For The Birds

Browning Windcutter Jacket: Stretchy fabric lets you swing your arms and torso. The shell repels wind and water, and the inner lining is made of cozy fleece. ($120; Life Online Editor
Cabela¿s WindShear Upland Sweater: A wind-blunting laminate makes this a great choice for blustery days. ($100; Life Online Editor
Walker¿s ASG (All-Sport Glasses): These shooting glasses feature four interchangeable lenses and plenty of face-fitting adjustments. ($50; Life Online Editor
Beretta Cordura Field Pants: Tough thorn-proof facing on the thighs and lower legs helps you bust brush. ($128; Life Online Editor
Beretta Shotgunner¿s Tool: This multi-tool made for wing-shooters features screwdrivers, a knife, a file, choke tube wrenches for all
gauges and a hammer¿in case the finesse tools can¿t handle the job. ($50;
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Filson Pro Guide Strap Vest: Made of long-wearing tin cloth, this vest has a huge rear game bag, two shell pockets, lumbar support and padded straps. ($165; Life Online Editor
GripSwell Side by Side Gloves: The palm swell and memory foam assist gripping, and the padded fingers let high-volume shooters hold splinter forends even after dozens of rounds. ($45; Life Online Editor
Irish Setter Wingshooter Upland Boots: These 6-inch-high boots feature an UltraDry waterproof membrane and long-wearing soles. ($129; Life Online Editor
L.L. Bean Pathfinder LED Cap: Two powerful LED bulbs in the visor let you focus light where you need it. ($20; Life Online Editor
Bird n¿ Lite Zip Sleeve Jacket: Ideal in changing weather, this garment transfers weight to your shoulders, letting you tote more water, shells and birds. ($140; Life Online Editor
Avery Floating Gun Case: The story here isn¿t the gun case¿though it¿s a fine one¿but Avery¿s new camo patterns, MarshGrass (shown) and BuckBrush, which will be featured on many of the existing products in their line. ($25; Life Online Editor
Beretta Xtrema Gloves: This line of waterfowl gear, which also features a set of bibs and a wading jacket, is as tough, classy and dependable as its eponymous shotgun. ($50, gloves; Life Online Editor
Beretta Xtrema Parka: This line of waterfowl gear, which also features a set of bibs and a wading jacket, is as tough, classy and dependable as its eponymous shotgun. ($275, parka; Life Online Editor
Cabela¿s Warrior II Waders: These breathable waders will keep you cool through the
midsection and up top. The legs are protected by a layer of 1.5mm neporene, and your feet will stay warm in 1,000 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation. ($200;
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Drake Layout Blind Bag: Thanks to internal camo, this blind bag remains camouflaged even when it¿s left open. It holds 50 calls and
6 boxes of ammo. ($80;
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Drake MST Shooter¿s Quarter Zip: This mid-season layer features breathable, waterproof material, a removable hood and a magnetic chest call pouch. ($90; Life Online Editor
Duck Commander 1972 Series: This anniversary-edition call compiles 35 years of duck-calling knowledge into one handsome package. ($65; Life Online Editor
Final Approach Eliminator S.U.B.: Designed by champion waterfowl caller Jeff Foiles, this sport utility blind was made for the mobile hunter. It weighs just 18 pounds and sets up in a few minutes. ($249; Life Online Editor
Fiocchi Golden Waterfowl and Goose: Fiocchi¿s steel loads feature full-color images of ducks and geese on each shell. That may be a bit gimmicky, but a muzzle velocity of 1,400 fps sure isn¿t. ($16, $19/box; Life Online Editor
LaCrosse Brush-Tuff II: These fleece-lined, 5mm neoprene waders, with 1,200 grams of Thinsulate in the boots, will allow you to concentrate on approaching birds instead of your rattling kneecaps. ($240; Life Online Editor
L.L. Bean Decoy Bag: This six-compartment decoy bag is perfect for those quick before-work trips down to the creek. ($50; Life Online Editor
Zink Power Hen PH-2 Double Magnum: The latest in champion caller Fred Zink¿s line of Power Hen calls, the PH-2 is a double-reed call with a ton of volume. ($125; Life Online Editor
Red Head Floating Wood Duck: The vibrant paint job on Red Head¿s new line of dekes is based on actual taxidermy ducks. Also available in mallard, green-winged teal, pintail, bluebill and ringneck patterns. ($60/12;  Flambeau Magnum Foam Mallard: These foam shell decoys are great for the mobile hunter. They¿re lightweight, stack easily and are at home on water or in a field setting. ($60/12;  Greenhead Gear Blue Goose: Every year, it seems like more and more snows and blues show up in flocks of Canada geese. Add a bit of variety to your spread with a smattering of fake ones. ($90/4; Life Online Editor
Final Approach Last Pass HD Floating Honker: This six-pack of Canada goose floaters includes a sentry, rester, drinker, squawker, sleeper, looker and Doc. (Just kidding, no Doc.) ($190/6; Â Greenhead Gear Life-Size Floating Mallard: A 12-pack of these rugged, realistic mallard dekes includes 4 low-head drakes, 4 standard drakes and 4 standard hens. ($65/12; Life Online Editor
Higdon Oversize Goose: Careful feather detail and head flocking characterize these realistic honker dekes, which measure 24 inches from breast to tail. The four-pack includes sentry, relaxed sentry, rester and preener heads. ($90/4; MOJO Teal: The boys at MOJO believe the faster the wings spin on a motion decoy, the more effective it is on all ducks. Since it¿s easier to quickly spin smaller wings, they¿ve modeled their latest deke on the greenwing. ($130; Life Online Editor

The year's best new waterfowl decoys and new takes on basic gear.