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* Hydro Fleece Technical Clothing.

Release Date: 4/28/2011

In the June, 2011 issue of American Hunter  appears an article on "86 Gadgets You Just Gotta Have."  Boots, treestands clothing bags, glasses scopes and decoys and tons more are featured. It is fun to read and to see how many you have, if any. It's a gear-junkies paradise. Some items are pretty pricey, like the Magellan eXplorist 710, that switches from road maps to topo maps once you step off the road. Suggested retail, $550.00.

One of the featured products in the American Hunter article is the Browning Hydro-Fleece Parka. The copy begins as "We'd love the Browning Hydro-Fleece Parka even if it didn't have an anti-microbial lining, but that's a nice touch."

Browning Hydro-Fleece is an exclusive product developed by Browning around 1993. It was actually the first technical outdoor gear offered in the hunting industry with the ideal combination of quiet, waterproof, windproof and breathable protection. Hunters clamored it and Hydro-Fleece quickly became the standard by which all other hunting garments were compared to. It was dropped as a product for a time, then returned in 2011 better than before. You could say it was hot stuff, or, at least warm stuff that kept you dry and on the trail.

Browning Hydro-Fleece is an exclusive product developed by Browning around 1993. It was actually the first technical outdoor gear offered in the hunting industry with the ideal combination of quiet, waterproof, windproof and breathable protection. Hunters clamored it and Hydro-Fleece quickly became the standard by which all other hunting garments were compared to. It was dropped as a product for a time, then returned in 2011 better than before. You could say it was hot stuff, or, at least warm stuff that kept you dry and on the trail.

There are some new features of Hydro-Fleece that include technology of today that makes it better. The seams are fully and completely taped to waterproof some critical areas. Larger gear-swallowing pockets that can carry essentials and adjustable hoods and cuffs that keep water from running up and down your arms. The zippers have been beefed up so there is less, if any, hang-up. A larger zipper is easier to operate. The shoulders, back and arm areas are more adapted to your movements when hunting and shooting so there is little binding and twisting. You have a greater range of movement. It's more comfortable when you have to reach or stretch or shoulder a long gun. The Hydro-Fleece fabric is softer and quieter with an improved water shedding treatment on the fabric surface. 

New HMX bi-component waterproof and breathable fabric. HMX combines the advantages of the two most widely used technologies, waterproofing and breathability. If your clothes can't breathe, you heat up, get sweaty, cool off and get the chills, and soon you are heading for the truck. HMX wicks moisture away and pumps away perspiration. HMX moves water vapor and condensed water to the outside of the garment, keeping you protected from internal moisture. At the same time, HMX prevents water from coming in through the fabric. Basically, HMX is the very latest technology, a blending of the best fabrics, treated to keep you from being miserable in the forest and field.

The new Hydro-Fleece insulated models use ultra-warm, quiet and lightweight PrimaLoft® Sport insulation that provides the highest warmth-to-ratio of any synthetic insulation. Many new Hydro-Fleece models also have 2-layer and 3-layer soft shells with OdorSmart® anti-microbial linings that help control the bacteria that causes human odors.

Also look for new camo colors in Hydro-Fleece with matching pants, bibs and jackets. We could not scrimp on the development of any feature of new Hydro-Fleece.

Imagine yourself trying on a Browning Hydro-Fleece garment at the dealer. It slips on easily, quietly, no crinkling, rubbing or crackling. It's soft. Your spouse will want to embrace you. It's warm – so warm you have to take it off very soon and let your buddy try it on.

No question, Browning's New Hydro-Fleece is just the ultimate in camo hunting clothing. No other competitor has anything like it. It's about all you'll need for years of hunting in many kinds of weather. It's the clothing you want when the weather unloads on you.


The Browning Transitions system is another great part of the complete line-up of technical gear for serious hunter. Watch this video for a quick look.

 

 

 

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