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2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Best Hunting Gear of 2021

Gear to aid you in the stalk

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Mathews Vxr 31.5 Bow ($1,199)

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The Vxr offers exceptional stability, with an extra-long riser and top-to-bottom balance. It’s dead quiet, damp on release, and lets you easily ratchet the draw weight between 50 and 75 pounds without sacrificing efficiency.

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Klymit Traverse Double Hammock ($90)

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Catch a quick ­post-hunt nap with the Traverse Double. It’s made of a single piece of 75-denier polyester that resists stretching, and it sets up easily with the included straps and carabiners.

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5.11 AMP10 Pack ($140)

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At 20 liters, the AMP10 is pleasingly slim and just big enough to carry an extra layer, your field-dressing kit, lunch, and water. The company’s external mounting system leaves plenty of room for items like a GPS.

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Benchmade Saddle Mountain Knife ($250)

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This full-tang knife has a durable ­4.2-inch CPM-S90V steel blade that’s best for skinning, but the point is nimble enough to make fine cuts, too.

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Sitka Mountain Optics Harness ($149)

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When you need to drop your pack for that final stalk, this light harness holds your binos, rangefinder, Windicator, and a snack.

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Sitka Kelvin Lite Down Jacket ($349)

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With blended ­900-fill goose down and PrimaLoft Gold insulation sealed into a superquiet shell, the Kelvin Lite is a versatile piece. It performed on crisp camp nights and during long hours glassing ridgelines.

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Streamlight Enduro Pro USB Headlamp ($65)

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When you need the right amount of light, the 200-lumen, ­water-resistant Enduro Pro provides, with USB recharging and three power settings in both spot and flood modes.

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M2S All Terrain Ultra HT Electric Fat Bike ($3,299)

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The aluminum Ultra HT’s Bafang motor packs enough torque (max 1,500 watts) to stop and start on climbs, even while the optional cargo rack ($79) is fully loaded. The 26-by-4.5-inch tires gobble up difficult terrain.

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Kuiu Pro Merino 200 Zip-T Hoodie ($129)

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Kuiu’s merino-polyester hoodie works solo for September elk chases or layered up for winter waterfowl hunts. It dries fast and cuts down on odor in the field.

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