Overall: 4.0 / 5 based on 20 reviews
14 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Ventile coat -
By: MrBiggles from Oklahoma
This coat is everything I hoped it would be. The large fits just right, and the weave is tight. It's a bit light for the weather we've been having, but it works well with a sweater under it. I like the cut and the fabric.
Fine Coat -
By: BrianO from Los Altos, California
Yes the coat is a little oversized but I find that to be a good thing because you can comfortably wear it over a sweater or vest in cold weather without binding. The ventile material is wonderful, tightly woven cotton that functions as a breathable water barrier. Finish on mine was all good. Just wish I could buy more clothing made from ventile cloth!!
Got R Done -
By: Dave3 from Tionesta, PA
As a hunter, I have been continually faced with the challenge of hunting on rainy days. this coat kept me bone dry after a whole day of walking in the rain.
Churchill's Legacy -
By: Unimpressed from Hailey, ID
Top 1000 Contributor
During WW2, the RAF flew air support for convoys sailing to Murmansk, for the Russian Front. However, too many pilots were lost because rescue in the icy water was generally too slow. So, British weavers, the world's best with cotton, created Ventile, a totally waterproof and breathable fabric entirely made from cotton. Gore-Tex is good but Ventile is the hallmark. The trouble was, it was very expensive to make. Orvis, however, has managed to create the ultimate field jacket at a reasonable price. If you can only have one jacket, this is it. No question.
Best All Around -
By: Rich44 from Edenton, NC
I ordered the Ventile Field Jacket having had years of use from the Ventile pants both single and double layer. The cloth is strong, does not snag on bushes and briars and sheds water to a degree. Very comfortable as well. The jacket is every bit as high quality as the pants, cut well for easy movement, pockets at the right level, a nice attractive lining with a waterproof layer inside around the seat which a portion of can be used as a bird bag or general carryall. I was so impressed I purchased a second jacket for my grown son as a Christmas present.
A Questionable Purchase -
By: dancer2 from Plainfield, NH
I bought a ventile cloth jacket from Orvis a number of years ago. I still use it quite often.It was quite substantial, beautifully made in Europe. I thought I was buying the same thing as a gift for my son-in-law. However, the coat that arrived was certainly not the same, though the substantial cost was. The coat seemed flimsy and certainly not as well tailored. I was disappointed, as I like the other coat very much. It is not worth the price.
Ventile field coat -
The coat is very quality, but as others have said the sleeves are too long in the large for me and no way of adjusting or clinching them. The Jacket is rather bulky, there again with no adjustments. Also, some care and protection information for ventile should be included.
Not the original quality -
By: Demian from Peterboro NH
I have a beloved prior version of this jacket. Made in Europe. Pitard leather cuffs (buttonable) and collar, not corduroy collar and no-button sleeves. The material is wonderful in the original, consistently dyed tan, unlike some of the foregoing complaints.
By: judojack2 from Darien, IL
The material is great and the coat is well made, but it ran larger than most clothes I purchase, and did not fit me.
Comfortable Jacket -
By: Bhaijan from Baltimore MD.
I bought it in sale. Go for one size down. I wear Large but bought Medium and fits well. Very comfortable ad warm material. Happy with this purchase.