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#7275236 - 01/06/13 08:07 AM soft shell jacket recomendations wanted
djb Offline
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Can anyone make a recommendation for a good soft shell jacket? It doesn’t have to be insulated or camo.

I am looking to refine my layering system and would like something water resistant (not necessarily water proof), resistant to abrasion/tearing, and will break the wind. I can stay pretty warm layered with a merino top, fleece and a down vest but the wind and potential wet (down) is problematic. I got this from Cabelas for a good price and it is nice and pretty close….but pretty heavy at ~26oz (XL size).

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Silent-Stalk174-Dry-Plus174-Uninsulated-Pullover/1381050.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dsilent%2Bstalk%2Bpullover%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=silent+stalk+pullover&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

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#7275993 - 01/06/13 11:09 AM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: djb]
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A good windshirt and a can of Scotchguard. Old school but it works okay, and nothing is lighter.

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#7276999 - 01/06/13 03:01 PM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: Take_a_knee]
Ebby Offline
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Loc: MS
KUIU guide jacket is nice, I have it and have been very pleased. Several good options from Mountain Hardwear and Arc'Teryx and Westcomb and Mammut.

Watch www.steepandcheap.com for great deals on closeouts

Join www.theclymb.com for other good deals

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#7277470 - 01/06/13 04:32 PM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: Ebby]
prm Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 4794
I recently got a Kuiu DCS Guide jacket. Limited use, but so far I'm very pleased with it. Needs a real test to be sure though. I also have some merino wool layers and a Cabela's switzer pullover and between them I think it will be a great combination.

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#7277521 - 01/06/13 04:43 PM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: prm]
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Registered: 12/05/01
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM, USA
I really like my Core4 and have others, but the big side vents.
http://blackovis.com/core4element-element-jacket-1054
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#7280340 - 01/07/13 10:07 AM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: hunting1]
greentimber Offline
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Registered: 08/03/08
Posts: 1775
Loc: TN
My OTTE Gear DK Lite jacket is the single most-used and by far my favorite piece of layering clothing. They aren't cheap, but they are worth every penny. Love that jacket.


Edited to add.....

The DK is also MADE IN THE USA unlike much of the Chinese [bleep] on the market.


Edited by greentimber (01/07/13 10:08 AM)
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#7280483 - 01/07/13 10:49 AM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: greentimber]
hunting1 Offline
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM, USA
"The DK is also MADE IN THE USA unlike much of the Chinese [bleep] on the market"

Which is 90% of what's out there including KUIU now. I will look into the OTTE.
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#7280619 - 01/07/13 11:32 AM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: hunting1]
djb Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 950
Thanks for the input guys.

Looking at the specs for these jackets it appears the weight of this Cabela’s jacket is right in line with these products, and weight was my major concern initially. My friend loves his Sitka gear stuff but I found the cut of the clothes to be a little on the tight side. For the shell I really want something pretty loose fitting so when I layer up underneath it doesn’t get too tight or restrictive.

All these option look nice but I hate hoods and the Otte Gear is a bit cost prohibitive for me. I guess I’ll just give this jacket a go and see if I like it. My personal system now consists of an odd collection of high and low end stuff that works from me ranging from Kennetrek boots, to nylon fishing pants, and army surplus wool gloves. When it really gets nasty I usually break out my Go-lite poncho and hunker down.

Thanks again.

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#7280751 - 01/07/13 12:06 PM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: djb]
Bear_in_Fairbanks Offline
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Registered: 07/08/01
Posts: 1414
Loc: Fairbanks, Ak.
Originally Posted By: djb
Can anyone make a recommendation for a good soft shell jacket? It doesn’t have to be insulated or camo.

I am looking to refine my layering system and would like something water resistant (not necessarily water proof), resistant to abrasion/tearing, and will break the wind. I can stay pretty warm layered with a merino top, fleece and a down vest but the wind and potential wet (down) is problematic. I got this from Cabelas for a good price and it is nice and pretty close….but pretty heavy at ~26oz (XL size).

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Silent-Stalk174-Dry-Plus174-Uninsulated-Pullover/1381050.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dsilent%2Bstalk%2Bpullover%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=silent+stalk+pullover&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products



You just described the Integral Designs jacket. Should still be available from Barney's in Anchorage. These jackets are very lightweight, made from primaloft and stay warm
when wet. BTDT. Get the style with the hood and carry it in a stuff bag. We take the jacket and the pants on sheep hunts in the Brooks and can siwash
on a mountain top with them in August. These are the survival gear I carry in my truck here during the real cold snaps we get. expensive but worth every penny.
Check out Barney's. Good luck.
Bear in Fairbanks
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#7280934 - 01/07/13 12:46 PM Re: soft shell jacket recomendations wanted [Re: Bear_in_Fairbanks]
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 16305
Loc: Alaska
I love my Core 4 Element and Sitka 90% jackets, they block the wind well and keep me pretty dry when it rains, unless it is a diluge then I break out the Impertech.
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