Cabela’s Pinnacle Gloves
I’m aware that this is a wildly rash statement, but this may be the best pair of gloves I’ve ever worn. Made with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX membrane and PrimaLoft insulation, these gloves are warm without being hot or bulky, and toasty for just about any condition, whether ice-fishing on Northern Plains reservoirs, chasing elk in the snowy backcountry, or sledding with the kids. The goatskin facing is grippy and allows for dexterity, and the wrist cinch keeps heat trapped in the glove.
Every bowhunter needs a target. I’ve had my share of them – but I’ve had this one far longer than any other and it’s still stopping everything I shoot at it. It’s not the cheapest block-style target but it is the most durable I’ve used. Arrow removal is easy, particularly after it’s broken in.
Broadheads are no problem and don’t tear up the foam like they often do with other targets.
The Forever Trophy
Looking for the perfect gift for a hunting or fishing buddy? Check this out. Stephen Herbison of the Red Lake Cedar Co. in Mississippi can take virtually any high-quality image and transform it into a rustic set of cedar coasters or even a wall plaque. Yeah, I was doubtful, too, until I sent him a trail camera picture of a buck I was fortunate enough to shoot a few years ago and received the pictured coaster in return. Pretty darn awesome.
MSRP: $40 to $70 for a set of 4 coasters
HUK Packable Rain Suit
I’ve probably been through more rain gear than any other piece of fishing and hunting apparel—and have complained about virtually every bit of it. Leaky seams on lightweight, stow-away jackets are especially irritating. HUK’s packable rain jacket is designed to make those pop-up storms a lot easier to endure. Taped seams, Velcro cuffs and a draw-cord hem keep moisture out , yet the breathable performance material lets humidity escape. It’s available in sizes up to 3XL.
Hunting backpacks are great for all-day sits on stand, but can be a cumbersome load when stillhunting or snow tracking. When the need is to stay mobile and warm, yet prepared for whatever a day in the woods can throw at you, consider the Sportsman Vest from SCOTTeVest. Made for hunting, fishing and general outdoor use, the vest features 24 smartly designed pockets that snap, zip, or fold closed. It actually comes with a tethered instruction sheet on where to store your stuff that doubles as an eyeglass wipe.
Hunters Specialties Undertaker Chest Pack
Turkey vests are cool, but cutt-and-run gobbler hunters often find them unwieldy for quick setups. The Hunters Specialties Undertaker Chest Pack features ample storage space for calls, shells and other gear, but, best of all, keeps everything directly in front of you for easy access. No more turkey vest deep dives searching for your favorite slate call.