From sights and rests to stabilizers and more, check out the new gear from Realtree partners at the 2020 Archery Trade Show
If you’re shopping for a new bow, you’re going to need to make a trip down the accessory aisle, too. As bows have become faster, lighter and more efficient, sights, rests and other accessories have become at once more rugged and more precise. Today’s bowhunters have it better than ever when it comes to rigging out a new setup. This lineup of gear, new for 2020 from Realtree licensed partners, will have you shooting tighter groups in no time. And be sure to keep checking out this page, since there's always a lot of cool new stuff within this category at ATA. We'll be updating it as the show goes on.
Bowhunters looking for a sight that is ridiculously easy to set up for ranges from 20 to 60 yards need look no further than Trophy Ridge’s React H5. Simply sight in at 20 yards, back out to 60, and then everything in between will fall into place thanks to the React technology. Each H5 features five .019-inch pins, weighs next to nothing thanks to the Ballistic CoPolymer System, and is finished in Realtree EDGE.
This one technically isn't new for 2020, but it's innovative and flew under the radar a bit in 2019. It warrants another look. Hoyt's carbon bows are legendary for their durability, and these quivers from FUSE, Hoyt's sister accessory company, promise to deliver that same ruggedness. A single, hollow carbon-tube frame keeps the weight extremely low, and an adjustable bracket both mounts the quiver where you want it on the bow, and allows for quick and easy removal so you take it off once you're in the tree. It holds five large or small-diameter arrows, and adapts to left- or right-handed use.
If you want to keep your hunting rig as light as possible while maintaining a high level of accuracy and producing whisper-quiet shots, then you should check out LimbSaver’s latest hunting stabilizer, the Hunter Micro Lite. Measuring 7 inches and weighing only 2.7 ounces, this one is ideal for western hunters and whitetail junkies alike.
If you don’t want to spend $300 on a sight but still want a well-built, five-pin option that is micro-adjustable and allows for third-axis perfection, then you’re in luck: TRUGLO’s latest, the VEROS, is all of that and more. This sight features Decreasing Diameter Pins, meaning that your top three (typically 20, 30 and 40 yards) pins are all .019, while the bottom two, for longer shots, are a finer .010, to keep from obscuring distant targets.
Four models of new Whisker Biscuits can be found in the “V” lineup, with each offering individual archers the chance for no-fail accuracy all season long. The new shape of the popular, time-tested rest naturally centers arrows for every shot, but with fewer contact points. Bowhunters looking for an all-aluminum, micro-adjustable option would be well-served to check out the V-Max, the top-end offering in the new line.
Many bowhunters would like to have a high-end slider sight, but the price on some of the most popular ones is a little steep. Not so with CBE's latest, the Tactic Hybrid, which is available in one- or three-pin (.019 inch) configurations. Anchored by the Smart-Mount system and utilizing the Hybrid-Drive elevation adjustment, this sight comes ready with a rheostat pin light, and is easy on the budget.
Backed by a lifetime guarantee, the new cable-driven Xtreme Pro Lockup Rest from Trophy Taker is a perfect choice for bowhunters who value simple set up and reliable performance. Not only does this precision-machined rest offer micro-adjustable windage and elevation knobs but it's also easy to tune without the need of a bow press. A rubberized steel ring with an easy-to-load side gate provides full arrow containment.
A customizable stabilizer allows you to offset the weight of your sight and quiver for perfect bow balance. The Bee Stinger Microhex Counter Slide is designed for this, and it's also built with Countervail Technology to reduce shot vibration by up to 40%. Not only should your groups tighten up but also your bow should be whisper-quiet throughout the shot cycle.
Black Gold set a high standard with their original Ascent sights, and this year they’ve taken things a step further with the new Ascent Mountain Lite. This sight is anchored by the ML3 base that offers first-, second-, and third-axis leveling, and is available in three- or five-pin models. New-for-this year is the Dual Indicator System, which gives you the option of using independent yardage indicators allowing you to set up multiple marks using different pins, but the same sight tape. The Ascent Mountain Lite is also outfitted with the PhotoChromatic shell, which uses available light to change pin brightness throughout all hours of the day.
