The Danner Explorer 650 is a lightweight, durable hiking boot that features a custom Vibram Escape outsole with Megagrip technology. Whether you wear these boots on wet or dry surfaces, you’ll experience best-in-class traction. Available in two colors for women, the suede and full-grain leather Explorer 650 variants are sure to keep your feet dry with Danner Dry waterproof protection.
The Filson Explorer jacket has a very traditional, always timely look. It features a Superdry shell, a cover cloth lining and polyester twill. The stylish top cover and pocket lining are both make with soft moleskin, which is comfortable on the skin. The Action Back construction allows for maximum motion, and the snap-adjustable cuff and back waist offer an improved fit.
SmartWool’s PhD Hunt Collection socks feature exceptional durability and comfort since they use a patent-pending construction method. You’ll also notice greater stretch and recovery thanks to the socks’ 4-Degree elite fit system. Yes, these socks are women specific by design. Not only are they narrow, but they’re designed to wick away sweat.
The Wyldcat pants from 5.11 Tactical are made of stretch sateen fabric, making them perfect for IWB carry. The eight pockets offer plenty of room for anything you may need to carry, and the back yoke pocket is sized to fit magazines. It also features zipped leg gussets for those who prefer boot-cut or straight-leg styles. Yes, you can instantly flex between the two styles. These pants are available in black, khaki, blush and grenade.
The Just In Case Bra from Booby Trap Bras is a sports bra with either a knife sheath built into its layers or a pocket to hold pepper spray. The bra is made from the finest Supplex on the market, offering both great support and a soft feel. The knife sheath is made of neoprene with a magnet to keep the knife in place. The bras are available in sizes from small to XXL with a choice of six different colors.
The Can Can Concealment Classic Hip Hugger accommodates compact semi-autos, revolvers and magazines. Made of 5-inch, high military-grade elastic and double-edged silicone, the holster and firearm are both held firmly in place. Designed for right- or left-side draws, the holster pockets safely cover the triggerguard and contain strong rare-earth magnets to hold the gun in place when bending. The three-row metal hook-and-eye closure is both secure and offers an adjustable fit.
The Kakadu Traders’ Kimberly Jacket is a traditional barn coat with a leather collar, a zip closure with a snap-down storm placket and two large, bellowed bottom pockets with side-entry hand warmers. This jacket comes with concealed side entries to access built-in holsters. Both internal chambers are reinforced by 300-denier nylon to ensure that there is no chance of ripping or stretching. The anti-imprint pads are fully adjustable and removable.
The Miss Concealed Hidden Heat Lace waistband holster is made of soft and feminine, 5-inch-wide elastic lace with an 8-inch adjustable Velcro closure that allows for ample stretch. The specially designed boning eliminates rolling and sagging from the weight of your firearm. The 5-inch-deep holster pocket can hold a wide variety of handgun sizes and includes a retention strap to further secure your handgun. The Hidden Heat Lace is available in sizes from small to XXL in black or natural colors.
The Packin’ Neat Integrated Organizer turns any purse, bag or briefcase into a concealed-carry bag. The patented design has five pockets as well as an integrated, correctly positioned, removable holster. Various sizes are adjustable to fit the widths of small to large purses. The Integrated Organizer is currently available in black, khaki and zebra print.
UnderTech Undercover’s Zip Pocket Concealed Carry Leggings are made from the highest-quality, four-way-stretch Supplex jersey fabric with an “anti-muffin top” waistband design. The two handgun holsters are available for either left- or right-handed draws with patent-pending retention straps for security. Sizes range from XS to XXL in black olive green.
The ESS Crossblade Modular Fit Eyeshield features 100-percent UVA/UVB protection with advanced ClearZone anti-fog coatings. The customizable modular fit comes with two different-sized lens and nose pieces that can be set to fit various facial structures. The Crossblade Naro is perfect for those with smaller-sized facial structures.
The Real Avid Carbon Boss offers all of the AR-15 carbon-removal devices you need in one tool. It contains a rotating pin punch, a cotter pin puller, interior and exterior bolt scrapers, a bolt lug scraper, a bolt cam pin scraper, small and large firing pin scrapers, an embedded 360-degree phosphor bronze bolt tail brush, a replaceable rotating multi-surface bolt brush, a bolt face scraper, a bolt carrier scraper and a firing pin face scraper. Each of the fold-out tools lock into place with liner locks or detents.
The Real Avid Bore Boss is an ultra-portable bore-cleaning system. About the size of a hockey puck, the Flex-Case handle is made from ultra-tough polycarbonate. The cable features an integrated phosphor bronze brush with a braided mop. A steel ball on the end of the cable clips into the Flex-Case handle for easy pulling. After use, the cable wraps around the case and the overmolding is flipped shut for clean storage. The Bore Boss is available for handguns, rifles and shotguns.
