New Clothing for Waterfowlers

By Gary Koehler

Part of the New Gear for Waterfowlers feature in DU Magazine's July/August 2008 issue


Under Armour Gears Up for the Cold

Under Armour, the same company that provides specialized clothing to professional and college sports teams, has a new line of camouflaged hunting apparel, including the Gunpowder jacket (1), ArmourStealth pant (2) and Idylwild shell. These items are available in Mossy Oak Treestand. Other Under Armour products are available in Mossy Oak Break-Up, Realtree All-Purpose and Under Armour digital camouflage patterns. underarmour.com

New Outerwear from Columbia

Newcomers to Columbia's line include the Feather Weight Reversible Jacket (3), which is down-filled (650 grams), and the High Speed Shell, another garment featuring fully sealed seams. Both the High Speed Shell and Feather Weight Jacket are compatible with Columbia's interchange system. columbia.com


Alpha Lite Slip-On a Great Camp Shoe

LaCrosse's Alpha Lite Slip-On (4), a 3-inch neoprene shoe, is ideal for wearing around hunting camp. It is comfortable and lightweight, and it features a self-cleaning outsole. lacrossefootwear.com


New Chest Waders from Drake

Eqwader Waders (5) from Drake Waterfowl Systems are available in midseason (3 mm neoprene and 800-gram Thinsulate) and late season (5 mm neoprene and 1600-gram Thinsulate) weights. Eqwaders feature no-buckle shoulder straps, three bib-area outer pockets, a vertical waterproof pocket, a hand warmer pocket and reinforcing in key areas. drakewaterfowl.com


Outlaw Jacket from Rivers West

Rivers West is introducing the Outlaw jacket (6) and pant combo in Advantage MAX-4 camouflage. This new H2P waterproof fabric, called APF (advanced polymer fabric), is lighter in weight than its predecessors. riverswest.com


DU Element Rain Jacket and Pants

The Ducks Unlimited Element Rain Jacket and Pants (7) from Whitewater Outdoors are made of soft tricot and feature RainBlocker for waterproof protection. The jacket and pants, available in Advantage MAX-4 camouflage, have a number of handy pockets. Whitewater Outdoors is an official DU licensee. whitewateroutdoors.com


Browning Expands Waterfowl Clothing Line

Many waterfowlers may be surprised to learn the extent of Browning's clothing roster. One expects high quality from Browning, and the company delivers with its XPO Grand Passage, Warm Front and Genesis Fleece (8) waterfowling garments. Two brand new examples are the Warm Front wader pant and the Highlands wool vest. browning.com


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