Camo for Fall

The weather in the fall is all over the place. There could be 100 degree days followed by a freak snowstorm the next week. So finding the right camouflage for the season is a must in any area. The camo needs to not only be functional at hiding a person’s outline but must have the added ability to protect the wearer from the elements on any of the crazy days that often times happen in the fall. As the leaves start to turn it is a good idea to change to a more open pattern on the camo like the Realtree Xtra. This pattern specifically has a lot of twigs and branches in the pattern mimicking the openness of the surrounding woods very well.

Now that one of the patterns that is good to use is established it is time to look for the right camo for those warm days at the beginning of the fall. These shirts and pants should not only be comfortable and breathable but also have to have a little greenery in the print, as all the leaves on the trees have not completely turned. A good shirt for this is the RedHead® True Fit Camo T-Shirts Long Sleeve. This shirt comes in the Realtree Xtra Green, which hPants for the early fall are next on the list for the guys and a great pair would have to be the RedHead® Stalker Lite II Camo Pants. During the early fall this pair of pants is great at wicking away sweat and breathing while allowing for the full range of motion for hiking or hunting. Another great feature for these pants is that they are easy to get in smaller sizes for those outdoor kids!as a few green leaves thrown into the more open pattern making it perfect for the outdoorsman who wants to stay hidden in the early fall.

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For the ladies, a great shirt during this early fall period would be the SHE® Outdoor Tech Tee - Long Sleeve. This long sleeve shirt is great for hiking or hunting and is specially fitted for the ladies making it more comfortable and breathable during the warmer days in the early fall. In the beginning of fall a good pair of pants for the ladies would have to be the SHE® Outdoor Utility Pants. In the early fall these pants for ladies can’t be beat giving the rugged durability of hunting clothing while at the same time being light and breathable for a warm day in the outdoors.


Now for the kids. A great shirt for the early fall has to be the Carhartt® Work Realtree Xtra® Camo Pocket T-Shirt Long Sleeve. These shirts are great for the outdoors kid who enjoys any activity outside during the early fall. The shirt wicks away sweat from the body so warmer days are no problem in this shirt while at the same time this shirt is comfortable and durable making it perfect for the rough and tumble kids!


While early fall is all well and good being warm and all too often a very humid, late fall tends to be chilly and windy. The pattern for the camo that hunters and plain outdoorsmen will want to wear will also change. The green from the early fall is now completely gone and a more open pattern with twigs and branches that are bare, with a cedar branch mixed in is now far more appropriate. For the guys a good light jacket for those chilly days is the Scent-Lok Full Season Velocity Bowhunter Hunting Jackets. This jacket is great for the late fall season because it has both the warmth for the chilly mornings and the waterproofed with the durable water repellent. A good pair of camo pants for the late fall is the Badlands® Hybrid Hunting Pants.These are perfect pant given that they are not only warm and waterproof but breathe like a much lighter pair of pants.


For the ladies a great camo top is most definitely the SHE® Outdoor C2 Hunting Jacket, the jacket is cut for a feminine form for better comfort in the field and warmth even on those chilly late fall days. Another great aspect of the Outdoor C2 is they come in a set. The SHE® Outdoor C2 Hunting Pants are great for mornings sitting in the chill of fall with a weatherproofed fleece that keeps an outdoors lady warm while still being flexible and breathable in all conditions.


For the kiddos a good late fall jacket that is both warm and comfortable is the Under Armour® ColdGear® Ayton Hoody. Even in the cold wind of late fall this great hoody is able to keep kids dry and warm so a hunt in the morning can be as long as needed without having to head back to the cabin. A good set of pants to go with this hoodie for the kids is the Under Armour® ColdGear® Ayton Camo Pants for Youth, these pants are able to bend and move like kids while staying dry even in the wettest conditions.


The craziness of the fall season makes finding a good camouflage a pain. But knowing the different patterns and how effective they may be during different times of the season can help pick the best camo pattern for the event. While knowing the conditions that are almost always associated with fall can help pick out the proper gear for the dry season or the wetter part of the season. As always happy hunting and good luck! 


2014 Spring Force Promotion

Bass Pro Shops and Carhartt are teaming up again. This year, April 1st through April 20th, receive a FREE Igloo cooler when you make at least a $50.00 purchase on any Carhartt Force product. Make at least a $50.00 purchase on any Carhartt Force products and receive a redemption form to claim your cooler. Redemption forms can be found in the apparel department.


There are two ways to redeem:
1. Online: Enter certificate code at, as prompted, on or before June 30, 2014. Limit
1 Igloo® Cooler per mailing address. Note: Customers may be requested to mail in original Carhartt Force®
Product sales receipt and original bar code/UPC code.

