January 11, 2023
Here’s a look at some of the top picks for female bowhunters in 2023.
DSG Breanna 2.0 Drop Seat Bib
Built for mid-season sits, the Breanna 2.0 Drop Seat Bib from DSG is quiet, comfortable, and completely waterproof. The exterior is constructed of a DWR-treated bonded stretch fabric, while the interior is lined with soft, warm shearling. An adjustable suspender system and snap inseam that easily extends from 28.5 to 32.5 inches combine for a custom fit. The bib sports a large zippered thigh pocket for easy access to essential gear and a drop seat design for quickly responding when nature calls. The Breanna 2.0 Drop Seat Bib — as well as a matching Breanna 2.0 Fleece Pullover — is available in Realtree Edge, Realtree Excape, or black in sizes XS-5XL.
$129.99 | dsgouterwear.com
LaCrosse Women’s Alphaterra
Avoid tracking scent to the stand in archery season with these short rubber boots that offer the athletic performance of sneakers. The Alphaterra from LaCrosse is constructed of hand-laid premium rubber over a 5mm neoprene core for flexible comfort that blocks out moisture. A PU footbed, thick EVA midsole, and oversized shank provide shock absorption, added stability, and long-lasting cushion on uneven terrain. The toe and heel feature multilayer rubber for increased durability in these high-wear areas. The Alphaterra’s DP6 last has an 8mm heel-to-toe drop for a roomy fit in the forefoot and overall stability for the ultimate off-trail performance.
$169.95 | lacrossefootwear.com
KUIU Women’s PRO Suspension System
For women who haul heavy loads out of the backcountry, KUIU developed a new version of its PRO Suspension System to specifically fit the female body. The ultralight suspension is designed to equally distribute weight across the shoulders, back, and waist for more comfort and stability during long pack-outs. It’s constructed of durable 500D Cordura ripstop fabric with an open-back design and next-to-body spacer mesh lining for enhanced breathability and airflow. The system only comes in one size but allows for a tailored fit with adjustable shoulder straps, lumbar, and waist belt. The Women’s PRO Suspension System is designed to fit KUIU’s Carbon Fiber Frame, PRO Hunting Pack, and PRO LT Hunting Pack.
$165 | kuiu.com
Prois Quest Vest
“Deadly quiet,” the new Quest Vest from Prois provides waterproof warmth without making a sound as you reach full draw. The lightweight vest features 170gsm Primaloft Gold Insulation to regulate core temperature as an outer layer in the early season and a mid layer when temperatures drop — without added bulk. Under a softshell polyester exterior, the cotton blend interior is incredibly soft and breathable for next-to-skin comfort. Machine-washable and durable, the Quest Vest features a DWR treatment and is finished in Veil Cumbre.
$159.99 | proishunting.com
Huntworth Women’s Ketchikan Jacket
Designed for windproof warmth during late-season hunts, the women’s Ketchikan Jacket is constructed of a triple-layer fabric: low-pile In-Velvet fleece bonded to a breathable film that blocks wind with a plush sherpa fleece on the interior. Soft and warm next to skin, the sherpa is also treated with Microban antimicrobial for scent control. A DWR treatment sheds light precipitation, and a drop back hem provides added coverage to prevent gaping at the waistline. The jacket offers plenty of storage with six pockets throughout. Weighing in at just 2 pounds, the Women’s Ketchikan sports a harness access hole and a Tarnen camo finish.
$159.99 | huntworthgear.com
Badlands Women’s Flex ½-Zip Hoodie
Featuring heavier-weight fabric for warmth and a larger hood for accommodating ponytails, the women’s version of the Badlands Flex Hoodie is the ideal layering piece for female bowhunters. It sports a zippered kangaroo pocket for keeping hands warm as well as a zippered chest pocket for conveniently stowing small gear. Grid fleece offers low-bulk warmth on a hoodie that tips the scales at just under a pound. The Women’s Flex ½-Zip Hoodie resists water with a C6 DWR treatment and is available in camo or solid colorways.
$129.99 | badlandsgear.com
Sitka Women’s Jetstream Jacket
Revamped with improved weatherproofing features, increased mobility, and a more comfortable fit, Sitka’s Jetstream Jacket is built for keeping women bowhunters warm in biting wind. It features recycled polyester with a micro-grid fleece interior and GORE WINDSTOPPER for complete protection from strong gusts. A DWR finish prevents fabric from getting soaked, while pit zips allow for dumping heat when your body temperature is on the rise. Taped and skived seams provide another layer of protection without adding bulk. Zippered pockets on the sides and chest offer storage on the relaxed-fit jacket. Weighing in at 22 ounces, the Women’s Jetstream Jacket is available in Optifade Subalpine, Elevated II, and solid colorways.
$379 | sitkagear.com
FORLOH Women’s ThermoNeutral Down Pant
Engineered to regulate body temperature whether you’re hiking miles into the backcountry or sitting 20 feet up, FORLOH’s ThermoNeutral Down Pant features Perf-Weld technology that allows moisture to escape through micro-perforations in the waterproof sonic welds. Inside, Activ-Dri Down stays 60% drier and warmer by retaining its loft and warmth-to-weight ratio in brutal conditions. Bonded double 40D MIL-SPEC ripstop on the seat, knees, and cuffs, provide added durability in key areas. The waist sports both Velcro and elastic for increased security, and full-length side zippers allow for easy on and off. Women’s ThermoNeutral Down Pants are available in FORLOH’s Deep Cover, Exposed, and Snowfall camo patterns.
$399 | forloh.com