New Guns & Gear 2017: Jackets

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A waterfowler's jacket is a key component to a hunter's tool kit. Hunting jackets continue to advance as technology improves and features such as breathable liners and complete waterproof options.

a. Ducks Unlimited 80th Anniversary Performance Jacket

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This comfortable full-zip jacket features a fabric-bonded polyester outer shell, fleece liner, wind flaps, neck tape, and zippered front pockets. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this officially licensed product is used to support DU's conservation programs. www.ducksunlimitedstore.org

b. Sitka Gear Duck Oven Jacket

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Designed for late-season hunting, Sitka Gear's new Duck Oven Jacket will help you maintain your core body temperature in the coldest conditions. A combination of Windstopper technology, lightweight Primaloft insulation, and Gradient fabric provides warmth and comfort. This jacket also features a high neck and multiple pockets. www.sitkagear.com

c. Beretta Interactive System (BIS) DryTek Active Jacket

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Beretta's DryTek Active Jacket is a two-layer Gore-Tex jacket designed to maximize your range of movement while providing comfort and protection from the elements. Waterproof and windproof, this jacket features a breathable mesh lining, soft polyester twill, and a 150-denier surface for quiet movement. www.berettausa.com

d. Rocky Waterfowl Waterproof Parka

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Rocky's new Waterfowl Waterproof Parka is built to keep you comfortable in cold, wet weather. The parka features the Rocky Waterproof system and 100 grams of Thermolite insulation. It also comes with plenty of pockets, including two cargo pockets with flip-out shell holders, a couple of hand-warmer pockets, and a waterproof inside pocket. www.rockyboots.com

e. Halo Waterfowl Waxed Canvas Shell Jacket

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Tradition meets modern function and style in this new jacket from Halo Waterfowl. The Waxed Canvas Shell Jacket is hand-sewn in the United States and made of American textiles, including Martexin Original Wax and Heavy Martexin Water Repellent fabric. The Martin Corporation, which also dyes and finishes the fabric, has been in business since 1838. www.halowaterfowl.com

f. Drake Guardian Elite Series

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New this year from Drake Waterfowl is the Guardian Elite Series line of extreme waterfowling apparel. The series includes four jackets, high-back pants, and a bib. Each piece of apparel is waterproof and windproof to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Drake Waterfowl is the official apparel partner of Ducks Unlimited, and your purchase of all Drake products helps support DU's conservation mission. www.drakewaterfowl.com 

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