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Bugle - Featured Articles , Gear 101 | April 29, 2024

WeatherTech FloorLiner HP

Elk hunting often means driving through mud, snow and dirt, but there’s no reason to spread that outside grime to your truck’s interior. Enter WeatherTech FloorLiner HP (High Performance).

From the company that set the standard with the toughest floormats in the industry, this iconic, laser-measured liner offers a custom fit designed to fully shield your footwells from the mud on your boots after a day spent hunting. The HP’s rugged, heavy-duty-but-flexible rubber-like material drapes over the floor area and features high standing walls on the front, back and sides for ultimate containment of whatever you drag in on your boots.  

Both supple and durable, the FloorLiner HP is constructed using advanced rubber-like, Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) compound that is stain resistant and easy to clean. These matsalso won’t fade or crack, curl or break down in the sunlight, meaning they’ll look great for years on the floor of your hunting truck.

WeatherTech designed a special retention system and non-slip underside nibs to keep the FoorLiner HP in place. The mats are also PVC- and latex-free and 100% recyclable. Plus they’re designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.S.

For more information, go to weathertech.com.

Go Fast Campers

Elk hunters dreaming of spending a cozy night at the trailhead before opening day should look no further than the Platform Camper from Go Fast Campers that brings an innovative design coupling a truck-bed topper with a standing-height tent shelter. The camper offers everything needed in a package that will take you from hot early September archery adventures to snowy late November rifle hunts. And the design is practical, complements the profile of your truck perfectly and the all-aluminum construction means it weighs in at only about 275 pounds depending on truck bed size.

Accessible on all three sides of your truck bed, the Platform Camper’s all-in-one package features panels big enough to pass a full-sized cooler through and opened with Go Fast’s proprietary Embassy Hinge design. New locks come with an improved dust flap to prevent gum up due to dust and mud, and optional weather covers protect latching mechanisms in the most extreme weather and dusty conditions. That means security for your bow, rifle or other huntinggear and food. For those who crave organization, order the camper with the Cabinet System that provides multiple storage compartments.

Topping the Platform Camper is a pop-up tent big enough for two adults plus a dog or child. Made from 300D honeycomb ripstop and an inner bug mesh, the tent is fully waterproof with heat-welded seams to keep you dry and snug. The wedge-shape design is the best-in-class for handling the worst weather the mountains can throw at you. When weather is warm and dry, just open the multiple ventilation points or simply roll up the rain doors for a panoramic view. The tent can be accessed in several different ways as well, whether from the rear or optional side doors using the ladder, or the innovative Transform-A-Floor that allows passage directly from the truck bed into the tent and back again without ever going outside.

To ensure a good night’s sleep after a day trekking through the backcountry, Go Fast developed the TurboNap Bed made of 3-inch thick dual density foam topped with 4-way-stretch fabric for a great feel. At 50% thicker than other mattresses designed for wedge tents, hunters can count on supple yet supportive sleep to rise early and tackle the mountains.

Randy Newberg, long-time RMEF supporter and host of the TV show “Fresh Tracks,” praised the Platform Camper for helping him keep his gear secure and allowing him to quickly move camping locations during a hunt.

“If you spend 100 days per season in the wilds of the Rockies, you need gear that excels, not fails” he says. “I’ve had pretty much every brand of fiberglass topper shell. None of them compare to my GFC when it comes to strength, durability, and utility.”

Visit Gofastcampers.com to learn more.