USA -(Ammoland.com)- Manufacturers of hunting gear are constantly releasing new products, often marketed with references to new technologies that will outperform everything else in their category. Sometimes these marketing claims are true. Other times, they fail to deliver on the hype.
As a series, Technology On the Hunt highlights unique new technologies that offer real benefits for hunters in the field.
Stay Dry or Stay Quiet?
When it comes to any apparel’s ability to keep hunters dry, the distinction between “water resistant” and “waterproof” is a tricky one. A garment’s construction typically tells the tale; “water-resistant” jackets and pants usually have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish on the exterior that repels moisture and keeps hunters dry in light rain or snow, while garments that employ a waterproof membrane or laminate barrier earn the “waterproof” descriptor.
Unfortunately, waterproof membranes are often stiff and noisy, which is a concern for hunters who must move their upper body to draw a bow or shoulder a gun. And while “breathable” is an effective marketing term, it’s also a relative one, and wearer comfort is highly variable. These waterproof garments are also at the mercy of their seams, which are …Read the Rest