"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: 4.8 / 5 based on 11 reviews
11 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Fabulous Upland Jacket -
By: AvidUplander from Casper, WY
Top 250 Contributor
I have the blaze orange version of this jacket and have been wanting the more subdued version for quite some time. The sale pushed me over the edge. I'm a little more comfortable wearing these colors to town after a day of hunting than blaze orange. But the good part is the functional aspects of this jacket. It repels rain like crazy, wind too. It is a not too heavy and not too light layer for Fall upland hunting when it is 30 degrees or less in the morning, damp and windy. The zippered hand warmer pockets work and it has ventilation zippers under the arms. It's not fancy or overbuilt, just functional.
Months Later -
By: drew3287 from San Antonio, TX
I originally planned on wearing this jacket as a casual and hunting jacket. I decided to return it because I plan on wearing something under my strap vest that has blaze orange. Also, for more casual/everyday use I found I didn't quite care for the extra material in the bicep/tricep area of the jacket (for hunting purposes this may be beneficial for layering, etc.). The ends of the bungee waist cords can also come out of their holding loop and and become visible by hanging below the jacket. Overall, for upland bird hunting I would probably recommend the blaze orange version for increased visibility/safety in the field.
Warm with comfort -
By: fastrack from Northern, Ohio
This is quickly becoming my go to jacket. The warmth & fit make sure that I reach for it when I head out to the woods or a nice restaurant. The pockets are roomy too. Nice job Orvis!
Lightweight, warm -
By: gerryj19 from Marblehead, MA
Top 1000 Contributor
This is a nice shooting jacket for bird shooting. If the weather were on the colder side I would recommend a vest underneath but for most Fall weather this is ideal. It is a trim fit, quiet, and gun mounting is easy and unobstructed.
Good Purchase -
By: Bumpus from Asheville, NC
Purchased to wear under a strap vest for Montana bird hunting. Very pleased with subdued colors, able to wear every day. Have worn this jacket over a fleece vest in drizzling cold weather and stayed warm and dry. Fit is perfectly true to size. Totally satisfied with Orvis product and transaction.
I Like it! -
By: drew3287 from San Antonio, TX
I had originally purchased the Dakota Softshell Jacket, and exchanged it for this jacket in the tan/olive color. I'm glad I did. This jacket allows doesn't feel tight in the shoulder area like the Dakota did for me. It's a little longer than the Dakota, but I'm happy with the fit of the large size (being 6'1" 175 lbs). I haven't hunted in it, but have worn it in San Antonio and like the color scheme/look of the jacket. It could definitely double as a casual and hunting/outdoors jacket in my opinion. The pit zips are also a feature I like on this jacket.
Quail hunting -
By: quailman58 from The Woodlands, TX
I purchased my wet-weather upland shell for quail hunting in OK and TX. The weather here is cool to cold so the shell works great as an outaide layer. It is roomy enough to swing a shotgun easily without binding. It is just the right weight, not too hot not too cold. Great jacket.
Another GREAT Orvis Product -
By: TC50 from Ky
Very, very good coat. Went hunting last weekend. Cold in the morning, warm mid-day. Because it breaths well, this coat works well when temps very dramatically during the day. Wasn't sure about it at first but after giving it a whirl decided it was a really, really good purchase. Don't be fooled by light weight fabric, it held up well in the thickets!!
Worthy of Orvis Label -
By: Flemdog from Nashville, Tn
This product is worthy of the Orvis label. It is very comfortable and true to size. Inner, bilateral chest pockets to accommodate left and right handed shooters would be a great addition for small items such as cell phones.
Excellent innovation -
By: Gentleman from Horsham, PA
Top 10 Contributor
This jacket is well designed and very light weight. Taken for a few walks already and it cuts the wind and is warm.