Need some ideas for your adventurous Mom? Check out this outstanding outdoor gear
Cool new technical apparel and accessories designed for women who are serious about their fishing and hunting
US$169, Costa Del Mar, www.costadelmar.com
Key features: Lightweight plastic frames and scratch-resistant lenses; seven polarized lens colours with optional mirroring.
The promise: “The best fishing and adventuring sunglasses around.”
2018 LIMITED EDITION JUST HUNT CLOTHES
$32.89 – $85.99, Just Hunt, www.justhunt.ca
Key features: Ontario’s Amanda Lynn Mayhew, host of Wild TV’s Just Hunt TV, and a tireless advocate for women in hunting, has added several new items to her clothing line. Made in Canada by i2i Custom in Mississauga, Ontario, they include limited edition long-sleeve jerseys, leggings and Buff neckwear.
The promise: “Specifically designed for sport, the items are durable enough to slide and roll in, yet soft and very comfortable to the skin.”
TIDAL TEE HOODIE
$54.99, Columbia Sportswear, www.columbiasportswear.ca
Key features: Raglan sleeves and a drop tail for added mobility and coverage; moisture-wicking polyester fabric with Omni-Shade UV protection.
The promise: “A quick-drying, super-comfortable hoodie.”
TROUTRAGEOUS RAINBOW DRY BAG
US$120, Fishe Wear, www.fishewear.com
Key features: Rugged 22-litre roll-top bag with waterproof welded seams; removable shoulder strap; front pocket with waterproof zip.
The promise: “Enjoy the outdoors in vibrant colour.”
CLEARWATER SHIRT FOR LADIES
US$39.99, Bass Pro Shops, www.basspro.com
Key features: Moisture-wicking poly-cotton blend; chest pocket; mesh back vents and princess seams; available in eight colours.
The promise: “Enjoy a day on the water in total comfort.”
LADY HYBRID HARNESS
$US119.95, Hunter Safety Systems, www.hssvest.com
Key features: Built on the patented lightweight HSS harness system with sound-dampening buckles, deer drag, suspension relief strap and a Lineman’s Climbing Strap, plus new lightweight, breathable mesh, six pockets, integrated port for USB battery pack. In S/M and M/L in Mossy Oak Bottom Land Classic camo.
The promise: “Keep women hunters safe, comfortable and looking their best.”
BUGSAWAY SOL COOL CADET CAP
US$38, Ex Officio, www.exofficio.com
Key features: Cooling nylon treated with odourless insect repellent; mesh-lined for ventilation; comes in light khaki shown or dark pebble colour.
The promise: “Stylish protection from the frying sun and flying beasts.”
WOMEN’S GUIDE SKORT
US$64.95, Simms Fishing, www.simmsfishing.com
Key features: Quick-drying, moisture-wicking polyester shell; poly-spandex inner short; two slash hand pockets; comes in blue dark shown or granite colour.
The promise: “Built to fish.”
US$299.99, Redington, www.redington.com
Key features: Four-layer waterproof, breathable material with sonically welded seams; cut for fit and mobility; pairs with Redington’s new Siren wading boots US$149 (below).
The promise: “Designed for women who fish.”
MOSSY OAK IMPULSE 4-WAY STRETCH 1/4 ZIP PERFORMANCE TOP
$US59, Trailcrest, www.trailcrest.com
Key features: Four-way stretch fabric for moving with ease and comfortable fit; ultra-soft, breathable and moisture-wicking materials; anti-microbial technology keeps you dry and odour free.
The promise: “All the performance you need for hiking in comfort, plus the latest style.”
WOMEN’S PRO WADING JACKET
US$349, Orvis, www.orvis.com
Key features: Waterproof, breathable, three-layer shell; fully taped seams and waterproof cuffs; six water-resistant zippered pockets; rubberized tool tabs; fly patch.
The promise: “Superior performance meets a feminine cut.”