2021 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, folks. The holidays are upon us and we’re all searching for the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones. Some people are so hard to buy a gift for.

Here, we’ve put together some items that we think would be appreciated by the hunters and otherwise tactical people in our life would appreciate. Look no further for gift ideas! We have your bases covered.

2021 Tactical News Online Holiday Gift Guide
Check out these gift ideas!

Fenix E28R

God said, “Let there be light!” And verily, there was light! Fenix is doing God’s work by giving us even more light with their E28R light. This one runs on either two CR123 Lithium batteries or a rechargeable battery that charges with a USB.

This light makes a great gift. It’s just the right size to carry every day, the E28R is 4.29 inches long and comes with a clip.

The max output for this light is 1,500 lumens, which is dazzling. There are five various light output levels for this light, in addition to a strobe option.

  • At 1500 lumens, the light will run for 2.1 hours.
  • At 800 lumens, you get 2.5 hours of run time.
  • At 350 lumens, it’s 6 hours.
  • 150 lumens runs for 17.1 hours.
  • And finally, 30 lumens will run for a whopping 73.3 hours!

The construction of the E28R is aluminum and it’s a sturdy light and is also waterproof. The length of the light is 4.29 inches and it weighs 2.33 ounces without the battery. This light is small and light enough to clip to your pants pocket (there is a clip included).

The various output options of this light allow you to tailor the level of light that you need to the task at hand. Couple that with the very generous run times, and you’ve got a serious tool that will make you wonder how you got along without it.

To top it off, Fenix offers a great warranty. At the time of this writing, the retail price of the light is $59.95, which is fairly modest for such a versatile light.

Fenix HP25R V2.0 Headlamp

Another quality product from Fenix is their HP25R V2.0 headlamp, which puts out 1,600 lumens while allowing you to have your hands free and providing light wherever you look. Hands-free bliss! The light has a 60-degree tilt mechanism that allows the user to aim the light where you want it.

The Fenix HB25R Headlamp makes a practical gift for practically anyone.

If you hate having to constantly purchase batteries for your light, you’re in luck with this one! It recharges via a USB Type-C charging port.

In addition, there are three different LED lights on this unit:

  • A Neutral White LED
  • A White LED
  • A Red LED

There is a spot beam angle of 80 degrees and a floodlight, in addition to the red light. Each light has several different outputs to choose from so you can customize the light for exactly your needs:


  • 1600 lumens for 2 hours
  • 1000 lumens for 4 hours
  • 400 lumens for 8 hours
  • 150 lumens for 24 hours
  • 50 lumens for 56 hours


  • 400 lumens for 8 hours
  • 150 lumens for 24 hours
  • 5 lumens for 400 hours

Red Light

  • 5 lumens for 400 hours
  • SOS: 5 lumens for 800 hours

Wow! You’ve got options with this one!

Also, the headband is reflective. The light has a lockout feature so it won’t come on accidentally and is water-resistant. It’s made from aluminum and weighs 8.4 ounces, including the headband and battery. A USB charging cable is included, as are four helmet attachment hooks.

It’s great having a hands-free option for a light, and the uses are many; hiking, jogging, biking, exploring caves, or just doing any nighttime activity.

From the editor: I use the Fenix HP25R V2.0 Headlamp in the evenings to tend to our winter garden. It’s been indispensable, freeing up both hands to plant seeds, pull weeds, water, or whatever else needs to be done. The light is bright and clear.

With the lower power options, you get some serious run time with this light! And it comes with Fenix’s warranty. Price at the time of this writing is $119.95 retail.

Roving Blue O-Pen Pen-Sized Ozone Water Purifier

Roving Blue O-Pen Ozone water purifier
The Roving Blue O-Pen Ozone water purifier is pocket-sized, making it a perfect gift for travel or even EDC.

Suppose you’re in a situation where you need a water purifier, such as hiking in the wilderness, or possibly visiting a foreign (or not so foreign) land. Failing to purify water can lead to serious illnesses, including dysentery, which is unpleasant, to say the very least.

The Roving Blue O-Pen uses a cloud of ozone gas in order to make water safer to drink. This technology is used in water treatment plants all over the world and has proven to be effective. EO3, also called electrolytic ozone, is actually more powerful than chlorine. It has been proven effective against dangerous organisms, bacteria, viruses, and cysts.

Roving Blue O-Pen pocket ozone water purifier
See the ozone bubbles?

I won’t go into the expansive list of little nasties that the ozone kills, but suffice to say, it is a lot! A great aspect is that all of the organisms that it kills cannot develop a resistance to the ozone. After it kills the nasties, ozone reverts to oxygen, so it leaves no residue or strange taste.

The O-Pen is housed in a black, metal cartridge. It will purify 16 ounces of water in under one minute. The unit weighs 1.2 ounces. There is a rechargeable battery that can be charged with a USB cable, and it will purify about 25 liters of water per charge.

The O-Pen retails for $149 at the time of this writing, and would be a great survival tool!

GoDark Faraday Bags for Phones

This makes a great gift for those who want to be able to shield their phone from any of these:

  • EMF Frequencies
  • Cellular Signals
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

Well, now there’s a way to do it with the GoDark Faraday bag. It is durable, water and puncture-resistant, and weighs under three ounces. It has a felt inner liner to protect your phone and prevent the screen from being activated while it’s inside the bag.

According to GoDark: “The GoDark Faraday Bag, an industrial strength Faraday bag, protects your tablet and electronics from location tracking, hacking, and damage due to external EMF by blocking all outgoing and incoming EMF signals between 600 MHz and 6 GHz, including GPS, Cell Phone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.”

These bags give you a measure of privacy so that your phone cannot be tracked when sealed inside the bag. There is a metallic blocking material inside the bag so that the phone is protected from EMP pulses.

It’s important to realize that even if you have your phone turned “off”, it may very well have an operating system that is still on and tracking your location and sending/receiving signals. The GoDark bags shield your phone so that the signals are not sent or received. On the other hand, you can quickly access your phone from the bag in the event that you need to make an emergency call or need to use the camera.

There are a couple of different bag sizes so that most cell phones available on the market with fit one of these bags.

If you have a need or want to protect your phone from prying eyes or EMP waves, the GoDark bags offer an effective option. At the time of this writing, they retail for $42.47.

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