DRAKE WATERFOWL | DRAKE WATERFOWL SYSTEMS
Fowlers first viewed Drake Waterfowl at SHOT Show, Orlando, FL
in 2003. Drake had just completed their first season of operation and
were in the earliest phases of the Drake Waterfowl Systems
We have followed the their growth and development as their line of quality
products exploded from the 6 - 8 clothing pieces and a few decoy bags in the 2002
to the current 2019 mega line. In addition to Drake apparel, the their
line of gear includes gun cases as well as the infamous Drake Jackets, Drake Waders and the original Drake Pullovers. The waterfowl hunter only need
look at the rapid growth and success to see
why Drake is the number 1 waterfowl systems manufacture. Wondering how this happened.
In 2002, Drake Waterfowl embarked on a mission to design and construct
the most effective and unique duck hunting clothing in the field. From the beginning they were aware that the common jacket, even a very warm jacket,
would not catch the eye of the avid duck hunter. The hunter's, that
hit the field every chance they get - the Drake
Waterfowl Hunters. They were determined to develop the most functional waterfowl hunting
clothes and gear - Drake Waterfowl Gear.
Gear that performs and looks great in the multitude of environments and
weather that a waterfowler encounters. And, they realized that complete success would require a
new concept in hunting clothes: a revolution, a clothing "SYSTEM" with the flexibility to protect every hunter in every duck hunting environment. And, so born out of necessity: the birth of a systems approach to
duck hunting gear - the Drake Waterfowl Systems.
A systems approach to clothing for the dedicated waterfowl hunter. Experienced and well traveled hunters that know hunting seasons range
anywhere from early teal at 90 degrees to late mallards at -10F and that often hunters are faced with weather patterns that make it easy to put on too much or not enough clothing for the conditions. Too many layers
means your too hot, especially when active, and these excess layers hinder mobility when shooting or performing hunt task. Too much clothing also leads to excessive
perspiration during pre-hunt activities - walking in, building and
brushing blinds, setting decoys, .... Perspiring dampens the lower
layers and allows excessive heat loss later in the hunt. But, on a frigid morning, not enough layers is not only uncomfortable, it can be down right dangerous. Frigid predawn boat rides without the proper clothing will ruin a hunt. Weather changes are a challenge in themselves but not the only variable to consider when dressing for a hunt. What is cold to one person is comfortable to another. Let's call the perception of cold, hot, humid, .... perception difference between individuals the YOU factor. The Drake Waterfowl system approach to waterfowl gear addresses the YOU factor as well as weather and other variables in the field. Then there is the YOU hunter factor. Every hunter has a different activity level depending on your physical condition or perhaps you just hate ducks more than the next guy? And, because the ducks may find you in a rice field
pit today, a flooded timber hole tomorrow or a South Dakota corn field
next week; your activity level may vary form one hunt to another.
Drake came up with a systems approach that is versatile enough to meet the challenges of weather changes and the YOU. They developed and continue to fine tune
their systems approach to waterfowl gear. And the result was a technical solution with a three category approach: the EST or Early Season, and the MST or Mid Season and and last, the hard core,
LST or Late Season. From these three waterfowl systems, a
waterfowl hunter can select layers that cloth and protect in any time of
year and any hunt conditions. Drake System has more options
and more links in the "systems" chain than any other waterfowl clothing
line. You can be sure that your new Drake Waterfowl Jacket or Drake Gear is your best option for all the variables that face you afield.
And to compliment the broad technology base and dozens of layer
system options, their clothing is available in all of the
popular and functional Realtree and MossyOak camo patterns. Choose the camouflage to match
your hunt - stay comfortable, stay well hidden - enjoy another great
Did we mention every hunter? Thta's right. The Lady Drake clothes and the Young Gun for Kids clothing assures that everyone in the duck blind is covered with the Drake System.