The Max Micro from Ripcord is the perfect drop-away for performance-obsessed archers. This full-containment rest operates off a Ball Bearing Drive System for smooth function and unprecedented arrow clearance and — true to its moniker — allows for fine-tuning windage and elevation adjustments.
A quality stabilizer should both help you hold steadier on target and reduce shot vibration and noise. The new Hot Rodz Conquer Stabilizer from AAE does both very well thanks to its hi-modulus carbon construction and usage of SIMS technology to shut down vibration. Choose from four different sizes ranging from 6 to 15 inches.
This knife is a folding, lock-back style. It comes with a 2.75-inch blade that’s crafted from high-carbon steel. The 4-inch handle is made from Polypropylene and even sports a pocket clip. It comes in Realtree EDGE camo.
Want a knife with a folding liner lock with ball bearing? The blade is 3.5 inches long, .13 inches thick and is crafted of durable steel. The ABS handle is 4.53 inches and is ergonomically designed. This model comes with a nylon pouch.
This backpack has multiple internal compartments for better organization. It features molded foam back and belt panels, a pull-out rifle and bow pouch, tree hook for easy hanging, and a removable gear organizer. The hip belt pockets fit most rangefinders, radios and GPS units. This pack has 17 total compartments and weighs 3.6 pounds.
This rest makes for a silent draw, thanks to laser-cut felt. Convenience is its thing with the easy lock and load thumb lever. It also has full-draw indicator marks, easy horizontal and vertical adjustments, and total arrow containment. The best part? Total fletching clearance.
Every deer hunter who hunts from a treestand knows the value of a good pull-up rope. Realtree’s 25-foot EZ Rope is at the top of its game and hauls the gear you need to get from ground to treestand and back again. Don’t get caught without one next season, and don’t climb with gear in hand or on your back. This tool is essential for safety.
If you’ve ever went on a bowhunting road trip, you know this is an essential to get your meat back home. The 20-Quart (19-Liter) Elite by Pelican is perfect for that and offers the same rugged design as the 50-Quart. It holds ice for three days, and has a 15-can and four-large-bottle capacity. It features press-and-pull latches, molded-in tie downs, sloped drain, tethered and threaded plug, non-skid raised feet, handy cup holders, top-of-lid ruler, molded-in hasp, stainless-steel plate and bottle opener. The exterior is 18.8 inches (long) by 12.60 inches (wide) by 17.70 inches (tall). The interior is 12.00 inches (long) by 6.70 inches (wide) by 14.10 (tall). It’s made in the USA and comes in Realtree EDGE camo.
Think a ring isn’t a bowhunting accessory? Guess again. I’ve climbed a lot of treestands, grabbed a lot of bows, and handled a good bit of other gear, and metal rings have a habit of clanking on all of it. No longer. Get one of these silicone rings from Qalo and that issue is a thing of the past.
Want to bugle like a pro? This kit will have you singing a pretty tune in no time. It comes with the 20-inch Bully Bull Extreme Bugle Tube, All-Star Diaphragm, and Temptress Cow Call. This system makes necessary back pressure a breeze. It’s easier to create deeper, raspier sounds. Chuckles, growls and grunts are much easier to master. The mouthpiece makes it easy to adjust calling style on the fly, too.
The EZ Bow Sling features a cushioned pad for all-day carry. The textured backing and ergonomic design keep the EZ Bow Sling from sliding off your shoulder. The quick-release buckles and adjustable strap securely and easily connect to your bow. No need to pack it with your hand anymore. It’s now free to do whatever task is at hand.
Can't get that bow in working order without something to shoot at. This is the ultimate archery target. It stops arrows up to 450 feet per second, making it excellent for compounds, crossbows or traditional gear. Also, it’s weather-resistant and offers easy arrow removal. It comes with an EZ Tote carrying handle. It’s 24 inches wide by 14 inches deep by 24 inches tall. It weighs 35 pounds.
