Ventile Cloth Upland Shirt

Comfortable upland hunting clothes make all the difference after a long day in the field.


The hardest-wearing upland shirt you'll ever own. And very likely the last you'll have to buy. 30% more cotton yarns per square inch than any other breathable hunting shirt for comfortable protection. Articulated underarms for expanded overhead reach and breathing ports for comfort. Double-layer elbow patches for field wear and briar resistance. Pure cotton. Washable. Imported.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 21 reviews


20 of 21 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Best Upland Shirt - 1/15/2014
    By: from VT and ADK coverts

    By far best upland shirt I own. Ventile cloth much better suited for shirt than pants. At same time very warm but also regulates temperature on warm days. Water and thorn resistant. This one has really nice details.

  • 5/5

    Best shirt yet - 10/3/2012
    By: from Lower Gwynedd, PA
    Top 10 Contributor

    Bought both colors and they are superbly made. Slightly different fabric between the colors but still well worth the price. Despite cotton, they are exctly as water and wind proof as a hunter needs. Fit is quite large so consider a size down.

  • 5/5

    Oregon comfort. - 9/27/2012
    By: from Sweet Home, OR
    Top 100 Contributor

    Much of Oregons rain comes with moerate temperatures and needs a very breathable protection to remain dry. This shirt meets my need! In addition it has a wonderful fit and lasting durability.

  • 3/5

    Nice shirt, too big - 9/19/2012

    I like the fabric, and the shirt seems well made. However, it's simply too big for me. I guess I need Orvis to make size XS in shirts. I'd recommend this to people who are larger than me.

  • 5/5

    Best Upland Hunting Shirt Ever! - 6/27/2012
    By: from Mississippi

    I have been wearing Orivs Ventile clothing for over 15 years across the US upland hunting. It repels water better than any other organic option and most synthetic ones. It's very thorn resistant and breathable. Try this wonder fabric and you will not be disappointed.

  • 5/5

    good shirt - 6/8/2012
    By: from Florida

    Shirt fits well. Nice feel. Needs to be developed into a Photo Shirt with more pockets.

  • 5/5

    Best Purchase Ever - 5/21/2012

    Outstanding value for a fantastic outdoor shooting shirt.

  • 5/5

    Great Shirt - 5/16/2012
    By: from Lovells, Michigan
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Love this shirt - good weight - good fit (sleeves the right lenght at last) - feels good - use it for dog training and field work on cool days. Warm and wind proof enough to wear as a jacket in the early fall. plenty on mobility for shooting. This shirt will see a lot of use.

  • 5/5

    Impecable Quality - 4/11/2012
    By: from Eagle, CO

    Orvis has made this shirt in the tradition of Willis and Geiger, as they do with many other products; "Don't tell me how to make it cheaper, tell me how to make it better." It is hard to imagine anyone being disappointed with this shirt.

  • 5/5

    Ventile protects - 4/4/2012
    By: from New York State

    I have owned Ventile garments for more than a dozen years. Not until a damaged thermos poured a quart of just boiled water from my chest to my ankles did I expierence how much protection the fabric could actually provide. .Thankfully I was unharmed. Not a drop penetrated through to my skin. Ventile garments remain my preference in fabric, I recommend them highly to anyone serious about the great outdoors.

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Ventile Cloth

The great outdoor fabric's wartime beginnings

Winston Churchill didn’t hunt New England partridge, but he nevertheless inspired the world’s greatest hunting gear: Orvis Ventile.

Ventile clothing resulted from Churchill’s demand for a material to protect his pilots when they ejected from their Hurricane or Spitfire planes into the frigid North Atlantic. Survival time to get into a life raft was two minutes. Not enough to save most pilots. After many trials, scientists at the Shirley Institute in Manchester U.K. developed Ventile. The original Ventile immersion suits proved impenetrable to arctic winds and icy water, extending survival time tenfold and saving 80% of ejected pilots. The suits remain in use by British Royal Air Force today. No other fabric offers the uncompromising performance of Ventile. It has been to Everest, K2, and Antarctica. It’s used in the greatest upland hunting clothing fabric we have ever offered.

Named after ventus, Latin for wind, all-cotton Ventile is windproof, waterproof, and endures extreme variations in weather and temperature conditions. It’s rugged enough to turn back the nastiest thorns and tight upland cover, yet lightweight and breathable for the utmost comfort in the field.

Made of long staple cotton fibers woven into a tight, dense fabric. The weave is just large enough to allow air molecules to pass through – for breathability – while water is blocked out. Most importantly, the gently spun cotton fibers swell and close up the tiny gaps in the fabric when drenched by moisture. But they remain just large enough to allow body vapor out. Ventile can withstand twenty-four hours of constant immersion in water without leakage.

Charging through dense thickets is remarkably easy – no more rips or tears, no more thorns catching jackets or pants.

Ventile Hunting Clothes are an investment in yourself and your passion for wing shooting. Guaranteed to make it more than one generation. In fact, they could very well last as long as your fine double-gun.

Weatherproof. Waterproof. Thornproof. Lightweight. Breathable. Quiet.

Fiber: Ventile uses long staple fibers found in only the top 2% of the cotton produced worldwide, to guarantee cotton’s natural benefits of breathability and durability.

Yarn: Great care is taken in spinning and doubling the yarn at a time when the raw cotton fiber is in its most vulnerable state. Such care means the weave will perform as expected.

Weave: Woven using 30% more yarn than in other cotton fabrics. At the first hint of moisture, the special weave expands to lock out dampness, while it maintains breathability. The dense weave makes Ventile waterproof, windproof, thornproof, and extremely durable.

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