Forget Under Armour! Here’s What The Best Dressed Hunters Wear…

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on August 21, 2016

 

Under Armour…

Never needed it.

Here’s what real hunters wore…

5,300 years ago.

Forget Under Armour! Here's What The Best Dressed Hunters Wear...

The world’s first known sheepskin coat was worn by Ötzi the ‘Iceman’ 5,300 years ago.

Scientists have studied the famous mummy’s clothes for the first time and found they were made from a variety of five different animals.

These included brown bear for his hat, goat for his leather and sheep – for his coat.

It means Ötzi, found frozen in a glacier in the Alps a quarter of a century ago, was donning the garment more than 5,000 years before today’s hipsters.

Forget Under Armour! Here's What The Best Dressed Hunters Wear...

The mummy was discovered in the Italian Ötztal Alpes in 1991, and two decades of analysis have provided insights into his ancestry, diet, tools, lifestyle, health and attire.

In the latest study, researchers from University College Dublin, looked at nine fragments of leather from Ötzi’s clothes and quiver, and were able to identify the species of origin for each.

Forget Under Armour! Here's What The Best Dressed Hunters Wear...

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