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.


Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead
Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead

New for 2022: Benelli SBE3 28-Gauge, 3-Inch

For 2022, Benelli raises the bar in the growing sub-gauge movement with the release of the 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3, featuring a 3-inch chamber.

Winchester Debuts Bismuth Waterfowl Ammunition

Winchester's Bismuth brings to market a premium, uniform shot, which is tin-plated to produce smooth and round bismuth.

First Look: Rock River Arms Predator HP LAR-BT3

Chambered in the venerable .243 Winchester, the new Predator HP LAR-BT3 is field ready and capable of MOA accuracy.

First Look: TNT T-Rex Pro Treestand in Realtree Edge Camo

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, the True North Treestands (TNT) T-Rex self-climber in Realtree Edge camo is a stand-up/sit-down style all-aluminum stand that features True North's new patent-pending "T-Rex” toothed dual-cable design and the Rapid Claw attachment system.

First Look: Primos Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod

With carbon-fiber-wrapped aluminum legs and a solid Apex-Clamp design, the Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod allows firearms or crossbows to be secured to it.

Browning Introduces New A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotguns

Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen lineup grows with several new models for designed for upland and waterfowl hunting.


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