The selection for the “Rut Season Essentials” kit is focused on when species such as the deer and the fallow deer are on heat, the months of September and October in
different European regions.
Rut Season hunting of other species, such as the chamois or the ibex in European mountains, the roe deer at the end of summer or other species outside the European
sphere will be included in Mountain, Roe Deer and Expedition Essentials.
We would like to remind you that the aim of this selection of products is to make the choice of products that comprise your kit easier for you.
To make the choice of products easier. Bowland has only included products that are 100% indicated to comprise your rut season hunt kit.
Other Sitka Gear products with similar characteristics, or a different Optifade, that aren’t included in this collection, could also be suitable for this style of hunt.
Even though we’ve tried to simplify things to the fullest, some garments included in this section perform the same function. That is, they would occupy the same place in
your kit. So you should choose between them. While taking the functionality of both items into account, we have tried to offer you only a single option, the most
recommended. However, in some cases due to their high suitability we have offered two. Although both products would be highly recommendable for this activity, slight
differences in their functions will allow you to choose the one which best fits your needs.
So that you don’t confuse the duplicated garments and the characteristics that can help you choose the one that fits your needs better:
Mountain Pant vs Apex Pant:
The Mountain pant gives better protection, is a little heavier and its fabric is therefore more resistant and long lasting. It is the perfect option for all those whose hunting
areas are in mountain regions in rutting season.
The Apex pant is lighter, more transpirable and especially, more silent. Ideal for warmer and more wooded hunting zones.
Thunderhead Jacket and Pant vs Cloudburst Jacket and Pant:
The 100% waterproof Thunderhead set is the better choice for those who are looking for an extremely silent Gore-Tex layer.
The 100% waterproof Cloudburst set is more resistant, lighter and less bulky. The Gore-Tex layer is perfect for those who are also looking for elevated performance in
Kelvin Active Jacket vs Kelvin Lite Vest:
Even though we are dealing with a jacket over a vest, both have interior thermal isolation, thereby developing their full second layer potential. Each of these garments
separately, has enough thermal capacity to keep us well isolated during the months of September and October in most European regions. The combination of the two, if
necessary, not only gives us outstanding thermal isolation, but also exceptional lightness and manoeuvrability.
The Kelvin Active with Polarter Active is lighter, thinner and more transpirable. Perfect for start of the season mornings for those who enjoy a more dynamic type of hunt.
The Kelvin Lite Vest with interior Primaloft provides greater thermai isolation. For this reason it’s perfect for ends of season or to avoid getting cold while waiting for this grand Bull.
This diagram presents all the variables that we have taken into consideration to offer you this product selection.
The new Merino Lightweight Half-Zip features premium 17.5-micron merino wool spun around a nylon core, creating a high-performance next-to-skin layer that combines the comfort, warmth,... View full product details
The new Merino Lightweight Bottom features premium 17.5-micron merino wool spun around a nylon core, which produces a high-performance next-to-skin layer that combines the comfort,... View full product details
The CORE Midweight Zip-T features quick-drying comfort stretch mid-weight fleece and a high-zippered neck to keep your active body temperature regulated as the thermometer rises... View full product details
Lightweight and compressible, the Kelvin Lite Vest features PrimaLoft® Silver Hi Loft insulation in the body and lighter insulation under the arms for great temperature... View full product details
A necessity for any true backcountry outing, the Kelvin Active Jacket features 80 gram Polartec® Alpha insulation for maximum versatility - an ideal outer layer... View full product details
The Mountain Vest features an updated two-way stretch and a deadly quiet brushed Polyester face over 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Form Fit Technology. The... View full product details
This all-around mountain workhorse features an updated two-way stretch and deadly quiet brushed Polyester face over 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Form Fit Technology. The... View full product details
The Apex Pant is equipped to meet the dynamic demands of big game hunting. A soft micro-grid fleece interior balances warmth and breathability during varying... View full product details
The mountain pant is our most versatile hunting pant and a foundational piece to any SITKA hunting system. The Mountain pant offers an articulated fit... View full product details
Soft, quiet rain gear for the big game hunter. The Thunderhead Jacket features a GORE-TEX® laminate for a superior water barrier and a quiet, brushed... View full product details
The Thunderhead Pants are the perfect extension of the Thunderhead Jacket, featuring GORE-TEX® Laminate with a quiet, brushed polyester knit face for ultimate weather protection... View full product details
The new Cloudburst Jacket features a refined build to reduce overall weight while streamlining the shell for backcountry pursuits. Internal gear storage is secured by... View full product details
The updated Cloudburst Pant minimizes weight while maximizing weather protection and breathability to keep you dry inside and out. A refined build reduces weight and... View full product details
The new Stormfront Gaiter is updated to provide durable, lightweight, over-the-calf protection for the most rugged environments. The 3-layer GORE-TEX and gripper elastic bottom maintain... View full product details
The Ascent Glove provides essential protection and ultimate precision. This light weight technical shooting glove features an Printed Ax Suede™ synthetic palm for maximum stealth... View full product details
Patterned for a tighter feel, the Traverse Glove can be worn alone or in combination with a base layer or shell. Conductive thread technology in... View full product details
Lightweight, odor-resistant, low-profile warmth worn on it’s own or easily layered over to adjust to colder temps. Materials : 54% Nylon Face, 46% 230-gram 17.5... View full product details
Cut from the same fabric as the Jetstream Jacket, the Jetstream Beanie is ideal for charging up steep faces in bitter cold, or sitting motionless... View full product details
Our go-to cap constructed of the same water resistant, breathable, stretch woven fabric as the Ascent Series. Durable Water Repellent Finish: The DWR finish resists... View full product details
Lightweight and ultra-breathable, the CORE Neck Gaiter keeps the sun off your neck and pulls up for concealment when things heat up. Micro-Grid Interior: Promotes... View full product details
Streamlined, functional organization and storage for the big game hunter. The Mountain 2700 pack is a hard-working day pack that can comfortably and quietly support... View full product details
Minimalist in weight and bulk, the Bino Harness secures your glass to your chest while charging cross country. Non-elastic shoulder straps hold elevation, while stretch-woven... View full product details