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Banded & Fowl Life in Wildfowl Biggest Gear Issue Ever!

By August 3, 2014September 3rd, 2014The Fowl Life

Check out the Banded and Fowl Life ads on page 7, 58, 67, 89, 141 and 205,  of the August Hunting Gear issue of Wildfowl Magazine.

Wildfowl Waterfowl Gear Reviews

Banded Canvasback Floater

If Banded’s mallard and teal introductions are any indication, then diver aficionados can expect one of the most competitive blends of realism, toughness and affordability available. Each 6-pack includes four swimming drakes and two resting hens. $60 –

Banded Honey Badger

Honey badgers are downright nasty, just like this aptly-named single-read. Compact, ferocious, ultra-realistic, and tough, the Honey Badger is an Arkansas-style, medium volume meat call. One of the smallest calls in the Banded line packs a lethal tone.

Banded Dark Magic

Extremely unhealthy for any Canada within earshot, Dark Magic is a super-smooth short-reed that conjures up a devilish tone. Easy to blow but extremely versatile, the call puts dark geese in the hole, simple as that.

Banded Cross Cut Blinds

The Cross Cut was built to be abused. While most layouts use round tubes, Cross Cut stubs are square steel for stability. The heavy-duty camp cover and floor make it ultra-durable. The blind also has a tapering skirt that helps eliminate goose-spooking shadows, a roomy cockpit, flagging doors and a mesh viewing area.

Banded Dog Parka

To stave off the shivers, Banded offers the 5mm Parka. Utilizing spandura neoprene, heavy-duty zippers, easy-lift handles, and a dog leash clip, the vest is available in several sizes and can be trimmed around the neck and legs for a custom fit. Provides additional buoyancy.

Banded Dog Blind

Provided your dog stands no more than 23″ at the shoulders, the Dog Blind will keep your retriever concealed in duck-friendly environments. Built upon a tubed steel frame and wrapped with a 900D cover in Realtree MAX-5, there are concealment straps for brushing in and easy access through a rear door.

Banded Hailstone Jacket

Banded’s Hailstone was designed specifically to provide core protection. It’s super lightweight and packable too, and made of a windproof, rip-resistant shell fabric treated with a durable water-resistant finish. Insulated with 40-gram PrimaLoft.

Banded White River Jacket

We like having options when it comes to layering, and this wader jacket is perfect for our walk-in hunts. Wear the liner on the way in and throw on the insulated, waterproof and breathable shell when you get cold. Waterproof YKK zippers and lots of useful pockets.

Banded UFS Fleece Full-Zip

The UFS Fleece is a must-have for water fowlers who hunt in rapidly changing conditions–this means you! It acts as a cozy stand-alone jacket on mild mornings, or a layering option when winter arrives. The brushed poly fleece wheel is weather- and wind-resistant.

Banded RedZone Insulated Breathable

Walk far and sit long: RedZone has you covered. Warm and breathable, these waders have 900D reinforced knees and seat. The boots are lined with 1,200-gram Thinsulate and we’re eternally grateful for the side-zip chest adjuster, making the waders fit more like a bib.

Banded Gun Stick

Whether you’re trudging the Susquehanna Flats or in flooded timber, one thing always comes at a premium–a place to set down your gun. An excellent option to keep your hands free while working the dog or admiring a late-December greehead, the Gun Stick will extend to 36 inches, keeping your gun at the-ready.

Banded Hand Warmer

Instead of buoy gloves, Banded’s Fleece/PrimaLoft Hand Warmer lets hunters have flexibility and dexterity, ensuring crisp calling sequences and easy safety-to-finger transitions when the shot is called. With 100 grams of PrimaLoft Silver insulation, the waterproof exterior and water-resistant zippered storage area keep your hands balmy in the coldest of conditions.

Banded Deluxe Slough Stool

Standing in knee-deep water with no place to sit is a recipe for calling it quits early when the birds slow down. The Deluxe Slough Stool will give your knees a reprieve. It’s adjustable from 26.5 to 34 inches and swivels 120 degrees allowing hunters to remain seated (and hidden) while the birds work.


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