Best Camo Raingear for 2017
Each winter brings a few certainties: decreased daylight, football playoffs … and cold, rainy weather. And forecasters say Winter 2017-’18 might be especially chilly and wet.
Still, modern outdoors enthusiasts remain undaunted by the prospect of dreary drizzle or sideways sleet. That’s because manufacturers continue to produce high-tech rainwear that keeps folks warm and dry while sitting in a stand or stadium bleachers. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best Realtree camo-adorned rainwear on the market.
Dressed in Realtree Max-5, this parka has a durable Nylon rip-stop outer shell, and is water- and windproof, with a relaxed fit. It has ArcticShield Retain Technology, which varies the heat level to provide warmth where you need it most while still allowing you room to move. Retain captures more than 90 percent of body heat and maintains 90 percent heat longer than similar products. The parka also features several zippered pockets, an adjustable draw-cord hood, a chin cover with hook and loop closure, and adjustable wrist cuffs with hook and loop tabs.
Named for the Gaelic word for storm, this might be the ultimate rain jacket for the women’s hunting market. Constructed with waterproof and breathable 20,000 mm/10,000 mm WP, the Galleann has taped seams, waterproof zippers and a storm hood with two-way adjustment. Ultra-lightweight, it packs into its own pocket for easy packing and transportation. It’s available in Realtree APX and Max-1.
Built for rainy duck hunting weather, this thin, light jacket has a lightweight Pre-Vent shell fabric that’s 100 percent waterproof, windproof and breathable. Its taped seams prevent water from getting in, and its articulated patterning allows comfort and freedom of movement. It features an attached hood that’s adjustable for complete protection, plus elasticized hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs to seal out water and wind. Two large hand-warmer pockets and zippered pockets complete the package, available in Realtree Max-5.
Available in Realtree Xtra, this bib features 100 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation to ensure that you stay warm and dry when it matters. It uses Rocky’s Scent IQ technology, which kills human scent at the microbial level, and has multiple pockets and a touchscreen-compatible flat in the right thigh pocket. The bib is made of 100 percent polyester micro-suede with a poly-tricot lining, and has adjustable straps and other comfort features.
Made with 100 percent waterproof and wrinkle-resistant fabric, the GALE provides performance, comfort and a soft, quiet feel. The jacket uses HydroPore1.5 breathable technology, allowing an ideal mix of protection and stealth for bad-weather days. Available in Realtree Xtra and Max-5, it has waterproof zippers, two zippered hand-warmer pockets and a three-way adjustable hood.
Now available in Realtree Original, this system uses NeverWet technology, a super-hydrophobic coating that repels water, mud and blood. Also, it features ScentLok’s Carbon Alloy technology for maximum odor adsorption. The jacket has a chest pocket for a sidearm, and DuoTone technical overlay panels that break up your silhouette. The pants have a micro-fleece inner lining for added warmth and eight pockets for essential gear storage.
This jacket uses ultra-light DriPore Gen 2 waterproof fabric to ensure you stay warm and dry afield. Internal zips accommodate a Co-Pilot liner, and 100 percent fully sealed waterproof seams keep moisture out. Featuring fully taped and sealed seams, the Pilot II has a vented removable hood and Teflon DWR coating. It also has a larger internal dry-storage pocket and zippered external chest storage and hand-warmer pockets, and comes in Realtree Xtra and Max-5.
Gore-Tex construction and Under Armour Storm technology make this jacket 100 percent waterproof yet incredibly breathable. Windproof construction and materials shield you from the breeze, and a fuller cut allows complete comfort. The jacket, available in Realtree AP Xtra, comes with a packable bag for easy storage, and features secure hand pockets and elastic insets on the cuffs for a secure fit.