Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

Snikwah Active Wear Shirt

Snikwah Active Wear Shirt: A shirt with convertible neck that can be worn five different ways.

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WoolX - Base Camp Hoodie

WoolX - Base CampHoodie: A women’s lightweight merino wool hoodie NJ-BioThumbnail

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Bass Pro Gloves
The Best for Hunting!
by Carol Carver
Field Staffer and Staff Writer
North Carolina
Gloves seem to be the one thing that I am never happy with. Therefore, I currently have around twenty pairs stuffed in a drawer and there’s something wrong with each pair. The fingers are too long, and when you get the fingers to fit, then they are too small/large around the wrists. I try them on in the store and they seem fine, so I buy them. The first time in the woods, I realize they really don’t fit at all, hence the twenty pairs. On a recent trip to our local Bass Pro Shops, of course, I had to look at the gloves. I tried on a pair of RedHead Women’s Gloves.They really felt good and seemed to fit perfectly. They went in the bag. Still skeptical, I figured I’d try them on opening day of turkey season. To my surprise, they really were great. They fit where they were supposed to, and were not so bulky that I couldn’t shoot.These gloves are uninsulated and boast 4-way stretch fabric with Control Trex palms for enhanced grip. They are available in Realtree AP or Mossy Oak Break-up. Plus--THEY FIT!!
Check them out at your local Bass Pro or online at basspro.com.

 

Review: Get Plastered!

Janice Baer, WH Field Staff Coordinator, advises, "Do what I do to make my hunt more enjoyable… plaster yourself with heat packs!

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Wolverine Ridgeline Women’s Boot

To be warm, dry and comfortable: that’s what we want when we hunt. (Well, that and a nice buck to wander by our bow stands at 20 yards!) But comfort is a priority.  It helps us execute a good shot if we can maintain our warmth and flexibility while on stand and while moving through the woods.  Keeping our feet warm can be problematic. Wolverine has a great solution: Wolverine Ridgeline High and Lo Hikers.  I got mine last year and have worn them exclusively for two hunting seasons and  can’t say I’ve ever worn a more comfortable, versatile boot in over 20 plus years of hunting, and I’ve worn quite a few in that time.

My first pair of women’s hunting boots was the classic L.L.Bean boots; others included varying styles in brands like Cabelas, Rocky, Danner, LaCrosse and Columbia.  I’d never tried Wolverine before, but when I slipped on the Ridgeline High boots, they felt like a slipper; extremely lightweight and immediately comfortable.  I liked the styling…brown nubuck leather with brown Cordura nylon and reinforced rubber toe and heel for long wearability in a variety of terrain and weather.  Still, I needed to put some miles on these boots before I could judge them.  I had some hiking to do, some tree climbing, ATVing, dragging, hauling, and cutting; stalking…you get the picture.  I used them for a variety of hunting in Wisconsin: bowhunting, pheasant hunting (primarily in winter) gun deer season in November, spring turkey season, hiking & scouting jaunts in spring and early fall and shed hunting late winter, along with a little snow shoeing.  These boots have been submerged many times, sloshed thru muddy swamps, trudged among snow drifts and walked atop dried oak leaves.  It’s the first time I’ve worn a rugged hunting boot that boasts of the strength and technology that I’m looking for, along with comfort, and delivered.  I honestly never experienced a sore spot, rubbing or stiffness that I found in other brands. I never had to go through a “breaking-them-in” period with the Wolverine Ridgeline.  These boots quickly became my “Go-To” boots.  I grabbed them for everything.   I like the versatility they offer and the fact they can accommodate my different types of hunting in varying temps.   I like that in a boot…well I like that in any gear I use!  And when you get lucky and find those features in your gear, I find you keep that gear for a long time.  And purchase it again.

The only time I found them too hot was during a late spring hunt in May.  The afternoon warmed up and I reluctantly switched to a lower-profile lightweight, uninsulated, (summer) boot which was more appropriate for the 70 degree temps!
The Wolverine Ridgeline features double and triple-stitched seams…good; because I know they’ll last through many years of rugged adventures. 

Rubber lug outsoles feature great traction and shock absorption. You get the “warmth without the bulk” with the Thinsulate 600 gram insulation and of course the Gore-Tex membrane keeps them waterproof and breathable.  I loved the toe box in these boots.

It’s noticeably roomier than some of my other boots—a feature I like not only for the comfort, but for accommodating thicker wool socks and sock liners.  This “wiggle room” is essential for creating a warm air pocket to keep toes cozy during cold winter hunts in Wisconsin.

You’ll find the Ridgeline High for about $160.00 a pair and the Ridgeline Lo (6” high) retailing for about $140.00 and available in sizes 7-14 and Medium (M) or Extra-Wide (EW) widths.  Give them a try—you’ll like them.

Fore more information or to order your boots, Visit: www.wolverine.com

Wolverine Boots & Shoes
123 North Main St
Rockford, MI 49351