Choosing the right gear is never easy-in fact, it's getting harder. That's why we developed Field & Stream's Best of the Best Awards: to help you cut through the hype and find stuff that actually works. The winners of our sixth annual contest were selected by a team of 11 experts, who spent months performing extensive hands-on evaluations of design, durability, performance, value, and innovation on over 200 hunting and fishing products. Ultimately they had to choose one perfect item in each of the 20 categories-a piece of gear that gives you an unprecedented edge, something that can truly make you a more successful sportsman. These are the products that we call the Best of the Best.