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NEW Eberlestock Hunting Gear – Technical Clothing

NEW Eberlestock Hunting Gear – Technical Clothing


hey guys Scott Reekers here with
Eastmans’ Hunting Journals and today from the high country of Wyoming I’m
here to talk about Eberlestock’s performance clothing system let’s start off with the Afterburner Pant that I had the privilege of testing last year this
pant has served us well and we’ve been able to put a little bit of wear and
tear on it and it is held up exactly the way you’d expect something with
Eberlestock name attached to it if you want to know more about the the
afterburner pants I covered them in more in depth last year on this video review
here we did on YouTube so look at the link that’s here right here below and
you can see a little bit more on the afterburner pants because I want to move
on to some of the brand new stuff that Eberlestock was able to come out with
us here next up from eberlestock is the lost river jacket so let’s start off
with what’s inside this and work our way out so the first thing that you notice
is this is an insulated jacket this is going to function as your puffy jacket
it’s going to keep you warm in the cold weather this is perfect for those
extended glassing sessions in the cold where the wind starts to nip and you
start to get hit with that and it really starts to just pull that body heat off
of you this 80 gram Primaloft insulation is going to take care of you in that
setting on the outside you notice that there’s a five thousand-plus
resistance to water with the DWR partnered with it so this is a jacket
that you don’t have to get afraid when that sudden burst of rain like what
we’ve got going on right now we could have that happen this afternoon well
when you need to sit through it and you get hit by that unexpectedly this jacket
has enough water resistance where it’s not going to instantly absorb every bit
of water that comes in that is a huge benefit to the high country hunter it is
highly packable and stuffs inside its own pocket so for those of you who are
backpack hunters that is a fantastic feature because if it stops inside its
own pocket chances are you can use it for part of your pillow or for your
pillow which makes it an excellent dual-purpose piece next up in the
eberlestock clothing system I want you to take a look at the cache
peak jacket Eberlestock has labeled this as a great mid layer jacket mid
temperature jacket and personally I am a big fan of the fleece on the inside
polyester made and polyester is synonymous with survival in the
mountains because everyone has probably at this point heard that cotton kills
polyester is a material that dries but it also retains most of its insulation
value when it gets wet when it gets cold you’ll also see here that the pocket are
very easy to put your hands in take your hands out of with that size of pocket
it’s also great for when you’re wearing a thick glove that you’re holding your
binoculars you know cuz binoculars get cold your hands get cold sometimes you
got to warm them up putting them aside a big pocket like this is nice it’s also
great for storage of things like your cell phone especially when it’s got a
phone scope adapter hooked up to it that makes it tough makes it bigger so you’re
able to use this as a place to store all those things the Trinity Peak jacket now
this is Eberlestock’s rain jacket yesterday we had the opportunity
immediately when we got out of the truck while we were getting our gear ready to
put this jacket through the paces because an afternoon thunderstorm came
and it hit us right off the bat this jacket functioned very well it did a
great job getting rid of the water it beat it up it did not adhere to this
jacket and so ever lay stock has labeled this jacket as fully waterproof you’re
not going to get wet other than your sweat if you start moving a whole bunch
with this jacket but beauty of that if you start moving pit zips these pit zips
are going to keep you cool get rid of much of the heat that is going on
another feature inside this jacket is this air mesh and the shoulder padding
this is designed to give you some breathability between you and your pack
where your shoulder harnesses is hitting you where it’s touching and where you’re
going to sweat a lot give you a little bit of air
a little bit of breathability and you should be able to have a much better
experience using this jacket the hood adjustments from the back tighten it up
and also get adjustments here tighten it around your face so you still get range
of motion but get it right where you want it so water is not hitting you from
the side make sure it’s tight around your hat and comes in right here at the
point of your head this cuff comes out has a thumb hole put your thumb through
and you can keep that there then you can cinch it down tight and it’ll function
as an insulator keeping that heat from escaping at your wrists so that’s a very
cool feature because many times I use my rain jacket as my softshell jacket
that’s the case and this keeps more heat in function just perfectly exactly the
way it was intended finally we’ve got the diamond peak vest and with the wind
that’s just picked up I’m actually going to add this as part of my layering
system right now because I want to get some insulation around my core make sure
that I’m staying warm make sure that this is going to keep all of the
insulation in this area right around everything that is going on where my
food digestion is happening where all the heat that comes out pull that in
because it’s getting cold outside and so this is a great option especially for
trips like this where in August you’re going to have close to freezing
temperatures it can be 75 to push an 80 in the sun sometimes in a place like
this Eberlestock has called this a fantastic mid layer I agree it is also
breathable which means that you’re gonna get some of the sweat through this it’s
not gonna get hung up on the outside and stay there your body is going to be able
to breathe and get all that moisture out that is a great feature for a piece of
insulation making sure that you are going to be able to be well regulated
with your body temperature to close this out I want to talk about a couple of the
cool things that I saw on all the eberlestock
clothing that really kind of stood out to me as something that huh Glen solved
the problem Glen found a piece on here that makes this much more usable and
user friendly when you look at this and think oh that’s nothing special
what’s going on there on this string you will see that there
is basically what looks like a piece of rubber shrink wrap around this string
nothing drives me more nuts than having a zipper and the string come off problem
solved with this shrink wrapped piece of rubber that goes around here holds that
on it also makes it very easy to grab ahold of for next to no weight penalty
at all make sure you go to eberlestock.com and check out all the clothing
offerings that Eberlestock has available I’m sure you will find
yourself taking a look at all the different camouflage patterns you can
see there’s more than one option here both of these will work well but they
also have solid color options that you can take a look at – leave a comment on
the blog or on this YouTube video and we will be sure to answer and we will make
sure you we answer all your questions about this clothing line from Eberlestock and we will also make sure that we send you a notification if you have
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