Treestand hunting requires slightly different types of hunting clothing than a more active discipline such as spot ‘n’ stalk where the hunter is going to be more active.

The pants you wear in a treestand must be able to provide significant warmth and be capable of blocking out wind and rain.

When you sit up in a treestand you’re going to be exposed to every bit of adverse conditions that come your way with very little to no cover.

This means it's crucial you use a good layering system and top it off with warm, sturdy hunting pants. We will assume we're looking for something to keep us warm in the coldest parts of the season and will need quality insulated hunting pants or something similar.

We have listed the pants in alphabetic order based on the manufacturer and provided size options and camo or color finishes they’re available in. We have also quoted the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for each to give an indication of what you might expect to pay.

Comparison of Hunting Pants for Treestand Hunting

Make / Model


Colors / Patterns







31” – 35”

Multicam, Ranger Green




UA Barren Camo



31” - 34”

Valo, Verde, Vias, Bourbon, Gunmetal, Major Brown




First Lite Fusion, Cipher



Tall = 6’3”



Description of Hunting Pants for Treestands

Featured below are more comprehensive reviews of the features of each of the listed hunting pants from above.

Each of these brief hunting pants reviews aims to provide you with extra information that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of effectiveness, comfort and performance.

ECW Gen III PCU Level 7 Primaloft Extreme Cold Weather Insulated Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Genuine RFI-Issue GEN III Level 7 Trousers
  • Part of the U.S. Army Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS)
  • PrimaLoft Sport thermal bonded high-loft insulation
  • Water resistant outer shell
  • Elastic waist with provisions for suspenders
  • Nylon reinforced knees
  • Zipper Closure

Let’s start with the pants you need for extreme cold conditions. These pants are the perfect answer to surviving the coldest temperatures in comfort.

If you don’t care about bulk below the waist and, let’s face it, sitting in a treestand it’s unlikely that you do, the added layers of insulation are just what you need.

The Primaloft bonded insulation provides added warmth that is trapped inside so that your legs will remain comfortable through long hours of sitting.

The extrerior outer shell provides water resistance that will keep you dry and if it is paired with a DWR treated jacket you have a combination that is great for performance as well as comfort.

The other really attractive thing about these pants is their price. It’s difficult to believe that you’re going to find a quality pair of insulated pants for treestand hunting cheaper than these.

Kifaru Lost Park Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Rhino Ripstop Shield outer and inner material
  • Water-resistant outer shell
  • Climashield APEX insulation
  • Full length zipper
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Adjustable belt
  • 500d Cordura knee/shin and rear panels for extra wear protection
  • Excellent packability

The Lost Park pants are lightweight and durable but designed for use in extreme conditions making it suitable for wearing in treestands.

It uses Climashield APEX insulation with a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment to keep it from absorbing water.

The insulation is sewn into the inner lining to create a complete layer of warmth that provides all day effectiveness and belies its deceptively light weight.

The pants also provide protection at the knees and the shin with a double panelled Cordura reinforcement.

These pants can also be paired with the Lost Park Jacket.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Kifaru website.

Under Armour Ridge Reaper Alpine Pro Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Packs easily into its own internal stuff sack
  • UA Storm technology repels water
  • Stretch-woven nylon shell
  • Knit seat & inner leg panels
  • 800-fill power goose down insulation
  • Traditional puffer silhouette but much more durable & less noisy
  • Full length leg zips

These pants are designed to help outlast the brutally cold conditions of the deepest winter days.

They are lightweight and packable with full length leg zips to make them easy to put on and take off without having to remove boots.

The 800-fill goose down insulation provides extreme warmth to outlast even the harshest mountain conditions, perfect for treestand sitting.

The fact that the silhouette is of a puffer jacket should be inconsequential to the treestand hunter who is more concerned about feeling comfortable during periods of inactivity.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the Under Armour website.

