Best Windproof Hunting Pants in 2023
Arctix Men's Snow Sports Cargo Pants, Realtree MAX-5 Camo, Large/Regular
- 85 grams ThermaTech Insulation offers warmth in a lightweight, low bulk garment (keeps you warm at temperatures from -20° to +35°)
- 600 Denier Ballistic are used to reinforce the ankle, scuff and hem guards to hold up against daily wear and tear
- Adjustable waist for comfortable fit
- Boot Zippers for easy on and off, along with cargo pockets and O ring for keys, gloves, and/or lift tickets
- Boot Gaiters with Grippers form a seamless integration with boots to keep warmth in and moisture out
Krumba Men's Camouflage Hunting Windproof Waterproof Seam Sealed Pant Camo2 XL
- Size: Please read Krumba Size Chart in product description.
- Shell Material: 86%Polyester/ 14%Elastane , Waterproof and Windproof
- Features: Loose fit, Straight leg, Mulit pocket, Linning is fleece fabric, Zip fly
- More Details: Camo Pants for hunting, Waterproof and Windproof
- Washing and Ironing : Wash with dark colors, Gentle machine or hand wash, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not dry clean
NEW VIEW Hunting Jackets Water Resistant Hunting Camouflage Hoodie for Men
- HUNTING JACKETS: NEW VIEW Hunting Jackets,Amazingly smooth-face polyester meets brushed interior fleece,with waterproof,windproof,breathable and thermal.
- CAMOUFLAGE: Designed our hunting parka pattern based on nature,extremely realistic depiction of various items of vegetation. Camouflage print, Shark skin soft shell fabric，Very marked depth effect between the design's foreground and background, lets you blend in the Natural Gear .
- VERSATILE:3D three-dimensional hooded, which can be hidden and expended freely, folding and convenient;zipper under each arm breathable ,Two-way full-zip front , elastic string at guard, adjustable magic pasted cuffs.
- LOTS OF POCKETS: Hunting suit have 6 pockets,2 high chest pockets,3 sleeve pockets,1 split-kangaroo pocket;4 interior cord openings;2 D-ring tabs,2 pen pockets/slots.The pockets allow to store all essential survival items.
- GREAT FOR OUTDOOR:Outdoor sports pocket hooded camouflage jacket,Suitable for hunting、tactical、shooting、army、paintball、hiking、camping、fishing、off-road、constructing work
AbelWay Men's Outdoor Mountain Waterproof Windproof Fleece Ski Snow Pants Hiking Trousers
- Invisible side zipper pockets and Multi Pockets, mobile phone, wallet can be safely placed inside. Elastic adjustable waistband
- Windbreaker, Waterproof, Breathable, Warm, Wear-resistant, Sand proof. Soft against the skin material is easy to wash and quick dry, Hand wash recommend. Machine washable.
- Classic Casual style, suitable for all spring and autumnor and winter, warm and fashionable. Suitable for all seasons and all occasions
- Suit for mountain climbing,Camping,skiing,ice sports,hiking,running,cycling,traveling,walking the dog,fishing,hunting,taking a walk and other indoor & outdoor sports
- Best choose for yourself or as a pretty gift for your family and friends
HABIT WP660-F17-R-7-6-XL-902 Men's Scent Factor Pant, RT Max1/Cub, X-Large
- Soft and Quiet Tricot Waterproof and Windproof Exterior
- Scent Factor Scent Inhibitor Technology
- Cargo Pockets with Snap Closures
- Stretching Side Waist Panels
- Zipper Leg Openings with Snap Closure
FREE SOLDIER Men's Outdoor Softshell Fleece Lined Cargo Pants Breathable Waterproof Windproof Tactical Warm Snow Ski Hiking Pants (Army Green 38W x 32L)
CAMEL CROWN Womens Softshell Pants Fleece Lined Waterproof Windproof Ski Snow Insulated Hiking Hunting Trousers Black S
- ✔ Quality Fabric --- These hiking pants are made of high-quality water-repellent polyester outer material and warm polar fleece. Polyester is characterized by high moisture absorption and excellent breathability, while spandex has very good elasticity and can be stretched without deformation.
