Big Game

Subalpine

Optifade: Subalpine Concealment

The Science of Nothing

Optimized for adaptation to static and active close-quarter hunting in vegetated environments, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine is designed for stealth with a wide range of layering options built to be quiet while standing up to the abrasion found navigating dense timber and thick brush.

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Early Season System

The Early Season Subalpine system is designed to withstand the scorching conditions of late summer hunts below treeline.

Whether glassing from an exposed hillside or stalking in an open plain, this system utilizes fabrics engineered to deliver maximum breathability and evaporative cooling without sacrificing durability. Lightweight, packable layering options beat the chill of the early morning and late evening and shield you from wind and precipitation during flash storms.

For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology, used across the entire system, is scientifically proven and engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, mule deer and other ungulates in vegetated terrain.

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Specialized Gear For Close Encounters

The Ultimate Archery System

The Mid-Season Archery System is designed to deliver comfort, performance and protection in the variable conditions experienced below treeline during mid- to late fall while meeting the requirements of scent and sound suppression during close-quarter engagements.

This complete skin-to-shell system delivers modularity: layer up to beat the cold or shed layers during the heat of the afternoon and high-output climbs. The innovative fabrics and technologies used throughout are built to accelerate the movement of moisture away from the skin and through the system–while keeping the elements out–so you remain dry and comfortable. Reducing the chance a stalk is blown by sound or scent, outerwear layers are designed to be as quiet as possible while still providing protection from the elements; and blended synthetic and merino garments combat odor.

For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology is used across this entire system. Scientifically engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, mule deer and other ungulates, it offers maximum concealment when stalking in vegetated terrain.

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By Women. For Women. 100% SITKA.

Women's Early Season System

The Women’s Early Season Subalpine system is designed by female hunters, for female hunters, to withstand the scorching conditions experienced below treeline during late summer hunts.

Whether glassing from an exposed hillside or stalking in an open plain, this system utilizes fabrics engineered to deliver maximum breathability and evaporative cooling without sacrificing durability. Lightweight, packable layering options beat the chill of the early morning and late evening and shield you from wind and precipitation during flash storms.

For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology, used across the entire system, is scientifically proven and engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, mule deer and other ungulates in vegetated terrain.

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