January 13, 2021
Take Command – Alps Outdoorz Commander + Pack
ALPS OutdoorZ’s best-selling hunting pack, the Commander + Pack, is now available in Realtree Excape camo. The Commander + Pack combines the Commander Freighter Frame plus a 5,250-cubic-inch pack bag, offering the ability to carry essentials to camp and haul out heavy loads of big-game meat after a successful hunt. In addition to the main compartment, the pack bag includes a front pocket, spotting-scope pocket, rifle holder and two side hinged accessory pockets. An integrated hydration pocket and port are also included. The pack bag can be easily detached so the Commander can be used as a Freighter Frame. A unique lashing system is integrated on the Commander to secure meat for transport. Padded shoulder straps and waistbelt allow for maximum comfort while hauling any load. The Realtree Excape pattern is designed to appear unstructured while distinctly mimicking natural elements.
MSRP: $199.99 | alpsbrands.com
A New Path Forward – Scentlok Be:1 Divergent Jacket and Pants
The new ScentLok BE:1 (Bowhunter Elite) Divergent Jacket and Pants are made with a quiet polyester/wool shell bonded to a microfleece lining. They also include Carbon Alloy odor control, thermal-mapped PrimaLoft Gold performance insulation and Precip-X water-repellent technology. The jacket’s half-zip pullover has a removable, adjustable hood with a built-in Carbon Alloy neck gaiter/facemask, a concealed safety-harness port, half-zip side, open handwarmer pocket and multiple storage pockets, including PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel chest pockets to protect your mobile devices from extreme cold. The pants have removable and adjustable suspenders, nine covered pockets and articulated knees for greater range of motion. They’re available in men’s sizes M-3X in True Timber O2 Whitetail, Realtree Excape or Mossy Oak Terra Gila camo.
MSRP: $379.99-$409.99 | scentlok.com
Silence Is Golden – Elevation Hunt Suppression Silent Pack
Eliminate unwanted noise when accessing your gear while treestand hunting with the Elevation Hunt Suppression Silent Pack. The exterior of the pack is made of quiet, three-layer, brushed fabric and features three magnet-closure pockets and three silent, waterproof zipper pockets. The 1,230-cubic-inch pack includes a roll-top main compartment, which allows the pack to extend to a capacity of 1,500 cubic inches, and a built-in bow rope drops down from the bottom of the pack.
MSRP: $169.49 | elevationequipped.com
Bend the Curve – Danner Recurve Moc Toe
New for fall 2021, Danner is offering the Recurve Moc Toe with Vibram SPE midsoles and TPU heel frames for hours of comfort on long, pre-season scouts and extended spot-and-stalk adventures. The 7-inch uppers are a combination of waterproof, full-grain leather and durable nylon. They have cushioning, open-cell OrthoLite footbeds, nylon shanks and Vibram Recurve outsoles featuring Megagrip technology, with adaptive lugs and flex lines for superior grip in wet and dry terrain. They will be available with Thinsulate Ultra Insulation or the additional waterproof, breathable protection of a Danner Dry barrier.
MSRP: $200 | danner.com
This Pack Is No Mystery – Mystery Ranch Marshall
Recently updated, the Mystery Ranch Marshall pack is named after the million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in Montana, so its designers obviously had some big aspirations. With a capacity of 6,405 cubic inches and measurements of 31 1⁄2x14 3⁄4x14 1⁄2 inches, the Marshall is ready to carry a load, so mission accomplished. Built on the sturdy, new Guide Light MT Frame, the pack can be loaded from the top via the shroud access, while the full-length, dual side zips allow access to all your gear from the side. A Speedzip compartment in the bottom makes it easy to store a sleeping bag. The Marshall has an Overload feature that provides expandability via a load sling between the pack and the frame, allowing you to put the bulk of the weight closest to your back for optimal comfort. It also offers a removable daypack lid with shoulder straps; five-point waistbelt that incorporates the Redirect system to deliver solid weight distribution and eliminate slippage; two long external pockets for quick access to spotting scopes; bottom and side compression straps; SJ Autolock buckles throughout and more.
