"The Wet Weather Upland Shell is absolutely the perfect weight for the open prairie type of hunting we do in Montana. I get too hot and uncomfortable with bulky jackets when walking in the field and they inhibit a good, clean, gun mount (one of the keys to accurate shooting, especially with wild birds). This is definitely not the case with this jacket. I wear this all the time when the weather turns cool or cold as it sheds rain, snow, and briars extremely well. I always wear it under a strap vest to achieve the ideal weight for both temperature and load. With the thin layer of fleece on the inside, it is the perfect balance of comfort and performance. I put it on in the morning to tend to the dogs and wear it all day in the field. I can go on forever about this shell. Next to a great pair of boots, this is the most important thing I put on".
Simon Perkins, PRO Outfitters
Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 43 reviews
38 of 43 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Best Purchase Ever -
By: willowcreekkennels from Little Falls, MN
We have used this upland shell from Saskatchewan to Texas and are very impressed with its comfort and durability. This is one of the best upland jackets we have owned. Thank you Orvis for your quality apparel. Chad Hines Willow Creek Kennels
Defective sleeve snaps -
I love the coat, actually, except for a fatal design flaw. The snap on the sleeve breaks very easily. My snap broke after only 8 or 9 uses of the jacket. My friend who has the same jacket and recommended it to me also has a broken snap on one of his sleeves. I hope this is why the jacket is out of stock until July. Orvis stood behind the product and gave me a full refund. (Dear Uncle Orvis -- send me a gift certificate for the new one!)
Great jacket BUT -
By: OutdoorsSkip from Hendersonville, North Carolina
This is a great jacket. It preforms well in the field, BUT; The first time I wore it, a snap on the sleeve broke (they are cheap plastic rather than metal). I contacted Orvis and they sent me a replacement jacket. Even sent it express delivery because I was leaving on a trip in a few days. Great customer service, BUT; the first day I wore the new jacket, a snap on the sleeve broke. I didn't bother contacting Orvis again because all they could do would be to send me another jacket with the same cheap plastic snaps. I replaced the snaps on the sleeves with solid metal ones and now everything is fine. NOTICE TO ORVIS BUYER, Why in the world would you specify cheap plastic snaps on a hunting coat that is ment for hard wear in the field? Having a product made in China may be OK, but it is up to Orvis to specify correctly so they get a top quality item. This is a great jacket, and you will love it, but to avoid problems in the field, replace the snaps on the sleeves as soon as you get it.
By: wyohunter from wyoming
This shell could use another pocket either a inside pocket or a chest pocket on the outside, both would be nice. It's not very warm so you will to layer it over a warm sweater. It has a good fit offering ease of movement.
The Only jacket needed for Upland -
By: CanadianDD from Ontario, Canada
My friends and I have always been looking for a braze orange jacket that is wind and waterproof that we could wear with a strap vest. I was the last of four friends to pick one of these up. I just returned from 5 days of hunting in North Dakota where the winds were as low as 5 mph and as high as 40 mph and the temperatures ranged from 20 to 46F and the only thing that I changed from day to day was the long underwear I started out with in the morning. On the days where it was a little warmer or when I was pushing hard to keep up with the dogs, I just unzipped the underarms and front zippers. You will not be disappointed with this jacket!!
Decent Purchase -
By: Coveyhunter from Ligonier, PA
Does not provide much relief of briars in grouse woods. Better for pheasant or quail hunting.
Great Jacket -
I purchased the Wet Weather Shell and was able to use this past weekend in cool overcast conditions. The Shell did a great job and my hunting partner ordered one the following Monday.
Didn't make it out the door...... -
By: Mickeyboy from North Dakota
It's the 3rd day of pheasant season here in N.D. and it's raining so I thought I would try this jacket I bought last winter and had never used. As I was putting it on I noticed the cuff snap on the left sleeve was open. Upon closer inspection the snap had broken off from the jacket. The only other time I had tried this jacket on was when it came in the mail last winter. Brand new! Cheap Cheap! Cmon Orvis get it together...put on metal snaps not plastic!
Wet weather upland shell -
By: CKD446 from Doylestown, PA.
I wore this jacket a few days ago on an upland hunt, in the Adirondaks. The day time highs where in the mid 60's. the zipper under the arms was a very nice feature on warm days. The zippered pockets where sufficient size to hold my e-collar transmitter and plenty of shells. I pushed through many thickets with thorns and the jacket came though unscathed.
Very Pleased -
By: HighlandShooter from Nova Scotia, Canada
Bought this item on sale, and after receiving it I know that this jacket is worth the full price. Well made, wind and water-proof, light material. I look forward to many upland hunts in this jacket!