Under Armour The Rut Scent Control Jacketon Jul 31, 2012
For years I relied on carbon clothing to help me fly under the whitetail radar. And while my experience wasn’t all that bad, the clothing that accompanied the technology left a lot to be desired. In short, I often found myself at the mercy of the elements. And while we all struggle with harsh conditions, unless you’ve chased whitetails in tough, mountain terrain (like me), you have no idea how important the “right” clothing really is. Enter Under Armour.
Before the start of the 2011 bow season I decided to do something I hadn’t done in 15 years….hunt without the assistance of carbon clothing. My decision was the result of wanting to find something better. I wanted (needed) clothing that not only allowed me to get closer to game, but also protected me from the elements and made getting to and from my stand easier. Essentially, I was looking for something that would make me a better bowhunter.
My initial results with UA Hunting gear speak for themselves.
I choose Under Armour’s Ridge Reaper series with “Capture” odor technology for my experiment. It proved to be superior in all categories; allowing me to move faster, hunt lighter and oh yeah, fill a couple of whitetail tags in the process. To say I was pleased with the results would be an understatement. My (hunting) life without carbon had proven NOT to be the kiss of death I had anticipated. On numerous occasions I found myself “upwind” of whitetails that faintly raised their heads for a moment then continued on their way.
For 2012, Under Armour ushers in a totally new technology to take their already proven hunting apparel to the next level----aptly named Under Armour Scent Control. This new technology can be found on a wide array of hunting clothes and accessories. One in particular is The UA Rut Scent Control Jacket and Pant. With a name like The Rut, is there any question what conditions this suit was built for? But wait. Before we get into the details of this jacket/pant combo, let’s take a look at what all the buzz is about and what really sets this garment apart from all others on the market.
What is Scent Control Technology?
In simplest terms, UA Scent Control is made possible by combining two distinct elements; Synthetic Zeolites and Silver. Synthetic Zeolites mimic the radical organic compound found when molten lava hits fresh sea water. One of the only negatively charged minerals in all of nature, zeolites form interconnected channels, like a honeycomb, that trap and hold odor. Along with these synthetic zeolites, Under Armour Scent Control garments are fused with silver; which is one of earth’s most anti-microbial substances. This makes for the first and only “scent and silver” mixture….ever. Together, the two elements target human specific scents. Unlike carbon based products which generally mask any and all odors.
Carbons effectiveness is said to degrade up to 50% after just 5 washes. Under Armour’s Scent Control technology is said to be 99 % effective after 50 washes and is lighter, quieter, and longer lasting than anything ever engineered. Pictured here is The Rut jacket.
In addition, performance gear treated with this powerful combination is said to dramatically minimize your scent profile, getting you closer to game, and does so up to 10x’s longer than carbon. This highly rechargeable technology releases trapped odors during a normal wash cycle; as opposed to the highly controversial (high heat) recharging method of carbon. Simply wash and reactivate. It’s that easy. And, the new technology is available in Base, Mid, and Outer layer garments. So, no matter what the season or condition, you can enjoy the benefits of UA’s Scent Control gear.
Do you see Green? UA makes it easy to identify garments containing the new Scent Control technology. Just look for the Velocity Green UA logo.