Lightweight gear boasts latest in scent technology
On a recent hunting trip to New Mexico, I had the opportunity to try out some new gear. My favorite piece in my ensemble was the new Under Armour Scent Control shirt. Denoted by its lime-green seams, the UA scent-control line is billed as the next big evolutionary jump in scent-control outerwear.
The piece I had was the short-sleeve version of their HeatGear. Made of a thin material that dries quickly, it was perfect for the heat of the New Mexico plains. And since we were hunting bear and antelope, it worked perfectly when we transitioned from the prairies to the canyons.
Bear are known for their keen sense of smell, and anytime you’re hunting an animal that has the potential to harm you, it’s good to stay off their radar as much as possible. The gear worked so well, in fact, that we had bears as close as 30 yards that didn’t know we were there. They simply went about their business. Of course, that could have been because of wind direction, but the way the wind was swirling at the tops of those canyons, I have a feeling it was a combination of the new gear and the wind. Regardless, I wasn’t complaining.
Under Armour touts the new scent-control line as one of the quietest, longest-lasting scent- control gear on the market. The company says the scent control lasts 10 times longer than the carbon-based methods.
Although I was using the short-sleeve model, UA has an entire line of the scent-control garments. From the hot, early season hunts to the cold, late-season hunts, they definitely have something that will fit what your needs.
I have used Under Armour gear for quite a few years, and it’s been the quietest gear I’ve ever worn. I am an avid bowhunter, and stealth is of utmost importance, especially since most shots are within 30 yards. Any type of unnatural noise will alert any deer and could cost you a sure thing. So do yourself a favor and check out the UA Scent Control line of gear next time you’re in the market for new outerwear.
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