After hours of exhaustive research we have done it – we have selected the best of the best outdoor gear for the upcoming year. So, whether you need an ultra-light cross-bow for hunting season, a propane stove to help you while camping or rugged kicks for taking more than a stroll in the woods, our specially selected and researched new gear for the New Year will be sure to help.
1. Cauldryn Fyre Mobile Water Bottle:
Whether you’re camping in the furthest most remote area of the Amazon Basin, or you’re commuting to work downtown on a jam-packed freeway you now have the ability to keep your beverage cool for long periods of time OR as hot as you want ALL DAY LONG.
Not only does the vacuum insulated stainless steel keep the cool in, but what makes this a truly special mug is that the mobile battery packs enough juice to keep your mocha latte the ideal temperature even if it is to a boil. This mug also has USB outlets to charge your phone in a pinch. This is truly the ultimate mug.
2. CuddeLink Long Range IR:
Trail cameras are some of the best scouting tools you can have. Part of the problem with most of the conventional ones is that you have to go out manually checking them, and if you have multiple cameras that presents even more obstacles – leaving your scent in the woods and making noise scaring away your potential hunt to just name a few.
The cool thing about the CuddeLink is that it offers a meshed network in which the cameras send pictures to one home camera and then to you. You can link up to 15 cameras (16 if you include the home one), letting the cameras do the work of helping you learn more about the wildlife in your area.
3. Mountainsmith Slingback Chair
After hours and hours of trekking through the wilderness what can be more inviting than a lounge chair? But where on earth could you find one that is in the middle of nowhere? That’s where the 3oz Slingback chair comes in. built from super durable cordura material, it rolls up into a tidy little package for easy transport.
It has adjustable polls so it can fit people like me who usually find everything awkwardly small, and it has a pocket for foam pad to make things all the more comfortable and also gentle for people with back problems.
4. FirstEdge TrackLock Tanto Assisted Opening Folding Knives
The price of this knife is what makes it so tempting. Generally, knives of these materials and craftsmanship sell for $200+ on a good day. This guy is made of ELMAX steel, which in case you didn’t know, is a super wear resistant, high compression strength, corrosion resistant and has a superior ability to retain its size and form even after taking abuse.
The blade itself is ridiculously sharp. It has a course detail G10 handle, which makes it one of the grippiest (if that’s a word) textured knives I’ve ever used. As for looks, it is compact and has a really nice black oxide finish. Perfect for hunting, camping, protection, and even in the water.
5. Compass 360 Deadfall Chest Wader
There are not many better quality waders for under $200 than the Compass 360 Deadfall Chest Wader. Made from a 100% waterproof, breathable four-ply nylon shell, this wader is super protective and super comfortable at the same time.
Two really cool parts of this are the center water resistant zippered pocket – where you can easily store your phone and wallet, and also the 4mm foot fit stretch neoprene booties, designed to prevent bunching. With this kind of quality it’s hard to tell the difference between the Deadfall Chest Wader and the more super expensive waders.