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Gear Reviews / November 14, 2016

This week in gear: 4 Turkey Day essentials

Written by: Stewart Moore

Whether it be hunting, cooking, or eating and drinking with friends and family, Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate the things and people we love. So this week we rounded up four items sure to keep everyone happy, whether they’re at camp, on the hunt, or around the table.


The Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit

Gerber’s Freescape Camp Kitchen kit is the camp tool you never knew you needed.

That 11″x10″ case holds a chopping knife and a paring knife, and its surface can be used as a cutting board. Magnets keep the knives securely in place, and a built-in ceramic sharpener ensures you’re never stuck with a dull blade. It makes prep cooking around camp a cinch, which in turn makes it easier to pack fresh ingredients.

The kit sells online for $88.


The Fanatic Vest

Warm, windproof, and quiet, Sitka’s new Fanatic Vest is ideal as a top for milder days or an insulating layer when the weather turns south. It’s also ideal for stalking wild game… turkeys included. 

Featuring Primaloft insulation and Gore Windstopper fabric, the Fanatic Vest’s exterior is a high-loft, wet printed fleece, which dampens sound. The diagonal zipper allows for a kangaroo pouch to quickly warm up hands, and the range finder and grunt tube pockets keep your gear close and organized.

The Fanatic Vest sells online for $229.

The Trigger Finger Turkey Call

Looking for a distinct call that could make the difference in a gobbler’s mind? Quaker Boy’s new Trigger Finger turkey call makes purrs, clucks, and yelps easy.

The call is built from quality mahogany, and produces naturally soft and smooth calls with a touch of high-end volume. Its housed design removes the external rod found on other push-button calls, allowing you to move freely without risking unintentional squawks.

The Trigger Finger sells online for $39.99.

The TriBella Wine Aerator

Does the thought of extended family have you running for the hills? Keep everyone happily lubricated with TriBella’s unique wine aerator.

The elegantly simple TriBella divides wine into three streams, creating more air-exposed surface area. Stainless steel tubes result in a drip-free pour, and a hardshell protective case makes the tiny aerator easily portable to the in-laws’ house or a wino’s backcountry getaway.

The TriBella sells online for $40.

about the author

Stewart Moore

Stewart Moore is a writer and endurance athlete based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Originally from Alabama, Stewart has hiked over 1,000 solo miles, completing the Colorado Trail in 2015 and a 500+ mile trip linking the Tahoe Rim Trail and the John Muir Trail together via the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Outside of hiking, Stewart enjoys trail running, snowboarding, ice climbing, fly fishing, and yoga (subjects which he also finds himself writing about).

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