Best Hunting Shirts for Men Reviewed and Rated

We don’t know about all of you but the amount of money we have to spend on hunting gear is (unfortunately) not unlimited. Due to this fact our approach to outfitting surrounds the idea that there are certain areas where your dollar is most valuable, and others where you can scrape by a bit.

Our Top 3 Picks

Under Armour Men's Camo Fill Logo T-Shirt
  • Under Armour Men's Camo Fill Logo T-Shirt
  • 5 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Prevents sweating
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ScentBlocker 1.5 Performance Long Sleeve Hunting Shirt
  • ScentBlocker 1.5 Performance Long Sleeve Hunting Shirt
  • 4.6 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Great Price
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Under Armour Men's UA Amplify Camo Thermal Crew
  • Under Armour Men's UA Amplify Camo Thermal Crew
  • 5 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Retains heat
  • Price: See Here

Our experience in the field has led us to the conclusion that we’d most like to put our cash into a quality pack, a sound pair of boots and quality optics before we’d spend it on the newest and fanciest camo design. With that said, we like to be meticulous in our approach, and that means overlooking no part of our gear. 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.

We don’t subscribe to the idea that in order to be a proper hunter you need to be done up in head-to-toe camo. But we have had the experience of being out in the woods or backcountry and not had on the right attire. This experience can take a lot away from an otherwise enjoyable outing.

So we’ve trawled the internet and come up with a list of some of the best hunting shirts in 2017. These are broken down into subcategories, by different conditions and/or features. The following is 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.

5 Best Hunting Shirts for Warm Weather

 

1. Under Armour

1. Under Armour
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).
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Specs
Material: Each Camo Fill shirt is comprised of 57% Cotton, 38% Polyester, and 5% Elastane.

Sizing: Available in small all the way up to 3X- large, so there are plenty of options if you’re a big guy -- sizes run an estimated 85% true.

Imported: Yes
Special features

  • 4-way stretch fabrication allow for free mobility

  • Classic UA logo with, you guessed it Camo fill

  • Moisture Transport System fights the accumulation of sweat

  • Charged cotton dries faster than average and is a bit tougher


Pros

Comfortable

Loose

Moisture transport system prevents sweat accumulation

Cons

Thin material

2. King's Camo

2. King's Camo
The King’s Camo tee shirt is a relatively economical camo shirt, and a solid value in our opinion. It comes in mountain shadow and desert shadow, and performs pretty well in the heat. In terms of the camo pattern itself, this can definitely be considered on the lighter end of terrain patterns. Some the its key comfort features are the follow: a handy chest pocket and a rib knit collar. 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.
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Specs

Material: Constructed from a mixture of cotton poly 60% and 40% blend jersey.

Sizing: Comes in sizes ranging from medium to 3x-large, know to run a bit small, perhaps 65% true, if you’re worried about being fully covered, size up.

Imported: Made in the USA
Special features


  • Tagless label, won't scratch or irritate your neck

  • Left chest pocket easy for stowing

  • Rib-knit collar smooth and comfortable

Pros

Economical camo shirt

Performs very good in heat

It comes in mountain shadow and desert shadow

Cons

Fit might be smaller than expected

3. Carhartt

3. Carhartt
This isn’t a hunting shirt per se, but in our view that doesn’t really matter. In the name of leveraging your budget we recommend the Carhartt Men’s Force t-shirt without reservation. Our theory runs like this: if it's good enough for construction it's good enough for hunting. Like all things Carhart this shirt is pretty well indestructible and easily stands up to even the most strenuous day in the woods. It's also designed to perform with impressive sweat wicking properties. This, along with price are why we felt it was worth a mention.
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Specs

Material: This shirt is made up of 65% Cotton and 35% Polyester, simple enough. It also comes in a wide range of colors -- name it i'm sure they've got it.

Sizing: Runs from small to double XL, the sizing percentage is 95% true. Check out the chart on amazon if in any doubt.

