Things To Think About When Shopping For Summer Clothing

Considerations When Choosing Your Summer Outdoor Clothing

 

Shorts and a tee, right? Most people think summer outdoor clothing choices are easy to make. It is hot and you are likely doing something active outside so shorts and a t-shirt will suffice. However, dressing for summer is much more complicated than that. There are several considerations to think about when choosing your summer clothing for outdoor activities.

 

The main point to consider is what activities are you planning to be doing outside, in what sometimes can be extreme heat. This is when your outdoor clothing choices impact you the most. For example, you want to choose lightweight outdoor clothing if you are planning a summer hike or in contrast, if you are heading to the lake for some fishing and swimming you would want to have your camo bikinis and swimwear. Regardless of what you are planning this summer, there are several tips when it comes choosing outdoor apparel for active lifestyles in the summer.

 

Summer Outdoor Clothing Tips

 

The two most important factors in summer clothing choices are staying cool and protecting yourself from sun exposure. In almost every summer outdoor activity, these two factors are prevalent and can make or break your experience. As summer approaches in full force across the country, here are a few clothing tips to beat the heat and make the most out of every summer adventure.

Material Matters

 

Outdoor clothing starts with the material it is made from. Different activities require different kinds of clothing made from different materials. For instance, answering the question “what do you wear to go hiking?” has a much different answer than if instead of hiking it is hanging out with a few buddies around a campfire. Hiking will require more lightweight, breathable clothing while you are usually safe with a camo t-shirt and shorts for sitting around the campfire.

 

Cotton will hold moisture so activities, where you will be sweating a lot, means cotton clothing will stick to your skin and reduce the cooling benefits of your sweat leading to overheating. Moisture wicking fabrics will keep you dry and allow sweat to work, thus keeping you cooler and reducing the potential for heat-related illnesses. The material in summer outdoor apparel also can come with built-in benefits like sun protection. These fabrics provide an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) that blocks UV rays to protect your skin from the sun but also allows heat to escape to keep you cool.

 

Color is More Than a Fashion Statement

 

Adding Lifestyle Camo® to your summer wardrobe does more than just make a fashion statement. Second to only the material of your clothing, the color of outdoor clothing is the next important consideration. Darker colors absorb heat and lighter colors reflect it. All day sun and heat exposure should be matched with light colored clothing to keep you cool and reflect the sun’s heat, whereas darker colored clothing is more appropriate for cloudy summer days or evenings when temperatures fall.

 

Hats Are Important

 

Hats are usually thought of as more beneficial when it comes to cold weather outdoor clothing because most heat is lost through your head. However, the same principal holds true in the summer. Heat is being released through your head but when the temperatures are hot and not cold you do not want to trap heat in but rather release it. Hats are beneficial in summer as they are worn to reduce sun exposure around your head and neck and keep the sun out of your eyes. Choose one that is lightweight and breathable so that it does not trap the heat being released from your head.

 

Generally, the summer clothing tips above are transferable to most outdoor activities. Though, there are some activities that have specific clothing needs beyond these general tips. Let’s specifically discuss two popular summer outdoor activities and the types of outdoor apparel best suited for them.

Summer Hiking Clothing Tips

 

Hiking, even moderate hiking in the summer, is a strenuous activity that is going to work up a sweat. For that reason, you want hiking clothing that is loose fitting, lightweight, dries quickly and is light in color. These attributes will keep you cool as you perspire and protect you from the elements at the same time. Additionally, here are a few summer hiking clothing recommendations to keep you on the trail.

 

  • Wear not just any old hat but choose a wide brim hat to help reduce insects from around your head and protect you completely from the sun. One made from mesh or other lightweight fabric works best to keep your head cool.
  • Choose loose fitting and lightweight outdoor clothing to allow proper air circulation and freedom to move on the trail. The lighter the better as it breathes more and dries quickly either from sweat or the unfortunate stream accident or stray thunderstorm.

 

  • Lightweight boots and quality socks will make all the difference. Sore feet quickly ruin a hike and can be avoided with lightweight boots that breathe and are comfortable. Your boots do not matter if you have a bad pair of socks underneath them. Look for pairs with cooling properties and made with a majority of wool blends which will be durable, and have natural moisture wicking and antibacterial properties.

 

  • Pack outerwear just in case. Summer heat can pop up thunderstorms fast in the wilds and being wet, or soaked, could chill you fast especially near nightfall. Having a packable rain jacket as a standard part of your hiking equipment is a necessity no matter how hot or how confident you are you will not need it.

