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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.

Add a Splash of Moon Shine Camo® to your Spring and Summer

Spring and Summer Camo Clothing |Adding a Splash of Moon Shine Camo®

 

Spring is within view on the calendar, pollen is in the air, and warmer weather is soon to be upon us. Many people will be spending more time in the outdoors, on the lake and some at the beach, while others will be hitting the gym and trails. Warmer weather also brings family and friends together for outdoor activities, cookouts, traveling, or a fun night on the town. Now is not only the time to be thinking about summer activities, planning spring break and summer travel, it is also the perfect time to be thinking about your summer wardrobe.

 

Camouflage is a popular trend in casual clothing and accessories seen even in the pages of some of the most popular fashion magazines. Moon Shine Camo® brings a uniqueness to camouflage clothing with a signature look and casual designs. Moon Shine Camo® continues to grow in popularity with a variety of color patterns sure to match anyone’s individuality. Moon Shine Camo® currently offers swimwear, shorts, pants, a variety of shirts, hoodies, and soft shell jackets in several styles in a variety of signature licensed camouflage designs of Harvest Moon®, Muddy Girl®, Outshine®, Toxic®, Undertow®, Wildfire®; and the newest release, Muddy Girl Serenity®.

 

Camo Swimwear

 

Since the release of men and women’s camo swimwear in 2014, several popular casual clothing styles have been added to the line-up of warm weather wear. The Moon Shine Camo® casual wear, workout clothing, and camo swimwear are all available in coordinating mix and match pieces in several popular spring/summer patterns. The products are available in men’s sizes small to XXX-large and women’s sizes from extra small to XXX-large, and the ladies camo swimwear is available from small to XX-large.

 

 

The popular camo swimwear designs are available for men and women in several styles and colors. The men’s classic fit, fully-lined board shorts features a drawstring waist, front fly closure, drawstring waist, two side slit pockets, a 22” leg length, and a flap pocket on one leg for stowing small items. The color block style pattern with contrasting accents allows the board shorts to be coordinated with any style Moon Shine Camo® shirt. The durable 100% polyester material allows the perfect balance of features and wearability, yet dries quickly. The men’s board shorts are available in Harvest Moon Camo®, Outshine Camo®, Toxic Camo®, Wildfire Camo®, and Undertow Camo®.

 

For casual wear, the board shorts can be paired with the coordinating ultra soft short sleeve shirt, the raglan shirt, or the Enviroflex shirt making for the perfect leisure wear for warm weather; regardless if you plan to wear them at the beach, lake, or pool, or just for hanging out in your favorite places. For cooler evenings, pair the ensemble with one of the popular Moon Shine Camo® hoodies.

 

 

The women’s camo swimwear is available in several different popular mixes and match styles; the bikini, tankini, sports style halter top, boy shorts, and one-piece suits. The bikini style is versatile with pieces that are interchangeable, offering tops in string style, bandeau style, sports style, two tankini styles, and halter style. The various style tops coordinate well with the various style bottoms offered in the bikini style; the tie-side bikini style, low-rise sports style, mid-rise sports style, full coverage style, or boy shorts. The interchangeable pieces are sold individually for versatility and for a customized fit camo swimwear selection.

 

Camo Workout Clothing

 

For workout wear, Moon Shine Camo® offers several style athletic shorts, yoga pants/capris, and sweatpants for women. When paired with one of the popular Moon Shine Camo® sports tops, tank tops, or short sleeve tops, it makes for the perfect workout clothing at the gym, on the run, on the hiking trails, or a day shopping. For cooler days and evenings, top your casual wear outfit off with one of the camo accented soft shell jackets, track hoodies, or athletic hoodies. The combinations are endless with coordinating clothing pieces embellished with camo accents, panels, and color splashed logos.

 

Summer Clothing and Accessories

 

The products offered in the Moon Shine Camo® clothing line makes for the perfect casual and leisure clothing for any occasion, from outerwear, shirts, pants and hoodies to camo swimwear, hats, headband, and accessories. The combinations are endless. Even the little people have choices with Moon Shine Camo® shirts and hoodies for youth boys and girls.

 

You can also top off your summer wear with a headband for the women or coordinating baseball style caps for men. You can even add accessories with Moon Shine Camo® sunglasses, or add a roomy shoulder tote bag for outings, and if you plan on enjoying a cold drink, add one of the coolest koozies out there…but you better keep your eye on it because it is sure to get some attention and may get picked up by someone else.

 

 

 

For those summer sports or team activities, Moon Shine Camo® also offers team wear with the logo wear line to give your team a distinctive look. Full camo or accented camo short sleeve, long sleeve shirts, soft shell jackets and several other styles can be customized to unite your team for any event.

