ScentLok Applied sciences companions with Rust-Oleum® on a greater, quieter technique to maintain hunters dry
By Josh Lantz
Producers of searching gear are consistently releasing new merchandise, typically marketed with references to new applied sciences that can outperform every part else of their class. Generally these advertising claims are true. Different instances, they fail to ship on the hype.
As a sequence, Expertise On the Hunt highlights distinctive new applied sciences that provide actual advantages for hunters within the discipline.
Keep Dry or Keep Quiet?
In the case of any attire’s means to maintain hunters dry, the excellence between “water-resistant” and “waterproof” is a difficult one. A garment’s building sometimes tells the story; “waterproof” jackets and pants often have a DWR (sturdy water repellent) end on the outside that repels moisture and retains hunters dry in mild rain or snow, whereas clothes that make use of a water-resistant membrane or laminate barrier earn the “waterproof” descriptor.
Sadly, waterproof membranes are sometimes stiff and noisy, which is a priority for hunters who should transfer their higher physique to attract a bow or shoulder a gun. And whereas “breathable” is an efficient advertising time period, it’s additionally a relative one, and wearer consolation is very variable. These waterproof clothes are additionally on the mercy of their seams, that are frequent factors of failure.
DWRs employed in quieter, waterproof clothes have their drawbacks as properly; principally, they turn into much less efficient with age and put on.
A Higher Means
Marking one of the important developments in searching attire since ScentLok Applied sciences pioneered scent-controlling activated carbon know-how in 1992, ScentLok has not too long ago teamed with Rust-Oleum® to supply hunters a brand new, high-performance possibility for staying dry, comfy and stealthy within the discipline with out using stiff and noisy membranes.
For almost a century, Rust-Oleum® has been a worldwide chief in manufacturing protecting paints and revolutionary coatings throughout classes together with small mission paints, cleaners, primers, automotive, industrial, wooden care, and now materials, with their exceptional NeverWet® know-how.
Rust-Oleum® NeverWet® is a superhydrophobic remedy designed to create a moisture repelling barrier on quite a lot of substrates, and assist maintain cloth dry, clear, and breathable. The remedy makes water, blood and light-weight oils actually roll proper off the floor, whereas possessing self-cleaning properties that assist filth and particles rinse away simply.
“Hunters are uncovered to all kinds of environmental circumstances, so their attire is a perfect software for our product,” says NeverWet OEM Account Supervisor, Troy Wooden. “With the introduction of NeverWet handled attire, ScentLok has confirmed itself as soon as once more as a pioneer within the trade.”
“We owe it to our clients to supply merchandise that ship the best degree of efficiency within the discipline,” says ScentLok Applied sciences CEO, Patrick Hylant. “This cloth remedy sheds huge quantities of rain and permits hunters to remain on stand when the skies open up with out using stiff and noisy laminates. Being a hunter myself, I firmly imagine that when hunters expertise NeverWet firsthand, they’ll by no means return to membranes or much less efficient DWR finishes.”
Silence is Golden
ScentLok attire with NeverWet® needs to be thought of headline information for bow hunters, who not want to decide on between staying dry or staying silent. “Full Season Taktix has been created to present bow hunters each doable benefit,” says ScentLok Applied sciences VP Advertising, Nick Andrews, “and this unimaginable NeverWet remedy is a key a part of that total formulation. Now, bow hunters could make the place changes they should – on stand or throughout the stalk – and draw their bows with out concern of their clothes making any noise… all whereas remaining dry and comfy. That’s a extremely massive deal.”
Not like different clothes handled with short-term DWR finishes that lose effectiveness over time, NeverWet® stays efficient over the complete lifetime of the ScentLok garment. “A worth of 100 is an ideal ranking in a standardized spray take a look at,” says Wooden. “After 45 washes, materials handled with NeverWet nonetheless had a ranking of 80. Contemplating most hunters will observe ScentLok’s directions for care of their clothes and will solely wash their searching garments as soon as per season, it’s simple to see how efficient the NeverWet remedy stays over the complete lifetime of the attire.”
ScentLok’s new Full Season Taktix Jackets and Pants for women and men are at present the one searching clothes to characteristic NeverWet® know-how, although ScentLok intends to broaden use of the superhydrophobic coating within the close to future. Be taught extra at ScentLok.com.
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