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Best New Hunting Gear 2018

Best New Hunting Gear 2018

What is the best new hunting gear of 2018?

We've scouted tons of hunting and outdoor gear products released in 2018 to bring you a comprehensive list of the best equipment, camo apparel and hunting supplies we could find at the outdoor industry's most popular trade shows. We will be updating this page during the ATA and SHOT Shows as well as throughout the year, so check back for updates on new hunting products and accessories for 2018.



Mossy Oak Carhartt jacket

Mossy Oak and Carhartt have rekindled their relationship to bring hunters and outdoors people quality, durable Carhartt apparel in America's no. 1 camo Break-Up Country. Their hunting line will also be available in Mountain Country for the western hunter. Look for Mossy Oak Carhartt products in 2018.




LaCrosse and Danner have a few new options for both men and women this year. The women's Switchgrass was designed for women by women. It is a full-clad rubber boot without neoprene making it easy to roll down. It has a comfortable sole and natural color accents for full concealment in Break-Up Country. This boot is available July 2018 with an MSRP of $120.

New for men's boots are the Aerohead Sport that has PU insulation and is both comfortable and warm. This is a lightweight, durable boot that is available in varied insulations. It comes in Break-Up Country and Bottomland and is great for a variety of pursuits. Available now is the official boot of turkey season, the Grange NWTF Bottomland. The classic and popular Grange boot is decked out in original Bottomland and features the NWTF logo. Proceeds from the purchase of this $100 boot go back to the NWTF to further wild turkey conservation efforts. 




Mossy Oak CamelBak pack

Specifically designed for a day in the stand, this pack is optimized for silence and ease of use. The CamelBak Trophy TS is the go-to pack for hutners who need organized, easy-to-reach storage combined with comfort and durabiltiy for a silent day in the stand. The Trophy TS features a tree stand work shelf, rifle and bow mount, removable call/small items organizer, air director back panel, rain cover, quiet cloth fabric and water bottle included.


Mossy Oak CamelBak bottle pouch

External mounting makes this accessory pouch a key addition to any pack configuration. The CamelBak Hunt Bottle pouch offers additional storage for food, water or tools and works with any pack with its molle webbing system. Fits all CamelBak bottles up to 1 liter, features quiet cloth fabric, insulation and zippered closure.

Both CamelBak products available in Break-Up Country.




The Realm features a one-of-a-kind, easy-to-tune Overdrive Binary cam system. In addition, Powershift Technology allows archers to customize the draw cycle to fit their needs – with the simple flip of a disc. The modular Clutch Performance Grip gives archers additional customization with expanded colors and styles, while providing anti-torque and comfort. The Realm X has similar features to The Realm, but measures 2.5 inches longer axle to axle.

MSRP: $999.99

Available NOW at a local BowTech dealer.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country




filson mossy oak apparel


Filson's waterfowl and upland bird line of apparel features Mossy Oak's original Shadow Grass pattern in the signature shelter cloth wax cotton canvas. The line includes an upland coat, a down vest with mackinaw wool collar along with caps and hats. Filson products are made in the USA and are guaranteed for life.



Filson has designed a line of Bottomland apparel for the big game hunter. These items include offerings in mackinaw wool, a field coat, logger hat and a wool hat with ear flaps. The history and tradition of Filson and Bottomland means hunting gear for a lifetime.



Nomad Outdoor

nomad outdoor cottonwood series

There is no quieter material than Berber fleece.  NOMAD took this silent fabric and backed it with a windproof membrane to create the ultimate outer shell.  Each product is 100% polyester and is completely wind-proof for maximum protection.

MSPR: Jacket  -$179.99  Pant - $179.00

The Cottonwood Series will be available in July 2018 at retailers and on

Available pattern: Break-Up Country


Covert Trail Cameras


covert trail camera black maverick

Taking the best pictures (12 megapixel) and video (1080P HD) of any camera in Covert’s lineup, the Covert Black Maverick is a powerful performer in the trail camera market. The audio has been significantly improved from their 2017 model offer in this category.

