best hunting gear 2020

It’s that time of year! All year long Hunt Alaska editors test gear in Alaska’s rugged environment to identify the best of the best, and we showcase these items in the Editors’ Choice Awards section of the Summer issue. If you’re in the market for new gear, whether it’s a rifle, shotgun, tent, boots, apparel or something else, be sure to look through this year’s ECAs before you buy. If it won an ECA, you can bet that it will serve you well.

  • best hunting rifles

Firearms, Ammo, and Bowhunting

Firearms, ammunition, and bow-hunting gear is essential when hunting in Alaska. Find our editors' favorites for 2020 here. These are the best firearms, ammo, bows, and bow-hunting gear for 2020 Gold Tip Velocity Valkyrie Arrows goldtip.comWe asked Paul Atkins, one of our bowhunting experts, what products he felt helped him succeed in 2019 and he said the following: “Arrows have come a long way since Read More...

  • best hunting optics

Optics for Hunting

The best hunting optics can give you an edge while hunting in Alaska. These are the best scopes, binoculars, and rangefinders for 2020 Vortex Optics Razor HD 27-60x85mm Angled Spotting Scope vortexoptics.com We appreciate the crisp, high-definition imagery viewed through this spotting scope, especially during first and last light when game are usually most likely to be on the move. With a 27-60x magnification range Read More...

  • best hunting knives

Knives & Cutting Tools

Knives and cutting tools make hunting in Alaska easier. These are the best hunting knives and tools for 2020 Spyderco Endura 4 Titanium Damascus­—PlainEdge spyderco.com Stunningly beautiful and wickedly sharp, this folder is a beauty and a beast. Like all of Spyderco’s products, we are enamored with the design, function, usability and performance of this knife. The blade is made from D.P.S. 15, which is Read More...

  • best hunting tools

Field Accessories, GPS & Communicators

From navigation to charging your devices, field accessories and GPS communicators save lives and streamline your tasks. These are the best field accessories and GPS devices for 2020 Garmin Rino 750 garmin.com This unit is great! One of the best features of this 2-way radio/GPS navigator is the ability to see the location of the other people who are using Rinos on the same channel, Read More...

  • best hunting packs

Bags, Packs, and Storage

Getting into the wilderness is half the battle. Thankfully, we've compiled our favorites when it comes to storage, packs, kennels, and more. These are the best game bags and storage gear for 2020 Alaska Game Bags GBM 1675 Game Bag Roll alaskagamebags.com This 16-inch roll (stretches to 54 inches) is 75 feet long, and allows you to create whatever size game bag you need. We Read More...

  • best float hunting watercrafts

Watercraft

Sometimes hunting in Alaska is best done using a waterway. Here are our favorite watercraft we tested. These are the best watercraft for hunting in 2020 Aire Lion 18’ Cataraft Tubes alaskaraftandkayak.com Aire cataraft tubes are durable, tough and well-suited for Alaska’s harsh conditions. These tubes are 18 feet long, with a 27.5-inch tube diameter, weigh 110 pounds and have a 2000-pound load capacity. They Read More...

  • best hunting boots and clothes

Hunting Boots & Clothing

Trekking into the wilderness in Alaska requires the best gear to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable. Here are our favorite picks for the coming season. These are the best hunting boots and apparel for 2020 Kenetrek 10” Grizzly Boot kenetrek.com The first thing our youth tester said is that these boots are comfortable when hiking and warm when he sat glassing for game. Our Read More...

  • best camping gear

Camping Gear

Camping during a hunt in the Alaska wilderness demands the best gear. Here are our editors' favorite camping gear items for 2020. This is the best camping gear for hunting in Alaska for 2020 MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter msrgear.com If you are a backcountry angler, hunter or hiker, then you know the importance of having a good water filter when traveling in the wild. Read More...