Get ready for this year’s incredible assortment of VEHICLES, ACCESSORIES, and AIRCRAFT.
PRODUCT REVIEWS BY GEAR GUIDE EDITOR SUE MEAD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAV SCHMIEGE III
BEECHCRAFT KING AIR 360
This legendary twin-engine turboprop is celebrated for performance, elegance, and reliability. It can serve as the boardroom or the opening chapter of your family vacation and carry up to 11 occupants, with impressive cargo and payload capability. A range of close to 2,000 miles means fewer stops for fuel. Impressive is its takeoff-field length of 3,300 feet, plus it’s at home in any climate and on many runways — pavement optional. Handcrafted interiors meet high standards, with premium details designed for a first-class flying experience and options to personalize. The large, spacious cabin has the only double club seating in the segment. It’s built in Wichita, Kansas, the Air Capital of the World.
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR BLACK LABEL
This full-sized SUV is a 4WD marvel motivated by a twin-turbo-charged 3.5 V-6 and 10-speed automatic. The Caviar exterior features a chrome mesh grille, a panoramic Vista roof with power sunshade, and 22-inch aluminum wheels. Power running boards provide access to the refined Invitation-themed interior with heated and ventilated seats, ambient lighting, a 360-degree camera, and a Revel Ultima sound system with 28 speakers.
Price Tested – $75,800
GENESIS GV80 PRESTIGE
This stunning midsize SUV has all-wheel drive and is packed with full-sized luxury, comfort, and convenience, with a host of multimedia and technology features. Notable is the surround view monitor, heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, and Genesis-logoed puddle lamps. It’s powered by a 3.5-turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic and adjustable suspension. An alluring Adriatic Blue, it sits on 20-inch wheels and has Napa leather.
Price Tested – $75,800
LUCCHESE RUDY BOOTS
Price Tested: $395
LAMBORGHINI URUS S
This Italian performance carmaker has kept “the fast and added the slow” and gives its first SUV authentic off-road cred, a V-8 turbocharged engine, eight-speed automatic, and permanent 4WD that takes you from racetrack to sand, gravel, rocks, ice, and snow—even across the river on your ranch with air suspension, a front skid plate, and adjustable ground clearance. The four-seater is also a speed demon and hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph. The aluminum-and-steel body is painted a classy Rosso Mars and wears a tasteful Nero Ade interior with luxe-level trims and finishes, ambient lighting, high-tech equipment, and personalization for comfort, navigation, and entertainment.
Made for the hinterlands, this 4WD Crew Cab is painted deep bronze metallic with Obsidian Rush interior and is powered by a 6.2-liter engine and a 10-speed auto transmission. We like the off-road suspension, the skid plates, the front/rear locking differentials, the hill-descent/hill-start control, and the 120-volt power.
Price Tested – $80,435
This trio of products is made by a company that is highly valued by landowners and contractors for engineering the toughest and most reliable products in the industry. These mowers and mulchers are used for land clearing and vegetation management and are known for their dependability, durability, and the company’s reputation for customer service. Shown here, the EX Drum Mulcher DC Pro X, SK Disc Mulcher with belt drive, and SK Excavator Mower Rotary Brush Cutter.
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LUCCHESE COSIMO BRIEFCASE
Price Tested: $645
FORD F250 SUPER DUTY KING RANCH
Ford’s King Ranch trucks pay homage to this famed South Texas ranch credited as the “Birthplace of American Ranching.” Unapologetically Texan, it has a lush cabin, features for work and weekend pursuits, and tasteful King Ranch heritage highlights. This “smartphone on wheels” runs on a 6.7-liter high-output turbo diesel with massive torque for towing and is mated to a 10-speed automatic; it has an electronic locking axle, a 360-degree camera, and a 12,000-pound Warn winch. The Antimatter Blue exterior of the 4×4 Crew Cab is punctuated by chrome accents along with King Ranch iconic trims and badging. Inside is Kingsville Antique Affect Java Leather and high-end wood trims.
