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2022 Spring Gear Guide

Best products to usher in the season we’ve all been waiting for… 

Minneapolis, MN (April 29, 2022) – Winter’s house of pain has finally been demolished. It’s been standing far too long. Time to refresh and renew in the field. To that, we’ve generated a plethora of product recommendations to welcome in the season. Consider them for your personal adventures, or possibly even a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.

Dark Energy Poseidon Pro

Poseidon Pro provides up to 30+ hours of battery life for your smartphone. Now with advanced improvements, this is the last charger you will ever need. Cutting-edge engineering gives the enhanced Poseidon Pro battery enduring life. Can be completely submerged for 45+ minutes. A steel-like polymer thwarts falls from 75+ ft onto rock, a blast from a shotgun, an explosion from one pound of Tannerite. Certified ip68, the highest water and dustproof rating available. $119.99

Whitewater

Whitewater makes fishing apparel that inspires confidence, built to brave the waves of Mother Nature so anglers can fish longer, better, more often, and ultimately earn more success. The new Whitewater Packable Rain Jacket and Pant are foundational apparel pieces that employ the best materials, technologies, and tailoring so anglers can enjoy versatile, comfortable, and highly packable, breathable waterproof protection on demand. Each piece stows in an included pouch for easy storage. Retail prices are $79.99 for the jacket and 69.99 for the pant. Shop now at whitewater fish.com.

OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer 

We all despite germs and odors. The OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer injects ozone molecules directly into ordinary water, transforming it into a powerful, renewable, and highly economical means of destroying odors and bacteria on contact. Ideal for removing funky odors from fabrics, as well as bacteria and viruses from any surface, the OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer has been proven to reduce bacteria up to 99.9% at an accredited and independent 3rd party laboratory. Ideal for food-prep surfaces like cutting boards and countertops, as well as using the OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer to deodorize hunting clothes or destroy odors on pillows, pet beds… you name it. And because it uses no harmful chemicals and replaces multiple plastic bottles of conventional disinfecting spray, it’s also good for the environment. MSRP is $129.99. Buy at scentlok.com.

Canvas Cutter Summit Bedroll

The Canvas Cutter Summit Bedroll is for anyone looking to pack lighter, go further, and enjoy a great night’s sleep anywhere along the way. Perfect for backpacking, hunting or fishing, the versatile and lightweight Summit Bedroll combines extreme packability with the rugged durability. Measuring 84 inches long and weighing just 2.3 pounds, the Summit is built on a solid foundation of durable 210D ripstop nylon with 40D ripstop nylon sides and top. All seams are taped, and the entire shell is coated in a TPU film – a highly breathable monolithic liquid barrier – providing comfortable protection and dry sleeping conditions during stormy weather. The Summit includes a built-in mesh screen to lock out mosquitos, flies, other bugs or reptiles during warm, summer nights or anytime increased ventilation or maximum airflow are desired. MSRP is $334.97. Shop at canvascutter.com.

HOBIE Woody Sport

Casually stylish, primo for fishing, and easy on your banking app. Hobie’s Woody Sport features sweat resistant rubber temples and nose pad grips. A durable TR-90 frame is supported by integrated hinges. Hobie’s HydroClean™ 360° Lenses repel water, grime and oils. 6 base polarized polycarbonate lenses. 100% UV A, B, and C protection. RX friendly. Available in 6 frame/lens color options. $79.99

St. Croix Triumph Travel Rods

Fish wherever and whenever with legendary St. Croix performance. St. Croix Triumph Travel Rods break down into four pieces for easy transport in luggage, a backpack or her car’s trunk, while fishing with one-piece performance. Choose from five fast-action spinning models and one casting model ranging from ultra-light to medium-heavy power. $140-$150. stcroixrods.com.