Imported: Yes
Special features


  • Machine Washable

  • Has a classic crew neck

  • Short sleeves, does well in the heat

  • Pocket with logo, otherwise plain and toned down

  • Carhartt's moisture-wicking, stain-resistant tee offers rough and tumble protection for your upper body


Pros

Made up of 65% Cotton

Comes in a wide range of colors

Runs from small to double XL

Cons

The shirt length is long

4. Mossy Oak

4. Mossy Oak
If you’re looking for a shirt to take out with you during warmer months, picking up a pack of Mossy Oak tees can be a quick and easy solution. More in the style of casual outdoorsman than hardline hunter, these shirts perform great over the long haul and can just as easily be warm to a barbeque as the backwoods. They’re comfortable, long lasting and deal effectively with sweat -- all boxes checked as far as we’re concerned. These are mostly indicated for men, but we noticed a number of women reporting that they were comfortable for both sexs. So there is an added bonus there.
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Specs

Material: Comes in the follow options:

Grey: 90% Cotton 10% Polyester.

Black: 100% Cotton. Dark;

Heather: 50% Cotton 50% Polyester.

Heather Military; Green: 50% Cotton 50% Polyester

Sizing: Available in Medium, large and xlarge -- if you need the double or triple its not to hard to search around a bit and find.

Imported: Yes
Special features


  • Each package contains two t-shirts per

  • Authentic Mossy Oak graphics, centered

  • Classic fit, does not constrict and also does not flap around

  • Seamless double-needle collar, exceptionally comfortable

Pros

Casual outdoorsman style

Machine Washable

Short sleeves, does well in the heat

Cons

Not suitable for extreme weather conditions

5. Russell Outdoors

5. 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”. The lightweight cotton and minimal but sturdy construction of this shirt is why it's landed on our list. Turn to Russell outdoors for cheap and dependable tops, great for a out in the field or close to home.
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Specs

Material: Made from 100-percent-cotton (refined)

Sizing: Medium and large. 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.

Imported: Yes
Special features


  • Lightweight construction and sturdy seams

  • Left breast located pocket

  • Standard short sleeve t shirt

  • 100% Cotton Jersey -- great for higher temps

Pros

A camo printed t-shirt

Affordable and durable

High quality materials 

Cons

Sizes: only medium and large

5 Best Hunting Shirts for Cold Weather

 

1. ScentBlocker

1. ScentBlocker
When the weather turns cold you obviously need to bust out the long sleeves. This is a great shirt for fall/spring as a stand alone, and as a base layer during the winter.
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This shirt has scent control formula built into it and this technology is cutting edge to say the least. We’re not typically ones to get ours heads turned by new fangled technology, but the price is reasonable and this is quite a nice feature to boot. You’ll blend well in this shirt, be less noticeable odor-wise, and remain warm and comfortable -- what more could you ask for?

Specs

Material: Made of 92% Polyester 8% Spandex -- easily tucks in to retain heat at the maximum level possible.

Sizing: Sizes range from medium to double x’s, the true percentage on the scentblocker 1.5 sits at 93%.

Imported: Yes
Special features


  • New and exciting trinity technology included

  • Direction stretch material crew neck style shirt

  • Has Thumbholes for Easy Layering and increased hand warmth


Pros

Has a scent control formula

The price is reasonable 

Made of 92% Polyester 8% Spandex

Cons

Not suitable for high temperatures

2. Merino 365

2. Merino 365
If you’ve ever tried Merino wool you know it’s just about one of the most comfortable materials there is. It obviously runs a bit higher in cost, but for long cold hunting days we can’t think of a better base layer.
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This offering from Merino 365 has a well calibrated collar and thumb holes, so it fits nice and comfortable. It comes in four primary colors, and it’s got a much longer shelf life than many of its poly or synthetic counterparts. There are a huge number of ways to describe this shirt so i’ll bullet point the adjectives out: renewable, biodegradable fire resistant, anti-bacterial, provides UV protection, holds it shape (won’t stretch out), warm when cold and cool when hot, machine washable and hypo allergenic. Be careful though, once you try it its pretty hard to go back from here.

