By Emily Franks
Women make up one-quarter of anglers, and more women are giving hunting a shot.
According to a 2015 study, women are the fastest growing demographic in the hunting industry.
However, over 60% of women think that men’s interest in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than theirs, according to a 2017 study.
One obstacle for women in the outdoors involves garments and gear. Though SITKA and other brands have produced women’s clothing, and some companies such as SHE Outdoor are even centered around women’s hunting clothing, these items can be hard to track down.
So if the women in your life are tired of wearing ill-fitting men’s clothing and sick of all the grungy-colored gear, check out our gift guide for women in the outdoors—and get ready for a lot of pink!
SHE Outdoor Performance Shirt – This short-sleeve shirt is made with a lightweight polyester fabric, making it a great layering piece or stand-alone piece for summer maintenance days and early-season hunting. The shirt is $24.99 and comes in two different camo patterns.
SITKA Women’s Core Lightweight Crew – This long-sleeve, low-profile crewneck keeps you warm while wicking away moisture and neutralizing smell. The performance fit is flattering, and the lightweight material is perfect for early-season hunts. Originally $69.00, this crew is on sale for $48.30. It comes in two of SITKA’s trademark camo patterns.
SITKA Women’s Fanatic Hoody – This hoody is made with lofted grid fleece to keep you comfortable in a variety of temperatures. It can be worn over a tee shirt when you need protection from a cool breeze, or it can be layered to keep you warm over long hunts in frigid weather. It also includes a form-fitting hood and a built-in facemask for added warmth. Originally $189.00, this hoody is on sale for $132.30. It comes in black and camo.
SHE Outdoor Insulated Waterproof Jacket – This jacket offers waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection in a cut that flatters the female form. The piece will keep you warm on the coldest hunts without any inconvenient bulk. It also offers a detachable hood with adjustable draw cords and a chin guard for added element protection. This jacket sells for $129.99.
SITKA Women’s Equinox Glove – These gloves allow hand protection with maximum utility. These lightweight, technical shooting gloves also include conductive technology in the index finger and thumb to allow use of a touch screen phone or GPS without having to remove them. The gloves come in camo and are $79.00.
SITKA Women’s Cloudburst GTX Glove – These gloves are built with high-density fleece and insulation to keep your hands warm in the coldest weather of the season. With leather palms and nylon face, they are both fully waterproof and breathable. These camo gloves are $129.00.
Under Armour Fusion Pants – These lightweight, relaxed-fit pants use storm technology to repel water without sacrificing breathability. The elastic waistband and secure, zip-side pockets make these pants both comfortable for lounging around the cabin and durable for outdoor activity. The pants come in black and blue, both of which are $65.00.
Under Armour Early Season Field Pants – These fitted pants by Under Armour are made from sweat-wicking material. Their elastic waistband and four-pocket construction make them perfect for early-season hunts. Originally $89.99, these pants are on sale for $67.99 and come in three varieties of camo.
SHE Outdoor Insulated Waterproof Pants – These insulated pants are perfect for long, cold hunts. They have ankle-closure adjustments to protect your legs, along with side-leg zippers for an easy on and off. These camo pants sell for $129.99.
White River Fly Shop Waders – These insulated, lug-sole chest waders are meant to keep you dry in fishing spots that others are afraid of. They are made of a heavy-duty nylon with a bib construction that comes up high on the chest and back for better protection. These light-brown waders have a front pocket that closes to safely stow gear for $89.99.
G5 Montec Pink Broadheads – Made of 100% stainless steel, these broadheads are spin-tested and feature technology for accurate and durable penetration. All women bow hunters would love to boast these pink broadheads. They are sold in a package of three for $39.99.
Diamond Archery Pink Compound-Bow — If you’re looking for a bigger gift for your favorite female archer, consider this pink compound bow, which shoots arrows up to 310 fps. Its draw length is adjustable from 13” to 31”, and its weight is adjustable from 5 lbs. to 70 lbs., making it ideal for archers of any size and strength. This pink bow sells for $349.99.
Federal 12-gauge Top Gun Pink Target Loads – These limited-edition, pink-hull loads feature high-quality shot in 25 shells per box and 10 boxes per case. Buying these target loads also supports breast cancer research, as Federal will donate a portion of these Hulls for Healing shells to support the fight against breast cancer. A case of these pink target loads was originally $69.99 but is on sale for $54.97.
G Outdoors Pink Compact Double Pistol Case – Though this pistol case is small, it allows unlimited storage options in carrying one or two compact pistols, extra ammo magazines, and protection equipment all in one location. It is made with lockable, heavy-duty zippers for extra security, and an ammo dump cup is included. The pink camo case is $34.99.
Beretta Shooter’s Towel – This pink Beretta shooter’s towel is the perfect accessory for any female sporting clays competitions, trap and skeet. The absorbent cotton fabric keeps hands dry, and the grommet hole and clip allows shooters to attach the towel to their belt or bag. The machine-washable towel sells for $14.99.
Plano Pink Two-Tray Tackle Box – The Plano Pink Tackle Box features a cantilever-tray design that extends open for easy access to fishing gear, and has a collapsible handle for easy transportation. Beyond looking pretty, the tackle box safely protects your gear, as the brass-bailed latch stays securely closed. The pink and periwinkle tackle box is $15.99.
Berkley Pink Fish Gloves – These highly-flexible gloves have a textured, rubber grip. The gloves are designed to fit a woman angler’s hand while protecting them from fish-handling hazards in style. The pink and gray gloves are only $3.99.
Ande Premium Monofilament in Pink – This premium monofilament line is a medium-soft mono and has a small diameter to allow your lures to track deeper, yet boasts excellent knot strength. The low memory prevents tangles and loops when the action is hot. This pink, saltwater line is $12.99.
Costa Anaa Polarized Sunglasses – These polarized sunglasses would make the perfect gift for any female angler. The frame is durable and the lenses are shatter-resistant, while the polarization reduces glare and eye strain when on the water. These sunglasses sell for $149.00.
Bass Pro Shops Stik-O Worm – This bait casts like a rock, and the time-tested worm wreaks havoc on bass. They are loaded with salt and infused with scent, and they are easy to rig. Not to mention they boast 557 5-star reviews on Bass Pro’s website. These baits come in a variety of colors (including four shades of pink), and are on sale for under $5.
Benchmade D2 Steel Pink Knife – Every angler needs a knife to keep handy in their toolbox, and this pink knife is a great addition to that of a female angler. Its axis mechanism locks the custom blade in place with stability, while the springs secure the locking bar to prevent accidental closing when you need it the most. This pink knife sells for $99.99.