October 2011 Waterfowl Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Clothing
Extreme weather conditions can force some hunters to leave the blind early. You don't want to miss a second this season, so having the proper clothing to hunt any conditions is a must. The E-newsletter Editorial team has compiled several clothing items that can make a difference when the weather inevitably turns for the worst. Also, we have included new clothing products geared specifically for women watefowlers.

Gander Mountain Introduces Gore-Tex GSX Waterfowl Fieldwear

Stay warm and dry with Gander Mountain's Gore-Tex GSX Fieldwear.

Gander Mountain introduces a new line of Gore-Tex outerwear designed specifically for the waterfowl hunter. Included are the 3-in-1 waterfowl parka and matching bibs. These garments—listed under the GSX Waterfowl Fieldwear name—are made of Gore-Tex abrasion-resistant fabric that resists punctures and tears. In addition, the parka and bibs are waterproof, with fully-taped seams. The parka features a wicking mesh microfiber lining that allows moisture to move away from your skin. The fleece liner provides warmth and comfort. The bibs feature 150 grams of Thinsulate in the legs and back. The parka and bibs are available in Advantage MAX-4 camouflage. A portion of the sales price will benefit DU's habitat conservation programs.

For more information, visit www.gandermountain.com.

Drake Waterfowl Systems—EST Boat Pant

The EST Boat Pants offer shallow-water waterfowlers a new option in waders.
Designed with the boat hunter in mind, these waist-high breathable waders are ideal for any situation when full chest waders aren't a necessity. The EST Boat Pant is constructed of three-layer breathable wader fabric and reinforced on the seat and lower legs. The internal reinforced knee pads make it comfortable to kneel in a boat—a first in wader technology. 

Materials: Three-layer waterproof/windproof/breathable fabric 600 gram Thinsulate boots HD2 material on knees, seat, back of thighs, lower legs, and covering the tops of the boots.

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Beretta GORE-TEX PacLite Jacket

Beretta's PacLite jacket is easily stored and ready to keep you dry when the weather takes a turn for the worst. 

Seam-sealed and constructed of breathable, waterproof GORETEX to meet the most demanding conditions, this lightweight jacket packs into the zip-off hood so you can carry it anywhere. The adjustable-fit hood comes complete with a bill for more complete protection in the rain. 

Drawstring waist; adjustable Velcro cuffs. Washable.

For more information, visit www.berettausa.com.

Avery® Neoprene Handwarmer

Keep your hands warm, even on the coldest mornings. Avery's Neoprene Handwarmer offers hand warmth, and protection from a chilly wind. Originally designed as the ultimate hand protection for waterfowlers, this handwarmer will work for everything from deer hunting to ice fishing and anything in between.

Neoprene Handwarmer Features 
  • Constructed from 3mm neoprene 
  • Roomy fleece-lined hand compartment 
  • 10 shotgun shell loops 
  • Two flap-style front pockets with hook/loop fasteners 
  • Large zippered rear pocket 
  • Zippered waterproof valuables pocket 
  • 3 elastic choke tube sleeves 
  • Snap-hook key ring holder 
  • Oversized knit cuffs 
  • Two swivel-style snap hooks to fit the d-rings on almost any waders 
  • Belt adjusts to 60" to fit around the heaviest jackets
 For more information, visit www.mackspw.com.

Browning® Windkill™ Waterfowl Series Hooded Pullover 

Add an extra layer of protection from a driving north wind and rain with Browning's Windkill pullover. The windproof, three-layer soft-shell construction offers lightweight warmth, four-way stretch and fleece-lined comfort. It's abrasion-resistant and highly water-resistant polyester outer face and Windkill laminate block wind and keep you warm in the most extreme conditions. The extremely breathable tricot side panels give you a comfortable fit underneath waders. Two hand-warmer pockets are positioned above the wader line for increased comfort, and two are placed on the lower front for traditional use. Full-length zipper.
  • Fits under waders 
  • Six pockets 
  • Windproof, three-layer soft shell 
  • Zippered and magnetic chest pockets
  • Stand-up collar
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.

Prois—Xtreme Jacket

Prois' Xtreme jacket offers protection and comfort in the field and it is designed specifically for women. The soft, silent shell is waterproof and breathable and allows unrestricted shooting movement. 
  • Lined with our 100% nylon tricot for added ease of layering and movement. 
  • Deep chest and hand pockets with zippered closures. 
  • All zippers with snap down sliders to ensure silence 
  • Zipper garage at chin to reduce chaffing from zipper mechanism 
  • Innovative Spandex inner sleeve liner keeps arm mobile yet reduces drafting and maximizes dryness. 
  • Velcro closures at wrist to further reduce drafting. 
  • Hood with exterior drawstring closure that pulls hood away from the face, thus maximizing peripheral vision. 
  • Includes the signature Prois Ducktail Feature that is designed to provide additional warmth and dryness to the backside...simply unsnap and the tail drops down an additional 12 inches that optimizes dryness when sitting in the elements.
For more information, visit www.proishunting.com.

Prois—Pro-Edition Pants

100% polyester brushed tricot 380 Gm. This fabric has the "4 S's"- soft, sturdy, silent and snag resistant. These pants are fitted at the natural waist for a higher rise. The Prois Pro-Edition pants are also designed with extra room through the hips and thighs to enhance comfort and function. Waistline has elastic stretch to the sides while maintaining a flattering front.
  • Waistline also includes belting and tab buckles to provide a perfect fit. 
  • Large cargo pockets with magnetic snap closures for silence 
  • Additional front pockets with zip closures. 
  • Elasticized cuffing and cordlock to cinch cuff closer to boot during the hunt. 
  • Knee pleats added for enhanced movement and comfort while sitting, squatting or stalking.
For more information, visit www.proishunting.com.

Cabela's Women's Ultimate Cazadora Hunting Waders

The Cazadora waders offers waterfowling women a wader designed specifically for them. The entire outer layer is made with Armor-Flex™, a super-tough material that doesn't sacrifice stretchability, fit or freedom of movement. Neoprene straps are contoured to conform to your body. The no-buckle suspender system stays out of the way when you shoulder your gun. A specially designed chest pocket warms cold hands and has a separate pouch for shells and accessories. 

Ladies'-specific fit and a lower chest pocket for effortless gun- shouldering comfort. 
  • Women's whole sizes: 6-10. 
  • Camo pattern: Realtree MAX-4™. 
  • Made specially to fit a huntress 
  • Super-tough, yet stretchable shell material 
  • 5mm neoprene construction keeps you dry and warm 
  • 1,000-gram insulation in the boots 
  • Bob-cleated outsoles bite into mud double-layered knees and hand warmer or shell-belt-compatible D-rings.
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com.