 

 

Fishing Clothing Tips for Summer

 

Not much is better than being on a lake or stream in the summer fishing. For summertime fishing, you should be wearing clothing that is comfortable and protects you from the sun. Unlike hiking, fishing is less strenuous and sun exposure rather than overheating usually becomes your biggest challenge.

 

  • Layer up with your summer clothing for fishing. Start with a light t-shirt then add a long sleeve UPF rated shirt to block the sun yet keep you cool. For pants, shorts work fine but pants work better. Again you want as little skin exposed to the sun as possible.

 

  • Stay concealed with good fishing camo patterns. Especially in shallow water when fishing or bowfishing, you want to blend in so fish do not see you. Forego the bright yellows and oranges but instead choose dull grays and blues and specifically designed fishing camo clothing.

 

  • Complete sun protection means gloves and a facemask. Anglers in the summer are typically already wearing a hat but few are wearing gloves and a facemask. These summer outdoor apparel accessories protect against reflective sunlight rays coming off the water.

 

To summarize, summer outdoor clothing is clearly much more than shorts and a t-shirt. Having the right summer clothing to go with the activity will ultimately make it more enjoyable and safer in the hot summer sun.

Water Camo | Fishing, Bowfishing, and Froggin’ Lifestyle Camo

Water Camo for your Fishing, Bowfishing, and Froggin’ Lifestyle

Summertime is fast approaching and that means one thing for serious outdoorsmen and women…it’s time to dust off those rods and bowfishing bows that have been tucked away throughout the winter and head to the water.  Fishing, bowfishing, and frogging in the summertime offers outdoor enthusiasts a perfect opportunity to get on the water and go after their favorite fish species, or hone their stealth abilities sneaking up on an unsuspecting bull frog.  Even better, it’s a perfect time to upgrade your equipment with a fishing camo and water camo pattern that shows your diehard passion for the outdoors.

Unlike traditional hunting where blending in is key, these aquatic outdoor pastimes allow an opportunity to express yourself with color beyond the standard brown, green, and tans of regular camo.  The bright marine blue Undertow™ water camo and the new Muddy Girl® Serenity Camo with turquoise and copper tones are excellent fishing camo patterns and water camo patterns to make a statement and be noticed.

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About Moon Shine Camo Serenity Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re a laid back angler, fast paced bowfisher, frog grabber, or all three, there is a Moon Shine Camo® pattern to take your fishing camo clothing and equipment to the next level.

Fishing

A love for fishing is almost universal.  The great thing about fishing is that almost anywhere in the country you are not far from a water source where you can drop a line, relax, and wait for dinner to bite.  Waiting for walleyes under frozen lakes in the north, to chasing drum in the southern marsh, there is never a shortage of opportunity to take advantage of the fishing across every state.

While most anglers prefer heading out to water by boat, the great thing about fishing is that as long as you have water, a pole, and some bait, you’re in business.  Another appealing plus many enjoy about fishing is that unlike most hunting, noise is not typically a factor in a successful day outdoors.  The social aspect of spending time with friends or family enjoying some good music and wetting a line is what makes fishing so perfect for summer time.

 

When out on the water it can get hot sitting under the sun all day.  When the biting is good you don’t want to have to call it quits because you can’t take the heat, but you also don’t want to be left with a nasty sunburn.  Preparing for this ahead of time can save you a major headache later on when you’ve made it out to your favorite fishing spot.  Sunblock, camo sunglasses, and a cooler wrapped in your favorite fishing camo filled with cold water and other beverages are essentials you’ll want to bring along.   You can also show off your favorite fishing camo and beat the heat by wearing your Undertow™ Camo long sleeve over Undertow™ Camo or Muddy Girl® Serenity camo swimwear.

Bowfishing

Bowfishing is a rapidly expanding summertime activity enjoyed by hunters and fishermen and women alike.  No matter if you’re a waterfowl hunter, rifleman, bowhunter, or angler, bowfishing is an adrenaline inducing way to spend your day (or night) on the water. Combining rapid paced shots and the wide availability of species to shoot, bowfishing is growing immensely popular with hard core bowhunters as well as water lovers of all shooting levels.  For most bowfishers there are two bow options- you can rig up a regular hunting compound bow with a reel setup and call it a day, or purchase a bow designed exclusively for bowfishing use.

But do you have to be a true bowhunter to bowfish?  The answer is no, it isn’t vital to have a decked out airboat with wrap around LED lights to enjoy the sport.  All you really need to get started is the right bow and reel set up and a fishing license in most states.

