Over the last two weeks, I have been getting many messages regarding what clothing is best to wear during your hunts. Well, let me tell you that choosing an outfit doesn’t have to be complicated. Below are some helpful hints that I have compiled based on my experiences throughout my career as a hunter.
Armor vs. Clothing
People always think about their armor first before they even consider the type of clothing they may wear underneath it all, but should it be this way? Or should one go for comfort? When you’re fighting off multiple jaguars or bears at the same time, you want to make sure that your armor can take it. If your armor is too thick and bulky, you will be limited to the clothing that will fit underneath. If so, then choose some thick bearskin or turtle shell for some great protection against their claws.
Choose Hats Wisely
This one may seem relatively unimportant compared to the other tip mentioned above, but hats are just awesome! They’re fantastic because they keep you “cool” when it’s hot outside while simultaneously protecting your head from any water damage (rain). It’s no secret that there are various types of hats available; this is not something I’m going to get into here, though. What I will mention is that hats don’t just have to be restricted to the head. They can also act as handwear or legwear if worn correctly. It is important to note that hats act as armor, so be sure you always wear matching hats with your outfit of choice.
Heavier Clothing Keeps You Cool
This fact may appear as a blow to many people, but it’s true. No matter what you do, if you’re wearing lighter clothing, then the weather will affect you more quickly than if you were wearing something heavier or more “protective.” When hunting, I almost always go for some thick green b-skin pants with my bear armor (if I’m using any); this works like a charm during hotter days. On colder days, I love to wear turtle shell leggings with my wolf armor; this is very effective at keeping me warm on those cold winter days.
Tailoring for Fashion
Any true hunter knows the importance of adding some flair to their outfit! Something as simple as a fabulous robe can change how you look and feel while hunting, which any real hunter needs. So don’t be afraid to choose an excellent pattern! You’d be surprised how many people don’t bother with this feature (and they’re not even hunters). Even though it doesn’t do anything for your performance, choosing a cool-looking pattern or skin will instantly make you more popular among other hunters.
Points To Be Noted (Finally, something serious):
- Know what season and climate you’ll be hunting in before choosing an outfit.
- Choose a color scheme that blends with nature so animals won’t notice you as easily or see your movement from afar.
- Wear camouflage if possible! If not, go with earth tones like browns and greens, which blend well against forest floors and foliage colors of fall leaves and winter snowdrifts.
- Consider dressing in layers during colder climates.