November 04, 2010
For the hard-to-buy-for bowhunter, you can't go wrong with this proven bowhunting gear.
It's a rare hunting day when I'm not wearing scent-reducing base layers. For colder weather, my favorite undergarment is XGO's Phase 4, which has a technical outer layer to maintain body heat and repel wind, and a microfleece inner layer for warmth and comfort. You can wear only the zip mock or crew top and pants in the early season, or layer them in cold conditions. All Phase 4 garments have Acclimatic Dry fabric and Scent Prevent to wick away moisture, prevent shrinkage during washing, and destroy human odor. The material is tight fitting, but stretches for freedom of movement. Phase 4 garments are featured in men's and women's mock-zip ($49.95, $59.95 camo), long-sleeve crew ($44.95), pants ($44.95, $54.95 camo), and a balaclava ($19.95). All come in black, OD green, and Realtree Hardwoods Green
(XGO, 1-800-552-8585, www.xgotech.com).