- ✔ Waterproof --- These outdoor pants are water repellent and keep you warm and light. It is lined with warm fleece and offers warmth, comfort on the skin and superior moisture-wicking properties that keep you warm in cold weather. Ideal for a variety of outdoor sports.
- ✔ Flexible Comfortable --- Made of stretchy fabric and cultivates the design, making your legs look slim, elastic material will improve the toughness of the pants so you can bend and squat more comfortably.
- ✔ Practical Pockets --- With an elastic waist, suitable for most people. 2 zipped side pockets and 2 zippered back pockets provide space for your personal belongings during outdoor excursions.
- ✔ Multi-Purpose --- Women's Softshell Fleece Pants. Ideal for outdoor sports in spring/autumn/ winter like camping, hiking, travelling, fishing, ice sports, skiing, hunting and all outdoor activities or your daily use etc. Please refer to the last picture for a suitable size.
TBMPOY Men's Lightweight Winter Windproof Fleece Lined Snow Ski Pants(02 Thick Grey,us M)
- Quick dry fabrics£ºSurface adopting water-repellent quick dry fabrics, make you feel cool and comfortable in outdoor condition.
- Pockets: Zip pockets at sides and back for convenient and secure storage, allows you can comfortably enjoy the exercise time.
- Belt is Included & Elastic Waist: Belt included.Adjustable stretchy waist with belt allows the maximum comfort.
- Thin & Quick-Dry and Thick & Fleece types available:Inner comfy fleece in Thick 01 and Thick 02.Water repellent windproof outdoor pants with fleece lining,keep you warm and dry in the cold and windy weather.
- Slim fit hiking pants for men,perfect for mountain climbing,Camping,skiing,hiking,running,cycling,traveling,walking the dog,fishing,hunting,taking a walk and other indoor & outdoor sports.
CAMEL CROWN Men's Softshell Fleece Pants Waterproof Windproof for Outdoor Mountain Ski Hiking Hunting Insulated Trousers(Gray, XL)
- KEEP WARM: This hiking pants inner layer made of warm ploar fleece give your skin a soft touch and effectively lock the heat. The fleece lining is warm and and anti-static, suitable for outdoor activity.
- WATERPROOF: This outdoor pants adopt lotus leaf bionic techology, effectively prevents the water molecules from penetrating, and accelerates the water droplets from sliding off the fabric. Keep you dry during the rainy day and humid environment.
- WINDPROOF: The classic shell pants surface layer made 75D composite windproof techonlology fabric block the cold air, stretch, wear-resisting, breathe freely, wrinkle resistant, stylish, keep you warm all season long.
- ERGONOMIC DESIGN: 3D cutting of the knee position make it more comfortable for the leg to stretch. Sides elastic waist with belt loop provides comfortable fit, Zipper pockets keep your value safety.
- IDEAL FOR: Fashionable soft shell pants is perfect for winter outdoor sports like hunting, hiking, mountaineering, travelling, skiing, walking, camping, fishing, climb kayaking, biking ect. (NOTE: please order US SIZE per size measurement display in the last IMAGE, not Amazon size chart.)
Tofern Womens Winter Warm Breathable Waterproof Windproof Softshell Pants Outdoor Hiking Climbing Camping Cycling Trousers, Black-New US XL
- Material: 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex outer layer. TPU membrane. Polar fleece lining. Super warm, waterproof (10000mm), windproof, breathable, elastic, scratch-resistant and moisture wicking (MVP5000+)
- Lined with 330g thicken polar fleece, to provide you with extra warmth, softness and comfort. Limit temperature: -10°C
- Waterproof & Breathable: With TPU membrane, the pants feature both waterproof and breathable performance, to keep you warm and dry. Waterproof 10000mm
- Thoughtful design: Elastic waist band provides customized fit and comfort. Comes with a webbing belt, easier to adjust the tightness. High-density side pocket zippers design, efficiently prevent rain and wind from entering
- Perfect winter pants, suitable for hiking, climbing, cycling, camping, skiing, snowboarding, traveling, ice sports and other outdoor activities
French Authorities Close Their Eyes on the "Traditional" Hunting of Protected Bird Species
In parts of France buntings and finches are prized by gourmets so they are hunted, despite the fact they are protected species. The authorities close their eyes forcing bird protectors to take things in their hands.
