Winter Hunt Gear Favorites

Deer. Predators. Waterfowl. When the conditions are extreme, here's the stuff built to help you score big.

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Sitka Blizzard Aerolite Parka & Bib PantSitka Blizzard Aerolite Parka & Bib Pant. Built to deliver near bombproof protection, Sitka’s newest and warmest big game shell features a strategic blend of fabric and insulation technologies to maximize warmth, minimize bulk and combat severe weather. Both the Parka ($749) and Bib Pant ($699) feature a waterproof 2-layer Gore-Tex laminate and synthetic PrimaLoft Gold Insulation that’s infused with tiny particles of aerogel (developed by NASA, Aerogel is 95 percent air, the lightest solid known to man and is made with 35 percent post-consumer content). Those infused insulation fibers also feature Cross Core Technology to replicate the aesthetics and performance of down insulation, but with warm-when-wet performance. Dedicated late-season whitetailers need to check out Sitka’s similarly constructed Incinerator Aerolite Jacket & Bib.Pnuma Palisade Puffy JacketPnuma Palisade Puffy Jacket. Here’s a great, ultra-packable choice for squelching winter’s chill on stand, courtesy of its PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Down Blend. In addition to being lightweight and packable, the Palisade Puffy Jacket ($300) features a durable and water-repellent outer shell, and it’s also quick drying, so you’ll stay warm and dry longer than a regular down jacket could. With YKK Aquaguard zippers, your essential gear is protected from the weather as well. When it’s time to shed a layer, simply use the Palisade’s included stuff sack to stow easily in your pack.Kryptek Aegis Jacket & BibKryptek Aegis Jacket & Bib. Predators. Late-season deer hunts. This toasty combo (Jacket SALE $224.99Bib SALE $224.99) is ready to help you thrive in extreme cold-weather conditions, because it’s filled with premium Primaloft synthetic insulation and is windproof, waterproof, and breathable. The quiet, 100-percent polyester brushed tricot outershell features the proven Kryptek Highlander pattern to help you disappear in a wide variety of terrain, and you’ll also find an athletic cut to help ensure top performance when you’re on the move to your stand or next setup.ALPS OutdoorZ Hybrid XALPS OutdoorZ Hybrid X. Sporting the kind of increased capacity that many late-season hunters prefer for toting bulky outerwear on the way in and out of remote setups, as well as extra layers and specialized gear, the Hybrid X ($399.99) is capable of storing 2,750 cubic inches. You also get the versatile combination of an internal frame meat hauler with a detachable top-load pack, using a series of compression straps. The frame also features a shelf and compressed wing-style pockets to accommodate small or large hauls. The Hybrid X offers unmatched strength and durability in the field with 1680D Nylon Ballistic and Robic Nylon fabrics with hypalon-reinforced construction. A molded-foam suspension system and Lycra shoulder straps provide comfort and stability on the most unforgiving terrain, and a drop-down stock pocket offers hands-free rifle/shotgun carry.ALPS OutdoorZ Impulse PackALPS OutdoorZ Impulse Pack. Now available in versatile, late-season-friendly Coyote Brown for 2022, the Impulse ($199.99) is an ideal more-compact choice for late-season hunters, especially whitetailers and predator hunters looking for a pack as stealthy silent as they come. That comes courtesy of its DeadQuiet fleece construction that’s designed to help deaden sound upon contact with brush or clothing. You’ll also find a waterproof membrane to protect contents from moisture and to prevent “waterlogging” in snowy or rainy conditions. More stellar silence is found in the  zipperless main compartment lid. The fold-open lid utilizes a series of strong magnets and an aluminum hook to keep the lid closed and contents secure during transport, yet allows for quick, silent operation without noisy zippers. Weight is 5 lbs., 4 oz.; total volume is 30L/1,850 cubic inches.LaCrosse Hunt Pac ExtremeLaCrosse Hunt Pac Extreme. Packed with 2,000 gram Thinsulate Ultra insulation ready to keep you out there hunting no matter the conditions, the Hunt Pac Extreme ($200) is a 100-percent waterproof, 10-inch design featuring full-grain leather with rugged 1,000 Denier nylon upper that also adds abrasion-resistant toe and heal caps for many seasons of hard hunting. You also get a removable EVA footbed and a thick, cushioning EVA midsole that delivers added insulation underfoot for standing on snow and ice. LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro 1600LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro 1600. How can a boot this light and comfortable take you right through the coldest conditions of the season? LaCrosse has figured it out with the Alphaburly Pro 1600 ($210), the most-extreme member of the famous Alphaburly Pro family that’s become a staple amongst seasoned hunters. Combining high-quality, scent-free rubber with naturally insulating neoprene, the Alphaburly Pro stands up to harsh terrain and grueling cold, and new for 2021, LaCrosse has added a solid brown option. LaCrosse Alpha Agility Select WadersLaCrosse Alpha Agility Select Waders. These new ground-breaking waders were built to deliver ultimate mobility in the most adverse conditions, while keeping you warm and dry all day. Alpha Agility Waders ($650) combine the athletic fit and lightweight feel of the company’s proven Alpha Agility boots, along with nylon and neoprene uppers that feature a removable 120G quilted liner and convenient chest zipper for easy on/off. The boots feature hand-laid premium rubber over a 7mm neoprene core for flexible, waterproof comfort, and 1600G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation for lightweight warmth.



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