Summer Clothing 2015

November 29, 2015

Summer has all but arrived here in the Southern Hemisphere and with it comes that awkward in-between weather when you’re either too hot or too cold, or the rain arrives (and disappears) with incredible rapidity.

There are two solutions on offer to cope with this time of year.

  1. Pack an excessive amount of gear “just in case”
  2. Layer effectively

No-one wants to carry a packful of “just in case” gear so realistically the best option is layering. The trick to layering effectively is to always be mindful that for a technical layering system to work you need to have the right components as a layer is only as effective as the layer below it. A breathable barrier layer means you need to ensure that the layers underneath promote vapour transfer – also known as breathability or wicking. Cotton is by far the worst fabric to wear under a breathable garment as it traps moisture, allowing it to collect and cool on your body thereby preventing a vapour to form which guarantees you will feel wet under your barrier. The solution? Layering systems that are designed to work together with fabrics that complement rather than contradict each other.

Effective spring and summer hunting is not just about staying comfortable however. Here at Hunters Element we know that a successful hunt is also about being in the right mindset, and wearing gear that helps you blend in undeniably helps many hunters achieve the levels of stealth they need to be successful. Desolve camouflage patterns help you to achieve this by working in two ways.  The patterns disrupt your outline so your prey just can’t tell what it is looking at, and the tones are in the red-green spectrum which ungulates (hooved animals) struggle to discern (essentially a form of colourblindness).   Hunters Element gear in Bare camo from Desolve is designed specifically for barren landscapes and sun scorched environments and should be your go-to for hunting in those conditions.

Here’s our picks for spring & summer hunting:

Prime Layer: Superlite Shirt

Lightweight hunting gear designed for warmer conditions with excellent breathability and protection from the sun. This light and durable shirt offers extreme comfort when the weather gets hot with the proven stealth of Desolve Deception Camouflage.

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  • Highly breathable
  • SPF 50+
  • Button front
  • 2 x chest pockets
  • Button cuffs
  • High collar
  • Size S-4XL
  • Available in Desolve® Bare™ Camouflage

Furnace Layer: Crucial Top

Superior warmth and wicking ability make this our top performing hooded mid layer. Designed to keep you warm and trap heat. Zippered chest pocket for your essentials.

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  • Lightweight, packable and windblock soft shell
  • Radio Pocket
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Full front zipper
  • Ergonomic cut
  • High collar
  • Sizes S-4XL
  • Available in Desolve® Bare™ Camouflage

Barrier Layer: XTR Pinnacle Jacket

A new generation in the XTR story, the ultimate waterproof hunting jacket is now welded not stitched. Unmatched breathability for comfort with exceptional lightness for those challenging hunts. This fully featured fast drying jacket will make your next hunt a confident one.A fully featured stalkers jacket

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  • Quiet, packable and lightweight
  • Stitchless design — EXOWELD™ welded construction
  • Water resistant chest pockets
  • Waterproof cellphone pouch – removable with zip
  • Huge pit zips
  • Ergonomic fully adjustable hood
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Full body mapped construction for the ultimate in ergonomic comfort
  • Size S-4XL
  • Available in Desolve® Veil Camouflage & Desolve® Bare™ Camouflage

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TheHuntersElementTeam


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SIZE GUIDE

MEN'S JACKETS AND TOPS

Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 
MEN'S OUTER LAYER JACKETS

 SIZE
CHEST CM
CHEST INCHES
XXS
85-90
33-35
XS
90-95
35-37
S
95-100
37-39
M
100-105
39-41
L
105-110
41-43
XL
110-115
43-45
2XL
115-120
45-47
3XL
120-125
47-49
4XL
125-130
49-51
5XL
130-135
51-53




MEN'S BASE & MID-LAYER TOPS

 SIZE
CHEST CM CHEST INCHES
XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53


MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your pants would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our pants, to the base of the inner leg.
Our over-trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular pants. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular pants. 

 

MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85

 

MEN'S OVER-TROUSERS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

Place the tape measure around the largest part of your chest, the narrowest point on your waist and the just above where your pants normally sit on your waist. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align these measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CHEST
WAIST
HIPS
6 79cm / 31" 70cm / 27.5" 102cm / 40.2"
8
 84cm / 33"
74cm / 29.1"
106cm / 41.7"
10
 89cm / 35"
78cm / 30.7"
110cm / 43.3"
12
 94cm / 37"
82cm / 32.3"
114cm / 44.9"
14
 99cm / 39"
86cm / 33.9"
118cm / 46.4"
16
104cm / 41"
90cm / 35.4"
122cm / 48"  
18
109cm / 43"
94cm / 37"  
126cm / 49.6"
20
114cm / 45"
98cm / 38.6"
130cm / 51.2"

 

BOOT SIZING

All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe. Use your foot measurement to select the closest boot size.

BOOT SIZING GUIDE

US
FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
6 9.3 in / 23.6 cm
7 9.6 in / 24.4 cm
8 9.9 in / 25.2 cm
9 10.25 in / 26 cm
10 10.6 in / 26.8 cm
11 10.9 in / 27.8 cm
12 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 
13 11.6 in / 29.4 cm

 

 GAITER SIZING

Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.

GAITER SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CALF SIZE
 S
380mm
M
410mm
L
440mm
XL
470mm
2XL
500mm

 

GLOVE SIZING

SIZE
LENGTH CM WIDTH CM
S 18 9
M 19 9.5
L 20 10
XL 21 10.5
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