I spend a lot of time outside, in a tree! Most of the time I am archery hunting in all types of weather, from hot to freezing cold,dry to soaking wet. The Walls 10X Lockdown Softshell jacket and pants are versatile enough to make my hunting life a lot easier.
Both pants and jacket are available in Realtree Xtra and Mossy Oak Country. They use YKK zippers on the jacket and pants, and most of the pockets, They are made using “335 GSM 2 layer bonded, back side brushed with anti pill and moisture management.”¹ The legs of the pants are pre-curved to provide greater range of movement, and have a comfort sliding waist for comfort. The jacket has an adjustable hem, inner sleeve cuff and ,like the pants, are fitted for an athletic fit. There is just a touch of fuscia trimming the clothing, nothing to much, just a bit of color. I ordered my jacket a size larger than I normally wear, so that I could layer up for colder weather, although the sizing already takes into account layers, so order the size you actually wear.
Our archery season doesn’t start until October 3rd, and runs until November 14. During that time, we finish up summer type weather, run thru fall weather, and finally have plenty of snow to foretell the winter. Hunting clothes needs to be adaptable to work in
Pennsylvania. We use lots of layers, and most everything is either water resistant or water proof. I started wearing my Lockdown clothing during our rut. Most days I would leave mid day to go out, and it would be in the 70’s, by the time I came in at night, the temperature would have dropped to the 40’s or even colder. I would tuck my jacket into my backpack going out, but would need it on each night walking back. Most evenings I would have multiple deer feeding around my stand. They never showed me the slightest interest, the Lockdown clothing kept me invisible to them.
While hunting, I was able to climb the ladders into my stands without binding or restriction. While waiting on my big buck, I was able to stay comfortable and the water resistant fabric helped keep me dry when spitting rain or heavy dew happened. The couple of times I spot and stalked, I belly crawled under briars, and pushed deep thru brush with out getting caught up or causing real damage to my clothes. Other than during the very early season, when it was 80 degrees with no cooling down int he evenings, the Lockdown worked for all the rest of the conditions! The pockets are conveniently located, and my phone fit perfectly into the zippered leg pocket. I like
to keep my phone on my body instead of in my pack, just as a safety factor.
Late season archery starts after Christmas, and we have some of the worst weather of the year. We get extreme cold temperatures, wind chills and lots of snow. Several more layers will be added, and one of them will continue to be the Lockdown.
The MSRP of the Lockdown Pants is $121.99 and are available for sale at http://www.walls.com/hunting/hunting-pants/Womens-10Xreg-Lockdown-Softshell-Pant-ZPF32.jsp. The MSRP of the Lockdown Jacket is $141.99 and are available at http://www.walls.com/womens-clothing/womens-outerwear/Womens-10Xreg-Lockdown-Softshell-Jacket-ZJF31.jsp.
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