Hunting Gear Inoculation: HIPPO, Covert, Cyclops, Alphaburly
Your weekly dose of the latest hunting related gadgets
A RANGER with a ‘HIPPO’
Polaris has engineered a Polaris RANGER CREW Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. A flip of a switch allows operators to power hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and welding equipment directly from the vehicle’s diesel engine through the integrated HIPPO Multipower System from the Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company.
The Polaris RANGER with HIPPO MPS represents a continued expansion into non-traditional markets for Polaris to serve its increasing base of work customers. Operators in the rail, municipal, construction, oil and gas, rental, utilities and mining industries as well as the military already consider the proven HIPPO MPS indispensable and this all-in-one solution increases their flexibility and mobility even more. This is the first time a Polaris vehicle’s engine has been engineered to power a robust multi-power system like the HIPPO.
A properly maintained vehicle will simply need to be fueled up and it is ready to go since all the equipment is powered from the RANGER’s 24-horsepower diesel engine. This feature greatly reduces the maintenance time associated with four separate systems. The integrated HIPPO 1041CP Multipower System has one hydraulic tool circuit, two quick-disconnect pneumatic fittings, two 120-volt electric outlets at 20 amps and one welding console with quick disconnects.
The RANGER is the perfect vehicle to partner with the HIPPO MPS. Features such as seating for three, On-Demand True All-wheel drive to tackle tough terrain, 500-pound cargo box capacity and one ton of towing capacity, ensure a highly-capable vehicle able to tackle the toughest of tasks.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, please visit www.polaris.com.
‘Covert’ Hunting with Carbon Express
The two new crossbows in the Covert series offer more performance and an even better fit and feel. With quality workmanship and a well-balanced design for natural handling, the Covert series delivers the most difficult shots with precision.
For many hunters, maneuverability is a priority. They want an option that’s lightweight and compact for easy handling in the field. At the same time, they don’t want to compromise on speed and precision. Carbon Express responded with the new Covert CX-3 SL, delivering an ultra-compact profile and ultimate performance in one lethal crossbow.
The Covert CX-3 SL offers blazing speed of more than 355 FPS with a brand new stock. Lighter and more responsive than ever, the Covert CX-3SL features a tactical stock design for a balanced feel and more natural handling to give hunters awesome power, accuracy and overall performance. The crossbow also features an ultra-compact CNC machined aluminum riser to provide superior front-end stability, and a Picatinny mounting system complete with a folding fore grip for a customized fit, to deliver increased accuracy.
- 355 feet per second
- 119 foot-pounds of kinetic energy
- 185-pound draw weight
- 13-inch power stroke
- 8.10 pounds in weight
- 34 ¼ inches in length
- 14-inch length of pull
For more information, please visit www.carbonexpresscrossbows.com.
Cyclops XEVO 500
New for 2014, the XEVO 500 features 500 lumens of brilliant light powered with a Hi-Power Luxeon LED light, providing superior brightness and range. Six Energizer “AA” batteries that are included operate the XEVO 500. With a burn time of approximately 105 minutes, the user has comfort in knowing that after the sun goes down, getting out of - or working in the dark is easy. This hand held light has an ergonomically designed rubberized grip with a trigger pulse switch and also features an Always “ON” lock switch. A detachable red lens is included with the light for transition of getting in and out of the woods without disturbance of wildlife. The integrated Power Meter lets you know when batteries need to be replaced so you are not caught in the dark. The XEVO 500 is perfect light for hunting camp, home situations or traveling in the car.
- Hi-Power Luxeon M LED
- Ergonomically designed rubberized grip w/trigger pulse switch
- Always “ON” lock switch
- Detachable red lens included
- Integrated Power Meter
- Burn time: 105 minutes
- Light Output: 500 Lumens
- Powered by six “AA” Energizer batteries (included)
For more information regarding Cyclops lighting solutions, please visit http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/cyclopssolutions/.
Lacrosse Alphaburly Sport ‘Reboot’
Since its introduction over ten years ago, the LaCrosse Alphaburly Sport has served outdoorsmen and women wherever the hunt has taken them. A boot notorious for its lightweight and scent-free performance, LaCrosse has refreshed the Alphaburly Sport with the Alphaburly Pro series. The Alphaburly Pro delivers a new design, improved function, lighter weight construction and superior performance.
The Alphaburly Pro is designed with an improved and more comfortable fit. Rubber is eliminated around the upper cuff and replaced with stretchable durable neoprene, delivering easier on and off. The remaining exterior is composed of a higher percentage natural rubber, which decreases weight while increasing strength and flexibility. A bi-directional embossed neoprene sock lining delivers improved air circulation within the boot. LaCrosse Alpha Construction and Ankle-Fit technology keep feet dry and secure on any terrain. The new Burly Pro outsole featuring superior traction and stability with no mud build-up provides underfoot support. The Alphaburly Pro series includes two side-zip styles to support easy on and off.
The Alphaburly Pro series is constructed with women’s and men’s specific fit and design. The series includes styles with Advantage Max-4 HD®, Realtree Xtra Green®, Realtree Xtra®, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity®, and Forest Green to support all seasons. Sizes include men’s size 6-15 and women’s size 5-11, both in whole sizes only. Styles include varying levels of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation to support all climates.
For more information, please visit www.lacrossefootwear.com.
The Power to Pull
Summit Treestands presents their all new multi-use Game Cart designed with the power to remove big game animals from the thickest, hardest to access areas in the woods. This game cart possesses Summit’s heavy powder-coated finish to withstand brutal abuse from a variety of uses.
A load capacity of 350 pounds and a surface area of 60” x 19” make this tool capable of transporting anything from trophy big game animals to the season’s firewood with ease. The Game Cart has a solid steel axel, 16-inch diameter wheels and three utility straps to secure game or materials tightly to the structure. Additionally, the frame conveniently folds for storage and transportation. Move what needs to be moved this season with the introduction of Summit’s all new Game Cart.
For more information, please visit: www.summitstands.com.
Pant Pioneered for Early Season Waterfowl
Sitka Gear is excited to announce the introduction of their Grinder Pant, geared toward the early season waterfowl enthusiast.
The Grinder Pant with its high-count stretch-woven polyester fabric gives you enough warmth for early morning missions and enough breathability to remain comfortable the rest of the day as the mercury begins to climb. Understanding the need for versatility, this pant was designed to pull double duty. With its low-profile seams and glued hems, it’s a buttery smooth outerwear piece for those early season shoots.
- Uncompromising range of movement with gusseted crotch, patterned knees
- Low profile webbing belt
- Seven-pocket system Including zippered hand pockets, magnetic closure cargo pockets
For more information about Sitka, please visit www.sitkagear.com.