Last week, Justin Finch, Alex Millward, and Andrew Pooch took a selection of new gear for a spin on the Wasatch Front in Utah. In our first gear breakdown, Andrew explains each piece and they story behind adding them to our offering for 2019. Highlighted in our video are the XKG Lightweight Gloves, XKG Leg Gaiter, Mesa Pant, and XKG 150 Merino 1/4 Zip.
XKG Lightweight Gloves
Ideal for early season and preseason scouting, the XKG Lightweight Glove is built with our popular Ridge Pant fabric making it water resistant and comfortable with 4-way stretch poly. If you’re using a bow, tripod, binos, spotter, or any other piece of equipment they are helpful just to keep your hands off the cold metal during early mornings. They are super lightweight and pack down very small for storing in your pack.
XKG Foundation Merino 150 1/4 Zip
Lightweight meets high-performance in our new XKG Foundation Merino 150 1/4 Zip. Our previous merino was 180 grams - we decided to make a lighter version at 150 grams (and a heavier option at 260).This way, you can still get the benefits of the natural wool fibers at an even lighter weight for the hot, early season hunts.
Introducing the first solid color pant in the hunter series line. The Mesa Pant has a looser, fuller fit than the XKG line and has stretch waist sizing. It’s made of a lightweight polyester fabric that is very durable. We created this pant to offer a larger spectrum for sizing, which runs S-2XL and translates from a 30 inch waist to 46 inch. We also offer regular and tall inseams. This is our first technical hunting pant in a solid option for under $100.
XKG Leg Gaiter
Constructed from our XKG Ridge Pant fabric and beefed up with 3-layer laminate construction to keep water and wind out, the new XKG Gaiter is another new XKG accessory we are very excited about this season. With the Ridge fabric comes features we all appreciate such as quiet fabric, stretch, and breathability. These gaiters will be essential extra protection keeping water and dirt out of your boots. It’s available in desert, mountain and charcoal options.
Stay tuned for our next gear breakdown. Have any questions about new gear, leave them in the comments!