Durable water repellent (DWR) helps water to bead off our rainwear and also repels dirt, allowing our jackets and trousers to perform at the highest level. The DWRs contain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). These chemicals are used in waterproof outdoor apparel as well as many more common household items such as nonstick cookware and paints.
Researching the types of chemicals that go into the waterproofing of our jackets and trousers is where we found some really nasty realities. While there are no health risks when using the jackets, there are significant health and safety concerns caused by the by-products in DWR production, and if these by-products are later dumped inappropriately in landfills. One particularly concerning by-product, is the highly toxic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
In the past, Hunters Element used the industry standard DWR called C8, which is highly effective and phenomenally durable. Unfortunately, its production results in a large amount of PFOA byproduct being created which does not decompose. Despite its high performance and that this is still being used by our competitors, the environmental and health concerns make it unacceptable for us to continue to use.
Currently, the best available alternative, which results in significantly less PFOA and doesn’t sacrifice garment durability, is the DWR C6. This alternative to C8 is more expensive to produce and not as effective performance wise, but in accordance with our Sustainability Promise, we will not compromise on our environmental and social responsibility. It was therefore an easy decision to adopt C6 as our DWR for the Hunters Element 2018 hunting range.
Technology evolves rapidly and we strive to keep up with it. When a higher performing environmentally friendly DWR comes to market we will be the first to adopt it.
We hope that you will support our environmentally conscious stance.
Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.
|CHEST CM||CHEST INCHES|
WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your trousers would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our trousers, to the base of the inner leg.
|WAIST CM||WAIST INCHES||INSEAM CM|
OUTER LAYER TROUSER SIZE
Our outer layer trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular trousers. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular trousers. Below are the dimensions of the outer layer trousers.
|WAIST CM||WAIST INCHES||INSEAM CM|
WOMEN'S SIZE (CM / INCH)
This is the measurements of the person, not the garments.
|8||84cm / 33"||74cm / 29.1"||106cm / 41.7"|
|10||89cm / 35"||78cm / 30.7"||110cm / 43.3"|
|12||94cm / 37"||82cm / 32.3"||114cm / 44.9"|
|14||99cm / 39"||86cm / 33.9"||118cm / 46.4"|
|16||104cm / 41"||90cm / 35.4"||122cm / 48"|
|18||109cm / 43"||94cm / 37"||126cm / 49.6"|
|20||114cm / 45"||98cm / 38.6"||
130cm / 51.2"
All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe.
|US||FOOT LENGTH (approximate)|
|7||9.6 in / 24.4 cm|
|8||9.9 in / 25.2 cm|
|9||10.25 in / 26 cm|
|10||10.6 in / 26.8 cm|
|11||10.9 in / 27.8 cm|
|12||11.25 in / 28.6 cm|
|13||11.6 in / 29.4 cm|
Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.