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