Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 50 reviews
43 of 50 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Excellent Choice -
By: NSTRA from Ludington, MI
I bought this jacket 2 years ago and I use it grouse hunting, field trialing and upland bird hunting in the mid west. It has been an excellent jacket. It fits great to size. It has held up well in the field and its water resistant on a slightly rainy day (not for all day down pours). It breaths well with the side vents in not so cold days yet is pretty warm and wind resistant in above freezing temps. I would recommend this jacket for an outdoors person and hunter. Very durable too.
Plastic sleeve snaps are unacceptable -
By: Lindley from New Orleans, Louisiana
I'm going to echo the same sentiments as other reviewers on here. I have this exact same jacket except the olive green version that was offered last Fall. This is an extremely versatile and well made jacket, but with one exception: the plastic snaps on the sleeve. I'm on my second coat because a snap failed when I gave it a hard pull last winter. True to form, Orvis replaced the jacket without question or hesitation but I was disappointed to see the same snaps on the new coat, as I believe this is a known problem that should have been corrected by now. Is Orvis just selling old stock until it is updated? I purchased metal snaps at a fabric store. They come in a package of approximately 15. They also include an anvil and a punch for installation. These items were under five dollars. I Easily broke out the existing plastic snaps that were left on the jacket and replaced them with these metal snaps that are significantly better. Now I have a jacket that will function for years no matter the weather. Do away with the brittle plastic, Orvis! You are based in New England, you should know better!
Good for nice days -
By: BRDKLR from Metamora Michigan
Lovely feel, great coat for a good day.Cold morning, windy afternoon all was well. Failed miserably on a 45 degree slow rain afternoon. After 3 hours I was soaked to the skin.
Hammer through the Thorns -
By: DadMac from Connecticut
After two seasons hunting with this jacket in New England and upstate NY, I'm really happy with it. We shoot over Spinoni and they're impervious to cold, wet and above all thorns. To keep up with the dogs, particularly on woodcock, you need to be indifferent to those obstacles as well, and this jacket will help you get there. As I hammer the last critical few feet past the dog's nose and towards the imminent flush, I can hear the thorns ripping off pop-pop-pop but cannot feel a thing, and it's not the adrenaline. This jacket is tough! I'll get the better part of a decade out of it, and with the generous orange front AND back, specially at the shoulders, you're about as visible as you can be (don't forget the blaze hat for head-high cover). Big pit zips, easy to roll the sleeves when you warm up, leave open or zip shut - very very versatile for anything 40 degrees and below. Hunted grouse in the Adirondacks 2 years ago in 10-degree foot-deep snow - no prob. Sun comes out unexpectedly? Roll it up tight and stuff it in your game bag. Versatile, visible, and above all strong.
Great - with one exception. -
This coat is an extremely versatile, well made jacket, with one exception : the plastic snaps on the sleeve. I'm on my second coat because a snap failed when I gave it a hard pull last winter. True to form, Orvis replaced the jacket without question or hesitation but I was disappointed to see the same snaps on the new coat, as I believe this is a known problem. Having said that, this is one of the better pieces of gear you could buy. It layers well when it's cold. It breaths well when it's warm. Just be mindful of the snaps.
Warm and Dry -
I am new to upland hunting and purchased this as my outer shell for the 2014 season. It rained steady the first two days and I was kept completely dry and without any briars sticking to me. I was shocked at how warm it kept me to the point where I was glad it had the vents under the arms. (temp outside was around 35 deg F with rain)
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.