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If you’re a woman and you hunt, chances are you have some trouble finding the right gear made just for you. Despite the fact that plenty of women excel at the sport, a wide variety of women’s hunting clothes can be hard to track down. Unfortunately, many retailers fall short of fully stocking the necessary gear in women’s sizes, but we promise that there are excellent, high-quality options out there. We wanted to bring attention to some of the best options on the market today, so we rounded up the best women’s hunting clothes that can be worn for every successful hunt. Of course, different hunting seasons call for different hunting clothes, so we’ve got the warm and the cold covered. Check out our top picks below.
Where to Shop:
If you’re looking for unique, high-quality clothes, we’re partial to a few brands. KUIU just dropped a new line of women’s hunting clothes that are sturdy and breathable — and range in options for both warm and cool weather. Although they’re pricier, if you’re an avid hunter, we can’t recommend them enough. Find them here. Doing Something Great has inclusive sizing (it goes all the way up to a size 5x), and is sold on Amazon, so it’s another brand we find ourselves recommending a lot. She Outdoor is sold at Cabela’s, and also offers great options for women that have an affordable price point. Finally, Forloh focuses on women’s hunting clothing that can withstand rainy, wet, ultra-warm. or cold conditions. Between these four fantastic options, we’re sure you can find something that works the best for you.
What State Laws Apply?
It’s important to note that state laws vary when it comes to the clothing items you can wear while hunting. Many states require you to wear a certain amount of blaze orange hunting apparel, for instance. This keeps you visible to other hunters, but because deer are colorblind, it won’t affect the quality of your hunt. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your local laws, which you can typically find on your state government’s parks and wildlife site — see an example from Texas here. Be sure to check out these laws frequently, as they are subject to change often. If orange gear is indeed a requirement, here’s a vest that works in accordance to many state laws — but please check your state’s website before you head out:
The Best Women’s Hunting Clothes for Warmer Weather
Camouflage has always been a hunter’s best friend, but you need to make sure you’re picking the right camo colors for your hunting locale. For instance, if you plan to hunt in a northern locale, look for green and moss-colored patterns to mimic the environment. If the autumn leaves are starting to change, go for rich browns. As for coverage, long pants are required to keep skin protected and safe from the elements, but you’ll need breathable, lightweight options to stay cool and comfortable. Similarly, a long-sleeved shirt that has cooling properties will help fight the risk of sunburn and bug bites without stifling you. As for accessories, sunglasses that are made for hunting (so they have polarized lenses and A hat with a brim will protect your face and your neck from the sun, so be sure to snag one.
This high-end, high-quality pick keeps you 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than if you weren’t wearing it — and it has a 900+ UPF rating and hyper-wick fabric that dries in minutes. It’s also antimicrobial and prevents odor to keep you undetectable to prey. Seriously, this is a must-have.
We chose this basic, lightweight option for its price point and its snug but comfortable, stretchy fit.
These pants feature the same specs as the Forloh shirt, which is exactly why we’re recommending it. The enhanced cooling, wicking and drying fibers really make it a winner. This gear is also 100% sourced and made in the USA; you can’t go wrong with their whole line of clothes. Note: Forloh recommends that if you’re between two sizes, be sure to size up.
These affordable polarized sunglasses feature polycarbonate lenses that offer UV protection and no glare. They’re slip-resistant, too, and won’t be distracting. While high-quality polarized sunglasses are always a requirement for anglers, we feel like it’s a category you can afford to save some money on if you’re only buying them for hunting purposes.
Here’s a basic but effective hunting cap to keep your head concealed and the sun out of your eyes — plus it comes in a few different camo patterns, too. Too often we’ve seen camo hats — and particularly those made for women — lack the main objective of a head covering for hunting, which should always be keeping you hidden. If a hat has a big pick or purple patch or logo on the front, is it really doing its purpose? Always opt for a hat that is completely covered in camouflage, or at least one without a distinctly different color on the front.
A gaiter with UPF is great for sun protection and also comes in handy to completely conceal yourself from prey. If you’re looking for something warmer, we love the Mossy Oak fleece-lined option for colder months.
The Best Women’s Hunting Clothes for Cold Weather
Again, camouflage is king — and mirroring the wilderness around you and your hunting grounds is the smartest way to go. For the winter, that can mean white or grey patterns that blend in the most with the snow, grey sky, and bare trees. Coveralls are also a protective, easy way to keep you warm — or try a thick pair of pants paired with a warm jacket. Layering is also key: like wearing thermals, fleece-lined leggings, or moisture-wicking shirts underneath your jacket or coveralls. Socks are an especially important layering item — if one pair isn’t enough, try doubling up on two pairs of thick, winter socks. Wool or neoprene gloves are good for hunting, but avoid mittens or anything that limits the mobility of your fingers. Check out some of our favorite winter pieces below.
This pair of insulated coveralls has a quilted lining for extra warmth during the chillier months — and the price point is excellent, too. It’s the 100-gram Thermolite Insulation that does most of the legwork, and the full-length leg zips make for an easy on-and-off process.
This super lightweight, ultra-warm down hooded jacket is a standard-setter for women’s hunting clothes. It’s insulated and wind-resistant, and also has a waterproof lining and a two-way adjustable hood. Toray’s DWR-treated QUIXDOWN does an excellent job of allowing the jacket to hold its loft, even when wet. The unique double-baffle structure keeps down movement to a minimum, preventing cold patches from popping up. The pocket also serves as a stuff sack for easy packing.
These water- and odor-resistant pants are great to use year-round, and have articulated knees, hip vents, and a comfortable stretch to them. While they do have warming properties, what we love about these is that they are made for layering, so you can use them in most climates.
These mid-weight boot-cut socks have cushion on the bottom and are perfect for hunting. We’ve been fans of these Darn Tough socks since trying them out last season, They’re made with merino wool (blended with some nylon and lycra spandex for stretchiness). They’re even covered by a lifetime warranty, something more sock companies ought to commit to.
More Tips for The Best Women’s Hunting Clothes
Last but not least, sturdy hunting boots are a must-have on any list centered around the best women’s hunting clothes. Waterproof traits are best if you hunt in wet areas, and insulated boots will work if you’re walking in snowy or cold climates. If you can, avoid wearing brand new hunting boots for the first time out in the field — break them in before you head out.
We are big fans of the Muck brand, as they feature lots of options for all different types of weather. The durable 4mm neoprene will last a long time, and the thermo-regulating (TR) fleece wicks away moisture up to 33% better than a standard synthetic. Muck offers these in Realtree Edge camo, and the lugged rubber outsole is ideal for any sort of terrain.
If you you need a thermal layering recommendation, we think Merino Wool options are the best bet, like this mid-priced option on Amazon. Finally, don’t forget to wash or spray your clothes with scent eliminator — the last thing you want is for your game to catch your scent when it could have been avoided. A great option is this Dead Down Wind kit, which has detergent, field spray, and even odorless SPF lip balm.