Speaking of fishing license, it is important to know what species of fish are legally permissible to take while bowfishing.  For example, shooting redfish with a bow is legal in Louisiana but illegal in all other states.  One great fish to start with is also the most popular target for bowfishers – the carp.  This invasive fish can be found all over the country in ponds, lakes, and rivers.   While most people consider the carp to be a “trash fish”, some cultures consider the carp a delicacy.

It’s also important to consider dressing light and comfortable since bowfishing is not a passive sport, you will most likely be moving and shooting for hours at a time. The goal is to beat the heat, but also look good in your bowfishing camo which is where Undertow Camo athletic attire comes into play.  If day time bowfishing is more your style, you can be lethal with a bow and be ready to get wet with Undertow Camo® swimwear for men and camo bikinis for women.

The great thing about bowfishing is you shouldn’t expect to get bored shooting the same thing summer after summer since there are numerous opportunities to take aim at more common species such as carp and gar, but you can also go after the more elusive game species like stingrays, redfish, and sharks.

Another way to keep things interesting is to customize your equipment with bowfishing camo that shows you mean business and want to stand apart from basic camo patterns that are offered over and over again.  Moon Shine Camo is the answer for those serious about the bowfishing lifestyle and want a unique aquatic look to show off.   Whether you want to stand out at a tournament in your bowfishing camo wrapped boat or want to make sure your bowfishing bow is easily recognizable, hydrographic customization is your solution!  Adding bowfishing camo patterns like Undertow™ water camo and Muddy Girl® Serenity Camo will take your bowfishing gear to new levels.

Froggin’

Frogging (frog gigging, frog grabbing, frog hunting, or froggin’ if you’re from the south) is one of those special pursuits enjoyed best on a warm summer night on the water.  The art (using that word loosely) of taking the American bullfrog can vary from the use of a pronged frog gig, a long net, or just grabbing them by hand.  The only thing you really need is a good light source such as a q-beam or head lamp.

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To catch a bullfrog, you will want to shine your light in the frog’s eyes so it won’t see you closing in.  Be careful not to move the light and keep it steady or he may get jumpy and take off.  Once you catch your frog you’ll want to place him in a basket or ice chest until you’re ready to clean them to eat.  Bullfrog legs make a fine meal when fried, but there are numerous ways to prepare them.

The popularity of frogging is in many ways due to the abundance of bullfrogs that can populate a river or pond bank, and it’s another excellent summertime activity where outdoorsmen and women can get together and jump in their boat for a night of fun.  It is also a great way to get the younger generation or people new to hunting and fishing into an outdoor lifestyle.

Because frogging is done on the water in swampy or marshy areas in the heat of the night you will want to wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet and possibly slimy.  Not only do you want to be prepared to get wet, you need to have a level of stealth and steadiness when sneaking up on the bull frogs.  What better way to feel prepared than sporting your favorite fishing camo pattern in Undertow Camo® or Muddy Girl Serenity Camo on your covert frogging mission.  With camo swimwear available in these fishing camo patterns you can go from bowfishing during the day to frogging at night with no change in between.

Summer Splashes and Night-time Catches

No matter if you’re a fishing addict ready to see that fish splash like crazy when it hits your bait or wanting to try your hand at frogging for the first time, the summer means longer days and plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy your outdoor lifestyle.

Everything including your fishing rod, boat, ice chest, and truck can be wrapped or dipped with these camo patterns by Moon Shine Camo.  Never mix up your bowfishing bow with your buddies again, or even surprise a special someone by customizing their outdoor equipment with a camo pattern that shows their outdoor lifestyle off.

From camo bikinis to camo boat wraps in Undertow Camo, looking good on the water will be a breeze this summer.

 

Fishing Camo Patterns for All Your Fishing Gear

Fishing Camo Patterns for Those Who Stand Out

 

Just so we’re all clear from the start, this isn’t an article solely about specific fishing camo patterns that will actually hide you from the keen eyes of trout or other game fish. We’ll touch on that subject briefly, but we’re mostly talking about lifestyle camo patterns that will accentuate your fishing obsession in a bold way. When someone looks at you and your fishing gear, they won’t have any doubts about your priorities and hobbies. Whether you’re looking for fishing camo patterns for your fishing clothing, ATV, boat, or truck, there’s a perfect one for you.

 

Fishing Camo Patterns

As we mentioned, this article won’t dive into much detail about actual concealment camouflage. But if you’re looking for good options to stalk streambanks for wary trout, for example, Outshine™ and Harvest Moon™ are both superb. They offer natural, muted colors with a woven branch network to break up your outline as you hunch down against the bank. There aren’t any overly bright colors to stand out against your waders or the environment around you. You should use the Harvest Moon™ pattern in low-light conditions (e.g., dawn and dusk, cloudy days, etc.) and Outshine™ on brighter, sunny days. Basically, these two camouflage patterns have the benefits of traditional camouflage, while still being somewhat edgy and different from green leaves on a brown background.

