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 breathable 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 mountain hunts.
Kelvin Active Jacket vs Kelvin Lite Vest:
Even though we are dealing with a jacket over a vest, both have interior thermal insulation, thereby developing their full second layer potential. Each of these
garments separately, has enough thermal capacity to keep us well insulated during the months of September and October in most European regions. The combination
of the two, if necessary, not only gives us outstanding thermal insulation, but also exceptional lightness and manoeuvrability.
The Kelvin Active with Polartec Active is lighter, thinner and more breathable. Perfect for start of the season mornings for those who enjoy a more dynamic type
The Kelvin Lite Vest with interior Primaloft provides greater thermal insulation. 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
Soft, silent and breathable, the Kelvin Active knows no off-season. This jacket excels in the backcountry and delivers superior breathability during active pursuits. Constructed with... 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
Constructed from a brushed polyester face over 3-layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology; the Mountain Jacket is deadly quiet, fully windproof and weather-ready to stand... View full product details
The Apex Pant was designed to be the ultimate spot-and-stalk archery hunting pant. A soft micro-grid fleece interior creates a balance between warmth and breathability... View full product details
The Mountain Pant is–hands down–the Swiss knife of big game pants. Designed to deliver the highest performance in the widest range of conditions from chasing... 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 Stormfront Gaiter is the over-the-calf protection you need for hunting in extra-rugged environments. This durably lightweight gaiter is built with 3-layer GORE-TEX and a... View full product details
Lightweight and breathable, this glove delivers concealment, protection, and precision when the moment of truth strikes. This glove features conductive technology in the index finger... View full product details
Patterned for a tighter feel, the Traverse Glove has the same benefits as the rest of the Traverse family, so it can be worn alone... View full product details
The Jetstream Beanie was born from the same fabric as our celebrated Jetstream Jacket and will keep your head in the game while trudging up... View full product details
The SITKA Cap is constructed of the same water-resistant, breathable, stretch woven fabric as the Ascent Series. This cap will become your go-to headwear regardless... 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. GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment... View full product details