 

With quality materials and meticulous designs, Moon Shine Camo® is sure to please even the most critical consumer. Moon Shine Camo® stands behind its products with a product return/exchange policy. Moon Shine Camo® also offers gift certificates for any occasion for easy gift giving. With the easy to use Moon Shine Camo® website online catalog, helpful sizing charts, easy to use ordering, you can have your summer wardrobe picked out, ordered and in the mail on the way to you long before the first day of spring.

 

Moon Shine Camo® coined the slogan, “Liv’n in Lifestyle Camo™,” and it has proven to be more than just a saying–it is a way of life for those that enjoy the passion of the outdoors and those who appreciates the unique flair of camouflage clothing with a splash of color.

Hiking Clothing for Late Winter and Early Spring

Staying Comfortable with Hiking Clothing

March is that special time of year where we can at least start to think about spring’s arrival. It would normally be dangerous to do so any sooner than now, but this strange winter of warmer-than-average temperature swings has got many people thinking about spring full blast right now. If you’ve been thinking about getting out to enjoy some spring-like weather yourself, you’re going to need the right spring hiking clothing first.

 

Recreational Opportunities This Spring

Depending on where you live, there are loads of great outdoor activities you can do this time of year. If there is enough ice left, there’s some fantastic ice fishing to be had in March, primarily because the weather is much nicer and the fish can be very aggressive. If you have access to a few maple trees in your yard or on some family hunting land, you could tap them to make your own maple syrup out of the sap. You could also scout some potential ambush spots for turkey hunting later in April. Of course, you could always get out for some more shed hunting opportunities while the antlers last. But one of the few outdoor activities that unite all of these is hiking.

 

 

Hiking might seem like it is just glorified walking, but that’s only partially true. There are actually lots of benefits that make it a very enjoyable way to spend a late winter or early spring day. First, it’s a good form of exercise. Hiking will often take you up and down hillsides, forcing you to bend, stoop, and stretch along the way. You’ll also usually be carrying a backpack, which increases the load you’re carrying. This is a phenomenal workout because it is so practical and translates over into hunting or everyday life so easily. Hiking also generally takes you into some beautiful and scenic areas. But the best part about hiking this time of year is getting out and enjoying the first glimpses of warm weather. You can hear the birds chirping away in delight and feel the warm breeze on your face as the last remnants of snow disappear. After a long winter spent mostly indoors, it’s a welcome change of pace. But you need to have the right hiking clothing to do it well.

 

Hiking Clothing Tips

In order for you to thoroughly enjoy a day of hiking, you’re going to need to take a few precautions first. The most important part of any outdoor recreation, especially in late winter or early spring, is to utilize performance clothing while you’re active. Performance clothes are designed to help your body regulate its temperature. It does that by wicking moisture (i.e., sweat) away from your skin and to the outside of your garment to evaporate. Why is that important? Think about two people: one falls in a near-frozen lake and struggles back out, while the other doesn’t fall in. Which person’s future looks kind of grim? Obviously the soaking wet person, because moisture steals us of our body heat much faster than if we were dry. While spring weather should generally mean warmer weather, sweat is a killer if it gets cold and should be avoided as much as possible. To help you get started, Moon Shine Camo® has hiking clothing for men, women, and children.

 

But to get the most out of these performance garments, you need to also use an outdoor clothing layering system. Start by keeping a snug performance base layer next to your skin, which will pull the sweat out and away. This layer should be constructed of fine merino wool or synthetic polyester as they make the best moisture-wicking clothes. Wool also keeps you warm when it gets wet and doesn’t collect odors, which makes it a good choice for cold weather hiking clothing. But if you’re using enough insulating layers (below), you can just as easily use a polyester shirt. The Harvest Moon camouflage® short sleeve shirt is a great option because it is soft, tagless, and constructed of moisture-wicking polyester.

 

 

 

The next hiking clothing layers should include insulation to keep you warm, whether in the form of wool, fleece, or synthetic polyester. But you should focus on having multiple light layers versus one lofty puffy garment. That way, you can adjust your hiking clothing as you warm up or cool down. Hiking is full of bursts of energy while on the trail followed by rests at scenic viewpoints. If you can’t add or remove your clothing layers, you will get too hot and sweaty to be comfortable the rest of your hike. Moon Shine Camo® has several polyester options that work great for insulating layers. Using a combination of the Harvest Moon lifestyle camo® performance hoodie and Protek vest, you can adjust your body temperature easily while on the trail.

 

 

Finally, you’ll need a hiking shell layer to keep the wind and rain away. You never know what conditions you’ll face out there on the trail (e.g., rain, snow, wind, etc.), so it’s best to be prepared. Carrying a light wind breaker or rain jacket is a good option because they don’t take up much space or weigh much, but they can quickly be added if the conditions deteriorate. As long as you stay dry with your performance clothes and have enough insulation layers, the shell layer will protect you from the weather.

