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Best Upland Bird Hunting Pants

Here are our top six favorite upland hunting pants to tackle any range of environments.

Best Upland Bird Hunting Pants

Bust the brush in style and comfort with these bomb-proof upland bird hunting pants for men and women. (Photo courtesy of Pyke Gear)

PYKE Gear - Dakota Pant

PYKE Gear - Dakota Pant
PYKE Gear - Dakota Pant

Serious bird hunters find themselves in the nastiest of covers through the course of a season, and that can wear out a pant. Enter Pyke’s Dakota Pant: Made for grouse hunters, by grouse hunters. It is built using a tough nylon base layer with an outer 3-layer stretch nylon that is incredibly waterproof, while still maintaining good breathability. At 20 ounces, the Dakota pant is relatively light given its ruggedness, and provides a good, comfortable fit with features such as articulated knees, a gusseted crotch, and an elastic stretch waist band. And now for the best part—Pyke Gear is proudly made in the USA!

$270; pykegear.com


Orvis - Upland Hunting Softshell Pants

Orvis - Upland Hunting Softshell Pants
Orvis - Upland Hunting Softshell Pants

These ultra-technical upland pants from Orvis provide a ton of versatility for hunters who like to pursue a range of species in different climates. The tightly woven ripstop front panel provides good briar resistance while the highly breathable base fabric is light, mobile and ultra-comfortable. What’s more, these softshell pants provide good moisture protection for damp October mornings while the mesh-lined zipper ventilation is also a nice feature as the temperatures rise through the day.

$179; orvis.com


KUIU - Kutana Stretch Woven Pant

KUIU - Kutana Stretch Woven Pant
KUIU - Kutana Stretch Woven Pantl

Ideal for early-to-mid-season hunting, the Kutana Pant from KUIU features Primeflex nylon fabric that provides spandex-free, two-way stretch and superb abrasion resistance for its weight class. Most stretch nylons are based on spandex, which absorbs water and breaks down over time, while Toray stretch nylons, like that used in the Kutana, gain stretch from the shape of the fiber and the fabric structure, eliminating spandex for better performance in the field and life expectancy. The Kutana Pant weighs in at a mere 13.4 ounces and will make you feel like you may be able to chase that bucket list Himalyan snowcock this year. It is also water resistant, ultra-comfortable and available in a variety of colors.  

$169; kuiu.com

Prois – Pradlann Field Pant

Prois – Pradlann Field Pant
Prois – Pradlann Field Pant

The Pradlann field pant is perfectly engineered and built to last season after season. The abrasion and water-resistant stretchable fabric is breathable, moisture-wicking, and durable—all while fitting just right. With style and comfort in mind, the Pradlann pant features an athletic cut with articulated knees and a hidden elastic waistband with Velco fasteners for unrestricted, form-fitting mobility. Made for all types of weather, two zippered leg vents allow you to properly thermoregulate throughout the day’s hunt. The Pradlann field pant comes in Sedona Sage or the cool new Veil Camo – Cumbre.

$170; proishunting.com

Browning - Upland Pant

Browning - Upland Pant
Browning - Upland Pant

These upland pants from Browning simply get the job done. Made of rugged 10-ounce cotton, they will hold up well from seasons of abuse chasing roosters through CRP. The articulated design is comfortable yet sturdy. Polyester overlays are highly water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about being damp from the morning dew behind your new spaniel. These Browning pants are truly all-function, and at a price point anyone can get behind. The Browning upland pant is also available in a women’s model, designed to fit and perform specifically for women wingshooters.

$75-$80; browning.com

Beretta - Thorn Resistant EVO Pants

Beretta - Thorn Resistant EVO Pants
Beretta - Thorn Resistant EVO Pants

Another versatile option for the upland hunter are the Thorn Resistant EVO Pants from Beretta. Reinforced where it matters, these pants will resist briars with outer abrasion resistant material made of high tenacity polyamide. But no weight was sacrificed with their ruggedness. These are highly functional, lightweight upland pants up to any task. They are also waterproof and breathable with thoughtful features such as ventilation zips to keep you cool while you go higher for chukar. Stretch fabric optimizes mobility and an elastic waistband ensures a perfect fit.  

$280; beretta.com

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