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.
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.
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.
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.
GHUnders Performance Apparel
From hunting in the middle of the hottest day of summer to pursing your catch in the middle of the coldest winter night, GHUnders help the toughest and most daring sportsmen battle the most intense and extreme conditions out there. Grays Harbor Unders performance apparel applies technology and functional design to keep your skin dry even in wet conditions. GHUnders, which are made in the U.S.A. are different than other performance base layers on the market today, and we have found that they work very well while hunting and fishing in Alaska.
Kryptek Vellus Jacket, Vest and Pant
Kryptek’s new Vellus fleece is windproof, waterproof, seam-sealed, highly-breathable, quiet and includes scent control. Kryptek combined fleece with Thinsulate Platinum XTS insulation to create a versatile garment that keeps you dry, quiet and comfortable from 15- to 50 degrees. The garments offer stretch and a stretch lamination that combine to offer unparalleled mobility. X-Static silver fibers are embedded in the insulation and require no recharging. They kill bacteria before it turns to odor.
The jacket includes multiple pockets, pit zips, detachable hood and a chin guard. Pants include thigh-, back pocket-, and bottom leg zippers in addition to a hidden zipper in the hand warmer pockets. Vest includes chest-, side- and inner pockets, as well as chin guard.
Yukon Gear 3N1 Insulated Parka
This parka combines a quiet, waterproof outer shell with a zip-out insulating inner jacket. Either can be worn independently, or you can zip them together and wear them as one garment when the temperature drops. It’s available in either SG Blades or BU Infinity camouflage pattern and in sizes medium through 3XL.
ArcticShield Heat Echo Light Jacket and Pant
Both jacket and pant feature ArcticShield’s Retain Active technology, which combines nano-sized metallic particles into the clothing, helping to retain body heat and provide insulation. The pant and jacket are breathable, extremely thin, water-resistant, windproof, will wick moisture away from the body and are made of a bonded fabric that combines a nylon shell with a fleece interior that incorporates bamboo charcoal fibers, which provide natural scent minimization and reflect heat. The jacket includes zippered chest- and side pockets while the pant incorporates reinforced knees, cargo pockets and an elastic waistband with belt loops. Available in Realtree Xtra and in sizes medium through 3XL.
Kryptek Dalibor II Jacket and Pant
MSRP: $189.99 for the Jacket; $189.99 for the Pant
Versatile, practical and lightweight synthetic construction makes the Dalibor II Jacket and Pant two of Kryptek’s best active jacket and pant offerings. Designed to be layered according to the temperature and your exertion level, these exceptionally durable garments are ideal for mild to cold conditions and were field-tested for over two years in the Alaska wilderness.
Kryptek Einar Jacket and Pants
MSRP: $199 each
These lightweight softshell pants and jacket are a perfect choice for your layering system, especially if you are an active hunter who requires temperature regulation. The system is water and wind resistant, and is made from durable stretch fabric. The pants feature low-profile waist adjustment, suspender compatibility and incorporate knee pad pockets and articulated knees.
Caddis NeoBreathable Hybrid Bootfoot Wader
These innovative waders combine the benefit of the warmth of neoprene and breathability of polyester. They feature heavy-duty polyester with CaddisDry breathable technology above the waist and 3.5mm heavy-duty neoprene below the waist. Waders showcase the Realtree Max-5 camouflage pattern and include 1000-gram Thinsulate boots, as well as a large cargo pocket and lined hand-warmer front pocket, soft shoulder suspenders and reinforced knees. Available in boot sizes 7 through 13 in both a standard and stout version.
Chota Bob Clouser Series
South Fork Waders
Patented DUCS Suspenders not only provide extreme comfort and maximum flexibility but also allow the South Fork Waders to be easily adjusted from chest-high to waist-high or lower. Three-ply breathable uppers with five-ply reinforced seat and knees provides abrasion-resistance. A splash-resistant front pocket, inside flip-out pocket and integrated gravel guards complete this one-of- a-kind wader.
Watch Cap Beanie
This 3mm micro-fleece lined neoprene beanie will keep your head warm and dry while wicking moisture during exertion. The beanie, available in five sizes, showcases Realtree Max-4 wetlands camo pattern and provides effective waterfowl camo in any open terrain, regardless of geographical location. Use the beanie in combination with a STEALTH Jacket during those really blustery days when you need maximum heat retention.
STORMR Fusion Jacket
STORMR’s Fusion Camo Series is a game-changer. Using VAPR Tech, this outerwear offers a DWR-treated, windproof, waterproof, breathable shell combined with high-stretch neoprene panels for increased range of motion and superior comfort. The Fusion Camo Series sets the bar for the evolution of lightweight rain gear. Many features are integrated into the jacket, including a two-way adjustable and storable hood, armpit zippers, dual chest pockets, a waterproof front zipper with full length interior storm flap, and interior gear- and cell phone pockets. Available in either Realtree Max-5 or Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage patterns.
