The Fiordland ballots are drawn and those lucky enough to have earnt one will be eagerly waiting to the hit the hills. For a successfull hunt, planning and preperation is essential. In Fiordland you’ll come into contact with some of the worlds harshest conditions and rugged terrain so it’s important that you have the right gear to keep you safe and to maximise your experience! Our company owner and CEO Brent McConnell went into the Wild Natives zone of Fiordland last year and hunted down an original 1905 bloodline 9 year old Mature Wapiti Bull. Watch the video below to learn how he uses an effective layering system to adapt to the conditions over a 10 day expedition into the depths of Fiordland.
Rainwear Layer: Glaisnock Jacket
Bayleaf: Size: S - 4XL | Weight (size large): 942 gms (10,000mm waterproof rating)
Tuatara® Camo Alpine: Size: S - 4XL | Weight (size large): 934 gms (10,000mm waterproof rating)
This is essential for Fiordland because of it’s legendary X1 Tough fabric. The fabric sheds water quickly and dries fast, keeping the jacket lightweight throughout your expedition. It offers 100% waterproof protection and is 100% windproof so it will keep you protected no matter the conditions. Built from a revolutionary 3-panel construction which reduces unnecessary weight and enhances the overall weatherproofness of the garment.
100% waterproof and windproof.
Alpine twin adjustment hood for optimal fit and protection that won't restrict your vision.
Advanced 3-panel construction reduces weight and enhances weatherproofness.
Brent in the Wild Natives Zone of Fiordland in his Glaisnock Jacket and Microplus Skull Cap Beanie.
Insulation Layer: Thermolite Vest
Tuatara® Camo Alpine/ Tuatara® Camo Forest/ Tuatara® Camo Urban: Size: S - 4XL | Weight (size large): 504 gms
This is an important product for Fiordland because it provides lightweight core insulation without the weight and bulk of a traditional insulation garment. Filled with an ultra-warm PrimaLoft® Silver Down Blend that’s coated in a water resistant treatment, the Thermolite Vest will keep you warm even when wet. The welded baffles prevent the vest from loosing feathers and provide protection from the wind.
PrimaLoft® Silver Down Blend which has been waterproof treated to prevent the loft from collapsing.
4-Way stretch provides ultimate comfort and unrestricted movement.
Welded seams for enhanced weather resistance.
The Thermolite Vest is the perfect layer for keeping warm during long periods of glassing.
Mid Layer: Microplus Long Sleeve
Bayleaf/ Black/ Bayleaf & Black/ Blaze Orange: Size: S - 7XL
Wearing the Microplus Long Sleeve with the Thermolite Vest allows for a versatile insulation system when coming into contact with a range of different conditions and provides full-sleeve protection from the cold. Built with a high warmth-to-weight ratio, this layer packs a punch for very little weight in your pack.
High warmth-to-weight ratio.
Half zip for easy on and off.
Mid Layer: Fast Hunt Shirt and Fast Hunt Trousers
Tuatara® Camo Alpine/ Tuatara® Camo Forest/ Bayleaf: Size: S - 4XL
The Fast Hunt Shirt and Trousers will keep you cool when climbing high into the tops. Constructed with a revolutionary new SUPPLEX® Nylon that provides durability and breathability while still being light in the pack.
Key Features: Fast Hunt Shirt
Mesh side vents for increased airflow during warmer weather or intense activity.
Back yoke and shoulder pleats for enhanced comfort and unrestricted movement.
Deep front zip for easy venting.
Key Features: Fast Hunt Trousers
Articulated knees for enhanced fit and unrestricted movement.
Yoke at back for shaping and an optimal fit.
Long side leg vents for increased airflow during warmer weather or intense activity.
Tuatara® Camo Alpine blending into the tops of Fiordland.
Base Layer: Base Dry+ Short Sleeve
Bayleaf: Size: S - 7XL
When the sun’s beaming and you’re building up a sweat climbing hills you’ll need a layer that will wick the moisture away from your body. The Base Dry+ Short Sleeve is the answer, providing ultimate breathability in a lightweight design, you won’t notice this in your pack! Built with a Polygiene® treatment that reduces odour so you can wear one shirt over your entire hunt.
Underarm gussets for maximum range of movement and reduced rubbing.
Flat seams for next-to-skin comfort.
Polygiene® odour control treatment that will last the lifetime of the garment.
It’s important to keep your pack weight light, you never know what you might end up carrying out.
Base Layer: Thermal Dry+ Long Sleeve and Long Johns
Bayleaf: Size: S - 4XL
When the temperatures drop and you need a base layer that will wick the moisture away from your skin and provide you with lightweight warmth, the Thermal Dry+ range is the answer. Built from a Merino blend, this fabric will dry 20% faster than 100% merino yarns and uses a Polygiene® treatment to reduce odour so you can wear one shirt and one pair of long johns over your entire hunt.
Key Features: Thermal Dry+ Long Sleeve
Extremely soft with the warmth of wool.
The Thermal-Dry+ fabric offers great moisture management and fast drying times, and odour control.
Flat seam coverstitching on all seams to reduce bulk when worn under mid/outer layers
Key Features: Thermal Dry+ Long Johns
- Flat seam coverstitching on all seams to reduce bulk when worn under mid / insulation layers
- The Thermal-Dry+ fabric offers great moisture management and fast drying times,and odour control
- Soft brushed elastic waistband for comfortable and secure fit
- In-seam gusset for maximum flexibility especially while climbing
Whatever you do, you don’t want to take your pack off mid carry out… Even for a drink.
Create your layering system or find your local Stoney Creek dealer using the links below.
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