(Inga Hendrickson)

The Bike Hunting Essentials of 2016


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Sitka Mountain Pants 

Made from stretch polyester with a DWR treatment, these pants shrug off rain and brush. The cargo pockets swallow essentials, and the removable foam knee pads make crouching almost comfortable. 

Price $189 

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Maven B.2 Binoculars 

With its direct-to-consumer strategy, Maven sells exceptional optics at a fraction of the price of its competitors. Choose from three magnifications and customize the colors of lens rings and other pieces. 

Price $1,000 

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Icebreaker Tech Lite Long Sleeve Crewe Real Tree Shirt 

This lightweight merino top repelled body odors even after wearing it for a week straight in the backcountry. 

Price $100 

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Smith Frontman Elite Sunglasses 

Not only do these shades provide crisp optics and UV protection, but they’re also shatterproof, in case your rifle misfires.

Price $119 

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Leatherman Charge Tti Multitool​

This is no boring ­cycling multitool. A saw, a wood file, multiple blades, full-size pliers, and a bit driver—to tweak your bike—all fit inside this small package.

Price $170 

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Leica Rangemaster 1600-B range finder

Don’t guess the distance to your quarry. The cigarette-pack–size 1600-B judges up to 1,600 yards and provides data on slope angle and temperature. 

Price $799 

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Garmin eTrex Touch 35t 

Two features make this the ultimate adventure GPS: the display is big, bright, and easy to use, and it takes AA batteries, so you can pop in new ones if the power runs dry.

Price $350 

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Kuiu Icon Pro 3200 Pack

With its molded-carbon skeleton, the Icon Pro is a lightweight powerhouse. We liked the modular suspension, which sandwiches cargo between the body and frame.

Price $425 

Cogburn Cb4 Bike

A fat bike, with its monster-truck capabilities, is the natural choice for hunting. Enter the Cogburn, with its camo finish. The Gear Carrier ($129) and rack are essential add-ons for safely carrying a bow (like the Bowtech Experience, shown).

Price $1,999 

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Bontrager Jackalope TLR Wheels 

These tubeless-ready hoops knocked three pounds off the bike weight and let us run low tire pressures without risking a flat.

Price $1,000 

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From Summer Buyer’s Guide 2016 Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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