 

While they don’t quite fit in the hiking clothing category, you’ll also obviously need a good pair of hiking boots if you’re going to have any fun while hiking. If your boots are too small, they will constrict your feet. If they’re too big, you’ll get blisters from all the rubbing and shifting. If they’re too heavy, your legs will get tired much faster. After finding a pair of boots that work for you, take time to break them in a little bit on shorter walks before you go on any huge treks or tackle elevation changes. This will also prevent blisters and help you pinpoint any trouble spots before they’re really put to the test.

Spring Hiking Tips

If you haven’t hiked much in the past, don’t try to become an expert in one day. After a winter spent indoors, we all have to build our hiking stamina back up a bit each spring. It takes time for our bodies to get back in the groove and build up the strength and endurance you need for hiking. So for the first few trips, take it easy. Plan on doing some training hikes through a local park that’s only slightly challenging for you, and then build up from there. As your hikes increase in length and difficulty, you might want to start bringing a backpack with. Not only can you pack snacks, water, hiking gear, and various layers of hiking clothing in it, but it also challenges you to build your physical strength too. Make sure to let family or friends know where you’re going, especially if it’s a really long or strenuous hike.

 

 

 

If you’ve been looking for a fun activity to keep you outdoors these last days of winter, look no further than hiking. It’s a great activity for the whole family to get involved as long as you have the right outdoor clothing. Plus, it has the side benefit of helping you train for other outdoor activities throughout the rest of the year.

 

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!

undertow lifestyle camo Moon Shine Camo

 

Camo Hoodies and Outdoor Clothing For Fall

Hoodie Weather | Camo Hoodies and Outdoor Clothing For Fall

September will be over before you know it and with it the last of the summer warmth! Soon we will be bathed in orange, red, and yellow leaves rather than relentless sunshine. But with the colors of fall comes something a little less exciting…the cold. We all know what comes after fall. But let’s not dwell on that fact, instead, let’s talk the colors of fall, deer season, bonfire season, s’more season, and of course hoodie weather! Just the occasions to wear your lifestyle camo and camo hoodies!

Hoodie Weather

Hoodie weather is the cool, breezy, but relaxing fall weather that envelopes great fishing, deer hunting season, camping, Halloween, and the beginning of the holiday seasons. It’s a great time of year filled with family, friends, fun, and last but certainly not least FOOD! Whatever your pleasure you need the outdoor clothing for fall to fit. The hoodie is the outdoor clothing item that most well represents this time of year. Warm but comfortable!

Whether you are fishing for fall bass, planning on a camping trip, sitting around a bonfire, or just wanting to show you outdoor lifestyle while with family and friends, if you want camo hoodies, we have got one for you. Moon Shine Camo® has several different options, patterns, and colors available for camo hoodies. Check them out below!

camo-hoodies_undertowBlue Camo Hoodies

Hold your breath and allow the rising waters to submerge you in this aquatic blue camo. The flooded forest of the Undertow® now simulates the ocean floor as you look through tangled brush with the curiosity of what nautical creatures hide in the deep blue waters beyond. The combination of wet and wild not only give this pattern an aquatic appeal, but also a bold blue lifestyle look to these blue camo hoodies.

 

 

 

 

camo-hoodies_pinkcamohoodiesblackzipupPink Camo Hoodies

Muddy Girl® camouflage goes far beyond the single shade of pink that is commonly seen with most lady’s patterns. Many vivid shades of both pink and purple are combined with bold neutral colors, to create a sharp camouflage that has eye appeal to anyone who has a love for the outdoors. It brings a pink touch of life to these pink camo hoodies!

 

 

 

 

 

camo-hoodies_blackcamohoodiesBlack Camo Hoodies

 

Words that come to mind with the Harvest Moon® camo pattern are a sniper, stealth, and covert. Words that come to mind with this attitude are aggressive, assertive, and stern. Far from your typical camo, this pattern is designed for the varmints we hunt at night, and besides that, it is a noble form of expression that successfully speaks your attitude in these black camo hoodies.

 

 

 

camo-hoodies_toxicGreen Camo Hoodies

 

The yellow and green neon glow of this biohazard Toxic® camo pattern is the first acidic camo of its kind. The graphics of this corrosive countryside are so intense that you can almost hear the sizzle and bubble of the erosion eating the leaves and limbs. This never before seen look at a chemical camo lends itself to making a vibrant lifestyle statement. So, be in the know and get the glow, and liven up with these green camo hoodies!

