Pnuma Outdoors: High-Performance Apparel for Hunters

Pnuma Outdoors: High-Performance Apparel for Hunters
Time on stand, which leads to more shot opportunities, is much easier to stomach while wearing high-end apparel.

Western bowhunters understand the need for quality apparel, but midwestern, eastern, and southern bowhunters seem to have missed the memo. This is largely due to the fact that many whitetail hunts are about as strenuous as a single hole of golf.

This doesn't mean there aren't times when the world of whitetails can get serious. When it comes to weather and physical demands, it certainly can. And when it does, a lot of us learn the true meaning of the word discomfort.

Quality clothing is a must on western hunts, but will also greatly increase your enjoyment when chasing closer-to-home whitetail.

I can remember sitting on stand throughout the formative years of my bowhunting career and absolutely hating life if it grew bitterly cold, the wind started to really blow, or the clouds gathered and the rain started falling. My strategy of piling on some old sweatshirts and whatever camouflage clothing I had pilfered from my father's closet didn't do much to stave off the weather.


It was just a way of life that if I was going to hunt when conditions were less than stellar, I'd be miserable. It wasn't until much later in life that I started dabbling in quality base and outer layers. It was an absolute revelation to suddenly realize that it wasn't necessary to suffer while sitting on a December treestand in my home state of Minnesota.


These days, there really aren't too many reasons to experience that kind of misery while whitetail hunting considering the availability of quality duds.


Keys To Comfort

For a lot of diehard whitetail hunters, the key to comfort is staying warm. The ability to stave off the chills requires keeping Mother Nature at bay. This almost always involves blocking heat-sapping wind and keeping moisture from leaching in close to our skin.

Quality hunting clothing designed for the whitetail hunter is a must for long days on stand when the weather turns sour and the bucks begin to move.


It's not only factors that are working their way in that can drop your temperature, however. Think about bundling up for a half-of-a-mile hike into your favorite rut-hunting setup. If you work up even a mild amount of perspiration, it won't take long before you've settled in and your activity level mimics that of an old stump before you'll start to feel cold. At least you'll feel cold if your base layer doesn't wick your sweat away quickly. Good clothing should work on multiple levels to keep you dry and comfortable, and if it doesn't, it's not good clothing.

A Second Mortgage?

Most of us understand that high-end apparel is a better option than bargain-basement duds, but what we also understand is that the good stuff carries heart-stopping price tags. For the average bowhunter, dropping $1000 for a single suit of camo is just not in the cards, even though it is that clothing that promises the real benefits of high-end technology.


This reality is the reason that Robinson Outdoors, makers of ScentBlocker clothing, set out to change the apparel game. The result? Pnuma Outdoors, a direct-to-consumer company that produces best-in-the-business hunting clothing without carrying eye-popping price tags.

High-end apparel is too expensive for most whitetail hunters, but fortunately Pnuma makes it much more affordable.

Take, for example, their IconX Hunting Base-Layer Pant, which can be yours for $60. That's roughly half of what you'd pay for quality base layers in a big-box store, but get this - they also happen to feature SilverStrike anti-microbial odor control, a true athletic fit, Hydro-Wick high-performance hollow wicking fiber, and to top it off - they are guaranteed for life and ship completely for free no matter the size of your order.

Throughout the Pnuma lineup are equally good examples of top-end clothing that is truly affordable including the Selkirk All-Weather Hunting Jacket. The notable attributes of this jacket are many, but arguably the most important is its Moisture Vapor Transfer (MVT) rating of 120,000.

This number might not mean anything to you yet, but here is the lowdown - the higher the MVT rating, the drier and more comfortable you'll be because it is a direct measure of breathability of a garment. Most garments on the market offer far less than half of the Selkirk's MVT rating, which makes it a no-brainer choice for not only whitetail hunting, but any destination hunt where mountains or extreme weather conditions are expected.

Look & Fit

It's not enough that your chosen apparel keeps you insulated from the elements, because it should also fit and look the part. This is why Pnuma's clothing features True Fit, which means you'll get a 30-day True Fit trial period to see if your choices fit exactly the way you want them to. If they don't, send them back and you'll receive a full refund. It's that simple.