DAIWA D-VEC Boat Bag

From top to bottom, Daiwa’s Boat Bag is meticulously designed and constructed of only the best materials. Beginning with the outer material, the bag features an incredibly durable and waterproof marine grade vinyl. Not water resistant, but waterproof. The marine quality, double-zippered top is further protected by a storm flap, enhancing the D-VEC Boat Bag’s ability to repel water. Below, you’ll appreciate the non-slip, thick EVA padded bottom. The padding adds cushioning for more delicate items like a camera or smartphone. Two sizes available at $49.99 and $59.99.

Minelab VANQUISH Multi-IQ Metal Detector 

From the world leader in metal-detecting technology, Minelab’s VANQUISH Series metal detectors are advanced, easy-to-use, and offer uncompromising performance that won’t break the bank. Simple yet powerful, VANQUISH is the smart choice for anyone starting out or stepping up their detecting game. VANQUISH detectors feature powerful Multi-IQ technology that lets you find any metals in any soils at any time. Retail prices start at just $199.99. Learn more at minelab.com.

Hobie Mirage Outback

Gas prices got you down? Time to get into pedal-powered fishing. This fully-loaded fishing machine is built for every conceivable expedition. Hobie has advanced the sport of kayak fishing with Kick-Up Fins that automatically retract upon impact. The extra-wide standing deck offers an improved casting platform and convenient vantage point for sight fishing. The Guardian Transducer Shield gives you multidimensional vision below. The adjustable Vantage CTW seat provides 1.5″ of extra width and lumbar support for unmatched room and comfort. The Hobie H-Rail with integrated patented RAM® Hand-Track™ and numerous high-capacity storage compartments deliver the ultimate customization and organization in accessory mounting. Powered by the MirageDrive 180 with Kick-Up Turbo Fins, this fine-tuned angling vessel is highly versatile, fast, quiet, and exceedingly nimble. $3,499

Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Turn your Hobie into a warship. Power-Pole Micro Spike Driver can hold Jon boats and small skiffs up to 1,500 lbs (including passengers) and is perfect for kayaks and paddle boards. Micro anchor unit is easily-removable making storage or transfer to other vessels simple. Includes quick-release bracket. Other mounting options available including custom mounting brackets or transom mount adapters. Includes 15 ft power cord for 12v battery or if no on-board battery is available. Micro driver unit accommodates any 3/4″ spike, including the Power-Pole Heavy-duty or Ultra-lite Spike (sold separately). $599.99

Dakota Lithium 12V 54AH Deep Cycle Marine Trolling Motor Battery

The top choice for electric trolling motors and serious kayak anglers, this 12-volt lithium trolling motor battery gives you the power to fish from morning to night. Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) technology this battery has twice the power, half the weight, and lasts 4 times longer than a sealed lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. 54 Amp hours (Ah) of capacity is optimal for smaller trolling motors (<45 lbs thrust). Ideal for deep cycle applications in marine environments where you need lots of power for a long time. Free 12V 10 Amp LiFePO4 charger included. Add a Connect-Ease trolling motor connection kit for hassle free charging and installation. Well worth the investment. $499

SheepFeet Full Length Custom Orthotic

Hunters rack up months and miles in the unforgiving wilderness scouting for that trophy. The uneven terrain and long distances taking a beating on your body and feet. 100% custom orthotic, Full Length SheepFeet correct, relieve pain and help prevent injury. They are fully fitted with our camo Dura cover to add durability and comfort and can be upgraded with Xtreme Curl Cushion and a Heel Stabilizer to maximize comfort, protection, and performance. See how SheepFeet can fight your pain, and have you feeling better, and hunting safer and harder in no time. From $240. sheepfeetoutdoors.com.

Initial Ascent Day Pack

A day pack for the rest of your days. Proudly developed and constructed in Idaho, USA, the Initial Ascent Day Pack is designed for speed, agility and fit. Backpack frames have been through 17 generations and developed over three years to yield the highest quality suspension system and finest fit for backcountry hunters. Initial Ascent packs incorporate only premium materials like Triaxial Carbon Fiber, 500d Cordura®, UV-resistant nylon webbing, waterproof YKK zippers and Duraflex® buckles. 4.23 lbs., 400 cubic inches of lid storage, 450 cubic inches of pocket storage and 4fourcolor options. From $519.95. initialascent.com.

