A victory at the end of the season begins with beating the elements. Here’s a look at some of the best new cold weather hunting gear on the market.
KUIU Super Down Pro Hooded Jacket
KUIU’s Super Down Pro Hooded Jacket is ultralight, extremely packable, and insulated with the company’s super-warm, water-resistant Quixdown goose down. Available in Valo (pictured), Verde and Vias camo patterns, as well as solid Gunmetal. MSRP: $399; kuiu.com.
First Lite Furnace Men’s Zip Long Johns
The Furnace Zip Off Boot Top Long Johns feature merino wool, brushed fleece, high-knit fabric, and the ability to shed a layer without removing your boots, thanks to a full-length zipper. Available in First Lite Cipher and Fusion camo patterns (shown) as well as Solid Black, Ash Grey, Dry Land and Conifer. MSRP: $145; firstlite.com.
Women’s Sitka Fanatic Jacket & Bib
The Sitka Women’s Fanatic Jacket and Bib were designed by women for women. Both the jacket and bib feature a silent Berber fleece shell with a Gore-Tex and Windstopper layer and PrimaLoft insulation. Full-length side zippers on the bib provide flip-seat functionality for quick and discreet “relief.” MSRP: $449 each; sitkagear.com.
ThermaSeat Self-Supporting Series S2
ThermaSeat Self-Support Series S2 combines a thick, waterproof, three-layer Infusion cushion with an adjustable backrest that allows you to sit comfortably anywhere. It features military-grade hardware, rubber-coated non-slip straps and base, and weighs just 2.7 pounds. MSRP: $54.99; thermaseat.com.
Arctic Shield Boot Insulators
Perfect for long stays in the trees, the Arctic Shield Boot Insulators feature a wind-blocking, heat-retaining outer layer that reflects up to 90 percent of your body heat back to you. Available in Realtree Edge camo (pictured) and solid black. MSRP: $64.99; arcticshieldoutdoor.com.