Time on stand, which leads to more shot opportunities, is much more comfortable when wearing quality apparel.

Of course, none of this matters if you're not happy with how Pnuma looks camo-wise in all of your hunting situations. Fortunately for consumers, the minds behind Pnuma thought of that as well, with the result being the Pnuma Terra camouflage pattern.

Designed off of the color-specific eyesight of wildlife, Terra was created off of a larger scale to cut down on the number of repeats on each specific piece of gear. To ensure that it blends in with all surroundings, Terra also features warm, organic colors that work to form a multi-layered, soft-at-the-edges background that creates illusion and depth at all distances.

Working up a sweat while hunting is a great way to get prematurely cold, which is why moisture-wicking base layers are a must.

If you're interested in donning truly high-tech, perfectly fitting gear that will keep you comfortable throughout all hunts and scouting trips, check out Pnuma. This may be the most customer friendly apparel company to ever hit the hunting market with its offerings that are like paying for a resident whitetail license only to realize that it's also good for one nonresident bighorn sheep tag in the state of your choice.

Or in other words, it's like the deal of the century.



Recommended for You

Stabilization can be a crucial factor in that moment of truth while bowhunting. Here are the best new stabilizer options from the 2019 ATA Show! ATA Show

New Bow Stabilizers for 2019

Colton Bailey - January 10, 2019

Stabilization can be a crucial factor in that moment of truth while bowhunting. Here are the...

Don't ruin your chances of tagging a big buck this fall. How-To

Late-Summer Scouting Mistakes to Avoid

Tony J. Peterson

Don't ruin your chances of tagging a big buck this fall.

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show! ATA Show

Best New Binoculars for Bowhunters in 2019

Brian Strickland - January 11, 2019

Check out our list of the best new-for-2019 optics from the ATA Show!

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Release Arm Alignment

Release Arm Alignment

On this edition of "Dead On," pro archer Randy Ulmer shows you how to properly align your release arm.

Kentucky Bowfishing Competition

Kentucky Bowfishing Competition

Bowhunter Editor Curt Wells has a friendly bowfishing competition with members of the Muzzy Bowfishing team on Kentucky Lake.

 2018 Bowhunter TV Episode 7: Canyon Ranch Roundup, Part 1

2018 Bowhunter TV Episode 7: Canyon Ranch Roundup, Part 1

Bowhunter TV's Derek Mleynek and Equipment Editor Tony J. Peterson head to Texas for a late-season mixed bag hunt that promises plenty of action.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Advances in rangefinding devices have helped bowhunters immensely. Scouting Tools

Advancements in Rangefinder Technology Through the Years

Chuck Adams

Advances in rangefinding devices have helped bowhunters immensely.

Go farther, hunt deeper, and trek lighter while enjoying all-day comfort. How-To

Tree Saddle Hunting — Demo Climb With Aider

Mike Carney - June 07, 2019

Go farther, hunt deeper, and trek lighter while enjoying all-day comfort.

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe. Recipes

Vietnamese Black Bear Pâté Chaud (Meat Pie) Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe.

See More Stories

More Apparel

Suit up in the best camo patterns for playing high-country hide-and-seek. Apparel

The Best Mountain Camo for Bowhunting Elk

Tony J. Peterson - August 27, 2019

Suit up in the best camo patterns for playing high-country hide-and-seek.

I carved out about eight days in early- to mid-November to hunt public land in northern Wisconsin Apparel

Seven Top Hunting Clothing Options for Whitetails

Tony J. Peterson - November 20, 2017

I carved out about eight days in early- to mid-November to hunt public land in northern...


NOMAD's Sapwood lineup is the ultimate mid-weight Merino baselayer. It'll keep you warm, dry and Apparel

Introducing the 2016 NOMAD Sapwood Baselayers

Bowhunter Online Staff - February 29, 2016

NOMAD's Sapwood lineup is the ultimate mid-weight Merino baselayer. It'll keep you warm, dry...

See More Apparel

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.