MSRP: $575 | mysteryranch.com
Worth the Wait – Huntworth Bonded Soft Shell Jacket and Pants
Huntworth continues to deliver quality and value with its new Heavy Weight Bonded Soft Shell Jacket and Pants. Both are constructed with internal InVelvet fleece, bonded to a waterproof, breathable film, with an outer shell of thick Sherpa fleece with a Microban anti-microbial treatment for scent reduction and a durable water-repellent finish. They also feature Huntworth’s proprietary Tarnen camouflage, which provides concealment by using forms found in nature, distorting them to introduce randomness and adding layers for visual depth. Everything in the jacket, from the standing collar with chin guard to the drop-tail hem with integrated, adjustable cord locks, is designed to retain body heat. The tailored arm construction allows for smooth, easy movement while drawing a bow or climbing a treestand. The jacket also has two zip chest pockets, two zip hand pockets, two interior stash pockets and a safety-harness opening. Pants have a hidden crotch gusset for ease of movement and comfort while walking, side leg zippers with storm flaps, two large patch cargo pockets, two front slash pockets, two back patch pockets and five belt loops.
MSRP: $149.99 (each) | huntworthgear.com
See the (First) Lite – Lacrosse Alphaburly Pro
LaCrosse has partnered with clothing and camo manufacturer First Lite to introduce a signature LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro in First Lite’s most versatile patterns. Combining high-quality, scent-free rubber with neoprene, the Alphaburly Pro is built to hunt. It has a thick, cushioning EVA midsole for added comfort, an embossed liner for better air circulation and an adjustable rear gusset for a perfect fit. When paired with the proprietary camo pattern technology of First Lite’s Fusion and Cipher patterns, you’ll get exceptional concealment at close range and from a distance, whether in the trees or on the ground. The Fusion models are uninsulated, while the Cipher models feature 1,600-gram Thinsulate Ultra Insulation.
MSRP: $170 (Fusion); $200 (Cipher) | lacrossefootwear.com
Seriously Light Hiker – Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker
Perfect for pre-season scouting or a serious, early-season trek into the backcountry, Kenetrek’s Corrie 3.2 Hikers weigh only 3.2 pounds per pair and are built for the long haul to enhance agility and mobility. The K-Strap design ties the base of the heel to the 7-inch, double- and triple-stitched, padded leather-and-nylon uppers for a comfortable and secure fit. Light and grippy Kenetrek Grapon outsoles improve footing in rocky, uneven terrain. These hikers also have Kenetrek’s waterproof and breathable Windtex membrane, a 5mm full-length nylon midsole, Kenetrek’s Supportive Footbed and reinforced rubber toe and heel caps. They’re available in men’s medium and wide sizes.
MSRP: $275 | kenetrek.com
Spot and Stalk Comfort – Rocky Boots MTN Stalker PRO
New from Rocky Boots for 2021 is the MTN Stalker PRO, an insulated but incredibly lightweight boot designed for performance and built to keep your feet warm in cold weather. These 10-inch hikers deliver durability and comfort, with uppers constructed of full-grain leather and 900-denier Cordura fabric backed with 800-gram Thinsulate Ultra Insulation, Rocky Vapor Pass breathable waterproofing and Vibram Mountaineering outsoles. They also have Rocky Rebound EVA midsoles and Rocky Rebound footbeds for added comfort on long spot-and-stalk bowhunts. The MTN Stalker PRO is also one of the first hunting boots on the market featuring the new Realtree Excape camo pattern.
MSRP: $250 | rockyboots.com
Never Get Lost – Forloh with Recco Jackets
FORLOH recently announced it would be the first clothing company in the industry to offer hunting outerwear equipped with RECCO, a patented technology that allows search-and-rescue professionals to perform rapid searches for missing people in the outdoors. Rescuers use active RECCO detectors, typically located underneath helicopters, to locate a passive RECCO reflector/transponder, which is carried by the user, integrated into clothing or other gear, and doesn’t require a power source. RECCO reflectors are included in all of FORLOH’s AllClima Rain Jackets and SoftShell Jackets, both of which are 100-percent American made.
MSRP: $379 (AllClima Rain); $399 (AllClima Softshell) | forloh.com