Part of the fun and challenge of preparing for hunting season is scoping out new gear. Field and Stream‘s Slaton L. White attended the Outdoor Retailer Show and chose some of his favorite finds for hunters. From items that help you sleep more comfortably to GPS devices to modern conveniences for your hunt camp, check out the new hunting gear you need.
When you first peer down the long aisles of the Outdoor Retailer summer show in Salt Lake City, you instantly know you’re not at the SHOT Show. Camo? Nope. Bolt-actions? Nah. Treestands? Nada. Given the emphasis on mountain bikes, climbing, and standup paddling, you might be forgiven if, at first glance, you think the show doesn’t merit your attention. That would be a grave error, as this show has a lot to offer hunters and anglers. Many of us camp, and many of us backpack into remote areas to enjoy the wilderness. This show caters to that spirit, and as a result, it has a ton of tents, sleeping bags, packs, boots, knives, flashlights, and all the other cool stuff that make camping fun. If you peer deep enough, you’ll also find a surprising number of hunters here as well…. Most of these products won’t be seen at SHOT Show, but they still will interest you, because they help make the outdoors more enjoyable.
Photos: Outdoor Technology (top); Tribe One Outdoors (above)