Are you tired of buying multiple base layers just so you can make it through the weekend without stinking up the woods?\u00a0 Since base layers are worn close to your skin, the minute you start sweating, odor-causing bacteria begins to grow and multiply, ultimately giving off a nasty stench. Try wearing those base layers on the second or third day of the hunt without a wash, and the sound of that mature doe blowing at you won\u2019t be too pleasing.HuntGuard\u00ae is the solution.When you hear a product like our HuntGuard base Layers having Nanotec\u2122 w\/SmartSilver\u00ae technology, what does that really mean to you? Sure, it sounds cool and high tech, but what does it (Nanotec) actually do for you, the consumer?The copy under each product is simply too small to explain all the features in detail, which is why we\u2019ve written this article \u2013 to help you understand exactly what Nanotec w\/SmartSilver is and why it\u2019s the best scent control system on the market.What is Nanotec\u00a0w\/SmartSilver?SmartSilver\u00ae nanoscale technology bonds silver at the molecular level to provide highly effective scent protection and permanent antimicrobial performance that is never weakened by sweat, abrasion, or washing.SmartSilver\u00ae Nanoparticles at 40,000 MagnificationAs the name suggests, there are tiny (nano) particles of silver infused in the fabrics of selected HuntGuard Products.\u00a0 Any next-to-skin HuntGuard layer will have Nanotec antimicrobial technology \u2013 base layers, socks, hats, gloves, etc.Why is Nanotec only included in next-to-skin layers?\u00a0 The answer is simple and is reliant upon how the technology works.\u00a0 The key being that silver is moisture (sweat) activated. When materials infused with SmartSilver come into contact with moisture, they release very low levels of silver ions, which in turn inhibits the growth of microbes that cause odor and material degradation. Silver ions disrupt three cellular pathways (respiration, replication, and cell wall synthesis) within the bacteria cells, which is why nanosilver is so effective.\u00a0Moisture (sweat) causes the silver enhanced material to release silver ions, which effectively kill\u00a0odor-causing bacteria.Why We Chose SmartSilver\u00ae tech for HuntGuardThere are four main factors why SmartSilver was chosen as the odor eating, antimicrobial treatment in our HuntGuard line \u2013 it\u2019s permanent, effective, safe, and has a proven track record.It\u2019s permanent \u2013 Unlike some competitors which use silver salts in their hunting garments, HuntGuard has nanoparticles of pure silver.\u00a0 Independent testing has shown that the SmartSilver particles remain embedded within a product, whereas other antimicrobial technologies have uncontrolled release of silver. SmartSilver additives are designed to permanently attach to the threading material so the particles stay tightly bound.\u00a0 Bottom line, even after 30+ wear\/wash cycles the garment is just as effective as the first time you wore it.It\u2019s effective \u2013 SmartSilver is effective against 600+ species of bacteria and fungus and is proven to kill 99%+ of common microbes, protecting the product from fungal damage and eliminating odor-causing bacteria. \u00a0It works\u2026period. See Track Record below.It\u2019s Safe –\u00a0 Silver is a natural antimicrobial that\u2019s been used since ancient times. Silver is non-toxic to people, animals, and plants. SmartSilver is environmentally safe, fully registered with the EPA, and approved by Oeko-Tex as free from harmful substances.Proven Track Record \u2013 If today\u2019s military and healthcare professionals use SmartSilver enhanced apparel, wouldn\u2019t you?\u00a0 Because of its effectiveness, SmartSilver technology has been used in military uniforms, medical scrubs, bedding, and even medical devices to prevent the growth of bacteria and biofilm build-up.Hunter to HunterWhen my Nanotec socks and baselayers don\u2019t stink after a full day of shed hunting in knee high rubber boots, you know those tiny nanoparticles are hard at work.\u00a0 It really is incredible how well the HuntGuard base layers work, both from an odor control and layering perspective. It\u2019s extremely beneficial to have performance wear that can withstand multiple days of field use without a wash, all while still controlling scent. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.