This dual-retainer, four-arrow quiver has a molded hood and liner for quieter storage of any broadhead style. It’s high-impact composite stem provides the strength of metal without the weight. Plus, the updated built-in hook eliminates vibration and allows for easier hanging. It even has a new, non-glare matte finish and a lever-lock mounting system.
Terrain Crater 3700 Multi-Day Pack
This pack has all the things you need in a good hunting pack. It sports a bow/rifle carrying system, reversible rain fly, adjustable torso system, and nearly 3,000 cubic inches of capacity. It also features quiet fabric, oversized pocket for tall items, padded front pocket, padded shoulder straps, removeable waist belt, handgun holsters, and adjustable straps. It’s 26.25 inches tall, 12 inches wide, 9.25 inches deep.
The all-new Xtreme stabilizer comes in 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-inch models. It uses the Thermo setting polymer epoxy — which is also used on golf clubs — for a lifetime durability. It comes with a 3.5-ounce end weight and additional ones can be added.
This new bow carrier is 41 inches long, so you don’t have to worry about your preferred model fitting — it will. It comes with a padded fleece interior, multiple accessory pockets and arrow tube pocket. It even sports heavy-duty, double-pull zippers with 600-denier fabric.
This hot new case is 41 inches long by 18 inches tall. It comes with soft, but durable fleece interior. Its premium design is best suited for Mathews bows. It comes with messenger flap-style pockets, adjustable daisy-chain shoulder strap with carabiner and boasts 600-denier construction.
Want a quiver that’s designed specifically for your Mathews bow? This is a great choice. It comes with a detachable blade protector that’s developed for expandable broadheads. Its harmonic dampers absorb residual sound and vibration. Plus, it easily converts to fit your right- or left-handed bow. Most impressively, quickly mount or dismount the quiver with the exclusive SpiderClaw System.
This stabilizer looks cool. That aside, the new Flatline features the exclusive dampening technology known only to Mathews. The EHS Nano configuration is paired with a high modulus carbon-fiber rode and precision machined end cap weights to ensure proper rigidity. This option is available in 6- or 8-inch versions.
You the type who gets a big, red strawberry on the forearm after each shot? This is the best piece of gear you can buy. The new Pulse by Allen is the optimal arm guard. It’s lightweight, comfortable and doesn’t irritate the arm. It also helps keep bulky arm sleeves from interrupting shot execution.
This new pack weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces and has a 45-liter, 2,750-cubic-inch capacity. It attaches to a frame with shelf using a series of compression straps. It has dual aluminum stays with a channeled, high-density polyethylene frame that features compressed, wing-style pockets. It coms with a rifle or bow drop-down pocket, removeable waist belt, anti-sway straps, and accommodates clip-style holsters. It comes with a rain cover.
This product comes in at a comfortable 3 pounds and offers a ton of space. It features the popular TS3 front panel system that is featured on the hybrid weapon carrier packs. Designed to tackle anything you can dish out, the Element comes with a hidden rain fly, allowing you to be prepared for the elements.
This is the company’s all-new pack for 2020. We don’t have all the details yet. It’s still a work in progress, but it will be available this fall. And it’s priced very affordably, too. It’s going to be a great pack for hunters.
This new model comes in 7-, 9-, and 12-inch versions that are threaded ¼-20 to accept custom balance weights. It’s crafted from precision-machined aluminum for a solid connection and includes a dual thread indexing stud for proper alignment. The lightweight carbon tubing offers an ideal combination of silencing and stability without adding weight or vibration.
Need a new pair of optics? The Engage X model fits the bill. These 10x42 binos have a roof prism system and twist-up eyecups. It incorporates fully multi-coated, anti-water, anti-fog glass. And these things are priced right, too.
This set of binoculars is another great option, and they’re priced even better. These 10x42 PowerViews features multi-coated optics and protective rubber armor. It sports Center Focus technology, soft, fold-down eyecups, and includes a carrying case, neck strap and lens cloth.
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