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4-X™ The Badlands way of advanced Scent Containment

Keeping You Hunting Clothing Undetectable


There are three ways you can effectively remove odor. One: treating the fabric with a chemical bath or spray, which contains antimicrobial agents or silver. Two: use materials which actually have odor preventing qualities based on their own chemical or Biological make up. Three: scent absorbing carbon. All of them have their pros and cons.

Most companies are content with “The Easy Road”... Spray some secret sauce on the fabric surface and call it good. BTW: Badlands is not most companies.. Thus, in the spirit of ‘more’s better’ we decided to attack the situation from multiple fronts.

4 Steps To 4-X Scent Containment Technology

Elite Hunting Clothing Technology

Step One: All Badlands 4-X fabric used in our hunting clothing is coated Silver. It has been known for centuries that this precious metal attacks and destroys microbes and bacteria. As a matter of fact, Ancient people knew that if they stored their food in Silver containers it would not spoil. The Fact is; Silver works- and a lot of companies use it. The other fact is; these companies apply a thin coating on the fabric surface and call it good.

Step Two: At Badlands we have always shown off a bit. We didn't think that just spraying the outside was good enough. Therefore, once the fabric has dried, we roll it up and send it though the machine again, adding another coat to the underside, the part which directly makes contact with your skin, where the funk originates in the first place. Without doing this second coat on the inside microbes are allowed to get through the proverbial front door, where they may be stopped by the surface coating, however they have already penetrated the fabric by then, which can lessen the useful life of the garment. Excessive ? Of course. This is Badlands we just can’t help ourselves.

This two sided approach ensures beyond a doubt, that none of them little ‘microbial buggers’ live long enough to get a girlfriend - no less raise a familynds we just can’t help ourselves.

Step Three: Using a technique we call Bio-Mapping we determine the areas where the human body sweats and produces the most odor. In these key Locations, We chose fabrics made from Bamboo and Coffee. “What and What, you say?” Yes, Bamboo and Coffee have an incredible ability to kill bacteria and absorb odors. So we thought "why not use it in our hunting clothing?" When converted into fabrics, these organic materials also produce some of the softest, best wicking, environmentally friendly textiles known to man. The fact is: Since they occur as a natural property, even over time, neither Coffee nor Bamboo will lose their ability to perform vital duties. Unlike topical sprays and carbon, which degrade with each wash. Who else but Badlands would take scent containment all the way to an ‘Atomic level’?

Step Four: All this is very intriguing and actually works quite well. Except for one S.N.A.F.U. Jackets and underwear, are not air tight. Therefore, the odor which carries while escaping from your sleeve cuffs, neck and torso area sends a nasty message to animals-that “things are not going to end well”. This problem can never be stopped completely. However, we have devised a little method called Scent Gasketing. In theory, by lining these escape routes with our Bamboo and Coffee fabrics, much of the air is “scrubbed” as it lweaces the garment thus managing odor more effectively. There you have it, The Badland’s 1-4 punch to scent containment. Simply put, nobody in the industry has thought about or attacked it from as many angles as we have. So when you pick up that other brand, just ask yourself- “are you feeling lucky?”