NEW WOMEN’S GEAR FOR 2017

NEW GEAR FOR WOMEN SHOOT­ERS

Gun World - - Contents - By Michelle Cerino

The out­door in­dus­try has come a long way from just adding pink to an ex­ist­ing prod­uct and call­ing it “fe­male spe­cific.”

The Alps Brand Monarch X women’s ex­treme back­pack has con­toured shoul­der straps, a small waist belt and short torso length—all de­signed to fit a woman’s frame. The unique waist belt de­sign in­cludes pock­ets and anti-sway straps and ac­com­mo­dates clip-style hol­sters. A side fleece-lined wing pocket has a large enough open­ing to ac­com­mo­date a spot­ting scope and any ad­di­tional gear. There’s also a ri­fle or bow drop-down pocket, a shoot­ing stick and tri­pod holder in­side wing pock­ets, a hy­dra­tion pocket with port and a rain cover.

Syren’s Range Tote is well made and sturdy. It is made of heavy­duty 1680 De­nier ny­lon, di­a­mond-pat­tern-weave ma­te­rial with large, up­graded in­dus­trial zip­pers and buck­les. This roomy tote can eas­ily fit up to 12 boxes of shells and ac­ces­sories. It comes in black with pur­ple lin­ing and the Syren logo em­broi­dered on the front.

Un­dertech Un­der­cover’s Zip Pocket Con­cealed Carry Leg­gings are made from the high­est-qual­ity, four-way-stretch Sup­plex jersey fab­ric with an “Anti Muf­fin-Top” waist­band de­sign. Whether you use a left- or right-handed draw, there is a pant de­sign avail­able for you. The two hand­gun hol­sters also have patent-pend­ing re­ten­tion straps for se­cu­rity. Leg­ging sizes range from XS-XXL and come in black or olive green.

Smart Wool’s PhD Hunt Col­lec­tion Sock fea­tures ex­cep­tional dura­bil­ity and com­fort as a re­sult of its patent-pend­ing con­struc­tion method. Greater stretch and re­cov­ery are ob­tained with a 4 De­gree elite fit sys­tem. The socks have a nar­row de­sign that is spe­cific to the shape of a woman’s foot.

5.11’s Wyld­cat Pant is per­fect for car­ry­ing in­side the waist­band, be­cause it’s made of stretch sateen fab­ric. Of­fer­ing eight pock­ets, there’s plenty of room for any­thing you might need to carry. The zipped leg gus­sets are per­fect for those who wear boot-cut or straight-leg pants. The Wyld­cat Pant is avail­able in black, khaki, blush and grenade.

Kakadu Traders’ Kim­berly Jacket is a tra­di­tional barn coat with a leather col­lar and zip closer. The two large, bel­lowed-bot­tom pock­ets have sideen­try hand warm­ers. The in­ter­nal, built-in hol­ster chambers have con­cealed left- and right-hand side en­tries. Both in­ter­nal chambers have anti-im­print pads and are re­in­forced with 300D ny­lon to en­sure there is no chance of rip­ping or stretch­ing. The Kim­berly Jacket is avail­able in corn silk or black.

Syren’s Gun Slip is the only way you should be car­ry­ing your shot­gun, es­pe­cially if you also have a Syren Range Tote. Like the tote, the Gun Slip is man­u­fac­tured from a match­ing, heavy-duty 840 De­nier ny­lon ma­te­rial with a di­a­mond pat­tern weave. It is avail­able in 50- and 52-inch sizes and will ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­thing from a field gun to a trap gun. It fits both over/un­ders and semi­au­tos. It comes in pur­ple with a black lin­ing and the Syren logo em­broi­dered on the front.

Dan­ner Ex­plorer’s 650 is both light­weight and durable. These hik­ing boots fea­ture a cus­tom Vi­bram Es­cape out­sole with Me­ga­grip tech­nol­ogy. Whether they are worn on wet or dry sur­faces, the trac­tion is best in class. With their Dan­ner Dry wa­ter­proof pro­tec­tion, your feet are sure to stay dry, mak­ing them great ei­ther on the range or while hik­ing. The Ex­plorer 650 is avail­able in two col­ors.

Girls With Guns’ Stalker 1/4-Zip Long Sleeve Per­for­mance

Tee has an an­timi­cro­bial fin­ish and is mois­ture wick­ing. The Alpine camo pat­tern’s unique shapes and de­sign al­low for color changes, mak­ing it un­like any­thing on the mar­ket. Also in­cluded in this line are the Stalker Base­layer Pant, Kil­ima Rev­ersible Puff Jacket, Ao­raki Light­weight Pant and Short Sleeve Per­for­mance Tee, along with the Ar­times Mid­weight 3-Layer Soft­shell Jacket, Vest and Pants. All items are avail­able in sizes XS-2X.

L.L.Bean’s Women’s Ridge Run­ner Soft-Shell Jacket is made from a breath­able, wind­proof ma­te­rial that re­pels wa­ter and re­sists snags. It’s light enough for cool weather and warm enough for cold weather. A sil­i­con print on ei­ther shoul­der serves as a grip to keep your bag or sling in place. An asym­met­ri­cal zip­per is both stylish and com­fort­able. Sold separately is the Ridge Run­ner Soft-Shell Pant.

Make: Alps Brand

Model: Monarch X

Web­site: www.Alp­sOut­doors.com MSRP: $200

Make: Syren

Model: Range Tote Web­site: www.SyrenUSA.com MSRP: $90 Make: Un­dertech Un­der­cover

Model: Zip Pocket Con­cealed Carry Leg­gings Web­site: www.Un­dertechUn­der­cover.com MSRP: $100 Make: SmartWool

Model: PhD Hunt Col­lec­tion Sock Web­site: www.SmartWool.com MSRP: $26

Make: 5.11

Model: Wyld­cat Pant Web­site: www.511Tac­ti­cal.com MSRP: $75 Make: Kakadu Traders Model: Kim­berly Jacket Web­site: www.Gun­nworn.com MSRP: $200

Make: Syren

Model: Gun Slip

Web­site: www.SyrenUSA.com MSRP: $80 Make: Dan­ner

Model: Ex­plorer 650 Web­site: www.Dan­ner.com MSRP: $170

Make: Girls With Guns Cloth­ing Model: Stalker 1/4-Zip Long Sleeve Per­for­mance Tee

Web­site: www.GWGCloth­ing.com MSRP: $45–$50 Make: L.L. Bean

Model: Women’s Ridge Run­ner Soft-Shell Jacket Web­site: www.LLBean.com

MSRP: $200 (pant $190)

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