Kryptek Aquillo Jacket
Lightweight, packable and warm, the Aquillo down jacket is sure to be a useful tool in a hunter’s layering system. The DWR water-resistant shell is filled with 110 grams of 700 fill power, hyperbolic, water-resistant down and has proven to keep you dryer longer than other water-resistant down. The jacket is well-suited as an interior or outer layer.
Kryptek Koldo Jacket / Rain Pant Combo
Rugged, waterproof, windproof and lightweight, we were thoroughly impressed when using this rain gear on fishing and hunting trips in 2014. Many technical features are built into the system, the primary being a 3-ply design that keeps the user dry, windproof and warm. The Highlander camo pattern is radical and blends in extremely well with varied terrain, including the Arctic tundra. Ample-sized and plentiful pockets are found in both the jacket and pants. Heat regulation is well-managed through the breathable material and venting features built into both the jacketand pants. Full-length thigh zippers make it easy to put the pants on and off while wearing boots. This is high-quality rain gear that will keep you dry in the worst conditions.
Gamehide Slammer Jacket and Pants
MSRP: $149.95 Jacket, $139.95 Pants
This camouflage is waterproof, quiet, light and warm, utilizing Gamehide’s HyperHide H2OX fabric. It comes in a variety of patterns, including Realtree Xtra and Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, and both feature taped, sealed seams, cargo pockets and fleece-lined handwarmer pockets.
Caddis NeoBreathable Hybrid Youth Wader
These waders combine breathable material above the waist with 3.5mm neoprene below attached to 1000-gram Thinsulate boots—a nice combination to keep your kids warm, dry and comfortable. Other features include a large front cargo pocket, lined hand-warmer front pocket, soft shoulder suspenders, reinforced knees and a half-inch of wool felt in the foot bottom. Available in Max-4 camouflage pattern in youth sizes 4.5 to 5.5.
Huntworth Stealth Series Gloves
The next time you are on a cold-weather hunt, getting up close and personal to game with excellent hearing, you’ll be glad to have the Huntworth Gunner glove. Engineered for frigid temperatures, the Compression Fleece glove remains silent. The gloves are lines with plush, long-pile fleece, making them warm and comfortable. They are equipped with a suede easy-on cuff pull tab, which fits over outerwear and helps protect from the cold.
LaCrosse Swamp Tuff Chest Waders
These chest waders are well-built, which makes them comfortable, warm and resistant to water penetration at the seams. Created for the waterfowler, they include a removable shotgun shell pouch and an attached game bag. They are available in three sizes—medium, king and stout—and in boot sizes from 7 to 14. The Swamp Tuff outsole is rugged and stable, which provides for better traction and easier walking. The 5mm fleece-lined neoprene and 1000g Thinsulate insulation will keep you warm in the worst conditions. The waders are available in Realtree Max-4 and Mossy Oak Bottom Land camouflage patterns.
Gamehide Wapiti Waterproof Jacket and Pants
MSRP: Jacket $149.95, Pants $129.95
This waterproof set is full of features, including removable hood, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and adjustable Lycra cuffs on the jacket. The pants offer elastic in the waistband and knee-high leg zips with the cuff adjustable to fit over most boots.
Glacier Glove Aleutian Hunting Glove
2 mm fleece-lined neoprene in AP Realtree camouflage keeps the hunter warm while remaining hidden from skittish game. The neoprene works well to keep your hands warm and dry in cold and damp conditions.
Tired of messing with face masks and head nets that get in the way? There’s a mask that’s built directly in to a cap which makes for quick, hassle-free face camouflage. It’s called QuickCamo, and comes in a variety of patterns. Masks are sewn into the front or back of the cap, suiting the hunter’s personal needs. Great for waterfowl, predator and big-game hunting.
Yukon Gold 3IN1 Parka System and
Technical Fleece Hunting Pants
100% Windproof, waterproof, breathable multi-function 3N1 parka system. Features silent brushed fabric, large cargo pockets with hidden hand warmer pockets, hidden hood in collar. Zip-in insulated inner jacket and shell loops. Insulated windproof, waterproof and breathable fleece pants. Features knee length leg zippers, poly-lined for easy on and off, two front and tow rear pockets.
Drift Creek Outdoors Tundra Tech Waterproof Jacket and Pants #4405
MSRP: $85.95 Jacket, $63.95 Pants
Tundra Tech fabric is waterproof,windproof and breathable, allowing hunters in Alaska to remain dry. Jacket features include waterproof zippers throughout, hand-warmer pockets, a chest storage pocket, hood with three-way adjustment, Velcro cuffs and an open bottom with drawcords. Pants features include side hand-warmer pockets, side pant-leg zippers with Velcro strap, and a drawcord at the waistband. Comes in Mossy Oak Treestand in unisex sizes from S-3XL for the jacket and S-2XL for the pants.
