More From: Craig Smith

Craig SmithCraig Smith, grandson of store founder Bert Smith, knows what clothing you want for hunting, rodeo, or workwear – because he wears it, too! Plus he’s got over 10 years’ experience of finding the best activewear and men’s apparel. Check out what he recommends for you here at Smith & Edwards.


New from Stanley & Berne at Smith & Edwards

4 New Ways to Stay Warm & Keep Food Hot in Tough, Cold Weather

- posted by Rose Marion

With winter just around the corner, we've stocked up on your must-haves for playing & working outside.

Whether your job's out in the elements, or you like to play out in the snow, you'll love these new clothes and food & drink items from rugged brands like Stanley & Berne.

Some Smith & Edwards employees volunteered to help show off the new goods - thanks guys!

New from Stanley

Stanley thermoses are the go-to for keeping coffee, hot chocolate, soup, & chili warm while you're working at a cold job site. We visited the north yard at Smith & Edwards to put them to the test.
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These are tough enough to keep your meals & hot chocolate warm for 2 days. Now that's good for just about any type of traveling or outdoor job. Not to mention they're perfect for Ice Fishing & Elk Camp!

These Stanley insulated stainless steel pint cups have a grip built in. They come with a sipping lid, and keep your iced beverage cold for 4 hours!

These Stanley insulated stainless steel pint cups have a grip built in. They come with a sipping lid, and keep your iced beverage cold for 4 hours!

If you want to keep your cold beverages cold, Stanley thermoses are still the way to go! With growlers and cups, you're covered for summer concerts & relaxing on the porch.

Stanley producst new at Smith & Edwards

New items from Stanley include a 2-gallon Adventure Jug Beverage Dispenser (bottom left), metal lunch box, insulated growlers, and new sizes of the time-tested Stanley thermos!

We carry the old Stanley standards, plus we just got in brand-new styles! Stanley now has a crock pot and a water jug with spout dispenser in 1-gallon & 2-gallon sizes. There's also a new Stanley lunch pail that nests a Stanley bottle or mug with plenty of room for food.

New hot-food items from Stanley

EmmaLee's Stanley 3-quart Adventure Vacuum Crock keeps hot food hot for 12 hours, and cold food cold up to 16 hours!
Cole's holding the Stanley 2-Stage Lid Thermos. Depending on which size thermos you buy, this insulated stainless steel thermos will keep ice water cold for 36-48 hours!

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Brand-new Silicone Dutch Oven liner

Dreamed up in Utah, these genius reusable Dutch oven liners are here at Smith & Edwards! Sized exactly for your 12" or 6-quart Dutch oven, there will be more sizes to come.

Made to withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees, this saves you from hauling that heavy cast iron pan over to the sink or stream to scrape dried dessert off the sides. Just peel it from your Dutch oven, then hand wash or place in dishwasher!

Silicone Dutch oven liner

This blue Dutch oven liner will keep your cast iron clean! Plus: Click here for Dutch oven cookbooks. Click for our popular camo tablecloths!


This new item is COMING SOON to Smith & Edwards.... watch this page for updates!

Looking for more outdoor Cooking must-haves?

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New Name in Workwear: Berne

You can see our clothing buyer, Craig, above. He just added a new line of workwear. Why?

  • Berne's jackets feature pleated action backs and elbows to let you move with ease when you're working. Instead of the whole jacket shifting when you reach or lift, the elbows and back extend to keep you covered.
  • Every men's & women's work jacket & coat features 3 inside-chest pockets
  • All main seams on Berne insulated outerwear feature triple-needle stitching for extra security
  • It's a great product at a good price!

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Berne is also available for ladies! Styled & designed to fit ladies comfortably, you'll find insulated work wear designed for women from the Berne product line. And it's not just the tailoring: choose from traditional or fresh, bold colors like bright blue and dark pink!

Berne is just the latest addition to our huge workwear collection. You'll find Carhartt, CAT, Dickies, Ariat, and Wrangler RIGGS workwear in our store in Ogden, Utah as well as our web store. You'll also find our customers' favorite made-in-USA work gloves, Yellowstone Gloves (read why they're a favorite, here).

Nicolo, Logan, John, & Jerica modeling Berne workwear

Nicolo, Logan, John, & Jerica

Bonus: Much of this gear is also great for Ice Fishing, too!

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Warmth from the Inside, Out: Thermals & Base Layers

Skiing, snowboarding, hunting, ice fishing - the key to staying warm in those awesome winter hobbies is to keep a synthetic base layer on! Cotton will actually chill you when you sweat - so choose a good top & bottom baselayer set from Columbia or Under Armour for ladies. For the guys, we have those same brands plus Carhartt base layers available.

