With today being the final day of the entire year, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on these last 365 days of the calendar (which flew by way too fast). In doing so, it’s not hard to remember some of the products that we spent the most time with . Ranging from 2-person tents to arrow points, the list below is not all-inclusive of our most “popular”products, but when asked about last years most prevalent gear and accessories, here is what our staff had to say:
Yeti 20 oz. & 30 oz. Rambler Tumblers
The whole reason why this list was created in the first place, especially throughout the holiday season, Fin & Feather received 10+ calls a day asking the status of our Yeti 20 oz. & 30 oz. Rambler Tumblers. Sadly, just like every other retailer in the U.S. we had the same answer they did, and we long ago started a back order list. But to be sure your drinks stay cold well into 2016, don’t worry, we’re expecting more to be in the store come early next year.
Nemo Equipment Galaxy 2
We had a lot of good tents come through the store this year, including some award-winning products from Big Agnes, MSR and Marmot, but the apple that really caught our eye (and yours) was the Galaxy 2 from Nemo Equipment. Featuring two doors, a single pole system for easy setup, and an incredibly competitive price point, don’t be surprised if you see this tent popped up the next time you visit any campgrounds.
Yep, you heard it right, while it was hard to say just exactly which rod, reel, or lure was most “popular” this year, it was easy to say that live bait was a big seller. It’s no surprise though, with the freshest selection in town, our long list of live bait is only getting longer in 2016.
Oh the glory of SmartWool socks. For those who tried them on this year, you’re familiar with the feeling of fresh wool covering your toes, the tailored fit, and the all-day comfort of Merino Wool. If you don’t already own one of the gaggles of SmartWool Socks that were bought in 2015, put these foot warmers on the top of your 2016 wish list. Featuring multiple styles for every different activity, finding the right pair for you is as easy as coming into Fin & Feather.
Marmot PreCip Jacket
Stylish and simple, the Marmot PreCip Jacket flew off the shelves this year and kept the consumers dry in the wettest conditions. Partly due to the NanoPro® technology which balances the delicate line between absolute waterproof-ness performance and maximum breathability, and partly due to the sleek fit and stylish design, the PreCip Jacket is sure to be a great jacket for years to come.
Easton Arrow Points
They might not be the most glamorous product of the bunch, but when we see Easton Arrow Points going out the door we’re happy to know people are letting their arrows fly. Featuring every fit and model, the Easton Arrow Tips are an essential aspect of your shooting experience, and for whatever arrows you’ll be using, we’re sure to have you covered.
GSI Outdoors Drinking Glasses
Whether you are giving cheers with new friends this New Year’s Eve, or hiking with an old companion, don’t worry about chipping the fine china with the GSI line of BPA-free plastic stemware and beverage holders. Noted for their practicality and durability, GSI and Fin & Feather served up the fun this year with a full line of stem-less and nesting wine glasses, pint glasses, and even the occasional martini glass.
Osprey’s Anti-Gravity System
Osprey really stepped up the suspension game this year with their patented Anti-Gravity Suspension System. Featured alongside some of Osprey’s most popular packs, the Anti-Gravity system disperses the weight of your heavy load seamlessly into what feels like wearing nothing at all. Try it for yourself this year and see why Osprey’s Anti-Gravity Suspension System is changing the world of backpacking.
Straight and simple, we’ve kept our ammo selection stocked full with .22 ammo the entire year, and our favorite thing to hear was “wow, I can’t seem to find this anywhere else”. Although it’s no surprise to us that we have one the best selections in town, it should never be a surprise for you this upcoming year that we have exactly what you are looking for.
Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener
Proud owners of the Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpeners never had a dull moment in 2015, and that’s because this easy-to-use and highly efficient sharpening machine can handle any edged item you own. Sure to keep you sharp, the original Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener sold out this year, but it just gives you a chance to try the newly introduced Ken Onion Edition and Work Sharp Field Kit in 2016.