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ascent mountain lite

Black Gold Ascent Mountain Lite

Black Gold Ascent Mountain Lite 

Before we get to the Black Gold Mountain Lite, we need to look at our favorite sight, the Black Gold Verdict.  Why is it our favorite? Simple. Its pins are the brightest of all hunting sights…

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2019 Optics Demo Results

S&S Archery lets YOU decide “What’s the best rangefinder”?

Our annual optics demo at the NW Mountain challenge @ Tamarack, Idaho is a perfect example of why you should consider S&S Archery when purchasing your backcountry hunting gear.  Where else can you…

sight in a black gold sight

How to Sight in a Black Gold Adjustable Sight

Sighting in a Black Gold Sight -Updated for Dual Indicator Sights

-Find our notes on setting up your Dual Indicator at the end of this tutorial

Sighting in a Black Gold sight should be easy, but for some it can be confusing. Hopefully we can make this simple. These steps are specifically for the Black…

Black Gold Sight need more left

Help! I need more left windage on my Black Gold sight!

More Left!!

Are you trying to setup your Black Gold sight, and finding that you need more left windage?

This is a problem that is becoming more common with increasing riser widths. But fear not, most of the time there is a reason why you need more left windage, and it has more…

Whats the best stabilizer for your hunting bow?

Do you REALLY need a stabilizer on your hunting bow?

A good stabilizer performs 2 jobs. Primarily its purpose is to stabilize your bow, and to slow down the movement of your pins.  When you’re aiming with a pin that…

New Slik Tripods for 2019

2019 Tripods from Slik for Backcountry Hunting

Out with the old Slik tripods, and in with the new? Well sort of. We have been carrying our 2 favorite Slik tripods for years. Actually for 8 years!  Even when Slik decided to drop them in 2014, we reached out and asked if they would continue…

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 Spot Hogg Updates

2018 Spot Hogg Updates


2018 Spot Hogg Sights and Releases

What is new in 2018 for the toughest line of bow sights on the market?

Hogg Mob Double Pointer

New for 2018 …

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…

2018 ATA Show Highlights

The Best of the 2018 ATA Show

The ATA show is the annual archery trade show usually held back east.  Its one of our favorite events where we get to see our friends in the industry, talk to potential vendors and check out all the new gear.  We’ve picked out our favorite gear highlights of the…

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.


One of the…