June 2016 Gear Guide

Summer gear for waterfowlers

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Photo © Tate Citrowske

Kick back and relax this summer, waterfowl season is coming soon. This collection of summer gear for duck and goose hunters caters to off season activities and may improve the opening-day waiting game. 

GSI Outdoors 1-liter and .5-liter Glacier Vacuum Bottles

There's no substitute for a hot beverage on a cold day afield. GSI Outdoors Glacier Vaccuum Bottles offer a lightweight solution for packing in hot drinks during duck season or cold ones any time of the year. The sleek, durable Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottles are available in 1-liter and .5-liter sizes. Each comes with a pour-through lid that minimizes spillage, a nonslip rubber boot that helps keep the bottle upright, and a cap that serves as a cup. www.gsioutdoors.com.

K2 Creates Freewheeling Summit 30 Cooler

K2 Coolers, the official cooler partner of Ducks Unlimited, brings mobility to the world of premium roto-molded coolers with the new Summit Wheeled 30. K2's popular Summit 30 has been upgraded to include hardened heavy-duty rubber wheels and a 27-inch collapsible handle. Roll this cooler to your next outdoor adventure and enjoy the ice-keeping ability of a K2 on the go. www.k2-coolers.com

Yeti Hopper Coolers

Yeti Coolers' venture into the portable cooler market has been a rousing success. The company's new line of soft-sided coolers includes the Hopper 20, 30, and 40, which are now available in Field Tan in addition to the original Fog Gray. ColdCell insulation and a HydroLok zipper help keep food and drinks chilled for hours while you're in the field. www.yeticoolers.com

Ducks Unlimited Polos

Stay cool and dry in hot weather with this moisture wicking performance polo. Features a Ducks Unlimited logo on the left chest as well as a 3-button placket. 6.5 oz. Poly/Rayon blend. Visit www.duckslimitedstore.org to find DU-branded gear for every time of year. https://ducksunlimitedstore.org/men-s-performance-polo-39-153867

K2 Element 18 Stainless Steel Tumbler

K2 Coolers is now offering a stainless steel, vacuum sealed tumbler for your summer, or winter activities. Keep drinks colder or warmer longer with 18/1 kitchen-grade stainless steel and sliding closure lid. www.k2-coolers.com

Drake Dura-Lite™ Utility Shorts

The Dura-Lite Utility Short are lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying, making them perfect for fishing, camping or hiking. Hidden elastic side panels in the waistband provide additional comfort and freedom of movement. www.drakewaterfowl.com

DigiPower Re-Fuel Go Charger – 5200mAh Powerbank and Dual Slot GoPro Battery Charger

The Re-Fuel Go Charger all-in-one Powerbank lets you charge up to two Hero4 batteries at the same time and also comes with a USB port to simultaneously charge your phone. Or if you prefer, you can charge your GoPro without removing your battery and plug it directly into the Powerbank's USB port. Keep everything charged in the field this summer and fall. https://re-fuel.com/powerbanks

Camp Chef SmokePro Pellet Grill

Camp Chef's SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill will allow you to kick your duck camp meals up a notch with slow-cooking and smoking techniques. This deluxe grill includes digital temperature readouts, internal meat temperature probes, an auto ignition, a shutdown mode, and many additional features. www.campchef.com

SportDOG WetlandHunter Collars Retriever Market

SportDOG's WetlandHunter 425 electronic collar is a complete training device that boasts a 500-yard range and can be used with up to three dogs at once. Operators can switch instantly between stimulation, vibration, and tone modes as needed. The WetlandHunter collar comes in Realtree MAX-5 and is built with DryTek waterproof technology, which makes it submersible up to 25 feet. As a Ducks Unlimited promotional partner, SportDOG donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product to support DU's conservation programs. www.sportdog.com