2021 Women’s Waterfowling Gear Guide

An in-depth look at hunting products for women that may be the perfect fit

By Mallori Murphey

Another day closer to the season opener, and another day scouring the internet hoping more women’s hunting clothing options have hit the market. As an avid hunter, I’ve spent countless hours doing just that. Now that I’ve done the sleuthing, you get to reap the rewards. Note that not all of the products in this article are waterfowling specific. Quality apparel and accessories know no industry boundaries, and some are lifestyle products or essentials for bumming around town. Here’s your guide to some of the best products on the market for outdoorswomen.

Filson Women’s Moleskin Shirt

For casual days at the office, hanging out at camp, or heading out for a day in the field, every girl needs a good shirt. filson.com

Filson Insulated Packer Hat

Rain has never stopped me from going on a hunt. And the classic insulated Tin Cloth packer hat is perfect for rainy days in the flooded timber. It has attached earflaps that cut even the harshest winds. filson.com

Filson X Mossy Oak Camo Long Sleeve Barrier T-Shirt

The ideal choice for early-season action. Filson’s Barrier Shirt is highly breathable and quick drying for those warmer fall days. filson.com

Drake Women’s Eqwader 1600 Breathable Wader with Tear-Away Liner

Durable, heavy-duty waders for frigid mornings, Drake’s Women’s Eqwader 1600s are ready for whatever Mother Nature sends your way. They are insulated and breathable, providing protection and warmth without the weight of traditional neoprene waders. And with the tear-away liner, you can stay comfortable in a variety of temperatures. drakewaterfowl.com

Drake LST Ladies Eqwader 3-in-1 Plus 2 Wader Coat

Drake Waterfowl, the official apparel partner of Ducks Unlimited, revolutionized what waterfowl hunters wear with the introduction of their patented Eqwader technology, and this clothing line has been a core component of the Drake brand ever since. This system offers three ways to wear the jackets plus two more ways to wear the liner vest—hence the catchy name. This all-purpose jacket will get you through an entire season. drakewaterfowl.com

LaCrosse Women’s Grange Boot

Since 1957, LaCrosse has perfected the classic rubber boot. I’ve owned Granges for years and they never disappoint. From opening day of turkey season in March to bow season in October and through the waterfowl closer in late January, these are my go-to year-round boots. Even though they are uninsulated, I’ve hunted in them on the coldest days paired with wool socks. lacrossefootwear.com

Sitka Women’s Hudson Bib

Sitka’s Women’s Hudson Bib will keep you dry and warm while allowing for full mobility no matter the setup or situation. And who doesn’t love a reinforced seat and puncture-resistant knees to help you take the abuse of waterfowl season? sitkagear.com

Sitka Women’s Fanatic Core Heavyweight Bottom

I’m “that hunter” that’s always cold. But I hate wearing multiple layers. The Women’s Fanatic Core Heavyweight Bottom is my go-to piece throughout the season. Sometimes I wear only these bottoms under my bibs, and I stay warm and dry all day. It is also compatible with aftermarket relief systems such as the Tinkle Belle. sitkagear.com

Sitka Women’s Fanatic Core Boy Short

Every woman should be comfortable while hunting. And she shouldn’t have to worry about unflattering panty lines or anything riding up while she’s out and about. This foundational layer is also compatible with aftermarket relief systems such as the Tinkle Belle. sitkagear.com

First Lite Women’s Obsidian Pant

The Women’s Obsidian Pant is another option that you can wear all year long. From September heat to December snows, stretch merino and nylon fabric make the Obsidian a solid choice for a wide range of stationary and active hunting applications. firstlite.com

The Tinkle Belle Portable Female Urination Device

(Compatible with Sitka’s Fanatic Core Boy Short and Heavyweight Bottoms)

One of the most challenging parts of hunting for a woman is using the bathroom. That’s where the Tinkle Belle comes in. This device is made for in-blind and in-stand relief. When up in a stand or in a ground blind it’s not always easy to find privacy to use the bathroom, so this is designed to help on that front. This product is a gamechanger for outdoorswomen. thetinklebelle.com

Dive Bomb Industries Dry-Blind Bag

We ladies love our bags. But for hunting, we need something that will hold our gear and accessories and keep them safe and dry. In an homage to the traditional field bags that hunters have used for over a century, Dive Bomb’s Dry-Blind Bag is completely waterproof and durable enough for whatever the hunt throws your way. divebombindustries.com

Haydel’s DR-85 Double-Reed Mallard Duck Call

Sometimes women feel intimidated or embarrassed to blow a duck call in front of a group of guys. I say screw that. And don’t let people try to tell you that expensive calls are better either, because that is usually a lie. Haydel’s DR-85 is the most-used call on my lanyard, and it hasn’t let me down since I learned to call. Nicknamed the “Deceiver,” this is Haydel’s best-selling call. This easy-blowing duck call features a fully adjustable floating wedge to allow for personal tuning. haydels.com

MOmarsh Invisi-Chair

Another piece of gear that every girl needs is a good chair. The Invisi-Chair can be used in almost any hunting situation, whether it’s in a fence row in a dry field, a flooded corn field, or anyplace in between. Just sit back, relax, and wait for the birds to come in. momarsh.com

Carhartt Relaxed Fit Washed Duck Sherpa Lined Mock Neck Vest

Carhartt is known for its durable work, farm, and ranch wear. This vest is perfect for a cold-weather hunt. It is available in earthtone colors, which makes it a great choice for almost any hunting scenario. This vest features a zippered chest pocket, two inner pockets, and two lower handwarmer pockets. carhartt.com

4-Season Give’r Gloves

I’m a practical gal who likes to get the most out of any product I buy. From farm work in the spring to fieldwork in the summer and fall to frigid morning boat rides, these are the do-it-all gloves that are tough enough for any situation. give-r.com

The Finisher Waterfowl Dispatching Tool

Don’t damage or destroy your trophy ducks or geese with inhumane techniques. The Finisher will dispatch any bird instantly using a small amount of pressure where the neck and skull meet. adrenal-line.com 

KUIU Women’s Super Down Ultra Jacket

This jacket is one of the most versatile pieces out there for female hunters. Insulated with water-resistant Quixdown, it’s KUIU’s lightest down jacket that offers maximum warmth. And the best part is the left-hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack, allowing for easy packing so your jacket doesn’t take up all the room in your blind bag. kuiu.com