NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

Waterfowlers: Protect the Core

New Hard Core PROTECTIVE Series outerwear works seamlessly with FOUNDATION and REGULATE Series apparel to deliver customized layering options that make great hunts happen

MUSKEGON, MI (November 1, 2019) – Waterfowl hunters always keep an eye to the sky. Ideally the scene is filled with high skeins of migrating geese and clouds of ducks. Even better, those skyward glances reveal lower birds, locked-up and descending into the trap of a well-designed decoy spread. But things other than waterfowl come from the skies, too – namely, snow, ice, rain and numbing winds.

These elements are both waterfowler’s friend and foe. Harsh weather conditions drive a constant parade of ducks and geese down the flyways, building bird populations and increasing opportunities for fast-shooting hunting success. But those same conditions can just as quickly send the unprepared hunter hustling back to the comforts of home with an empty strap.

Never cut another hunt short. The entire line of Hard Core hunting clothing was purpose designed as a toolkit for today’s modern waterfowl hunter, delivering ideal, customizable layering combinations for any hunter operating in any conditions or situation. Hard Core’s FOUNDATION, REGULATE, and PROTECTIVE series garments work seamlessly with one another, allowing hunters to choose the right combination of high performance apparel perfectly suited for a successful day’s pursuits.

Hard Core PROTECTIVE Series

Harsh weather conditions are an inevitable part of every waterfowl season. Hard Core PROTECTIVE Series garments are designed to be a force multiplier. When Mother Nature conspires to shut hunts down, Hard Core PROTECTIVE Series apparel makes great hunts happen.

Delivering advanced features like waterproof and windproof options, abrasion-resistant overlays, thermal-mapped Primaloft® insulation and flex-stretch fabrics, Hard Core’s new PROTECTIVE Series consists of six versatile and hardworking outerwear garments available in hunter-preferred Mossy Oak Blades and Veil Avayde camo patterns. Engineered, designed and built for speed and mobility in the myriad ways you hunt, PROTECTIVE Series garments ensure comfort and protection from the elements in the pit, layout blind or marsh rig – no matter the conditions.

Hard Core’s versatile, new H3 Pant offers warm- and cool-season performance – even cold-season performance when paired with Hard Core FOUNDATION Series Power-M or Power-F Base Bottoms underneath. These highly comfortable pants excel as outerwear, but can be worn comfortably beneath waders or bibs as well. Built-in foot stirrups keep them in place while layering. They feature a durable, smooth-face poly/spandex fabric with 4-way stretch for exceptional mobility and moisture wicking. Go ahead and treat ‘em unkind; ultra-abrasion-resistant overlay panels on the seat, knees and inside cuffs defy the sorts of wear and tear that send lesser waterfowl pants to an early grave.

H3 Pant

  • Durable, smooth-face poly/spandex fabric with peached back for comfort
  • 4-way flex-stretch fabric for maximum mobility and moisture wicking
  • Ultra-abrasion-resistant overlay panels for durability
  • Waterproof leg zippers for easy on/off
  • Three-season (warm/cool/cold) performance when combined with Power-M or Power-F Base
  • Elastic straps to secure under foot as wader pant
  • Easy-to-adjust, removable suspenders
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172), Veil Avayde (208) and Weathered (209)
  • Item 1041520 / MSRP: $169.99

The new H2 Pant is similar in design to the H3 Pant, but offers true cool- and cold-season performance. A lofted micro-grid fleece lining provides increased warmth and thermal protection, while the shell keeps out the wind.

H2 Pant

  • Poly/spandex durable soft shell face with lofted micro-grid fleece back for warmth
  • Directional flex-stretch for increased comfort and mobility
  • High wind resistance for added thermal protection
  • Ultra-abrasion resistant overlay panels for durability
  • Optimized two-season (cool/cold) performance
  • Easy-to-adjust, removable suspenders
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172), Veil Avayde (208) and Weathered (209)
  • Item 1041620 / MSRP: $199.99

Purpose-designed for extreme protection from the wind and cold, the new Hard Core Thermal XtremeTM Jacket is the ideal outer layer in most cold-weather waterfowl hunting situations. Featuring a 100% windproof polyester shell with DWR to shed precipitation, the Thermal Xtreme Jacket is built with premium, thermal-mapped Primaloft insulation to maintain core warmth without the excess bulk that can compromise mobility. A perfect match for Hard Core’s H3 or H2 Pant, the Thermal Xtreme Jacket is designed with a high storm collar, insulated and articulated hood, two chest hand warmer pockets and four zippered pockets – two at the waist and two on the chest. Generous length minimizes heat loss around the waist, while ultra-abrasion-resistant overlay panels on the tail and inside the cuffs provide extra protection in high-wear areas.

