Sportsmen's Nation - Whitetail Hunting

DIY Sportsman | Cold Weather Clothing and Layering

Episode Summary

On this episode of the DIY Sportsman hunting podcast, Garrett and Bobby discuss cold weather clothing. While there are certainly similarities between what garments a western hunter might choose to wear versus an eastern tree stand hunter, there are even more differences.

Episode Notes

Garrett and Bobby discuss cold weather clothing. While there are certainly similarities between what garments a western hunter might choose to wear versus an eastern tree stand hunter, there are even more differences. Part of the contrast between regions is where the discussion starts off. Puffy jackets, down, synthetic, and face material noise properties are main areas of discussion.

Apart from base layers and insulating garments, there are other major areas of interest for whitetail hunters. One is choice of gloves of muff. Another is whether or not to wear a facemask. A huge area where a lot of hunters have issues is boots. The interesting thing is, many of the challenges that hunters face in regards to cold feet aren't a direct result of what boots they wear. Other things such as foot sweat, sock choice, chemical warmers or lack thereof, and breathability can all play a role. Even the choice of whether or not to wear pant legs inside or outside of rubber boots can have a major impact with deep snow on the ground.

Ultimately, late season clothing can make or break a hunter's ability to grind it out in the late season months and take advantage of the increased patternability of deer as the season nears its end.