The Center For Pet Safety announced that Gunner Kennels has earned the industry’s first 5-Star Crash Test Rating for a pet travel crate after helping save dogs’ lives in several accidents. The only double-wall, roto-molded constructed crate on the market, Gunner Kennels has a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, a lockable paddle-latch door, designated tie-down pins for anchoring, skid-resistant rubber feet, super-strong carry handles, a wide base to prevent rollover and all stainless-steel components. See www.gunnerkennels.com.
Gildan Socks and Boxers
Gildan has come out with new socks and boxers for outdoorsmen featuring lightweight and mid-weight wool crew socks for next winter. They also feature men’s foot liners in light and heavy weights composed of nylon, spandex and polyester. My favorite is a men’s sublimated crew sock in Mossy Oak camo that’s fully cushioned in the leg and foot and has arch support. Gildan also has available 6- and 9-inch boxer briefs in solid colors and Mossy Oak camouflage. These are made of comfortable cotton, polyester and spandex featuring a moisture-wicking ability. See www.gildan.com.
Stream Map USA Series
In 2014, Mike Gogal decided to start mapping streams across America and to map each stream in a unique color to make it easier to find and follow. His Gogal Publishing Company specializes in unique outdoor maps designed for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. They are available is a series of eight regional apps that cover every stream in the lower 48 states, including remote rivers, lakes and streams. Type in a name and you immediately get turn-by-turn driving directions and U.S. Geological Survey Stream Gauge markers for instant access to current water conditions. Stream Map USA turns your mobile device into a hand-held GPS. You can save waypoints to mark fishing holes, campsites, tree stands, scenic locations and others. Stream Map USA even works without cellular service. See www.gogalpublishing.com.
Hobie Cat Camo Series
The first ever Hobie color blend will be available for three models crafted of roto-molded polyethylene in the Hobie line-up most popular with anglers and bird enthusiasts. Each hull boasts a uniquely different camouflage pattern along with special camo graphics and pads. The camo versions also include ST Turbo Fins as standard equipment and feature seating with lumbar support, a large covered bow hatch with liner, front and rear carrying handles and rod storage. See www.hobiecat.com.
Barnett Youth Bows
Barnett has launched an all-new line of inexpensive youth bows designed to get kids excited about archery. From the new Quicksilver and Wildhawk for beginners to the more advanced Vertigo and Tomcat 2, every bow in the lineup comes with everything a young shooter needs. The Quicksilver is a traditional style bow for small beginners, ages 5 to 8 years old with 18- to 22-inch draw lengths. The Wildhawk is a compound bow, also with an 18- to 22-inch draw length for ages 5 to 8 years old. The Vertigo fits youngsters ages 7 to 10 years old with a draw length of 24 to 26 inches. For more advanced shooters, the Tomcat 2 is a true compound bow with a 60- to 70-percent letoff and a 20- to 22-inch draw length that’s adjustable in 1-inch increments to fit growing kids 8 to 12 years old. See www.barnettcrossbows.com.
Dometic CFX Line Portable Refrigerators and Freezers
Although the CFX looks like a standard cooler, it’s an extremely powerful refrigerator/freezer that keeps food and drinks colder than a fridge at home. It is perfect for camping or for hunters and anglers to use. CFX designed this line to eliminate the need for ice. Multiple sizes include 26 liters to 94.5 liters and multiple power options for 12, 24 and 110 volts. It also includes dual-zone options with two models having separate compartments for storing fresh refrigerated food and frozen food simultaneously, heavy-duty stainless-steel hinges, strong latches and spring-loaded handles and removable baskets. It’s also alarm enabled so if the internal temperature increases above the desired level, there will be an alert. See www.dometic.com.