Double-Duty Hunting Clothes: From City to Backcountry

Most folks who venture into the backcountry to hunt will also venture into a coffee shop. These clothes for both men and women are functional across the board.

When considering my ideal duds, I think about comfort and style exploring the streets of my favorite cities — and concealment from critters. Recently, I took my hunt to the internet and tracked down some of my favorite double-duty hunting clothes for men and women.

Behold, streetwear that is also woods-wear.

Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie — Women’s: $159

Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie

This is not your ordinary fleece. The Stio Women’s Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie is made of a sweater-knit fleece fabric that keeps you cozy while bopping around town yet performs as a technical, heavyweight layer for the backcountry.

Complete with thumbholes, wide neckline, and drop-tail hem, it does not fall short on features. The muted green tones in the Rangeland color fit the bill for both hunter and city dweller.

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Filson Mossy Oak Camo Down Cruiser Vest: $250

Filson Mossy Oak Camo Down Cruiser Vest

In recent years, camouflage has walked runways in Paris. And it’s becoming a fashion trend both men and women are reaching for. For the functional hunter, the Filson Down Cruiser Vest is a warm, versatile hunting layer that doubles as a go-to for Friday nights at the bar.

This vest boasts wind and water repellency as well as lightweight goose down insulation. And it will for sure keep you comfortable in the harshest elements.

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KUHL WEEKENDR Tight — Women’s: $89

KUHL WEEKENDR Tight

Upon first glance, you might think I’m joking. But these tights by KUHL are a far cry from the shapeless, masculine hunting pants women are used to for the backcountry.

To be fair, they won’t hold up in a place like Alaska. But for most people in most places, these pants will far exceed your needs. The WEEKENDR tight is made of a lightweight, abrasion-resistant fabric that stretches with you as you move, making them a perfect fit for high-activity adventures.

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Columbia Ascender Softshell Jacket — Men’s: $70

Columbia Ascender Softshell Jacket

This softshell jacket is affordable and functional, protecting against wind and water. Made of a durable synthetic fabric, pesky thorns and shrubs won’t stand a chance against this abrasion-resistant jacket. A clean aesthetic translates seamlessly from the trailhead to the grocery store.

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Danner Adrika Hiker — Women’s: $170

Danner Adrika Hiker

Danner marries functionality with fashion seamlessly with the women’s Adrika Hiker. From running errands around town to hiking into your favorite honey hole, the Adrika is built to handle it all. These light yet supportive boots are built with modern construction and functional durability to keep you happy on the trail and off.

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Fjallraven Keb Padded Hoodie — Women’s: $250

Fjallraven Keb Padded Hoodie

This insulating layer is lightweight and takes up almost no room in your pack. Made from stretchy polyester and insulated with down-like synthetic G-Loft Supreme, the Keb Padded Hoodie has exceptionally high insulating ability. And that insulation will work even if you get caught in the rain.

The clean dual pocket design differentiates this jacket from your classic mountain town puffy jacket. Plus, it provides a bit more street swag.

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Voormi Phase SC Long Sleeve Merino Tech Tee, RMEF Edition — Men’s: $90

Voormi Phase SC Long Sleeve Merino Tech Tee, RMEF Edition

The Voormi Merino Tech Tee may be a stretch for city life. But, its proprietary camouflage pattern is worth noting. It’s the least camouflage-y camo I’ve seen, and I’m into it.

Unlike traditional surface-printed camo, Voormi uses multicolored yarn to create the pattern, which eliminates shine commonly associated with printed camo fabrics. This shirt offers odor control and thermoregulation thanks to merino wool’s natural properties.

And it’s also good for conservation. A portion of the revenue from each shirt goes straight to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

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