Over 97% of clothing purchases in the U.S. today aren’t made domestically, and the same goes for hunting clothes. Big-box retailers and household name brands are often cutting manufacturing corners, and that just doesn’t sit right with us. So, we did the research to find all the hunting clothes made in the USA. Our findings are below, along with some sourcing tips on how to find the domestically made stuff. Let’s get started.
Full List of Hunting Clothing Brands Made in the USA
FORLOH is a higher-end option for outdoor technical gear, and they make a lot of clothing options for men, women, and kids. Whether you’re looking for vests, rain jackets, pants, shirts, hats, or other accessories, FORLOH should have something for you.
All American Clothing Co. is a retailer that works with a lot of great American manufacturers. They have a hunting gear section featuring jackets, pants, bib overalls, t-shirts, and a few more basic items. All of their stuff is pretty affordable too.
Blackstock Clothing is known for its Altitude jackets and vests and unique camo patterns developed in-house to work with a wide variety of environments. They have a keen attention to detail in all their clothing, even down to where the stitching is located to reduce wear and tear with rifle straps and other gear.
Crye Precision is based in New York and makes military-grade combat gear and tactical apparel for armed forces members and outdoorsmen. While you may not need armor for your next turkey hunt, their field apparel is renowned for its durability.
Origin manufactures a wide variety of hunting clothing and tactical gear from their facility in Maine. They design and manufacture all of their clothing for durability, so this gear can last you a lifetime.
Gulch Gear makes very high-quality camouflage clothing for men and women out of their factory in Oregon. Their Inceptor jackets are quite popular and they also have a lot of other apparel to choose from with a unique camo pattern. Some of their materials (like their Toray fabric) are imported, though.
Check out XGO if you need something flame resistant. They make tactical apparel that is certified “fly safe” by the United States Air Force. They have several “phases” of clothing, increasing in performance as you go up from Phase 1 to Phase 4.
Go Wild Camo is another option for affordable camouflage gear. Most of their materials are domestically sourced; however, they use some international materials, so keep an eye out for those products.
David Ham Apparel is an under-the-radar operation out of Mississippi that is producing very high-quality hunting clothes. They employ over 120 American workers.
Darn Tough makes wool socks that are incredibly durable and can support any hunter. They have a hunting section on their website where you can browse all of their sock varieties that are specifically geared towards outdoorsmen.
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How to Find Hunting Clothes Made in the USA
It can be very tough to find the country of origin for any product these days, so here are some tips getting down to the bottom of everything from materials to assembly and labeling when searching for new hunting apparel.
For all of our advice, check out our guide on how to find made in the USA products.
A lot of your very basic clothing for outdoorsmen is made from cotton. While not the global leader in cotton production (that distinction belongs to China), the U.S. is a very stable producer of the crop and you should have no problem finding American sourcing options.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking at cold weather jackets and gear made with down feathers, it’s going to be tough to find brands that are sourcing those feathers from U.S. suppliers. Most of the goose-down feather industry is dominated by Canada, Europe, and Asian countries. There are a few options, though. For example, FORLOH sources their down from an Amish duck farm in Indiana.
Most tactical clothing is primarily made from synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester. A lot of brands have come up with their own unique formula of synthetic fabric blends that they patent, so you may see some confusing names out there for materials. There is an abundance of U.S. suppliers for these raw materials, but it’s best to check with the brand if you can give them a call or email them. Once again, the U.S. is not the global leader in synthetic fabric production.
Luckily, outdoor clothing falls under some additional U.S. legislation that gives us more details on the clothing label about which fabrics are used (in plain English) and where they are from.
We also have Title 19, Chapter 4, Section 1304 of the U.S. code working for us, which forces brands that import products to disclose the country of origin on the product or packaging. Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to marketing materials like their website though, so it’s notoriously difficult to find the country of origin when you’re shopping online.
If you find yourself in that situation, it’s best to give the brand a call or shoot them a message to ask where their products are made and sourced.
Asking about sourcing is particularly important because brands will often try to get cute with their manufacturing messaging to deceive consumers about where they are actually made. Look for “made in the USA” phrasing, not “assembled in the USA,” “stitched in the USA,” or other qualifiers.
Don’t be fooled by American flags in company logos either. The use of the U.S. flag is not regulated and doesn’t tie to “made in the USA” language requirements.
Hunting Clothing Brands Not Made in the USA
We like to keep a running list of brands that aren’t made here to save you the trouble while you’re doing your own research. Here are the notable ones we’ve found so far.
- Ball and Buck – only a few items are manufactured in the USA; the large majority are imported
- Cabela’s – most of their name-brand hunting clothing is imported
- Field & Stream – subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods, mostly made in Asia
- Carhartt – mostly made overseas
- Sitka – all imported
- Drake Waterfowl
- Mossy Oak