Hunting Gear Reviews by Justin Sparks aka The Gear Junkie

Real hunting gear reviews for hunting gear, accessories and apparel. Tested on Animals.

Elk Hunting Gear for Early Season

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It’s never to early to start thinking about Elk Hunting Gear for the fall Elk Season I get emails everyday about questions on elk hunting gear and what to use for specific seasons. This was a great set of questions and you can’t ever have enough info about elk season and gear so I thought I would […]

New Products for 2013

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We talk a lot about the importance of the right gear, We know through experience the right gear helps you stay out longer and hunt harder which equals more harvest opportunities & success.  We all want to be more successful in the woods so with that in mind Spring time usually brings out the new products for the upcoming year. This is a […]

Kryptek Layering System Strategy

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Team Outdoors International has spent the last four months (150+ field days of combined use so far) Testing, Using, & Abusing Kryptek’s 2012 full line of gear. Having all the right gear doesn’t do much good if you don’t know how, when and where to use it. The layering system is a way to take […]

To build, or not to build? OTC Rifles vs. Custom Rifles

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It has often been said, “You get what you pay for” in this world. The same holds true for custom rifles.   This is an old adage that I heard my father tell me many times as a child growing up. But, does the saying always ring true? Is it possible to achieve the same […]

Kryptek Gloves Review – Zues and Krypton

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by Justin Sparks – The Gear Junkie Just in! Two new sets of Kryptek gloves in the Highlander camo pattern. We just received ours today and are pretty excited to try them out. Here is a quick overview of what we like so far….. “Krypton” Kryptek Gloves The “Krypton” Kryptek Gloves are an early to […]

Kenetrek Boot Review – Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Series

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by Justin Sparks – The Gear Junkie There is nothing worse than not having the right gear on a hunt. That right (or wrong) piece of gear can make or break your hunting experience. I have a check list of gear I never leave home without, and a good proven pair of boots ranks right there […]

Eberlestock J34 “Just One” Hunting Pack

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A great hunting pack can literally be hunt-saving and life-saving. It’s vital for packing in your hunting and survival gear and for packing out meat and antlers. And if you can do all of that in one pack that distributes weight well, it’s also back-saving. The Eberlestock J34 “Just One” hunting pack is the best […]

Kryptek Koldo Blockade Rain Jacket

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The Kryptek Koldo is a 3-ply waterproof rain set that keeps rain and wind out while maintaining core body temperature. The jacket fits right, wears great and protects like armor. Generous hood design with several adjustable draw straps. Koldo features a rugged exterior fabric with bonded laminate on the knees and elbows which are guaranteed […]

Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether

Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether

Features of the Sidewinder Evo Rangefinder Tether: Built on the overwhelming success of the SideWinder, the Evo Rangefinder Tether is the next generation of retractable gear deployment systems. The SideWinder EVO is the outdoor enthusiast’s solution to dropped, lost or hard to access gear no matter what terrain is being tackled. Tether Pad locks electronics […]

Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants Review

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Here is the NEW and Improved Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants in the new KRYPTEK HIGHLANDER pattern. This is the second generation of the Kryptek cadog shield pants with all the new features and improvements from the Battlefield and the Back Country testing and research. Kryptek Cadog Shield Pants are a very versatile pant that can […]

Kryptek Hunting Apparel

Kryptek Hunting Apparel

A Little History On Kryptek Gear: Kryptek has introduced a technical hunting clothing line that has Military tactical apparel attributes imbedded in it. Many of these features have come to fruition from years of combat in ultra extreme conditions and environments. They saw that the hunting apparel industry was lacking a technical clothing line that […]

Gerber EZ Open Knife Review

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A few months ago, Rick Young of Rick Young Outdoors sent me an EZ Open knife to review. He sent me the ez open knife after the hunting season, so I wasn’t sure that I would be able to use it until next spring. I did do some mountain lion hunting, but we never caught […]

Muck Boots Review

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…I noticed that my guide was wearing a pair of Muck Boots. He said he’d been hunting in his for 4 years & they’re still going strong.

Stedi Stock Review

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OK, I’ve gotta admit that I was skeptical when Harold from Stedi Stock contacted me a few months ago wanting me to do a product review. I had seen the product before on hunting shows and was pretty sure that it was just a gimmick. It took me a while to test the product and […]

Clifford Casey Custom Hunting Portraits

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Clifford Casey is an artist who specializes in affordable, custom hunting portraits. If you’re having trouble finding a gift for a sportsman in your life, this might be just the ticket.