StormKloth II Men’s Fleece SKII Jacket and Pants
MSRP: $139.95 Jacket, $119.95 Pants
This jacket and pants combo is wind- and waterproof, while offering moisture-wicking breathability. It’s also quiet. Each is made with a 200-gram fleece top layer, an inner layer made from a waterproof and breathable membrane, and a bottom layer of 190-gram fleece. The jacket features a three-piece hood with brim and adjustable drawcord, waterproof zippers, two front pockets with zippers, elastic cuffs, underarm venting, a chin guard and extended jacket tails with an adjustable drawcord. The pants include adjustable waist tabs, 12-inch leg zippers, two rear pockets and two side pockets with zippers and flaps with drawcords at the ankle. Choose Realtree AP or Mossy Oak Treestand.
StormKloth II Fleece Jacket and Pants
MSRP Jacket: $119.99 MSRP Pants: $99.99
StormKloth II apparel is so popular in Alaska, it won a Retailer’s Choice Award in our 2011 Fish Alaska magazine Gear Review. No wonder— the fleece jacket is warm enough to sit and glass, but the underarm vents ensure you won’t swelter when the action starts. And the pants feature a myriad of ways to perfect the fit— from adjustable tabs at the waist to draw cords at the ankle. Just pick your camo pattern and you’re ready to brave the elements.
Sitka Gear Coldfront Jacket and Pants
MSRP Jacket: $549 MSRP Pants: $469
Alaskan weather can test even the hardiest hunter, but with the Coldfront Jacket and Pants, you’re ready for the worst. These two pieces have been specially constructed for cold and wet weather and feature taped and welded seams, water-tight pockets and articulated elbows and knees. The super-soft microfleece lining might even fool you into thinking you’re wearing your favorite hoody.
Rivers West Ambush Jacket and Bibs
Ambush Jacket MSRP: $219.00
Original Bibs MSRP: $199.00
Warm, comfortable, waterproof and tough, this set is multifunctional, just what the Alaskan hunter ordered. Whether sitting in a duck blind, covering tundra on a spot-and-stalk for caribou or four-wheeling in search of a moose, these are the jacket and bibs for you. Features include magnetic pocket fasteners, 22-inch leg zippers, ample and well-placed storage pockets, and a snap-off hood.
True Timber MC2 Camo
A new camouflage pattern that’s taking the country by storm is True Timber’s MC2. At first, it looks like this pattern was created for the mule deer, elk, and pronghorn hunters of the American West. But the more you see the pattern in action, the more you realize it carries a much wider range of application. From Alaska’s tundra to its high-mountain peaks, from its boreal forests to ocean beaches, True Timber’s MC2 camo is worth checking out.
Scent Blocker NTS Shirt
MSRP: Shirt – $99.99; Pant – $89.99
This Next to Skin (NTS) base layer provides scent-blocking capability, warmth and camouflage in one piece of clothing. The product incorporates Scentblocker’s Trinity and S3 Antimicrobial technologies to help absorb and prevent odors. The fabric also wicks moisture, causing it to perform well during strenuous spot-and-stalk hunts. We used both the shirt and pant and found them to our liking. The shirt incorporates a front-zipper opening with a collar and an angled zippered chest pocket. Color options include Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity, Realtree MAX-1 and Realtree Xtra.
Chota Outdoor Gear Camo Hippies Convertible Wading Socks
This product is a great solution for the hunter who will be wading a range of water depths up to thigh-high. Camo Hippie convertible wading socks come equipped with an adjustable drawstring at the top to allow the user to set the height of the sock, as well as a cinch strap just below the knee. They are light and comfortable, far more-so than a pair of hip waders, and they incorporate a 3mm neoprene stockingfoot with a 100% breathable and waterproof polyester upper, in addition to integrated gravel guards. Available in sizes S to XXL, which cover men’s foot sizes from 5 to 14.
STORMR Stealth Jacket
The StormR Stealth Jacket is for hunters facing the harshest elements. It takes all of the benefits of STORMR’s Neoprene Core Technology and adapts them to the unique demands of a hunter’s environment. All of STORMR’s technologically-advanced and user-friendly features are integrated, along with an interior cell phone pocket, game call holders and tether, two large shell pockets, hand-warmer rests, neoprene cuffs and a two-way adjustable hood. You’ll be warm and able to move fluidly when the occasion arises — all while sheathed in a Realtree Max-4 camouflage pattern that conceals you from your quarry in a thin, soft, flexible, windproof and waterproof shell.
Caddis DuraBreathable Hybrid Wader
The FW19801-2W waders by Caddis are built for harsh weather in tough conditions. The bottoms of the one-piece wader are constructed from 5mm DuraStretch neoprene with reinforced knees and feature two large cargo pockets on the hips. The tops are a super-duty Polyester material with CaddisDry breathable technology which is ideal for hiking and moving about while hunting. These hybrid waders are super tough, but still soft and comfortable. They come with an easy access ammo pocket with shell loops, a lined hand warmer front pocket and soft shoulder suspenders. Max-4 camo and built-in 1200 Gram Thinsulate boots make them the perfect all around wader for float hunting and more. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.