2. Mail in: Customer can send original receipt with the redemption coupon Carhartt Force® Product sales
receipt and original bar code/UPC code, along with redemption form, to the address provided.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. If your Igloo® Cooler is not received in 6-8 weeks, contact Carhartt at 1-800-833-3118, or by email,

Come on into the store or visit us on the website at to check out all of the Carhartt products that we carry. Don't wait long to shop, this offer is only good for a limited time.


Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

Your local Bass Pro Shops may not come right to mind when you think of Back-to-School shopping, but it should this year.  The State of Georgia has designated August 9 - 10 as a two-day sales tax holiday!

This means no sales tax will be collected on most footwear and clothing (sold for $100 or less per item).  Accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, wallets and umbrellas are not not included. School supplies, such as backpacks/book bags are included, if they are under $20.

Head over to our Apparel Department and check out our huge selection of clothing items for all members of the family.  You'll find Bob Timberlake for Men, Bob Timberlake for Women, Redhead for Men and Women, Columbia, Natural Reflections, Carhartt and more.


Don't forget footwear to finish off your outfit! You will find a variety of styles available, from Natural Reflections, Redhead, Fila, World Wide Sportsman, Clark, Merrell, just to name a few! We have shoes for all needs, from tennis shoes to loafers.

Mark your calendar and head to Bass Pro Shops - Macon to take advantage of the two-days sales tax holiday. This is a great opportunity to finish up your Back-to-School shopping and save some hard-earned money, all at the same time!  Don't forget to check out the tremendous savings available during our Fall Hunting Classic!




Wondering What To Get Dad For Father's Day

Your problem is solved. Instead of giving that same ole shirt, socks, or tie, give a gift from Carhartt!  Spend $100 on Carhartt merchandise and we will mail Dad The Ultimate Dad's Day Gift Box.

Valued at over $75 the gift box contains:

  • A Carhartt Knife by Case

  • A Carhartt Hat

  • A Bass Membership

  • A Carhartt Lure

  • A Stanley Gift Card

This offer is good from May16th to May 26th.

Check out our website for more information about Carhartt products.

For more information about this offer go to:

Remember Dad this year with a gift from Carhartt.


A New Item that we have in our Carhartt section is the Relaxed Fit Sleevless Tee Shirt. This item is available in four colors, and comes in sizes M - 2XL. They are $15.99. 

We have some great new items that are just perfect for summer. Come to see us or visit us online at




When are you going to get bib coveralls on line?

Asked by: Robert Schwank

Store: Springfield, MO


You are in luck! We currently offer coveralls on our site.  You can find them here: Overalls, Bibs & Coveralls.

We offer bibs for hunting, fishing and simply working outside.  You will find them in top brands such as Carhartt, Drake, Redhead & More!

I have found that a good pair of coveralls can be really valuable in cold weather or tough working conditions.  Not having that gap at your waist can really cut down on getting cold air up your shirt when sitting up against a tree or out on the boat.  When working outside it also keeps dirt and grass from making its way down your drawers!  Be sure to get coveralls large enough to go over a couple of layers of clothing.  Thanks for your business!



Vests! Vests! Vests!

Today it is all about the vests from Carhartt. We have 3 workwear vests this fall for you. They are the Sandstone Vest, The Sandstone Rugged Vest, and the Sandstone Active Vest.

Let's talk about the Sandstone Vest first. It is a 12 ounce 100% cotton sandstone with a zip front and knit neckline.  It is Artic quilt lined for extra warmth and retails for $64.99.  This vest comes in 2 colors: Carhartt Brown and Dark Brown.  The cotton sandstone fabric is micro sanded and washed for a comfortable fit. The next vest is the Sandstone Rugged Vest with a v-neck zip front and sherpa lined for the extra warmth. The vest is triple stitched and has large lined front handwarmer pockets.  Like the Sandstone Vest this one is washed for a comfortable fit and has a drop tail for coverage. It sells for $64.99 and can be purchased in 3 colors, Lt Khaki, Dark Brown, and Black. The 3rd vest is the Sandstone Active Vest which is hooded and has a mid-weight quilt lining.  This is a washed fabric as well and with the design provides good range and motion.

The colors are Carhartt Brown and Black and can be purchased for $69.99. All 3 of these are great workwear vests for when you are working outdoors.


Sandee Pearson

Men's Apparel Team Lead




Carhart - Durable and Functional

Carhartt has been a family owned Company since 1889.  Their headquarters is in Dearborn, Michigan.  Carhartt started making clothes for railroad workers.  Here at Bass Pro Shops we carry a large line of the Carhartt brand.  Known for their durable yet comfortable style, they are very functional as well.


All Carhartt apparel is reinforced at vital stress points with heavy duty threads or rivets.  In 2007 Carhartt launched a women's line.  Many of their styles are resistant to flames, abrasion or water.  So stop on by and check out our line of Carhartt products or check out the links below.  I don't think you will be disappointed.

