GEAR 101 - Elk Love the Layered Look
A no-frills guide to layering for any budget—and any weather
Few elk graze outside a wall tent or snooze on a logging road waiting for you to find them. That’s why elk hunters have to hike, bike or otherwise move to get into the herd, which means you’re going to sweat. Sweat makes you wet, which makes you cold, which makes you miserable. That’s where layering comes in.
It’s a simple formula really. You have a base layer next to your skin, an insulation layer, and an outerlayer. Each serves a purpose and has its own function. The base layer should wick (pull) moisture away from your body as you sweat and help reduce body odor. The insulating layer should, well, insulate you. And the outer layer should shield you from rain, wind and snow. Now, find the following system that fits your budget.