This is our workhorse, the ideal do-it-all option for most hunters. With each design decision, we sought the perfect balance with our Contact line: a shell that provides rugged protection without sacrificing flexibility; a true stealth fleece that’s still lightweight and breathable; all the technical details you want without the extras you don’t need. We thought through it all so that you don’t have to think twice about what to pack for your next trip.
OUR GO-TO HUNTING JACKET
- 90% Polyester Shell with DWR / Bonded Fleece Back, 10% Spandex
- DWR Treated Face Fabric Provides Water and Wind Resistance
- Mechanical Stretch and Quiet Face
- High Chest Hand Warmer Pockets with Silent Magnetic Closures
- Adjustable Cuff & Waist/Hem
- 3 Point Hood Adjustment
- Harness Pass-Through
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I love the design and feel of this jacket. I’m a duck camp gear guy now. I’m super impressed!
Purchased this jacket after getting rid of an old softshell from a well known outdoor company so comparison of features is based on older tech and I have not had a chance to properly field test so this evaluation is based on casual wear while determining if the original size I ordered (M) would work. I ended up exchanging for L (5'8" 180 lbs) to accommodate my standard cold weather (NC, SC) layering system of merino base layer, performance hoody (slick outer), down vest. The M fit well with a t-shirt or flannel only underneath but would have been too tight with layers on. The shell is very stretchy and I really appreciate that I did not feel constricted at all when sitting/standing/crouching and with the extended butt flap my wife and kids did not experience my plumber-in-training routine. I purchased this jacket primarily for concealment while hunting and protection from the elements while hunting, fishing and everyday wear. The camo pattern is very unique and suits the environments I plan to use it in well. I like it so much that I may purchase the bottomland pattern as well!
Construction of this jacket is spot on! I did not see any loose threads on any of the seams. I did a quick walk in light drizzle and the DWR did its job of beading and shucking water well. There was a light wind the few times I wore it outside (5-10 mph with higher gusts) and it did NOT penetrate the shell.
The hood fits really well and has 3 points of adjustment to secure it in wind without obstructing peripheral vision while offering great coverage. My common gripe with most hooded jackets is that the zipper comes all the way past your chin to the bottom of nose and the design of this jacket is that the zipper terminates below the chin so when worn unzipped (partially or completely) there are no flaps with zipper rubbing against your face or that need to be tucked away. MAJOR PLUS in my book!
Inside of the Wetland pattern is lined with a thin fleece that I expected to be a bit warmer (sizing up to accommodate layers) but was very soft against skin. I think this jacket would suit me with moderate activity (hiking) down to about 40 degrees with only a t-shirt underneath, there are pit zips (see comment below) that allow you to dump heat but I did not get a chance to put the fabric's breathability to the test.
As good as the jacket is the best part was the purchasing experience. After casually wearing the M for a few days I decided the L was a better choice. I started setting up an exchange through the online portal but the L was showing out of stock. I emailed and received a response within minutes that they had a few L in the warehouse and shipped one out even before receiving the return. Duck Camp's customer service is top notch and the process was easier than anything even Amazon can offer.
I do have a few cons worth noting but nothing that is a dealbreaker by any means:
-Seams: there are a lot of them and they do not appear to be taped so I would not expect this jacket to be waterPROOF (I always have a hardshell or poncho handy even if bad weather is not expected)
-Fleece lining: The fleece does "catch" long sleeves (especially chamois/flannel) so care needs to be taken when putting it on
-Pit zips: There is no storm flap inside and the metal is cold on your arms with a short sleeve shirt on underneath. I could see this as a potential cold spot but did not notice when briefly stepping outside in 30 degree temps
Overall this feels like a great piece of gear that looks super sharp and will get some use as casual wear also that compares apples:apples with premium priced ($350+) brands from a really good company. I bought the blue crab Game Series hat along with the jacket and this thing is just plain cool! Definitely not the last of my money that will be spend with Duck Camp!
Absolutely worth the price, pretty much the best jacket I own.
The quality of the clothes was amazing and the shipping was fast. I will definitely recommend this company!
I have used this jacket in the warmer 40-50 degree winter hunting and they have worked fantastic.
Well thought out. In the tree stand or knee deep in the timber, perfect outer layer.
Nice comfortable jacket, great for those early season and warmer days. Jacket is breathable and versatile. I got caught in a pretty good downpour and realized why they don't advertise it as waterproof, but after an hour in heavy rain the moisture was just making it's way in through the seems. This will probably be my new primary jacket until weather gets to the low 50's.
The jacket fits great and has a lot of nice features for our in the field, works great and is very durable
great jacket overall. great quality and good fit. the materials are very nice! 10/10 would buy again
Got this jacket for hunting and have started using it for everyday, because it so comfortable!!
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