 

But if you’re looking for a fishing camo pattern that really stands out, the natural choice for fishing apparel is obviously Undertow™ camo by Moon Shine Camo®. It actually looks like an underwater scene, minus the fish themselves of course. The bold tree limbs against the backdrop of blue are visually stunning and leaves no question that you’re there to fish and take names. But as we mentioned, it’s not one that will blend into the surroundings on a cloudy or sunny day alike. You and anything sporting it will definitely stand out.

 

 

Preparing for Fishing Season

Depending on where you live, you could definitely still be going ice fishing this time of year. Even though it’s been a warm winter, there are still lots of opportunities for most people. If that’s the case, your fishing equipment is probably already in use and you’re already rocking the Moon Shine Camo® gear.

 

But if you’re starting to anxiously eye the calendar and look forward to spring activities and open water fishing seasons, you probably have some work to do to prepare first. Inevitably, we always leave our fishing equipment in worse shape than we intend to, and it no doubt has been shuffled around during the winter months. This somewhat organized chaos can be a recipe for hectic conditions come opening day of fishing season. Don’t wait until the week before the opener to prepare your equipment. Here’s the process you can follow to get your fishing gear cleaned, organized, and camouflaged and ready for a trip to the lake or river.

 

 

Clean and Organize Your Gear

The first step is always the hardest and least thrilling, but it’s important. Gather up all your handheld fishing gear and clothing and place it in a central spot, such as the garage or your living room, so you can get a good look at it all. Open up each box or compartment and lay everything out. If you have access to your boat, this is also a good time to inspect it.

 

Clean everything that needs it, throw unnecessary stuff away and add new items as applicable. As a few examples, your fishing reels might need cleaning and re-spooling, the tackle boxes are probably in disarray and missing critical lures, and the boat should be swept out and wiped down. If you notice you’re running low on a certain item (your favorite jig, perhaps), this would be a good time to run to the store and buy a few more.

 

While it might still be too early to wash your fishing clothing for the opener, it’s good to take stock of what you have and what seems to be missing. Early season conditions can still be chilly, so make sure you have ample fishing hoodies and jackets to keep you warm. By the same token, do you have a few lighter, performance shirts to keep you cool once the season takes off? Correcting these issues now will save time later.

 

Time for Camouflage

Once you have a solid grip on what you have and feel good about the condition it’s in, it’s time to consider fishing camouflage. Again, having true camouflage fishing clothing will probably help you for trout fishing or fishing from shore, but it’s largely unnecessary while you’re out on a boat or on a dock. The chances are pretty good that the fish will realize there is something unnatural already there when you’re trolling or bow fishing, so what’s a leafy camo fishing shirt going to do?

 

Instead, the fishing camo patterns you use on a boat should be something that reflects your personality and stands out. Whether you want different looking fishing shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets, towels, or more, there is something with your favorite camo pattern on it. Moon Shine Camo® dipping is a great way to cover any of your gear in your favorite fishing camo patterns. Simply search for a hydrographic dealer near you to help you through the process. You’d be surprised at all the things you can have dipped, which creates a really custom-made look to any ordinary piece of gear.

 

There are also dozens of different kits you can use to easily wrap your boat, boat motor, four-wheeler, truck, and more in the pattern you choose. These simple accents make a big difference to the final look of your equipment. You can even get Undertow™ camo seat covers for your truck to complete the stylish design.

 

 

This year, take the time to organize your fishing gear so you know what you have and what you need before you actually need it. While you’re at it, make your old equipment feel brand new by wrapping it in your favorite Moon Shine Camo® fishing camo patterns. This simple adjustment can breathe new life into old gear and extend its lifetime significantly. All it takes is a little effort right now.

 

New Camo Pattern!

 

Looking for a lighter pattern? A touch of Muddy Girl® Serenity ™ on your fishing gear. Muddy Girl® Serenity™ is the newest women’s lifestyle camo pattern, featuring copper veins to match turquoise stones and the look of the clearest waters, Muddy Girl® Serenity™ will fit into any lifestyle expressing a love for the outdoors.

