Best Hunting Shirts for Men Reviewed
Which shirt you elect to wear may not be the top of the priority list but it also doesn’t mean it should be relegated to the bottom either. The following article and list are meant to save you the time of digging through bins at Walmart or Cabelas, to make sure that you’re properly suited up, and most important of all have some cash left over for some of the true essentials.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
As we do not have an unlimited supply of money, we look for durable clothes when we decide on the best we feature. Even though we believe that your hunting shirt should be fashionable, we do not think that it should be changed every season as you do with your regular clothes. But how do we tell that the shirt we are looking at is durable? We look at the material from which it is made.
Even though we do not have a particular preference for a particular brand of material, we believe that it should be soft, lightweight, and of course silent. The material should also preferably be cotton free so that it does not fade or shrink.
When hunting, you certainly want to mix comfort with looking great. Of course, it is not easy to determine how comfortable a shirt is before you buy it but we can always look at the material from which the hunting shirts are made. A great way to find out how a shirt fits and if the sizing is right is to check out what other reviewers have said about the product's fit. Since not all companies use the same size chart, try it on if possible.
There are a wide variety of different styles to choose from when it comes to hunting shirts. In order to find one that best meets hunting needs. For example, if you hunt during the fall in the woods, then you'll need something that matches the foliage in order to blend in and not be noticed. Some shirts are even fashionable enough that they can also be worn as casual wear. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and don't have time to change every time you need to run an errand, then something more versatile would be ideal for you.
We all operate within a given budget; at least most of us do. This is the reason why we are careful when looking at hunting shirts for men, to ensure that we get shirts from different price categories. If we just looked at the most expensive only, we would get the best in the market but the list would not cater to those working within a budget.
We always advise buyers to shop while they still have sufficient time so that they can compare prices well. If you do not do your research, it is easy to buy when you are under pressure and miss bargains. For this list, we looked at hunting shirts and the features they offer and where we felt that a particular shirt offered more features than the others within the same price class, it made it into our list.
Shirts that make it into our top list are those that are made from the right materials. For us, the best material for hunting should mix utility with comfort, and durability. The right material for your clothes will depend on the weather where you are going to be hunting. We don’t like materials that make a noise when brushing against other stuff or itself. If it makes noise, the animals will hear you before you act. Look for something that breathes well to keep you cool during the hot weather and dry during the cool weathers.
10 Best Hunting Shirts
1. Insect Xtreme Repelling Shirt
Stupid Lyme disease, which began as a weird outlying problem primarily up in New England is slowly getting to be a bigger and bigger problem. While most cases are still up in the Northeast, it's showing up all the way down in Florida and all the way over to California and Washington. And don't even get us started on mosquitos, global warming is slowly creating an environment where mosquitos that carry all kinds of nasty disease are now thriving in places that didn't know them a decade ago. That's why we like this shirt. Getting outside isn't just something we do, it's a lifestyle, and getting really out is what we like the most. And this shirt promises to keep you reasonably safe from a lot of the nasty insects that you'll be sharing space with, and the nasty things that hitch a ride on these bloodsuckers.
Skintex MRIII is an insecticide technology based on the use of Permethrin which is a chrysanthemum based insecticide. It's a stable product that can be built into blankets and clothing and has what the website calls a 'knock dead/knockdown" effect on insects. It's a good environmental choice as well and has all the safety stamps of approval from all the agencies that monitor the use of pesticides. We like that.
The second best part of this shirt is moisture-wicking technology. It keeps the moisture away from your skin and makes it incredibly breathable and cool in warm weather. Moisture-wicking and repellent. That's a twofer that will earn this shirt it's high marks.
Cost and Value
This falls into the mid-range of hunting shirts. But you're getting someone really important extra with this shirt that makes this a bargain in our book. Anything that can keep you from getting eaten alive through long hours in a hot summer blind is worth a million dollars in our book.
2. Legendary Whitetails Non-Typical Series
This is my favorite offering from Legendary Whitetails. I had to include this one because I wanted to highlight the wide range of looks you can get from the company. This one may seem like just a t-shirt, which is a weak showing to end off with, but true to the company's form, this is so much more than just a t-shirt.