You'll find women's base layers for Columbia & Under Armour - perfect for ice fishing!

We carry them for her! You'll find women's base layers for Columbia & Under Armour. They'll keep her warm ice fishing!

Get base layers for him: Carhartt, Columbia, & Under Armour to keep heat in & combat moisture!

Get base layers for him: Carhartt, Columbia, & Under Armour to keep heat in & combat moisture!

Shop Men's thermal clothing Shop Women's thermal clothing & Base layers Explore all clothing

Special thanks!

Thanks to Craig from Clothing, Nicolo from Receiving, Logan from Shoes, John from Lawn & Garden, Cole from Shipping, and Jerica & EmmaLee from the Web Store for modeling these products for us. You make us look good!
Thanks to Smith & Edwards employees for modeling!

Kids' Camo, Carhartt, and Polypropelene Thermals to stay warm and cool!

Keep 'em Cool in Camo: Kids' Camo!

- posted by Misti Kosoff
Craig Smith in camo hunting gear

My brother looking cool in his camo

My brother Craig buys all the camo for Smith & Edwards. He has a saying that's famous here: "Nothing says COOL like CAMO!"

Back several years ago, most camo was just available in men's sizes. Ladies and kids wore the smallest men's sizes they could find.

Luckily the camo companies got on board, and now not only can you find ladies' camo - both pink camo and ladies' sizes of Kryptek, Realtree, and Mossy Oak patterns - but boys' camo and girls camo, too!

Youth Camo and Carhartt Outdoor Gear

Sam and his big sister Emileigh wanted to help me show you some of the youth camo available at Smith & Edwards. Sam and Emileigh are the son and daughter of Amy, who works at Smith & Edwards in our inventory department. Here they are!

Sam wearing boys' Kryptek camoSam's wearing Kryptek Highlander camo pants and a Kryptek Highlander camo jacket, both from Koda Adventure Gear. Click here to shop kids' camo online.

Emileigh wearing girls' camo jacket with pink hood and Browning camo hatEmileigh's loving this Browning Buckmark ladies' hat. Her Carhartt camo jacket features Realtree Xtra camo on the outside and a pink-lined hood.

Girls' camo jacket with pink liner and ladies Browning camo hatClick here for ladies' camo hats and gear!

Love Carhartt? You can also find camouflage Carhartt in kids' sizes.

Emileigh loves this pink-sleeved girls' Carhartt camo shirt!

Emileigh loves this pink-sleeved Carhartt camo shirt!

Sam with his boys Carhartt sweatshirt and hat

Sam with boys' camo pants and Carhartt brown hoodie

Carhartt always goes well with camo!

Get Sam's Carhartt hat here - it's made in USA and fits kids & adults!

How did we keep Emileigh & Sam warm in a photoshoot below 30 degrees on a cold Utah winter day? A secret from our Surplus department...

Youth Polypropelene from Surplus

That's right, you've been asking for youth-sized polypropelene just like the adult sizes we carry. This stuff is the best for ice fishing, night fishing, layering for other cold activities like hiking, snowshoeing, and even keeping in your emergency gear.

Boys' polypropelene thermals at Smith & Edwards to keep him warm!It's nearly impossible to find youth polypropelene thermals, so when our surplus department got in a shipment, they asked me to tell you about it! Come in and get yours while they last. You can also find them online here with our top cold weather gear picks.

We have brown and black in select tops & bottoms. Both Emileigh and Sam are wearing a size Medium of the polypropelene crew neck shirt and pants.

Cold weather girls' polypropelene thermals to keep her warm!Polypropelene wicks away moisture and continues to retain warmth - even when wet! It's a good insulation materia, very warm, and it's not itchy like wool. Polyproplene launders well, so it's easy to wash and dry.

Polyproplene thermals can be hard to find because it's not as well-known as cotton or polyester! And, it's especially hard to come by polyproplene in kids' sizes, because there's not a high demand for extreme cold weather clothing for children, like there is for the adult sizes. But when you find it, it's the same quality as the adult sizes. As our Surplus manager Ryan Seager told me, this is "Adult quality in KIDS' sizes!"

Plus, these tops & bottoms fold up very compact, especially compared to wool and puffy jackets - so they are great for emergency kits.

Get your polypropelene gear:

Zip Top Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Zip Top Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Crew Neck Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Crew Neck Kids Polypropelene Shirt
Kids Polypropelene Bottoms
Kids Polypropelene Bottoms

Thanks Sam & Emileigh for your help!

Sam and Emileigh modeling camo

How to Rope a Cowboy Toy, with Craig Smith

How to Rope a Cowboy Toy

- posted by Rose Marion

If you've ever been dummy ropin', you know how FUN it is... and you don't need to be a team roper on a horse to have fun with it.

