BEX is mostly known for producing some very lightweight high quality sunglasses designed for those pursuing an active lifestyle. I even had the opportunity to write a review on them in the past and they truly are some great sunglasses. As I continued conversation with BEX since then, they had hinted that they would be coming out with their own camouflage pattern. My first thought was, how would a company that designs sunglasses create a camouflage for hunting? Well they did and it was impressive.
The FitThe BEX camouflage fit is very true to size. I typically wear a size large in my jackets and when I tried this one on the arms were not too long and the length was perfect down around the waist. It was not tight and did not restrict my movement and was not bulky either. I was very comfortable wearing the jacket and felt like I could draw my bow very easily or pull up to shoot with my rifle.
The pants were similar. I was very happy with the way that they fit without any restrictions or being too long or too short. There was plenty of room to add some layers underneath without them feeling like they were bulky or oversized. The polar fleece lining was perfect for keeping me warm and added some cushion while stalking on the antelope.
The only hiccup I had is when I first unboxed the pants, I noticed that the hole for the button was sewn over. I just used a razor blade to open it up without ruining the stitching. This was an easy fix and I know this was just a unique instance. I didn't let that hinder my experience with the camo.
Both the jacket and the pants are made from 100% polyester. I have never owned polyester hunting clothing so I did notice the sound of the clothing as I wore it. It did make a "swishing" sound as I walked. Now I have talked to several people who own other polyester hunting clothing and they have mentioned that the sound has decreased significantly as they have worn and washed the clothing. I am assuming these will follow suite as I continue to break them in.
From the website:
Composition: 100% Polyester.Both the jacket and the pants are a shell so they are not a heavy insulated piece of clothing. The thing I do like about that is that it makes it perfect for those mid season hunts. It's warm enough for early in the morning before the sun rises and yet it's not overbearing when it warms up in the day.
Fit: Classic fitting jacket shell.
Features: Water-resistant zippered pockets. Interior media pocket with headphone exit port. Removable polar fleece lined hood.
Tech: Water repellent finish, wind resistant fabric, polar fleece lined fabric keeps you comfortable and warm in all climates.
Once I received the camo, I'll admit that I was skeptical. The colors seemed very light to me and I was worried how it would look in the forest vs a treestand. On the other hand, I was excited because it seemed like it would work out perfect in the sage brush for my antelope season.
I did take it out on my elk hunt. There was a lot of sage but there were plenty of pine trees as well. I was able to get within 150 yards of my elk to take a shot and he never spooked. Even after I shot, the cow elk were still milling around at 100 yards or less with me standing in the open.
For the sage during my antelope hunt it performed really well. I was able to put some great stalks on antelope, we just won't talk about the shots that were taken. I was very pleased with how it blended in well with the sage brush.
It did well in the treestand during my early archery deer season. I felt that the lighter color helped break up my outline with the sky behind me. I did hunt out of some cottonwood trees so they are lighter bark but it worked out really well.
Overall I think that this camo works well. I was pleased with how it performed as I pushed through thick brush, crawled through sagebrush with cacti, and kept me concealed and warm during my elk hunt. I have put the this camo through some tough situations and there are not rips or tears. Even after packing out my elk, I didn't have any blood stains after washing.
I had the hoodie and the t-shirt as well which were a little darker in color than the jacket and the pants but still had the same camo pattern. The only concern I had with the hoodie was the white laces. I feel like for a hunting scenario it would be a little better with a darker color or even a tan to help match the camo. This isn't a make or break on the camo, as I rarely lace up my hoodie anyways.
The price is very affordable and won't break the bank. If you are looking for some new camo at a an affordable price, make sure to give BEX camo a shot.
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As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the BEX Camouflage free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by or associated with BEX Camouflage and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review. My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.