Stay Warm, Patriots! Our Top Picks for Winter Hunting Gear

Lacrosse Hunting Waders

Lacrosse Hunting Waders

Brrr. Just thinking about being outside at this time of year is enough to chill anyone to the bone. But hey, if you’re a hardcore hunter, this is one of your dream seasons. This is the time of year when you go out to do what you enjoy most. So, when you’re chilling (literally) in the woods waiting for your game, consider some of our top picks for staying toasty this winter while hunting:

Lacrosse Brush-Tuff 1200G MO Break-Up Waders: These tough, feature-packed hunting waders from Lacrosse are a great way to stay warm and dry, even on the coldest of mornings. Not to mention, who doesn’t love a good pair of sturdy waders? These Lacrosse Brush-Tuff hunting waders feature a construction of heavyweight 5mm fleece-lined neoprene with abraison-resistant facing. Thinsulate Ultra Insulation in the boot keeps your feet toasty while the deep set hand warmer pockets ensure that you can always tuck along a few hand warmers for the trip. Available in Mossy Oak camouflage.

Performance Polypropylene Thermal Underwear: A patriot has to stay warm and dry, right? So, when you’re getting dressed for your next trip, consider starting off with a solid base layer that can wick awawy moisture from your body while offering cold weather comfort. Our pick? Performance Polypropylene Thermal Underwear in black, sand, blue, or brown.

G.I. Neck Gaiters: Freezing your you-know-whats off? Not to worry, you can get one step closer to toasty with a neck gaiter from our selection of military thermals. These fleece lined neck gaiters are adjustable to cover the neck, mouth, and ears. Available in black, brown, and foliage green.

Camouflage Thinsulate Hunting Gloves: Elasticized wrists, suede leather palms, and a whole lotta warmth make these hunting gloves a solid pick. Available in classic camouflage, these hunting gloves are great for any outdoor activity.

And of course, a good pair of hunting boots goes a long way. What are some of your hunting wear must-haves? Have a favorite pair of hunting waders or hunting boots? Have a tip for staying warm in the woods? Share it in the comments!

We’ve Been Busy. Flyweights, Bloopers, and Holiday Gifts – Oh, My!

We’ve been busier than Santa’s elves during the past few weeks at Patriot Surplus. Let’s talk about some of what we did:

1.) We made lots of videos.

You’ve seen our boy Patrick do his reviews, but did you see the bloopers? That’s right. We made (and kept) a blooper reel. Enjoy with our sincerest compliments. (Oh, and if you haven’t seen the rest of our video reviews, you should definitely check them out on the official Patriot Surplus YouTube Channel.)

2.) We got in our shipment of Belleville Flyweights.

For those of you who know and who preordered, this was a big deal. We’ve been waiting on these boots since November and we’re proud to say that they are here, they’re in our warehouse, and they’re being shipped out to our happy customers. Thanks again for all of the preorders! If you didn’t get a chance to preorder, no worries. We have Belleville Flyweight Boots in stock and ready for purchase, baby!

3.) Steve put together his Holiday Gift Guide for 2011.

The holidays never looked so good.

We’ll be posting more about this on the blog next week, but in the meantime, stay tuned. Your inbox will be graced with the sweet sounds (er, words) of your main man Steve and his gift picks for this holiday season. Also, there may be a coupon for you to enjoy (hint, hint).

4.) We hit 5,000 fans on Facebook!

That’s right. You guys are amazing. You came out in a major way and showed your support for a small business that is dedicated to giving you the best. Thank you. (If you haven’t already, find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriotsurplus)

Also, today, we’ve had some pretty nice compliments from our customers roll in. One guy even shared our special power of helping you wrestle sharks right out of the Chesapeake Bay. That’s right. Sharks. Wrestled. Out. Of. The. Bay. 

>TRU-SPEC Layer III: Fleece Weight Cold Weather Jacket

>TRU-SPEC Layer III: Fleece Weight Cold Weather Jacket

The Tru-Spec GEN-III ECWCS LEVEL-3 TOP is now available at Patriot Surplus. This handsome, rugged jacket is the single most popular component of the military’s seven-layer ECWCS system and is used with equal frequency and effectiveness as a stand-alone jacket or as an additional layer of insulation. The Layer III jacket is constructed of 6.4 ounce Polartec Thermal Pro 100% polyester high-pile-velour fabric, a high technology fabric which creates air pockets that trap air to retain body heat, thus providing unmatched warmth without adding weight. The material is also very quick drying, affords excellent breathability, and packs down into a very compact size. Features include:

-Center front opening;
-Raglan sleeves;
-Grid fleece side panels for increased breathability and enhanced moisture wicking;
-Two internal upper chest pockets;
-Nylon reinforcements at the collar and elbows;
-Name and rank loop on right and left chest.
Colors: Foliage Green or Black

GEN-III ECWCS LEVEL-3 TOP
  • Constructed of 6.4oz. Tru-Spec Performance Plus Thermal Fleece That Meet or Exceed The Requirements of GL/PD–06-03
  • Retains Body Heat
  • Maintains Warmth Without Weight
  • Quick Drying
  • Breathable
  • Center Front Zip Opening
  • Nylon Reinforcements In Collar And Elbows
  • Reglan Sleeves
  • Grid Fleece Side Panels
  • 2-Internal Upper Chest Pockets
  • Name And Rank Loop On Right And Left Chest