Double stitched strength
In order to be seen as a well-made hunting shirt, the product needs to be able to perform its task time after time, holding up throughout the seasons. The double stitching found here is a good way to do it.
For me, finding a properly fitting shirt is as much about length as anything else. If it isn’t long enough in the tail, the shirt runs the risk of riding up, exposing things to the elements that you’d rather keep covered. Not this time.
Cost and Value
This shirt is part of Legendary Whitetails’ Non-typical line, and the moniker fits well as far as price is concerned. The enormous value you’re getting at such a low cost is anything but typical for shirts these days.
3. Walls Long Sleeve Camo
I’d never heard of this brand before I started working on this buying guide, but now that I have, it’s clear to me that I’ve stumbled onto a company that wants to be remembered for their high standards and expectations when it comes to quality clothing. They take classic styling to new levels with their own innovations and leave the consumer with a great shirt, simple as that.
Silent through the bush
Great hunting gear needs a few features. A camouflage pattern is nice, and scent control is gaining popularity. One thing I haven’t seen until now is the company hand-selecting their fabrics to make silent clothing to keep you quiet in the bush.
If you buy your hunting clothing with style innovations in mind, then you should pass this one by. Walls decided to go with a look that has stood the test of time, and focussed more on its performance than fashion.
Cost and Value
Walls, as a brand, comes off as being trustworthy, and it’s very important to be able to trust a clothing manufacturer when you buy their products, and having such a low price point on top of well-built clothing helps that cause out.
4. Under Armour ColdGear
Scent protection and comfort, all in an attractive, affordable package. That seems to be what Under Armour has come to be known for, and they went above and beyond when designing this shirt, which is versatile enough to be ideal for hunting. They make their clothes for more than looks, making sure each piece has a purpose. In this case, it’s keeping you warm and dry throughout your hunt.
One thing that I really look for in clothing is the ability to still move the same way I could before I put them on. Being an athletic wear manufacturer, Under Armour feels the same way, and retains that movement perfectly.
You will get what you pay for
While I am going to vent a bit about the cost, later on, you do get what you pay for with this shirt, and not just in terms of the brand. Under Armour is very well known, and that’s because they do deliver high-quality products that can be counted on.
Cost and Value
To be fair, this is a very nice shirt, that will do the job of keeping you warm in colder weather quite nicely. Unfortunately, this shirt is expensive for what it does, which gives the impression that you are paying more for the name than anything else.
5. CQR Men's Outdoor
While many may consider being outdoors as a simple task, those that are active hunters know there’s a huge difference between sitting outside and waiting for a game to arrive. Keeping that in mind, CQR Men's Outdoor brings forth a hunting shirt that elevates the scale when it comes to traditional outdoor wear. It brings quality and durability right where you need it most.
One of the best qualities, this outdoor shirt has is its high level of UPF. Having UPF 50+ is perfect for those that will be spending a large amount of time outdoors. Furthermore, by having this amount of sun protection already built-in you are guaranteed protection against 98% of those harmful sun rays for the entire day. Additionally, the collar can be flipped up for advanced neck protection.
Cool- Tech built-in
Anyone who has spent a large amount of time outdoors knows it can get extremely hot after a certain amount of time. With that being said, this shirt comes with cool-tech already built-in. Featuring a mesh ventilation additive on your back and shoulders it allows cool air to flow through your shirt even in the hottest of weather conditions. The breathability ensures you always have room for air to filter through those areas.
Cost and Value
While you are getting a multitude of features, and exceptional quality fabric, this shirt is quite cost-effective. This works great as it allows you to purchase one than one shirt and have exactly what you need on hand. Think of it as one of the easiest forms of remaining protected even during hot, sunny days.
6. TrailCrest Signature Cotton
Another button-down shirt? Yes, in the name of giving the consumer the most choice possible, I’ve included this shirt in here to appeal to all styles. It doesn’t hurt then, that this shirt is also a very good choice for your hunting apparel needs, keeping you cool and dry in warm weather, and toasty warm on those cold days in the bush.
Where most products are content to rely on the fabric of the clothing to give breathability, Trail Crest took things a bit farther by inserting a good amount of venting on their shirt, so having good airflow isn’t a question at all.