ENGEL Livebait/Drybox Cooler

Fraught with bait management and life-support features. The new hang tray makes fetching your bait and changing the water a breeze. Powerful Gen2 2-speed 2X2 Air Pump keeps the water fully aerated, while the insulated cooler shields expensive bait from the elements. Plug into your car or boat’s cigarette lighter using a 12V adapter to run the pump overnight and keep bait fresh for the next morning. Quality Injection Molded (PP Copolymer) insulated with High-Grade molded Polystyrene foam. Airtight EVA gasket seal. All fittings secured with stainless steel screws for saltwater use. Stain and odor resistant. Non-absorbent surface cleans easily. Flexible silicone hose and weighted air stone for lively bubbling action. Available from kayak-sized 7.5 quart to oceanic 30-quart version.

Sharkbanz 2

If you’re into SCUBA, snorkel, surf, free dive, wade fish, or simply a swim in the ocean, you’ll appreciate the peace of mind delivered by Sharkbanz 2, the world’s first, active shark-deterrent wearable wrist/ankle band. Developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species, the battery-free Sharkbanz 2 uses effective technology based on proven science, published research, and testing verified by an independent third-party analysis group. Effective, simple, affordable and stylish, Sharkbanz 2 retails for $84. Learn more at sharkbanz.com.

Crosman® Mag-Fire Ultra

Take plinking to a new level. Features a refined approach to multi-shot, break-barrel innovation raising the bar over current technologies. Includes the patented 12-shot design, delivers the lowest profile in its class and utilizes fewer components to reduce failure or jamming. Outfitted with Quietfire sound suppression, an adjustable stock, Picatinny rail, and 3-9x40AO scope, the result is the ultimate in performance and reliability whether you are on the range or in the field. Delivers .177 caliber pellets downrange at 1300 fps, .22 caliber pellets downrange at 975 fps. $229 with FREE target and pellets.

Howard Leight Impact Sport Bluetooth Electronic Earmuff

Protect your hearing while hunting, at the shooting range, or working around the property. Impact Sport Bluetooth’s internal circuitry allows low-frequency sounds to be safely amplified up to four times to a peak of 82dB, making it easy to hear range commands, approaching game, or conduct conversation, even in noisy environments. Amplification automatically shuts off at 82dB, attenuating hazardous impulse noises from gunfire and other dangerous sounds. Bluetooth connectivity means listening to all your favorite streaming music and content. Lightweight and comfortable, Impact Sport Bluetooth incorporates a padded headband with vertical height adjustments for a secure, non-slip fit, and is available in two sizes in a variety of colors and patterns. MSRP is $115. Learn more at HowardLeightShootingSports.com.

Tree Spider Venom Harness

Make the shot and stay safe while bringing home the venison with the Tree Spider Venom Harness from Blocker Outdoors. Lightly padded and flexible for added comfort and ease of movement, Venom features easily adjustable shoulder, leg, and rear straps, quick connecting leg buckles and vertical climbing loops. Includes carabineer, tree strap and suspension relief strap. MSRP is $69.99. Tree Spider safety products kill excuses and save hunters’ lives. Learn more at BlockerOutdoors.com.

ScentLok Cold Blooded 3-in1 Parka and Pant

Ideal for mid-to-late season wear, or scouting in the spring, ScentLok’s Women’s Cold Blooded 3-in-1 Parka and Pant are the ultimate foul-weather hunting garments with windproof and waterproof protection and increased warmth to keep you comfortable in the cold, wind, rain, ice and snow. Of course, all Cold Blooded garments feature proven deadly odor-adsorbing ScentLok Carbon AlloyTM technology. Consisting of a Jacket and removable Vest, the Cold Blooded 3-in-1 Parka can be worn in three different configurations to adapt to changing conditions: Vest only, Jacket only, or Vest and Jacket together for optimal warmth. Both garments feature waterproof and windproof membranes and soft, quiet micro tricot outer shells. The Jacket employs a soft and quiet tricot lining, while the vest features a luxurious Berber fleece lining for superior warmth and comfort. MSRP is $279.99 per piece. Buy them at your closest ScentLok dealer and learn more at ScentLok.com.