 

Ice Fishing Clothing for the Family | Dress for Success

Your Ice Fishing Clothing Game Plan

Like almost any outdoor activity, ice fishing is best enjoyed (or maybe only enjoyed) when you take time to prepare for it. While you might be able to improvise in the warmer months, being unprepared in winter is a recipe for a really unenjoyable time afield. Cold temperatures, icy winds, and bad clothing don’t mix well. This is compounded even more when your whole family is with you to experience the displeasure. This season, get everyone on the same page and upgrade your ice fishing clothing using the ice fishing tips and clothing system below. You and the family will have much more fun, even if you don’t catch as many fish as you’d like to.

 

What Makes Good Ice Fishing Clothing?

 

The days of dressing in cotton long underwear and sweatshirts is mostly gone, but we suspect it’s lingering among a few die-hard anglers out there. The problem with cotton is that it doesn’t wick moisture at all, which is a real issue. Inevitably, we’re going to sweat when we’re ice fishing; usually it happens while we’re being mobile (e.g., dragging a fishing shelter, drilling holes for the family, etc.). When we’re done with the physical activity and sit down to watch our bobbers, the sweat just sits there against our skin and cools off. This slowly robs us of our own body temperature and starts a chilling cycle nobody likes to experience when they’re out on the lake. In no time, we’re ready to pack up again, and it’s not even 9 AM.

 

Performance clothing, on the other hand, is made of synthetic materials like polyester (or blends with cotton) that wick moisture through the fabric. When we sweat, it is basically transferred through our outdoor clothing to the outside of the garment to evaporate away. This keeps our skin drier and allows us to stay comfortable longer. In other words, you should be able to spend more quality time with your family fishing on the ice. The only time pure cotton could be acceptable is if you wouldn’t be doing much physical work; in other words, you show up just in time to fish in the preheated shelter. Everyone’s got a buddy or family member like that anyway, right?

 

How to Dress for Ice Fishing

 

With that introduction done, let’s dive into the specific details of your ice fishing clothing system. Layering clothes for cold weather is the best way to regulate your body temperature. Each cold weather clothing layer is very important, but the system itself is pretty customizable for your preferences.

 

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Start with a performance base layer (i.e., long underwear top and bottom, underwear, socks) next to your skin. This material should always be a moisture-wicking powerhouse since it’s in direct contact with your sweaty skin. That’s exactly its purpose, so make sure that it is snug enough to be in constant contact. If it’s too loose, it won’t touch it enough to effectively wick the sweat out and away. Your first pair of socks should also be a liner sock made of polyester or fine wool, which will transmit sweat away from your feet to keep them dry. Cold feet will send you packing pretty fast.

 

The next winter fishing clothing layer is the one that you adjust most based on the conditions and your activity levels. This insulating layer (or more accurately, layers) should also pull sweat away from your body, but they should primarily hold your body heat. To combine these qualities and get the best of both, a blend of polyester and cotton or polyester and wool works well for ice fishing clothing. The idea is that you can add or remove one of these layers as you cool down or heat up, respectively. The first insulation layers should be slightly snugger to pull sweat out and away, but they can get larger as they move away from your body. Oddly enough, having fewer layers with some dead air space actually helps hold heat longer than multiple tight layers. Typical insulation layers might include wool socks, fleeces, sweatshirts, or vests. This is where the Moon Shine Camo® ice fishing clothing really excels. For example, pairing a hoodie with a black camo vest provides some great insulation on those chilly winter fishing days. If it warms up or you move into a shelter, you can remove the vest and fish in your sweatshirt alone.

 

Finally, there’s the outside shell layer that protects everything inside. As far as ice fishing apparel goes, this can be a deal breaker for people. Having lots of insulation is great, but it won’t count for much if the wind cuts through it to steal your body heat and the snow melts on your clothing. The outer shell keeps your heat in and the cold wind out. Find a durable winter jacket and bibs that are water- and wind-resistant, and pick up some high-quality boots with 800 to 1,000 grams insulation. You’ll often find yourself kneeling on the ice and your boots will get slushy water on them after drilling holes, so having waterproof ice fishing gear is a must. That being said, you also need the material to be breathable. If not, all that moisture wicked from your body will stop at the barrier of your shell layer instead of venting out to the world.

 

Then there are the other critical ice fishing accessories, namely being hats and gloves. Depending on how cold it is and whether or not you’re ice fishing in a shelter, you may or may not need a few pair of either. For example, some anglers like to wear a performance beanie underneath a warmer,

insulating hat. This is good for sitting outside using tip-ups, but it is overkill when you’re in a warm shelter. Ice fishing gloves are a different story. Since gloves can make reeling a cumbersome process, it’s best to wear a very warm chopper-style mitten that you can easily slide on and off. That way, you can quickly remove them to catch a fish and put them back on when you’re done baiting the next hook. Keep a spare hand towel hooked to your waist so you can rinse your hands in the water and dry them off before putting your mittens back on. If it’s really cold, you could put a hand warmer into the mitten.