MSRP: $159.99  Available HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country


covert trail camera code black lte

The Code Black LTE wireless trail camera features the latest LTE technology, which will improve battery life and wireless speed functions. Through AT&T’s approved cellular network, the Code Black LTE continues with the ability to instantly send texts, emails or both and receive high-resolution images through the Covert mobile app and web portal. 

MSRP: $439.99 + Cellular Subscription Plan

Covert Cameras are available HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country


TenPoint Crossbow Technologies


TenPoint Crossbows Shadow NXT

This crossbow measures 6.5-inches wide when loaded and measures at speeds of up 380 feet-per-second. The package includes a TenPoint 3x Pro-View 2 Scope, one of four available cocking devices (prices vary), 3-Arrow Instant-Detach Quiver and three TenPoint Pro Elite carbon arrows with 100-grain practice points.

Available NOW at a local TenPoint dealer.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country





For the best concealed trail camera in the smallest case size, look no further than the 2018 Dark Ops Extreme cameras from Browning. These cameras feature an invisible infrared flash to ensure game or trespassers on your property do not detect the camera while it is capturing images or videos. The Sub Micro case size packs all the performance you would expect with 16 MP picture quality, 1280 x 720 HD videos with sound, lightning fast 0.4 - 0.7 second adjustable trigger speeds, and superior battery life.

Dark Ops Pro XD features a dual lens for day and night and retails for $234.99. The 14 MP Command Ops Pro has a 70-foot flash and a good entry level camera for $124.99. 

Available HERE March 2018.

Available Pattern: Obsession



Browning has re-released some classic pieces with vintage camo. These everyday wear pieces include waffle henleys, a baseball tee and even a softshell ripstop jacket.



It's hard to beat the warmth of down and Browning has combined that warmth with water resistance. Their 800 fill down jackets and vests are water resistant, warm, and effective in the field with Mossy Oak Break-Up Country.



The Wicked Wing series of shotguns from Browning include the Maxus and A5 waterfowl guns in Bottomland and Shadow Grass Blades. They come in a variety of finishes - full camo or Cerakote finish - in different barrel lengths. The Cerakote finish is abrasion resistant and durable, protecting your shotgun in the rigors of the hunt.



X Bolt has been in Browning's rifle line for 10 years. This year they offer semi-custom set ups on this gun. With a variety of finish options, you're guaranteed a beautiful rifle that meets your needs.


Garmin Xero

Garmin xero

Garmin Xero A1 and A1i, two auto-ranging digital laser bow sights that automatically measure the distance to a target and provide a precise, virtual lighted pin for the shot.  A silent, single-button trigger mounted on the bow’s grip lets the archer range targets at rest or at full draw, virtually eliminating distance estimation and hunter movement. The laser range finder instantly provides the precise angle-compensated distance – up to 100 yards on game or 300 yards on reflective targets. The Xero then projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, and without the clutter of multiple physical pins.

MSRP:  Xero A1 - $799.99   Xero A1i - $999.99

Available March 1, 2018 at



Similar to the Danner Pronghorn or High Ground boot, this season's traditional leather hunting boot is lightweight, comfortable and GOR-TEX lined with optional Primaloft insulation packages. Exclusive in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country, this men's boot ranges in price from $180 to $210 depending upon the package. The women's Wayfinder boot is a lightweight, durable and comfortable boot designed by women for the female hunter. It's a waterproof, 8-inch boot with a great look and feel. It's available in solid brown or Break-Up Country ranging from $140 to $150. Both boots will be available in July 2018. 



Outdoor Cap

This season, Outdoor Cap brings the Mossy Oak Fishing brand to life with Elements Agua on their trucker and solid back hats for both fishing and lifestyle. "What's old is new again" with Mossy Oak Bottomland caps that are both relevant for hunting and fashionable. Brand new in their hat line is the one-panel, seamless cap. This hat is lightweight and cooling and features a sweatband. The Outdoor Cap line is available on or retailers like Walmart, Cabela's, Bass Pro and others.





