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1 FIRST LITE SAWBUCK BRUSH PANT

Gone are the days of stiff upland pants that are not ideal for long days afield or climbing hot, arid environments for birds such as chukar or Huns. The Sawbuck Brush Pant is made with four-way stretch nylon for maneuverability. Double-panel nylon brush panels line the front and calves of the pants to provide protection from briars and thick brush, A DWR finish sheds moisture for those early morning treks behind a good working dog.

$160; firstlite.com

2 JAGDHUND GAMSFELD MEN'S VEST

The Gamsfeld is a lightweight vest made with 95-percent new wool and five-percent alpaca. This combination provides a thermoregulating climate zone ag0ainst the body, so it can be worn in hot or cold weather. Made with Robur-Band, this material makes the vest windproof and water-repellent. Two zip pockets and two breast pockets store miscellaneous gear. A two-way front zip with chin protector round out the package.

$279; jagdhund-usa.com

3 KLYMIT MOON DOG BED

Your bird dog covers double the miles that you do and deserves a comfortable spot to rest at camp. The Klymit Moon Dog Bed is a portable, inflatable bed for the traveling hunter. The lightweight bed blows up easily and packs down small. A raised side rail helps your pup stay in place. The included bed cover has a puncture-resistant bottom, soft fleece top, and is machinewashable--perfect for dirty dogs. Available in Small/Medium and Large.

$70-$100; klymit.com

4 LEATHERMAN FREE P2

It's tough holding a paw while trying to open your Leatherman to pull out a cactus needle. The Leatherman FREE series is designed to provide one-hand operation for all 19 tools. Each tool opens smoothly and clicks into place. The P2 is lightweight for a multitool at just 7.6 ounces, and it's only 4.25-inches long, making it just the right size to fit in your pocket. Needle-nose and regular pliers make for easy removal of the toughest cactus, or worse, porcupine quills.

$120; leatherman.com

5 YETI BOOMER BOWL

This dog bowl is ideal for traveling because of its extreme durability. The Boomer Bowl is made with double-wall stainless steel, meaning you can drop it, kick it, or leave it in a rainstorm--it won't break or rust. The bowl can serve double-duty as either a food or water bowl, and holds eight cups of either. Make sure to customize it with your gun dog's name, so it doesn't accidently end up in your hunting buddy's truck. Available in five colors.

$50; yeti.com

By Kali Parmley

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