Stick a steer head on a bale of hay, or hook up a Smarty dummy to your 4-wheeler - it's as fun as the real thing.

But what about when it's raining, or it's dark out? How you gonna rope then?

Here it is: The living room Cowboy Toy. Born in Texas, our customers LOVE these mini steers! They come with their own rope, interchangeable horns, and the legs even move like a real dummy steer, so you can head 'n heel with the whole family. Craig had to show Curtis with ABC4 Utah how it's done:

This tabletop roping dummy's as fun as it looks!

Gotta have one? Get your own Cowboy Ropin' Toy (and see their big brothers) at SMITHandEDWARDS.com in our Roping Dummy section.
Explore Ropin' dummies at Smith & Edwards

If you haven't seen someone rope the Shorty ropin' dummy, you've gotta checkout our Dummy Ropin' we did back on Valentine's Day! Click here to see some Dummy Ropin' Pictures.
Dummy Ropin, a new tradition at Smith & Edwards!

Sitka waterfowl jacket

Duck Hunting Season is here - We've got what you need

- posted by Rose Marion

First day of duck season and we've got what you need here at Smith & Edwards!

Come on in and you'll find camouflage shirts, pants, hats, gloves, warm boots, and much more. All types of hunter orange gear that you can use the rest of the season, too. We stock a huge variety of camouflage patterns and accessories - the ducks will never see you coming in your duck hunting camo. And we've got Under Armour and hoodies as well as good socks to keep you warm on those cold mornings.

We know hunting gear because we hunt, too. Craig, our camo buyer, and Scott, one of our Hunting buyers, gave us all the details on what gear you'll need for a great waterfowl trip.

Craig and Scott know all about duck hunting - just look at the proof! Get their gear and advice at Smith and Edwards.

If you take their advice, maybe you'll have as great a day duck hunting as Craig and Scott did!

It can be tough to keep track of all the gear you need for a simple morning of duck hunting, so take a look at what we've got for all your waterfowling needs.

Smith & Edwards' Duck Hunting Picks

If you haven't been to Smith & Edwards for hunting gear before, come on in the front doors and head to the north wall, on your left. You'll be able to find the waterfowl hunting gear you need fast.

Waterfowl camo shirts

Waders

We've got the waders you need for a dry socks after a long, successful morning of duck hunting. You'll keep your feed warm and dry with insulated boots. Even if you're in the marsh rather than in a blind, a good pair of camouflage waders can be a solid investment - and the difference between a good hunt and a real success.

You'll find several types of camo waders, including blades camo, at Smith & Edwards. We also carry regular fishing waders in solid colors for fishing.

Browning Blades Waterfowl camo

Blades waterfowl camo by Browning

Waterfowl Camo

You'll find great waterfowl camo at Smith & Edwards - camouflage that has natural grassy shapes and a lot of earth tones and shading, compared to blocky, solid camo. This will help you blend right in with the blind and the swamp. We've got lots of camo patterns so you can see what works for you.

Blades, Max 5, and Sitka are our best-selling waterfowl camo patterns.

Browning Realtree Max 5 waterfowl camo

Browning Realtree Max 5 waterfowl camo

Sitka's got a very different take on waterfowl camo and camo in general than other brands. Sitka's scientists are interested in what the ducks' eyes see, rather than how humans see camo.

This Sitka waterfowl jacket is designed to look like a wetland when viewed from overhead.

This Sitka waterfowl jacket is designed to look like a wetland when viewed from overhead.

So that's why Sitka's camo has a honeycomb or mesh look to it: Sitka's betting that the birds will see Sitka camo as a more realistic view of the environment, because the camo is designed to blend in when viewed from overhead - so the ducks don't see you as they fly.

Sitka waterfowl jacketRemember, you might have camo on, and you might be in a blind, but the most important thing is to keep still! Try to only move your eyes and keep your head as still as possible for the best shot at your birds.

Gamehide waterfowl pants

Gamehide waterfowl pants

Duck Hunting Gloves

Sitka waterfowl gloveWhen you're duck calling, you don't want your hands to stand out. Keep warm and put a bit of camouflage on your hands with these hunting gloves.

Waterfowl gloves are waterproof, so you can go in and get your decoys or get your ducks out of the water without getting your hands wet! Again, Sitka makes its own special camouflage gloves so you're even more hidden, since they're designed for how ducks see you rather than how animals on the ground see us.

Sitka's gloves are great as stand-alone gloves, or, you can wear them as a base layer because they're form-fitting and not at all bulky, so almost like a second skin. You can slide on another pair of gloves on top of them when it's really cold.