The Rite in the Rain All-Weather Journal is a PolyDura hardbound field book manufactured with truly outdoor-durable components. The cover, sewn-in pages and even the glue is designed to survive in the elements. Virtually indestructible, it is the perfect place to write your firearm’s journal entry while you are still on the range, in any kind of weather.
The Syren Gun Slip is made of strong 840-denier nylon in a diamond-pattern weave. Available in 50- and 52-inch sizes, it will accommodate everything from a Syren field gun to a trap over/under. This gun case is available in purple with a black lining, the Syren logo embroidered on the front and a shoulder strap.
The Syren Range Tote is made of heavy-duty 1,680-denier nylon in a diamond-pattern weave with large industrial zippers and buckles. The tote is roomy and can easily fit up to 12 boxes of shells and accessories. This gun tote comes in black with purple lining and the Syren logo embroidered on the front.
The Walker’s Razor XV incorporates a behind-the-neck device with retractable digital earbuds. Not only do they protect your hearing, but they also enhance it up to nine times your natural ability. The HD digital speakers feature Bluetooth so you can stream music or take a phone call while still protecting your hearing. The independent volume controls allow you to you listen to your music and still being able to hear range commands or even deer movement while hunting.
The Monarch X backpack is designed to fit a woman’s frame with contoured shoulder straps, a smaller waist belt and a shorter torso length. The unique waist-belt design includes pockets, anti-sway straps and accommodates clip-style holsters. There is also a side fleece-lined wing pocket with a large opening for a spotting scope, a rifle or bow drop-down pocket, a shooting stick and tripod holder, a hydration pocket with a port and a rain cover.
Predator Warpaint’s 3-Color Woodland Camo is made from a scent-free, hypoallergenic formula to endure a long day in the backcountry, and it also provides full-spectrum SPF 50 protection. Yet it’s easily removable with soap and water. Along with warrior-class skin protection, you also get a highly reflective 2.5-inch survival mirror under the lid as well as a metal bottle opener built into the super-strong polyurethane container.
The Baja Series roof-top tents have interchangeable canopies that include a mesh shade and an aluminized or lightweight rip-stop nylon canopy for inclement weather. A detachable rainfly and an 8.5-foot telescoping ladder are included. The spacious A-frame design offers enough head room to fully sit up, a large screened side window with tight mosquito netting and a 2.5-inch-thick foam mattress.
The L.L.Bean Women’s Ridge Runner Soft-Shell Jacket is made out of a breathable, windproof material that is light enough for cool weather and warm enough for cold weather. The outer fabric repels water, resists snags and has a silicon print on the shoulders for grip to keep your bag or sling in place.
The Women’s Ridge Runner Soft-Shell Pants from L.L.Bean are made out of a breathable windproof material that can be used with or without a base layer. The outer fabric is made of a quiet material that won’t spook game, repels water and resists snags. The adjustable Velcro waistband allows for a comfortable fit.
Cerakote is a ceramic-based coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers, composites, PVD wood and various other substrates. It offers industry-leading durability, hardness, scratch resistance, corrosion resistance, flexibility and chemical resistance. Over 90 ceramic colors and finishes are available with just about any designs you can imagine.
The ChildSafe1 gun trigger block has a fast three-second release when you need your firearm and a four-digit passcode. The motion sensor alarm is 95 decibels loud while the trigger block removal alarm is a louder 120 decibels. Available accessories include a remote control to arm or disarm the device from a distance and a stealth camera that starts recording as soon as the first alarm sounds.
For the past few years, I’ve heard many people in the firearms community say, “Women are the fastest-growing demographic in this industry. We need to find ways to tailor our brand to them.” This just may be the year retailers who have been working on female-friendly shooting gear finally listened to the ladies’ suggestions. Sure, not all of the products here are female specific, but while walking the aisles of 2017 SHOT Show, I found these items to be things I would purchase for myself.
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For more information on the shooting gear featured in the gallery above, check out the following sites.
Danner Explorer 650
SmartWool PhD Hunt Collection Socks
5.11 Tactical Wyldcat Pants
Booby Trap Just In Case Bra
Can Can Concealment Classic Hip Hugger
Kakadu Traders Kimberly Jacket
Miss Concealed Hidden Heat Lace
Packin’ Neat Integrated Organizer
UnderTech Undercover Zip Pocket Concealed Carry Leggings
ESS Crossblade Modular Fit Eyeshield
Rite In The Rain All-Weather Journal
Real Avid Carbon Boss
Real Avid Bore Boss
Syren Gun Slip
Syren Range Tote
Walker’s Razor XV
ALPS Outdoorz Monarch X
Predator Warpaint 3-Color Woodland Camo
Tepui Baja Series
L.L. Bean Ridge Runner Soft-Shell Jacket
L.L.Bean Ridge Runner Soft-Shell Pants
Global Gun Safety ChildSafe1
This article was originally published in ‘Concealed Carry Handguns’ Spring 2017. To subscribe, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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