How Harkila’s robust Endure compares to its much-loved predecessor…
Over the past few years, Harkila’s Pro Hunter X clothing has become the go-to range for hunters looking for tough, waterproof and breathable hunting gear.
2019 saw the launch of the Harkila Pro Hunter Endure range as the replacement for the ever-popular Pro Hunter X range. Some hunters thought that the Pro Hunter X range couldn’t really be improved on, but a quick look at the Endure jacket and trousers shows a few minor changes that could make major improvements to your day on the hill.
Harkila hasn’t reinvented the wheel, rather just tweaked it. Amongst other design changes, storage has been improved with easier access for cold fingers and flexibility throughout the jacket and trousers increased. Slight changes that allow the Pro Hunter line to evolve and cope with the modern demands of the hunter and the often tough environment in which he inhabits.
In the trousers, you’ll still find articulated and adjustable knees for excellent freedom of movement. There are also Cordura reinforcements and buttons for braces, and the fit is better and more comfortable. The jacket comes with a multitude of storage options. Large front pockets with drain holes, a ‘Quickload’ function and cartridge holders in both pockets (ideal for both right- and left-handed shots), fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and a useful radio pocket positioned over the left chest. Add to this an inner pocket, a large nylon-lined game pocket to the rear, plus a phone pocket under the storm flap to avoid opening the jacket fully to access your phone, and you’ve got a serious suit for shooting in all weathers at any time of the year.
The Endure’s outer skin is constructed using AirTech material, a robust, windproof breathable canvas fabric. It’s dirt and water repellent, and will help keep the wind off your back and keep you out in wilds for longer.
There are also adjustable straps on the cuffs to keep out the cold and wet and keep in the heat. The hem, waist and removable hood are all fully adjustable for a snug, comfortable fit.
To keep you really dry for long periods of time, the Endure jacket and trousers utilise the same Gore-Tex waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane which has been tried and tested for years in the Pro Hunter X range. And, of course, the Endure range comes with the same 5-year warranty for defects in the materials and workmanship. So you’ll still have the peace of mind that your gear will last in the most trying of conditions.
Built to last and to keep you in the field for longer, the Pro Hunter range has evolved and has been designed with the modern hunter’s needs in mind.
Whether stalking in the Highlands of Scotland or hunting in the frozen forests of northern Europe, the Harkila Pro Hunter Endure is, as its predecessor was before, an exceptional hunting suit. One that will stand up to the demands of the harshest of environments and keep you focused on your prey.