This year, the snow and below-zero temperatures brought a drastic change to the beginning of the 2014 Mathews Retailer Business Show compared to last year’s balmy 40-degree temps (nearly T-shirt weather if you’re from Minnesota.) The normal 3-hour drive from NAH headquarters in Minnetonka to the “Dells” and Chula Vista resort ended up taking nearly 5 white-knuckled hours behind the wheel. Along the way, I passed countless cars, trucks and semis in the ditches. After a good night’s sleep, I hit the show floor running and ready to see what was new. Below are three of my favorite products that I found during the first day.
1. White Rhino 360-Degree Heated Bow Grip: After coping with all the cold weather, the White Rhino 360-degree Heated Grip (exclusively for Mathews bows) is sure to warm you up. If you’re a bow hunter in the North, you’ll surely enjoy this product. It will allow you to draw on a deer or any other critter without the bulk of a winter glove on your bow hand. Find out more at WhiteRhinoHuntingProducts.com.
2. Scent-Lok Vortex Windproof Fleece: Speaking of staying warm, take a look at Scent-Lok’s new Vortex Windproof Fleece. Scent-Lok has fused a windproof barrier within their carbon-alloy fabric with the intent to stop wind and odor at the same time. Essentially, the wind barrier/carbon-alloy fabric are sandwiched between an outer layer of moisture-repellent fleece and an inner layer of micro fleece, designed to help hold in body heat. Find out more at ScentLok.com.
3. Spypoint HD Xcel Action Cam (Hunting Edition): Do you enjoy capturing your hunts on video? If you’re looking for a great, inexpensive way to get a first-person view of your next hunt, Spypoint has you covered with the Hunting Edition of their HD Xcel action cam. For $174.99, you’ll get everything you need in one package, including: waterproof housing; bow mount; scope mount; head-strap mount; two quick-release mounts; remote with a 40-foot range; carrying case and more. Don’t worry—you’re not going to get sub-par quality like some cams; this one records in full 1080p HD. Find out more at XcelCam.com.
I’d better get back to the show floor and see what else I can find. Check back tomorrow for more updates.