2018 New Guns & Gear: Jackets

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Waterfowling jackets, parkas, pullovers, and shirts have been a staple for duck and goose hunting gear guides for years. Check out this year's new products in this category.

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[1] Frogg Toggs Pilot II Waterfowl Jacket 

The exterior of this all-weather jacket is made of breathable, waterproof wader material with fully sealed seams to keep the elements at bay. Additional features include interior zippers to accommodate the company's insulated Co-Pilot liner, as well as fleece-lined chest pockets, two expandable bellows pockets, a removable vented hood, and internal neoprene cuffs. It's available in Mossy Oak Bottomland or Realtree MAX-5 camo. froggtoggs.com 

[2] Beretta Gunner Field Jacket 

Beretta's new lightweight field jacket combines a classic look with state-of-the-art design and materials. The high-tech DryWax exterior is made of tightly woven fibers that are durable and repel water. The jacket comes with a corduroy collar, 80 grams of insulation, and four front pockets to hold ammunition and other items. berettausa.com

[3] Filson Mossy Oak Insulated Jac-Shirt 

The exterior of this versatile garment is made of water-resistant oil-finish Shelter Cloth in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass camo. The body and sleeves are lined with cotton and polyester twill insulation. Other features include a wool collar, two chest pockets with snap-flap closures, and two handwarmer pockets. filson.com 

[4] Duxbak Sportsman's Field Coat 

Inspired by Duxbak's classic hunting jackets, the new Sportsman's Field Coat features a water-repellent waxed-cotton exterior, nylon mesh interior, durable metal snaps, moleskin-trimmed collar and cuffs, two extra-wide front pockets, and two interior pockets. It's available in dark tan, dark olive, and original Duxbak camo. duxbak.com

[5] Drake Guardian Elite Boat and Blind Jacket 

Drake's new Guardian Elite Boat and Blind Jacket has many unique features designed specifically for the challenges of hunting on the water. Highlights include interior zippers for a removable liner, a zip-off hood with built-in facemask, a D-ring attachment for a kill switch, an extra-large rear cargo pocket, fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, and shell compartments with magnetic attachments. This breathable, waterproof jacket is available in Mossy Oak Ducks Unlimited Shadow Grass Blades or Bottomland camouflage as well as Realtree MAX-5. As a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited, Drake supports DU's conservation efforts. drakewaterfowl.com

[6] Filson Mossy Oak Camo Down Cruiser Vest 

This water-resistant down vest is designed to be worn as a warm outer layer over other clothing. It's insulated with goose down, and the standing collar is lined with wool for extra protection against stiff north winds. Available in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass camo, the vest also features a front zipper with a snap-closure storm flap, shell loops, a chest pocket, and two handwarmer pockets. filson.com

[7] Gator Waders Hunt 1/2-Zip Bog Hoodie 

Gator Waders' Hunt 1/2-Zip Bog Hoodie consists of a midweight, waterproof polyester shell lined with quilted thermal cotton insulation. Other highlights include fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, zippered lower pockets, and an easy-access center pocket. gatorwaders.com

[8] Duxbak Sportsman's Shooting Vest 

Designed specifically for waterfowlers, this waxed-cotton shooting vest comes with 40 shotshell pockets (20 in front and 20 in back), two interior lower pockets, two interior tower pockets, and all-metal hardware. This vest is available in dark tan, dark olive, and Duxbak camo. duxbak.com