Thursday, April 17, 2008

New shirt for the huntress

Does something about the design of this women's hunting shirt look familiar to you?

If so, then you're probably an athlete of some sort, because this long-sleeve T from Prois Hunting Apparel is pure athletic wear - with a couple important touches for the hunter.

It's funny: One of the ways I judge hunting clothing is whether a particular item will be useful for non-hunting purposes. It's not essential, but it's a plus.

When the Ultra Long Sleeve T arrived in the mail on Wednesday, I knew immediately that I'd wear it on my morning run today.

The design is no accident. Prois President Kirstie Pike is a runner, and she has deliberately incorporated athletic design and fabrics into her new clothing line.

This shirt is made of a lightweight polyester fabric that wicks sweat from your body, and it is subtly cut for a woman - pulling in just a bit at the waist, flaring out just a bit at the hips. It's light and comfortable - perfect for a chilly morning run or a warm-weather hunt where you need full camo coverage.

Aside from the camo pattern (this version is Realtree AP HD, but it also comes in Advantage Max 1), the other special touch for hunters is a thumbhole at the end of each sleeve. Pop your thumb in there and the sleeve pulls tight - perfect for archery.

It sells for $39.99 plus shipping and handling. If you've never purchased athletic wear, that may seem steep for a long-sleeve T. But a long-sleeve printed running T from Nike sells for about $50, so this isn't out of line.

I just wish I were still running marathons - this would make quite the unusual fashion statement.

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Anonymous said...

So how did it work on the run? It looks like a pretty cool design.

Holly Heyser said...

Oh, it was totally comfy, just like all my running shirts. Lightweight, wicking. Running isn't the same thing as hunting, because your movements are limited and rhythmic, but I think if there were something unpleasant about it, I'd've found out.

Blessed said...

I like the thumbhole - That would be nice when you are layering for those days that start out cold but end up warm - you could put other layers on top of it without the sleeves pulling up and buching up!

Holly Heyser said...

Excellent point, Blessed! I never thought of that. It's always a struggle to keep that base layer down the full length of your arm.