2019 New Guns & Gear: Jackets

© Ducks Unlimited magazine

By Chris Jennings

[1] Sitka Delta Wading Vest

Functionality is behind Sitka’s new Delta Wading Vest, which doubles as a backpack for walk-in hunters. Highlights include quilted ambidextrous shoulder padding with integrated lumbar support, an adjustable waist belt, shell carriers, D-rings, a call lanyard anchor point, and several roomy cargo pockets. sitkagear.com

[2] Columbia Widgeon Quad Parka

From the company that started it all, Columbia’s Widgeon Quad Parka is crafted of supple, ultra-quiet exterior fabric that’s fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and breathable. The classic design includes reflective thermal lining, cargo pockets, a water-tight security pocket, and removable hood. columbia.com

[3] Drake Waterfowl Guardian Flex Double Down Eqwader Jacket

The latest in Drake’s Eqwader clothing line is the Guardian Flex Double Down Jacket, which combines moisture-wicking synthetic down fabric on the lower torso, and waterproof, breathable Guardian Flex fabric on the arms and upper body. These dual zones of protection keep you warm and dry both inside and outside your waders. This high-quality, versatile jacket is available in either a full-zip version or quarter-zip outer shell. drakewaterfowl.com

[4] Frogg Toggs Pilot II Highwater Jacket

Lightweight, breathable, and completely waterproof, the Frogg Toggs Pilot II Highwater Jacket is made for active hunters who pursue waterfowl in challenging environments. This jacket comes with fleece-lined chest pockets, a removable vented hood, and interior zippers for an insulated liner. froggtoggs.com

[5] Filson Skagit Waterfowl Jacket

The new Skagit Waterfowl Jacket offers all the quality you’d expect from Filson plus a variety of special features designed with avid duck and goose hunters in mind. Waterproof, comfortable, and made for layering, this jacket can be worn in a variety of hunting scenarios. filson.com

[6] Beretta North Platte Jacket

Beretta’s new North Platte Jacket is a fusion of high-quality materials, Italian style, and waterfowling functionality. Features include a waterproof, breathable exterior, abrasion-resistant canvas inserts on the shoulders and elbows, four pockets, a detachable hood, and internal shoulder straps. berettausa.com

[7] Beretta Honor Windstop Full Zip Sweater

The latest entry in Beretta’s popular men’s apparel line, the Honor Windstop Full Zip Sweater is equally at home in the lodge or office. It features a windproof membrane, which is bonded to the outer wool fabric, and vintage cotton shooting patches on the shoulders. berettausa.com

[8] Hard Core Finisher Xtreme Wading Jacket

New to Hard Core’s waterfowl hunting apparel line, the Finisher Xtreme Wading Jacket pairs a warm insulated interior with a waterproof, breathable shell. The innovative design includes a shorter cut for wading, fleece-lined and zippered chest pockets, and an articulated hood with built in adjusters. hardcore-brands.com

[9] Sitka Women’s Fahrenheit Jacket

Sitka’s Fahrenheit Jacket is the crown jewel of the company’s new women’s waterfowl hunting line. While it’s designed to serve as a windproof, insulating middle layer for cold days afield, it can just as easily be worn as a lightweight outer layer around town. sitkagear.com