The Bike Hunting Essentials of 2016
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Sitka Mountain Pants
Made from stretch polyester with a DWR treatment, these pants shrug off rain and brush. The cargo pockets swallow essentials, and the removable foam knee pads make crouching almost comfortable.
Maven B.2 Binoculars
With its direct-to-consumer strategy, Maven sells exceptional optics at a fraction of the price of its competitors. Choose from three magnifications and customize the colors of lens rings and other pieces.
Icebreaker Tech Lite Long Sleeve Crewe Real Tree Shirt
This lightweight merino top repelled body odors even after wearing it for a week straight in the backcountry.
Smith Frontman Elite Sunglasses
Not only do these shades provide crisp optics and UV protection, but they’re also shatterproof, in case your rifle misfires.
Leatherman Charge Tti Multitool
This is no boring cycling multitool. A saw, a wood file, multiple blades, full-size pliers, and a bit driver—to tweak your bike—all fit inside this small package.
Leica Rangemaster 1600-B range finder
Don’t guess the distance to your quarry. The cigarette-pack–size 1600-B judges up to 1,600 yards and provides data on slope angle and temperature.
Garmin eTrex Touch 35t
Two features make this the ultimate adventure GPS: the display is big, bright, and easy to use, and it takes AA batteries, so you can pop in new ones if the power runs dry.
Kuiu Icon Pro 3200 Pack
With its molded-carbon skeleton, the Icon Pro is a lightweight powerhouse. We liked the modular suspension, which sandwiches cargo between the body and frame.
Cogburn Cb4 Bike
A fat bike, with its monster-truck capabilities, is the natural choice for hunting. Enter the Cogburn, with its camo finish. The Gear Carrier ($129) and rack are essential add-ons for safely carrying a bow (like the Bowtech Experience, shown).
Bontrager Jackalope TLR Wheels
These tubeless-ready hoops knocked three pounds off the bike weight and let us run low tire pressures without risking a flat.