I did a radio interview recently and was asked about women's hunting apparel and if it is getting better. I ecstatically answered Yes! Thanks to my involvement with EvoOutdoors, I have been fortunate enough to learn what you really need to be wearing when you are in the woods during bear season, deer season, coyote etc. With the holidays coming up, here are my MUST HAVEs for any outdoorwoman or man.
First Lite: I sit while I hunt and I was always getting sweaty on my way in or out of the woods. I layer so that I can stay warmer longer but it would also take me a while to regulate my body temperature after I got warm walking into my stand. I can only imagine how much more comfortable my hunts would have been had I learned about this company and actually worn their products years ago. Here are my must haves: start with the Lupine Crew as your base layer and follow that up with the Artemis Hoody and depending on the temps, I will add the Halstead Tech Fleece on top of that. These layers are so warm and breathable… I actually wore my Artemis fishing in 80+ degree weather (to cut the morning chill and reduce sun exposure) and I stayed dry and cool the entire time. I also wear the Corrugate Guide Pants which are perfect for bear baiting when it is hot out and you want to limit the amount of exposure you have to ticks, mosquitoes etc.
|Kryptek Helios kept me cool in the 90 degree heat|
Kryptek: The very first time I sat by myself to bear hunt, it was 90 degrees and I had the wrong gun with me (see blog for compete story.) My must have is the Kryptek Helios ¼ zip top. I was camo'd, dry and comfortable. It was incredible. I stayed scent free and was ready when that hunt turned exciting.
Prois: Kristie and Katherine have created a line for women that covers all kinds of hunts, locations and conditions. These ladies are hysterical on social media and are incredibly easy to contact and talk to about their gear if you have questions. So many of their pieces are must haves! Last fall, when deer season was too warm and I didn’t need a lot of layers, I wore my Prois Reversible Sherpa Vest with the blaze orange on the outside along with a Lupine crew and I was all set. This spring while Dad and I were scouting for turkey, I wore my Generation X Jacket. We got caught in a downpour and when we made it back to the house, my jacket was almost completely dry! The rain rolled right off the jacket and I was dry.
|Prois Reversible Sherpa Vest and beanie|
All three of these companies have extensive catalogues of gear and if you are wondering what to get the outdoorswoman or man in your life, check these places out. Hunting gear is not cheap, we all know that, but I can promise you that upping the quality of your gear will pay off tremendously and the more comfortable you are while hunting, the longer you can stay and the more alert you will be.
* I do not receive any benefits from these companies to write about their gear. These are my opinions based on my experiences with their clothing.