 

 

 

camo-hoodies_wildfireOrange Camo Hoodies

 

You can almost hear the crackling sounds of this Wildfire® camo as it engulfs the woods. This pattern represents a forest condition never before depicted as a camouflage pattern. Now you can express your love for the outdoors with bold color and strong attitude. A lifestyle looks that will indeed spread like wildfire in these orange camo hoodies.

 

 

 

 

camo-hoodies_outshineFall Camo Hoodies

 

Looking through the grown up fence row of the sun-drenched farmlands, or nestled into the isolated brush of the dry grassy plains, this Outshine® camo pattern uses sharp contrasting colors to break up your outline like no other camo can. It also speaks volumes about who you are and what you believe in, this fall camo pattern allows you to express your love of the season and lifestyle with these fall camo hoodies.

No matter your pleaser, lifestyle, or hobbies in the fall, Moon Shine Camo® has a camo hoodie for you! Enjoy fall and all that has to offer!

 

There’s Still Time for These Summer Outdoor Activities

Channel Your Inner Kid with Summer Outdoor Activities

Remember how summer used to seem like an eternity as a kid? With seemingly endless summer outdoor activities, we were able to stay occupied all day every day until the first school bell shockingly rang again in the fall. But as you grow up, time seems to move faster and faster, making our beloved summers shorter and shorter. Work, errands, and life in general all seem to distract us from those fun things we enjoyed. Before we know it, the long hot days of summer will be fading into fall weather again. Not that we’re complaining about that. But we can’t let it slip away without sneaking in just a few more summer outdoor activities.

Summer Outdoor Activities You Crave 

If you’re looking for a summer outdoor activities, get a pen and paper ready to take notes. We’re going to list some seriously fun things to do this summer, whether you are looking for big outdoor group activities or a solo adventure. Granted, you can still do some of these things at other times throughout the year. But most of them are more enjoyable with the help of some intense July sunlight, a hot day, and the youthful promise you once grabbed onto as a kid. If you have kids, it’s maybe a little easier to rekindle that fire because you get to watch them go through it all and experience it again with them. But even if you don’t, here are some fun summer outdoor activities that you can enjoy with the time we’ve got left.

#1: Fishing

summer outdoor activities | Moon Shine CamoAs we mentioned, you can go fishing year-round. But there’s something about floating around in a boat in shorts or casting off the dock that’s still just a little more enticing for most people. This is why it is one of the first summer outdoor activities we mention. Maybe it brings back fun childhood memories of fishing for sunnies. It’s also one of those fun things to do outside by yourself, but the right company is always welcome. Depending on where you live and fish, you can target so many different species of fresh- and saltwater fish, from walleye up north, largemouth bass down south, tuna out east, or salmon in the west.

While it’s always fun to fish for the old standby species you’re used to, take time yet this summer to explore a couple different species that you haven’t fished for before. It will make for an exciting fishing trip and challenge you to grow as an angler. For a few examples, if you’ve never gone bowfishing before, see if you know anyone who would let you tag along to try it out. If you don’t have the equipment and boat to try fishing on a large waterbody, consider taking a charter service. If you primarily fish the same lake down the road, try moving to a river nearby to try some different techniques and catch different fish. You never know. You could find your new favorite hobby among summer outdoor activities.

#2: Swimming, Boating, or Tubing

summer outdoor activities | Moon Shine CamoIf you’re not feeling particularly excited about fishing, you can always just go swimming or boating to enjoy the scenery too. Motorboats are nice for covering a lot of distance, and are certainly needed if you plan on water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing behind them. A pontoon ride is great for groups, since you and several friends can bring some food and drink along and slowly cruise a lake or river. But for smaller waterbodies or for a quieter experience, slowly paddling along in a canoe or kayak is usually the best way to see wildlife. Paddleboards are another popular option these days to explore short distances in calm conditions.

There’s no better time to enjoy a swim than when the sun is shining and the mercury is climbing. While the weather’s still hot, one of the most fun outdoor activities for adults is go explore some new lakes or rivers near you to relax in the water. Moon Shine Camo® has camo swimwear that’s perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, since it allows you to sport your favorite camouflage pattern while relaxing outside. The Undertow® Camo pattern is a bold and obviously cool choice for water sports! Gather some friends up to lazily float down a river on inner tubes. Don’t forget the sun screen, sunglasses, and a few beverages and food in a floating cooler too (if legal where you are). Some rivers have a service that will drive you upriver where you will launch, and then you can meet up with them downriver to retrieve your vehicle several hours later. This is a really fun way to recharge and it’s one of the best things to do this summer for adults who want to let loose.