The new Remington V3 is a shotgun that caters to the waterfowler in Shadow Grass Blades and Break-Up Country. It is a reliable, soft-shooting autoloader that's great for waterfowl but versatile enough for sporting clays, doves, upland birds and turkeys.




SureCan Gas Can

SureCan offers an all-new design of gas cans sure to solve all of the problems created from pouring gas. The gas cans feature a patented spill-proof technology certified by the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. SureCan features a rotating spout and thumb release trigger, allowing the flow of fuel to dispense from the bottom of the can, putting gravity to work and alleviating the pourer from the hassle and mess that comes while using all other inferior products. SureCan Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Editions are available in two sizes – 5-gallon ($54.95) and 2+ gallon ($39.95).



Savage Arms


Savage Arms Bear Hunter gun

The AccuFit system of the 110 Bear Hunter lets shooters easily customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull and prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped. Together with the AccuStock which cradles the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Bear Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box.

Available at Savage Arms dealers

Available now in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity



Hot Hands

Break-Up Country hand and toe warmers from Hot Hands help you stay warm and hidden as you hunt. There's no need to worry about trying to conceal our hand warmers when you pull them out of your pack or pocket. These warmers last up to 10 hours to keep you in the field longer.



Mossy Oak Hunting Accessories


Mossy Oak Drawdown bag

A timber bag at first glance, the Drawdown is equipped with detachable, stow-able shoulder straps and a front grab handle that allow it to transform into a dedicated blind bag at a moment’s notice. The 900D PVC waterproof coated polyester material gives this bag the rigidity and durability demanded by today’s waterfowl hunter, while the molded waterproof base, detachable front and side game hauler, and fold-down duel access pockets are what make this bag smarter than the competition. A detachable top grab handle allows this bag to hang directly from a tree branch, and a pull-through hip belt allows hunters to easily secure this bag out of the water and out of the way. Dual entry pockets allow hunters to access a single organizational compartment from either side, making life easier when loading, hanging and when in use. Labeled internal choke tube holders and an additional fleece lined valuables pocket are just a few finishing touches that add to the Drawdown’s overall utility in the field.

Available in Shadow Grass Blades and Bottomland

MSPR: $99.99



Mossy Oak Accessories Knuckleboom pack

The Knuckleboom has enough storage for multi-day use without sacrificing the smart features that make it perfect for day trips. It features a side release buckle to the hip belt, allowing the hunter to transfer the weight of the gun to the bag instead of holding on to it. This helps minimize unnecessary muscle strain, and allows the hunter to stay in the field longer, with less fatigue. The defining feature of the Knuckleboom is Mossy Oak’s Modular Sling Retention System, which locks the gun sling at the top of the shoulder. The natural shape of the trapezius can cause frustrating slippage and readjustments of the sling. By adding a magnetic mechanical lock to the shoulder harness, the Knuckleboom’s innovative design is able to keep slings where they belong at the top of the shoulder.



Heat Factory

The Heat Factory battery-powered hand muff features a waterproof pocket for the battery pack and you phone, which has a micro USB that can also act as a charger. The hand warmer muff has 3 settings, is windproof and water resistant and retains heat with quality insulation.





Leupold Mark 5

The Mark 5 from Leupold is a brand new, HD, long-range riflescope. It's easy to manipulate in shooting position with fast focus and a 35mm main tube. It's a lightweight scope, weighing less than 30 ounces; it's tough and has the best glass for low-light conditions.



Leupold RX-1600i rangefinder

The RX-1600i rangefinder from Leupold ranges up to 1600 yards. It's lightweight and adjustable for to the light throughout the day. This rangefinder moves with you and is tough, rugged and reliable.





New waterfowl calls from Flambeau include the Lohman Heritage and Big River calls. The line includes a single reed chatterbox call for hunting in flooded timber, a short reed compact call with great volume for the all-day, layout blind hunters, a goose flute and the Stuttgart Megaphone comeback call with plenty of volume.



