Make Way For Hydrapel

December 14, 2012

As we say our farewells to the late and the great prime summer shorts, we remember the good days. The days where you could let the thighs out for a trip into the bush to soak in the sun, get a good draft circulating to keep everything fresh and to do it all while in camo. We will greatly miss the prime summer shorts and even the trousers a little, but good things have to make way for better things, the perfect summer time garments.

Introducing…. the new and improved, the one you have been waiting for, the Hunters Element Hydrapel Shorts which are coming in at the start of next year. We know, we know, we will give you a minute to yourself to check them out, mind the keyboard.

Hope you saved some of your excitement, as now it’s time to get technical. The garment is made of Hydrapel fabric, this is designed to increase the toughness and durability of the garments. Making a marked improvement on their predecessor’s durability as to give them a fighting chance to withstand the beating that they get in the bush. The Shorts feature 2 zippered front pockets, perfect for keys or any small valuable that you wouldn’t mind holding on to. The garment will have the option to be in Frost Green or Realtree APG, will range from S – 4XL and be available early next year, just in time for the ROAR.

To read more about these fantastic shorts, click here.

To find out where you can grab yourself a pair, check out our store locator for the store nearest to you:

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Size Chart


Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.

XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53



WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your trousers would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 

INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our trousers, to the base of the inner leg.

XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85



Our outer layer trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular trousers. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular trousers. Below are the dimensions of the outer layer trousers.

XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

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