The First Lite Merino Wool Llano (pronounced like “Yano”) is another Linton Outdoors Favorite. It’s a great fitting lightweight shirt. The Llano is available in a long sleeve or short sleeve. We have been using a pretty successful system of using the short sleeve llano for hiking in during warmer weather and then switching to the long sleeve llano when we drop base camp. It feels great to the skin and breaths/dry’s quickly and without odor. The odor control is what is impressive about this shirt. We have worn this shirt 3 days straight in the backcountry and had no problems with odor. The only thing we have noticed is that when you get it sopping wet it tends to smell like a wet dog. Luckily it drys out quick! The days of polyester hunting shirts are over for us here at Linton Outdoors. Unless you are one of those magical hunting guys who don’t sweat or smell ever (I have one of those hunting buddies) you need to add a First Lite merino hunting shirt to your system, it’s a purchase you won’t regret!
Eberlestock X2 Pack: This compact, lightweight daypack is one of our favorite systems when we need to move quick and fast. At 4.5 lbs and 1700 cu in, this pack is a sweet go-to pack when day hunting. But don’t let it fool you with its weight and size. This pack is packing a beefy tubular aluminum frame that can easily handle a 75lb load.
With 2 vertical and 2 horizontal compression straps, this pack is able to grab onto quite a load. Obviously with the one size fits all suspension, carrying loads of 75lbs won’t be comfortable…but it can handle it.
Eberlestock M5 Team Elk Pack: Brand new to the market!
When invited to make a pack for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Team Elk, Glen Eberle decided that it should be special. His goal was to make one of the best all-around hunting packs ever created, to appeal not just to RMEF members but to all hunters, coast-to-coast and around the world. This is a great hunting pack, proudly blazoned with the Team Elk logo. Part of the proceeds from the sale of each pack are donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
The Team Elk Pack combines many popular features from other Eberlestock packs. It has a Gunslinger II style lid, two wing pockets and a beefy tubular alum frame like the X2, and built-in bow carrier and rifle scabbard.