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Western Expo: Hoyt Spyder & Faktor

Hoyt bow heaven!  Stopped by the Hoyt booth and got the lowdown on these bows- the Spyder in Carbon and the Faktor in aluminum.            ...

KUIU BINO HARNESS SYSTEM

If you've followed the Rok Blog these last few months, you'll know I've been warming up to the idea of bino harness systems.  KUIU just released their version.  It...
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Layering 101

Layering 101By Shaun Smith, Rokslide Senior Member Technical clothing has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Gone are the days of denim jeans and...
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Vortex Kaibab vs. Vulture: The Definitive Review

Vortex's Kaibab HD 15x56 vs. Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 The Definitive Review By Robby Denning, Rokslide Co-Owner * Disclaimer: I'm not an optics expert. I'm a four-decades mule...
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Why I Shoot Weatherby

I’ve been hunting for big mule deer since the early 1980’s.  During that time, I’ve hunted with five different rifles, all in 7mm Remington Magnum, save one which...

Sitka Gear Ascent Pant and Core Lightweight Hoody Review

Sitka Gear Ascent Pant & Core Lightweight Hoody Review By Josh Boyd, Rokslide Prostaff The early weeks of the 2017 elk season were profusely hot, dry, and smoky with wildfires burning...
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First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants

  First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants By Sam Millard As modern hunters, we expect a lot from our gear; packs, shelters, weapons, and especially clothing, are all under constant scrutiny, and why...

Archery Pro-shops—Who Needs ’em?

For a DIY hunter to kill more than a few big mule deer, he has to be proficient in all three weapon types: archery, muzzleloader, and rifle.  In my...
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Granite Peak Tripod fastest set up!

The Granite Peak Tripod by KDC might be the fastest in the industry.
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Sitka Coldfront Rain Jacket Review

Sitka Coldfront Rain Jacket By Josh Boyd, Guest Contributor I love the simplicity of packing and wearing lighter clothing in the warmer and drier early season. Yet with...

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“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...

One or Both Eyes Open

One or Both Eyes Open By Guest Contributor, Jimmy Tippetts (Slim Jim) When shooting a compound bow, do you use one or both eyes? This topic...
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Clothing Systems

Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

Kifaru Fulcrum Review

Kifaru Fulcrum Review by William Hanson I've been a dyed-in-the-wool Kifaru fan for a few years now and the past year and a half or so...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...