GORE ™ OPTIFADE™ Elevated II
New in 2015, is our GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Elevated II pattern, the new and improved version of our Elevated Forest pattern. While utilizing the same technology and methods of concealment as our previous Elevated Forest pattern, the Elevated II pattern has been fine-tuned to better handle the changing seasons so it functions more as an all-season pattern while also allowing for further engagement distances. By compensating for the transformative nature of the canopy from late summer to early winter we’ve made the Elevated II pattern the ultimate concoction for extending your hunting season and your concealments effective range—putting you another step ahead of the game.
The GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Elevated II pattern is designed for whitetail hunters. Its macro and micro pattern configurations echo the higher contrast of bright sky against the shaded underside of foliage, while allowing hunters to extend their season as the leaves change. It’s designed for engagement ranges of 80 yards and under, and keeps you undetectable at 15 feet up in a tree stand.
Like a lot of whitetail hunters, Bobby Warner’s next hunt begins as soon as the current one ends. He moves tree stands in the winter, plants food plots and picks sheds in the spring, dials in his 25 trail cameras on a couple thousand acres throughout the summer, and come fall, he sits in his stands as long as it takes to arrow a mature buck.
But what makes him remarkable is his work with Beyond the Backyard, an organization he founded in West Virginia to help get kids involved in hunting. Bobby was about to take his oldest son on his first hunt, when the boy asked why none of his friends were hunting that year. It was the first year in West Virginia's history that hunting license purchases had gone down from the year before.
Bobby found that a lot of parents didn't hunt and didn't know what to do with their kids in the outdoors. Among the parents that did hunt, he found that they didn't make it a year-round pursuit, so when out of the blue they said to their kids, "Hey, let's go hunting this weekend," there was no preparation or anticipation, and "No wonder the kid's freezing and bored."
So he decided to do something about it. He didn't really think he'd be able to make an impact, but he made a hunting club just for kids, where only kids could be members, and if nothing else, his kids and their friends would have something to connect over.
NEW KEY WHITETAIL GEAR
Our quietest windproof top, we built the new Fanatic Vest to warm your core when deer spook at the mere rumor of noise. Insulated with Primaloft, sealed with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Technology, and silenced with high loft, wet printed fleece. Wear it with the Celsius Series to keep your decibels down well into the late season.
Breathable enough for the afternoon heat, with just enough warmth for the sunrise snap, the new Fanatic Lite Bib specializes in all-day, early-season sits. The ultra-quiet hexagonal grid fleece construction purges excess heat, while full 2-way side zips allow additional venting and make for easy on-and-off. The Quantum adjustable suspenders maintain the correct elevation without the buckles that cause hotspots under your harness.
Lightweight and ultra-breathable, the CORE Neck Gaiter keeps the sun off your neck and pulls up for concealment when things heat up.
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 cross straps let you breathe easy.