The Great Gear Debate

Posted: May 20, 2015 in Practice & Tips, Uncategorized

Along with our great debate on which bow company is the best, my Dad and I also have a great debate about our camo gear. Recently, I purchased some Sitka gear with the Christmas money I received, but my dad decided to buy FirstLite. We have been going back and forth about whose gear was better and why for some time. It’s all in fun, but one afternoon last week I decided to run some tests and determine the winner. Yes, this is what I do in my free time.

Disclaimer: this test was only run in my bad yard during the month of May when foliage was well in bloom. I have converted the pictures to black and white because that is how deer would view the scene.

So, let’s take a look. In the pictures below, I placed the jackets in the middle of the tree under the foliage. You will see that the gear in the picture on the right stands out much more than the one on the left.

Sitka won this round. Take a look at the next group of pictures.

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This was taken in my back yard. Once again, if you look to the left of the white fence you will notice the camo gear on the left, but not the right. Sitka won AGAIN! FirstLite is generally made for late season deer hunting when the leaves have fallen off the trees and the foliage is more sparse. Hunting any other time, it would seem Sitka is best. Let’s take a look at one more set of pictures.

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With FirstLite on the left below and Sitka on the right, it’s clear that Sitka stands out as the winner in this test. I’ll continue to do test pictures in different terrains and seasons to determine the overall best and post my thoughts here. In the meantime Dad, Sitka wins. If I’m right about this one, I bet I’m right about Matthews being the best bow too. 🙂

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