How does your sizing run, and what size would you recommend for general layering?
Most of our apparel uses an athletic cut fit, which means that it fits reasonably closely without a lot of excess room or baggy fabric. We recommend that if you are normally at the big end of a size, or in between sizes, to generally go up a size, especially if you will be layering over more than just a baselayer. With our True Fit sizing program, we make sure you have the opportunity to get the size that fits you best.
Does the Pnuma Terra pattern work well in early season or in environments with lots of green vegetation?
Yes! Even though it is a lighter pattern, due to color blocking and its ability to break up the silhouette at all distances, this pattern works really well in early season environments.
What is the temperature rating of your outer gear?
Individual apparel item temperature ratings are extremely difficult to pinpoint or assign and are dependent on a hunter’s physical makeup, cold tolerance, health, activity level, and many other factors. Consequently, Pnuma does not offer temperature ratings. We rely on the process of layering to achieve proper temperature control.
What is the difference between the Waypoint and the Selkirk, and which one is warmer?
The Waypoint is wind and water resistant, made of a durable woven softshell type material that is very quiet. It can withstand light to medium rain and snow and will keep you dry due to the 3M DWR treatment on the shell fabric. In addition Waypoint has a warm grid fleece liner fabric on the inside, and is slightly heavier weight than the Selkirk. The Selkirk is windproof and waterproof because it uses a waterproof membrane. All the seams of the membrane are then heat and tape sealed to prevent any passage of water. It also has a grid fleece lining fabric, and the shell is a soft and quiet knit micro brushed tricot, almost like a very low nap fleece, and is also treated with 3M DWR. At the heart of the Selkirk is the Porelle Extreme membrane. The Porelle Extreme has the highest breathability rating of any membrane used in hunting apparel (120,000 g moisture vapor transfer). In light winds and fairly dry conditions, the Waypoint would be slightly warmer due to the heavier grid fleece liner fabric it uses. In wet and/or windy conditions the Selkirk should be a bit warmer. Both the Waypoint and Selkirk are designed to be layered up or down as temperatures rise and fall.
Which baselayer do you recommend and why?
We offer a couple of great options for baselayers. If you will be fairly active and not sitting in cold temperatures, many of our customers prefer the Merino Wool baselayer, especially for activities such as early season elk hunting, and other hunts where it’s cool in the morning but warms up during the day. It’s hard to beat the comfort of Merino wool. For stationary hunting in cold temps, or when you will be active but may encounter dramatic swings in temperature, then the IconX baselayer really shines due to its ability to thermo-regulate the body to help control temperature. In addition the IconX offers muscle support to help keep you on the move from its different bundles of fibers and stitching. Both styles offer excellent moisture wicking and antimicrobial odor control.
What’s the best way to wash and dry Pnuma gear?
It is strongly recommended to wash your Pnuma apparel in cold water in a non-scented, mild laundry detergent or detergent made specifically for hunting odor elimination. Dry at the lowest heat setting or air dry. Do not wash Pnuma apparel in hot water or dry at high temperature settings. See our product care page for more details on how to properly care for your Pnuma gear.
Do you have a Pro Staff program and how do I apply?
We do not have a formal Pro Staff program. However, we do look for dedicated hunters with active social media accounts who are strong photographers, videographers, and/or storytellers. We typically look for a minimum of 2,000 followers on Instagram or 500 on Facebook. Most importantly, we look for engagement with your content. We’ll take fewer followers and more engagement any day. While you can send an email through Contact Us, we’re really out there looking for you. And if we believe working together to wear our apparel would be a great fit for both of us? We’ll get in touch. And one more thing: please do not look at a position of working together as a means of simply getting free gear.
Do you need hunters to test Pnuma gear?
Our customers test Pnuma apparel every moment they’re in the field. And every customer is invited to send in their thoughts about Pnuma by completing a Field Test report found here on the website. Those reports are read by Pnuma leadership and help us refine current products and develop new ones. So, no, we do not give gear away to individuals wanting to test our gear. Become a Pnuma customer and we look forward to your input.
Do you give discounts to guides and outfitters, military, police, first responders?
Yes, we offer a 5% discount to all of the above. You may request the discount here with current proof (guide/outfitter state license, police and/or first responder identification or letter from the city you work). Once approved, you will receive a promotional code with your discount. Note, the discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered at the time of your purchase.
Why isn't your discount for outfitters and first responders as big as what other hunting apparel companies offer?
It’s easy for other brands to give big discounts because they are giving away their retail profit margin. But that full-priced gear isn’t coming from a retailer – it’s coming from the company’s warehouse. So, giving discounts of 30, 40, 50%, etc. is simple for them. Our gear is already discounted every day due to the fact we’ve eliminated retailer markup. In addition we offer our exclusive Lifetime Guarantee. The discount, no retail markup, and Lifetime Guarantee is our way of saying thank you for what you do in your professional lives, as hunters, and as Pnuma customers.
What does your Lifetime Guarantee cover?
Pnuma promises to repair or replace any piece of our apparel that fails you. That includes defects in manufacturing as well as normal wear and tear. And, yes, that includes snagging your pants on a piece of barbed wire. When you return an item of apparel for repair please know the process will take about two to three weeks from the time we receive your item until it’s returned. Click here to learn more about our lifetime guarantee.