Four notable products offered this year are the Super Elite 4.0 Vest, Long Spur Pack, Grand Slam Turkey Vest and Thicket Blind.
The Super Elite 4.0 Vest is for the hunter who can’t leave anything behind. Outfitted with 22 pockets and a durable cotton liner, hunters can bring anything and everything into the field. The vest features a fold-away seat cushion and dedicated cell phone, slate call and box call pockets. Equipped with mesh panels, the vest aims to keep hunters cool. Available in two sizes, the Super Elite 4.0 starts at $99.99.
The Long Spur Pack is designed for hunters who need a little more versatility in the field. The pack features a removable shoulder harness, large game bag, removable padded waist belt with zippered pockets and two removable chest pockets. In addition, the lumbar pack is fully adjustable and easily removable for run-and-gun style hunting adventures. The Long Spur Pack is available for $99.99.
The Grand Slam Vest, left, and Thicket Blind, right, round out the new products. (Photo: Alps OutdoorZ)
The Grand Slam Turkey Vest allows hunters to sit anywhere with its kickstand frame and adjustable legs. The setup is equipped with removable mouth call holder, fold-away padded seat, two slate call pockets, smartphone sleeve and a box call pocket. Offered in two sizes, the Grand Slam in Mossy Oak Obsession starts at $179.99.
Bringing up the rear, the Thicket Blind is made from durable 600D polyester fabric with black-out backing. This blind is the perfect hide for that ambush attack. Used for either turkeys or deer, the setup features Silent Trac windows, fiberglass support poles and a separating door for assembly/disassembly. Stakes are carry bag are included. The Thicket Blind retails for $189.99.
While few of us ever thought we’d have a blacked-out lever-action hunting rifle on our wish list, here we are with not one, but two. The Marlin Dark series was followed by the Henry X-Model, both American-made levers.