Welcome to Field & Stream’s coverage of SHOT Show 2002. We’re coming to you live from Las Vegas with our editor’s picks of the best new products from the show this year. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) SHOW is the world’s premier exposition of firearms, ammunition, archery, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, camping and related products and services.
This year’s show is the largest EVER, with over 1,400 exhibitors on hand. We hope you’ll keep checking back with us in the next four days to find the latest products our editors have discovered.
Las Vegas may not be in your neck of the woods, so we’re bringing the SHOT Show to YOU!
The Candle Lighter from Solo Style
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The latest edition to the well-made lighters from Solo Style makes the diffcult task of lighting candles, campfires, grills and other hard to reach flames easy and fun!
This multi-use child-resistant lighter features a retractable flame extension. So, if you’re tired of getting your fingers singed while trying to light the campfire, this is a great new piece of gear for you.
It’s also very attractively priced at less than $12.00.
The Garmin Rino Series
This hot new product combines two technoligical necessities into one. Get the safety of a GPS with the convenience of a 2-way radio. Rino combines a powerful FRS/GMRS radio with a full-featured, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver.
Possibly the most exciting feature of the Rino is the “peer-to-peer” position reporting–which allows one rino user to send a position to another rino user within a two-mile range. That user can then see your position on a map and navigate right to your exact location. Cool, huh?
Unfortunately we’ll all have to wait until June of 2002 to purchase one of these for our own, but when they do come out they’ll start at a reasonable rate of around $170.
Woolrich Barrier Parka & Bib Pant
In 2002 Woolrich has introduced the new Barrier V-System Parka which is made from 100% Whisper Dry Cotton Cloth with Hydromax 2100. What does this mean to you? It means that this jacket will help keep the most clumsy hunter from spooking deer while hiking to his stand. It will also keep the rain out and protect your body temperature with its layering system.
The parka is available in Realree Hardwoods and Adavantage Timber camo patterns. There are also a set of matching bibs made from the same Whisper Dry Cloth. In this suit, they’ll never know you’re coming.
For more info visit http://www.woolrich.com//
The New LaCrosse Treestand Model Burly Boot
LaCrosse has upgraded the Burly by adding a heat-pack pocket to the vamp (the top side of the boot just up from the toe) of the boots. LaCrosse produces excellent rubber footwear and this upgrade is perfect for anyone who spends a lots of time in a treestand in winter.
The Burly was originally introduced in 1963 and are 100% ozone-resistant and scent free.
For more information visit www.lacrossefootwear.net