We’ve collected some of our most highly recommended products from our staff, and want to share their favorites with you! We've tested them - so you can benefit.
Customers come into Uncle Lem’s Outfitters not only because we have a wide variety of products, but also because we share our opinions and give honest feedback on the items we sell. We know what to recommend to customers based on the knowledge of our products and even our own experiences with them.
We’ve collected some of our most highly recommended products from our staff, and want to share their favorites with you!
Chad’s Favorite: Saxx Underwear
“Life changing underwear!”
Adventuring is made easier with these innovative men’s underwear! Styled as boxer briefs, Saxx Underwear is designed with Saxx’s trademark technologies including BallPark Pouch™, Three-D Fit™, and Flat Out Seams™. With mesh paneling and more intricate construction than other boxer briefs, wearing these underwear offers support everywhere it needs to be. Itch-free, moisture-wicking, and freedom from chafing - three huge benefits for the adventurer in one super-comfortable pair of underwear!
Dusty’s Favorite: Bonafide Kayak
“I love fishing, and the Bonafide kayak makes it easier to enjoy. Being able to customize my fishing style is better than having to fiddle with a regular kayak.”
This kayak is designed to be the ultimate ride for the fishing enthusiast! One of its coolest features is its HiRise™ seating system, which allows the kayaker to raise or lower the seat for a more comfortable experience. This will really help out with those long fishing trips! Want to stand up and fish? This kayak is built with a specially crafted design for unmatched stability. All of this, combined with the hinged bow hatch, under seat Junk Drawer™, PerchPads™ for standing safely on top of the gunwales, and more, and it makes perfect sense that this kayak meets Bonafide’s standards for Ultimate Fishability™!
Nicole’s Favorite: The North Face Women’s Apex Flex GTX 2.0 Jacket
“I think that jacket is perfect for the fall rainy weather we are about to get. It’s stretchy and breathable but also waterproof which makes it the perfect rain jacket! It also has a knit interior that keeps you warmer than most rain jackets with is great if you get caught on a trail in the rain. And I love the white jacket with the black details.”
Enjoy the classic style of the North Face brand combined with lightweight, warm, soft fabric that also acts as protection against water and wind while being breathable at the same time. Gore-Tex® protection is blended with your need for movement, creating a flexible garment that can take on the storm. Other great features include an adjustable hood, slim fit, VISLON® center-front zip, adjustable Velcro® cuff tabs, hem cinch-cord, and more.
JP’s Favorite: Patagonia Black Hole Mini Messenger Bag 12L
“The messenger bag is great for traveling and keeping your passport safe!”
Durable, water-resistant, and versatile - these three qualities all match up with this great bag! The Patagonia 12L Messenger Bag is large enough to carry your 15” laptop, yet small enough to be perfect for daily carrying. The shoulder strap is completely adjustable, and there’s even a top-mounted haul handle should you not want to slip it over your shoulder. The main compartment includes a drop pocket, a mesh pocket, pen slots, and even a padded sleeve for laptop transportation. Covering the entire exterior of the Black Hole® Duffel fabric is a durable water repellant finish. From trains, planes, and even in the rain, you can count on this messenger bag!
Dave’s Favorite: Mountain Khaki Christopher Fleece Plaid Shirt
“This shirt is great for just about anything! I can wear it to the mall or to the mountains, and it’s easy to wear with other layers when hiking in cold weather.”
As we like to say, “We outfit you from town to trail!” Go from the dinner table to the hiking trail with this fleece plaid shirt! Easy layered with other clothing items and lined with a soft faux fur interior, it’s guaranteed to warm you up while retaining its outdoorsy style. The flannel exterior is patterned with the classic plaid of lumberjack lore, and is available in different colors to suit your style. Two front pockets complete the look. The best part? No buttons! Passion snaps make it easy to change into and out of this comfortable shirt.
Wendy’s Favorite: Articles of Society "Sarah" Style Jeans
“Everyone who tries them on loves them!”
Comfort and style wrapped into a great pair of mid-rise skinny jeans! Easy to wear and easy to care for. Features of these jeans include 5-pocket construction, some intentional whiskering and fading for a lived-in feel, and the classic denim zip fly with button closure. Plenty of pockets for anything you carry on a day-to-day basis, and a comfortable mix of fibers to ensure these jeans will soon be your new favorites!
Dylan's Favorite: MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent
“Easy to put together, and easy to take down. This tent has enough room for me and my camping partner, and keeps the moisture out so that I’m comfortable when I lay down for the night.”
Camping is made easier with the MSR Hubba Hubba tent. This lightweight, compact tent is easy to carry and sleeps 2 people. Even the tallest campers can enjoy this tent, with a length of 7 feet and a width of 5.5 feet. The design of the tent includes two large StayDry doors to ensure that no rain gets in during the wetter seasons. The best part is that it's easy to set up and pack away, and weighs less than 5 lbs!
Nathan’s Favorite: Aether 70 AG by Osprey
“A great backpack for long camping or hiking trips!”
With longer trips comes more and sometimes heavier gear. The Osprey Aether AG 70 backpack is perfect for accommodating that gear while keeping you comfortable! Using Osprey’s Anti-Gravity™ Technology, the Aether 70 provides comfort with a lightweight mesh panel that extends from the upper torso to the lumbar areas of the pack. This relieves some of the pressures of carrying a heavier pack, making it easier to wear for longer periods of time. When it comes to actually filling the backpack, the Aether 70 AG has a removable top-lid that converts the backpack into a DayLid™ daypack. There’s also an integrated FlapJacket™ cover so that you can use this backpack without its lid. Along with the main compartment is an internal hydration reservoir sleeve, so you can stay hydrated out on the trails. This is the perfect backpack for anyone who needs to carry a lot of gear and wants to stay comfortable at the same time!
Cheryl Hill’s Favorite: Welly Bottle
“I have 5 kids, so I’m always on the go. The Welly bottle is perfect for my lifestyle, and it helps me stay hydrated while keeping my drink at the perfect temperature all day long!”
Enjoy your water, tea, or coffee to-go with the Welly Bottle! Made of BPA-free plastic wrapped with bamboo with a stainless steel lid, you'll be pleased with this cup's ability to keep your liquids at just the right temperature for 12 hours or more! It also comes with a removable infuser and has a wide mouth to easily drop ice cubes into your drink. Welly is also devoted to providing people in need with clean water, donating one dollar of every sale to the cause!
Kevin's Favorite: World's Softest Socks
“Great for lounging around the house or hitting the trails!”
There's not much better than cozy feet on a winter day! World's Softest Wonder Collection socks are great for keeping even the coldest toes nice and toasty. These socks are made in the United States with luxury wool. They're cozy while still being lightweight and comfortable, and are available in several fun, winter-inspired patterns!
All of these items and more are available at both Uncle Lem's locations here in Knoxville. Come see us for more great gift ideas this holiday season!