HUNTING JACKETS: A GUIDE TO THE BEST ONES ON THE MARKET

skyHunting is a pastime shared by many. In fact, in 2011, more than 13 million people enjoyed the pastime in America alone. That’s about 6 percent of the U.S. population!

 

Clothing is very important when hunting. Most clothing items for sale for hunting purposes are camouflage, meaning they blend into the background. Camo allows you to blend into the background so that the animal you are hunting can’t see you as easily. There are a few things to consider before you purchase your hunting jacket for the coming season:

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TYPE OF CAMOUFLAGE

Most people see the word “camouflage” and immediately think of dark greens and browns, but camouflage can be designed to fit any outdoor environment, including snow. It is essential to find out what type of camouflage you need before committing to purchasing a new piece of clothing for your hunting experience.

 

COMFORT

If you are an experienced hunter, you know how long you will be spending outside in your hunting jacket. It is important that what you choose is comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time.

 

USEFUL

Hunting jackets can vary. Some can just be used to keep you warm and hidden, but others have a variety of pockets and compartments where hunters can store ammo and anything else they would want to have on their person.

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WEATHERPROOF

Possibly the most important feature of the jacket is its ability to stand up to harsh weather conditions. A good hunting jacket will keep you warm while also keeping you out of sight. It is also important that the jacket can protect you against rain or snow. A good hunting jacket will keep you dry.

 

SOME OF THE BEST JACKETS ON THE MARKET

The following are some of the best hunting jackets currently available for purchase:

 

The Sitka Gear Downpour Jacket is a polyester jacket that is wind and water resistant. Its colors are elevated camouflage and optifade. This jacket, currently selling for between $209 and $329, is totally waterproof and allows for a full range of motion. The jacket also has a hood, but the hood is not detachable.

 

Another great jacket on the market can be found in the Camouflage Leafy Hunting Suit. This jacket and pants combination is made of polyester and is wind and waterproof and has a leafy texture and camouflage. While the outfit is easy to wear, the leaves may occasionally rip off. Luckily, this is one of the more affordable jacket and pants sets, available for $59.99 on Amazon.

 

The Scent Blocker Matrix Jacket is a polyester jacket in with leaf and khaki colors. It is wind and water resistant and blocks any scents coming off you. The one downside to this $169 to $180 jacket is that it doesn’t have a hood. It does have two vertical chest pockets and keeps you warm without picking up burrs and brambles in your hunting area.

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CONCLUSION

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