 

Do You Have the Right Ice Fishing Clothing?

 

Well, does the system above make sense? While there are lots of youth clothing options to dress your kids according to the layers above, sometimes it might make more sense to bring a shelter and heater to have a mobile base camp. That way when your kids ultimately get too sweaty from running around (which they will), they can dry off and stay warm inside. It will also keep you fishing longer…just saying.

 

Looking for an Ice Fishing Camo Pattern?

 

If you are a fishing enthusiast, chances are you are interested in finding a fishing camo pattern. Undertow™ by Moon Shine Camo® is a fishing camo pattern that emerges your clothing, fishing gear, or even your boat in an underwater and tangled brush world! Check it out below!

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Camo Workout Clothes | Start New Year’s Resolutions Off Right!

Camo Workout Clothes For Women | New Year’s Resolution Gear

It is here. The time you were either dreading or eager to kick start! That ball dropping signals 2017, but it also signals the start of your New Year’s resolution. Run every day, lose _ pounds, fit into your camo swimwear by summer…whatever the case the time is here and you need the gear to achieve your goals! Check out both the New Year’s resolution tips and camo workout clothes in this blog. They could help you accomplish that resolution!

New Year’s Resolution Tips

One thing about New Year’s resolutions is they often do not last long! Anybody could bring up a past resolution that …let’s be honest, epically failed. There is no shame in admitting it. Here are some tips on how you can make your new year’s resolution stick!

  • Set Achievable Goals

    – First off, no one can achieve the unachievable. Too many goals, or too high of expectations can lead to failure…quick failure at that. Set goals that are easy, and that you can build off.

  • Start Off Small

    – Set a small goal for the end of January, the next for February and so on. This way you are achieving small amounts of success over and over again, giving you the motivation and momentum to push on!

  • Support Your Body

    – Don’t be too hard on yourself! Both sleep and diet have drastic effects on your mood, health, and your New Year’s resolution progress. Eating healthy balanced diets, and ensuring you are getting sleep keeps you in check. Slipping in either category is a recipe for a disaster.

  • Stay Positive

    – If you miss a day, a week or even a month stay positive and start over. New Year’s resolutions are not constricted to the month of January, you can start anytime! In addition, if you are not seeing the results you expected don’t get discouraged. Try harder, try something new, and readjust.

Tools for the Job: Workout Clothes

You would be astonished to learn New Year’s resolutions can often fall short due to a lack of wardrobe. Whether it’s running through the neighborhood, working out in the local gym, or even working out in the basement, a lack of workout clothes could spell disaster for your resolution. Why you might think it’s a stretch, not enough, dirty, or restrictive clothing does not work on an extended workout routine! The right clothing and the right amount of that clothing support your resolution just as much as any one of the tips above.

 

 

Camo Workout Clothes for Women

Moon Shine Camo® has several camo workout clothing options. Camo workout clothes should be comfortable, flexible, and while at the same time compliment you and your personality. Check out these camo workout clothes for women below!

 

MUDDY GIRL®

  • If you are looking for pink camo workout clothing for women, Muddy Girl® Camo workout clothes are the perfect fit for you.

Black Athletic Tank Top With Camo Accents | Muddy Girl®

Muddy Girl® | Full Sports Bra

Muddy Girl® | Gray Athletic Shorts

Muddy Girl® | Black Track Jacket

Muddy Girl® | Women’s Pink Camo Yoga Capri Pants

Muddy Girl® | Headband with Pink Twist

Undertow®

  • If you are looking for blue camo workout clothing for women, Undertow® Camo workout clothes are the perfect fit for you.

Undertow® | Black Athletic Tank Top

Undertow® | Sports Bra

Undertow® | Gray Athletic Shorts

Undertow® | Gray Burn Out Tank Top

Undertow® | Headband Black Twist

Whether it is running every day, losing _ pounds, fitting into your swimwear by summer…whatever the case the time is here and you need the gear to achieve your goals! Both these New Year’s resolution tips and camo workout clothes could help you accomplish that resolution!

Cold Weather Outdoor Clothing Tips

Dressing for Winter with the Right Outdoor Clothing

 

Winter is settling in across much of the country. Outdoor activities are changing with the changing season. Hunting is in full swing, ice anglers are preparing their gear and the snow enthusiasts are at the ready as the temperature drops. Winter is a great time to be active, but it can also be hazardous if you and your outdoor clothing are not prepared for the cold weather.

