Must-Have Cold Weather Gear

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posted on November 22, 2016
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Mission RadiantActive Balaclava
The RadiantActive Balaclava from Mission in Realtree Xtra camo is lightweight, wind-resistant and sports a neck long enough to tuck under your collar to keep out the cold. A carbon-infused fleece lining feels great, keeps the heat in and wicks moisture. The well-ventilated mouth keeps condensation build-up to a minimum. MSRP: $39.99.

L.L. Bean Maine Guide Wool Cap
We’ve all heard the phrase, “If you’re cold, put a hat on.” So there’s perhaps no better place to utilize the “warm even when wet” magic that wool provides than the top of your head. The Maine Guide Wool Cap is traditional in function with modern Primaloft insulation for heat retention—-it’s the best of old and new. MSRP: $39.95.

Huntworth Classic Hunting Gloves
Don’t let the Classic name fool you; these gloves have modern features to beat the cold. Soft, long-pile fleece lining and ceramic-ink technology retain warmth. Breathable and water-resistant, with conductive thumbs and index fingers for touch-screen devices, these are high-end gloves that don’t require handfuls of cash to take home. MSRP: $29.99.

Cabela’s Over/Under Fatigue Sweater
The Over/Under Fatigue Sweater with 4most Windshear has become an instant favorite of American Hunter editors afield in cold weather. The key to its success is the moisture-wicking, breathable, wind-blocking Windshear liner. Together with all the aspects of good old-fashioned wool, this is by far the closest thing to a perfect hunting sweater we have ever come across. MSRP: $139.99.

Flambeau Rechargeable Heated Socks
Nothing can make a hunter want to call it quits more than cold feet. Flambeau Outdoors eliminates that issue with its new Rechargeable Heated Socks. Using lithium-ion batteries, these socks will keep your toes warm for an advertised six hours. Blended polyester, Merino wool, nylon and Spandex construction means they are comfortable and machine washable. MSRP: $89.99.

Sitka Core Heavyweight Base Layers
More than just wicking under-layers, the Core Heavyweight Zip-T and Bottom from Sitka are a serious first defense against the bitter cold. The thick, “lofted grid” fleece lining is cozy and allows warm air to circulate next to the skin. Extended, zippered neck of top regulates heat. Shown in Gore Optifade Waterfowl Marsh camo. MSRP: Zip-T $129, Bottom $99.

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