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Bow hunting turkey early-season is undeniably exciting, but the hot spring and fall days bring can be uncomfortable, especially when wearing pants unsuitable for warmer days.

Hunting can be particularly miserable when wet and scratched up, resulting from the inability of your clothing to offer effective water and briar resistance.

There is a good selection of hunting pants which are lightweight, quiet, and provide ample breathability to remain comfortable while hunting gobblers.

Browse through the selection of what we have found to be among the lightest, breathable, and most comfortable hunting pants available today for turkey hunting.

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

We have included the weight of the pants and the technology used to achieve the breathability in our turkey hunting pants comparison table.

Note that the listed price is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price which is usually higher than the prices that they can usually be found.

Comparison List of Hunting Pants Suitable for Turkey Hunting 

Make / Model

Weight

Breathability

MSRP

17 oz

4-Way Stretch Nylon

$119.00 - $140.00

12 oz

4-Way Stretch Brushed Nylon

$189.00

21 oz

Ripstop Merino

$195.00

280 gsm

4-Way Stretch Polyester / Spandex

$135.95

n.a.

Polyester Stretch & Hydroplex Cooling

$54.99

18.5 oz

4-Way Stretch Primeflex Polyester

$139.00

Details of Hunting Pants Suitable for Turkey Hunting

Having identified a selection of quality turkey hunting pants side by side with basic details displayed, and their prices, we can provide a more detailed description of each product below.

This will be short review of each product and an identification of key features.

First Lite Men’s Corrugate Guide Pants

Features & Specifications

  • True to Size
  • Ultra durable nylon fabric
  • Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish for all-weather capability
  • 3D Double Cargo Pockets
  • Belt and suspender loops (suspenders not included)
  • Weight: 17oz

Inspired by rock climbing and mountaineering, First Lite Corrugate Guide Pants provide excellent breathability while remaining lightweight and incredibly durable. The pants have a clever design, offering considerably free movement and ample storage.

The design of these pants comes primarily from ultra-durable nylon fabric. For a complete range of motion, the pants design features a built-in stretch.

The 4-way stretch nylon gives the wearer superior mobility by allowing the pants to move with your body. This also provides sufficient toughness to handle harsh climates.

The pants perform well in most weather, having been treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) for all-weather capability. They are considered an athletic fit and run true to size, which suggests purchasing your regular size to wear over or under additional layers is your best option.

The accessibility of the pants’ storage is immense, thanks to the feature of 3D double cargo pockets. Each thigh features a zippered compartment and a drop-in pocket which can hold a wide range of essential items. These pants also have belt and suspender loops (suspenders not included though).

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

Sitka Gear Ascent Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Fabric: Stretch CORDURA Nylon Woven Blend (60% CORDURA, 30% Nylon, 10% Spandex)
  • Articulated Fit
  • 4-Way Stretch fabric
  • Mesh-Backed Pockets
  • Polygiene® Odor Control Technology
  • Mesh knee pad pockets

Though primarily aimed at hunting ungulates (hoofed animals), Sitka Gear’s Ascent Pants are an excellent pair to wear early-season when turkey hunting.

Warmer weather conditions expected on early-season hunts demands breathable hunting gear, fortunately, these ultra-durable, lightweight softshell pants ensure you remain cool and strong-minded on your hunts.

The pants’ fabric is a stretch Cordura nylon woven blend. The blend is 60% Cordura, 30% nylon, and 10% Spandex. The pants offer immense breathability, primarily attributable to the durable 4-way stretch fabric. This lightweight blend (and articulated fit) delivers a wide range of motion with limited bulk. The blend is also quick drying, keeping you cool in the heat.

The pants also hold up quite well against heavy abrasions from underbrush and gravel. The pants feature internal mesh knee pad pockets for greater protection (if desired), and mesh-backed pockets for additional ventilation.

The design uses Subalpine concealment which is intended for stalking and ambushing ungulates from tree-covered and vegetated terrain while on the ground. Additionally, the pants implement Polygiene odor control technology to safely neutralize sweat-causing odor.

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

First Lite Obsidian Foundry Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Mid-weight ripstop merino wool panels
  • Durable Corrugate Guide nylon panels reinforce key abrasion zones on the seat, knees, leg, cuff, and crotch gusset
  • Built-in stretch provides ease of movement in the field
  • Articulated fit for optimized range of motion
  • Removable suspender system
  • Stays warm whether 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.

Predator Camo Men’s Alpine Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Lined and lightweight - 280gsm total
  • Durable Water Repellent finish
  • 4-way stretch woven fabric
  • 96% polyester/4% spandex
  • No-slip waistband
  • Two slash front pockets
  • Two zippered cargo pockets
  • One rear zippered pocket
  • Diamond crotch gusset
  • Estimated temp range: 50-70 degrees

Predator Camo’s new Alpine Pant is well-suited for active hunters, and especially appropriate for turkey hunting. The pants are lightweight and are are an athletic style of pant.

The pants can support you through early-season hunts in a multitude of temperatures and terrains. They are designed to perform effectively in temperature ranges of 50-70 degrees but can withstand even lower temperatures with layers.

