If you hunt, fish or camp, there’s no such thing as too much gear.
What to buy, though, often is a challenge.
Along those lines, Field & Stream magazine this week released its annual “Best of the Best” roundup. It’s heavy on hunting gear, but the list also includes tents, ATVs and even pickup trucks.
Especially cool, I thought, was the top tent, the Eddie Bauer Stargazer 2, which has a clear roof that allows campers to sleep under the stars yet stay dry on rainy nights. I don’t have an iPhone, but getting one is tempting after seeing the magazine’s tech winner, the Meopix iScoping Adapter, which lets users attach their iPhone camera to any binocular or spotting scope. And for a suggested retail price of $70, it won’t break the bank.
Here’s the list as it appears in the magazine’s September issue:
Alliant Black MZ Powder.
Federal Mag-Shok Heavyweight Turkey.
Federal Premium Vital-Shok Trophy Copper.
2012 Can-Am Outlander XT 1000.
2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4×4 EPS LE.
Cabela’s Air Revolution by Meindl.
Bowtech Insanity CPX Compound Bow.
TenPoint Turbo XLT II Crossbow.
Eddie Bauer Microtherm Featherweight Hunting Jacket.
Browning Citori 725 Shotgun.
Ruger American Rifle.
Taurus Tracker Model 992 Revolver.
Traditions Vortek Ultralight LDR Muzzleloader.
Buck Haley Heath Ergohunter Adrenaline Series Avid.
Eddie Bauer Stargazer 2 Tent.
LaCrosse Swamp Tuff Pro Max-4 Wader.
Millennium M50 Hang-On Treestand.
Tenzing TZ2200 Pack.
EOTech Holographic Hybrid Sight II.
Meopta Meostar B1 10x42mm HD Binocular.
Swarovski EL Range 10x42mm Rangefinding Binocular.
Zeiss Victory HT 2.5-10x50mm Riflescope.
Meopix iScoping Adapter.
2012 Jeep Wrangler.
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