Kenetrek Mountain Guide Boots
The Kenetrek Mountain Guide Boot is the one that professionals rely upon. Kenetrek continues to work on making it even better; adding a new, rock-solid, one-piece vulcanized-rubber K-73 outsole to the boot that already keeps sheep up at night. Tough hunts mean traversing glaciers and navigating scree fields with ridiculous weight on your back and just enough air to catch your breath . . . and that’s when staying upright becomes everything. Boots are available in a 400-gram Thinsulate version or a non-insulated model. Boots also feature: 10-inch-tall, 2.8-mm-thick premium full-grain leather uppers with one-piece vamp construction and no seams down the tongue for better abrasion resistance; reinforced double- and triple stitching in high-wear areas, anti-corrosion boot hardware that swivels instead of breaks; protective rubber toe cap for extra abrasion resistance; and a Windtex waterproof, breathable, flexible membrane that keeps water out but allows perspiration vapor to escape.
One of Kryptek’s most versatile designs, this jacket gives weatherproof protection in various situations. With their field-proven three-layer fleece, you will not find a more comfortable, waterproof, windproof, and quiet fabric available. We wear this jacket and its one of our go-to pieces of gear. It features a storm-flap enclosure, hand-warmer pockets and a scalloped tail.
Kryptek Vellus Fleece Jacket and Pant
Not all fleece is created equal and Kryptek’s new Vellus fleece is the answer for every hunter’s need. Windproof, waterproof, seam-sealed and highly-breathable, their laminated innovative fabric will change the way you think about fleece. They’ve taken their Vellus fleece and added Thinsulate Platinum XTS Insulation to create very versatile garments. From 15- to 50oF, you will be comfortable, dry and quiet. Vellus fleece has incredible stretch combined with a stretch lamination for the ultimate in comfort, mobility and versatility. X-Static silver fibers require no recharging and are permanently embedded in the insulation, so it’s working when you’re working. By adding scent control, these are some of the best garments on the market.
Sigvaris Merino Outdoor Sock
These merino wool compression socks bring top-level athletic performance to the outdoors market, offering increased circulation and improved blood flow, more oxygen to muscle tissue and less lactic acid buildup in the legs to Alaska anglers, hunters and hikers. Constructed of fine Australian merino wool, the socks are also itch-free, soft and comfortable, with a cushioned, padded sole. These are available at Lake Otis Medical Supply in Anchorage.
Muck Boots Men’s Woody Arctic Ice
Perfect for hunters in extreme climates and conditions, the Woody Arctic Ice features a groundbreaking Vibram Arctic Grip on the outsole, the most advanced cold-weather gripping system Vibram has ever created, which allows hunters to tread upon steep and mountainous terrain with confidence. These 8mm 4-way stretch CR Flex-Foam, fleece-lined boots set the standard in warmth and protective support. The 2mm foam under the foot bed assures warmth in temperatures that can drop below -50°F or when standing on ice. As with most Muck boots, a topline binding keeps the snow and cold out, while keeping warmth inside.
Kryptek Takur Series
Windproof, waterproof and breathable, the Takur series is Kryptek’s answer to facing the harshest elements. Built with Schoeller’s cutting-edge nylon fabric technology, the Takur series uses a three-layer, 100-percent waterproof laminate rated at 19,500mm H2O. This means you get maximum protection in wet conditions. In addition, they added Schoeller c-change technology that reacts to your activity levels to ensure a pleasant body climate. The technology in this pant is able to react to changing temperatures and moisture levels by means of an advanced polymer fabric structure. The structure contracts at periods of low-activity levels, keeping you warm and dry while expanding at periods of high-activity levels, allowing moisture vapor to be released to the outside air. This rain gear is truly on the forefront of fabric technology.
FisheWear Merino Wool Collection
FisheWear added new products to their lineup earlier this spring: a merino wool collection that includes skirted leggings, a long-sleeve top and neck tube. The skirted leggings are 100% merino wool leggings with an attached skirt that is 48% merino wool, 48% polyester and 4% nylon. The skirted leggings fit comfortably under waders or camouflage and keep a hunter or angler warm. The quarter-zipper long-sleeve sweater is the same fabric combination as the attached skirt and features comfortable thumb holes. To round out the collection, there is a matching tube to be worn around the neck or ears. The kit is available in two colors: gray and blue. Sizing ranges from XS – XXL. Every part of the merino wool collection is machine washable.
ArcticShield Heat Echo Fleece Vest
This water-resistant, windproof vest is made of a polyester shell with fleece interior and contains ArcticShield Retain Active heat-retention technology, which is lightweight and breathable to wear in warmer temperatures. The inner fabric contains bamboo charcoal fibers that offer natural scent minimization. Hunters can wear it separately or use it as a layering piece with the ArcticShield Heat Echo Fleece Jacket and Pant. The system is versatile for any region and any season.
Kryptek Altitude Series
The Kryptek Altitude Series is ultimately designed for alpine environments, where the conditions are extreme and change often and quickly. The family of fabrics chosen for this collection are produced by the European leader in the category, Schoeller Textile AG. Schoeller is known for innovative, technical fabrics of the highest quality and performance and is extensively used in the mountaineering community. Altitude is designed using the best trims, components and technology in the apparel industry.
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