Each year the team at Hunt Alaska Magazine reviews a plethora of gear that is available to make the hunt more convenient and ultimately successful for the hunter. With a market full of accessories for every aspect of the hunt, it can be a difficult decision to decide which products ultimately make the cut for the categories of Best Firearms and Ammunition, Best Hunting Optics, Best Hunting Accessories, Best Archery Hunting Gear, Best Shooting Gear and Best Knives & Packs for that given year.
In 2018, the Knee Pad Gun Rest in Realtree® Camo from Hunters Specialties received the nod for the Best Shooting Gear category as a product that is not new for 2018, but a staple accessory that can be a difference maker in many hunts.
What makes the Knee Pad Gun Rest so unique and useful is the fact that allows the ground hunter to post a steady, stable aim at an animal yet requires no setup or adjustment and imposes no burden to the hunter on the move. This gun rest simply straps to the hunter’s knee and is ready while on the move or in the stand. The soft, raised pad cushion perfectly fits the forestock of any gun, particularly shotguns for turkey hunters. Without any hard, metal parts involved, the Knee Pad Gun Rest is extremely quiet and friendly to the mobile hunter. The adjustable strap allows the hunter to adjust for leg size and thickness of clothing being worn, while Realtree Camo means nothing shiny or bright that will gain the attention of wild game.