Camouflage Gloves at Smith and Edwards

Keep your fingers warm in the blind with these camo gloves. You'll find your size in a variety of patterns and levels of warmth.

Duck at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Hat

For the best chance of success, use our lucky Smith & Edwards hat. And we've got tons of styles of hats so you can pick your favorite. Black, Hunter orange, and several patterns of camo hats that'll keep your head warm on those cold mornings.

Sitka waterfowl beanie hat

Sitka waterfowl beanie hat

Hand Warmers

Keep warm with handwarmers in your gloves. We've got both reusable hand warmers and single-use handwarmes. Both will give you several hours of nice, glowing heat. Put 'em in your gloves, with or without a liner, to keep your fingers flexible and ready for action.

Now that you've got your camo and you know you'll be warm next time, let's make sure you've got all the gear from sporting goods you need. Head over to our east wall to our Sporting Goods department for decoys, duck calls, and shot.

Dog

We don't stock dogs, sorry. But we do have nice dog treats and bones for your hard-working retriever.

We've also got training dummies, whistles, leashes, training collars, and scents - both duck and pheasant scents.

Working on training your own retriever? Check out this video lesson:

 

Decoys

Sure we've got decoys! Get your ducks in a row with duck decoys and a mesh decoy bag to pack them out.

Tanglefree Mallard Duck Decoys and Bag at Smith and Edwards

This TanglefreeĀ® mesh decoy bag and mallard decoys are a great place to start with decoys.

We've got duck decoys and geese decoys. The ducks above were a favorite in 2013. In 2014, we now carry Deek Decoys made here in Utah! Call 801-731-1120 for any questions, we'll be happy to help.

Duck Calls

You knew all about duck calls way before Duck Dynasty was cool.

We've got Duck Commander duck calls that will work great on your next waterfowl hunt. If you prefer Primos duck calls, we've got those, too.

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Shotgun and Ammo

We've got the shot and ammunition for all kinds of hunting this season at Smith & Edwards, and we'll be happy to recommend the ammo as well as guns for your hunt - whether you're duck hunting, turkey hunting, or looking at four-legged game.

Come on back to the Sporting Goods counter - we know the guns and ammo you'll need because we hunt ducks ourselves - as well as elk, deer, and more game. We'll get you what you need.

For shells, you need to use steel shot for waterfowl. 3" is a good place to start - you want to use 2s, 3s, or 4s for ducks. We've got a huge selection, and we're happy to help you choose the best shot.

For shotguns, Scott's pick is the Benelli Nova, hands-down.

If you're looking at semiautomatic, take a look at Benelli, Winchester, Beretta, and Browning. You'll want a gun with a synthetic stock, and we've got those in black and camouflage. You'll get a gun you can rely on to function well in cold weather.

Remember to give your shotgun a good cleaning after a day in the swamp. Mud, grit, and all sorts of crud can build up on your gun. Doesn't hurt to carry some cleaning equipment and a cleaning rod with you into the blind, too, so you don't have to go back to the truck or worse, home, if your equipment gets too dirty to function.

Duck hunting at Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Duck hunting at Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City

Cooler and Thermos

Nothing like hot cocoa or warm soup after a long morning of duck hunting. We've got both thermoses and coolers, so you can keep your hot drinks hot and keep your ducks on ice til you get home.

Duck Stamp

You can get your federal duck stamp right here at our Sporting Goods counter. They're $15 and they'll get you in to all the waterfowl areas here in Northern Utah, like Farmington Bay and Ogden Bay. When the federal government gets its act together, check out Bear River up by Brigham City - it's a federal wetland, so it's not open at the moment, but it's a great location for duck hunting.

Duck hunting camo pants

Get duck hunting gear in our web store

Do you have a good bag for all your gear? We've got a great selection of gear bags in the store, and you can find our favorites online, like our 5.11 tactical bags and Voodoo tactical bags.

You might also want to bring a headlamp and a compass so you don't wander around the swamp longer than you have to. And we've got a huge selection of paracord in-store and in our online store, so you can keep your gear where you need them.

Hunting Camouflage Paracord at Smith and Edwards

Choose from camouflage paracord as well as bright and solid colors of paracord, both in-store and online.

Come in for great deals on hunting gear!

Don't forget to stop by our Sporting Goods department for all your shot, too. They've got some great sales and rebates for the beginning of hunting season, so come on in today.

Hunting camouflage at Smith and Edwards

Whatever season you hunt, we've got the camo and gear to help you have a successful hunt. Maybe you'll bring us back a souvenir!

What are your duck hunting tips?

Leave us a comment below with your duck hunting tips & tricks. What gear do you use year after year? What are your favorite spots? We want to hear what works for you!