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Insulation jackets are an often overlooked (sometimes completely ignored) category of hunting gear. However, the insulation jacket is an essential part of anyone’s gear bag because when temps drop, regulating your body temp is critical. In this comparison, we will be taking a look at someone of the top insulation jackets available in the industry. We will not be looking at every available option, just the jackets that are most similar in technology, purpose, and price ($200-$250). Continue Reading…

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This month the goHUNT team will give away even more great gear. This month goHUNT has ten KUIU backpacks to give away (total value $4,500).

2 x KUIU Ultra 6000 packs w/ hip belt pouch – Verde camo
2 x KUIU Ultra 3000 packs w/ hip belt pouch –  Verde camo
2 x KUIU ICON Pro 7200 packs w/ hip belt pouch – Vias camo
2 x KUIU ICON Pro 5200 packs w/ hip belt pouch – Vias camo
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Photo Credit: RusticMan

Photo Credit: RusticMan

Base Layers have become a staple for practically all hunters. Base layers give you more versatility in the backcountry, allowing you to shed layers as it warms up. They also provide essential warmth when it gets cooler. But what base layers are best – merino wool or synthetics? Let’s take a look at the options.
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Photo Credit: First Lite

Photo Credit: First Lite

In Part I of this test, we discussed the importance of understanding the science behind camouflage. By way of review, camo is intended to help one “blend in” with his or her surroundings by reducing the appearance of the human silhouette. This is accomplished through one of two pattern options: macro/micro patterns and photo-realistic patterns. Macro and micro patterns (Fusion, ASAT, Vias, Verde, Optifade, etc.) are build on the same basic principal: no discernible pattern means less identifiable shape. The use of asymmetrical design aids in breaking up the human silhouette and helps you go undetected (theoretically). Photo-realistic patterns (Mossy Oak, Realtree, Kings Camo, etc.) use multi-layered images to simulate the forested background in which you are hunting. Continue Reading…

Photo Credit: Blacktailcountry.com

Photo Credit: Blacktailcountry.com

Someone once said to me, “Camo is a lifestyle choice. People have been killing animals without camo for centuries.” While there is some truth to that statement (people have indeed hunted and killed animals without camo), there is more to camo than just whatever tickles your fancy. Camouflage is all about breaking up the human silhouette so that the human body is not as readily identifiable as it would be if said person were wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. However, what goes into breaking up the human silhouette? Does a splotchy pattern of mixed colors equal no silhouette? Hardly. There is a science to camouflage that if neglected, will result in reduced success in the field.
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