New & Noteworthy

1 SO MUCH FOR INFLATION

Three years ago we did a review of new waterfowl parkas and were impressed that they were retailing for under $300. Competition has now driven them down to the $100 range. The Redhead Waterfowl Wader jacket shown here retails for $99.95 and has all the features you would expect, including Thinsulate, a hood, a game-call pocket, handwarmers and adjustable cuffs. (800-227-7779; www.basspro.com)

2 TUNED-UP DUCK CALLS

The P.H.A.T Lady from Primos (left) has a larger sound port to pump up the volume. ($29.99; 800-523-2395; www.primos.com)

The acrylic FowlMouth T-Lock Duck Call (right) from Knight & Hale Game Calls has a nonstick reed and a screw system that keeps water out. ($99.99; 800-500-9357; www.knight-hale.com)

3 BREATHE EASILY

Flyfishermen have mostly switched from neoprene to breathables. You should too. Breathable waders don't need days to dry and they don't give off funky odors when wet. L.L. Bean's Breathable Hydrofowl Waders come in Advantage Wetlands. ($199; 800-221-4221; www.llbean.com)

4 EASIER TO PACK IN

Because decoy bags are subject to hard use, Avery created its Floating Decoy Bags with a 900-denier polyester lining and a PVC-coated mesh bottom. The bag's waist belt and cushioned backpad keep this bag comfortable even on long treks. (From $24.99; 800-333-5119; www.averyoutdoors.com)

5 REALISTIC PRICE

Flambeau's Full Limit Decoys have it all: life-like looks, chip-resistant, non-glare paint and price tags starting at $29.99 per dozen. (440-632-1631; www.flambeauoutdoors.com)

6 A BRIGHTER SHADE OF GREEN

The Life-Size Series of decoys from Greenhead has a textured, bright appearance that shimmers with life--the drake mallard's head has a phosphorescent glow. (From $34.99; 800-333-5119; www.greenheadgear.com)

MOTION MATTERS

Just when you think engineers have taken the motorized duck to its evolutionary end, they find ways to add even more realism to the decoys. This year two alterations are worth noting. On the left, Turbo Wing decoys have wind-activated wings and wind socks that automatically self-right them into the breeze. ($29.99; 800-227-7776; www.basspro.com) On the right, Cabela's Vortex spins two motorized decoys to mimic landing ducks. ($149.99; 800-237-4444; www.cabelas.com)