Diedhard waterfowlers, pay attention. We've got the scoop on the gear you need this season.
Banded Redzone Insulated Base Bib Worn as a mid-layer garment underneath your waders, the Insulated Base Bib allows you to turn your comfortable and lightweight, early-season breathable waders into a warm all-weather system. Filled with 25- or 60-gram Primaloft Silver insulation, this quilted, chest-length bib sports an adjustable waist belt and shoulder straps, lots of pockets, reinforced knee and seat areas, and integrated ankle gaiters. A windproof and moisture-resistant finish makes it a great stand-alone garment. MSRP: $149.99-$159.99; banded.com.
GHG Pro-Grade XD Series Mallards Based on custom carvings with incredible deep detail down to ruffled feathers and a glint in the eye, these floating blocks are painted with a vibrancy and color variation meant to give the illusion of motion. The 12-decoy harvester pack comes with eight drakes and four hens in a total of seven unique poses, each with anti-glare construction and GHG’s 60/40 keel. These decoys look so good you may want to save one for the mantle. MSRP: $149.99/12 decoys; averyoutdoors.com.
Avery Messenger Bag This versatile blind bag can be carried over the shoulder or around the waist and is made of a tough, water-resistant fabric. It sports a large open-style main compartment with a draw-string closure and buckled storm flap, and seven accessory pockets, including a large zippered pocket with hook-and-loop interior (perfect for concealed carry). Available in Realtree Max-5 and Mossy Oak Bottomland camo patterns. MSRP: $59.99; averyoutdoors.com.
Mojo Elite Series Decoys and Double Decoy Bag The Pintial Drake and the Mini-Mallard Drake are just two of eight spinning-wing motorized decoys available in Mojo’s new Elite Series featuring soft bodies, magnetic wing attachments and a direct poll-to-motor connection that eliminates unwanted wobble and noise. The Double Decoy Bag holds up to two king-sized or four of the Mini-series decoys along with poles, wings and batteries. MSRP: $89.99 decoy, $99.99 bag; mojooutdoors.com.
Kolpin Outdoors DryArmor Roll-Top Shotgun Case Made of a durable three-ply laminated shell with armor-like panels to shield the action, this floating hybrid gun case houses plush padding to protect your scattergun from any bumps in the road. Fully welded seams and a zipperless roll-top keep it waterproof even when fully submerged. Holds shotguns 52 inches long. Reinforced at high-wear locations. Available in tan and Kolpin Crypsis camo. MSRP: $139.99; kolpin.com.