Thermal Xtreme Jacket

  • 100% Windproof polyester with DWR to shed light moisture
  • Thermal-mapped Primaloft® insulation for warmth without weight (133g body/ 100g hood & sleeves)
  • Two chest hand warmer pockets
  • Four zippered pockets (two waist and two chest)
  • Ultra-abrasion-resistant fabric overlays
  • Protective layer for wind and cold
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172) and Veil Avayde (208)
  • Item 1041810 / MSRP: $239.99

Engineered to be the ultimate wading jacket, the Hard Core Finisher XtremeTM Wading Jacket incorporates all the features of the Finisher Xtreme Parka into a shorter design for wear over or beneath hunting waders. Providing extreme protection in cold and wet conditions, the Finisher Xtreme Wading Jacket features a modified pocket design, optimized for its shorter length – two fleece-lined hand warmer pockets and two zippered pockets on the chest, and two flap-top cargo pockets with an additional two zippered pockets behind them on the waist. There are an additional five pockets in the jacket’s interior.

Finisher Xtreme Wading Jacket

  • 100% waterproof / breathable performance
  • Primaloft® insulation for warmth without the weight
  • Woven poly/spandex flex-stretch shell with DWR
  • Shorter length for wading
  • Four chest pockets (two fleece-lined hand warmer and two zippered)
  • Four waist pockets (two flap top and two hidden behind)
  • Articulated hood with built-in adjusters
  • Extreme protection for all wet or cold conditions
  • Highly abrasion-resistant fabric overlays
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172) and Veil Avayde (208)
  • Item 1044310 / MSRP: $299.99

Sitting atop Hard Core Apparel’s new PROTECTIVE Series, the Finisher XtremeTM Parka and Bib feature thermal-mapped Primaloft insulation for warmth without bulk and are 100% waterproof and breathable with woven poly/spandex flex-stretch shells for maximum mobility. These extremely durable new PROTECTIVE Series outerwear garments also feature highly abrasion-resistant fabric overlays in the seat, knees, tail and inside cuff areas. The parka features an eight-pocket design and the bibs include six more for hand warming and exceptional gear storage. In the field or on the water, the Hard Core Finisher Xtreme Parka and Bib represent the ultimate in 100% waterproof, cold-weather performance.

Finisher Xtreme Parka

  • 100% waterproof / breathable performance
  • Primaloft® insulation for warmth without the weight
  • Woven flex-stretch shell with DWR
  • Four chest pockets (two fleece-lined hand warmer and two zippered)
  • Four waist pockets (two flap top and two hidden behind)
  • Articulated hood with built-in adjusters
  • Extreme protection for all wet or cold conditions
  • Highly abrasion-resistant fabric overlays
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172) and Veil Avayde (208)
  • Item 1044311 / MSRP: $299.99

Finisher Xtreme Bib

  • 100% waterproof / breathable performance
  • Primaloft® insulation for warmth without the weight
  • Woven flex-stretch shell with DWR
  • Elastic shoulder straps with hook and loop adjustment
  • Six-pocket design (two chest, two cargo, two fleece-lined hand warmer)
  • Waterproof leg zippers for easy on and off
  • Extreme protection for all wet or cold conditions
  • Highly abrasion-resistant fabric overlays
  • Available in sizes MD – 3XL in Mossy Oak Blades (172) and Veil Avayde (208)
  • Item 1040116 / MSRP: $299.99

Harsh weather is an inevitable part of waterfowling. Everything must function in extremely cold, windy and wet conditions, and the hunter is the key to it all. You can’t kill birds if you’re heading for shelter. Hard Core PROTECTIVE Series apparel has been painstakingly designed and built to be a force multiplier, protecting and preparing the hunter for optimal performance when Mother Nature shows her worst and the birds fly best.

Hard Core’s all-new waterfowl apparel is available now, online and at Hard Core clothing dealers nationwide. See the complete line at https://www.hardcore-brands.com/shop/apparel/hunting/.

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ABOUT Hard Core: Apparel That Supports the Attitude

Hard Core Apparel delivers more… more comfort, more protection, more mobility, more speed, more execution and more combinations for today’s driven waterfowler. The new Hard Core Apparel lineup offers complete versatility for all waterfowl-hunting situations via four product series. FOUNDATION Series garments offer next-to-skin comfort; REGULATE Series apparel is built for on-demand warmth and versatility; PROTECTIVE Series garments guard against extreme wind, precipitation and abrasion; and ACCESSORIES Series products include a full complement of hardworking gloves, facemasks, hats, caps and gaiters.

Hard Core’s all-new waterfowl apparel is available now, online and at Hard Core apparel dealers nationwide. See it at https://www.hardcore-brands.com/shop/apparel/hunting/.

ABOUT NEXUS OUTDOORS

Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, MI, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel, footwear and equipment under the ScentLok®, OZ®, ScentBlocker®, Scent Shield®, Whitewater Outdoors® and Tree Spider® brands. Nexus Outdoors is the only company with access to all scent-controlling technologies, including their patented Carbon Alloy technology and Trinity technology, which provide superior success in the field. ScentLok and Scentblocker are pioneers in the hunting industry, which many credit with creating a market based on the elimination of odors to get closer to big game.

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