By: Rebecca Francis
Finding great hunting clothing designed specifically for women is virtually impossible. That is why I am a die-hard fan of Prois hunting apparel. I have taken my Prois clothing all over the world in practically every hunting condition and have yet to be dissatisfied. In fact, I have been quite thankful I have clothes that can outperform the clothing the guys I hunt with are wearing.
Every hunter needs a basic all-season pair of pants, jacket and vest that will work for most hunting situations. Meaning, clothing that will work for essentially everything except extreme cold, wet or hot weather conditions, in which other clothing may be required. I wear the Prois Pro-Edition line on nearly every single hunt! I have crawled through dirt and mud, fought through prickly alders and cactuses, and stalked though sharp and rocky cliffs, and my Prois Pro-Edition clothes have survived it all.
I absolutely love these pants. I wear them for everything. These pants are not only comfortable but have lasted me for over four years, and I hunt hard! These pants are designed to fit women and have a flattering cut without sacrificing functionality and durability. These pants are perfect for layering with an underneath base layer, as well as adding additional layers for cold and wet conditions. The only issue I have had with the pants is with the belt tabs on the waist. I love the adjustable tabs, but when I am backpacking the waist belt of the pack puts pressure on the tabs, which rubs a sore spot on my hips. I fixed this by cutting off the tabs. However, this has only been an issue for me while backpacking.
– 100% polyester brushed tricot 380 Gm
– The fabric is soft, silent and snag resistant
– Large cargo pockets with magnetic snaps that close silently
– Front pockets with zippers
– Elasticized cuffing and cord-lock to cinch closer to boot
– Knee pleats for enhanced movement
-Waistline has belting tab buckles to find your perfect fit
The Pro-Edition jacket is another huge hit. This is my go-to jacket for everything; I even wear it when I’m not hunting because it’s such a nice looking jacket. Take away the looks and you still have a rock solid jacket that provides warmth, strength and comfort. I mostly wear this jacket alone but I can layer this jacket with a base layer and it is warm enough for almost everything. I’ve also added an additional jacket on top if needed in extreme cold or wet conditions. I love that it has a wind-stopper lining for the inevitable breezes you run into in the high country.
– Arm pockets with magnetic closures that close silently
– Scapular drop pockets located between shoulder blades for heat packs
– Lumbar compartment for lightweight items and/or heat packs
– Deep set hand pockets with zippers
– Tapered sleeve cuffing with thumb holes
– Lined with signature nylon tricot
-3-ply bonded fabric with wind-stopping laminate
-Soft shell which enhances silence
-3-panel, removable hood
-Water resistant fabric
Not everyone loves vests but I wear them all the time. It seems to be just the perfect layer so I’m not too hot or too cold. I especially love it when I’ve been hiking hard and stop for glassing. I can pull it out of my pack and it keeps me from chilling. It folds up small for my pack but provides a lot of warmth. It is a great looking vest that provides just enough protection, without having to put on a jacket.
- 3-ply bonded fabric with wind-stopping laminate
- Soft exterior enhancing silence
- Rip and snag resistant
- Scapular drop pockets located between shoulder blades for heat packs
- Lumbar compartment for lightweight items and/or heat packs
- Deep set hand pockets with zippers
- Water resistant fabric
The entire Pro-Edition line is available in Realtree AP and Max 1. The Pro-Edition line also has a pullover jacket.
My favorite quality about Prois is that it is designed by hardcore women for hardcore women hunters. If you know anything about Prois women, you know they are close-knit, talented, hilarious and a hardcore group of women. If you are looking for your basic all weather pants, jacket and vest, you can’t go wrong with the Pro-Edition line. Join the Prois family! You can now find Prois in Cabela’s and many other outdoor stores. You can also visit their website at www.proishunting.com