#3: Sports and Fitness

If you like to work on your physical fitness, summer is the perfect time to get friends together for a quick sports game or go for a jog. Moon Shine Camo® has a great line of sportswear and active outdoor clothing for both men and women. These outdoor clothing materials focus on quick-drying and moisture-wicking polyester, which helps you to wick sweat and feel cooler while working out or just being active on a hot day.

Sports games are fun activities for adults since they give us a chance to stay active and act like a kid. Having someone to work out with is good for accountability when you’re not quite feeling like it. And by sneaking a workout in during a quick game of basketball, baseball, or even Ultimate Frisbee, you don’t realize you’re even working out with all the fun you’re having. Heck, go for a game of golf and skip the cart to put some miles on your shoes if nothing else. Enjoy your time out on the green grass or running along trails while you can, since it won’t last once summer comes to a close.

#4: Fun Backyard Summer Outdoor Activities

Related to #4, you can have a tremendously good time with friends in your own backyard. For example, invite your neighbors over for a neighborhood barbecue. This will help you get to know them better and it is a very friendly gesture they won’t forget. If you don’t really have any neighbors, invite family and friends over one weekend instead. You can either offer to grill the food they bring, or all pool money together to cook a larger meal.

Make sure to include plenty of adult outdoor game ideas to keep people busy while the food is cooking and the guests enjoy their beverages. If the neighbor’s children come with, it’s nice to keep outdoor games for kids available too. There are tons of fun games to play outside, especially if you’re creative. Some cheap fun outdoor games include bags, ladder golf, ring tosses, or lawn-size dice games You can make many of these summer yard games for families yourself. For the dice, as an example, grab a 4×4 or 6×6 post and cut off five 4- or 6-inch segments, respectively. Sand all of the corners and edges down until they are smooth. At this point, you can simply paint each cube to look like a dice block. But if you want to get really fancy, use a paddle drill with a pilot hole to drill the correct number of dots onto each side of the dice. Then carefully paint the inside of the dots with black paint to make it stand out. Finally, heavily varnish the outside of the block to seal it off from moisture and stains. Then toss them all into a five gallon bucket and start playing whatever popular dice game you want on a bigger scale than you’ve ever done before. These are great diy activities for adults who want to make an impression with their neighbors.

#5: Camping

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Summer camping is great for destination trips or backyard family activities. Road trips to big national parks around the country like Yosemite, Isle Royale, or the Great Smoky Mountains create lasting memories. Plan out all of your equipment and outdoor clothing in great detail since it can be hard to find replacements on the road. While you’re outdoors, try to do a couple nature activities for kids to keep them entertained and help them learn about the wild. If you have kids who are out of school for the summer, there’s no better time to do this. As they get older, they may not have the time or interest in going, so schedule a trip when they’re young. It does take a bit of planning, but it is worth the time and effort they take to pull off.

But even if you don’t feel like you have the time to squeeze one in yet this summer, your kids would love backyard camping almost as much. It’s the fun they have with you that make memories, not necessarily the destinations. So keep it fun and really pull out all the stops. Turn off all the lights in the house so it’s as dark as possible out. Roast marshmallows over the bonfire to make s’mores, stay up late stargazing, catch fireflies, and enjoy your time together. The nice thing about this approach is that you can avoid the usual pitfalls of camping in remote areas. In other words, if it storms, you can run back into the house.

#6: Off-Roading

If you’re lucky enough to own an ATV or dirt bike and have easy access to a good trail network, off-roading and trail-riding are exhilarating outdoor activities for teens or adults alike. Take some time and explore some new sections of the woods you may have never seen before. Grab a map and see where the trail takes you. Use your trips for some informal scouting time for hunting season or simply as an excuse to get your outdoor clothing covered in mud! Just be sure to follow all local laws and safety regulations, and always wear a helmet and a pair of riding gloves. If you’ll be going on an epic trip, bring along some basic tools and maybe even some additional gas. You never know how far the trail may take you.

Still Time for Summer Outdoor Activities 

As we mentioned, time moves pretty fast these days. Soon we’ll be cheering the arrival of colorful leaves and cooler weather (admit it, you will be). But before that happens, try to squeeze in a couple more of these fun summer activities for adults. Or for those adults who want to be a kid at heart.

Top 10 Places to Camp on Memorial Day

Top 10 Places to Camp on Memorial Day Weekend with Your Family

Memorial Day is fast approaching! That’s right, finally it has been a long grind since Easter, but a three day weekend is in sight. Do you have plans for Memorial Day? Are you not one for going to crazy, trying to go elbow to elbow with the crowd at some popular places with your family? Would you rather prefer a quite weekend at home? Don’t let it scare you, there are some significantly quieter places you can sneak off to. Picture this…a weekend going back to the basics! A tent, a campfire, open sky and stars, marshmallows, a Hershey bar, graham cracker, and some messy smiling mouths on your kids face! Going back to the basics, and pitching a tent this Memorial Day will be a trip you and your kids will remember. This Memorial Day visit these top 10 places to go camping with the family.

