Stay Warm, Dry and Undetected with Hunting Apparel from Under Armour

Fall is here. You see it in the changing colors. You feel it in the crisper air and you hear it at Friday Night football games. While some outdoor activities, such as golf and baseball, are waning, others, including hunting, are just beginning. To help you stay warm and dry while helping you blend into the environment and masking your scent––thereby increasing your odds for a successful hunt––Dunham’s Sports offers a wide assortment of hunting apparel from all the leading companies, including Under Armour.
 
“New for us this year is our Stealth fleece,” said Under Armour’s John Kreiner. “It has a soft, Sherpa-like fabric that generates a great deal of warmth and it’s quiet.”
 
The Stealth fleece features Under Armour’s exclusive Scent Control with antimicrobial silver. Under Armour claims it’s the only company that uses both Scent Control and antimicrobial to trap and suppress the growth of odor.
 
“To help keep you dry, the Stealth fleece also features Under Armour’s Storm Technology. It repels moisture without sacrificing breathability,” Kreiner added.
 
The Stealth fleece is available in jacket, hoodie, bib and pants and in men’s sizes ranging from small to XXL.
 
Dress For the Occasion
 
For optimal comfort in varying temperatures and weather conditions, Kreiner recommends multiple apparel layers.
 
“Start with a good base layer. We have Base™ Extreme and ColdGear Infrared® base layer tops and bottoms. They deliver warmth without weight,” he said.
 
Base Extreme leggings and long-sleeve tops feature a soft, brushed negative grid interior that traps hot air for superior warmth. They also feature strategically placed stretch panels for optimal mobility.
 
ColdGear Infrared offerings, meanwhile, incorporate a soft, thermo-conductive coating on the inside of the garment that absorbs and retains body heat, which is then redistributed evenly, keeping the wearer warmer for a longer period of time. ColdGear Infrared goes beyond trapping body heat. It absorbs the heat the wearer generates and redistributes it, creating a microclimate inside the material.
 
“The analogy we like to use to best explain our ColdGear Infrared technology is a ceramic coffee mug. Compare that coffee mug to a paper or plastic one and most people will agree the coffee stays warmer longer in a ceramic mug because of the heat-transference aspect of ceramic,” Kreiner said. “The thermo-coating we use on our ColdGear Infrared has ceramic particles for the same reason.”
 
ColdGear Infrared hunting leggings feature a dual-layer fabric with an ultra-warm, brushed interior and a slick, fast-drying exterior. I can tell you from experience that the ColdGear Infrared products I purchased to pursue other activities have worked well in keeping me warm. They are lightweight, allowing maximum mobility.
 
Both Base Extreme and ColdGear Infrared feature the Under Armour Scent Control technology and a moisture transport system that wicks moisture away. They’re available in a variety of sizes and Camo Patterns.
 
The garments will need to be reactivated by heat, generally when the garment is washed and dried.
 
Hoodies, Lightweight Pants and Headwear
 
Also new this year is Under Armour’s Storm Icon Camo full-zip hoodie. It’s available in Realtree and Mossy Oak and, as the name implies, features the company’s Storm technology to repel moisture.
 
“Our Storm Icon Camo hoodies are made of Armour® fleece. It’s light, breathable and quiet. It also stretches, ensuring mobility. The hoodies feature a front kangaroo pocket and interior phone pocket,” Kreiner said.
 
For the early part of the season, Kreiner recommends Under Armour’s scent-control base pants. Available in Realtree camo, they also feature the company’s Storm technology, as well as scent control and anti-microbial technologies to help keep you undetected by your prey.
 
Complete your camo with Realtree caps and beanies. The caps feature an unstructured fit that conforms to your head for a lower profile and a built-in HeatGear® sweatband to wick away sweat, keeping you cool and dry. It also features a snap closure in back for customizable fit.
 
The beanie is reversible. It features Realtree camo on one side and hunter’s orange on the other.
 
“The Under Armour Reversible Camo beanie is made of ultra-soft brushed fleece for excellent comfort all day and features our Moisture Transport System to wick sweat away, keeping your cooler,” Kreiner said.
 
The Strategy of Layering
 
Hunting involves a great deal of walking, including to your hunting area or blind. Wearing a lot of products designed to keep you warm can actually cause you to overheat, which is why Kreiner recommends dressing in layers.
 
“You don’t want to get too warm walking in and you don’t want to make noise. Wear as little as possible walking in and add the layers as needed or conditions warrant it. That ensures you stay warm and quiet,” he said.
 
Visit your local Dunham’s Sports store and speak with a knowledgeable consultant who can guide you to the apparel needed to stay comfortable and undetected, increasing your chances for a successful hunt.
 
Good luck and happy hunting.
 
-Deer Abby
 
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