Budget Gear 2009

Bass Pro Shops XPS Crankbait Kit Attack the entire water column with this collection of five crankbaits with different diving depths--super shallow, shallow, medium and deep. Sizes range from 2 1⁄4 to 2 3⁄4 inches in length. basspro.com Price: $16
Bear Lights Out Bow With an axle-to-axle length of just 30 inches, and a brace height of 8.75 inches, the Lights Out is easily maneuvered in a tight stand or blind, yet very forgiving of the beginner bowhunter. You'll get a high level of performance from this bow, at a very friendly price. beararchery products.com Price: $330
Quattro 
Biscayne This lightweight pair of sunglasses features polarized UV400, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses. On top of all that, the glasses come with a lifetime warranty. liveeyewear.com Price: $50
Traditions Buckstalker This new smooth-handling (24-inch barrel) break-open-style muzzleloader boasts Tru-Glo sights, is drilled and tapped for a scope and comes in three finishes. The black synthetic/blued version retails for $181. traditions firearms.com Price: $221 Plano Airglide Case This lockable airline-approved case has heavy-duty hinges and latches, and features foam inserts and straps to protect your scoped firearm. planomolding.com Price: $35
Cabela's XPG N-Series LED Flashlight Cabela's employs Ultra Definition Illumination (UDI) LEDs in this new line of lamps. The result is bright-white light akin to that of a xenon lamp, minus the heat and diminished burn time typically associated with xenon. cabelas.com Price: $50-$70
Cabela's Gallon-Size Bass Bucket Creature baits and curlytails and crayfish, oh my! This mess of soft-plastics comes in an actual gallon-size pail. There should be enough baits here to get you through a bass season or two. Total of 680 pieces. cabelas.com Price: $40
Cabela's Alaskan Guide PVC Rain Suit Commercial fishermen have trusted PVC raingear for decades, which is a heck of an endorsement. The elbows on the parka ($35) and knees on the bibs ($35) are articulated and constructed of waterproof nylon. cabelas.com Price: $70
Cabela's Iron Ridge Youth Boots These rugged hunting boots, with 800 grams of Thinsulate insulation and a Gore-Tex lining, are popular with youth and women hunters. cabelas.com Price: $70
Cabela's 
Carbon Hunter Arrows Get carbon shaft performance at a price lower than that of a lot of aluminum arrows on the market. Featuring five-layer carbon construction and available with 2-inch Blazer-style or 4-inch vanes. Six-packs run just $33. cabelas.com Price: $60 per 12
White River Fly Shop Chest Pack Why bother with a bulky, cumbersome vest when you can keep everything you need for a day on the stream strapped to your chest? basspro.com Price: $35
Cobra CXT 400 With a range of 22 miles, rechargeable batteries, a charging dock and 10-channel NOAA All Hazards Radio, these new two-ways are a steal. cobra.com Price: $37
L.L. Bean Emerger Pack This pack is tailor-made for hikes to far-flung streams. Features include two neoprene reel cases, a system of pockets for various tools and a rod tube holder. llbean.com Price: $60
Ryders 
Endorphin Ryders consistently produces quality, good-looking shades at crazy-low prices. The new Endorphin (top left) is no exception. ryderseyewear.com Price: $40
Fieldline Multi-Purpose Accessory Case This new bag will serve you everywhere from the range to the tree stand. The internal organizer keeps all your gear--whether it's hearing protection, ammo and cleaning supplies or binos, a GPS and a range finder--close at hand. fieldline.com Price: $45
Fieldline Bighorn Pack Two packs in one, the Bighorn has a large compartment for bulky items and a detachable waist pack for accessories. Two 20-ounce water bottles included. fieldline.com Price: $35
Coast Krayton Fillet Knife This 6-inch stainless-steel blade features partial serration. Comes with a molded plastic sheath. coastportland.com Price:$8
Flip Ultra HD Film your next hunt in HD with this easy-to-use, pocket-size cam. theflip.com Price: $182
Cabela's Three Forks Fly Combo Cabela's has upgraded the components of the rods and reels in its popular Three Forks flyfishing line. Choose from rod lengths of 7 ft. 6 in. to 9 ft. and weights from 3 to 8. Includes line, leader and backing. cabelas.com Price: $75-85
Gerber Crucial This flashy new multi-tool from Gerber includes a partially serrated blade, pliers, a wire cutter, two screwdrivers and a bottle opener. gerbergear.com Price: $35
