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As the season progresses the weather starts to cool, but can be unpredictable. This requires specialist mid season hunting pants that provide warmth on the colder days, breathability when it’s mild and protection against wind and rain.

Some of the pants in this list are effective mid- to outer-layers and can accommodate multiple base layers, making them possible pants to wear on cooler days.

On milder days you might use one of these pants hunting from a treestand

They are made with the types of materials that offer breathability and enable freedom of movement giving the active hunter the benefit of comfort and wearable fit.

As a general guide, you can expect these pants to be suitable for temperatures ranging from 40F to 60F.

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 List of Mid Season Hunting Pants

Make / Model


Colors/ Patterns






First Lite Cipher, Specter, Fusion, Dry Earth, Conifer, Ash Grey




Realtree Edge



32”, 35”




Terra Gila, Bottomland



32”, 34”

Realtree Excape, Mossy Oak Terra Gila, True Timber O2 Whitetail




Optifade Subalpine, Optifade Open Country, Dirt


Description of Mid-Season Hunting Pants

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.

First Lite Obsidian Foundry Pants

Product Specifications

  • Mid-weight ripstop merino wool panels
  • Durable Corrugate Guide nylon panels reinforce key abrasion zones
  • Built-in stretch provides ease of movement in the field
  • Articulated fit for optimized range of motion
  • Removable suspender system
  • Stays warm in dry or wet
  • DWR treated nylon
  • Triple needle construction
  • Closed crown paracord pull zippers
  • Dual back pockets with zippered security
  • Weight: 21 oz

First Lite Obsidian Foundry Pants are great for early season hunts. Whether wearing them for tree sitting or moving about in warm weather, these pants will provide good breathability and ample comfort on warmer days.

The main body of the pants are built with mid-weight ripstop merino wool panels to enhance temperature regulation, limit noise generation when moving, and prevent the formation of odor-creating bacteria.

For additional snag and abrasion resistance, the zones prone to scuffs and scratches (the seat, crotch gusset, knees, cuffs, and lower leg) are constructed with durable stretch nylon. The fabric is quick drying, durable and treated with Durable Water Repellent for moisture protection.

The design of these pants provide terrific mobility. For optimized range of motion, the pants have an articulated fit. The pants also offer easy movement in fields thanks to the built-in stretch design.

The pants run true to size and include a removable suspender system which improves fit and allows the pants to sit comfortably while wearing a heavy pack.

The pants also feature paracord pull zippers which reduce noise and dual back pockets with zippered security.

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

Kings Wind Defender Bib Pants

Product Specifications

  • Water Resistant & Windproof
  • Polygiene Odor Control Technology
  • Quiet, Burr Resistant Bonded Fabric
  • DWR Finish
  • Adjustable Elastic Suspenders
  • 2 Large Thigh & Hand Pockets
  • 2-Way Full Length Zippers
  • Raised Waistband
  • High Loft Fleece Liner
  • Bib Pant weighs 3 lb. 3 oz.

The Wind-Defender bib pants is a lightweight pant with a high loft fleece liner designed to keep the wind out and the warmth in.

The bonded fabric has an added benefit being burr resistant making it ideal for upland hunting in the cooler mid-season period.

Water resistance is provided by the DWR treatment applied to the exterior and it uses the company’s Polygiene Odor Control technology to make it scent free.

Pockets at the thigh and for the hands provides storage and zip closures keeps everything secure.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the King’s website.

Kryptek Bora Pant

Product Specifications

  • Premium Schoeller c-change fabric
  • 40% PES, 31% PA, 22% PU, 75 EL
  • Windproof technology
  • Water Resistant
  • DWR Nanosphere Schoeller technology
  • 4 pocket design
  • 4-way stretch comfort fabric
  • YKK Aquaguard Vislon zippers
  • Cohesive cord locks
  • Brushed Tricot Waist
  • Kryptek Signature inner waist suspender attachment
  • Sizes: 30-38, Inseam 32”, 35”

The Bora hunting pants are perfect for the changeable weather conditions you can expect when mid-season hunting.

