Women's Hunting Clothing 2011

Better cuts, better fabrics and other smart “women specific” touches are making 2011 one of the most “female-hunter-friendly” years ever.
Women's Hunting Clothing 2011
browning womens full curl


Expanding its offerings in women’s outdoor clothing, Browning (801-876-2711; www.browning.com) introduces the new Full Curl Wool Parka ($140) and Pant ($117) “For Her.” Full Curl Wool offers a 7-ounce wool blend that’s washable and laminated with Browning’s WindKill to block wind and provide water resistance. It comes in Browning AllTerrain Camo.

haley vines

Haley Vines

Another fresh face in women’s performance outdoor apparel, Haley Vines (936-875-5522; www.haleyvines.com), offers several options to keep ladies comfortable. The Waterproof Insulated line—soft and quiet bib, pant, and jacket ($250, $230, and $250, respectively)—were designed for cold weather, lined with 100-gram Thermolite Insulation and super-soft faux mink fleece, is made to be 100 percent water/wind-proof. The line also includes antimicrobial scent-control technology in Mossy Oak Duck Blind, King’s Snow Shadow, Realtree AP, and black.

prois hunting clothing


Próis (970-641-3355; www.proishunting.com) was one of the first in female-specific clothing designed for serious hunting. The new Pro-Edition Soft-Shell Line, in Mossy Oak Infinity and Realtree Max-1, are ne plus ultra garments designed with a high priority on protection from harsh weather. Pants ($130), jacket ($200), and vest ($140) feature a rugged snag-resistant polyester soft-shell exterior and warm micro-fleece interior. They’re fashioned with lots of useful pockets with silent magnetic closures, pant-hem boot zippers, and ingenious interior hand-warmer pouches for added warm. They’re designed for seamless layering in fluctuating conditions, using signature nylon lining to assure garments won’t bind while slipping on and off effortlessly.

rocky womens clothing


Rocky’s (740-753-9100; www.rockyboots.com) new Woman’s BroadHead Jacket and Pant ($120 to $140) builds on the successful men’s series. They feature Rocky’s SiQ Atomic scent-control system, ultra-quiet SilentHunter microsuede fabric, 50-gram Thinsulate insulation and water-repellent finish. They’re also equipped with multiple pockets for easy gear access. Useful features include safety harness access, double front, side and forearm compression zippers, comfortable lining, and athletic FemFit styling.

scent blocker women


Recognizing the growing demand for serious women’s outdoor apparel, ScentBlocker’s (800-397-1827; www.scentblocker.com) Sola series provide a comprehensive, all-season assortment cut for women without sacrificing performance. Included are Isis Wool Base Layers ($70 each), Bombshell Vest ($100), Luna XLT Jacket and Pant ($180 each), and, highlighted here, Tempest Pro Fleece Jacket and Bibs ($230 and $200). Tempest is designed with Pro Fleece, fused to ScentBlocker’s Cold Fusion Activated Carbon. Utilizing a V-style front and adjustable shoulder straps, these garments assure proper female fit. Built-in features such as gear-pendent hardware and strategically positioned pockets enable women to instantly access gear. Jackets include 60 SPF carbon rating, Durable Water Repellency treatment, adjustable visor hood, BodyLock collar and “Hybrid” BodyLock waist, full front offset zipper, and kidney-warmer pockets. Bibs include adjustable shoulder straps, elasticized body panels, contoured knee pads, and 14-inch leg zippers all in Mossy Oak Treestand.

she outdoor clothing

She Outdoor Apparel

She Outdoor Apparel (www.shesafari.com) played a huge part in bursting the female hunting clothing category wide open. This year it introduces all-new Realtree AP-covered Expedition Tech garments with low-drag athletic cuts that remain flattering to the female form. Pants ($70) are constructed of 310-gram polyester bonded knit stretch material, including knee darts for athletic performance and mobility. Antimicrobial properties assist in scent control while special fabric treatment adds water-repellent qualities. A multitude of pockets keeps gear organized while a lower waist rear yoke enhances fit. Expedition Tech Hooded Pull-Over ($60) includes identical qualities, with extended cuffs and waistline for maximum coverage and dual-zippered underarm vents suited to moderate early or spring seasons.

2011 Clothing Trends

“Predator” cloaking suits (of Arnold Schwarzenegger fame) may be far into the future, but in terms of real comfort in any climatic conditions (blazing hot to freezing cold), keeping human scent (now electromagnetic radiation—yikes!) in check, and pure bowhunting functionality, I really can’t see how we could have it much better.

In addition, ladies literally aren’t left out in the cold, enjoying bowhunting wear as good as the stuff guys have long had. Brands such as Próis, Haley Vines, and She make me wish they offered guy clothes. Of course this is what ScentBlocker’s new Sola line is all about: giving the ladies quality hunting duds men have long enjoyed.

Sitka Gear and ScentBlocker continue to wow with pure innovation and cutting-edge materials, though it’s Mother Nature’s own Merino wool I’ve really come to most appreciate. Sitka and ScentBlocker, again, have joined the revolution, while new names such as First Lite offer nice Merino wares at affordable prices. In bowhunting-quiet synthetics, names like Rocky and Russell Outdoors represent standout designs.


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