April 2013 Gear Guide

Dual-Season Gear
It's never too early to begin stockpiling typical hunting gear, but the goal in spring is to find gear that will serve a purpose in the off season. The DU E-News Editorial Team has selected several gear items to add before summer begins—and as a bonus, they are ideal for fall activities as well.




Simms – G3 Guide Jacket 

Simms' G3 Guide Jacket may find several uses throughout the spring, summer and early fall. The lightweight, packable rain jacket has all the bells and whistles needed to combat the elements. 

Features: 
  • Heavier nylon fabric in shoulders for additional durability and lighter nylon fabric in body for enhanced packability
  • Five storage pockets including two bellowed chest pockets, two zippered chest pockets and one large capacity back pocket
  • Quick-drying, microfleece-lined hand warmer pockets
  • Adjustable storm hood, adjustable cuffs and adjustable shock cord hem
  • Two patented built-in retractors
  • 3-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabric; 100 percent nylon face
  • Approximate weight: 37 oz.

For more information visit www.simmsfishing.com.


Hunter's Specialties Push Pole Complete Kit 

It's the time of year when the duck boat begins its transformation into a fishing boat. Getting into shallow water is a year-round necessity and Hunter's Specialties push pole may help you get there. Get everything you need at one time in this complete kit. 

Features:
  • The 10-ft. aluminum construction on the Push Pole telescopes down to 50" for storage
  • Matte green finish
  • Wrist strap and grips make it easy to hold on to on wet, frosty mornings
  • The Push Pole Foot has a "Nested" foot design for optimum performance
  • The 3-in-1 Push Pole Paddle attaches to any 1-1/4" push pole 
  • The line-retriever slots help pick up your decoy spread fast 
  • Grooved design allows easier rowing and serrated, concave end for pushing off trees and stumps 
  • Includes Push Pole, Push Pole Foot and 3-in-1 Push Pole Paddle
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.
 
Browning – Dove Shooter

Browning's Dove Shooter folding chair is a multi-use stool or chair for any occasion or season. 

Features:
  • Pockets on cooler decoys or shells 
  • Extra-wide seat
  • Powder-coated steel frame 
  • Insulated cooler bag under seat 
  • Shoulder carry strap included 
  • Folds flat for transporting and storage
For more information, visit www.browningcamping.com

Coleman – Propane Coffee Maker

Whether you are camping, sitting in the duck blind, or drifting across a lake – a fresh cup of coffee can perk up the situation. Coleman's Propane Coffee Maker allows you to brew your coffee safely, anywhere and anytime. 

Features:
  • 10 cups of coffee in 18 minutes 
  • Perfectflow regulator keeps constant heat
  • One 16.4 ounce propane cylinder lasts 4.4 hours 
  • Includes easy start auto-ignition button
  • Weighs 9.6 pounds
  • Three-year warranty
For more information, visit www.coleman.com.

Orvis – There and Back Duffle Bags

Pack these duffle bags with any assortment of gear needed for your next adventure. Pack it like a duffle. Wear it like a backpack. 

Features:
  • Waterproof backing (two times more effective than the industry standard) to keep the contents dry 
  • Waterproof zippers, and a mesh pocket inside the top
  • Tough carry handles and an exterior slash pocket
  • Medium: 11 1/2"H x 21"L x 11 1/2"W; 2,700 cu.in.
  • Large: 14"H x 29"L x 14"W; 5,600 cu.in.
For more information, visit www.orvis.com.

Creek Company Hanging Camp Cupboard

Creek Company's Hanging Camp Cupboard may look like a typical camping cupboard, but it can easily be installed in a duck blind, or hung from a low branch in a timber hole. The weatherproof collapsible cupboard may be a great way to store cooking items during waterfowl season. 

Features:
  • Extends to 30 inches
  • Collapses to less than 2 inches
  • 10 inch D shelves for food
  • Water-resistant shell 
  • Six side pockets 
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Go Pro HERO3 Black Edition

Documenting your outdoor adventures with high-quality images and video was once only possible by professional photographers and videographers. Go Pro has changed the game, and now HD videos and images are available to tech-savvy waterfowlers. Practice shooting images and videos with a Go Pro HERO3 Black Edition this off season and be prepared for opening day. 

