I was at Bass Pro the other night picking up a few things for my upcoming hunts. I walked over to the hunting clothes department to see if there was anything new that may have made it under my radar. Walking into the area, something caught my eye and like a magnet, I was drawn to it.
As I approached the rack, I immediately saw the Scent-Lok tag hanging from the sleeve. Of course, it had my attention since I am a big believer in Scent-Lok. I took the hanger from the rack and held the Realtree AP print jacket out in front of me for inspection. Hmmm, this was interesting. Hot pink! Not a lot of it—just a splash in the embroidery emblem and zipper pull-tabs—just the right touch of color to make it HERS.
I have owned every piece of Scent-Lok for Ladies up until this point. It has worked very well for me despite the recent controversy over its effectiveness. I am also very attentive to making sure I do ALL of the necessary steps that need to be taken to remain scent-free in the woods—so Scent-Lok is an added insurance to my regimen.
Up until Bass Pro Exclusive, The Crush, Limited Edition Scent-Lok hunting wear for ladies, I have found that the design of Scent-Lok garments for ladies has always been basic; two pockets on the coats and two cargo pockets on the pants with elastic waistband-which works well, but did not offer any other options. I was amazed to find all the new features in these garments.
Bass Pro’s Exclusive, The Crush, Limited Edition Scent-Lok ensemble includes a jacket, vest and pants. The jacket made of a mid-weight scent-controlling ClimaFleece shell with a micro fleece lining has unique contoured, double-paned elbows for ease of motion and is designed with 6 front pockets for stowing essentials.
The jacket incorporates 3 interior pockets; two mesh pockets and a convenient zipper pocket idea for electronics such as a cell phone or walkie-talkie. There is a small zipper pocket on the right sleeve idea for storing a release and both sleeves have zippers that run the elbow to wrist length to allow for easy on/off when layering. The collar has a tab that covers the zipper so that it can be worn comfortably when zipped up entirely.
The vest is made with the same ClimaFleece shell as the jacket but has a hi-loft fleece lining for added warmth. There are 5 handy pockets for gear strategically placed on the front of the vest. The elastic gusset in the lower back keeps the vest from gapping and allows for a comfortable fit. The vest can be worn with the jacket to help keep the body core warm in colder weather or can be worn alone on warmer days.
There is one new design to the jacket and vest that is a real necessity for those who hunt from elevated stands; a pass-through port above the shoulder blades in the back of the jacket for allowing a safety harness strap to be utilized while wearing the jacket. The port has a zipper so it can be zipped closed when not in use and a flap that neatly hides the port.
The pants are designed with articulated knees, slanted zip pockets, convenient leg zippers and allows for the perfect range of movement. They are designed with a ClimaFleece shell and lined. There is a moisture resistant facing on the thighs and reinforced seating area. There are multiple magnetic closures for silence when stowing or retrieving gear from the pockets. The convenient lower leg zippers allow for easy access to boots when putting them on or taking them off.
I have had the opportunity to bowhunt in this ensemble and was very pleased in the performance. These exclusive pieces are available for a limited time and can only be purchased at your local Bass Pro Shop or at www.basspro.com. The MSRP varies from $89.99 to $139.99 and they will not last long, so make sure to get yours today.
To follow along with the Guru Huntress’ adventures and see how these products work for her in the field, see her blog: http://njadams1.wordpress.com/
Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.