Materials - Dry-Plus® and Scent-Lok®


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Dry-Plus® is a waterproof, breathable, windproof membrane that can be bonded to fabrics to provide a supple, quiet barrier against precipitation and other forms of moisture. Though it keeps moisture out, Dry-Plus® also breathes to allow perspiration to escape, preventing wetness build-up in underlayer garments. Take our word on it, Dry-Plus® will keep you dry and comfortable-inside and out. Try any Cabela's Dry-Plus® garment risk-free for 60 days. If you are not satisfied for any reason, return it for a full refund.



A sponge absorbs water - that is, the entire sponge soaks in and retains the water. Conversely, adsorption, which is what takes place with activated charcoal in Scent-Lok®, is the capturing of matter by the surface of a solid. The surface of activated charcoal is an extensive labyrinth of different size pores, nooks and crannies that trap and hold gases, vapors and dissolved matter (all forms of human scent). Activation (or technically, reactivation) is the process of heating this surface to high temperatures. This releases the trapped scent molecules and reopens the pores, nooks and crannies for future scent adsorption.

Scent-Lok® has the optimal amount of carbon particles. Buy a product with too little carbon and the deer will smell you. Buy a product with too much carbon and you needlessly sacrifice breathability, comfort, weight and softness. We call this delicate balance The Product Function Factor and have created a minimum adsorptive standard to measure all scent control products by.

We've extensively tested our Scent-Lok® products at the very best research facilities around the world. We tested actual human scent under actual field conditions. The result is a technology and a line of products that are the standard by which all others are judged - and which keep getting better!

Activated carbon is the most effective odor-reducing substance known to man; and the best carbon comes from coconut shells. Coconut shell carbon has the largest internal surface area of any carbon on earth, so it ultimately captures the broadest range of scent molecules - and that's why we use it.