Rob’s 2016 gear list

Hey Insiders!

We’re halfway through September 2016, and after having ample opportunity to use my current setup, I thought I would share it. About 30 to 40 lbs depending on how much I leave home, this is for a 3-4 night trip, usually 3-5 miles in. I’ll also add some notes to each item on my list…


S&S Archery’s Ultralight Tripod Guide

Backcountry Ultralight Tripods

S&S Archery has been known for some time as the best source for backcountry ultralight tripods and heads at the best possible price. We carry…


Benro S2 Video Head

Benro S2 Video Head

S&S Archery is constantly looking for high quality, lightweight, yet durable backcountry gear.  Every once in awhile we strike gold.  Finding a product that meets our requirements…


First Lite Aerowool Real World Reveiw

First Lite Aerowool vs Exo Mountain Gear Death Hike




I recently got a chance to test the extremes of the Wilkin QZ Aerowool top, and Dobson Boxers from First Lite.  Why do…


New 2016 First Lite Gear


In 2016 First Lite continues it’s innovative approach to hunting apparel. Adding more sizes, expanding their women’s lineup and adding a new super fabric is just the beginning. They have also added new rain gear, cold weather gear, and even an ultralight puffy.  Here is the scoop on the new 2016 First Lite products.


One of the…

Trophy Taker Quivalizer at the Range

Trophy Taker Quivalizer: Game changer or gimmick?

First Look

I first looked at the Quivalizer at my local bow shop about a year ago.  Being an analytical kind of guy, it made perfect sense and i was anxious to try it.  Then I saw some negative comments on Facebook and dismissed it as a gimmick, even though…

mounting bow sight

how to: Setup your new Bow Sight

So you just got your new bow sight (hopefully from S&S Archery) and you’re ready to get it setup.  In this article we’re going to take you step by step through the process that we use to set up our bows.  We’ll also be using some videos that we’ve created to help…

Trophy Taker Option 6

Trophy Taker Option Sight Review

Trophy Taker Option

We have been looking at Trophy Taker ever since we saw their products at the ATA show in January.  Trophy Taker is a company that isn’t afraid to think outside the box and their ingenuity shows that in their new product offerings.  But it takes more than ingenuity to make…

Fast Eddie XL

Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL Review

Fast Eddie XL Review

Here is the down and dirty on the Fast Eddie XL

Spot Hogg

As I have said before Spot Hogg is known for bombproof archery gear. And having almost 30 years in the industry they know what works and what doesn’t. Some of the things you can count on across their entire line…

spot hogg fast eddie xl

Spot Hogg Custom Sights -How to

Spot Hogg Custom Sights

3D season has already started here in Idaho, so what better time to continue with our 2 part series on building custom sights at S&S Archery. This week we will focus on Spot Hogg Custom Sights. You can find out how to build a Black Gold Custom Sight here.

Black Gold Custom Sights

Black Gold Custom Sights -How to build yours

Black Gold Custom Sights at S&S Archery

We do a LOT of bow sights at S&S Archery.  Why?  I think there are 2 reasons. The first is because we KNOW them.  If you call us and ask a question, we don’t have to send the call to a tech or back to the…

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Review


I have a confession to make. And I hope my man card is not in jeopardy.

YES, I can back a boat down a boat ramp with ease, and YES I hunt solo and pack out my own elk, hell I even built my own shelving in my garage last year. Having said all that,…

TightSpot Quiver Hood

TightSpot Quiver 2016 Review

2016 TightSpot Quiver Review

Don’t buy a TightSpot Quiver just because it’s the best quiver on the market. Buy it because it will make you a better…

Hilleberg Enan

Hilleberg Enan. Solo Bomber. 2 pounds.

A 2 lb, bomb-proof, solo backcountry tent?
The Hilleberg Enan.

Aug 29th, 2015.

The night before opening day.

I’m 5 miles in, 9,500 ft, sitting on the top of my favorite ridge, glassing up a decent 6×6 bull who is pestering a small herd of cows.  Not the biggest bull obviously, but…

ATA Show 2016

ATA Show 2016

Hey Insiders!

Steve and I just got back from the ATA (Archery Trade Association) Show in Louisville, KY.  Its a ton of fun, and full of the newest gear from all over the country.  All the major bow manufacturers are there, along with other vendors of bow sights, rests, releases… you get…

Corrugate Guide Pants in the Field

First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants Review

First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants

Here at S&S Archery we get a lot of calls from hunters asking for advice on products.  Some of the questions are tough, “How should I tune my bow for broadheads?”, and some of them are super easy.  One of my favorite easy questions is “What hunting pants do…


The Perfect Western Hunting Bow Sight?

Black Gold Ascent Verdict Review

For 2016 Black Gold Archery sights has just released their new line up and in that continues to be the Ascent slider sight. Now renamed the Black Gold Ascent Verdict.   The Ascent has been an extremely popular sight and for a good reasons, its a GREAT sight and affordable.  Two…

Orion coolers 45 with poles attached

Orion Coolers


If you’re like me you’ve seen a lot of the “expensive” coolers out there for a while on the market but couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money on just a cooler. I have a perfectly good Coleman cooler that seems to work fine, why spend the money on something 4…

Ripcord ACE fall away rest

Ripcord Ace Arrow Rest

New for 2015, Ripcord arrow rests has come out with a fall-away rest called the Ripcord ACE. The Ripcord ACE is a cable-actuated rest that, like other fall away rests, is held up in the upright position by the down cable in the last few inches of your draw cycle. However, the…

black gold sights

Black Gold Sights for 2016

Black Gold Pure Gold 5 Pin

Pure Gold 75
Picking up the New 2016 Pure Gold 75 sight from Black Gold, the first thing I notice is the solid and refined…