Sleek, low profile, and functional, the Ascent Vest provides quick access to essential gear when moving light and fast through the mountains. The Ascent Vest features Polygiene Odor Control Technology, which is a silver-salt compound that stops odorcausing bacteria from latching onto the garment. Pockets for your rangefinder, wind check, GPS, spare release, and bear spray keep you prepared for that once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com/products/big-game-subalpine/necessities/ascent-vest.
A serious boot for rugged terrain, the new Kenetrek 10" Mountain Extreme is made with 2.8 mm full grain leather one piece vamp boot uppers, meaning no stitching at the tongue to come loose or allow moisture to penetrate. The uppers sit on top of stiff yet lightweight nylon midsoles with high traction K-Talon™ outsoles. Waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane assures you stay dry and your choice of either non-insulated or 400 grams of Thinsulate™ Insulation for extra temperature protection. Sure to become your favorite boot due to their awesome support, what will really surprise you is just how lightweight and incredibly comfortable they are. Made in Italy.
MSRP: Starting at $415
For more information go to www.kenetrek.com.
Inspired by cooling technology found in space suits, the Pnuma Tenacity Performance Hunting Shirt for early season hunts is powered by Coolcore® fabrics. Coolcore® moisture-activated cooling technology is proven to keep you cooler in the heat of the hunt by moving heat and moisture away from your skin. When dry, hollow-yarn chambers inside each strand are heated by your body to keep you warm, and SilverStrike® anti-microbial keeps you and your Tenacity shirt smelling fresher longer. You’ll stay concealed and comfortable no matter how hard or where you hunt. And like all Pnuma products, the Tenacity shirt is guaranteed for life.
For more information, go to www.pnumaoutdoors.com/tenacity-coolcore-tm-performance-hunting-shirt.
The BOG-POD® RSR (Rapid Shooting Rest) is the perfect compact, collapsible, and portable shooting platform. Easy to store in a backpack and quick to set up, this rest will give you the accuracy and range you need to make that big game shot on the fly.
For more information go to www.btibrands.com/product/rapid-shooting-rest.
The new HALON 32 is a longer version of the award-winning HALON, providing an enhanced string angle and superior stability, while still delivering speeds up to 350 fps. Like its predecessor, the HALON 32 is powered by the highly efficient CROSSCENTRIC cam, which employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS® technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy. Its true-center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, enhancing shot-to-shot consistency. Outfitted with the FlatBack Grip and industry-leading Harmonic Damper® and Harmonic Stabilizer®, the HALON 32 is rock solid and deadly quiet.
Mathews Limb Legs, a simple, silent, and lightweight bow stand, is an efficient way to stand your bow up on the range or in the field. It is designed specifically for Mathews wide limb platforms.
MSRP: HALON 32 – $1,099; Limb Legs – $24.99
For more information, go to www.mathewsinc.com.
The Crispi Summit is the perfect solution for those looking for a lightweight yet mountain worthy boot. Weighing in at just 1.5 lbs. per boot, the Summit is the proposed answer to every major need for the hardcore hunter.
The boot's upper is made out of water-repellent suede, high resistance cordura fabric, and like all Crispi boots, it’s lined with Gore-Tex® Performance to ensure maximum waterproof action and breathability. A triple-stitched polyurethane coated leather rand surrounds the entire boot to protect the foot from external impacts. The proprietary Vibram Super Grip outer sole provides superior traction on various terrain types, even in cold and wet conditions.
With its rugged yet lightweight design and superb breathability, the Crispi Summit has quickly become the boot of choice of hardcore hunters for early season hunts, scouting trips, backpacking, and warm weather environments.
Designed and hand-made in Italy with the toughest terrain North America has to offer in mind, this boot is built to keep going year after year.
For more information on the Summit GTX and other Crispi products, go to www.crispius.com or visit a retailer near you.
Ideal for hot weather hunting pursuits, the Ascent Shirt is lightweight, breathable, and quick drying. Form-fitting sleeves provide ample string clearance, and two mesh-backed, zippered chest pockets allow for ventilation and won't interfere with binoculars. Available in the new Subalpine pattern.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com.
The Savage Model 220 is the platform for the new long-range 20-gauge slug gun developed cooperatively with Savage, The Best of the West, and Huskemaw Optics. This system is built utilizing the legendary Savage 110 action with many of the same accuracy features found on 110 based rifles. These features include zero tolerance head spacing, precision button-rifled barrels, and an adjustable AccuTrigger.
In addition, we have increased the barrel wall thickness, incorporated a tactical/sporter hybrid stock design, and topped it off with the Huskemaw Blue Diamond 3-12x42 riflescope. Each system has a laser engraved BDC turret utilizing the Huskemaw patented turret technology. These turrets provide both yardage and windage references for precision accuracy and are individually matched to the trajectory of the slug being fired.
This system will ethically double the traditional effective shooting range of other slug guns. The BOTW slug gun will maximize accuracy out to 300 yards and is guaranteed to hit 1 MOA at 100 yards.
MSRP: The complete system starts at $3,495. (Base Rifle - $2,200)
For more information, go to www.thebestofthewest.net.
