Before the start of the 2016 ATA here in Louisville, Ky I had heard some rumors that ScentLok was developing some new baseslayer clothing. I can honestly say that I was probably less than excited. In my mind’s eye I could see the solid black very functional but less than exciting baseslayers that we have become accustomed to seeing in the industry. As I got to the booth I was shocked to see what was being presented. This was not going to be your father’s baselayers. Matter of fact they even have a new name, the new line is called NEXUS. The NEXUS line consists of three types Active Weight, Summit Weight and Arctic Weight. Each type is loaded with scent control features that will keep the most scent conscious hunter happy. Whether you are hunting in the southeast or the bitterly cold north you can pick the weight that fits your hunting scenario and keep warm or cool depending on what your goals are. The stylish panels and articulation make these garments very comfortable in the stand or anywhere else you decide to wear them. This line also comes in a swarm of new colors Realtree Xtra, Mossy Oak Break-Up Country, Canteen, Black and Steel Blue. This will definitely be on my must have list.
With the introduction of the beast, SCENTBLOCKER has taken an old idea and made it their very own. It sports a shoulder-to-shoulder hood that creates a non human outline in the woods. The outer shell is a combination of Ghillie material mixed with ScentBlocker 3D Realleaf. The lightweight rip stop fabric is loaded with Trinity Technology to keep scent in check. The beast is also designed with numerous pockets cuffs and zippers to meet the demands of today’s hunters.
For those of us that are continually looking to up our game as we chase Whitetails through the eastern woods, Sitka Gear has released the Fanatic vest to help us in our pursuits. With the inclusion of Windstopper® and Primaloft ® this vest will keep you comfortable in wet or dry conditions. The cross body zipper and the full hand pockets are a great addition to an already quality Garment. This is a product that you will need to look at in 2016. They have also released the Fanatic Lite Bid to compliment the Fanatic Vest.
This new offering from Rocky boasts unique performance materials and technologies not found anywhere in the market today. From the new VENATOR Camo pattern, Performance fleece wicking layer, Bur resistant Materials and a good price that will not drive away the average hunter. This is surely a jacket that you will want to see.
Heat Echo Light
Arctic Shield has always made clothing that was designed to keep you as warm as possible. That same premise has followed the HEAT ECHO LIGHT but it is in a lightweight breathable package. The ArcticShield® Retain™ actively delivers more than a 20% increase in improved warmth, which gives hunters the versatility to hunt in many different regions, climates and conditions. The outer fabric is windproof, water resistant and quiet.
Bastion PRIMALOFT™ Stretch Waterproof Jacket
NOMAD Clothing is designed to help you get back to the basics. The integrated storage negates the need for packs and bags. The outer shell can stand on its own but, is roomy enough that it can accommodate layering as the weather turns colder. The Silver + Zeolytes added to the scent suppression system helps keep us scent free. The across body zippers and pockets in all the right places make this one interesting piece of clothing.
This ultra quiet water resistant soft shell jacket is super durable and extremely quiet. Badlands has thought of everything for the bowhunter, from the scent protection to the compressible sleeves. This is one well build jacket. The one thing that Badlands wants noticed more than anything is the newest camouflage. This pattern is called Approach Evasion Technology. It is said to confuse the eyes of your prey giving you an advantage, which is what every hunter wants.
Hells Canyon Speed Jacket
This Jacket is a lightweight and breathable 2-layer soft shell jacket that provides water and wind resistance, allowing you to stay warm and dry in temperate conditions without slowing you down. It is designed for the hunter that wants maximum speed, mobility and stealth. With the addition of the A-TACS Camouflage you are sure to blend into most any environment you choose to hunt.