render well-defined edges with lifelike color. Nikon uses lead- and arsenic-free EcoGlass lenses that provide clear images without harming the envrionment. The Monarch offers 8x magnification and 42mm diameter objective lenses, with a 6.3-degree angle of view, and a 331' field of view at 1,000 yards. Its minimum focus distance is 8.2'. The nitrogen-filled, fogproof, and waterproof binocular is protected by a fiberglass-infused, rubber-armored polycarbonate housing. Twist-up rubber eyecups, 19.5mm eye relief and a neoprene neck strap provide added comfort, while a center focusing wheel makes for easy operation.

The Celestron Ultima 80 20-60 x 80mm Spotting Scope with Tripod also has multi-coated optics, an 80mm diameter objective lens, and an eyepiece that is angled at 45 degrees for a more comfortable viewing experience. Its zoom eyepiece yields magnifications from 20-60x. The Ultima provides an angular field of view of 2 degrees at 20x and 1 degree at 60x, and a linear field of view of 105’ at 20x and 53’ at 60x. It can focus as close as 27’ at 20x. Using an optional T-Ring, you can adapt the scope for use on your 35mm DSLR camera. The waterproof Ultima is equipped with soft, fold-down rubber eyecups and 18mm eye relief for extra comfort. For stability and support, a Photographic/Video Tripod with 3-Way Quick-Release Pan/Tilt Head is included. It features a maximum height of 63", a folded length of 27", and horizontal and vertical bubble levels.

Rangefinders are accessories designed to measure the distance between you and your target. The Vortex Ranger 1000 6 x 22 Rangefinder has fully multi-coated optics and features an 11-1,000 yard range with an accuracy of +/-3 yards. Horizontal Component Distance mode uses the degree of incline/decline to calculate an adjusted horizontal distance to the target for aiming compensation, while Line of Sight mode displays actual linear distance. The Ranger is capable of 6x magnification and features a 6-degree angle of view, as well as an objective lens diameter of 22mm. It also utilizes a Class 3R 5 mw infrared laser. The waterproof, rubber-armored housing is configured with a built-in tripod mount. For extra comfort, there is 17mm eye relief.

After night falls or when exploring dark territory such as caves, a flashlight is indispensable. The SureFire P2X-A Fury Single-Output LED Flashlight outputs 500 lumens and utilizes a micro-textured polymer reflector to produce a wide, smooth beam without holes or hotspots. It also has a tempered glass window with an anti-reflective coating. A shroudless two-stage tactical switch enables momentary and constant-on modes. The light runs for up to 1.5 hours on 2 included 123A lithium batteries. Built for durability, the aluminum body has a Mil-Spec hard-anodized finish, in addition to o-ring and gasket seals for reliable weatherproofing. Finger grooves provide a secure grip while wearing gloves or in cold, wet conditions.

For recharging devices on the go while outdoors, a solar-powered charger is a major asset. A great choice is the Soladec SD4000LP Hybrid, which can rejuvenate many portable USB devices. Its monocrystalline photovoltaic cell and tempered, low-iron glass are designed to maximize efficiency. The internal 4000mAh lithium-polymer battery is capable of retaining a charge for up to two years, and can be powered up via USB or solar energy. The unit also utilizes a High Flux LED module with a 170-lumen output and a highly visible SOS light. This module provides 19 hours of continuous use when fully charged. For security, the SD4000LP’s glass is impact-resistant, and its body is treated with a non-slip coating. As a bonus, it features a built-in kick stand for easy positioning.

Two-way radios enable effective long-range communication during outdoor adventures. Midland's dual GXT2050VP4 22-Channel 2-Way Radios provide you with an impressive 28 extra channels beyond their standard 22, and offer a 36-mile effective range. Whisper mode allows for quiet yet audible speech, while e-VOX operation supports hands-free communication using included headsets. The radios even have numerous animal call alerts. They also feature a camouflage finish to help you maintain a low profile. These units are waterproof against light rain and splashes, and offer NOAA local weather alerts to help you escape heavier rainfalls. They are powered by lithium-polymer battery packs that can be fully charged in 2 hours.

The unbeatable versatility and reliability of Leatherman Multi-Tools make them a must-have in countless scenarios. The stainless steel Wave Multi-Tool is an all-purpose solution featuring locking, outside-accessible, 420HC blades that can be deployed with just one hand. It also includes pliers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, a saw, scissors and a ruler—in addition to a can opener, a bottle opener, wood/metal and diamond-coated files, large and small bit drivers, and a medium screwdriver. It's available with nylon and leather sheaths for convenient storage.

Running the gamut of gear for aficionados of the outdoors, B&H's assortment is sure to please.