Robin Piedmonte-Events Coordinator




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You asked for it and now we have it!  Our Women’s Department now carries Carhartt  for the ladies.  We have expanded our store Carhartt merchandise with the latest in this strong and fashionable line of clothing.

Our brand new womens Carhartt clothing line!

Let me tell you a little bit of history about the Carhartt Brand:  Hamilton Carhartt was born in 1855 in Macedon Lock, New York. He grew up in Southern Michigan. He modified his last name by adding an extra "t" to ensure he would stand out from other businessmen. The original Carhartt clothing line was an overall garment created specifically for railroad workers.  Hamilton Carhartt founded his namesake company in 1889 and began making work wear with a single goal in mind and that was to set a standard of excellence to which all others would aspire. He started with only 4 sewing machines and about 5 employees, the first products manufactured were overalls in duck and denim fabrics. By traveling from town to town and visiting each railroad division, he was able to establish himself in the overall business.  Carhartt Master Cloth was designed and woven especially for use in Carhartt garments and was pledged to be the best cloth that could be produced.  Hamilton Carhartt passed away in 1937 at the age of 82. Today, just  like Bass Pro Shops, his company remains a family owned operation committed to the mission of providing Best-in-Class apparel for the active worker.

All kinds of styles for the men!

Carhartt is used in many occupations and venues!  There are numerous movies and television shows that have Carhartt products being worn and used in them.  Next time you are watching your favorite TV show or a movie, see if you can spot the items!  While you are out with the family, play a game with the kids and see how many people they can identify wearing something of the Carhartt Brand.  

So, ladies, make a stop in our Women’s Department and check out this quality and time tested merchandise. 

Jackets, hats, and more for the ladies!

Continue on into the kid’s department and get some Carhartt for them.

Keeping the kids in style!

And don’t forget, the Men’s Department has a complete line of Carhartt from work wear to casual wear, including belts and gloves! 

The original, tried and true!

We have it all!

Carhartt for the whole family!  We have the latest merchandise for men, women, and kids!  Bass Pro Shops Clarksville, make it your family one stop shop for Carhartt!

Tina Tucker - Special Events Coordinator/Promotions


Carhartt for Women at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops !!!


Carhartt for Women has exploded in popularity in the last few years. Normally equated to men's workwear, Carhartt has committed extensive time and research into designing a women’s line with a stylish design. Bass Pro Shops in Cincinnati now carries a great line of women’s Carhartt apparel and our inventory is increasing daily. Come see our women's Carhartt area and check out the following items:

Hooded Sweatshirt

Women’s Midweight Zip Front Graphic Hooded Sweatshirt

  • 13 ounce cotton, poly blend
  • 3 piece hood
  • Raglan Sleeves
  • Longer length for reaching & bending


Sierra Jacket

Sandstone Sierra Jacket

  • Designed to fit the shape of a woman
  • Princess back seams for a premium fit
  • Built-in bi-swing shoulder pleats for increased mobility
  • Sherpa-lined body for added warmth
  • Hidden rib knit storm cuffs
  • Triple stitched main seams for added durability


Mock Neck Vest

Sandstone Mock Neck Vest

  • Princess back seams for a premium fit
  • Sherpa-lined body and front pockets for added warmth
  • Inside pockets for secure storage
  • Triple stitched main seams for added durability

Bass Pro Shops Events - November 2011

This time of year things are jumpin' even more at Bass Pro Shops Altoona! Free events now through December for families, hunters and anglers!

Looking for a unique way to entertain your holiday guests and maybe work off some of that Thanksgiving Day food?  Our holiday hours start with the store open for your shopping pleasure on Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Then get ready for Black Friday with our Thanksgiving night Great Turkey Campout with games, campfire,s'mores, and drawings every half hour for $25-$100 Gift Card from 5:30-8:00pm. You must be present to win. Additionally, one person will win a Coleman/Bass Pro Shops Camp Package that includes a Coleman 10’ x 10’ Signature Shelter w/Lighting, Bass Pro Shops 5 person Deluxe Dome Tent, and a Coleman Signature Coffeemaker. Plus, one national winner will receive a two-year lease on a 2012 Toyota Camry XLE, an Arctic Cat 425i ATV AND the Coleman/Bass Pro Shops Camping package described above!

Black Friday the doors open at 6 a.m. -- we'll have hot chocolate and donuts for the hardy ones waiting for the doors to open!  Our five hour sale runs from 6-11 a.m. with INCREDIBLE deals once again on jeans, full-zip fleece, Carhartt jackets and a dog bed/rope toy combo for Fido! Of course, we will also have our four day sale with savings that starts Thanksgiving Day and runs through the weekend.

