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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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archery jacket

looking for an archery-specific jacket that is:
insulated, not bulky, no noisy zippers, no noisy fabric...any ideas?
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I was never an Under Armor fan until I bought two of their jackets. One is heavier than the other.


Light weight, and while not "toasty" warm, I find I rarely sweat in them, which goes a long way towards keeping warm, especially in bow season.

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25ftup, which jacket do you have? Pattern?
I've been thinking of getting their Guide DCS jacket.
They look well made.

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First Lite Woodbury is hard to beat for archery. It's super warm and with some good base layers can be worn into late season. The only thing I don't like about it when zipped all the way up it has a built in neck gaiter that comes up over your chin. Keeps the heat in but a little awkward if you shoot a thumb release like I do. I usually just fold the collar in, if you hunt with a wrist strap index finger release the collar should not be an issue. First Lite jackets are pricey but for the bowhunter who spends long hours in the tree it's worth it.

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I have the Cabela's bowhunter XT suit with scentlok. I looked for quite some time to find what I think is the perfect archery outfit. I would have preferred it without the scentlok, but I couldn't find anything I was satisfied with. I wear it from temps below freezing to the 50's, then it's too warm.

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I wore predator camo outfit this year. It was surprisingly warm I wore it all year.
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First Lite Woodbury is hard to beat for archery. It's super warm and with some good base layers can be worn into late season. The only thing I don't like about it when zipped all the way up it has a built in neck gaiter that comes up over your chin. Keeps the heat in but a little awkward if you shoot a thumb release like I do. I usually just fold the collar in, if you hunt with a wrist strap index finger release the collar should not be an issue. First Lite jackets are pricey but for the bowhunter who spends long hours in the tree it's worth it.
Love my first lite stuff. I bought the sanctuary before the Woodbury came out, have no issues with it at all.
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First lite is an awesome brand. Their outwear is extremely quiet compared to Kuiu. I have the sanctuary jacket from first lite and it is by far the warmest jacket I have ever purchased. I also have the Kuiu guide DCS jacket. The thing about the guide jacket is it is a softshell and if you are familiar with them they do make some noise. It will quiet down once you break it in, but that takes some time. I do wear mine for archery on chilly days and you just have to take into consideration when you draw back to be very smooth, because it will make some noise. When it does get cold I break out the first lite because it is just better gear all around and warmer. The woodbury jacket is also very quiet. Field and Stream stores do carry first lite if you want to go check out some of their gear.
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I wont recommend any specific brand but I will say get something that is wind proof. I made that change last year and it makes a world of difference.
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