This updated new model seats four and is built for rugged, wide-open terrain. It now includes better weather protection, more storage, new aluminum wheels, new wiring for accessories, new suspension settings, and new colors. Features include the 999cc Honda engine dual clutch and six-speed automatic and live-valve suspension with 13.2 inches of ground clearance.
Price Tested – $25,799
LUCCHESE COSIMO BACKPACK
Price Tested – $795
Some think of it as the Out of Africa vehicle; others as the model of choice for the Australian Outback. We think of classic Land Rover Defenders as timeless treasures that are adept motoring over the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, cruising the sandy tracks of the Pine Barrens of Georgia or parked at the Maroon Creek Club in Aspen. Perhaps, you’ll imagine a pre-owned. resto-model finding a home on your ranch or range, as we did when we tested ACRUX (the Dark Maverick) and HERMES (the Vivid Virtuoso).
Honda’s dual-sport motorcycle is made for both urban riders and trails with rugged construction. It is more upright with lower seat height, a special paint scheme, a 286cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single engine, and a six-speed transmission. It has 9.3 inches of suspension travel, 9.6 inches of ground clearance, and a curb weight of 311 pounds.
Starting At $5,699
ORVIS CLEARWATER SERIES
World-renowned fly-fishing rods, reels, clothing, and gear by Orvis, an American, family-owned retail and mail-order business specializing in fly-fishing, hunting, and sporting goods. Founded in Manchester, Vermont, in 1856 by Charles Orvis to sell fishing tackle, it’s the oldest mail-order retailer in the US.
CLEARWATER FLY ROD AND REEL: $249–$429
LUCCHESE OSTRICH DUFFEL LARGE
Price Tested: $6,495
BIRD DOG OF THE DAY PHEASANT WHISKEY GLASS
Celebrate your favorite game bird or bird dog with the tasteful collection of glassware and tumblers from Bird Dog of the Day. The memorable keepsakes are a perfect gift for lovers of the hunt and your preferred 11-ounce beverage.
Mammoth stands out in the outdoor market for making innovative and unique products that have top performance and good ergonomic design; they are also lightweight and affordable. Ideal for hunters, boaters, campers, and outdoor adventurers. The Ranger 45 ($300) can handle extreme and rugged locations, while the Tropic 30 Backpack Cooler ($175) features hands-free convenience.
Price Tested – $175 + $300
IRISH SETTER MUDTREK
Irish Setter is the purveyor of an impressive line of boots for hunters and workers in different terrains. Mudtrek pull-on rubber hunting boots are 100 percent waterproof to keep you dry with PrimaLoft insulation and ThermalBoost for extra warmth. Perfect for hunters, they’re attractively designed in Mossy Oak and Break-Up Country Camouflage and exclusive ScentBan odor-control technology that kills bacteria and eliminates odors. The heavy self-cleaning tread on the bottom gives excellent traction. Unisex fit.
Price Tested – $219
FILSON ULTRALIGHT VEST
Price Tested: $165
BELL MODEL 407GXi
This luxe-level flying machine has many charms. It offers big utility with seats for up to seven and room for cargo and gear. Perfect for personal or corporate use, it’s fast and comfortable, with a four-bladed, single-turbine engine that achieves a maximum speed of up to 160 mph and 400 miles of range. The exterior and interior can be customized with refined finishes, materials, and equipment. Notable is single-pilot, IFR-capable equipment for operations in low visibility. Known as experts and pioneers in the aviation industry, Bell Textron Inc. is a North American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
407GXi base price: Starts under $4 Million
407GXi fully loaded version: Just under $5 Million
Track and train your dogs with this reliable, handheld GPS, which relies on multicolored tracking lights to ID your dogs at night. Features include a vivid 3.5-inch touchscreen, downloadable satellite imagery, InReach satellite communication, and a life- saving SOS button. The slim, rugged, and universally sized collar fits different breeds and sizes and can track up to 9 miles.