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Off Road Holiday Gift Guide

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Agustin Jimenez
| Staff Editor
Posted January 1, 2010

Cool Stuff For Less Than A C-Note

With the holiday season rolling around, it gets kind of frustrating trying to get everyone a special, meaningful gift, especially when most of us are looking to save a few bucks everywhere we can. Buying a gift for an off-road enthusiast can be pretty daunting with the high prices of most products. We have compiled a list of all sorts of cool products you can give to that off-roader in your life and it won't set you back more than 100 bucks. You read that right - cool gift ideas we can all afford. And besides, it's the thought that counts, right?

ARB Speedy Seal Tire Puncture Repair Kit
Long trips, the middle of nowhere, and flat tires go together like late-night parties and hangovers. Tires always seem to go flat at the most inconvenient time. Why not make life a little easier for that off-roader in your life by getting them their very own tire-repair kit? ARB designed this kit so that anyone could repair a punctured tire out in the middle of nowhere without having to dismount their tire. The kit includes a quality tire gauge with dual pressure range and dual chuck, insertion, and reamer tools, lubricant, additional valve accessories and 30 self-vulcanizing repair cords for complete air sealing. The best part of is that it comes in a compact carry case that can be left inside an off-road rig for adequate peace of mind.

What it does: Lets you fix your own flats in the middle of nowhere
Benefits: Takes up very little space and can be a real life saver if you get stranded in the middle of the desert on a really hot day.
Company: ARB 4X4 Accessories
Website: www.arbusa.com
Phone Number: (866) 293-9078
Average Price: $39

Tiger Claw Gen II Aluminum Hitch
The Tiger Claw Generation II is CNC machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and is anodized in black for years of service. The TIGER CLAW Extreme 4x4 hitch has a 5/8-inch alloy steel shackle and a massive tow hook rated at 10,000 pounds of working load. The tow hook provides the incredible strength and pulling power to get your truck or your buddy's truck out of any sticky situation. This is the perfect gift for any off-roader because eventually we all get stuck - this will make sure they remember you while they are being extracted.

What it does: Gets trucks out of deep mud!
Benefits: Looks cool and is highly functional; provides an adequate tow point.
Company: Tiger Hitch
Website: www.tigerhitch.com
Phone Number: (800) 257-3474
Average Price: $74

MasterCraft Nylon Ratchet Strap
All truck owners have one thing in common: eventually they will all haul stuff around in the bed of their truck. Ratchet straps are the perfect solution to keeping things from moving around or flying out of the cargo area of your truck. It's also a great tool to have around if you can't tie a knot to save your life-don't worry, most of us can't either. MasterCraft designed this nylon strap with a wide ratchet (for folks with big hands) and large vinyl coated S-hooks. The ratchet strap is rated at 2,800 pounds maximum load and makes for a great stocking stuffer that won't leave you with an empty wallet.

What it does: Allows you to tie up all the goods in the cargo area.
Benefits: Keep your stuff in the truck without worrying if it fell out every ten minutes, comes in 1-inch-by-15-foot lengths.
Company: MasterCraft
Website: www.mastercraftseats.com
Phone Number: (800) 565-4042
Average Price: $16

Bestop Bikini Top
If you know somebody with a Jeep Wrangler or CJ7, you know how much they'd appreciate a new Bikini Top for their Jeep for those topless summers. All Bestop Bikini Tops are made with premium fabric and industrial grade thread and fasteners and will last longer and maintain their shape and fit better than others. This is a really inexpensive product and is super easy to install which makes it a good choice for any off-road enthusiast with a Jeep.

What it does: Keeps you from getting the meanest sunburn during topless summer wheeling
Benefits: Looks cool and protects you from the sun as well as rain-if you so desire.
Company: Bestop, Inc.
Website: www.bestop.com
Phone Number: (800) 854-3567
Average Price: $37

Durabak Roll-On Paint & Bed Liner
The Durabak Company specializes in polyurethane coatings for the inside and outside of any certifiable off-road rig. The material is so resilient you can coat the interior of your truck with it and literally hose it out after your off-road trips. The product is super easy to use and can breathe new life into any old beater rig. The Durabak roll-on paint and bed liner come in a variety of colors including black, grey, green, red, blue, white, yellow and more.

What it does: Protects your truck from the elements and provides for a rugged non-slip coating
Benefits: Can make an old truck look new again while also protecting its bed or body from tree branches or moisture; it doesn't rust!
Company: Durabak Company
Website: www.durabakcompany.com
Phone Number: (303) 690-7190
Average Price: $80 per gallon

MasterCraft Canvas Tool Bag
Breaking parts off-road is inevitable but being prepared for just that situation with spare parts and the proper tools can mean the difference between making it home in your rig or on foot. The funny thing about tools is that you always want to take more than you need. The problem then is trying to keep them all in one safe place where you won't lose them. The MasterCraft canvas tool bag is made from heavy canvas with a reinforced bottom. This bag is equipped with two carry handles and a bag strap for mounting. It is great for storing tools, jumper cables, towropes, and wrench roll-ups.

What it does: Lets you carry your tools with you in a durable canvas tool bag for those long off-road trips
Benefits: You don't lose your tools on the way.
Company: MasterCraft
Website: www.mastercraftseats.com
Phone Number: (800) 565-4042
Average Price: $30

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