Gotta-See New Huntwear For 2021

Deer. Elk. Upland birds and more. Here's evidence of continued hunting apparel evolution for both men and women.

by Mark Melotik

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Deer. Elk. Upland birds and more. Here’s evidence of continued hunting apparel evolution for both men and women.

Badlands Huron Upland Jacket & Pant. Upland hunters demand technical clothing allowing for ultimate mobility and freedom to move and pivot quickly, all while delivering warmth and protection during start-and-stop hunting over a wide range of temperatures. That’s a tall order but the Badlands Huron Upland Jacket ($189.99) and Pant ($139.99) are ready—the first apparel set specifically designed to meet the needs of the pheasant, grouse and dove hunter. The Huron Upland Jacket features 40-gram Primaloft Active Insulation on the front and the top of the arms, where the chill tends to set in. No insulation on the back and underside of the arms reduces bulk, improves mobility and prevents overheating when wearing a vest.  Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings and four-way stretch fabrics keep things dry and flexible, while a high abrasion-resistant overlay keeps burrs, branches or shotgun stocks from damaging the jacket. The Jacket is available in Tan/Blaze or Olive; the Pant in either Tan/Brown or Olive.5.11RidgePant 9005.11 Ridge Pant. Here’s a new tactical style that also doubles nicely for hunting a wide variety of species—from deer to elk to upland birds and more. The Ridge Pant ($79.99) features Flex-Tac polyester/cotton-canvas blend construction complete with DWR treatment and Teflon finish to deliver durability, comfort, and free range of motion. Low-profile cargo pockets allow hunters to store gloves and other essentials without adding much bulk, while articulated knees and a slimmer fit make it easy to kneel, crawl, run or whatever else it takes to successfully end a stalk.SITKA DewPointJkt 900Sitka Dew Point Series. This new next-level ultralight, ultra-packable suit ensures you’ll never leave behind dependable waterproof protection wherever your hunts take you. The redesigned Dew Point Jacket ($329) and Pant ($299) features a 3-layer Gore-Tex 20-denier nylon ripstop fabric that’s pliant and packable, holds up to rugged terrain and offers peace of mind whether you’re deep in the mountains chasing bugles, early season mulies or spring black bears. The Jacket weighs a mere 12.5 ounces; just 23 ounces for the set. Available in Optifade Open Country and Subalpine, and everyday solid colors that include Pyrite, Black, and Deepwater (shown).RockyRainwear 900Rocky Rain Gear. Smart hunters are always prepared to withstand the elements, and Rocky’s new-for-2020 Rain Gear ($90 Jacket, $100 Pants) promises to make it easier than ever. Featuring a two-layer Taslon shell with Tricot lining and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, this versatile suit is built to keep you dry and comfortable while offering welcome mobility.  Every seam on this combo is taped and sealed for full waterproof construction; the Jacket features an interior pocket for dry storage and adjustable wrists, while the Pants offer zippered pockets and a comfortable expandable waistband. New Rocky Rain Gear will be available for fall 2021 in Realtree Edge (shown) or Rocky’s proprietary Venator or Venator Black camo patterns.Prois Olann 900Prois 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 (Was $229.99, On SALE NOW $137.99) 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.DSGAva2.0 900DSG Ava 2.0 Softshell Hunting Jacket & Pants Set.  We’re long past the time of women settling for inferior camo, and options for premium women’s hunt apparel get even wider for 2021 as DSG’s proven Ava 2.0 Softshell Jacket ($129.99) and Pant ($129.99) combo is now available in the great-looking western-focused Realtree Excape pattern. Available in a wide range of sizes, the Ava 2.0 set is engineered with an ultra-soft and super-silent micro-tricot outer layer, to keep you dry during inclement weather. The outer layer is bonded to a micro fleece inner layer, which creates a windproof inner barrier to keep you warm. Both jacket and pants also incorporate Agion Active XL dual-action scent control, which combats odor and neutralizes human scent. Both the jacket and pants are also available in either Realtree Edge or True Timber Strata camo in sizes XXS-5XL.



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