The Ruckbox waterfowl bag in Bottomland will be available this June. It is a hybrid soft/hard sided blend with waterproof zippers, an oversized bottle holder and shell loops. It it is strong and sturdy, doubling as a seat. The Ruckbox has plenty of storage and can hold up to 60 pounds of gear.



Federal Premium


Federal Premium turkey shot TSS

Federal Premium's Heavyweight TSS turkey load is the densest tungsten you can buy. The denser the shot, the further it carries. The density allows for downsized pellets which means more pellets in your shot.




Tenzing's new offering for the turkey hunter is the Mossy Oak Obsession recliner vest. This vest has plenty of pockets, a large stuff pack for decoys and packing out your turkey, sturdy, adjustable legs and a padded cushion that's great for long sits. Prop up anywhere with this pack. The Break-Up Country pack is great for day trips to the deer stand or longer, all-day hunts stalking elk out West. It has a large top opening, front and side entry options and can carry both guns and bows.





Ameristep Distorter ground blind

Inside the silent-hinge door, Distorter’s three unique floor kick-outs provide additional storage space for bulky equipment like packs and camera tripods. All three floor kick-outs have an attached floor and sewn-in shelves to keep critical gear dry and at the ready. Storing such items inside the kick-outs puts an end to tripping over gear while providing improved access to Distorter’s versatile, hunter-friendly windows. Up top, dual roof kick-outs add height where it’s needed most, creating a welcomed increase in headroom for standing and enhanced visibility. Even the blind’s wrap-style carrying sling delivers value-added utility, serving double duty as a handy, hanging storage system.

Creative geometry and efficient use of space aside, the all-new Distorter offers heaps of additional hunt-elevating performance features, courtesy of industry-leading Ameristep design and engineering.

Exterior features include a heavy-duty 300D fabric shell finished in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo. The illusion continues with Distorter’s organically shaped windows. These bow- and crossbow-friendly windows increase concealment through a lack of hard edges and feature silent mesh window covers and window flaps for fast, quiet and simple adjustment. 3D Edge ReLeaf™ trim completes the vanishing act by breaking up hard lines with a leafy texture. Inside, a generous 104-inch-by-84-inch footprint and 75-inch shooting width allows ample space for up to three people to disappear against Distorter’s stealthy ShadowguardTM interior.

Available pattern: Mossy Oak Break-Up Country
MSRP: $299.99
Available in May 2018 at




Primos new turkey vest for let's you set up anywhere, with or without a tree behind you. This vest comes in the always relaible Obsession pattern, and for those who like vintage Mossy Oak, get it in Green Leaf. This is a versatile turkey vest with lots of pockets and space for storage. It's like a pick-up truck for your back.



Boyt Harness


dog training bag

Dog Handler Bag for dog training:

  • Heavy-duty water resistant poly shell
  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Padded shoulder strap (up to 44")
  • Front magnetic pocket closures (pocket sizes: 5.5")
  • Double reinforced, water resistant bottom
  • Front zippered pocket (13" x 10")

Bottomland dog vest

Hunting Dog Vest: 

  • Constructed of 5mm Spandura neoprene
  • Can be customized to fit your dog's body
  • Full-length velcro zipper cover
  • Double-tacked seams
  • Handles for easy pick up of your dog
  • D-Rings for leash attachment
  • Tapered cut

Bottomland backpack

Bottomland Backpack:

  • Water-resistant exterior shell
  • Closed-cell foam lined for flotation
  • Foam padded adjustable shoulder straps
  • Zippered exterior pockets



Chow Pal camping utensils

Outdoor Edge, the company that combines functional design with the finest materials and hand craftsmanship to create high-quality knives and tools, has introduced the new ChowPal, an innovative new approach to outdoor eating utensils that incorporates multi-tool functionality. This new all-in-one utensil set/multi-tool adds a can opener, a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver and a wrench set to the nested fork and folding knife/spoon that lock together but quickly and easily slide apart when you are ready to chow down. ChowPal is the perfect option for camping utensils. 

The new ChowPal will be available at the beginning of 2018 at retailers nationwide or conveniently online at for a suggested retail price of $27.50.




