Every year you hunt, you might notice your gear seems heavier and the walk to your stand seems longer. Age has a way of exaggerating things, but modern technology and ingenious hunting manufacturers are creating products to help you tackle your hunting adventures.
Treat yourself to some new hunting gear from the 2023 XOP Outdoors product line. Whether you buy one or all of the products below, you’ll quickly notice they are light, comfortable, well designed and perfect for every property you hunt. Add to or upgrade your setup — your body will thank you.
This ultralight stand comes in at 7.5 pounds with a plethora of features including integrated stick attachment points, a four-point bracket system that fits a variety of crooked trees, and a large platform that lets you stand and shoot comfortably. Other top features are:
A satisfied customer named Steve commented on the product website, “Another great stand by XOP. Paired with X2 sticks, two j-hooks versa straps and a quick draw bow hanger, (everything is) just 15 pounds. (You) can’t beat that. Super comfortable with the best seat pad I’ve ever sat on. Best mobile setup I’ve found, hands down.”
Similar to but smaller than the Cold World, the Retrograde is a microlight hybrid platform designed for long tours. At 6.1 pounds, it boasts many of the features familiar from the Cold World including:
The Invader is the ultimate saddle platform. Its 12-by-12-inch platform provides plenty of space, and the wide tooth profile makes it extremely stable when installed properly. It fits in most packs and has integrated aider attachment points. Plus, it:
Hunter Matthew Lackas said, “This platform is truly amazing; the grip is like nothing I’ve ever experienced in the hunting industry. Once you have it set properly on the tree it is rock solid. I’ve owned two platforms from well-known saddle companies and so far, this one blows them out of the water. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and for the price you can’t beat the quality this platform provides.”
These light and durable climbing sticks are easy to connect, carry and climb with — and may just become your favorite way to ascend a tree. A few notable features include:
Reviewers frequently give these sticks five stars. One user commented, “Hands down best stick on the market right now for money. (I love) the grip combined with the lightweight and all the options for transport and aiders. You just can’t beat these sticks!”
Listed as an ingenious add-on to all XOP hunting systems, the Gamma pack is an ideal transport system that evenly distributes stand and gear weight across your back, while seamlessly binding to your body as you walk. The frame pack also:
In celebration of the season that ignites our passion for bowhunting and the outdoors, Bowhunters United has teamed up with XOP Outdoors for an epic giveaway to kick-start the season. One lucky winner will win:
To enter the giveaway, click here or use the form below. Visit the @bowhuntersunited__ Instagram page and scroll to find the “Cold World Giveaway” post. Tag a friend in the post comment to earn 10 bonus entries. The giveaway ends Aug. 14, 2023. The winner will be announced and contacted by email the following week.
Bowhunters United would like to thank its partner XOP Outdoors for its support and continued commitment to product quality and design. Click here to see a list of other supportive BU partners and endorsers.