What You Should Wear On Cold Weather Hunts

What You Should Wear On Cold Weather Hunts

One of the first steps in being prepared for any hunt is wearing the proper gear, according to outdoor conditions. Wearing the right clothing will not only make you more comfortable, but it will allow you to focus on bringing home that trophy you’ve been dreaming about. Find out what you should wear onĀ cold weather hunts, especially when unanticipated weather arrives.

Body Layers

Start out with a moisture wicking base layer, topped by an insulation layer. The base layer should be something made from high performance fiber and fit closely, but not uncomfortably tight. For the insulation layer, think efficient. You want the most amount of insulation with the least amount of bulk. Most companies make specific lines for base layers and outerwear. Take these into consideration and find a performance clothing system with maximum efficiency.

Hands & Feet

Protecting your hands is important, yet difficult, because you still need to maintain the function of your hands. Find a pair of fleece gloves, mittens, or muffs that allow you to move your hands, but are thick enough to keep your hands warm. Always pack an extra pair in case the pair you’re wearing get wet. For your feet, do not wear the heaviest socks you can find (as tempting as that may be). You will suffer from the lack of circulation. Find a pair of socks that are moisture wicking and insulating. Wool is great, but other fibers have proven to work well too. You’ll want to pick your socks before picking a good pair of boots, so that you can try on your boots with the socks you’ll be wearing. Find a solid pair of boots that offer good insulation and are waterproof. You may be able to cut corners and save money in other areas of hunting gear, but boots should not be one of them.

Head & Neck

A significant amount of heat escapes from your head and neck. Wearing a scarf or turtleneck, along with tightly closing the collar of your coat or jacket, will make a huge difference when it comes to cold weather protection. Wearing a hat that covers the top of your head, but still allows you to hear, is also useful.

Hopefully you have a better idea of what you should wear on cold weather hunts this Fall/Winter. Being prepared will only benefit you in the long run, even when it comes to something as simple as clothing. Do you have any cold weather tips to share? We’d love to hear them. For all your cold weather gear and accessories, TMP is your one stop shop. Come see us!

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