XTR Core Soft Shell – Redesigned 2012

March 20, 2012

The Core is designed to be used 90% of the time. From charging up ridges, glassing slips to lounging round the hut. This garment is extremely universal and will soon become your favourite hunting top.

The Hunters Element Core soft shell is our flagship windblock garment. This piece of clothing is designed to be worn everywhere, the fabric consists of a high loft fleece interior for insulation, a waterproof / breathable membrane and a close knit soft shell outer layer which sheds water with ease.  Clever seam placement minimizes water entry, combine this with huge underarm zips to expel heat and you have one of the most versatile all round hunting garments on the market.

The Core Soft Shell is the ‘every situation’ top. This is because it’s suitable for all tasks and very comfortable to boot. Stealth Soft Shell outer, cuts wind and light showers, whilst providing exceptional warmth to size ratio. 30% Warmer than conventional wind block fleece without the water retention. Two way stretch fabric allows optimum movement. The XTR outer layer is soft and very quiet while hunting. Although the outer layer is a waterproof material, the seams are not sealed on this top so it is not fully waterproof. By not sealing the seams we are able to make the top much softer, more comfortable and packable.

The inner layer is a very soft and extremely warm, high loft fleece. This Hydrafuse Storm Cut™ high loft fabric will trap heat much like a sleeping bag, making the Core Soft Shell one of our best performers in the cold winter hunts, spent up high. One of the true beauties of this garment however is its ability to dump heat quickly. As with the other jackets in the XTR series, two large Pit Zips are placed under the arms to allow quick and easy heat management. These Pit Zips combined with the new full length front zipper, mean as soon as things become a little too warm on the climb up the hill, all the trapped heat can be dropped and the cold air can access and circulate around all the hot parts of your upper body. As well as this, the material itself is as mentioned above, made from the XTR membrane which means even though it is waterproof, it is still a breathable material, so even though you’re warm, the Core Soft Shell will be breathing out the sweat, keeping you dry.

Two zippered, hand warmer pockets are included to keep your hands warm while the kettles boiling and your ammo and rangefinder secure while on the move. Another larger pocket is located on the chest to keep your bino’s close to hand between glassing and a waist cord is built in at the bottom to help trap in the heat when things become really chilly.

We have tested this top extensively throughout the year and throughout the country. Extreme warmth, rapid cooling and super comfort mean this will very quickly become one of your favourite bits of kit and one of the first things you throw in your pack.

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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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