Offering hard-working shotguns for the wingshooter, Mossberg has added Bottomland to its pump action and semi-auto firearms for the waterfowler, dove hunter and upland bird chaser. The models include 835, 930 and 935.



Irish Setter


Irish Setter Women's snake boot

This lightweight, waterproof snake boot from Irish Setter was designed specifically for the female hunter. The Irish Setter VaprTrek women's hunting boot features RPM technology making it lightweight and comfortable. It features quick-draw laces for easy on and off. The SnakeGuard construction features a non-woven material that is combined with leather or nylon to impede fangs, thorns and brush from penetrating the boot.

MSPR: $214.99

Available February 18 on the Irish Setter website.

Available pattern: Obsession


Irish Setter Rutmaster 2.0 lite mossy oak

The Rutmaster 2.0 Lite features Irish Setter's breakthrough RPM technology that gives the boot a lighter feel. It has a 7mm neoprene upper, is easy to get on and off, has a stable and grippy bottom and includes ScentBan scent control. This boot is great for both deer and turkey hunting.

MSRP: $149.99

Available now on

Available pattern: Break-Up Country


Obsession Bows


Obsession Bows Fixation

An all-new riser design for 2018 is the first thing to be noticed on all four (6M, 6 XP, 7M7XP) FIXATION models. The XP riser design reduces bow flex during the draw cycle, enabling absolute accuracy, while the Obsession XP (only on FIXATION “XP” models) generates awesome acceleration. Beyond that, the FIXATION series offers different cam options. The “6” and “7” in each of the names represent a six- and seven-inch brace height, respectively.

MSRP: All FIXATION models in Mossy Oak patterns are $999

Available NOW at a local Obsession Bows dealer.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country, Mountain Country and original Bottomland


Allen Company


Allen Company Bruiser Pack

The Bruiser Whitetail Daypack from Allen is a 2350 cu. in. backpack designed specifically for whitetail hunters. This very spacious comfortable pack is well-designed. From a very handy built-in, fold-down workstation, to a wide variety of other pockets ranging from large to small, there is a spot for any item deer hunters would find themselves needing on a day’s hunt.

MSRP: $117.99

Available NOW at

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country


HEYBO Outdoors


Heybo Cabin Fleece Bottomland

HEYBO’s Cabin Heathered Quarter-Zip Fleece is made of 100% polyester lined with fleece on the inside giving you mid-weight warmth on those cool days outdoors. The stretch fabric allows you to move comfortably in the field, a deer stand, or on a boat.

MSRP: $65.99

Available NOW at

Available pattern: Bottomland




The Sherpa-lined Timbers Vest is designed to keep you warm and dry.  The Timbers Vest is made with open country technology, making it 100% waterproof and windproof. With its high placement, handy warming pockets and magnetic call pocket, this vest is strategically designed.

MSRP: $99.99

Available NOW at

Available pattern: Bottomland



Elite Archery


Elite ritual bow

Our Mossy Oak team test-shot this bow and was impressed, to say the least.  ELITE continues to carry their message of engineering their bows to offer incredible “shootability.” The RITUAL offers exactly that. With an axle-to-axle length of 33 ¼”, adjustable draw modules, and 75-90% let-off. This bow is definitely an exciting offering from ELITE.  

Available Patterns: Break-Up Country and Mountain Country

Prices are subject to specific ELITE dealers.

Preorder now for March delivery HERE.




Elite enlist bow

Drawing form some of the most popular bows in ELITE history, ENLIST delivers the famed form, fit, function, and feel ELITE is known for.  Elite's Enlist Bow has smooth draw cycles, and comfort blended with performance.

Prices are subject to specific ELITE dealers.

Order now HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country




CAMX Crossbows

camx crossbow mossy oak treestand

The A4 Suspension System on the CAMX Crossbow features a patent-pending swingarm system that keeps the string, cables, and cams inside the tips of the limbs. This innovative system maximizes durability, minimizes noise, and eliminates vibration. 

MSRP: $1099

Available April 2018 at or at a CAMX Crossbow dealer.

