Category: Gear Reviews

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Instinct Review. Tough AND smart.

The Garmin Instinct
Who says tough can’t be smart?

Hey, I’ll admit it. I’m one of “those guys”… I have to have the latest greatest techy gear no matter what the cost. And that is why I currently have a Garmin Fenix 5x plus on my wrist… Um..Well, ok… I USED to be one of…



Carbon Backcountry trekking poles

S&S Archery CL Backcountry Trekking Poles

A note from the owner on why we developed our own backcountry trekking poles-

At S&S Archery we have been using trekking poles for probably the last 5 years or so…



2018 Tightspot Quiver

2018 Tightspot Quiver

What’s new for the 2018 Tightspot Quiver? The most trusted, tightest fitting, and most adjustable quiver on the market just keeps getting better and better. When you make…



The Perfect Western Hunting Bow Sight, made Perfecter…

S&S Built Black Gold Verdict Bow Sight

We are constantly trying to find outstanding backcountry gear that offers value and performance. While that may sound easy enough, throw in durability, excellent customer service, and of course lightweight. Now you have a pretty tall task.  Fortunately the Black Gold Verdict falls right in line…



2017 gear Quivalizer with molded hood

New Quivalizer with a Molded Hood

Updated lighter weight Quivalizer with molded hood

I have been using the original Option Archery Quivalizer for a couple years now.  Not only for target and 3d shooting but also for hunting. If you read my original review from 2016 HERE, you’ll find that not only did it improve…



Kowa 55mm vs Razor 65mm

Kowa TSN-550 55mm Fluorite Crystal Spotting Scope Review

This scope is so important to us that we gathered a few well respected opinions outside of our typical review. First is our review, followed by some well respected hunter’s opinions.

Rob’s review:

Kowa TSN-553 55mm…



tightspot 7 arrow hunting quiver

TighSpot 7 Arrow Quiver

2017 TightSpot 7 Arrow Quiver

 

I know what you’re saying.. “Why would I need 7 arrows?”  My answer is you don’t, unless you’re a western hunter.

Adjust it!



Black Gold Fixed Pin Sight

2017 Black Gold Fixed Pin Sights

Black Gold Fixed Pin Sights

It’s not a huge secret that the adjustable Black Gold Verdict, and Pure are some of the best adjustable sights available…



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…



Trophy Taker Quivalizer at the Range

Option Archery 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,…



Trophy Taker Option 6

Option 6 Sight Review

Option Archery Option 6

We have been looking at Option Archery ever since we saw their products at the ATA show in January 2016.  Option Archery 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 a…



Fast Eddie XL

Spot Hogg Fast Eddie XL Review

Fast Eddie XL Review

Here is the down and dirty on the Fast Eddie XL

(you can find info on the new 2017 line up here)

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…



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…



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…



black-gold-verdict-review

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

Backstory:

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…