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Staff Systems: Whitetail Prep

Gregg Farrell: Whitetail Product Line Manager

"Spring and summer in the land of whitetails is all about work. Early season preparations include, but are not limited to, planting food plots, trimming shooting lanes and entry/exit routes, putting up tree stands, hanging trail cameras, putting in water holes, etc. The nature of these activities paired with the rising mercury means I need pieces that are durable but also breathe well and keep me comfortable. My go-to pants for pre-season whitetail preparation are the Sawbuck pants because the four-way stretch nylon is breathable and comfortable while the 2-layer reinforced nylon panels wear like iron. When paired with the Wick Short Boxer Briefs and the Treeline Midweight Crew Sock, my bottom half stays comfortable and protected. On the top half, I always wear a Wick Hoody next to skin (if you like a short sleeve merino shirt instead, check out our new Tech Tees). The long sleeves and hood keep me protected from the sun and pesky insects and the 150-weight ultralight Aerowool regulates body temperature extremely well even when the temps start climbing. For cool mornings and adverse weather conditions, the Catalyst Vest is always in my truck in case I need an additional outwear piece. This 2-layer softshell vest will shed light precipitation or wet foliage due to its DWR, won’t pick up briars or burrs, and breaths extremely well (this is also a piece that is critical to my layering system during the season). I round out my kit with the Guide Lite Touch Glove due to their lightweight nature and durable construction. All of these pieces along with my favorite First Lite lid keep me comfortable and effective during spring and summer Whitetail prep."