FIELD & STREAM 2005 BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS

This year, seven of our field editors looked through the thousands of new products offered by the outdoor industry, tested hundreds of them, and finally came up with a list of the 22 best. These are Field & Stream's Best of the Best.

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ROCKY REVOLVER HUNTING BOOTS
Slip your feet inside these boots, turn the dial, and in two seconds you'll be treated to a great fit. Instead of laces, they use an innovative cable system that will not stretch, break, or freeze shut. An easy-to-grip dial engages the cable, tightening the entire boot in tiny increments. And there are no laces to come annoyingly untied. To remove, you push on the center of the dial to release the lock. The Revolvers won't win any beauty contests, but they provide a practical solution for getting boots on and off quickly and easily. $158; 740-753-1951; rockyboots.com -P.B.M.