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Prois Gear – Better than the rest!


You wake up and it’s the morning of your hunt, temperature is below freezing, but you have the gear to keep you warm.  You spot your trophy and the only thing standing between you is a steep rocky hill, but you have the gear to be able to move freely and climb (and still keep you warm). It starts raining as you prepare for the hike back to camp, as the temperature rises with your trophy in tow or on your back, you have the gear that will keep you cool and dry.  What gear am I talking about? Prios gear!

I am fairly new to Prois gear, coming up on my 1 year anniversary, and I thought a testament was in order.  I have hunted using this gear year round, and I must say, 5 stars!  My hunting partner and I tend to do things a little extreme, meaning nothing stands in the way of achieving our goals.  I have tested this gear to the fullest and I am impressed!

Comparison to other brands – there is no comparison!  I have tried Cabela’s Outfit her and found that the materials they make their clothes from don’t hold up to the quality and endurance as the Prois.  Some of my Cabela’s Outfit Her clothing fades or tears easily, and is noisy when I move.  Gander Mountain’s Guide Series women’s clothing is similar.  I have pieces that are faded and seams are starting to give.  The two other common competitors I have used is ‘She’ and Under Armor for Women.  I have some ‘She” articles where the stitching has held up, but my pieces have faded with washing.  Under Armor could be considered a close second to Prois, but Under Armor doesn’t add the details to the clothing that Prios does.

This leads me to the next advantage of Prois gear.  Their jackets and pants have magnetic buttons on their pockets for super stealth quietness. No loud zipper or snapping sounds!  Also, their material is soft and quiet….and water resistant!  When your sneaking a turkey across a field covered in morning dew, you know you’ll stay dry and quiet.  Other features are the thumbholes in the sleeves, pockets in the places where you really need them, – at critical spots to place hand warmers (like on the shoulder blades) – and the most important, the clothing contours to a woman’s figure – perfectly!  Honestly, no other women’s hunting clothing manufacture designs clothing like this – with so much attention to detail.  I guarantee a “wow” factor.

One of the biggest surprises I found with the gear was that it is light weight and keeps you incredibly warm.  When I first got my Generation X Jacket shipped to me, I thought there’s no way this is going to keep me warm.  The jacket has a nylon tricot lining system, which is why the jacket is so warm and light.  One of the things I struggled with in the past was not being able to move way up in a small portable tree stand.  The jacket makes it easy to climb, hang, and maneuver in tight spaces and doesn’t constrict you.  Even that rocky ledge on a cold day, where you need to extend your arms and legs to climb, you have full movement in that jacket! The pants have the same outstanding features. 

If you are doing an all-day hunt, where temperature goes from cold, to warm, to cold again throughout the day, Prois gear packs easily.   There’s room in your backpack for a jacket and all your other gear.  We all know how impossible it is to layer with bulky heavyweight jackets and hike all day.  Speaking of packing, rain gear is essential! The Gallean rain gear is amazing.  Its paper thin, but sturdy. It keeps you dry and warm.  And it doesn’t take up much room at all in your pack!

I’d have to say, most favorite feature about the gear is that it doesn’t fade!  When your archery hunting, scent proofing is key.  During the season, you’re washing your gear every time you use it.  I must have washed my Prois gear more than 50 times already.  Not a single article shows any fading, giving me the optimal seclusion for camouflaging myself on my hunts. 

My final point I want to make is about the price.  I have heard some people say that the price of the gear is expensive.  However, if you buy “cheap” gear, then that is what you get. Gear that fades, rips, and restricts you.  Prois gear is competitively priced, in fact the same, if not better pricing than women’s Under Armor hunting clothing. 

Did I mention cammo patterns? They have them all! Mountain Mimimcy, Realtree AP, Realtree MAX1, Mossy Oak, Blaze Orange, and more.  Did I mention size? Some of us women have been graciously blessed with curves. Their sizes go up to 2XL, not restricting the curvy women from the opportunity to use this awesome gear!

After spending a year trying all different types of Prois gear – shirts, jackets, vests, and pants – I can honestly say Prois gear is better than the rest!

By, Prois Staffer Stacey Mullen


Pheasant Cacciatore

Great recipe from Prois Staffer, Ruth Cusack!

Pheasant Cacciatore

2 whole pheasants cut up

1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 5-10 cloves garlic sliced (I like lots of garlic)
  • 1 onion cut up
  • 1 cup dry or 2 cups fresh mushrooms (I used a few dried morels, oyster and black trumpets)
  • 2 15oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups Pinot Grigio
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • Sea Salt to taste
  •                                                                    
  •                                                                   1/2 bunch of fresh parsley chopped
  • I used a deep cast iron skillet with a tight fitting lid.  A dutch oven would be great to use as well.  Heat avocado oil under medium/high heat. Add the pheasant to the pan and brown them evenly as possible putting a nice golden sear on them.  Remove pheasant from the pan and set aside.
    Put celery, onion and carrot in the pan. Add a little more oil if needed.  Brown until onions are almost done then add the garlic and sauté a few more minutes.
    Add the wine, herbs and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until the liquid is reduced by half.  Add tomatoes and sea salt to taste.
    Add pheasant back into the pan with the vegetables.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 2 1/2 to 4 hours.  Cook until the meat starts to fall off the bone.   Once done add the fresh chopped parsley and serve over zucchini noodles.
    ZUCCHINI NOODLES
    2 medium zucchini
    2 tablespoons salt
    Spiral cut the zucchini in a spiralizer.  I bought mine off of Amazon.   Put the cut zucchini in a colander and  sprinkle with salt and give it a good stir.  Let sit in sink to drain out the excess moisture for a couple of hours then rinse off the salt.
    In a 3 quart saucepan bring water to a rolling boil.   Add zucchini noodles and let boil only 1 minute.  Remove from heat and put it back in colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.  They are now ready for the pheasant cacciatore.
    by Ruth Cusack

 

The Ladies of Prois Are Getting It Done! Prois Customer Laura Krusheski!

A word from Prois Customer Laura Krusheski
“Thank you so much for making hunting attire for women! Your gear helped me so much during my recent winter wild bison hunt on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson WY. I skinned with my 300win for miles in the 25,000 acre refuge and your gear proved to be waterproof, breathable and warm! I wish my normal ski gear was made like this. ”
#proiswasthere #congratulations

The Ladies of Prois Are Getting It Done!  Prois Customer Laura Krusheski!

The Ladies of Prois Are Getting It Done! Prois Customer Laura Krusheski!