Women’s hunting clothes and gear for women are now oftentimes designed by women and for women. They are form-fitting and designed with women’s needs in mind. As women, we’ve suffered far too long with inadequate men’s and youth gear. While hunting will never be about making a fashion statement, it’s important to realize the correlation between feeling good and hunting good.
Every woman needs a good outfit for her outdoor excursions. Am I right? Even with women as the largest growing segment of hunters, it’s almost impossible to find your perfect #OOTD (outfit of the day).
Here’s my list of the best women’s hunting clothes:
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Women’s Hunting Boots/Footwear
Don’t wear cowboy boots while you are hiking or hunting. This is why they make hiking boots! If you are cowboy-ing, you are not hunting and if you’re hunting, you shouldn’t be cowboy-ing.
I personally wear a pair of Clark’s boots. They are the Neeve Ella Leather Weatherproof Boots. They are an older style and you can’t currently purchase them on Amazon, but you can definitely find some on the second-hand market at sites like Poshmark. I love them because they cover my calf and I can shotgun my pants in them to keep stickers and weather off the bottom of my pants.
I also love Rocky’s hiking boots! They are really comfortable and great for hunting, hiking, and any outdoor adventure. I also love Rocky’s rubber/waterproof knee-high boots for when it’s wet or mushy outside.
Under Armour Hunt also makes a hunting/hiking boot. They fit above the ankle and will keep your feet dry and warm.
And we’ll go back to Rocky boots, but I also have a pair of their snake boots. They are super bulky so I don’t wear them as often, but a nice-to-have for our Texas summers.
Women’s Hunting Pants
I previously bought camo pants in the little boy’s department and well, that’s just not cool. I then transitioned to a pair of SHE Outdoor camo pants. They are budget-friendly but tend to run large, so I’d recommend buying a size down. I recently began my own search for camo because I’ve had the same gear since I started hunting. Even with SHE Outdoor specializing in women’s hunting apparel, it’s a limited selection, especially if you go in-store to Bass Pro or Cabela’s. You may find 1-2 pairs of heavy-weight, one pair of medium-weight, and maybe 1-2 pairs of a lighter-weight selection.
First Lite pants are expensive, but pretty well made. Why do brands get so caught up in the bells and whistles and forget about the basics? I just need a normal pair of camo pants – no crazy knee pads and materials, nothing that swooshes as I walk – just basics. The First Lite pants I bought were medium-weight, but wool-based and too itchy for my comfort. They swooshed like crazy when I walked and I loathe that!
I now wear Under Armour and Badlands pants.
Under Armour has a small hunting line for women, but their pieces make me feel sexy as hell. I know, I know – you don’t need to feel sexy hunting, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Their sizes run very small, so buy up (way up!). I’d say I’m typically a size 4 and wear a size 6 or even 8 in their pants.
I’ve also recently started wearing Badlands. They launched a women’s line in 2021 and have done a great job at focusing on women’s needs – by women, for women design. We have a full review on their line!
Women’s Hunting Shirts and Tops
The little boy’s department is a fine place to start for basic camo shirts. They fit petite women and are affordable. Sometimes you want a more feminine fit and, in that case, you’ll need to move on up to the women’s section. Field and Stream has an amazing V-neck shirt and long-sleeve shirt, as does Redhead for Her. They aren’t the highest quality, but they do just fine. I also wear brown basic tank tops and long sleeve shirts from Amazon.
As mentioned above, I started not only wearing Under Armour pants but also their light-weight short and long-sleeve shirts. These are perfect for early-season hunts or layering once it gets colder.
Women’s Camo Hats
I wear a Browning baseball hat that you’ll see in EVERY picture of my hunting. I like to baseball hat because it keeps my hair off of my face and somewhat “tames” it so it doesn’t get too tangled. You can also buy a beanie for colder weather.
Bandana, Wild Rag, or Gaiters
A cowboy gave me his wild rag a few years ago on a cold and windy day in the Texas Panhandle. I’ve worn it for years. You just feel “country” when you wear a wild rag. You can get these very basic or you can definitely spice them up with wild colors and patterns.
I recently tried (and fell in love) with the Sitka neck gaiter. Y’all. Oh. My. Goodness. It is the warmest, most comfortable neck gaiter I’ve ever tried. However, because I chose Under Armour for my shirt and pants, I ended up buying their matching neck gaiter.
Women’s Hunting Fleece/Light-Weight Coat
You always need a fleece or lightweight coat. You’ll need a larger coat for those super cold days, but 90% of hunting days you at least need a fleece, even if it’s just for under a heavier coat. I always wore the SHE Outdoors fleece. It’s budget-friendly, good quality, and has a feminine fit.
But again, with my new camo purchases for pants, shirts, and neck gaiter at UA, I have now switched over to a 1/2 zip pullover.
Whelp! What do you think about our recommendations for women’s hunting clothes? What are your favorites? Drop us a comment below.
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