This year Sitka launched its first outfit with Insect Shield, a permethrin-based treatment that bonds bug repellant to fabric. This means the new Hanger Henley and Pant repels ticks, mosquitos, fleas, ants, chiggers, no-see-ums, and flies. There's no smell or residue, and because the permethrin is enmeshed in the fabric, it lasts through about 70 washes. It's pretty remarkable stuff. I wore both the henley and pant through much of the late summer and fall and saw it work on mosquitos, flies, and ticks. The material doesn't repel them like, say, a Thermacell—you're not in a bug-free bubble—but when pests land on the fabric, they get up and move quick. So you're not getting bit by horseflies on the back, and ticks aren't marching up your pant leg. Being from Sitka, the Henley and Hanger Pant are well-designed. The pant has a two-way fly, tree-saw pocket, reinforced spot on the front pocket for a knife clip, and cordura reinforcement fronts. They designed this system for early-season work, like scouting and hanging treestands. Now, what they really need to do is use Insect Shield in a camo lineup that we can use for spring-turkey hunting. $79 for henley, $189 for pant; sitkagear.com –M.R.S.