Men's Big Game Systems

Open Country

  • Early Season
  • Mid-Season
  • Late Season

Early Season System

The Early Season Subalpine system is designed to withstand the variable conditions experienced above treeline during late summer hunts.

Whether sitting under the scorching sun of an alpine basin or riding out a flash afternoon storm, this system utilizes fabrics engineered to deliver maximum breathability and moisture transfer to keep you cool and dry without sacrificing durability. Lightweight, packable layering options allow the system to adapt as the conditions change so you are always protected from the elements of desolate environments.

Our GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country technology is optimized for backcountry hunters of elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and other ungulates in alpine environments. The concealment pattern breaks up the appearance of the human form against the backdrop of alpine landscapes of rocks, brush, and scattered trees and is optimized for a ground level engagement range of 40 yards and beyond.

Backcountry Nutrition

When I first started backcountry hunting, I never thought much about backcountry nutrition. I had no idea how many calories I burned and no idea how many calories I packed per day. Most of the time I’d buy food on the way out of town and grab the cheapest, lightest stuff I could find. 

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Counting Ounces

I’ve refined my system for about 15 years but write this with only one caveat — don’t simply take my word for it. Yes, these are my personal choices, but the ideal setup for you may vary based on your body type, hunt conditions and preferences. 

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The Coldest Place on Earth

Sheep hunting with a bow presents a unique set of challenges. There is the vertical terrain, the keen eyes of the prey, and the proximity the weapon demands. As with most things, the magnitude of the challenge mirrors the magnitude of reward.

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