September 13, 2018
Huntworth understands the budget-minded hunter who requires dependable gear. The Men's Bonded Jacket features a double layer of velvety, low-pile fleece for silent stalking, while a waffle fleece lines the insides to capture body heat. Premium add-ons include a harness access hole, tapered arms, and an antimicrobial treatment to cut down on scent. The Bonded Jacket and Soft Shell Pant are water repellent for unexpected rain. The pants are fitted with deep front pockets and zip cargo pockets for extra storage. Both pieces come in Huntworth's new Hidd'n camo. Jacket: $100; Pants: $70; huntworthgear.com
The last thing you want is loud swishing noises when stirring in your treestand. Nomad created its Cottonwood 1/2 Zip Jacket with Berber fleece for a silent, deadly garment that is the perfect outer shell for long sits. A windproof membrane lines the jacket to keep warmth in and cold out. Whitetail hunters will appreciate the safety harness port, a hood for snowy days, and a large front pocket for storage and snacks. $180; nomadoutdoors.com
In foul-weather conditions an insulated puffy jacket can be the difference between tagging out or going home early. The Cabela's Insulated Jacket is made with 600-fill-power Thinsulate Featherless Insulation to deliver lightweight warmth for late-season hunts. A polyester shell with a water-repellent finish sheds rain and snow, while a shock-cord sweep hem and knitted cuffs keep frigid winds out. The Insulated Jacket is available in Cabela's O2 Octane camo. $100; cabelas.com
Walls Outdoor Goods has been the go-to brand for rugged workwear, and its line of hunting gear carries the same quality at an affordable price. The Exelerator Jacket is a wind-proof shell lined with 100-percent polar fleece for extreme warmth. A tree harness flap sits at the back of the jacket, while handwarmer pockets and an adjustable, removable hood are great for cold sits in your treestand or blind. Available in the Walls HID3 proprietary pattern. $200; walls.com
The new Bolderton Outlands All-Climate Series Waterproof Parka Shell is 100-percent waterproof and windproof with a brushed polyester shell fabric to keep noise at a minimum. Five pockets can be found throughout the parka, while a rear port accommodates a safety harness. The hood zips off when not needed, and zippered ventilation ports lie under the arms for breathability. Bonus: The front zipper pull features an attached compass for emergencies. $200; sportsmansguide.com
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.