I spent much of last year’s hunting season in the snow and cold weather. I was able to ward off the cold temperatures by layering my clothing, and for my outer layer, I chose Yukon Gear. There is not much of a variety of winter wear for women is available in my area, but Yukon Gear is and has been a great choice.
I hunted both the first and second firearm season in Illinois. On some days the wind chill was well below zero and almost every day I had to contend with snow. I have been wearing the Yukon Gear Ladies Insulated Bib Overalls for several years now and this year I added the Ladies 3N1 Insulated Parka. The wind chill was brutal, but other than my face, my body stayed warm. In fact I didn’t leave the stand from morning till night, which would not have been possible if I were feeling the effects of the freezing temperatures. I also hunted in Pennsylvania from the beginning of archery through the end of firearm season. In that time we had rain, cold, snow, sleet and even hot weather. Other than when the weather was unseasonably hot, my Yukon Gear was with me in one combination or another. The parka has ample room in the shoulder/chest area to make shouldering your gun or crossbow easy and quiet. Next up for the parka is salmon fishing, which just saying that, is enough to make it rain. I am not to worried, I will stay dry.
The Insulated Bib Overalls are windproof, waterproof and breathable. They have front pockets big enough to fit cold hands into, and the zippered leg openings have a zipper large enough to grasp with cold or gloved hands. The fabric they are made of is lightweight, durable, quiet for hunting, and most importantly; WARM. They come in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. I found I have had to purchase a size smaller than I would normally to fit. The Ladies 3N1 Insulated Parka is a 3 season must have. Like the bibs, the parka is windproof, waterproof, and breathable in its outer parka shell. The shell is attractive with the Breakup Infinity pattern trimmed with green accents. The 3N1 part is what makes this multi-function parka system a must have. You can wear the outer shell as a raincoat, wear the zip-in insulated inner jacket as a light, but warm jacket or zip the inner jacket into the outer shell and you have a parka made for winter. They come in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. Again, I had to get 1 size smaller than usual to fit.
The MSRP for the Yukon Gear Ladies Insulated Bib Overalls is $109.99, and for the Ladies 3N1 Insulated Parka is $139.99. You can find a listing of retailers at http://www.yukongearhunt.com/retailers.html. Yukon Gear logo is the sole property of it’s rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer. Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.