The SCHEELS Outfitters Wool Jacket blends naturally warm and odor-fighting wool with plush fleece to deliver a stealthy, heat-trapping jacket that stands up to the worst wintry weather you can face in the field. The wind- and water-resistant lining block out harsh weather, keeping you comfortable and focused as you're notching your tags. The specially optimized warmth-to-weight ratio allows you to move freely without restricting your range of motion while sealing warm air in to keep you comfortable even in high winds. Strategically placed pockets on this SCHEELS Outfitters jacket provide accessible storage for gear. Soft to the touch yet tougher than a North Dakota winter, the SCHEELS Outfitters wool jacket has you covered no matter what weather your hunt brings.
This jacket has plenty of space in the pockets provided and is very good with deflecting wind snow and light rain. Search just a little snug but I do tend to over layer. Not too noisy. The jacket and Bibbs where placed in a bag full of leaves and branches and pine needles from the area that I hunt And held the scent very well compared to cotton and other materials. Would definitely recommend.
...If they called it wool-blend (its 67% is polyester). That said its a keeper after countless hours trying on and searching brands from A to Z for THE hunting coat. Note, this is not a whitetail stand-hunting coat to be worn with those 20 oz grandpa wool pants ...and for me that's important. Sweat is not a friend in cold weather. My hunt style is S L O W. Move a few steps, stand, glass, listen, smell; repeat. I bought the 3x size coat: EZ on/off and roomy if i need to pull the puffy out of my day-pack for extended glassing or god forbid, that unexpected overnighter nobody ever wants to experience. The interior and exterior zip pockets, interior sleeve cuffs, and the hood are all essential features. My hangup ...wool is still your friend when wet, nothing else is. Wool doesn't melt next to a fire and it doesn't absorb human odors. Beside content, the only feature missing is a snap overflap for when and if the zipper fails ...or that overnighter under a tree; hopefully after finally getting to that bull just before dark and working it up but too far and too tired to make it back to camp.
So, this is the most expensive hunting jacket I've ever owned. First ever Moreno wool clothing item. It retains heat greatly, is comfortable, and isnt too bulky. I think it's a great value. As I get older and things change and become fads and patterns change, I truly believe this this pattern and coat was an investment. Kinda tired of changing up patterns for different things. Well you dont have too with this pattern! Also, fit was great and the fact it has a removable hood is great. However, the only complaint I have is the wool material on the exterior makes for a fuzzy appearance and when laundering it those fuzzies become lint on other clothing items. Not a deal breaker by any means though.
Jacket is right width and length around the waist, the shoulder area I feel restricted on movement. And when hood is up it sounds like deer walking on leaves inside the hood, but jacket and hood is extremely warm!