PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Heading into the woods for deer season is a crapshoot when in comes to weather. While it can be warm, it can also be like Siberia. So, it’s important to find gear to keep you insulated.
Getting top marks from popular hunting website Sportsman Guide is the Onyx Arctic Shield jacket and pants.
Microsuede, 100 percent windproof, waterproof and pockets to haul gear. These things will keep you warm and dry, but expect to pay $200 for the jacket and up to $150 for the matching pants.
Cold feet are torture when you’re stationary off a game trail, waiting. The best boot for 2016, according to RangerMade, is the Irish Setter Men’s 860 Elk Tracker waterproof 1,000 gram boot.
Lace-up, full-grain with 3M Thinsulate Ultra insulation scent-ban technology to kill bacteria that cause odors.
Next to cold feet, cold hands are the worst. Good Game Hunting calls Under Armour men’s cold gear infrared scent control 2.0 primer gloves your best bet. They are about $65 online.
Sitting in a tree stand for hours can kill the back. Sportsman Guide says try the Ameristep Easyback Lumbar Support Backrest. Easy to install and a fantastic deal at $15-$20.
If you go into the woods you better have a mini tool ready. RangerMade says the best for your money is the good old Leatherman Wave. With pliers, screwdrivers and main blade, it can be a hunter’s best friend.
Now, let’s go top of the line in scopes and optics, for that you’re gonna pay. Carl Zeiss Optical Conquest HD5 series, top end $1,300. German-made with an HD lens system for enhanced image quality. It comes with a new five-year, no-fault policy and limited lifetime warranty.
Now we’re not recommending a best rifle because any marksman will tell you when it comes to hits and misses, it’s not about the gun.