In Part I of my gear reviews, I featured just a few products that really worked exceedingly well for me this year. Part II is all about some gear I already have, and am using, but will hold off on reviewing further until I can get more experience with. Look forward to full in-depth reviews on this gear coming up over the next several months!
My initial experience with the 60csx has been very positive. The 60csx is much faster, and retains a much better satellite lock than my old eTrex Legend. The feature set is also much improved.
I don’t actually own the a pair of these binoculars yet, but that is about to change in just a couple of weeks. I have used a pair, and I must say that I am extremely impressed with them, especially for the price range. I have put them up against other popular binoculars in their range, such as the Monarch ATB and the Leupold Cascades. The Diamondback line out performed them both.
I have been very happy with my Strike. I love the way it shoots, and feels. The “Ready to Hunt” package from Bear is a great way to get set up right from the start, and the quality of the accessories with Bear packages were much better than many of the other packages that I took a look at.
I love Benchmade knives. Absolutely love ’em. I have had several of their folders in the past, but never got to try one of their fixed blades until this fall. Their model 201, Activator+, is a great all around hunting, skinning, and adequate field quartering or deboning knife.
I hunted with this sight in the later part of the year and I am very impressed with what I have seen so far. The mount is extremely solid, and the pins are well protected and very bright!
For me, a headlamp is a critical piece of gear. Whether it is for finding and climbing into my stand in the pre-dawn hours, or for navigating on a late night training run, I use my headlamps often. The Spot has been a great light with all the features you could ask for, while still being incredibly easy to use. I am loving this light! Update: Reviewed here.