Unfortunately, most game animals, such as whitetail, have a sense of smell keener than a blue-ribbon bloodhound. So if you head into the field smelling like sweat, your sister-in-law’s camp chili, or that clearance-bin aftershave your kid got you for Father’s Day, good luck. You have to practice good scent management, and Badlands gear is a step in the right direction. We’ll help you keep those man-made scents under wraps and under control, so you can leave the field smelling like a winner.
Silvadur™ Antimicrobial Treatment
You work hard on a hunt and hard work produces noticeable odors. We’ve treated select Badlands base layers and other gear with our Silvadur antimicrobial treatment, to help fight those game-repelling odors at the source. Silvadur attacks microbes and destroys bacteria that cause your sweat to smell.
And if coating the outside is good, then coating the underside is even better. After the initial coat of Silvadur, we turn gear inside out and send it through for a second coating. Excessive? Please, this is Badlands. Excessive is our middle name. Unlike similar treatments that wear down quickly, Silvadur will stand up wash after wash (just avoid the lavender detergent for this load). Final score: Badlands 1, odor-causing microbes 0.
On the natural end of the spectrum, we rely on good old Merino wool to fight the funk. Merino fibers are not only warm, soft, and water resistant, they’re also naturally antimicrobial. Here’s how it works: Merino sheep produce lanolin, which coats the wool fibers. Lanolin prevents microbes and bacteria from forming, and because there’s no bacterial action, there’s no scent. You stay warm and odor-free, longer. So whether you choose a Badlands synthetic, or prefer a natural base layer, we’ve got your back. And your legs. And head.