Embarking on a hunting adventure comes with loads of excitement and preparations at the same time. Preparations definitely include hunting attire which is especially packed for the adventure. Though people choose attire according to the weather, season and budget still there are some pieces of garments that are essential for the hunters.
Most Essential Items of Clothing for Hunter
Here’s a list of most essential items of clothing every hunter should carry:-
1. Hunting socks
Hunting in snowy weather can give you “cold feet”. To keep your feet warm and nimble a pair of knee-length warm and woolen socks are absolutely indispensable. Socks also reduce friction and controls body temperature. Yes! They also absorb excessive sweating and keeps the body warm thus regulating the temperature.
Keeping your feet cozy and safe is the first rule of hunting, you never know when you need run, jump or even kick.
2. Shooting gloves
A pair of warm, light-weight and insulated gloves is absolutely mandatory to keep your hands warm and active. After all, how can you pull that trigger with icicled hands? And missing a perfect shot can make you regret for a lifetime.
Apart from that, gloves shield the hands from minor injuries and cuts. Gloves also save your hands from toxic worms.
Clothing which can control body odor is one of the most important parts of your hunting package. These clothes help to mask your natural body smell which can warn the potential games. Scent control also helps you to camouflage against deadly beasts or undesirable attention of the wild animals.
Being odorless gives you the liberty of choosing a desirable spot to shoot and stay untraceable during the entire game.
4. Hunter waders
Hunter waders are worn to protect your hind limbs from insects, mud, water and harsh weather. Hunter waders also adds an old school charm to hunting attire!
Apart from that, waders being waterproof also help to cross small streams without getting wet. They also shield the legs from the stings or bites of water-borne worms, snakes or small fishes while keeping you warm and dry.
5. Base layers
Base layers are your best friends on a hunting adventure. Base layers not only keeps the core muscles warm but also helps to absorb your sweat. This keeps your body warm and reduces the effects of body odors. Thus, they help you stay odorless too.
Sometimes by absorbing excessive perspiration they also help in maintaining the body temperature.
6. Blaze orange hunting vests
These vests are very useful if you’re going to shoot down birds. They usually have waterproof pockets which also doubles as blood proof pockets and you can keep a bird or two in one of these pockets without worrying about the stains.
They also have special pockets to carry the hunting gear or store an emergency weapon without letting it known to anyone. These vests being bright in color can make you easily noticed from a distance by your teammates.
7. Belts and suspenders
Belts and suspenders are very important to hold the weight of your heavy attire. Always buy a 2″ wide straps for extra support. The buckles should be strong with sharp needles to avoid failure. Strong belts and suspenders help in carrying the attire comfortably and makes it very easy to navigate through the uneven topography of the forests.
8. Hunting headgear
Hunting head-gear doesn’t just mean to cover your head. Headgear can help to control hair odor arising from frequent sweating. The waterproof headgear saves from rains and keeps your head warm even if the mercury is falling down. Decorated headgear also helps in camouflage by letting you hide behind the bushes or mix around in the leaves’ litter.
9. Camo hunting apparel
A camo attire can help you blend with the background. Just like a tiger you can wait patiently and anonymously wait in the bushes or the blend in with the leaf litter while watching your game moving on the hunting grounds.
Once worn by soldiers this dress is gaining huge popularity among the hunters both rookies and aces alike. Camo apparel gives comfort, safety, and camouflage at the same time.
All you need to do is pick the right color combination and the right fit for yourself. There are many options available in the market suiting every budget and needs. However, choosing a branded set guarantees both quality and durability.
You can also borrow a pre-loved set from your friends if you think you’re not going in for a massive game.