Gearing Up: New Gear for the New Year

Handy products to serve your late-season needs

© Kevin Anderson

Filson X Ducks Unlimited Watch Cap

It’s still hard to beat wool when the mercury plummets. Filson’s Ducks Unlimited Watch Cap is 100 percent wool, making it naturally breathable and water-resistant while keeping heat in. This cap is available in three colors and features the special-edition Filson X DU logo patch on the cuff. filson.com

LST Guardian Flex Double Down Eqwader Full Zip with Hood

Drake’s patented Eqwader system has been the backbone of the company’s all-weather gear since its launch. This full-zip jacket is a unique combination of waterproof and breathable fabric on the sleeves and upper body, matched with breathable fleece on the lower body. The moisture-wicking polyester Double Down fabric on the lower torso prevents the buildup of perspiration and moisture vapor while wearing waders. drakewaterfowl.com

Negrini Cases Duck Ruckus

Compact QR Compact, lightweight, and ultratough, the Duck Ruckus Compact QR by Negrini Cases is a great option for waterfowlers on the go. Each case will accommodate one semiauto or pump-action shotgun with a barrel up to 34 inches long. Manufactured with rigid double-wall ABS technology, this case opens to 180 degrees and is secured with three TSA compliant steel combination locks. A quick-detach shoulder strap is provided for easy hands-free carrying. negrinicases.com

Duck Camp Vantage Pants

Designed for comfort and mobility with four-way stretch construction, Duck Camp’s Vantage Pants are ready for your next trip to the blind or lodge. They come with a gripper waistband to keep your shirt in place, tethers for your hip boots or extra tools, and a knife sheath pocket. Pants are available in solids or a variety of camo patterns. duckcamp.com

Higdon Full Size Half Shell

Canada Goose Decoys Add some diversity to your late-season goose spread with Higdon’s Full Size Half Shell Canada goose decoys. Ideal for placing on ice or snow, these highly realistic decoys come with flocked heads and true-to-life paint schemes. Each six-pack includes one sentry, one rester, two walkers, and two feeders. higdonoutdoors.com

Smartwool Classic Edition Hunt Crew Socks

Designed to be breathable, odor-resistant, and warm, these Smartwool socks are a great choice to keep your toes toasty on bitter-cold mornings. Made of 60 percent Merino wool, 38 percent nylon, and two percent Elastane, these unisex socks offer full cushion protection for all-day warmth and comfort. smartwool.com

First Lite Kiln Hoody

One of the most versatile base layer components available, the Kiln Hoody offers mobility, warmth, and comfort. Constructed of Merino-X for improved structure and resistance to tears and bagging, this hoody offers September through May comfort. firstlite.com