Trail Crest made this shirt just a little bit thicker to make sure you can last out in the cold longer, but not so thick that you break into a sweat every time the sun comes out.
Cost and Value
Compared to most of the shirts on this list, this one offers something different in aesthetic and performance, and for some hunters, that's exactly what they are looking for. However, this unique appeal does come at a bit of a higher price, but this is made up for in the obvious quality
7. Scent Blocker 1.5
Scent Blocker brings forth a unique kind of hunting shirt, by showcasing a top that can be used in multiple weather conditions. Whether you are hunting during warmer months or in the freezing cold you want to have a shirt that is versatile enough that you can layer it, yet cool to the touch for those scorching hot summer days. When you want a shirt that gets the job done yet keeps your body regulated regardless of the temperature this is the one to look at.
Due to having 4- direction stretch perfectly stitched together, this shirt ensures you have an abundance of movability while working on catching your prey of the day. Furthermore, having 4- direction stretch allows more breathability to flow throughout paired with a soft, Poly/spandex fabric that ensures the feel is comfortable and relaxed on the body.
They say animals can smell up to 100 times better than humans, which makes sense why you would want to block your smell when you’re hunting. This shirt offers built-in scent blockers to help your smell be as undetectable as possible. Having this feature works great due to it allowing you to hunt without thinking about an animal sniffing that you are around. These scent blockers will ensure you are undetected while wearing the shirt.
Cost and Value
When it comes to the cost and value you are getting quite a bargain here. This is mainly due to all the features that are intertwined into the fabric of this lightweight shirt. Furthermore, you have a breathable product that helps you move around while getting the job done.
8. Under Armour Camo
Most people know what they’re getting themselves into with Under Armour. The Camo Fill Shirt is going to be light, breezy, provide a bit of support and wick sweat away from your skin. It comes in quite a few different colors, which can help you blend in or stick up depending on what you need and/or want. Reasonably priced and highly durable these shirts do great in the summertime (also in humid climates).
Warm Weather Days
Here is a shirt for those who are on the hunt when the temperatures start to rise. Made to be lightweight due to thinner materials used, this shirt will not have you overheating on those warm days.
The last thing any hunter wants is getting their clothing hung up while hustling through the woods. So it stands to reason that while looking for apparel for your hunting needs, you need a fit that contours your body. Rather than a baggy squared off shirt that will get hung up on branches or brush. This one provides a more form-fitting option to prevent the chances of getting snagged.
Cost and Value
As with any big name brand, you can expect to pay more slightly more. But one must stop and think whether this options' benefits outweigh the cost in their instance. So if you are seeking an option that will keep you cool in warm temps and fits more to your body then this might be the selection for you.
9. King's Camo
This selection was created with comfort in mind. The tagless design cuts out that itchy feeling. Made from durable cotton, you can wear this for literally any situation.
In terms of the camo pattern itself, this can definitely be considered on the lighter end of terrain patterns. It comes in mountain shadow and desert shadow and performs pretty well in the heat.
Comfort is the number one qualifier for choosing something you're going to wear. The tagless design will prevent that constant back irritation. While the materials used will give you the most comfort you can ask for.
Cost and Value
The King’s Camo tee shirt is a relatively economical camo shirt and a solid value in our opinion. Not too difficult to find on sale, this is a good value -- none the least of which is because King’s Camo is a quality brand with a long track record of success.
10. Russell Outdoors
Although this is a camo printed t-shirt it is a pretty humble one, and by humble we mean a good one. You’ve got three options for terrain design here: mossy oak, Realtree and a mixed version or “broken up”.
This shirt has a band around the waist portion to give you a more closed-off feel. Reducing the snagging occurrences while traveling into the brush. Made to be a little thicker you can expect to stay warmer on those slightly brisk mornings or evenings.
The initial size is very true (at least 90%), but wash and dry with caution, a comfortable fit can become a skintight one due to this shirt’s cotton makeup. I mean let's face it we all know clothing tends to shrink once washed.
Cost and Value
The lightweight cotton and minimal but sturdy construction of this shirt are why it's landed on our list. Turn to Russell outdoors for cheap and dependable tops, great for an out in the field or close to home.