Fall hunting seasons? They’ll be here before you know it. Round out your gear bag with a handful of high-tech huntwear innovation.
Browning Hell’s Canyon Speed MHS Base Layer Shirt. Sprinting after an elk herd. Cutting off a few mulie bucks headed back to bed. The MHS Fast and Mobile Shirt ($99.99) bears a close resemblance to the combat shirts worn by soldiers under their body armor and is built for maximum comfort in physically demanding situations. The main body fabric is an itch-free Merino wool blend while the top of the sleeve and shoulder use mid-weight fleece fabric for extra warmth; this lightweight, packable layer is available in exclusive A-TACS Camo patterns.
Browning Hell’s Canyon Speed Javelin Jacket. Are you an active hunter who loves to cover ground? The Javelin Jacket ($129.99) and its handy harness access works just fine for early season/warm-weather treestanding, but this jacket was designed for mobility above all else. It’s rugged enough to keep from tearing in thick brush and protect your body from abrasion; it’s light enough that you’ll barely realize that you are wearing outerwear. This athletic fit, water/wind resistant and extremely breathable design is available in exclusive A-TACS Camo patterns.
Sitka Kelvin Lite Down Jacket & ¾ Pant. When you can combine instant warmth with ultimate packability, backcountry hunters take notice. The Kelvin Down Lite Jacket ($349) is built to be your go-to mid-season piece when you need both of these stellar qualities. The lightweight and compressible PrimaLoft 900 fill is specially formulated for Sitka’s Kelvin Lite Down layers; it’s a DWR treated, down/synthetic blend insulation that delivers amazing warmth-to-weight. The jacket packs down into its own zippered hand pocket. A fully-featured hood offers shelter from the elements so you can stay focused on your target while two zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket securely stow at-hand essentials.
The Kelvin Lite Down ¾ Pant ($299) makes use of the same ultra-packable construction and insulation, with an additional 60 grams of PrimaLoft Gold Active synthetic insulation paneled in the seat, a high compression zone, to manage moisture and warmth. The 7/8th-length side zippers allow for easy on/off without removing your boots. The ¾ length of the pant was designed to fit just below your knee pads, at the top of your gaiters, and above your boot to reduce bulk in your pack and to prevent wetting out from snow or dew in the lower-leg.
Prois Olann Merino Wool Jacket. Backcountry elk hunting. Chasing deer and turkeys. The goal for this newest piece from women’s huntwear specialist Prois was the ideal lightweight and silent, technical jacket for warm-weather hunts. The Olann Jacket ($229.99) uses a top-grade merino wool and 5-percent Spandex blend that’s lined with a light fleece to deliver both lightweight warmth and comfort. You also get all the natural antimicrobial and UV protection, and wicking and odor-elimination, that makes merino wool such an ideal hunt fabric. The full hood and thumbhole sleeves offer added warmth and concealment.
DSG Outerwear Kylie 3.0 Jacket/Bib Combo. Bowhunters love versatility, and this smart jacket/big set delivers. The waterproof set from women’s wear specialist DSG includes the Kylie 3.0 3-in-1 Jacket ($179.99) and the Kylie 3.0 Drop Seat Bib/Pant ($169.99), and both are built to deliver substantial warmth and storage. The Jacket is DSG’s heaviest and warmest, and can be worn three different ways for comfort over a wide range of temps. The outer shell incorporates 100 grams of thin profile insulation and can be worn on top of its soft inner fleece for colder hunts, or alone for warmer hunts. The removable fleece liner can also be worn alone as a stylish casual piece, and the hood is also removable. The Drop Seat Bib/Pant offers an ingenious drop seat feature that allows quick accessibility when nature calls. Easily convert the bib to pants by simply zipping off the top bib straps. Both Jacket and Bib/Pant are available in Realtree Edge, True Timber Strata, Blaze Orange, and Blaze Pink.