Tricked Out for Travel

"Travel” means different things to different people. For some it involves trekking around the globe via planes, trains and automobiles. For others it’s simply a short drive to hunting camp. But whether it’s about the journey or the destination, what’s important is having the right gear for the trip. The following items may serve you well on your next adventure.

boots

LACROSSE ALPHATERRA BOOT

Whether navigating a wet country estate, fetching wood for the campfire or walking the dog in the rain, the LaCrosse AlphaTerra Boot offers waterproof versatility. The 6” non-insulated boot is built with hand-laid rubber over 5mm neoprene and has a sneaker-like fit for comfort. An EVA footbed and midsole provide extra cushioning, and a waterproof side zipper makes for easy on-off. The outsole has non-loading center lugs and larger perimeter lugs for stability and traction. Weight: 2.7 pounds per pair. Colors: Stone (shown), Mossy Oak Original Bottomland. (A women’s version comes in black/white and is priced at $140.) Sizes: regular whole sizes 7 through 15, half sizes 8 through 11; wide whole sizes 8 through 14, half sizes 8 through 11. Price: $150.

LaCrosse Footwear, lacrossefootwear.com.

filson bag

FILSON TIN CLOTH MEDIUM DUFFLE BAG

Ruggedly durable yet lightweight, Filson’s Tin Cloth Medium Duffle Bag is a must-have travel companion. Made of Filson’s iconic waxed canvas, the Medium Duffle is part of a Tin Cloth bag collection that includes a small duffle, a compact briefcase, a zippered tote bag and a travel kit. The Medium Duffle has a 43-liter capacity and is water-resistant and fully lined for extra protection. It features exterior end pockets, cotton-webbing handles, a bridle-leather carry grip, an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, and a YKK zipper. Dimensions: 20" (l) x 12" (w) x 13" (h). Weight: 3 pounds 12 ounces. Colors: Dark Tan (shown), Otter Green, Navy, Dark Tan/Flame. Price: $295.

Filson, filson.com.

kevins jacket

KEVIN’S QUILTED FIELD COAT

Both stylish and practical, Kevin’s Quilted Field Coat can be worn while touring or as a layering piece for cold-weather hunting. The Field Coat features a full front zipper hidden with a snap closure, two front hand pockets, and four interior pockets, two of which have zippers. The body is lined with soft fleece, and there is a suede hem lining. The Field Coat is part of Kevin’s Quilted Field Collection, which includes a Field Vest, a Snap Mock Pullover, a Barn Jacket and a Bomber Jacket. Sizes: S through 2XL. Colors: Dark Taupe (shown), Indigo. Price: $149.

Kevin’s Catalog, kevinscatalog.com.

STIL CRIN FINE GUN MAINTENANCE SET

After the hunt or shoot—and certainly at the end of the season—a fine gun deserves a thorough cleaning. And for that there is Stil Crin’s Fine Gun Maintenance Set. Stil Crin is an Italian company that has been making heirloom-quality gun-maintenance products—including portable shotgun-cleaning kits with wood and aluminum rods—for more than four decades. The Fine Gun Maintenance Set is available in 12 or 20 gauge and contains four brushes (a white wool mop, a bronze brush, a bronze hurricane brush and a bronze chamber brush), a brush with a wood handle, a two-piece wood cleaning rod (for barrels up to 30"), a patch jag, two chrome snap caps, a chrome-plated oil bottle, and three screwdrivers. All pieces are housed in felt-lined compartments in a hand-finished, leather-wrapped wood box. Price: $369.

Stil Crin of Italy, negrinicases.com.

ORVIS TREKKAGE LT ADVENTURE BACKPACK

The Orvis Trekkage LT Adventure Backpack will keep your gear organized and protected and your hands free for other tasks. Made of recycled 600D Cordura re/cor with 800D nylon in high-wear areas, the LT Adventure Backpack is durable, water-resistant and lightweight. The main compartment has lockable zippers, a padded laptop sleeve, a hidden security pocket and an organization panel. The back panel and adjustable shoulder straps are padded for comfort and elevated airflow, and there is an adjustable sternum strap and an adjustable, removable waist strap. Side pockets can accommodate water bottles, and there are grab-and-go handles on the sides and top. The LT Adventure Backpack is part of Orvis’s Trekkage Collection, which includes roller bags, a briefcase, a tote and a travel kit. Capacity: 27 liters. Dimensions: 21" (h) x 12" (w) x 7" (d). Weight: 2.4 pounds. Colors: Black, Orvis 1971 Camo. Price: $169.

The Orvis Company, orvis.com.

PURDEY TECHNICAL TWEED YORKSHIRE FIELD COAT IN STRATHBEG

Driven shooters who want to be the best-dressed Guns in the line will appreciate Purdey’s Technical Tweed Yorkshire Field Coat. Made of wool and nylon tweed, the Yorkshire Field Coat has a relaxed fit and an adjustable hem and waist for all-day comfort. Underarm gussets and a central action back allow for freedom of movement. The coat has two bellows cartridge pockets, two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, a two-way zipper with storm flap, adjustable Velcro cuffs and a detachable hood with reinforced peak. Purdey named all of its Autumn/Winter 2023 tweeds after Scottish lochs, with Loch Strathbeg having beautifully clear water—represented by the tweed’s blue tones—and being surrounded by grasslands—represented by the greens. Sizes: XS through XXXL. Price: $2,900.

James Purdey & Sons, purdey.com.

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