Since it started in 2011, Kuiu has produced some of the finest mountain hunting gear on the planet. In the past, their efforts have focused mainly on apparel and packs, but for 2014 they have come out with a tent designed to withstand the strafing winds encountered by sheep and goat hunters on the highest peaks in North America.
We haven’t had a chance to test the Mountain Star Tent yet, but the first thing that caught our eye when looking at the photos is that, rather than sitting between the tent and the fly, the pole system serves as an exoskeleton over the tent’s fly. According to the press release Kuiu sent out this afternoon: “The unique, freestanding design of the Mountain Star Tent maximizes stability and increases structural integrity in the wind.”
If you find yourself in New York City this week—and with temperatures forecasted to reach the mid 90s with plenty of humidity, who wouldn’t want to be here—swing by the Crumpler store in SoHo with a case of beer and you might walk out with a sweet new bag.
He's the man who taught you how to shoot a B.B. gun, throw a baseball, and pop open a beer bottle with a knife. The least you can do is get him a decent Father's Day gift.
Check out our editors' top gift choices for your first, and best, hunting buddy. From handguns and knives to boots and jackets, this round up has it all.
Zippo Woodsman I’m a hatchet man. There may be no other tool that’s as capable of handling so many outdoors tasks: whittling a spear, splitting a buck’s brisket, limbing a tree, pounding tent pegs, truing a table, defending a family… But Zippo’s new Woodsman tool may trump even a 3-pound hatchet. The versatile Woodsman features a mallet, a keen-edged hatchet, a peg-pulling claw, and a tempered saw blade that’s capable of making quick work of limbs up to 4 inches in diameter. It pulls hard duty cleaning up deadfall in my back yard and is a fixture in my pickup. ($80, zippooutdoor.com) —Andrew McKean
So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works: