We swear, we’re not bragging, but we just got back from the insider-only Archery Trade Association Show and boy is there some sweet gear on the way.
You know what though? We love you guys too much to keep all this cool stuff to ourselves, so here’s our breakdown of the coolest (stuff) we saw at ATA.
There’s no question Spypoint makes sweet cellular trail cameras. And now they can make your sweet trail camera cellular. Confused? Don’t be, it’s simple.
If you have a non-cellular trail camera that uses an SD card and saves files as jpegs, all you need is the new Cell-Link module. Just plug it into the SD card slot, and now your camera is part of the Spypoint cellular camera system. This means you get access to their plans, their cloud servers and their awesome app (which will get a major upgrade later this year).
All for $69. That’s cool.
Vortex Razor HD Gen III 1-10X
1X to 10X in a single compact, durable optic? That’s fantasy stuff, right?
Vortex has made it a reality. We got our hands on this optic on the show floor and we were blown away. We know durable, quality products and, yeah buddy, this is one of ‘em.
With the illuminated reticle, you can basically use it as a red dot at 1X, but crank it to 10X and it’s a legitimate 600-yard-plus optic.
Sure, we were at an archery show, but you can’t contain this level of cool.
Fourth Arrow Camera Arms Rex Arm 2.0
Listen, we host the Badlands Film Festival, so camera mounts are near and dear to our hearts. When our filmmaker friends need a rock-solid mount, they turn to Fourth Arrow.
So, when we heard they had a new version of their Rex Arm made specifically for tree stand rails, we had to take a look.
The Rex Rail clamps onto any flat bar — like the shooting rail or side rails — keeping your camera level, solid and ready to roll.
Garmin Xero Bow Sight
Yes, this was introduced last year. Keep in mind Badlandians, this isn’t a list of new things. It’s a list of the coolest things. And the Xero still meets that standard.
How cool is this thing? Range your target at full draw, get a set of pins projected to that range, and know that it’s totally weather resistant.
It meets the biggest requirement of cool. We want one. We all want one. If you get a chance to try one out, you’ll want one, too.