The exterior of the pants consists of a 4-way stretch blend of polyester and spandex (96% and 4% respectively). This blend is coated with a Durable Water Repellent finish and is bonded with a low-pro grid fleece interior.

For better mobility, the pants are designed with a diamond crotch gusset and also features a no-slip waistband which should allow the pants to sit securely and comfortably.

The pants have a total of five pockets for storing necessary items: Two slash front pockets, two cargo pockets with zippers, and a rear zippered pocket.

The pants are hand wash only, they are not machine washable.

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

Mossy Oak Men's Tibbee Flex Hunt Pants

Features & Specifications

  • Ultra-Breathable, Lightweight 92/8 Polyester/Elastane Material - Powered by Hydroplex™ Cooling Technology
  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Laser-Cut Perforated Crotch for Added Breathability
  • Gusseted for Non-Binding Fit
  • Two Front Slash Hand Pockets and Two Rear Buttoned Pockets
  • Two Cargo Pockets for Additional Gear
  • Partial Elastic Waistband for Added Comfort with Belt Loops
  • Button Front and Zippered Fly
  • Mossy Oak Silicone Logo Patch on Left Thigh
  • Standard 32" Inseam

Mossy Oak Tibbee Flex Pants are ideal warm weather pants for hunting turkeys and other game in mild temperatures.

These pants are made with an ultra-breathable, lightweight 4-way polyester stretch blend (92% polyester and 8% elastane). For additional breathability, construction of the pants uses a sturdy diamond weave and features a laser-cut perforated crotch.

Hydroplex Cooling Technology powers the pants. The Hydroplex fabric provides advanced moisture wicking ability, maximizing the release of heat. The fabric also allows for non-restrictive comfort with a full range of movement.

The comfort of the pants heavily influenced the design of the pants. They feature a partial elastic waistband and a gusseted crotch which allows for a non-binding fit when sitting and kneeling.

For greater durability, the knees have double layering material.

The pants have a six-pocket design which keeps items accessible. There are two front slash hand pockets, two rear buttoned pockets and two cargo pockets. The pants also include a button front and a zippered fly.

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

KUIU Attack Pants

Features & Specifications

  • 4-way Stretch Primeflex Polyester
  • 247 g/m2 Primeflex Polyester
  • Brushed inside to eliminate chafing
  • Articulated knees for better range of motion
  • Gusseted Crotch
  • Mesh Hip Vents - 2
  • Open Hand Pocket - 2
  • Zippered Cargo Pocket - 2
  • Zippered Seat Pocket - 2

KUIU Attack Pants are simple yet versatile pants. The versatility of the pants means they perform successfully in a wide range of temperatures, and effectively repels water (due to Durable Water Repellent coating and a tight fabric weave) makes them a suitable choice of pants for spring turkey hunting.

The Attack Pants are widely recognized as incredibly comfortable and durable hunting pants.

The pants are made with 4-way stretch Primeflex polyester. This fabric is incredibly soft, stretchy, and of an overall high quality which guarantees you will feel comfortable wearing the pants.

These pants provide exceptional mobility, an attribute of the well-designed fit, fabric, articulated knees, and the gusseted crotch. The design allows the pants to move along with your movements and provides a full range of motion.

Mesh lined pockets reduces the weight of the pants and provides great breathability. The pants have two mesh hip vents which provide convenient climate control, two open hand pockets, two zippered cargo pockets, and two zippered seat pockets.

The pant interior is brushed to eliminate chafing and general discomfort.

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

What to Look for When Buying Pants for Turkey Hunting

Breathability

Early-season, hot-weather hunting conditions essentially necessitates that you wear breathable clothing, otherwise there is a high likelihood of losing focus, overheating, and becoming generally uncomfortable.

Clothes which provide great breathability will generally have designs with great ventilation and are constructed to allow air to pass through your clothing to keep you cool.

It is also common for gear with good breathability to have effective wicking technology implemented in the design to reduce and avoid sweat (and odor).

Weight 

Lightweight pants are essential for turkey hunting, considering it is in your best interests to avoid being weighed down and left effectively immobile in the field.

Lighter pants are commonly worn for hunting turkeys because they typically move well with the swift movement of hunters, allowing for a wide range of motion. Quality lightweight pants generally never hamper the mobility of hunters.

Although minimizing weight is great for mobility, turkey hunting pants generally have more weight in high abrasion regions of the pants to provide effective briar and thorn resistance. Therefore, the lightest pant generally does not equate to most effective pant.

Weight of pants is less important for those who hunt turkeys in ground blinds.

You should also be mindful of minimizing noise. Typically, lighter and less bulky pants are the way to go. For many, softshell hunting pants are a good choice for their ability to keep you stealthy.

Additionally, natural fibers tend to be quieter than synthetic fabrics.

A Final Word

The hunting pants featured in this list offer great breathability while remaining lightweight making them effective pants for hunting turkeys.

They are also quite versatile considering that they can work as effective mid-layers on cooler days.

It is important to point out that although these pants are great for moving around in fields, they can get considerably damaged in thick underbrush. Generally, thorn proof pants designed for upland hunting are better suited for lasting long in areas where abrasions are expected.

But, if you are expecting to be moving about on warm days in mild terrain hoping to remain cool, these pants are great for doing so.

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