Gear Guide 2018: Hats, Gloves & Socks

by
posted on December 10, 2018
gearguide2018-hatsglovessocks_lead.jpg

We expect our gear to do what it was made to do, to hold up to the beating we give it, time and time again. Here are our hat, glove and sock selections for 2018.

Banded Atchafalaya Beanie
Named after the famed Atchafalaya Swamp, the largest wetland in the U.S., this beanie is a must-have when late-season cold fronts push through. The outer shell is wind- and weather-resistant polyester, while the interior is layered in warm coral fleece. Available in Mossy Oak, Realtree and Natural Gear camo, and blaze orange. MSRP: $19.99; banded.com.

Huntworth Performance Balaclava
The Performance Balaclava is made from four-way stretch fabric that forms to your head for an unconstraining fit while allowing for maximum peripheral vision. Scent-eliminating treatment and Disruption digital camo pattern provide the ultimate in concealment. Hexagonal knit pattern increases air-flow, and DWR finish keeps you dry. MSRP: $21.99; huntworthgear.com.

Browning Wicked Wing Gunner’s Glove
The Gunner’s Glove provides waterproof protection and maximum mobility for waterfowlers. OutDry technology fuses a breathable waterproof membrane to the inside of the shell, preventing heat-robbing water from becoming trapped between the layers. Textured overlay on the palm, thumb and fingers provides grip. Lined with moisture-wicking fabric. MSRP: $69.99; browning.com.

Sitka Ascent Glove
The Ascent Glove weighs next to nothing and is breathable thanks to an abrasion-resistant Cordura/nylon back. The synthetic suede palm and fingers are quiet and provide the dexterity for precision shooting. Conductive tips allow for touchscreen operation. Available in Gore Optifade Open Country and Optifade Subalpine. MSRP: $79; sitkagear.com.

Showers Pass Crosspoint Socks and Gloves
The waterproof knit Crosspoint socks and gloves from Oregon-based Showers Pass utilize a waterproof membrane sandwiched between a durable, abrasion-resistant outer shell and a soft, antibacterial knit liner. The three layers are fused together in a functional design that is breathable, quiet and dry. MSRP: $36 socks, $45 gloves; showerspass.com.

Kenetrek Canada and Ultimate Liner Socks
A mid-weight, boot-length sock, the Canada provides warmth and protection without bulk. It’s reinforced at the toe, heel and calf, and made of a merino-wool blend that insulates even when wet. A thin, next-to-skin sock made of a propylene/nylon/Lycra blend, the Ultimate Liner combines moisture-wicking comfort with a bit of extra warmth. MSRP: $24.95 Canada, $19.95 Ultimate Liner; kenetrek.com.

Latest

Model 1895 Guide Gun
Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger has announced the reintroduction of the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun. Formerly known as an “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop), this model is Ruger’s first reintroduction in the Guide Gun family of rifles and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy steel Marlin rifle with a blued finish.

Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Rifles

Henry Repeating Arms has announced two limited-edition models celebrating the company's twenty-fifth anniversary. Available at dealers nationwide while supplies last, the rifles pay tribute to the beginnings of Henry Repeating Arms as a company and the origins of the lever action rifle's enduring legacy in America.

Tips for Hunting Pre-Rut Mule Deer

Just before the breeding season bucks make seemingly random decisions, forcing us to analyze their habitat’s food, water and cover and how each factor influences their behavior.

#SundayGunday: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter

Get a closer look at the Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Recipe: Venison Top Sirloin and Chimichurri Sauce

A recent trip to Hawaii inspired contributor Brad Fenson to create a chimichurri sauce variation, where cilantro, cumin and lime juice produce a new twist on the traditional blend.

DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.