The ELD-X bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, all-range hunting bullet featuring highest in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at all practical hunting distances.
MSRP starting at $48.33 per box of 100.
For more information, go to www.hornady.com.
The Huskemaw 1-6x24 is the most versatile compact optic to be released by Huskemaw Optics. This scope not only serves as an excellent option for tactical, law enforcement, and sport shooters, but it also makes a great choice for hunters in a variety of applications. This scope offers the Huskemaw Advantage feature of the Hunt Smart Reticle that makes windage hold fast and effective, and in addition, this scope has an illuminated red dot with 11 intensity settings and a power off between each setting. The small red dot will not obscure the target as many illuminated reticles do, making this an ideal scope for low light conditions.
For more information, go to www.huskemawoptics.com.
Hilleberg's Yellow Label Anjan, Anjan GT, and Rogen models, introduced in 2012, were designed specifically to be very light and to handle all types of weather in warmer, snow-free conditions. For 2017, Hilleberg has redesigned these models, replacing the dual opening pole sleeves and Lock-Tip poles with single opening sleeves and standard poles and incorporating catenary patterning gaps in the bottom of the outer tent walls, which allows full-time air flow. The new designs retain all the strength and features of the earlier versions but are easier to pitch, especially in windy conditions.
The single vestibule Anjan and single extended vestibule Anjan GT are available in two and three-person versions and offer excellent space to weight ratios. The Rogen is a remarkably lightweight, all-around, two entrance, two vestibule dome tent. All offer full weather protection in all three-season conditions as well as plenty of ventilation for warmer days and nights, and all are light enough so those looking for extra comfort can "size up" with little penalty. The Rogen and the Anjan 2 both make a deluxe solo tent, and the Anjan 3 is lightweight luxury for two. Even the Anjan 2 GT and Anjan 3 are surprisingly light, yet huge, solo shelter options.
MSRP: Anjan 2: $655 | Anjan 2 GT: $745 | Anjan 3: $675 | Anjan 3 GT: $795 | Rogen: $765
For more information, go to www.hilleberg.com.
A minimalist shell that leaves nothing to chance, the Flash Pullover has you covered when the weatherman misses the mark. A highly breathable, taped WINDSTOPPER® membrane blocks high alpine gusts and DWR finish repels moisture to keep you warm and dry without added bulk. A zippered chest pocket stores small essentials, and the 7.8 oz. nylon shell compresses to find a home in a stash pocket or pack lid so you're never caught without it.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com.
Hunters demanded it, and Crispi listened. Among the five new boots added to the 2017 Crispi lineup is the most requested boot addition in 2016 - a non-insulated, full leather 8" mountain hunting boot.
New for 2017, Crispi's top selling Nevada Legend GTX will now come in both the current insulated version and an all-new non-insulated version. It will continue to include all of the key features that hunters have come to love: water-repellent nubuk leather; a 100% waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane; a Vibram® sole with a super grip mixture; a crossbow frame, shock-absorbing, polyurethane mid-sole ; full rubber rand; and the Crispi exclusive ABSS (ankle bone support system). For hunters whose feet run hot or for those who hunt in warmer climates and temps, there isn't a reason to sacrifice the support and full leather quality that is ideal for mountain hunting.
To see the entire Crispi lineup, including the non-insulated Nevada Legend GTX, visit www.crispius.com.
Silent, scent-free, and breathable, this versatile outerwear pant excels in all conditions from active hunts to silent tree stands. This is an excellent layering piece to combine with additional base layers to accommodate a broad range of temperature conditions in the field. This piece is for hunters who are operating throughout the season in a broad range of temperature situations.
For more information, go to www.firstlite.com.
High quality optics and long-distance ranging capability come to together in Vortex’s all-new Fury™ HD 10x42 rangefinding binocular. Convenience, speed, efficiency, and valuable dual-purpose functionally are the advantages of a rangefinding binocular, and the Fury HD delivers them all.
Capable of ranging reflective targets to 1,600 yards with an ultra-fast readout, hunters and shooters can quickly get distance data needed to effectively execute shots. Critical visual cues are better observed and mentally cataloged to aid in decision-making after the shot.
Illuminated right barrel display can be set to yards or meters. Features angle compensation as well as line of sight modes to match user preference and application. Scan mode gives readings as you pan or track a moving animal. Right side controls are simple to use and easily manipulated with a single hand.
Dialectic, fully multicoated prisms and XR fully multicoated HD lenses serve up impressive views from dawn to dusk. Rubber armored housing provides a solid grip in all weather conditions and extreme durability. Multi-position twist-up eyecups are comfortable and offer customized eye relief. A smooth center focus wheel and left eye diopter ensure optimal image focus.
For more information, go to www.vortexoptics.com.
A minimalist shell that leaves nothing to chance, the Flash Pullover has you covered when the weatherman misses the mark. A highly breathable, taped WINDSTOPPER® membrane blocks high alpine gusts and DWR finish repels moisture to keep you warm and dry without added bulk. A zippered chest pocket stores small essentials, and the 7.8 oz. nylon shell compresses to find a home in a stash pocket or pack lid so you’re never caught without it.
For more information, go to www.sitkagear.com.