Specs

Material: Produced with 100% Merino wool

Sizing: Ranges on this shirt are from x-small to x-large, true to a 80 percent degree and shrinking is a non issue, so no worries there.

Imported: Not produced in China, buying Merino wool from China often leads to fake or diluted wool. You’ve been warned.
Special features


  • Merino has a huge capacity to breath and deal with moisture, leaving the wearer warm and dry

  • In cold conditions a small amount of moisture is retained in the merino fibers and naturally heats up, thus contributing to keeping the wearer warmer

  • Merino fiber is a flame retardant

  • Merino fiber resists the development and growth of bacteria and other smelly agents

  • Merino fabric has an SPF rating 50+

Pros

Produced with 100% Merino wool

Ranges on this shirt are from XS to XL

Not produced in China

Cons

Runs a bit higher in cost

3. Legendary Whitetails

3. Legendary Whitetails
No hunters wardrobe is complete without at least one decent flannel. Flannels are versatile, they keep you warm and they look good. The Whitetails Buck Camp Flannel has a contrasting corduroy lined collar and cuffs that will not quickly wear or fray.
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The cotton making up this shirt is reinforced for insulation and to increase its longevity. This shirt is great to pull over a baseley or to be worn stand alone, and best of all it’s very reasonably priced for such a high quality flannel.

Specs

Material: Made from extra strength cotton, machine wash cold is okay. Do not bleach.Tumble dry low. Do not iron on buck decoration.

Sizing: Runs from medium to 3x-Large, does very well at accommodating big and tall sizes.

Imported: yes
Special Features


  • Contrasting corduroy lined collar and cuffs, gives the shirt a neatly finished look

  • Great look and proven durability (even with heavy use)

  • Left chest pocket features a pencil slot and a button enclosure

  • Legendary® Signature Buck stitched into the flannel

  • Double pleated back, will never restrict your range of motion



Pros

Made from extra strength cotton

Can be washed in machine on cold wash

Runs from medium to 3x-Large

Cons

Small sizes are not available

4. Columbia Thistletown Park Raglan

4. Columbia Thistletown Park Raglan
Columbia's Men's Thistletown Park Raglan Long sleeve Tee Shirt (phew that's a mouthful) is cut to allow for free range of motion but never to be baggy. It’s also not impossible to work up a sweat in cold weather, and if you’ve experienced the sensation of sweat drying on you in frigid temperatures you know how important it is to have materials that deal with sweat.
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Omni-Wick® technology on the Thistletown is constantly at working wicking sweat away from your body and making sure you stay as dry as possible. Sometimes a lot of unexpected things can get thrown at you, this shirt is there to back you up every step of the way.

Specs

Material: Made from a 67/33 blend of  polyester and cotton

Sizing: Sizing options include Medium to double XL, Colombia sizes are generally pretty true.

Imported: Yes
Special Features


  • Omni-Wick properties  facilitate quick evaporation and sweat maintenance

  • Raglan cut allows full range of motion, never be held back

  • UPF rating of 15, added protection from the sun

  • Comes in seven natural looking colors Examples: Deep Water Heather, Grey Ash Heather, Nocturnal Heather, Red Element Heather.

  • Includes Colombia’s robust satisfaction guarantee

Pros

Made from a 67/33 blend of  polyester and cotton

UPF rating of 15, added protection from the sun

Comes in seven natural looking colors

5. Drake Waterfowl

5. Drake Waterfowl
The Drake Waterfowl Long Sleeve Casual Hunting Shirt is one of our favorites to sport at the hunting camp or a softball game for that matter. It's got breathable nylon fabric which is breezy and comfortable.
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Some of its best features are as follows: an extension collar for added sun-blocking capability, mesh underarm strips for maximum airflow, large standard chest pockets with button fastenings, and button tabs on sleeves to make sure your rolled up sleeves do not slide down. Overall there is a lot to like in this shirt, and if you aren’t sold on the camo pattern there are plenty of other options to choose from.

