Top 5 Whitetail Deer Hunting Camo Gear Picks
The Gear Needs of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
From Alberta to Mexico, Oregon to Maine, and throughout the heart of the Midwest, whitetail deer and all its sub-species span most of North America. Whether you’re hunting in a tree stand, ground blind, making a drive, still hunting, or doing a spot-and-stalk, our versatile layering system will match your style of hunting.
Regardless of species, KUIU’s approach to hunting gear centers around a technical layering system, and whitetail deer is no exception. The clothing layering system enhances your performance in the field by scaling your insulation up or down during high and low-level activity. Moreover, hunts often bring an ever-changing climate.
Our layering system is built in three parts: Next-to-skin base layers, mid-layer insulation, and outer-layer protection that allows you to adapt to any style of whitetail hunting. It’s an entire system built to complement how you hunt and withstand the elements you’re faced with.
For most whitetail hunting applications, clothes that are warm and quiet are a top priority. Here are our customers' top-five best whitetail camo products that will keep you comfortable and undetected.
Developed from the ground-up for silent stationary situations, the Proximity features patent-pending removable hood, internal pocket attachments, heat pack pouches, safety harness port, and stretch gasket cuffs combine for all-day comfort and complete concealment.
- Insulation Body Mapping
- DWR Coated for water-resistance
- Anti-Odor to remain undetected
- Outer Layer Fit
Leveraging Polartec® Technology, Wind Pro is engineered with a compact knit surface structure for up to 4x greater wind resistance than regular synthetic fleece, while remaining 85% as breathable. This added protection deflects the elements while still maintaining soft comfort and breathability. Thermal air pockets retain the warmth needed from an insulation layer, all without the use of a laminated membrane. DWR treated, Wind Pro is dependable and versatile in inclement weather conditions.
- Wind resistant
- Water resistant
- Ultra quiet
If you get soaked by rain or sweat and the temperature drops, ULTRA Merino maintains its insulating properties when wet. We make it a point not to use spandex in our products, especially in our base layers. Spandex is heavy, deteriorates over time, and reduces the natural moisture-wicking properties of Merino.
You’ll never regret adding them as an extra layer, especially the bottoms. Because they’re lightweight, as the day warms up, you can simply unzip and pull them off without removing your outer pants and boots.
- Comfortably worn next-to-skin
- Naturally odor-resistant, silent and low-sheen
- Retains insulating properties when wet
- Base-layer sizing
“The ULTRA Merino 145 Zip-T is my favorite base layer whether it's warm or cold. It's comfortable and regulates temperature very well.” - Robert B.
The hydrophobic nature of the fabric wicks moisture away from your skin so it can quickly evaporate, keeping you dry. The full-zip design features pockets and thumbholes while keeping the weight down to a minimum.
- Quiet low-sheen outer material
- Wind resistant
- Mid-layer sizing
“The Peloton 240 Full-Zip Jacket is another winner from KUIU. I really like the camo pattern and it is cut in all the right places to provide room for movement. The inner material is soft and warm, but not bulky. Not sure how to describe it, but it just feels like a quality piece of clothing when you put it on, this is the most comfortable and best-fitting camo I own. Looking forward to wearing it while whitetail hunting this fall.” - David K.
Features silicone dot printing along the palm and fingers for added grip, extended cuff that easily tucks under long sleeves and conductive fingertip and thumb for smartphone use.
If a warmer glove is needed, check out our entire selection of insulated waterproof gloves for whitetail deer hunting.
For the early season, while the vegetation is green, Verde is a top choice for whitetail deer camo. Verde is also ideal in evergreen environments year-round.
Valo is the top choice in hardwood applications after the colors have changed and the vegetation has died off or gone dormant.
Vias is also a proven choice for the late season, when grey vegetation and terrain dominate the landscape.
KUIU dark-color solids are ideal to minimize detection for hunting from the shadows of an enclosed blind.