March Gear: Editor’s Choice

Here’s a look at some of the new items that were field-tested by DU product and gear editor

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Here’s a look at some of the new items that were field-tested and approved by DU product and gear editor Chris Jennings during this past waterfowl season  

Buff UV Mossy Oak Headwear

BuffUsa

This versatile headwear, available in a variety of Mossy Oak camo patterns, functions as a face mask and neck gaiter to keep you warm and camouflaged from the prying eyes of waterfowl. The fabric is lightweight enough to allow you to use a duck call while wearing it. At the same time, the material blocks the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and helps wick away moisture from your skin. buffusa.com 

Clam HD 1500 Polar Trailer

ClamTrailer

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This heavy-duty single-axle plastic trailer attaches easily to an ATV or UTV and can haul upwards of six dozen floater duck decoys. Rugged and durable, the Clam HD 1500 Polar Trailer has a load capacity of 1,500 pounds. stores.clamoutdoors.com 

FixnZip Replacement Zipper Slide

ClamTrailer

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Zippers have a tendency to get stuck or break at the most inconvenient times, like when you’re trying to close your waterfowl parka against the bitter cold. This nifty emergency zipper replacement kit is designed for making quick repairs in the field. Simply attach the FixnZip slider to the zipper and your favorite waterfowling parka or blind bag is back in business. fixnzip.com 

Winchester Blind Side Magnum Waterfowl Loads

Winchester

Winchester now offers its popular hex-shaped ammo in a variety of magnum steel loads for waterfowlers. For hunting both ducks and geese, Blind Side’s 3-inch 12-gauge shells packed with 1 3/8 ounces of size 1 shot are hard to beat. The steel pellets travel at 1,400 fps and pack enough punch to bring down big honkers at close or medium ranges. winchester.com 

Higdon XS Pulsator Mallard Drake 12V

Higdon

Higdon went back to the drawing board with its XS Pulsator mallard motion decoy, redesigning the device to make it more durable and user-friendly. The 12-volt battery and most of the wiring are now encased inside the sturdy decoy. All you have to do is attach a decoy cord and weight, then toss the Pulsator in the water to add motion to your spread. higdondecoys.com

Mojo Outdoors Pick Stick Magnetic Shotshell Retriever

NojoPIckStick

Some gadgets are simply hard to resist. Picking up spent shotshells is quick and easy with the Mojo Pick Stick, which features a strong magnet at the tip. The adjustable pole extends to 55 inches, allowing hunters retrieve even hard-to-reach shell casings with ease.  mojooutdoors.com 

80 Below Full-Synthetic Sporting Oil

80Below

Developed by waterfowl hunters to prevent gun mechanisms from freezing and jamming in cold weather, this 100 percent synthetic oil is ideal for extreme weather conditions and high-moisture environments. It can be used to clean, lubricate, and protect all internal and external parts of firearms and a variety of other outdoor equipment. 80below.us