St. Croix Women’s Cross Country LS

Handcrafters of the Best Rods on Earth®, St. Croix Rod also makes some of the most comfortable and unique fishing lifestyle apparel available anywhere. Browse a huge selection of Park Falls-flavored ladies hoodies, tees, hats, sweatshirts and more that are sure to meet your style sensibilities while telling the world you’d rather be on the water with a bend in your rod. Shop at stcroixrods.com

Northland Deep-Vee and Deep-Vee Bucktail Jigs

The only multispecies jigs you’ll ever need? Quite possibly. Both models sport a keeled “DEEP-VEE” design that’s thicker on top and thin on bottom to track straight and fall fast. The Deep-Vee and Deep-Vee Bucktail also feature monstrous 3D eyeballs that exude a “match-the-hatch” realism. Available in broad pallets of spellbinding colors. Fantastically sharp. Deep-Vee 3 per card ($5.99) and Bucktail 1 per card ($3.99).

National Professional Angler’s Association (NPAA)

A meaningful organization for anyone who makes a living in the fishing industry. NPAA is a non-profit, member-based association. Membership is composed of professional guides, tournament anglers, angler educators and sportfishing/marine industry professionals who are passionate about the sport. Many NPAA member anglers have taken their passion for sportfishing to a level where passion has evolved into a profession. Multiple membership and sponsor levels available.

Daiwa Goldcast

Entering the great sport of fishing doesn’t have to mean starting with inferior gear. Daiwa’s updated Goldcast features lightweight, durable aluminum construction with a ball-bearing drive, an oscillating spool for precise level-winding, right/left retrieve, plus an ultra-smooth multi-disk drag. A new soft-touch rubber handle on all models provides a sure and comfortable grip while reeling and a more modern flair to the nose cone and body accentuate a cosmetically sharp appearance. Daiwa Goldcast reels are available in sizes, GC80, GC100 and GC120 and come pre-spooled with premium 8-, 10-, or 12-pound test monofilament line, and are priced right at $74.95.

Bagley Flat Balsa B2

Ideal for pulling largemouth and smallmouth bass off structure in all situations. Its fast vibration makes the Flat Balsa B2 perfect in cooler spring conditions. Use light line and a medium rod action. Hunt it around shallow structure and grass mats. Work the Flat Balsa B2 steady or fast, ripped or twitched. Flat sided, higher profiled, far casting, fast actioned, square lipped, and made of balsawood. Buy 5 Balsa B2s and get a FREE Bagley hat. $9.99 each.

Dark Mountain KODIAK PRE-MTN MOUNTAIN MELON

Provides explosive energy, increased strength, heightened focus, and a level of performance you’ve never achieved…that’s the KODIAK PRE experience. Ranging from the outdoorsman to power lifter, KODIAK has helps them all defeat their Dark Mountain. Supports energy and endurance. Increased pump. Enhanced mental focus. Effective dose of beta-alanine for performance. Blended from the ripest melons of all the Rockies. $39.95

SPYPOINT FORCE-PRO

Now is the time to start tracking big game for the autumn harvest. Still images are delivered in 30MP resolution, so every detail is available for your scrutiny. Similarly, video can be captured in 4K mode, delivering images so clear you would think you were in the woods seeing them in real-time. It’s a workhorse trail camera, too, with all the features like the fast 0.2-second trigger speed. At less than a quarter second, fewer animals will be missed than with other cameras whose trigger speeds are closer to a full second. Not only that, but with a detection range out to 110’, more animals are in range to be captured anyway. $159.99

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