You knew that "clothes make the man" but did you know "clothes make the hunter" too?
The most important thing your hunting garments can do is keep you dry and warm. But after that...they need to be durable, comfortable, flexible, and help you maintain stealth through silence and scent-reduction.
NOMAD is preparing to change the way you think about hunting apparel with a full line of layered hunting clothes. This is the latest advancement in hunting gear; so let’s take a closer look at why performance hunting apparel is so important, and what NOMAD can do for you.
NOMAD hunting apparel is more than shirts and jackets; it’s a highly engineered system of layers that is designed to give you year-round comfort. You’ll find light base layers, which are great for hunting during the early season. You’ll find pants designed for hunters to increase your ability to remain undetected. You’ll find vests that are built to keep you warm while allowing for complete freedom of movement. All of our products are designed with an integrated assembly, so they come together as if they were one piece but can be worn individually if desired.
Talk with enough hunters about their experiences, and someone is sure to bring up a time when the trophy of their dreams was scared off, by the “swish” of a shirt or jacket. Absolute silence is a must for the serious hunter, and NOMAD apparel is designed to give outdoorsmen deadly stealth with fabrics that are designed for quiet approaches and smooth, easy movements.
At NOMAD, we understand the importance of scent-reduction. It’s a factor that all hunters need to remember, and we have designed our hunting apparel to hide the human scent with two strategies: one to mask the scent, and one to trap the scent inside. The first step we have taken to reduce the smell of a human body is infusing the fabric with nitrates, which reduce and mask the hunter’s natural odor.
The next step we take is adding a volcanic rock to the materials. This rock is called zeolyte, and it literally traps the odor, blocking it from reaching your prey. Zeolyte is also a long-term solution to scent reduction. Every time you wash the garment, the zeolyte is completely cleaned, essentially recharging the apparel for your next adventure.
Whether a hunter is using a bow, a shotgun, a rifle, or a spear, freedom of movement is critical. Hunters of all varieties need to be able to lift their arms, pivot their bodies, and react to anything in the field. Restricted arm movements can lead to a missed opportunity for a kill shot, or even injury to yourself or someone else.
That’s why we have made sure to give the NOMAD Sapwood Top a different material near the armpits and shoulders. This flexible grey material has a stronger rebound, meaning it won’t bunch up, giving hunters greater dexterity. This has the potential to increase reaction time and accuracy for bow and gun hunters alike.
You never know what can happen in the woods. You could be trapped, become lost, or suffer an injury. Smart hunters understand that wearing blaze orange is not just for announcing yourself to other hunters in the area, it’s also an important survival practice, allowing you to signal for help if you need it.
Inside every piece of our hunting apparel, you’ll find a blaze orange lining. It doesn't matter if it’s our NOMAD Syncrate Hoodie or the NOMAD Integrator Pant; hunters who wear NOMAD gear will always have the safety and assurance of blaze orange should they need it.
Silent fabrics, advanced scent reduction technology, engineered layering; it won’t mean anything if the hunting apparel is uncomfortable. Hunters will wear their shirts, jackets, pants, and vests for hours on end, sometimes wearing the same apparel for days, so comfort is essential. NOMAD hunting apparel is designed for long-lasting comfort, with advanced poly-blend fabrics that are comfortable, reliable, and effective on the hunt. Shop the full collection of performance hunting apparelfrom NOMAD Outdoor so you are prepared on your next hunting excursion.
Alaska is arguably the best place in the world for a NOMAD to hunt. You can pursue everything from waterfowl to grizzlies and Dall sheep within the state’s borders. The scenery and challenge of the terrain is simply unmatched. But many ignore one of the most intriguing targets lurking out in the rugged Alaskan wilderness: the Kodiak mountain goat. Denizens of some of the most inhospitable terrain in the state, these large goats are worthy and challenging quarry for your next trip. Here’s everything you need to know about Kodiak mountain goat hunting in Alaska.
There’s nothing wrong with hunting rabbits, squirrels and other small game. But few hunters drift off to sleep at night dreaming of these critters. It’s big game that quickens the pulse and inspires the imagination. And you can’t talk about big game without mentioning moose. Standing nearly 7 feet high at the shoulder and weighing as much as 1,500 pounds, moose are one of the largest animals pursued by hunters anywhere. And moose hunting in Alaska adds all of the challenges that make for a dream trip. To give you the edge, here are some essential moose hunting Alaska tips and gear.
Although it can take a lifetime to master, bowhunting can be extremely rewarding. You’ll be surprised how quickly the bow will begin to feel like an extension of your body. Even if you use the most sophisticated compound bow available, you’ll still feel a primal connection with the hunters who came before you. After all, NOMADs have been feeding their families with bows for far longer than with high-powered rifles and commercially produced tree stands. Feeling the urge and ready to learn to bow hunt? Use this comprehensive guide to bowhunting for beginners.