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Getting hiking gear for Utah Trails at Smith & Edwards

We’re getting Cabin Fever… are you?

- posted by Rose Marion

When I’m not at Smith & Edwards, taking photos is a huge hobby of mine.

I’ve been in Utah for 6 years, and while I’ve loved wandering backroads for barn photos and along the river parkways for macros and mushrooms, I’ve never ventured up the trails for some stunning shots.

Til now!

I’ve got Cabin Fever and I bet you do, too. Come explore the hikes & trails of Weber county with me! Mike Vause has picked out some gear for me, and I want to see if you can keep up!


I’m wearing the Columbia Switchback II Jacket (in “rose” color), Columbia gray Anytime Outdoor Long shorts, and Merrell waterproof high top hiking boots. In-store, I’m wearing Ariat Real Riding Eclipse jeans. Yep, I got all that gear at Smith & Edwards!

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And check out the boots department for Merrell, Hi-Tec, and Under Armour hiking boots and trail running shoes.

You’ll find even more gear in-store at Smith & Edwards, off exit 351 just north of Ogden. Have fun out there!

Shop the Cabin Fever Sale!

Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale

Gear Picks for deer hunting in Wyoming's Region G

Wyoming Mule Deer Hunting Gear Picks

- posted by Tyson Anderson

Here’s my story…. scroll down to tell me YOURS and get a $25 Smith & Edwards gift card!

During this past hunting season, I had the opportunity to go on a hunt to Wyoming in rugged Region G with my best friend. He drew this exclusive tag his first year putting in for it! Growing up, we dreamed about hunting this prime unit.

When we discovered that he drew, my mind immediately turned to my gear and what I needed to purchase to hunt the tough, high country mule deer of Wyoming.

My Deer Hunting Gear for Wyoming’s Region G

Badlands 2200 backpack

Badlands 2200 backpack

I used the Badlands 2200 pack and it was prime. I was able to pack the gear necessary to allow comfort in the back country, the batwing design and spotting scope pocket provided excellent organization.

It ended up being a wet and cold opening weekend to the hunt. I was glad I’d purchased a Kryptek Poseidon rain jacket which kept my upper body dry as could be during the blizzard-like weather for days. Without this jacket keeping my core dry, I believe we would have had a different turn out on this hunt of a lifetime.

During this hunt I also was using the Vortex Viper 10×42 binoculars. I love these binoculars! They also held up and performed without flaws during mother nature‚Äôs curveballs. I was able to locate/spot during a blizzard, a nice old four-point deer barely poking out of the pine trees, checking his surroundings, before stepping out to feed.

Vortex Viper 10x42 binoculars for hunting

I love my Vortex Viper 10×42 binoculars!

When the moment came to make the shot and put this old smart toothless warrior to rest, we trusted and had 100% confidence in the accuracy and kinetic energy that the Berger Bullets provide to ensure a quick ethical kill to such a majestic animal.

With one quick shot, the buck was stopped in his tracks. The 185gr VLD Berger Bullets are amazing and provide unsurpassed knock down! Which you want to respectfully harvest any type of big game.

Wyoming mule deer

My friend and I with this majestic Wyoming mule deer

During the cleaning process of the animal, I trusted in the Outdoor Edge knives. I bought this knife because I was impressed by the replaceable surgical blades, because everyone knows how bad it sucks when your knife is dull and you have to take the time to sharpen your blade during a storm.

Outdoors edge knife

I recommend this Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite knife with replaceable blades for field dressing your trophy.

Click here to see more Field Dressing tools, and click here for Folding Knives.

This knife provided quick and easy cleaning which allowed us to quickly clean and make it back to the truck before we froze to death.

OK, enough about my story – what’s yours?

Fame… prestige… a $25 gift card to Smith & Edwards… it could all be YOURS!

Send us your hunting story, get a $25 Gift Card!

I want to hear your favorite hunting story. Send me an email at info@smithandedwards.com and tell me all about it, big game or waterfowl, we love em all: tell me the story, send me pictures, and if you like, tell me about the gear you used to make it happen.

If we publish your story in a blog post, you’ll get a $25 gift card to Smith & Edwards!

We’re looking for stories that are at least a couple paragraphs & have a picture to go with them. Please send your stories by November 15th. I can’t wait to hear yours!

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