The exterior is a hard-wearing soft shell that is abrasion resistant and will keep you protected from the wind and be warm without over-heating.

It uses a four-way stretch material to enable full range of movement for the active hunter.

An adaptable feature is Schoeller’s fabric technology called c-change which reacts positively with the level of activity you engage in. When the activity level increases the c-change membrane opens to allow excess heat and moisture to escape.

You can complete your outfit by pairing the pants with the Bora Overmit Bora Jacket.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Kryptek website.

Mossy Oak Mid-Season Pant

Product Specifications

  • 90% Polyester/10% Spandex Double Weave Fabric
  • Athletic Cut Design
  • Odor Control Technology
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Treatment
  • Two Large Zipper Leg Pockets
  • Two Slash Hand Pockets
  • Two Zippered Back Pockets
  • Button Closure & Zippered Fly
  • Partial Elastic Waist for Extra Comfort
  • Belt Loops with D-Ring Accessory Loop on Front Left
  • Snap Tab Hem Ankle Adjustment
  • Sizes: S to 2XL

These mid season hunting pants are made from 90% polyester / 10% spandex double weave fabric with an odor control treatment added to it.

Light rain or moisture is controlled by the DWR treatment and this also helps in controlling the release of odors.

The fabric itself is relatively light which should restrict its use to mild to cool temperatures. You would move onto a heavier, more insulated option for the late season.

The pants also have a snap ankle hem adjustment with three positions available to ensure a snug fit.

There is plenty of leeway given to the sizing to allow for layering in the case of cooler temperatures.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Mossy Oak website.

Scentlok BE:1 Voyage Pants

Product Specifications

  • Carbon Alloy™ technology
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Premium fleece fabric
  • Six pocket design
  • Articulated knees
  • Inner thigh gusset

The BE:1 Voyage pants will keep you warm and comfortable during long day sits during the rut.

This is a midweight single layer pant that can be paired with the jacket for a consistent look that will cope well in all types of mid-season conditions.

The Scentlok fabric is treated with a carbon alloy process that sits between the fabric to adsorb odors to ensure you will stay undetected.

As with most modern day hunting clothes the Voyage is also moisture wicking to act as another way of staying comfortable and dry in quickly changing temperatures.

These are tough, durable hunting pants with a design that offers an easy, comfortable fit. They are perfect for the spot n stalk hunter who needs silent movement to get the job done.  

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Scentlok website.

Sitka Mountain Pants

Product Specifications

  • Gore Optifade patterns
  • 4-Way Stretch-Woven Polyester.
  • Durable Water Repellent finish
  • Articulated Fit
  • Removable Knee Pads
  • Sizes: 30-42, Inseam: 31” to 34.5”
  • Weight: 26.2 oz. // Size: L

The Sitka Mountain pant is what you choose to cover the maximum levels of conditions from mild through to the colder temperatures. These are the pants that will keep you comfortable for all of your big game hunts.

They feature a DWR treatment to protect against light rain. The fabric is a 3-way stretch to provide a maximum of movement freedom and the articulated fit allows the movement without uncomfortable bunching.

The pants also comes with removable knee pads that will come in very handy if you’ve got to do some crawling over sharp or bumpy terrain.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Sitka website.

The features of the hunting pants you need for the mid-season should cater for a maximum of versatility so that a greater range of climates are covered.

During the mid season weather is unpredictable and so are the hunting conditions that you may find yourself in.

If you’re in a stand, you may be waiting hours and over that time, the temperature may just as easily plummet as it will soar.

Hunting clothes that have a fleece outer shell but are capable of providing breathability will prove invaluable and can mean the difference between a successful day and a miserable one.

If you’re finding the temperature is still too warm for the heavier fleece pants, you can take a step back and browse through the examination of the early season hunting pants.

Or you can prepare yourself for the cold season by looking at winter hunting pants for men as well as winter hunting pants for women.

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