Camping season is here, prepare your gear, make reservations now, and get ready for a great Memorial Day weekend at these top places to camp on Memorial Day!

California: Yosemite National Park

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An American classic beauty, California’s Yosemite National Park is a definite top place to camp and pitch a tent. It’s got the Big 3, views, wildlife, and something to remember. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, with breathtaking and stunning views that will last in your family’s mind forever, Yosemite is the ticket. Towering sequoias, lots of wildlife, waterfalls, cliffs, mountains and lots of hiking.

There are multiple accommodations and a lot of options for camping at Yosemite national park. This is one your family will remember for the rest of their life!

Montana: Glacier National Park

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One of the top places to camp on Memorial Day weekend, would be a trip to Glacier National Park! This camping trip would take your family back to life before man. The pristine wilderness, lakes, forests, meadows, and hiking trails put you back into time. Let your family camp this rugged area that offers complete solitude and remarkable wild experience!

There are 13 different campgrounds throughout the park to choose from that offer many accommodations that will make for an easy and laidback but unforgettable camping trip.

Utah: Zion National Park

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Another extraordinary stay for Memorial Day weekend would have to be Zion National Park. Zion is most notable for its geology, with colorful cliffs, canyons, high rugged hiking trails, and winding Virgin River.

There are only 3 campgrounds in the national park, make reservations quick if you would like to experience Zion with your family!

South Dakota: The Badlands National Park

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The Badlands National Park is one of the top places to camp on Memorial Day. Why? You won’t see anything quite like it anywhere else in the world. It’s extremely unique geological deposits, fossils, and history create a crazy cool place to take the family and kids for an unforgettable and engaging trip! There are many educational activities within and focused on the Badlands available for the family and kids.

There are two campgrounds, Cedar pass and sage creek that offer camping. This trip will not be with a a traditional campfire unfortunately, the dry climate creates fire hazards, so your campfire will have to be contained to a grill and juicy steaks or hamburgers!

Maine: Acadia National Park

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If you are in the Northeast region of the country, this may be the top place to camp at on Memorial Day for you! Acadia National Park is located on Main’s Mount Desert Island. It’s a great place for camping and exploration on rugged rocky beaches, wood land, beaches, and granite cliffs and peaks.

Acadia has 4 campgrounds available to stay at, one offering very primitive accommodations perfect for a family get away!

Washington: Olympic National Park

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If you are looking for something to mesmerize your family and/or kids Olympic National Park is the place to go! Located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the old growth forests of the park are something from another world. This has got everything you could wish for in a great spot for camping on Memorial Day!

This park has a ton of campgrounds available to stay, but be warned all but one is first-come, first served!

Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park

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Not a lot needs to be set about this iconic American National Park. Grand Canyon National Park is a bucket list, “need to do”, so this Memorial Day might be the year and weekend to finally take the family to the Grand Canyon.

Unlike some of the other parks this one will be packed with people, but a lot of fun! Camping accommodations, shuttles, backcountry hiking, swimming, and water rafting as well as many other activities give you plenty to do over Memorial Day Weekend. If you are interested in rafting, this will definitely be a trip to pack your swimwear on!

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Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains

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If you reside in the east or Midwest region of the country chances are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on your radar for one of the top places for camping on Memorial Day. This is America’s most visited park and for good reason. The Appalachian culture, black bears, wildlife, old growth forest, mountains, and great hiking are a great place to camp and explore at with the family.

No worries here on camping, plenty of campgrounds are available to accommodate the flood of visitors each year!

New Hampshire: White Mountain National Forest

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Home of the highest peaks of the Northeast the White Mountain National Forest are a great place to have a classic camping trip on Memorial Day. This classic will be filled with campfires, hiking, scenery, and plenty of streams to explore.

Plenty of campgrounds are available, so do some research and plan the stay the best matches you and your family!

Maryland: Assateague Island National Seashore

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The Assateague Island National Seashore is a definite must for the top places to camp on Memorial Day. This unit of the national park service is location in Maryland’s shore on the Atlantic Ocean. This is a spring time camping trip! Beach weather is desired once spring breaks into summer on Memorial Day weekend. This gives you the relaxation of the beach and the beach fun with kids, but also offers salt marshes, maritime forests, coastal bays and the famed wild horses.

The reservations fill up fast in this location, so check out the camping available in the unit and make a decision!

