What hunting clothes are the warmest?

By Published On: 18 March 2022Categories: Hunting Clothes UK

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Warm During Cold Weather Hunts

With the right gear and layering system, you can stay warm and comfortable when hunting, no matter the temperature. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to beat the cold and have your most successful late-season hunts ever.

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Why Properly Layering Clothing is Key for Warmth

Layering hunting clothes is crucial because it allows you to adjust your insulation and temperature regulation based on conditions. The key is wearing breathable base layers, warm insulation midlayers, and wind and waterproof outer layers. With the right layering system, you can stay warm for hours in even extreme cold.

What is the Best Base Layer for Cold Weather Hunts?

Merino wool and synthetic base layers work great. The key features to look for are moisture wicking to keep you dry and lightweight warmth that won’t restrict movement. Stay away from cotton base layers in cold-weather.

Should My Mid Layers Focus on Insulation or Breathability?

The best cold-weather midlayers offer both insane warmth and solid breathability. That’s why Primaloft and fleece insulation combined with moisture wicking fabrics are so popular. Mid layers are also where you can add things like hand muff pockets for extra warmth during frigid hunts.

To enhance your mid-layer options, consider incorporating items like the Seeland Woodcock Fleece in Classic Green, the Seeland Hawker Fleece in Pine Green, and the Jack Pyke Ashcombe Technical Fleece Jacket. These versatile mid-layer options provide warmth without bulk, allowing for easy layering and movability.

How Do I Choose the Right Outer Hunting Jacket or Bib?

Focus on windproof and waterproof materials and quiet fabrics that won’t spook deer. You also want an outer layer cut for maximum movement and stand hunting. Features like scent control zippers, safety harnesses, and plenty of pockets make a huge difference for all-day hunts.

To enhance your outer layer options, consider the Seeland Hawker Shell 2 Jacket in Pine Green for its windproof and waterproof qualities, making it ideal as an outer shell. The Seeland Woodcock Advanced Jacket in Olive and the Seeland Cross Windbeater Jacket in Invis Green are also excellent choices for their weather protection and concealment features.

Additionally, the Seeland Key-Point Reinforced Trousers in Pine Green offer durability and protection against rough terrain, making them a great complement to your outer layer jacket.

How Many Layers Do You Need for Cold Weather Hunting?

Most experts recommend a 4 layer system: 1) a moisture-wicking base layer; 2) an insulating mid layer fleece or jacket; 3) a heavy insulating parka or bib overall outer layer; and 4) a wind and waterproof breathable outer shell. Adjust your layers based on activity level and conditions.

What Hunting Clothes Should You Avoid for Cold Weather?

Stay away from cotton clothing that retains moisture and steals body heat. Also, avoid overly bulky insulation that restricts movement. Make sure any waterproof breathable membranes are working properly, as failing waterproofing ruins insulation. Finally, test out your gear before hunting season hits.

How Can You Stay Warm in a Treestand All Day?

The best strategy is to use multiple hand and foot warmers inside a heated jacket and mittens to keep your blood flowing. Bring an insulated seat pad as well to prevent cold from seeping into the tree. Finally, use a windproof outer layer and facemask to protect yourself when the winds pick up.

Should You Use Wool or Synthetic Socks for Warmth?

Both wool and synthetic socks work well, but wool offers better moisture management when sweating while hiking. Focus on keeping your feet dry and preventing blisters. Carrying extra socks to change when wet is always a good idea during cold-weather hunts.

Staying warm and comfortable during cold-weather hunts is all about layering the right clothing and gear. Use this guide to upgrade your hunting kit for late season success when the temperatures really start to drop.

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