Outdoor Guide Magazine


Ariat’s New Rubber Boot Can Do It All

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Ariat International, known for its equestrian performance footwear, is now offering outdoorsmen the versatile Conquest Rubber Buckaroo with the ease of a slip-on and the performance of a hunting boot with laces.

Buckaroo works in a variety of conditions and environments with its unique  construction and high level of foot support. The company’s ATS Pro technology provides advanced stability with superior comfort while Smart Rebound dissipates pressure in the forefoot and cushions the heel.

Base layer air vents regulate temperature to keep feet cool and comfortable while a shock-absorbing EVA midsole and Duratread outsole with non-tracking, tread design make the Buckaroo good on any outdoor terrain.

Conquest Buckaroo is constructed with 1.5 mm Neoprene and the Buckaroo Insulated model has 3.5 mm Neoprene. Both styles feature a western-inspired design with a scalloped topline and pull holes with a roomy, wide-square toe. It comes in black or camo.

The Conquest series is now available in sporting goods stores, in some cases for $149.95. For additional information, go online to ariat.com.


Camouflage Clothing Line Comes to U.S.

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Acclaimed Austrian camouflage clothing maker X JAGD is now offering a full line for U.S. men and women featuring high tech materials and demorphing patterns, sold through Steyr Arms. It includes parkas, jackets, pants, long- and short-sleeve shirts, base layers, socks, headgear, scarves and gaiters.

The team at X JAGD has taken camouflage to a new level by creating patterns that cancel out laws of perception and provide hunters with a surface structure that optically dissolves the hunter into the environment.

Hunters can disappear completely because the factors of time and motion have been added to the existing equation of form, color, and shape to create the demorphing patterns. Patterns include Woodland, Mountain, Savanna, Tundra and Flash.

The line incorporates advanced materials for heat management, anti-piling and moisture wicking.

For more information, go online to xjagd-usa.com, which has been offering a 15 percent discount.


Sitka Gear Hoodie Uses Latest Technology

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Sitka Gear’s Kelvin Lite Hoodie uses Primaloft Silver Insulation to provides warmth and moisture management. This hoodie can be used as an outer layer or under a shell, providing lightweight breathability and four-way stretch.

Spring showers challenge hunting enthusiasts to remain comfortable and dry in the back country. PrimaLoft insulation, originally developed for the U.S. military, combines breathability, warmth and diurability even when wet and without bulk in tactical apparel, footwaear and accessories.

The Kelvin Lite Hoodie lists for $249 and can be seen at sitkagear.com.



Under Armour Jacket Is Warm but Breathable

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Under Armour introduces this Gore-Tex waterproof Insulator Jacket, which features PrimaLoft’s water-resistant Silver Insulation, which is lightweight and can be compressed without losing warmth.

It’s a loose-fitting jacket that offers breathability and includes advanced scent control technology and ColdGear infrared technology that uses an inner coating to absorb and retain body heat in cold weather.

It has dual-entry hand pockets, chest pockets and two interior pockets.

The Under Armour Insulator Jacket lists for $399.99. See it at underarmour.com.


Concealment Kit Lets You Hide Your Humanity

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Wildgame Innovations’ new Vanish Concealment Combo is a multi-hunt-ready personal concealment system containing two ounces of matte black face paint and 20 gentle, pre-moistened removal wipes.

The non-greasy, water-based paint formula won’t clog pores and is shine-free, smudge proof, rain and sweat resistant, fast drying and completely odorless.

The stick can apply paint on edge for fine lines and detail or over its entire width for full coverage, and contains enough paint for up to 50 applications. The pre-moistened wipes are gentle on skin and alcohol free.

Vanish Concealment Combo lists for $12.99. For information, go online to wildgameinnovations.com.


Lead Sled 3 Is a Handy Shooting Rest

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Caldwell’s new Lead Sled 3 shooting rest securely holds a firearm on target and reduces felt recoil by up to 95 percent when compared to shooting without the rest.

The innovative skeletonized front rest, with non-marring surfaces, securely holds a variety of firearms in place without damaging their finishes.

The improved rear buttstock cradle features a recoil reducing pad and a non-marring cradle to keep the firearm in place. Lead Sled 3 also features a “no wobble” elevation ram to easily stay on target.

Elevation adjustment is up to 4”. It can hold up to 100 lbs. of lead shot.

Lead Sled 3 is available from various retailers at prices starting at $125.

Elite Series Rods Combine Top Quality, Medium Price

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

The new Jason Mitchell Elite Series spinning and casting rods have a range of actions that fits about any style of fishing, from light to heavy actions.

The high-performance graphite rods were designed with input from fishing legend Jason Mitchell, using the Fuji New Concept O Black Frame guide, creating one of the lightest and most sensitive rods in its class.

Features also include ACS and IPS reel seats with soft touch paint, Japanese Toray Full Slit Graphite Blanks that elevate sensitivity and reduce fatigue, and split-grip, high-grade cork handles.

For more information, go online to clamoutdoors.com.

Axiom Suppressor Named Best in Class

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Silencer Shop has named Axiom Suppressor, by Tactical Solutions, as “Best in Class” in a comparison of 2016 models.

Silencer Shop described Axiom is super quiet and rugged with its titanium and stainless steel construction, the easiest to disassemble and clean, has a reasonable price and is fully auto rated.

The Axiom features a patented split tube technology that allows the user to remove the baffle stack for cleaning, no matter how dirty the suppressor gets.

“The TacSol Axiom finds an excellent balance between popular features such as weight, length and diameter while also possessing features which make disassembly and cleaning simple,” said Paul Irwin of Silencer Shop. “Most importantly though, it sounds incredible for both magnum and subsonic rimfire cartridges, on both pistol and rifle.”

Axiom Suppressor is made in Boise, Idaho. For more information, go online to tacticalsol.com.

Reel-Flex Knives Make Filleting Easy

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

Outdoor Edge, the company that combines functional design with the finest materials and hand craftsmanship, makes filleting your catch easier with its new Reel-Flex fillet knives.

Designed by custom knife maker Jerry Hossom, the Reel-Flex fillet knife blades are crafted from German 4116 stainless steel known for its corrosion resistance and excellent edge retention.

Reel-Flex fillets are available with 6”, 7.5” and 9.5” blade lengths to handle  all fresh or saltwater species. They are ergonomically shaped with composite handles for a comfortable, non-slip grip, even with wet or slick hands. Each knife includes a polypropylene sheath with a swivel-clip belt attachment.

Reel-Flex fillet knives will be available this summer, listing from $22.95 to $24.95 at retailers or outdooredge.com.

Casio Pro Trek Is More Than a Watch

June 19, 2017 by admin in Great Gear

The rugged and versatile PRG600Y-1 is the latest addition to the Casio Pro Trek and features Triple Sensor Version 3 technology, including a direction sensor for compass readings, a pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and a thermo sensor.

The watch is low-temperature resistant 14°F and water resistant to 100 meters deep. Its solar power technology eliminates the need for battery changes. After a full charge, the watch has a battery life of seven months without further exposure to light, and it can be charged even in low or fluorescent light. The Power Save feature allows it to power down when not exposed to light, helping to further conserve energy.

The watch has 3-dimensional index marks and broad hour and minute hands for optimum visibility, with large numerals at 12, 3, and 9 o’clock. Other features include 29-city world time, five daily alarms and full auto LED lights with afterglow.

Pro Tek PRG600Y-1 lists for $320 and is available from numerous retailers, some with discount pricing.


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