Browning Outdoor Clothing 2008
Release Date: 1/1/2008
Having the proper hunting and shooting clothing to protect you and store your gear in any kind of weather keeps adventures in the outdoors fun and gives you extra confidence. When you’re wearing the right gear, you’ll be comfortable in the most severe conditions. If Mother Nature decides to kick up a blizzard or deliver a downpour, you’ll be prepared with the most innovative, feature-packed Browning Apparel ever, for 2008.
Maintaining mobility and comfort when drawing your bow, shouldering your rifle, climbing over rocks, up a tree or through brush is of the utmost importance. The new Browning Transitions Series is sure to appeal to those who go to extremes to track down and bag their game. The Transitions Series was created out of necessity with three primary objectives: (1) To do more with less by eliminating weight and bulk while improving performance. (2) To be backpack friendly by placing pockets where they can be easily accessed when wearing a pack. (3) To revitalize the time-proven concept of layering. In the Transitions Series, Browning addresses the three major components of a layering system, namely the Base Layer or NTS (Next To Skin), the Middle Layer, referred to as the Insulation layer, and Outer Layer or Protection layer. Garments for each category have been created using the latest fabrics and design technologies that take layering to the next level. Click on any Apparel topic in the left column here for specific details on each of the Transitions Series categories.
Leading off the Transitions Series is the Base Layer or NTS, Next to Skin. NTS comes in both the lightweight Compression fit for warmer days, and the heavier Arctic weight for those colder days. The NTS system provides two main purposes: the form fitting design wicks moisture away from your body keeping you dry and comfortable at all times. Secondly, NTS features the Browning OdorSmart Anti-Microbial technology from VisaEndurance. This base layer technology utilizes embedded silver ions to kill odor-causing bacteria. OdorSmart from VisaEndurance is the first level of odor control that every hunter needs.
The second layer in the Browning Transitions Series is the Insulation Layer. Offered is the new ScentSmart Shirt, T-Shirt and Pant. ScentSmart is also powered by VisaEndurance technology and represents the next generation of scent control performance. ScentSmart from VisaEndurance utilizes a revolutionary new molecule embedded in the garment that adsorbs human scent, preventing odor from escaping out into the atmosphere. Because it is an embedded molecule, it can be utilized on lightweight fabrics, eliminating the need for heavy, bulky activated carbon suits. Used together, OdorSmart and ScentSmart offer a 1-2 punch to odor, providing all the scent control any hunter could need.
The next component of the Insulation Layer is the wind-resistant, lightweight, fast-drying and extremely breathable 4 X Microfleece Jacket and Pant. Their backpack friendly design allows easy access to pockets. This fleece is four times more wind-resistant than traditional fleece. Because of this, 4 X can function equally well as an insulation layer or as stand-alone outerwear. The jacket features Duplex handwarmer pockets, set-in sleeves which are fully lined for easy on-and off plus two zippered handwarmer pockets and an internal zippered security pocket. The Pant features an elasticized waist, zippered fly, zip-to-knee cuffs and a rear zippered security pocket. A matching vest is also available.
The final component of the Insulation Layer is the new 700 Fill Power Down series. Did you know that 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 it alone or layered under any Transition outer shell. It comes in the Mossy Oak New Break-Up camo, tan and olive colors. A Vest is also available in the same colors.
The third and outermost layer in the Browning Transitions Series is the Protection Layer. Leading off the Protection Layer is the new Quest Gore-Tex Soft Shell Jacket and Pant. These revolutionary garments represent the “Flagship” of the Transitions series. You know the famous Gore-Tex label means 100% waterproof protection with the “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY” promise. Patented internal seam taping assures no leakage through the seams, a problem that is typical on other so-called waterproof soft shell garments. The fabric features a tough, 3-layer construction that resists tears and abrasion yet remains soft and quiet. The laminated tricot cuffs assure a watertight closure at the wrist and the bottom draw-cord prevents heat loss. You will love the backpack friendly pockets that allow easy entry even while wearing a pack. The hood rolls up out of the way when it is not in use but is quickly accessible when needed. The pants feature padded knees, zippered fly and lots of pockets to store your stuff. If you are looking for the best of the best, Quest is what you want.
If you’re looking for hunting clothing that will stretch with your every move while keeping you warm and comfortable, the new Soft Shell Pursuit is the answer. The Pursuit jacket and pant are made from a revolutionary 4-way stretch fabric that is highly wind- and water-resistant yet extremely breathable. For extra warmth, we have added a lofty Sherpa lining that is treated with Browning’s OdorSmart anti-microbial treatment to kill the bacteria that causes odor. Don’t be fooled by the soft, quiet fabric! It is also extremely rugged and abrasion resistant to withstand the harshest environments. Features of the jacket include backpack friendly pockets, de