Last week we brought you a round-up of the leading lines for a successful day of stalking, well now we’re back with more!
Aigle Parcours 2 Outlast
Handcrafted in France from Gomma Plus natural rubber for that durable yet soft and flexible feel, these boots also feature a full Outlast lining.
Not only does this regulate the temperature of the feet and calves, the Outlast material absorbs excess body heat and releases it when temperatures really drop, making them the ideal choice for stationary hunting.
An absorbent foam covered Softex insole, combined with a tri-density rubber outsole, offers optimum comfort and support, and the anti-fatigue dampening cushion in the heel acts as a return spring and resituates energy to allow the wearer to walk further for longer.
Authentic and modern, the Huntino has been constructed from silent and durable, suede-like material, making this a reliable option for the field. Featuring a diamond-quilted lining for warmth, an adjustable hood that can be folded away in to the collar and a fully waterproof, breathable membrane, it guarantees optimum protection.
This highly practical jacket features an abundance of features, including a double-entry zipped game bag pocket at the back of the jacket. Four outer pockets, including two zipped chest pockets, and two zipped inner security pockets provide a wealth of space to carry the essentials.
Gerber Winchester Deer Season XP Processor 5-Piece Set
The new start-to-finish Processor 5-Piece Kit by Gerber Winchester Knives will deal with every step in the carcase prep process – be it gutting, bone work, caping or final meat cuts.
This kit is ideally suited for serious hunters where the job needs to be done right. The kit includes four tools and a carry case, including a caper for separation of cape and meat, a saw for sternum and wood work, a filet-style blade for clean meat cuts, a multi-purpose fixed blade for utility cuts and separations and a gut hook for zipping the cavity open with ease. Blades are corrosion resistant, with a high visibility handle.
SRP: £34.95 (Inc. Vat)
Apex Tree Hugger
Guidelines and current ‘best practice’ now endorse and recommend a suspended gralloch where at all possible. The Apex Autoclick has already proven popular for use on the back of an SUV, but it is not always possible to get a pickup to the shot location, and you’ll need to do it on the spot.
Usually this involves hunting for a suitable horizontal branch and hoping that it doesn’t break, but the lightweight Tree Hugger kit gets around that problem, enabling a suspended gralloch anywhere.
The kit contains a hi-vis 2m strap, specially made from cros-weave webbing, making it non-slip, self-gripping and very strong. Two strong s-hooks and two pairs of disposable gloves are also part of the kit.
Simply locate a suitable tree with a diameter between 25cm and 100cm, then wrap the strap around, hock the animal and hang it one leg at a time.
Palearctic Clothing Range
Merkel Gear offers hunters a reliable range of innovative clothing that is designed for purpose. The Palearctic MNTN (Mountain) Trousers are an all-season garment for the ambitious mountain hunter and game stalker.
The breathable, cross-elastic and extremely robust and reenforced trousers makes these ideal for the rough hunting ground routine. The Palearctic 365 Jacket is abrasion resistant, extremely light and 100 per cent windproof.
The smooth three-layer-laminate and waffle-fleece backing is breathable but protects from damp and creeping cold.
Palearctic MNTN Trousers SRP: £180.14
Palearctic 365 Jacket SRP: £270.23
Buck Knife Range
The Buck 110 Folding Hunter Slim Select (pictured top) is a modern twist on the 110. The new slim version possesses the same traditional features of the well-built 110 Folding Hunter but sports a more modern look. The deep carry pocket clip allows for quick and easy access in any situation and the thumbstud allows for one hand opening.
Using the same famous steel, the heavy bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight moulded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity.
Meanwhile, the Buck Open Season Skinner (pictured bottom) is made from quality materials, part of a series that’s offered with a 420HC steel blade and contoured red wood handles.
The Skinner features a drop point, 4.5″ blade with a large choil for a secure grip and finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x blade technology for unbelievable sharpness and blade retention out of the box. Comes with a black polyester sheath.
Buck 110 Folding Hunter Slim SRP: £49.99
Buck Open Season Skinner SRP: £97.95
Whitby and Co
Walther Hunter Set
The Walther Hunter Set is the all-in-one set for any deer management. The kit contains a large skinning knife with gut hook, small skinning knife for more precise areas and a compact saw.
All three tools are kept securely in a pouch that can be carried either in your day pack or on your waist with the attached belt loop. Every pocket is fastened securely to ensure the knives don’t fall out.
Each blade is high-quality 440 stainless steel and each handle is rubberised to give a secure grip in all conditions.
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