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Whether you are hiking through the mountains, giant sequoias, or to a breathtaking view, or chilling and taking a dip in a swimming hole under a waterfall or on a beach, you need the right outdoor clothing and swimwear. Check out Moon Shine Camo® swimwear and outdoor clothing, perfect for your camping, it has something for the whole family!

Blaze Pink Now Legal for Deer Hunting in One State!

Pink Camouflage | Wisconsin’s Hunter Orange Safety Rule Now Includes Pink!

According to an nbc15.com article, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill allowing hunters to wear fluorescent pink instead of the traditional blaze orange. This bill will allow the traditional blaze orange required for clothing above the waste to now be swapped out for florescent pink if desired.

The premise behind this bill?

To get the already rising number of women who participate in their states firearms deer season to increase. Will it work, what do you think?

The rising number of women in the outdoors, and more particularly hunting, has given rise to a substantial increase in the praise of pink camouflage. So much so that one state has officially given the “OK” to hunting in it.

Womens Pink Hoodie | Muddy Girl Camo

Women's Pink Camo Hoodie | Muddy Girl Camo

 

Sure a woman that hunts is every guys dream, but they were restricted to looking just like every other hunter. New outdoor clothing for women has done a great job at giving women what they needed, functional outdoor clothing but flattering at the same time. But it was much more than looks. This bill and pink camouflage clothing is giving hunting a feminine side. And it makes sense! There was a limit to when and where they could wear this clothing. While there are a ton of normal camo lines out there for women, state safety regulations limited women to the same boring and not so hot, traditional blaze orange cap. This hindered a female hunter to make her mark in the outdoor and hunting world.

Let’s face it, we have all heard it said at one point or another. Some female hunters have commented that the sport and passion of hunting is “sexist”. Yet others realize the traditions and importance of the blaze orange. Now new headway into deer vision and human safety has shown that fluorescent pink can be just as effective at hiding the hunters from deer, yet keep them safe and noticeable to other hunters. Once again this bill will make headway and pave the way for a new look and aspect of deer hunting across the nation.

As women in the outdoors becomes more common, outdoor clothing and related legislation will also become more common. Pink camouflage is not just a typical camo clothing color option anymore, it’s a lifestyle camo that is taking off in the world of the outdoors!

For more information and to stay updated on the latest news of the new regulations click here.

What your Valentine Really Wants | 7 Gift Ideas for Outdoorsmen and Women

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Outdoorsmen and Women

Valentine’s Day is this weekend! Are you prepared? Guys and gals alike are rushing in attempt to get something for their sweet heart. This year be prepared and order something that will really make your Muddy Girl or Moon Shine guy really happy!

The Outdoorsmen Shopping for their Muddy Girl

The emphasis is put on the ladies during Valentine’s Day. You’re in big trouble if you’re not prepared. Luckily for you we have made this easy. We have several items and packages specifically for your Muddy Girl.

If shopping for country girl Valentine’s Day gifts, your girl has country in her heart and you cannot go wrong with the latest outdoor clothing items and accessories coated in pink camouflage. From pink camo hoodies, to pink camouflage guns we have it all.

Valentine Package 1 | Moon Shine Camo

  1. Valentine Package Deal -01This package features the best of both worlds, a Muddy Girl Camo white long sleeved shirt for milder winter days and spring, and a Muddy Girl Camo black zipper hoody for those cold brisk days out.

Valentine Package 2 | Moon Shine Camo

  1. Valentine Package deal- 02This package features a Muddy Girl Camo purple logo hoodie and a solid and vibrant Muddy Girl Camo hat.

Women's Pink Camo Hoodie | Muddy Girl Camo

  1. Muddy Girl Camo | Women’s Pink Camo HoodieThis one is for the girl that loves to be decked out in pink camouflage.

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  1. Muddy Girl Camo PistolFor the real outdoor or shooting enthusiast a perfect Valentine’s Day gift is coating their personal protection handgun in pink camouflage. With the right attire and camo coated gun, your girl will stand out the next time you hit the range.

Pink Camo Tote Bag | Muddy Girl Camo

  1. Muddy Girl Camo | Pink Camo Tote BagSpring and summer are on their way, this tote bag will help out on and off the beach and at the same time expressing her passion in the vibrant pink camouflage Muddy Girl Camo.

Muddy Girl Camo | Women's Pink Camo Vest

  1. Muddy Girl Camo | Women’s Pink Camo VestNot a hoodie type of girl? No worries, we offer a Muddy Girl Camo vest for those types. Its lightweight, offers warmth and neck protection in the cold, but offers a lighter wear for spring.

Muddy Girl Camo | Women's Pink Camouflage Soft Shell Jacket

  1. Muddy Girl Camo | Women’s Pink Camouflage Soft Shell JacketThe other option for girl that favors a jacket other than a hoodie is this Pink Camouflage soft shell jacket.

