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Waterfowl Transitions Series

Release Date: 2/28/2009

A breakthrough in waterfowl hunting comfort.

Like no other, the onset of Waterfowl season is very exciting, and Opening Day can't come soon enough, especially when there is an early opening for the youth. Waterfowl season places demands on hunters to stay dry and warm. In most waterfowl situations, hunters are not moving around much. They are hunkering down in blinds in fields and boats. Circulation slows, and fingers and toes will get cold. You need comfortable, warm gear that keeps you in the field, on the water or in the marsh longer.

The Browning Waterfowl Series clothing, like the Big Game Series, has transitional layers. Called the Transitions Series, there is a Base Layer, an Insulation Layer and a Protection Layer.

Beginning with the Base Layer, let's talk about Endurance™ Fleece in Mossy Oak® Duckblind®. It is designed to maximize warmth while minimizing bulk to maintain freedom of movement when worn under a heavier shell. There is a 1/4 Zip Pullover, Wader Pant, a new Comfort Fleece Shirt and Comfort Fleece Pant in Mossy Oak® Duck Blind® camo and a new Brownstone solid color in the Endurance Fleece™ Pullover. Base Layer fleece garments are designed to maximize warmth while minimizing bulk to maintain freedom of movement when worn under a heavier shell. New Endurance™ Fleece fits this bill perfectly. The stretchy new material moves with the wearer, offering unrestricted mobility for raising a shotgun and protection from the cold.New Comfort Fleece uses a traditional 200-gram fleece for a familiar feel and trusted performance.

Moving on to the Waterfowl Insulation Layer for 2009 are the WindKill™ Pullover, WindKill™ Hooded Pullover, the WindKill™ Vest and WindKill™ Hooded Vest. They consist of a waterfowl soft shell 3-layer, 4-way stretch laminated fabric with an abrasion-resistant and highly water-resistant polyester outer face, with a middle layer of WindKill™ laminate that blocks wind and provides water-resistance in all but the most extreme weather. The inner layer is a soft fleece. All of these new garments are in the perfect camo color for hunting waterfowl: Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®.

Also in the Waterfowl Insulation Layer for 2009, a 4X Microfleece Jacket and Vest are available in Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®. 4X Microfleece is  perfect for waterfowl hunting. Under fair skies, which are often the case, the weather warms up. 4X adds just the right amount of insulation and wind protection for supreme comfort. But layered underneath a waterproof parka, it offers impressive warmth for its weight without adding bulk that can inhibit range of motion when swinging on birds moving faster-than-sound. The Jacket is a highly constructed microfiber fabric that is wind-resistant and extremely quiet. It’s also backpack friendly, eliminating bulk and weight and giving you instant access to pockets. The duplex handwarmer pockets feature upper and lower sections separated by an internal zipper. The set-in sleeves are fully lined for easy on/off and feature Lycra® cuff openings. Who does not need a warm, quiet vest when hunting waterfowl — one that you can slip on and off when the temperature gets fickle? The Vest features the same fabric and pockets as the Jacket, also with contrasting side stripes.

Another great option for the Waterfowl Transitions Insulation Layer is the Waterfowl 700 Fill Power Down Jacket and Vest. This set is very similar to the Insulation Layer for the Big Game Transition Series. Natural goose down has the highest warmth-to-weight-ratio of any insulation. 700 Fill Power goose down is selected because it provides optimum loft and warmth with minimal weight. The outer shell is high count, down-proof fabric to assure optimum loft and compactness. No coatings or laminations are added in order to maximize breathability. And again, the Backpack friendly design allows easy access to pockets while wearing a pack. Wear the jacket or vest alone or layered under any Transition outer shell. Both the Down Jacket and Down Vest come in the Mossy Oak® Duck Blind® and stuff into their own pocket.

The new Maxus Gore-Tex® Jacket, Gore-Tex® Paclite® half-Zip Pullover and the new Gore-Tex® Glove with X-Trafit® Product Technology bring the latest developments in design and technology to waterfowl hunting in the Protection Layer of the Browning Waterfowl Transition Series. Utilizing Gore-Tex® fabrics and Gore Comfort Mapping technology, the 2009 Maxus Jacket greatly improves comfort by design, strategically placing different Gore-Tex® fabrics in specific locations to maximize mobility and protection from the elements. Comfort Mapping breaks the human body into a map with different climatic zones, using rugged, warm Gore-Tex® soft shell fabric in areas requiring more protection such as the shoulders, and Lightweight Gore-Tex® Paclite® fabric utilizes a new nylon with low shine for better print quality and improved concealment. Gore-Tex® Paclite provides protection so light it goes unnoticed until needed, yet it still carries the famous Gore-Tex® “Guaranteed To Keep You Dry” promise.

The half-zip Pullover design with attached hood is cut full to layer over heavy insulated clothing and goes on fast and comes off just as easily when the storm passes. The Gore-Tex® glove with X-TraFit® also is 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. The X-TraFit® Product Technology provides unmatched feel and uncompromised grip and dexterity. The hook and loop wrist adjustment tab, dual waterproof leather/synthetic pal and articulated fingers offer quick, on/off protection from freezing water.

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