Features:
  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
  • Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app 
  • Rugged housing is waterproof to 197'/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
  • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
  • Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
  • New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more
Key Specs:
  • Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
  • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst 
  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
  • GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
  • 197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

For more information, visit www.gopro.com

Browning – Outfitter Table
 
No matter what your plans are this summer, there's a good chance you will need a portable table. Browning's Outfitter table may serve all your spring and summer needs, but it would be great to have in any hunting camp. 

Features:

  • Two Adjustable Table Heights 
  • Works Great as a Serving Table, Tailgating Table or Fish Cleaning Station 
  • Hard Table Top Provides Solid Base 
  • Includes a Removeable Plastic Table Top Cover for Easy Clean Up 
  • Sturdy Powder Coated Steel Frame 
  • Includes 8" x 9" x 31" Carry Bag
  • Standard Dimensions: 22" wide x 6" long x 30" tall
  • Extended Dimensions: 22" wide x 6" long x 42" tall
  • Weight: 25 lbs., 7 oz.
For more information, visit www.browningcamping.com.

Hobie – Pro Angler 14

Sneak up on shallow water fish this spring and utlize the kayak to access hard-to-reach areas of the marsh this fall. Hobie's Pro Angler 14 has adopted the improvements made to the Pro Angler 12 last year to make it even more versatile. 

Specifications:
  • Length: 13' 8" / 4.17 m
  • Width: 38" / .97 m
  • Capacity: 600 lbs / 272 kg
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 110 lbs / 49.9 kg 
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 138 lbs / 62.6 kg 
  • Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Features:
  • Large Rectangular Hatch with Pivoting Tackle Management System
  • Lowrance® Ready; Optional Adapter Available for Other Fishfinder Models
  • MirageDrive with Turbo Fins
  • Retractable Rudder System
  • Horizontal Rod Storage for Six Rods
  • Vantage Seating
  • Boa® System Lumbar Support
  • Extra Large Covered Bow Hatch with Liner
  • Mid-Ship Handles w/ Bungee® Tie-Downs
  • Replaceable Mounting Boards
  • Rear Cargo Area w/ Bungee® Tie Downs
  • Molded-In Vertical Rod Storage
  • Mesh-Covered Stowage Pockets
  • Fixed Front and Rear Carrying Handles
  • 8” Twist and Seal Hatch w/ Gear Bucket
  • Three Plano Tackle Boxes
For more information, visit www.hobie.com.

GSI Outdoors – Destination Kitchen Set 24

Cookware is a necessity while camping and seems to be an afterthought during a duck blind feast. GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen Set 24 is a complete set of utensils which will improve your cooking experience in the blind next fall. 

Features:
  • 24 piece
  • 28.2 oz.
  • 11.70" x 7.70" x 3.50" 
  • Copolyester, Nylon 6-6, Acetal, Polyethylene
Includes:
  • Mini Cheese Grater
  • Collapsible Whisk
  • Pivot Spoon
  • Pivot Spatula
  • Utility Knife
  • 12 pc. Cutlery Set
  • Spicer
  • 2 Condiment Containers
  • Cutting Board
  • Scrubber
  • Camp Towel
  • Ballistic Nylon Case
For more information, visit www.gsioutdoors.com.

0 Onyx M-24 Belt Pack Camouflage Manual Inflatable Life Jacket (PFD) 

There's no substitute for safety. Wearing a personal floatation device isn't only a cold-weather habitat, and Onyx's M-24 Belt Pack Manual PFD will not restrict movement. The belt pack secures tightly around your waist and will also serve as a wader belt during waterfowl season. 

Features:
  • Inflatable life jacket inflates by manual activation or oral inflation
  • Zippered pocket for convenient storage of keys, cell phone, license, etc.
  • ReliaPull Guide for predictable inflation and assists in repacking
  • D-ring attachment for small accessories
  • Convenient reusable mesh storage/carry bag
  • Universal size fits adults over 80 lbs.
  • Not approved for children under 16 years of age
  • For replacement CO2 cartridge, use Onyx Rearming Kit K301

* U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type V Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device PFD with Type III Performance
** Item contains a CO2 cylinder and may not be available to ship to Alaska or Hawaii

For more information, visit www.onyxoutdoor.com.