Top Deer Gear 2016: Deep-Woods Stalker

posted on September 4, 2016

Carhartt has brought its proven durability into its newest line of Rain Defender camouflage apparel. The Buckfield jacket ($139.99) and Buckfield pant ($119.99) in RealTree Xtra are quiet, fleece-lined, water-repellant, windproof, softshell outer layers. Jacket has underarm zippers for ventilation and the pant has a Velcro-adjustable waist and boot-to-knee zippered legs.

A hybrid that mates waterproof gaiters with a great pair of hikers, Cabela’s Instinct Lockdown hunting boots ($249.99-$259.99) are available with 400- or 1200-gram PrimaLoft insulation and a 7-inch or 9-inch height, respectively. They utilize the Boa speed-lacing system and sport a quiet, 20-inch gaiter. Available in Cabela’s newest camo pattern, 02 Octane.

Badlands Monster fanny pack ($139.99) in new Approach adaptive camo provides 1,000 cubic inches of storage, uses a padded three-point shoulder harness, is hydration bladder-compatible, sports bedroll straps and houses a Delron Flex-Frame for reduced sagging.

An upgraded American staple, the stainless steel Marlin 1895 GSBL rifle ($1,150) with an 18.5-inch barrel is chambered in .45-70 Gov’t., wears a durable FNC black finish and a green laminate stock with black webbing, and sports a big-loop lever. Drilled and tapped for optics; comes with Williams Fire Sights.

Compact and lightweight, the Zeiss Terra ED 8x32mm binocular ($369.99) packs fully-multicoated Schott ED glass in a tough, fiberglass-reinforced, waterproof case. Nitrogen-filled with a 4.9 foot minimum focus. Under Armour exclusive package comes complete with a chest harness.


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