What is the "chasse a la matole" (hunting with a matole)
To understand what exactly is taking place, one must go back 100 to 200 years ago. At the time, the Landes were a marsh land, its inhabitants amongst the poorest in France and the population was allowed to feed itself by whichever way it could.
Things have since changed and people in the Landes are by no means starving to the point they need to consume small birds, which are captured for the sole pleasure of the hunters.
But in this part of France, where wood pigeon hunting is seen as an unassignable right, the capture of ortolan buntings and finches using small artisanal cages-traps made with wood and wire, called "matoles", has become what locals name a "tradition" a certain "art de vivre" (way of living).
The little birds, abundant in the area between mid-August and October, are captured live then fattened before being served as a delicacy for Christmas and New Year. Former president, Francois Mitterand, who had a house in this area, was said to be found of the dish.
There is also money involved, since "Ortolan buntings, highly prized by gourmets, but protected birds since 1999, are captured to be fattened and could resell for 100 to 150 EUR each at grand restaurants", according to the LPO.
What the law says
Since 1979, it is illegal to hunt ortolan buntings. Besides, following a March 1999 European directive (fauna-flora 79.409 recoded in 2020), hunting with traps and nets is also illegal while ortolan buntings and finches have both been classified as protected species.
Local authorities say they that since 1999 they have conducted some pedagogical prevention actions as well repression when trafficking or money is involved. In 2020, for example, 8 people were verbalized in relation with the matole hunting of these protected species and a restaurant owner in the area was charged in 2020 for offering the small birds on his menu.
Hunters face heavy fines, losing their hunting permit or their driver's license, or even a prison term. In July 2020, the local authorities in the Landes even announced measures which would gradually eradicate (in 2020) these hunting methods.
But in the same time how do 8 people charged compare to some 3,000 estimated hunters? It is clear that there is still a "tolerance" of the authorities in total violation of the European legislation.
French hunters openly oppose the European directive which they say has been established without justification, and the "Association departementale des chasseurs a la matole" (departmental association of matole hunters), an illegal type of hunting, officially still counts 1580 members.
The 'tolerance' of the local and French state authorities is even measurable: 30 matoles per hunter for the ortolan buntings, 80 for the finches, though this "tolerance" appears in no legal document (and it can't, since it is perfectly illegal).
According to the LPO, in the name of 'tolerance' the authorities' allow some 3,000 matole hunters in the Landes to set a total of some 240,000 finch traps and capture hundreds of thousands of protected birds each year.
A war over birds that is likely to go on
Until the French government and the local authorities adopt a clear position and take clear measures regarding the hunting of ortotan buntings and finches - and they are legally complied to follow the European directive whether they like it or not - the same scenes between protectors of birds and hunters will reproduce themselves year after year.
On the one hand, hunters usually backed by the local mayors - who are often hunters themselves in that part of France - accuse the LPO members of illegally trespassing in private properties and destroying private material and call them 'terrorists'. On the other hand the LPO members claim that the so-called hunters are no more than 'poachers' and argue that they are forced to take it into their own hands to see that they abide to the law, since the authorities deliberately close their eyes.
Meanwhile, a short time ago, a man was condemned by the Pau court of Justice in the neighboring Pyrenees-Atlantique departement for having taken in his house and saved two black birds (it is illegal to keep wild animals in France).
Humans are weird creatures for sure with sometimes no more than a sparrow's brain...