 

Keeping warm but functional in winter starts with understanding how heat is lost and how different types of activities require different cold weather outdoor clothing considerations.

 

Cold Weather Heat Loss

 

Cold weather can suck the heat right out of your body in four ways:

 

  1. Radiative heat loss

    is when body heat escapes from lack of proper outdoor clothing.

 

  1. Convective heat transfer

    happens when cold winds move heat from your body, typically from exposed skin areas.

 

  1. Conductive heat transfer

    occurs when there is direct contact with the cold such as lying in the snow, sitting on a cold tree stand platform or exposure to icy water.

 

  1. Evaporative cooling

    takes place from sweating in cold weather, which steals warmer body heat with it.

 

Types of Cold Weather Activities

 

Exposure and moisture are your two biggest enemies with cold weather activities. Both of which can lead to hypothermia, frostbite and discomfort while outdoors. Choosing cold weather outdoor clothing to wear to hedge against exposure and moisture is related to the type of activity you will be doing.

 

Sedentary Outdoor Clothing

 

Sedentary activities are ones that require little to no movement while participating. Winter outdoor activity such as ice fishing, stand hunting and snowmobiling require cold weather outdoor clothing that has thick insulating layers. Clothing designed for sedentary activities is usually bulky, thick and combines both inner insulating layers with an outer protective layer to protect against the wind and other winter elements. Their design reduces both radiative and convective heat loss in the most extreme temperatures.

 

Active Outdoor Clothing

 

Active activities in the winter require different clothing versus sedentary activities. These include hiking, cross-country skiing and upland bird hunting. All of which involve very little motionless time. To be active, cold weather outdoor clothing has to be lightweight and breathable. Active outdoor clothing is much less about insulation than it is about reducing sweating and evaporative cooling through breathable and moisture-wicking clothing.

 

Mixed Activity Outdoor Clothing

 

Often winter activities combine both active and sedentary actions. Downhill skiing is a good example where you are actively skiing down the hill but sedentary as you sit on the lift back up the mountain. Hunting can also be a mixed winter activity. You may be active in walking to your stand but then sit for several hours waiting on game. Winter clothing for a mixed type of activity requires layering clothes for cold weather. Functional Lifestyle Camo™ outerwear allows you to add or subtract layers as you change from active and sedentary actions. Here are the four basic outdoor clothing layering options:

 

  • The base layer is the layer worn directly against your skin. A good base layer will be made of moisture-wicking materials to reduce perspiration and prevent evaporative heat loss. If the temperature is more moderate for winter, a less extreme cold weather base layer may be as simple as a lifestyle t-shirt.

 

  • Mid layer clothing can be made up of several layers depending on the weather and activity you are dressing for. They can range in thickness and design, but their common thread is they are easy to take off and put back on. More active activities will require less focus on mid layer clothing, however, they are a good choice if you are planning a mixed type of winter excursion.

 

  • The insulating layer is the primary source of warmth. This layer is made from fabrics like wool, down and fleece that are designed to trap heat and reduce radiative heat loss. Sedentary activities require at least one or even sometimes more than one insulation layer to keep heat from escaping while outdoors in sedentary activities.

 

 

  • Outdoor clothing shells are the final layer. These clothing layers are designed to block out the elements such as wind, rain and snow while being breathable. All activities in cold weather require a shell layer to protect from the winter weather and fight convective heat loss.

 

 

Outdoor Clothing Tips for Fighting the Cold

 

Staying warm in your clothing when it comes to cold weather comes down to remaining dry. Dry, whether it is from not sweating wearing a good base layer clothing or from having a shell layer to stop the wet snow, is the key. Luckily, there are a few cold weather clothing tips to help you stay warm outdoors this winter.

 

The first is proper layering. If you layer winter clothing correctly, you will last longer in the cold. Layers also give you the ability to regulate your core temperature more easily by taking or adding layers based on your activity level.

 

The second outdoor clothing tip is to not sacrifice your outdoor lifestyle in the winter. Clothing has to be warm and functional but there are plenty of ways to combine Lifestyle Camo™ with your winter sports. Pair a tee shirt or camo hoodie as a layer to signify your outdoor lifestyle.