The Muddy Girl shopping for their Outdoorsmen

The emphasis is put on the ladies during Valentine’s Day, we all know it, but ladies the guys feel appreciated if the kindness is shared. Unfortunately guys are hard to shop for sometimes, fortunately for you we have readily prepared some great ideas for any outdoorsmen.

Valentine's Package Deal 03 | Moon Shine Camo

  1. Valentine Package Deal -03This Valentine’s Day special package includes a Wildfire Camo black vest, Wildfire Camo black long sleeved shirt, and a Wildfire Camo distressed hat.

Valentine's Package Deal 04 | Moon Shine Camo

  1. Valentine Package Deal -04– If he prefers a more subtle camo pattern the Harvest Moon package includes, Harvest Moon Camo fleece quarter zip, Harvest Moon Camo black long sleeve shirt, and Moon Shine Camo bone collection hat.

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  1. Wrapping His Truck or JeepOne thing is certain for an outdoorsmen, they love their truck or jeep, no not as much as you, but it is close… Wrap it in his favorite Moon Shine Camo pattern for Valentine’s Day this year.

Coating his Gun | Moon Shine Camo

  1. Coating His Gunnext to you and his truck, his gun is beloved. Again you can coat his favorite firearm in Moon Shine Camo. There is also various types of Moon Shine Camo gun cases

Harvest Moon Camo | Men's Harvest Moon Camo Hoodie

  1. Harvest Moon Camo | Men’s Harvest Moon Camo Hoodievery different from your typical camo pattern, this Harvest Moon Camo hoodie keeps in the warmth but shines style. 

Undertow Camo | Men's Undertow Camo Hoodie

  1. Undertow Camo | Men’s Undertow Camo HoodieWith spring coming around the bend, your outdoorsmen will be begging to hit the water. Set him up with this Undertow hoodie before the fish start biting. 

Muddy Girl Baby Doll Set

  1. Lingerie For You…But For Himwant to knock him dead this Valentine’s Day? This Muddy Girl Camo Baby Doll set will do just that!

Whether you’re shopping for the outdoorsmen or women we have what you are looking for. These 7 Valentine’s Day gifts for outdoorsmen and women are perfect for him and her.

Cold Weather Clothing | Get the Right Gear To Keep You Warm This Fall

Dress for Warmth | Beat Fall Temperatures with Moon Shine Camo

Fall is here. The leaves have almost completely turned, and cold fronts have begun working their way out of the North, reminding us of the short days and much colder nights to come. It’s important, especially if you have young children, to understand how cold weather clothing works to contain body heat and how you can maximize the effectiveness of your outdoor clothing depending on the weather conditions on a given day.

“It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity that’ll kill ya.” This popular movie quote made by John Candy in Cool Runnings, while comical, does have some truth to it. Cold temperatures alone are bearable and can be remedied by a light base layer and a jacket to contain your body heat. Humidity, on the other hand, adds a new element to the weather conditions that a base layer and a jacket simply can’t protect against.

While assembling your cold-weather wardrobe for the coming months, it’s important that you have a jacket that can protect you from humidity and precipitation like rain and snow.

Muddy Girl Pink Camo Softshell Protek Jacket

Sometimes, but not always, quality cold weather gear will be both waterproof and windproof. A piece of outdoor clothing may be waterproof or water resistant but not contain wind resistant fabric. This will leave you shivering in your boots on a windy day because while you will be dry, the wind will cut right through to your core, decreasing your body temperature. On the other hand, a piece of cold weather clothing may be wind resistant but not waterproof or even water-resistant. It’s important that your cold weather gear be both waterproof and wind-resistant. If nothing else, make sure your outermost layer has both of these attributes.

In addition to a protective outer layer, the other thing that is important to keep in mind while dressing for warmth this fall is layering. As we mentioned earlier, a light base layer and an outer jacket are sometimes enough to get the job done, but when your plans involve harsh weather conditions or longer exposure, you need to consider a layering system that keeps focuses on retaining heat and keeping the cold out. Start with the layer closest to your skin. Find a garment that fits snug so that your skin is in constant contact with the fabric. Ideally, the inner lining is fleece or something similar that produces heat as friction with your skin occurs. Move out one layer and your going to want something that really contains the heat produced by your base layer. A heavy sweatshirt, down vest, or even a second base layer will increase the amount of body heat contained. For your outermost layer, a piece of cold weather clothing as described above should be worn to keep you dry and protected from the wind, as well as contain whatever heat may have escaped your inner and middle layer.

Different people produce and retain heat differently. Try this layering system for yourself and adjust for your comfort. What matters most is that you are protected from the elements and can do what you love to do during the fall and winter months warm and dry.