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Essential Cold-Weather Hunting Gear

Essential Cold-Weather Hunting Gear

A late-season win starts with beating the elements. Here's a look at some of the best cold-weather hunting gear on the market.

Sitka Women’s Fahrenheit Jacket
Lightweight and ultra warm, the Women's Fahrenheit Jacket (part of Sitka's new Women's Late-Season Marsh waterfowl system) is packed with PrimaLoft insulation: a down blend throughout the torso to keep your core in the game, and a water-repelling synthetic in the forearms to prevent your sleeves from getting soaked when picking up decoys or wet birds. Add Gore-Tex for a complete water- and wind-stopping barrier, and you’ve got a jacket that works as a stand-alone piece or as a mid-layer when temperatures drop to extremes. MSRP: $299; sitkagear.com.

Bolderton Insulated Liner Pants and Jacket
Ideal as an insulating layer to be worn under the company's Outlands All-Climate Waterproof Parka Shell and Shell Pants, this liner system will add needed warmth to any clothing set-up you own. It's water-resistant, stuffed with Thinsulate Featherless insulation for warmth without added weight and lined with heat-reflecting thermal ceramic. The pants sport zippered leg openings and the coat is built with a safety-harness slot and stretch panels under the arms for full range of motion. MSRP: $99.99 jacket, $99.99 pant; sportsmansguide.com.

ThermaSeat Treestand Replacement Seat
Late-season stand hunting, while it can be extremely productive, can also be downright miserable if you can’t keep warm—and sitting on a metal stand with cold air circulating around your body doesn’t help. Keep your backside from freezing to the tree with this cushion made of insulating closed-cell foam. Available in single or two-man sizes, in thicknesses of ¾-inch, 1.5 inches and 3 inches for the ultimate in comfort and heat retention. Secures to tree with included strap. Available in Mossy Oak and Realtree camo. MSRP: $17.99-$63.99; thermaseat.com.

Badlands Elevation Base Layers
Badlands tricked out this base-layer system with an antimicrobial treatment to battle unwanted scents on a molecular level, and a Heatwave ceramic lining printed inside stores and reflects your body’s own heat back onto you. Both the Elevation ¼-Zip Top and Leggings are made from a polyester/Spandex blend that sports breathable mesh panels in places known to trap moisture. MSRP: $99.99 top, $79.99 leggings; badlandsgear.com.

Huntworth Stealth Hunting Pop-Top Glove
With a reputation for quality gear at a fair price, Huntworth gloves should be in every hunter's pack. Worn alone or over a thin liner glove, the top mitt of this shooter-friendly glove folds back, exposing your fingers for a tactile trigger pull or to work a call on incoming mallards. A durable water-repellant finish keeps your hands dry, and performance fleece bonded to 40g-Thinsulate insulation keeps your digits from freezing. MSRP: $39.99; huntworthgear.com.

Prois Callaid Down Mitts
Designed for female hunters, Prois stuffed the Callaid Down Mitts with lofty water-resistant down for the ultimate warmth. Fold back the top to reveal the built-in polar-fleece fingers with conductive tips for operating touch-screen devices. A water-resistant treatment on the polyester rip-stop shell keeps these gloves from absorbing moisture. About the only thing these gloves are missing is a size for men. MSRP: $99.99; proishunting.com.

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