Hodgman Microfiber Jacket & Bibs This super-tough wading jacket ($80) and bibs ($65) outfit is your answer to Mother Nature when the rain's pouring down, the wind's howling…and the fish just won't stop biting. Both pieces feature a waterproof/breathable laminate. The jacket has 5 pockets and the pants have reinforced knee and seat areas. hodgman.com Price: $145
Leatherman Freestyle CX This mini multi (just 3.45 inches long when closed) has a DLC-coated stainless-steel handle with a carbon-fiber insert. The knife is accessible without having to open the tool. leatherman.com Price: $40
L.L. Bean 
Hunting 
Day Pack Free of confusing straps and superfluous pockets, this pack provides a simple, functional way to haul your gear. Features include quiet, waterproof material and a cool mesh back panel. Also available in blaze orange. llbean.com Price: $49
Bass Pro Shops Megacast Combo An ideal rod and reel for the angler eager to start using bait-casting tackle. The 4-bearing reel features a 6.3:1 retrieve ratio, and the medium/medium-heavy-action rod is constructed of graphite composite. basspro.com Price: $50
Pak-Lite This ingenious light was invented by a 15-year-old and is now used by the U.S. Air Force. The dual-switch LED cap snaps onto any 9-volt battery and provides 1,200 hours of light. 9voltlight.com Price: $10
Pentax DCF 
WP II 10x42 Strong magnification and large objective lenses in a go-anywhere package (5.7 x 5 inches). Tough rubber armor and top-notch waterproofing means they'll last. Also available in an 8x42. pentax sportoptics.com Price: $335
Princeton 
Tec Fuel 
Headlamp PrincetonTec has added an LED to its Fuel lamp, increasing the brightness and burn time without raising the price. princetontec.com Price: $27
Quantum Response 
Spin Combo This combo features Quantum's 6-bearing Response reel, with graphite body and aluminum spool. The one-piece graphite rod is available in 5-ft. 6-in. light-action and 6-ft. and 6-ft. 6-in. medium-action blanks. quantumfishing.com Price: $45
Brunton Echo Rangefinder With a range of 15-440 yards, this laser range finder will put you on target at any reasonable shooting distance. brunton.com Price: $142
Rapala Pliers & Clipper Combo All the tools you require for a day on the water. The pliers feature carbon-steel construction and molded grips. Clippers, a jig buster and a hook file make up the clipper combo. rapala.com Price: Pliers-$8; Clipper-$9
Redhead Stormtex Apparel Waterproof, windproof and breathable, this new jacket ($50) and pants ($40) combo is both lightweight and comfortable. basspro.com Price: $90
Redhead Ridge Tracker Boots Ideal for the mobile hunter, these lightweight, waterproof boots are at home on a variety of terrains. basspro.com Price: $80
Rocky Silenthunter Apparel Rocky's scent- control line includes a mock tee ($45), quarter-zip top ($45), jacket/vest combo ($55) and 10-pocket pants ($65). Women's items, too. rockyboots.com Price: $45-$65
Savage 111fxp3 Rifle Combo Pairing a 3-9x40 scope and a long-action rifle in one of five calibers, from .25/06 Rem. to .338 Win. Mag., this package deal is useful in a number of big-game applications. The rifle features Savage's famed Accu-Trigger system. savagearms.com Price: $487
Coast Skinning Knife This classic-looking skinner has a 440C stainless blade, hardwood handle and brushed stainless guard and pommel. coastportland.com Price: $16
Steiner 8x30 Safari Pro This compact, lightweight (18 ounces) porro-prism binocular (top) is easy to hold during extended glassing sessions. The wraparound eyecups block peripheral light, but also fold down for users who wear glasses. The field of view at 1,000 yards is an impressive 360 feet. steiner-binoculars.com Price: $190
Highgear 
Terrapod This tidy package is an altimeter, thermometer, barometer, flashlight and alarm clock all rolled into one. highgear.com **
Price:** $70
Wiley-X Saber Glasses Wiley-X makes some of the most indestructible glasses anywhere. (They've saved the vision of more than one serviceman from I.E.D. shrapnel.) In other words, you should feel safe using them at the range. wileyx.com Price: $38
Yukon 
Firefall Spotting Scope This 12-36x50 scope recently won the Great Buy award in our annual Optics Test, but it bears repeating: This is an unbelievable bargain. The package includes a hard case, a soft case, a table-top tripod and a window mount. yukon opticsusa.com Price: $54

Bank on it! Great budget gear for the cash-strapped outdoorsman.