November 04, 2010
For the hard-to-buy-for bowhunter, you can't go wrong with this proven bowhunting gear.
The ability to layer clothing is critical when hunting in areas where the weather can change at the drop of a hat. That's why I pack Innovative Designs, Inc. gear on my bowhunts. I.D.I. was in the arctic survival clothing market before adding a hunting line. Their hunting clothes are very warm and lightweight. The Insultex Thermal Insulation incorporates thousands of individual pockets of air that reflect the body's radiant heat back to the body.
I like the NBU Pants and Fleece Jacket w/Zip-Off Sleeves. The waterproof Jacket, made of laminated polyester fleece in Mossy Oak Break-Up, features a Scent Barrier, waist drawcord, zip-off sleeves, two zippered front slant pockets, an inside chest pocket, and elastic cuffs. The Pants are laminated poly-micro twill with two front slant pockets, belt loops, side waist adjustments for better fit, two rear pockets with Velcro closures, two thigh cargo pockets with button closures, and zippered legs for easy on/off over boots. The Jacket sells for $119.99, the Pants for $109.99
(Innovative Designs, Inc., 412/799-0350, www.idigear.com).