Wild Northerner Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 32

See the difference

In the bush, whether you’re a hunter, hiker or nature enthusiast, there comes a time when you want a closer look at an object in the distance. The Zeiss Terra ED 10X42 binoculars will give you exactly what you want: a clean, crisp and unforgettable image. It features a waterproof casing, quick focussing wheel, 60-degree field of view and weighs 725-grams. The Terra ED 10X42 isn’t just great for seeing far away, with a 1.6-mm close focus, it can also bring owners up close and personal with smaller creatures and things closer to them in their surroundings. They retail at $650.

“Not all binoculars are created equal,” Boeswald said. “These are excellent for the hunter to the world traveller. They have high quality glass and deliver brighter images down field with great clarity and contrast. They make a big difference.”

Keep warm, keep hunting

Going after deer can lead a hunter into some harsh weather conditions. The Sitka Incinerator jacket was designed to battle the elements and keep hunters in the field until they can take their shot. The jacket is billed as the company’s warmest whitetail top layer thanks to 7.1 ounces of PrimaLoft Silver Down Blend, which is a synthetic hybrid down that stays warm even when wet. The jacket is 100 percent waterproof and comes with a brushed outer Gore-Tex fabric that is soft and quiet. There are many neat features including chest pockets, hand pockets and a grunt tube pocket and safety harness pass through. It retails at $700.

“The camo pattern was tested on ungulates and it was developed because it breaks up a hunter’s profile and makes them harder to see,” Boeswald said. “This is the ultimate hunting jacket.”