Kuiu Super Down Ultra Pants

Features & Specifications

  • FIT- Insulating mid-layer.
  • Face and lining fabric- 12D Stunner Stretch ripstop
  • Insulation- water resistant Quixdown 850+ FP
  • 30D reinforced paneling at the seat and knees
  • 95% down cluster | 5% feather
  • IDFL certified (International Down and Feather Laboratory)
  • Packable in self-stowing inside pouch
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable waist tabs for custom fit
  • YKK full-length side zippers
  • Inseam: S-30 in | M-31 in | L-3XL-32 in
  • Knee articulation built into seams
  • Weight: 8 oz

These pants are light in weight but strong in insulation with 1.7 oz of 850+FP TORAY Quixdown to register as KUIU’s lightest down pants.

The pants are meant for use by hunters who are going to be sitting in a stand or a blind rather than a bush busting stalker.

The outer layer is a 12D nylon that is wind-proof and has been heat treated to stop the down from migrating through the fabric. It also has a DWR treatment to protect from moisture.

Reinforced panelling is added to the seat and knees providing increased durability. 

Full length side zippers makes it easy to take the pants off and put them on without having to take off boots.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the KUIU website.

First Lite Sanctuary Bib Pants

Features & Specifications

  • 37.5 Active Particle Technology
  • High back, waist, knees - 100g 37.5 Cocona Insulation
  • Legs - 200g 37.5 Cocona insulation
  • Seat - 300g 37.5 Cocona insulation
  • Silent construction provides quiet insulation and wind-proofing
  • Moisture resistant DWR exterior repels snow and rain
  • Thigh Cargo Pockets
  • Insulated high back with suspenders
  • Proprietary drop seat zipper system
  • Windproof membrane
  • Temperature range: Below 20F
  • Weight: 60oz

A lot of hunters prefer the added warmth and protection that bibs provide over pants. The First Lite Sanctuary Bibs are one of the more highly regarded types.

The insulation at the back, waist, legs and seat provide plenty of warmth at all the spots where the chill can creep in.

This bib is considered the important extreme cold component of a layering system. It is constructed with seven layers of fabric including a windproof membrane.

The design allows for freedom of movement, particularly at the armpits and elbows so the shot isn’t hampered at all.

Everything about the Sanctuary allows the stand hunter to stay longer on the coldest of days.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the First Lite website.

Rivers West Ambush Bib Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Heavy Duty 2-Way Zipper
  • Double Storm Placket
  • (2) Zippered Chest Pockets
  • (2) Interior Sherpa-Lined Handwarmer Pockets
  • (2) Cargo pockets w/Oversized D-Rings
  • Elasticized Back Waist
  • Reversed Buckle Suspender Belt - converts bibs to pants
  • 18” Boot Zippers w/Storm Fly
  • Sherpa Fleece Lining

The Ambush Bib is a great choice for combating extreme cold with Sherpa lining that will keep you warm and comfortable.

The interior of the Bib is soft and quiet allowing movement without making noise.

Features such as the heavy duty two-way zipper and double storm placket provides protection from the wind.

The legs feature an 18” zipper to make it easy to put on or take off over your boots and the magnetic closures makes it an even easier task if your fingers are cold and not working the way they should.

Another nice touch is the reversed buckle suspender belt that can convert the bibs to pants if the conditions change and you feel the need to alter them on the go.

Plenty of pockets – 6 to be precise – adds to the usefulness of the bib with zips on the chest and oversized D-rings in the Cargo pockets.

All in all, a very useful cold weather pant option for hunters in a treestand.

To complete your protection against the cold you can pair the bibs up with the Ambush Jacket.

Find out more about the company along with the other products available by visiting the Rivers West website.

The key to selecting suitable pants for treestand hunting is less about the sleek lines and whether it moves absolutely silently and more about its ability to keep you warm in the most adverse conditions.

Don’t worry about the puffy pants look, this usually indicates there’s plenty of insulation packed into the lining.

A couple of considerations that may have to be taken into account involve getting into your stand.

If you use a climbing treestand you should take the performance of the pants as you position the stand in the tree into account. This can be a rigorous process and you could become quite warm if you’re wearing heavily insulated pants while climbing.

The other involves your safety harness, its size and whether it properly fits over a bulky bib or pant. It should, but it’s worth taking the size of both into consideration and maybe testing them out together before heading out into the field.

If you’re going to be sitting for the majority of the hunting day, the look of the pants should be the least of your worries.

Certainly the deer don’t care.

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