Looking at some of the best gear for 2021

As we embark on a new year that is filled with adventure and time outdoors, we need to take a moment and make sure we have the proper equipment for whatever we want to do this year.

In order to do this, we must prepare ourselves for whatever the season brings with top-notch gear that can get us where we want to be. Whether you find yourself on the water, in the woods, or in your own backyard, it’s time to update your gear for whatever you want to do in 2021.

To assist in this endeavor, Bass Pro Shops and Connect Outdoors is the place to shop for everything you need.

While their vast collection is full of options, let’s get you started with a few top sellers that just might spark some new year ideas.


Update your rod and reel with the PENN 113H/114H Senator Reel/Slammer Rod Combo. This combo packs enough power to let you land fish quickly and easily. PENN's Senator Reels still hold claim to a ton of world records, and their Slammer Rods offer angler-friendly, fast-tapered blanks for improved leverage, fish-fighting power, and a great feel.

With a corrosion-resistant reel construction and a rugged 1-piece 6'6'' E-Glass blank with integrated solid tip, this rod and reel combo will last you all year and more.

Also purchase a Connect Scale 3 Fishing Scale. The Connect Scale 3 is a fishing scale that has a capacity of 110 pounds and comes with a free app that helps with culling, has a catch log, and provides access to tournaments. It also comes with a free membership to Connect Fishing League, where you can join online fishing tournaments and compete for real cash and prizes.


Make it a resolution this year to get the family out camping more. It’s a great way to bond, get out of the house, and create memories. And, thanks to the Cabela's Alaskan Guide Model Geodesic 6-Person Tent, you can keep the family safe and comfortable no matter the season.

Built to withstand mother nature, this tent offers true 4-season protection with a full-coverage rainfly, waterproof coating, strong fiberglass frame, and more. On top of that, enjoy three mesh organizer panels, 3 roof hooks, 4 interior cup holders, gear loft, and a hanging entertainment holding system with a power port on the inside walls to give you a spot for storing items.


If you’re looking to maximize your concealment and game-spotting visibility, head over to Bass Pro Shops and grab the Cabela's® The ZonZ Specialist XL Ground Blind with an extra-spacious 5-hub design.

Quiet 300-denier brushed-polyester exterior features a water-resistant treatment; and a large, zippered, triangle door allows easy access. The Zonz™ Woodlands camo incorporates 3 distinct "zones" to effectively blend in with variations in terrain and vegetation, by providing unparalleled depth and realism at close range and long-distance. And, with a total of 7 windows providing 360° visibility of your hunting area, with each window covered with shoot-through mesh, you won’t miss a thing.

Backyard Cooking

On the days you find yourself at home, try something adventurous on your deck with the Traeger Pro 575 Pellet Grill. Wood-fired flavor made easy, this grill features the latest technologies to help you make your grill creations more flavorful and delicious. Built around its new D2® Direct Drive drivetrain, the Pro 575 combines a variable speed auger and fan to circulate its smoke and heat around your food for big flavor.

Since we’re talking about top sellers, you might want to browse Bass Pro Shop’s YETI Collection too. This brand never disappoints and you’ll love drinking your ice-cold drink while grilling..

With a few options laid out, head over to Bass Pro Shops and Connect Outdoors to check out the above products and more to get the best gear for 2021!