What type of clothing do you recommend for hunting?

Ok this is really a hard question as there are a lot of things I need to know. Like what type of hunt, where are we hunting and what season are we hunting?  As all of these questions have factors in what I may or may not take. So let’s just break it down in to hunting warmer temp areas and cold (snow) hunting areas. Please keep in mind these are broad answers and you may find something might work for you and others may not.

Warm Temp Clothing

Starting with the head and working our way down. It is always good to have a hat. A hat can keep you cooler on really hot days and can keep the sun off your head and out of your eyes. You may want to wear a camo hat or depends on what your hunting you might have to wear a hunter orange hat. As you will see the more important thing you can do when it comes to what to wear is layers. You can always take layers off out in the field it’s hard to add them. Base layer it is always best to have something made of Polyester like Under Armour. Something that will wick away moisture and dry quick. Also The stretch material stays in place to allow a full range of motion while transporting moisture away from the body. On top of that any Tshirt or button up shirt will work. Top of that you my pick a light jacket or hoodie. I wear the Sitka Jetstream Jacket. Now your base layer for your legs or bottom half or your body. One area over looked all the time is your underwear. Again something made of polyester that will wick away moisture but dry quick. I like the Cabela’s Performance Boxer Briefs. I always wear pants yeah sure there may be times shorts will work but I like the protection pants give me. I use Sitka Mountain Pant and if you hunt as much as I do our just looking for great gear you will not go wrong with anything Sitka! The Mountain Pant is the burlier, more durable successor to the Ascent Pant. The high-count stretch-woven polyester offers mild warmth with exceptional breathability, keeping your charging quads comfortable in the nip of autumn and the bite of winter. Aggressively patterned 4-way stretch fabric and a fully gusseted crotch prevent bunching and pulling, giving you an uncompromised range of movement. They also have knee pads in the pants. Some people may laugh at knee pads but until you have been on your knees crawling on the ground looking for hogs you will see why I like them! Socks that offer moisture-wicking and quick-drying! Boots I wear the Wolverine work cowboy boots as they also protect against snake bits!

Winter Clothing

For the head I would wear a ball cap or a beanie. Base layer for the torso go with a Medium Weight Polyester long sleeve shirt. Something that will wick away moisture and dry quick. Also The stretch material stays in place to allow a full range of motion while transporting moisture away from the body. Mid layer for torso I would go with a long sleeve denim or wool shit and over that I would wear a pull over hoodie. Outer layer I wear the Sitka Jetstream Jacket. Now for the base bottom layer again start with a great pair of underwear something made of polyester that will wick away moisture but dry quick. I like the Cabela’s Performance Boxer Briefs. I use the same Sitka Mountain Pants in the winter but they also offer the Downpour that has GORE-TEX in them. Socks I would go with two pair of socks. I don’t like wearing one pair of thick socks that’s just me. I wear Wolverine boots a thing to keep in mind or maybe something you don’t know it. When you see a boot that says 800-gram Thinsulate or whatever number it could be 200 to 1400-gram Thinsulate. That they are talking about how warm they are. For every 200-gram it would be like adding one pair of wool socks on. I like a winter boot to be around 400-gram as I wear two pairs of socks so really its like I have 800-gram. The reason I like a 400-gram boot is they seem lighter on my feet and when you get mud and snow stuck to your boot you don’t need any extra weight. Gloves I wear the Sitka Jetstream but really find what you like. You might like to layer your gloves or just a thick pair of gloves. Just remember the trigger finger needs to fit in to your gun ha ha.

Also it’s a great idea to have a good watch that way you know for sure you are in the legal time for hunting also most tags you have to put the time of the kill. I wear and swear by the Armourlite Watch the model I have is the ISO203-MIL. Isobrite by ArmourLite is the world’s first line of T100 tritium illuminated ultra lightweight polycarbonate watch! You don’t need any light to see what time it is.

So there you have a little idea what I wear. Also if you check out Sitkagear.com you can see all the clothes in each layer they have.

Thanks Luis for your questions.

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