 

Lastly, do not forget about your extremities. The cold impacts your feet and hands more than any other parts of your body in the winter for two reasons. First, your body conserves heat to your core as a survival mechanism when the chill comes on. This reduces blood to hands and feet thus making them colder. The second is you are typically using your hands if you are outside doing something in the winter. It is hard to bait hooks on a frozen lake with thick gloves on so usually your hands are exposed. For your feet, you want a wicking liner sock paired with a mid- to heavy-weight boot sock. Keep your boots laced loosely so you do not restrict any blood flow to your feet. As for your hands, a thin wool glove will provide warmth but allow flexibility to use them. If you do not need your hands, choose a bulkier, waterproof glove to complete your extreme cold weather clothing system.

 

In conclusion, understanding how heat can be lost in the winter and knowing what type of activities you are going to find yourself in can help you prepare with the right outdoor clothing for cold weather.

New Moon Shine Camo Athletic Line | Camouflage Sportswear

Camouflage Athletic Wear and Sportswear

Spring is here and with it a new line of camouflage sportswear. If you are looking to upgrade your athletic clothing, but looking for something a little more country and your style, then look no further. Moon Shine Camo has released a camouflage sportswear athletic line for spring 2016.

Moon Shine Camo Athletic Sportswear Line 2016 ATA Show
(Video) 2016 ATA show, Moon Shine Camo Showing off their new camouflage sportswear and camo athletic line. The camouflage athletic line from Moon Shine Camo includes pink and blue camouflage head bands, yoga pants, athletic shorts, short sleeves, sports bra, tank tops, hoodies, and jacket.

With the weather turning for the better, and with sunshine and bikinis following closely behind, its time to take action and get in shape. The sportswear that counts while you are working out, or training for summer and hunting season should not only be comfortable and functional, but made out of athletic material. The new athletic line by Moon Shine Camo is made from a polyester/spandex soft fabric that compresses with incredible comfort. Moon Shine Camo’s sportswear line can dress you head to toe for your workout.

The line is available in two camo patterns, Muddy Girl and Undertow Camo. Whether you favor pink camouflage athletic wear or blue camouflage athletic wear, you can show both in style on your next workout. If you are looking to upgrade your workout and training attire checkout Moon Shine Camo’s new camouflage sportswear and athletic line. Check out the new line in the spring catalog below.

Camouflage Sportswear Catalog | Moon Shine Camo

Express Your Life | Moon Shine Camo Fan Picture Showcase!

Lifestyle Camo | Moon Shine and Muddy Girl Facebook Fans Showing Off!

Whether you are in the woods, on the street, or inside there is always a need for camo. Lifestyle camo has evolved completely out of making twigs, leaves, and bark come to life on your shirt, only to conceal yourself while hunting. Instead, it has grown into an opportunity to expose and show your passion in the modern world, and the modern world could not make it any easier to do so!

Today you can show camo on literally everything! From simple outdoor clothing, to entire vehicle wraps you can throw camo on anything you wish to give it flare! With today’s technology you can wrap it, drape it, and dip it in any lifestyle camo pattern you wish. Nothing is off limits for camo expressions.

Whether you are hunting, mudding, in school, or just out and about, the occasion definitely calls for lifestyle camo. Believe us, we have taken notice. Every day we see your passion in photos on and posted on our social media sites. We want to show it off!

Here are some of the biggest, loudest, strangest, and coolest expressions we have seen!

BikeMuddy Girl Bike | Moonshine Camo

Car engine!Muddy Girl Car Engine | Moonshine Camo

Dirt Bike
Undertow Dirt Bike | Moonshine Camo

Dog wildfire
Dog wildfire | Moon Shine Camo

Harvest moon guitar!
harvest moon guitar | Moon Shine Camo

Kids in style!
Kids in style | Moon Shine Camo

Mailbox
Outshine Mailbox | Moon Shine Camo

Muddy girl I doMuddy girl I do | Moon Shine Camo

Roses
Muddy Girl Roses | Moon Shine Camo

Ruger Handgun
Muddy Girl Ruger handgun | Moon Shine Camo

Shred in style! Muddy Girl Snow Board | Moon Shine Camo

Toilet seat? Why not! Muddy Girl Toilet seat | Moon Shine Camo

Toxic AR15
Toxic AR 15 | Moon Shine Camo

Toxic forklift!Toxic Fork lift | Moon Shine Camo

Toxic Speed! Toxic Lambo | Moon Shine Camo

Undertow cooler! Undertow cooler | Moon Shine Camo

Wildfire fish baits!WIldfire fish baits | Moon Shine Camo

Think you know something or do you have something that should make it on the list? Comment below with the picture!

Check out every option of camo fitted for any lifestyle and expression: in Harvest Moon, Muddy Girl, Outshine, Toxic, Wildfire.

All the endless possibilities can be found in the 2016 catalog.