Outfitting the woman hunter

Not only are our husbands, fathers and sons heading to the woods to hunt this fall, many of us women are heading to the stands or the far ridge to hunt something a little larger than our usual spring turkey. If you have been using ill-fitting gear, take note. The following gear is designed for women. It’s pro-tested and women-approved gear. The right pack can make or break your hunting trip. ALPS has two packs that are sure to please. They are comfortable and have super useful features.

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Monarch X Daypack

The Monarch X is a hybrid pack that can be used as a standard daypack but also gives the user the option to haul out meat after a successful hunt with the built in stow-away meat shelf. The shoulder straps and waist belt are designed to fit a woman’s figure much more comfortably than a standard hunting pack. Made of 1680D ballistic nylon fabric throughout and featuring Hypalon built into the lashing and stress points, this pack is unmatched for strength and durability. The Monarch X features four compartments: two fleece-lined, side-wing pockets (perfect for spotting scopes, optics or a tripod/shooting stick), one front organizational pocket and the main pocket. The Monarch X also features a hydration pocket and port, a drop-down rifle/bow pocket, rainfly and light.



The Huntress pack was designed with women in mind and features shoulder straps, a waist belt and frame to accommodate a woman’s figure. The Huntress also features a vented back to keep hunters cool when trekking through the backcountry. It has a drop-down weapon pocket that will securely carry most compound bows or rifles. With 2,200 cubic inches of space, the Huntress is just the right size to bring along all the essential gear needed and includes lashing straps for even more gear. The Huntress is hydration compatible if hunters want to bring along a reservoir.


If you are looking for something to secure your binos, look no further. The Bino Harness X always keeps are binos handy.

Bino Harness X

As one of the first product extensions to their popular and successful Extreme line, the Bino Harness X is the perfect companion for your optics. It is designed to keep the pocket close to your chest and reduce the amount of movement you’ll feel in your optics. A lens cloth is included, and the design features an easy-to-use, one-handed-opening mechanism for quick access.


Hunting those fall gobblers? You will definetly want to give their Grand Slam Vest a go. It was designed by turkey hunters, for turkey hunters. It has all the features you need and some you are just going to love.

Grand Slam Vest

The NWTF Grand Slam Turkey vest is the ultimate turkey vest on the market today. It’s state of the art features include a “sit-anywhere” kickstand frame and thick padded foldaway seat, a smartphone sleeve that allows you to use your phone while it’s still in the pack and a removable diaphragm call pocket. Other features include shell loops, H2O compatibility, side compression straps, two water bottle pockets, detachable shoulder straps and a protective and silent box call pocket.


Looking for some new camo or a jacket for those cooling fall temperatures? Bass Pro Shops has you covered with SHE gear.

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SHE Outdoor C2 Jacket

Ideal for early- to midseason hunts or archery trips, the SHE Outdoor C2 Jacket for ladies has all the features active hunters crave. Built with a 93-percent polyester/7-percent spandex construction using stretch fabric ensures a lightweight feel with a smooth, flexible fit and unrestricted range of motion. A premium fleece lining in the SHE Outdoor C2 Jacket feels better than any women’s hunting clothes you’ve ever worn. But this hunting jacket has ruggedness to match, with a windproof/weather-resistant lining, full-zip front with storm flap, zip cuffs, safety harness pass-through and a drop-tail design for extra coverage. Zip handwarmer pockets with storm flaps and a zip chest pocket keep vital gear in reach.


SHE Outdoor C2 Pants

With the same rugged but comfortable weather-resistant construction as the C2 Jacket, SHE Outdoor’s C2 pants are the perfect companion item. Handwarmer pockets, zip inset cargo pockets and rear zip pockets hold a full hunt’s worth of gear. Articulated knees and reinforced kick plates provide a full range of motion and protection.


And, if you’re like me hunting way down south, its still hot. NOMAD has us covered with a cooling tee.


Woman’s Long Sleeve Cooling Tee

The NOMAD LS Cooling Tee is the ultimate lightweight, loose fit, hunting tee. From early to late season, this SilverZ scent suppression, moisture wicking tee is your go-to piece. Whether sitting in a stand, engaged in a group hunt or fixing fences on the farm, this whisper-quiet cooling tee supports your lifestyle. Gear built by hunters for hunters.


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