Review: Field and Stream Every Hunt Soft Shell Pants
Dr. John Woods 11.28.17
If ever there was a virtual do-it-all pair of hunting pants, the new Every Hunt Soft Shell pants by Field and Stream via Dick’s Sporting Goods may be it. Well almost. These pants are not for warm weather, but once it cools down, these hunting trousers may be the ideal go-to pants.
The Field and Stream brand has nothing to do with the outdoor magazine, but is just a trade name owned by American Sports Licensing. Regardless, they make some nice hunting gear at reasonable prices, which is tough to find these days.
The Every Hunt clothing collection was designed to fit a wide range of outdoor activities, including hunting. They can be worn alone or mated with base layers for extra warmth in really cold temps. The material in these pants is a bonded fleece that stretches for comfort and is quiet in the woods. The Soft Shell Pants are available in Mossy Oak or Realtree camouflage patterns.
Features include an elasticized waist with belt loops for maximum fit and comfort. There are six pockets: two front hand warmer pockets, two back pockets with fold over flaps, and two zippered side cargo pockets. The nice part about the pockets on these pants is their depth. Some pants today have pockets you can barely get your hand into before they bottom out.
The pants material has the F&S HydroRepel feature that is water repellent, yet breathable. These pants also have the NoScent™ C3 scent control which conceals and absorbs scent molecules. This helps to contain odor by curtailing bacteria growth. The C3 feature self-charges while drying to renew its odor-controlling technology.
Though my exact size fit well in these pants, I bought the next waist size up to ensure movement with insulated underwear for a non-binding fit. The material is soft to the touch, thus very quiet walking in the woods or through brush. The legs are hemmed so they can be wrapped to insert inside tall boots like a pair of Muck Boots. The zipper cargo pockets can secure gear like a cell phone, rangefinder, keys, and such.
These Field and Stream pants should see a lot of action for deer or bird hunting, keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable. Check them out at a Dick’s store near you or order online.