Santa's ElvesSanta's Wonderland 2011 -  Free 4x6photos with Santa continue with extended hours starting Thanksgiving Day. Santa currently is here from 3-8 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. 

Starting Thanksgiving Day, Santa's hours will be:
Thanksgiving Day - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 - 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 - 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Then November 28-December 23 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m., M-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays.
December 24, Christmas Eve - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hunting Seminars
Free seminars continue the weekend of December 3 and 4 with a Deer Call seminar at 2 p.m. both days.  Learn how to make the best choice among the many models of calls available to help you bring in those monster bucks!
Rod Woten
Ice Fishing Weekend
December 10-11 - Free seminars featuring local pro staffer Rod Woten and vendors will be on hand to visit about products.

Local Heroes Night - December 11, 7-10 p.m.
Extended hours for our local heroes!

  • Local Heroes include Police, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, War Veterans, Soldiers, and Military Personnel.
  • Local Hero must show I.D.
  • 10% discount on regular priced items (some restrictions) including photo packages purchased in-store
  • FREE ornament to the first 100 Heroes 18 years and older
  • FREE craft for kids! While supplies last! Styles will vary
  • Enter a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Bass Pro Shops® gift card

Keep tabs on our events through our web site, our Facebook page, the Frugal Playground , and the KCCI-TV and WHO-TV community calendars!

Cold Weather Warm Kids!

Incredible kids clothing keeps rolling off the trucks and onto the floor here at Bass Pro Shops Altoona! Fun, great quality, and even techy are how to describe this season's clothes for BPS kids, from infants to youth.  Here's a sneak peek!

Infant and Toddler Buntings and SleepersKeep the little ones warm from head to toe with our pink bear or brown moose infant fleece buntings. Hoods with ears, tails on the back, and paw prints on the feet. Perfect for Halloween costumes, too! 

A wide selection of infant and toddler Carhartt for the younger set comes in long-sleeve tops, overalls, pants and jeans for boys and girls 12 months to 4T.

Carhartt Boys
In Boys Carhartt , sizes 4-18, there are long-sleeve shirts, overalls, jeans and camo pants.

Our Columbia selection has grown by leaps and bounds for infants and kids, with fleece jackets, buntings, hats, and mittens.

Bass Pro Shops KidsBass Pro Shops brand has a fun and stylish selection of long-sleeve tops and leggings for girls size 4-12.

An innovative new coat for boys just came off the truck thisColumbia Buga-Puff Jacket week! It's the Buga-Puff jacket from Columbia. The silver Omni-Heat inside reflects body heat to create even more warmth. If he gets too warm on the playground or at the mall, straps inside the jacket let him wear it like a backpack! Young BPS Altoona customer Peter shows us exactly how it's done! 

It may be an unusually warm October in Iowa right now, but the cold weather IS coming!  Make sure your kids are ready and beat the holiday rush!


Spending Your Cabin Fever Time Productively

Is Spring Here Yet?

by Kevin Izzi  Pro Staff Member

Well it seems like spring is once again toying with us. If you are like me I have a severe case of cabin-fever-itis and am tired of organizing my tackle boxes and lining up rods.....let me out!  But as you are getting ready, take some time time to look over your boat, trailer and lights.

Easily overlooked item's

Make sure your Sterns Life Jackets (or Similar) are in good shape with no dry rot and if you have Sospenders (or similar) inflatable vests check the condition of your charge. Check that throw-able device the one stuffed up under everything else in your storage box. By the way it would be a great time to relocate it to an area that is easily accessible just in case you need it! Those of you that are required to have flares check the dates, that is one of those items that can be both dangerous and costly. Make sure you have a small box of tools in case you need them on the water. I have a pair of pliers, adjustable wrench, slotted and Phillipp's screwdriver, hammer and a small block of wood just because my grandfather said "when I need it I will know what it's for"! 


Check that your lights are all in working order: parking lights, turn signals, brake lights and if you have them back-up lights. Look over your wiring, especially at places that can pinch or wear the wire casings. Inspect bow lights (navigation red and green) and stern-light (the tall clear one) bulbs, covers, connections and that the receptacles are free of debris (spiders love those little holes as a nest). If you have a marine stereo check that too!

General Maintenance

Get your Carhartt work wear or old clothes and gloves on and get out the grease gun. Hit all the fittings and remember the one on your jack stand. Check the air in your tires and look at the condition of the rubber; dry, cracking, slices, gouges and/or road hazards (nails, screws etc) are the type of things that can ruin your first day of fishing before you even get to the lake! 

If you take a few hours before your fishing season starts to check over these item's you should have a trouble free and safer time on the water!

Remember to keep your Tackle Box Open and spread the Word!