4 Steps to Choosing the Most Appropriate Bowhunting Jacket
Bowhunters are probably the most focused of hunters. They have to focus on all elements in order to shoot accurately. Because accuracy is so crucial, bowhunters require gear that will not get in their way when they pull the bow back and get ready to shoot (and when they actually let go). When choosing a bowhunting jacket, it is critical that you take into consideration four things: weight, sound, form and protection.
Weight – Regardless of whether you're in a tree stand or in a pasture, your jacket needs to be lightweight. While you probably have plenty of heavy gear, you need to reduce as much as you can. A heavy jacket will slow you down in every way. You need to choose a jacket that is lightweight – as lightweight as possible – and still comfortable.
Sound – When you hunt with a bow, you may need to be closer to your target in order to get a clear-cut, accurate shot. If your jacket makes even the slightest sound, it is going to scare that buck off and you will miss your shot. Therefore, your clothing needs to be quiet. It's hard enough to keep your bow quiet when you draw it. The last thing you need to have to deal with also is a noisy jacket.
Form – In addition to being lightweight and quiet, your jacket also needs to fit your well. You don't need a bulky jacket, even if it's 30 degrees outside when you're hunting. Yes, you need to stay warm, but you don't want your bow string getting caught on your jacket every time you try to go in for the kill.
Protection – Although all of the above is important, you need a jacket that is going to protect you from various weather elements, such as wind, snow and rain. Weather is crazy and can change at a moment's notice. Therefore, you want to try and find a bowhunting jacket that is perfect for all types of weather.
In order to be successful in bowhunting, you need the appropriate gear. These four tips will help ensure you have a good bowhunting jacket. For help with the rest of your gear, don't hesitate to contact us here at Full Draw Archery.