Oftentimes, bowhunting requires a good bit of gear. I know of very few hobbies that can result in a shed fuller of gear than that of the great outdoors. But that’s okay, because we’re all gear junkies anyway.
Some of the most important pieces of gear I take afield each year are those found in the Realtree EZ product line. From arm guards to bow hangers to bow slings, you’ll find what you need. Here were all of the products on showcase at the 2019 ATA Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Realtree EZ Arm Guard
Bowhunting isn’t easy. There are thousands of things that can go wrong. One of those — and one that happens quite frequently — is shirt clothing contacting the bow string during the shot. When that happens, it kicks the bow left or right and can result in a subpar shot. This can be prevented with the EZ Arm Guard. Slide this over your outermost arm layer on your bow-hand side. This product compresses the clothing and makes it hug tighter to your arm which reduces the odds of the string grazing it.
Realtree EZpic Phone Holder
We live in an age where everyone uses social media. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Twitter. The list goes on. Everyone is capturing their moments afield with photos and videos. The best way to do that with your phone? Using the EZpic Phone Holder from Realtree. It mounts onto an EZmount via a ¼-inch threaded ball joint and holds your smart phone securely in place. That way it’s ready and waiting when that once-in-a-lifetime moment unfolds in the outdoors.
Realtree EZhook Hangers
Deer hunters generally take a lot of gear afield. It’s hard to keep all of that gear organized in the treestand without a system of screw-in hangers. If you have several lightweight items that you take to the woods, the EZhook three-pack is perfect for you. You can even use these in ground blinds and around deer camp, too.
Realtree EZrope Haul Line
Those who hunt from an elevated position understand how difficult (and unsafe) it is to try to climb and carry gear simultaneously. Simply put, don’t do it. First, climb up, and once safely settled, use a haul line to hoist your gear. The Realtree EZrope is perfect for this job. It comes with a convenient handle that doubles as a wrap to keep it tangle-free. It comes with 25 feet of rope.
Realtree EZarrow Puller
Ever tried pulling arrows with sweaty palms? Shoot a 90-pound bow? Use a terrible target? Pulling arrows might be the least fun part of archery — especially if you have one of those targets that are seemingly made of concrete and tar. Typically, there is little hope of them relinquishing their grasp on your arrows. That said, whether you have a great archery target or a terrible one, the EZarrow Puller is perfect for safely removing arrow shafts. Plus, it leaves less room for you to accidentally flex the shaft beyond repair. This is an all-around great tool to keep on-hand.
Realtree 23-Inch EZhanger
Hanging bows and backpacks have never been easier than with the EZhanger product line. Luckily, they come in different size options to fit whatever need you might have. This one is the 23-inch model. It’s very durable and quietly screws into whatever tree you climb. Is it right for you?
Realtree 13-Inch EZmount or EZhanger
Film from the stand but don’t want the longer mounts? Need a shorter hanger for your bow and other gear? The 13-inch EZmount and EZhanger options fit the bill. Again, the EZmount can be used in conjunction with the EZpic Phone Holder or with other cameras compatible with a ¼-inch bolt.
MSRP: $17.99 | $8.99
Realtree EZmount and 34-Inch EZhanger
Have the EZpic phone holder? This is the mounting kit you need to use it in the treestand. It comes with the EZmount and 34-inch EZhanger. You can also use it to mount other smaller cameras and camcorders as well. Even trail cameras can be used with this tool. And don’t worry about weird tree trunk or limb angles. Screw this thing in at any angle you need to compensate for weird trees.
MSRP: $20.99 | $11.99
Realtree EZhanger Crossbow
Are you a crossbow hunter? This is the EZ product for you. It allows your crossbow to securely hang in the tree and keeps it ready and waiting for when you need to grab it and take that shot. The overall length is 23 inches. Plus, it comes with the small EZhook, too. You simply can’t beat this product when it comes to efficiently hanging your crossbow.
Realtree EZhanger Three-Pack
I’m the type of deer hunter who takes a lot of gear afield — even when long walks to the stand are on the menu. Luckily, the three pack allows you to take more gear (and hold less) while in the stand or on the ground. Keep your bow, quiver, backpack, calls, optics and other gear at the ready. It comes with the 13-, 23-, and 34-inch EZhangers.
Realtree T-Post EZmount
A lot of deer hunters mount their trail cameras on T-posts. I have at least one camera on a post right now. The problem we commonly face? They don’t want to stay centered on the post. That’s where the T-Post EZmount comes into play. Slide and secure it onto the post, then mount your camera. It really is that easy. Then, simply set your camera at the desired angle, turn it on, fix the settings and you’re ready to go.
Realtree EZbow Sling
One of the best archery inventions ever was the bow sling. No longer do you have to pack it in with your hands. Simply sling it over your shoulder like you would a gun and trek on to the treestand. The EZbow sling frees up your hands to use your optics or any other gear you need as you walk to and from your destination.
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