Anne Vinnola says: “Just ask any woman hunter, and she will tell you, the most difficult part of hunting? Her wardrobe. Finding well fitting, hard working, layerable, hunting pants and shirts. Some mainstream clothing companies are slowly beginning to work women’s sizes into their lines, but mostly they are cut like a man and just sized smaller.”
As a woman, I am always trying to find resources tailored for women. I constantly battle the cold because of having a thyroid problem. I decided to do some research on ways to keep warm and here is what I found!
According the Wikapedia, layered clothing is a manner of dressing using multiple garments that are worn on top of each other. Some of the layers have different, largely non-overlapping, functions. Using more or fewer layers, or replacing one layer but not others, allows for flexible clothing to match the needs of each situation. Two thin layers can be warmer yet lighter than one thick layer, because the air trapped between layers is a good insulator
Layered clothing is particularly relevant in cold climates, where clothing must at the same time transfer moisture, provide warmth, and protect from wind and rain. In a hot and dry climate, clothes have very different functional requirements: they must block the radiation from the Sun, and allow for sufficient air circulation. Therefore, layered clothing in the sense used in this article is largely irrelevant to hot and dry climates.
Outdoor and sportswear manufacturers favor layered clothing because, among other reasons, it allows them to offer so-called “technical” or “functional” clothes which are optimized for the particular demands of a specific layer. Such clothes are often made of advanced synthetic materials.
With that being said I was on a quest for clothing that not only kept me warm but was made for a woman and had many thin layering options. Impossible you say? I thought so too until I ran into Kirstie Pike from PrÃ³isTM Hunting Apparel.
Kirstie states “PrÃ³isTM Hunting finally answers our “Quest” for great Women’s Hunting Clothing and Gear. Throughout our years of hunting, we at PrÃ³isTM were amazed at the fact that there was literally nothing on the market for women who hunt.”
This “Quest” for Women’s Hunting Clothing soon became an obsession; they thought women’s huntwear must be something of a myth! While they attempted to avoid sounding like a frustrated feminists, they found it unreasonable that successful women hunters could not find appropriate gear for their sport.
Simple concept, the PrÃ³isTM Hunting team thought; Combine technical hunting components, functional fabric and an athletic composition, and unite it with patterns that are engineered to the female form…Voila, PrÃ³isTM Hunting Apparel!
This new women’s hunting clothing concept takes layering to a new art form. The PrÃ³isTM shirt is a cross between the finest athletic wear, and a comfortable favorite shirt. Polyester wicking fabric keeps moisture from your skin and allows you to stay dry and warm. Thumbholes help the shirt to stay in your gloves and it is perfect alone for cool fall mornings of archery or layered for those cold winter rifle hunting trips.
PrÃ³isTM Hunting Pants are crafted using 100% polyester brushed tricot for warmth and durability. They are snag resistant and silent in the woods. Each pair is fitted just below the waist for comfort and fits a woman’s form perfectly. There is plenty of storage room in the deep cargo pockets and thoughtfully pleated knees for kneeling comfort. They are boot cut to fit over bulky hunting boots with elastic cuffs and cord lock to cinch close to your boot. Add in their vests, jackets and rain gear and you are set for all occasions.
PrÃ³isTM Hunting Apparel is taking the industry by storm with their “made FOR women” hunting clothes. Women are not interested in merely looking like hunters; we are hunters that demand the best quality hunting clothing. We fully understand that fit, warmth and durability makes a huge impact on our hunting success. PrÃ³isTM Hunting Apparel is serious clothing for serious, dedicated women hunters.
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The experts at PrÃ³is® Hunting Apparel create every detail of their high performance clothing lines to provide the ultimate in comfort and utility. Let’s face it – if you’re a serious hunter, at some point you’re going to be out in the cold. Now you won’t have to feel the bite of Mother Nature’s chilly teeth during long hours in a blind or stand, or while trekking across icy terrain – thanks to new PrÃ³is Xtremeâ„¢ pants.
These ultra-tough, super-heavyweight pants are precisely designed to stand up to extremely cold conditions. They’re constructed with a 100 percent polyester 8000/5000 waterproof, breathable shell – it’s whisper soft and silent, insulated with an industry-leading 200 Gram 3M Thinsulate, and lined with sleek nylon tricot – so while you might be braving the elements, your mind will be on the game, not on your goosebumps.
These custom designed pants feature an elastic waistline with an additional elastic drawstring and cordlock to keep them right where you want them. PrÃ³is Xtreme Pants are built for long days in the field, with roomy cargo pockets complete with pillow top enclosures, along with 9″ boot zippers to make them as easy to get in and out of as they are to wear for hours on end.
PrÃ³is designs are specifically created to meet the needs of serious women hunters – so every detail, from the incredible fit to the extremely durable, high performance fabrics and styles – anticipate the conditions you’ll face in the field. These unique pants come in Realtree AP HD® and Advantage Max-1 HD® in sizes from XS through XL – so a wide range of hunters can fit into them, and then slip into the background while waiting for the moment of truth. The PrÃ³is Xtreme Pants are available as of August 2009 and, like all PrÃ³is gear, they are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.
For more information about the PrÃ³is Xtreme Pants or any of PrÃ³is’ innovative line of serious, high performance hunting apparel for women, contact: PrÃ³is Hunting Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 ¢ (970) 641-3355 ¢ Or visit www.proishunting.com.
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