Base layer for hunting, what are the benefits?

base layer for hunting

While some hunters may overlook a base layer for hunting applications, the base layer can be considered an integral part of the hunter’s layering ensemble. This becomes more pronounced if your hunting style involves high exertion activities and consequently an increased sweating rate. Selecting the proper base layer for hunting can have a big impact […] Read More

Base Layer Evaluation – Constructing Harlequin Half Tops

Base Layer

In order to test the differences between polyester and merino wool fabric during actual field use, we decided to utilise a harlequin half tops design method. These harlequin half tops have been constructed in a local facility using general grades of polyester and merino wool fabrics that can be expected to be found in typical […] Read More

Base Layer Evaluation – Synthetic and Natural Fabrics

Base Layer

The base layer is an important consideration to the hunter who wants to maximise the performance of their layering system. The moisture management capabilities of a well-performing base layer cannot be overstated. Over the years there have been various fibres and fabrics used to produce base layer products. Synthetic fabrics have enjoyed dominance in the […] Read More

What’s your choice in base layer fabric?

choice in base layer

Broadly speaking, choice in base layer fabric can be classified into two major categories; natural and synthetic. Over the years during our own personal hunting adventures we have tried various fabrics in base layer garments; cotton blends, polypropylene, polyester, merino wool, bamboo blends, etc, etc… For us there has been two stand out fabrics – […] Read More

Understanding camouflage to improve your success in the field

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These days hunting camouflage comes in many forms and flavours. The vast array of choices can serve to motivate the hunting consumer, ever eager to deck themselves out in the “best” camouflage system available…but what really is the “best”? The ability of a camouflage to blend into an environment is based directly on the very […] Read More

The origin of our name

How do you pronounce TUSX? We often get asked this question. “Tus-ex”, “Tus-ix”, “Tussocks” or “Tusks”; these are all names we have heard mentioned to pronounce our brand. However, none of these are accurate, with the correct pronunciation of TUSX being TUSK… Many years ago and long before we developed a passion for stalking the […] Read More