Each year boatloads of new outdoor gear hits the market, and we get our hands on most it. In 2017 we tested 57 new fishing rods, 41 new reels, and 27 new optics, just to name a few categories. In the end, some of it is junk. Most of it is good stuff. And a very small percentage is better than everything else—so much so, that it deserves special recognition on our short list of the year's very best new products in the categories you care about most: guns, bows, optics, knives, rods, and reels.