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2015’s Best New Hunting Gear: 6 Great Jackets, Boots and Packs

The Year's Top Equipment for Keeping You Warm, Dry and Comfortable Afield

Our exclusive roundup of the year’s top new packs and apparel for the Canadian wilds. Also see 2015’s best rifles, shotguns, optics and ammo and accessories.

Commander X
Commander X

Commander X

With a generous 4,000 cubic inches of capacity, this rugged, well-designed hunting pack from Alps can hold enough gear to last many days in the field—and haul out huge loads of meat when the hunt is over. The top-load framepack includes a drop-down rifle/bow pouch, fleece-lined spotting scope pocket, hydration pocket and rain cover. And the top pocket converts to a fanny pack for day hunts.

Alps
1-800-344-2577; www.alpsoutdoorz.com

Ken Bailey

Ken Bailey

An all-around hunter, Ken Bailey enjoys pursuing waterfowl the most. Based in Edmonton, Outdoor Canada's longtime hunting editor Ken Bailey has hunted every major Canadian game animal, in every corner of the country. For many years, he’s shared his deep knowledge of game behaviour, and wide expertise with all manner of firearms with OC's readers. His work has been recognized numerous times by both the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the National Magazine Awards. Ken is a committed conservationist, dedicated to habitat preservation, sustainable harvests, and passing along our hunting heritage to the next generation. He's also an avid fly fisherman, and a pretty darn good game chef.