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First Lite Layering

First Lite Layering System

Layering First Lite Merino Wool

So, what’s all the hype about “layering systems” and merino wool?  After all, plenty of animals have been killed by guys wearing blue jeans and a flannel shirt.  It wasn’t until I finally had the chance to experience quality technical hunting gear that I became a believer….



First Lite Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket

New 2017 First Lite Gear

Every year First Lite raises the bar with new high tech clothing designed with hunters in mind. 2017 is no different. First Lite has expanded their very popular Aerowool line, added key outerwear gear designed for women, and even threw in a couple surprises no one saw coming!  Lets get right into it, starting with…



S&S Archery Backcountry Approved Gear

Backcountry Approved Gear from S&S Archery

 

S&S Archery is always testing new products in search of the best possible gear for the Backcountry Hunter. We recommend and use all of the products in our online store,…



2017 Spot Hogg Hunting Gear

What’s new for Spot Hogg in 2017 for hunters?  
As it turns out, quite a lot!  

The Keeton

A brand new index finger/wrist strap/integrated-grip release. Sounds…



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…



2017 Black Gold sights are here!

2017 Black Gold sights are here!

Starting today, Oct 28th 2016, we’ll be shipping out only 2017 sights! New images and prices have been posted, so get in and get yours now!  Here are the changes for 2017:



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…



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.

Aerowool

One of the…



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…



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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…



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…



Jason’s 2014 Gear List for DIY Backcountry Hunting

Like Steve, I’m always getting phone calls and messages asking for opinions on backpacking and hunting gear.  Most of the time my recommendations for people lean towards what I use personally; which is constantly evolving.  The following is my current gear list and what I’ll be heading into the hills with for spring bear hunts…



My 2013 Gear list

I meant to type this up back in August but got busy just getting ready for seasons to start.  Now here in between early and late archery seasons I figured it would be a good time.  My total pack weight this year was 23lbs for a 3 day trip- minus water.  This is basically everything…



Second and Third Axis tuning for bowsights

Here is a video I did with Levi Day from Train to Hunt on how to properly set up and adjust your second and third axis for your bowsight.  I also go into some detail about why this is important and as bowhunters why we need to be doing it.

Enjoy!