While it might seem like bowhunters have every piece of equipment known to man, nothing could be further from the truth. To help you in your search for the perfect last-minute gift this holiday season, we at Bowhunter have put together the following list of ten products guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your favorite bowhunter.
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
With Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 you can pursue the world’s most dangerous big game animals, from the comfort and safety of your living room. The Prowler animal artificial-intelligence engine simulates pack social hierarchies and coordinates complex group hunting and attacking tactics, making for smarter, deadlier and more challenging predators.
With the Maneater Co-op mode, you and a buddy can join forces to take on waves of increasingly deadly threats. Play it with standard game controllers or with the Top Shot Fearmaster firearm. The Top Shot Fearmaster (sold only as part of the game bundle) uses a biometric heart monitor to propel players further into this action-packed game. Built-in sensors in the controller’s grips affect gameplay based on your ability to maintain your cool and control your fear. Control your heart rate to steady your aim, unleash more damage, or slow down time to make the perfect kill shot.
Heater Body Suit
The Heater Body Suit now has a waterproof membrane in the foot area to prevent moisture from being absorbed into the fabric when sitting in wet snow or damp ground blinds. In addition, the redesigned hood is now separate from the rest of the garment and there is a neck gaiter incorporated into it to keep it from sliding around so you can better hear approaching game. And, the company is now making it available in size Small for women and youths.
Hunter Safety System
If you hunt from a treestand then it is imperative that you wear a quality full-body harness like the 3-lb. Hybrid from Hunter Safety System. The Hybrid is a blend of the HSS Pro Series Vest and Ultra-Lite X-Treme vest. It has six pockets, a built-in binocular/accessory strap system, and it comes with a Lineman’s Climbing Strap for safe climbing.
The Rage X-Treme broadhead is sure to create even better blood trails than the original Rage mechanical head. Designed for bowhunters shooting at least 60 lbs., the X-Treme has an impressive 2.3” cutting diameter. It has an extra-sharp leading blade, a single-bevel main blade, and a brand new shock collar for better blade retention.
Price: $50 for pack of 3
Rinehart Targets Woodland 16
The Rinehart Woodland 16 is a 16”x16”x16” cube-shaped target made from the company’s nearly indestructible Solid FX Foam. It has highly visible aiming points on its six shootable sides and you can also tack your favorite paper target to it. Its light weight and rope handle make it the perfect choice for the backyard, range or camp.
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles
Cold feet are a thing of the past with ThermaCELL Heated Insoles. A wireless remote, with a range of 7’, lets you control the temperature from no heat to medium (100 degrees F.) to high (111 degrees F.). Lithium-ion batteries embedded in the Insoles provide up to five hours of continuous warmth and last longer when used in intervals. The batteries can be recharged up to 500 times. Heated Insoles are water resistant and cushioned for added comfort.
Trophy Ridge React
The Trophy Ridge React sight features Smart Pin Technology. Sight-in your 20 and 30-yard pins, and this technology will automatically adjust your 40, 50 and 60-yard pins based on your arrow’s trajectory. Picture a knob on a sight that moves your pins sort of like the bellows of an accordion expanding. Although the Smart Pin Technology is a game-changer, the React is loaded with other goodies like tool-less windage and elevation adjustments, and a Front Fiber-Optic Ring that soaks up as much available light as possible to keep pins bright.
Trophy Taker SmackDown
Improve your shooting accuracy by equipping your bow with Trophy Taker’s SmackDown Pro Series Angled Slot drop-away rest. You can set it up to be driven by either your bow’s top or bottom limb, or in the more traditional way by attaching the rest’s cable to the upward or downward moving cable. It has built-in dampeners and a silent coating for quiet operation, and the angled slot in the containment ring allows for quick arrow loading.
Under Armour Scent Control
Part of Under Armour’s ColdGear line, the Rut Scent Control Jacket and Pants are constructed of 100% polyester and quiet 355-weight fleece. Both feature new UA Scent Control Technology; a Zeolite-based system with silver antimicrobial that traps human vapor odors and prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. UA Scent Control reportedly maintains 99% effectiveness after 50 washes. The Jacket and Pants have an athletic fit and large storage pockets. They are available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity and Realtree AP.
Price: $149 to $169
Yeti Roadie 20
Tired of cheap coolers with fragile hinges and broken latches that don’t keep your food, drinks or animal capes cold enough, long enough? Then do yourself a favor and pick up Yeti Coolers’ Roadie 20. It has 2” of pressure-injected insulation in an extremely tough roto-molded frame, and it sells for $199.99. No, the Roadie 20 is not cheap, but you will quickly realize that it is worth every penny.