Available Pattern: Treestand



Hunter's Kloak

Hunter's Kloak

Hunter's Kloak Concealment System is the solution for defeating wild game's sense of smell. Fully rechargeable. Fully reusable. Built with a rugged exterior to be water resistant and ready for the hunt. Hunter’s Kloak operates in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). Included with your purchase is the Hunter’s Kloak electronic mister, charging cord, versatile lanyard, and one Earth scented mist concealment cartridge. 

MSRP: $49.99

Available HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country



Outdoor Product Innovations


lid cam mossy oak

The Lid Cam was designed specifically for hunters and outdoorsmen. This video camera attaches directly to your ball cap and shoots full 1080 HD video, records audio and has a high-quality integrated LED light system. 

Available HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country


capsule feeder for deer

This thing is awesome! Take your own 55 gallon drum, fill it with your choice of deer corn or feed and put this rig on top. This technology utilizes an auger style system to uptake feed into the spreader system. This easy to set up and use unit uses solar power to run the entire system so all you have to worry about is feed refills!

MSRP: $399.99

Available HERE.

Available Pattern: Break-Up Country



Traditions Muzzleloaders

mossy oak traditions muzzleloader

New Traditions Muzzleloaders in Break-Up Country and a nitride barrel finish come in a variety of configurations to fit your needs. The Drury package includes a Leupold scope, the Flintlock configuration is a lightweight option and the Pursuit G4 is an affordable, starter gun for anyone just getting started with blackpowder. 




ScentLok's Savannah Rain Gear in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country is a must-have item for hunters. Never Wet technology will keep you dry should you head out in the rain or get caught in a downpour out in the field. Savannah Rain is breathable, so it's great for early season. The hood of the jacket has a built-in facemask and this gear has odor control technology.

ScentLok's OZ bag is the storage solution for hunting clothes, boots and even athletic apparel. The tubing on the OZ bag allows you to inject ozone molecules to control odor, mold and mildew. Keep your hunting gear scent-free and ready for the hunt.




AccuBow Best New Hunting Gear 2018

The AccuBow is the World’s FIRST EVER Augmented Reality Archery Training & Bowhunting System! Previously known as the premier archery training tool of 2017, AccuBow has now launched an Augmented Reality training feature for 2018 that allows you to attach your mobile device to the bow and shoot virtual arrows in several different augmented environments. No arrows required! You can now go target shooting or bowhunting anytime, anywhere!

All you need in order to get started using this cool new technology is the AccuBow, the AccuBow Phone Mount Accessory, and the AccuBow App - which is FREE to download!

Features of the AccuBow include:

  • Fully adjustable Draw Weight 10 - 70 lbs.
  • Removable D-Loop attachment included
  • Ambidextrous for Right and Left Handed shooters
  • Built-in Laser Sight for stability training
  • Compatible for all Draw Lengths
  • Unlimited Dry-Firing safely

Features of the AccuBow App include:

  • Free to download
  • Bowhunting Mode with Whitetail, Elk, and Bear
  • Olympic Target Shooting Mode
  • Scoring, Tracking, and Progress Analysis

To get started using the AccuBow, go to




biologic sweet corn

BioLogic’s Wildlife Sweet Corn is a blend of two heirloom varieties that have over a century of proven reliability. BioLogic’s Wildlife Sweet Corn has a sugar content higher than that of new hybrids and is generally consumed earlier in the fall/winter especially when planted in areas with surrounding agricultural corn. The higher protein and nutrient content of this sweet corn is a major bonus for your wildlife. These proven open pollinated varieties of corn are non-GMO and are not glyphosate resistant. One variety used in this blend is a dwarf corn that is ideal for all wildlife because of its low ear height, especially waterfowl. The second variety is a high yielding conventional sweet corn with a taller stalk and superior heat tolerance.

WATCH THIS VIDEO for more information.

If you liked this article, be sure to check out the list of gear and product reviews on our Best New Turkey Hunting Gear of 2018 article! Any obsessed turkey hunter is sure to find this gear list incredibly useful. Enjoy!

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