Specs

Material: Made from stretchy yet durable 100% nylon

Sizing: Runs from medium to extra large, true to size at around 85%

Imported: Yes
Special Features


  • Large standard chest pockets with the capability to be fully secured bia a button closure

  • Vertical chest pocket, plenty of storage

  • Mesh back breathes exceptionally well and doesn’t let sweat or moisture accumulate anywhere

  • Sun blocker extension collar, UPF 15 + protection

  • Front and rear heat ventilation system

Pros

Made from stretchy yet durable 100% nylon

Sizing runs from medium to XL

Vertical chest pocket, plenty of storage

Cons

S sizes are not available

Shooting and Technical Shirts

 

1. Under Armour Amplify

1. Under Armour Amplify
As we mentioned at the top we are not camo evangelists, but if it can be had at a reasonable price we see little reason not to go for it. Under Armour makes plenty of shirts just like this (sans camo), they’re a few bucks cheaper so if you’re really on a budget head that direction.
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The waffle texture on Under Armour's Amplify Camo Thermal Long-Sleeve is designed to retain heat and help your body thermoregulate. Additionally, it boasts a moisture transport system that moves moisture away from the skin, while anti-odor technology works to keep bacteria (that causes odor) under control. When fall or winter hunting days roll around this is a great shirt to have on hand.

Specs

Material: Very light weight 6.0 oz. Constructed from Polyester and Elastane, includes a four-way stretch pattern for added comfort

Sizing: The size options available are medium to extra large, and the true to size percentage on this shirt hovers around 80%.

Imported: Yes
Special Features


  • Waffle-textured fabric traps heat without packing on weight or ending up stuffy

  • 4-way stretch fabrication allows you to move easily and freely in every direction

  • Patented UA Moisture Transport System wicks sweat & dries quick

  • Anti-odor technology prevents microbes from growing and odors to creep up

Pros

Comes at a reasonable price

Includes a four-way stretch pattern for added comfort

Patented UA Moisture Transport System

Cons

Very lightweight

 

3. Browning Cross Country

3. Browning Cross Country
The Cross Country Upland Shirt is built to do a couple things. It’s meant to keep you comfortable, stand up over time, and provide a tactical advantage. It does all three of these things exceptionally well. Its 100% polyester fabric moves moisture away from your skin at an impressive clip.
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The contrast-color overlays on this shirt not only help you in terms of visibility, they also improve its durability. As far as the technical aspect goes, you’ll be able to enjoy an angled chest pocket, and a *REACTAR pad pocket -- both engineered with the shooter in mind. Overall quite hard to to go wrong with this shirt.

Specs

Material: Made from 100% polyester, rear vents help you keep your cool.

Sizing: Runs from small to 3x-large, sized pretty true (no percentage could be located if in doubt check the Browning size chart.

Imported: Yes
Special Features


  • Ultra-tough, moisture-fight 100% poly fabric, very durable

  • Contrast-color overlays around  shoulders and on lower sleeves

  • Button-down collar; button-adjustable cuffs, smooth fit

  • Flagship features: angled chest pocket; REACTAR pad pocket

Pros

Durable and high quality materials

The sizing  runs from small to 3x-large

Rear vents included to help you keep your cool

Cons

100% polyester

Hunting is unique in that it puts people in a enormous range of different situations and environments. For our money this is one of the most appealing things about it, it keeps you on your toes. It does present a challenge in that sense however, when it comes to how outfit yourself properly to meet these variable conditions? Whether you are going into the backcountry in the winter or the range in the summer we hope this informational guide on best hunting shirts has provided a few good options for you. Be it for hot weather, cold weather or simply for added technical capacity. We would however recommend being aware about our original point. Which is, you need not break the bank on shirts when there are so many other items where money can be better utilized. Happy Hunting.