Can't Live Without
Obviously my boots and rifle are critical, so here are some of the unsung heroes that I can't live without.
Under Armour UA Enduro Pants
Saxx Long Leg Underwear
No question, the best thing to ever happen to shitting in the woods. Honestly, I might be cleaner when I am hunting.
Can Live Without
ALPS Outdoorz Crossfire
Currently I am struggling with two options. Option 1 is to get the Cabela's 2500 cubic inch bow and rifle pack to use for my day pack. Option 2 is buying a top end backpack hunting pack and using it for both backpack hunts and as a day pack.
Cabelas MT50 Pants
Primos Trigger Sticks Tall
The concept is great, but they are lacking some key features and quality. I bought the bipod version and it became clear in the field that the collapsed length is too long. If you strap them to your pack they are either hitting branches above your head or clattering on your legs as you walk.
Next, the leg spread doesn't lock. I have had it several times when the handle suddenly starts to tilt over and almost lets my rifle fall off. You have to steady these too much for them to be good for steadying a shot. Lastly, they seized up after a few years. I took them apart and found that they had rusted inside where the mechanism allows the legs to telescope. I ended up just taking off the yoke and adapting it to use with my much more compact spotting scope tripod so that I could use it as a shooting rest when I am not glassing.
When I looked at the new generation the overall weight is much heavier than a lightweight spotting scope tripod and the length of the bipod version is still just as long.