A jacket is essential gear to a hunter's arsenal of camo clothing. Not only will the jacket protect you from harsh weather conditions and keep you warm but will also keep you camouflaged. With a good camo jacket, you can inch towards your target without worry that the target will notice you coming. Hunting and hiking camo jackets are available in different materials and colors to match your needs. If you need a mountain camo jacket, you will find one with a color and design that meets your needs. If you need a forest camo hunting jacket, there is one that meets your needs too.
Some of the top camo jackets for those on a budget include:
1. Mossy Oak Insulated Tanker Jacket
The Mossy Oak Insulated Tanker Jacket sports a heavy design that keeps you warm in harsh weather conditions. Its camouflage print will make you less visible to animals you wish to hunt in the woods. Each jacket features a high-tech membrane attached to its outer layer. This membrane keeps away precipitation and wind from reaching you. Better still, this membrane allows your heat and moisture to escape to keep you comfortable throughout the hunting or camping excursion.
You can choose from different camo patterns, including Shadow Grass Blades, Bottomland and Mountain Country camo.
The jacket is made from brushed-tricot polyester fabric with a quilted nylon lining to keep you safe from the harshest conditions in the jungle. If you need to carry small hunting gear on the jacket, it has two large front pockets with snap-down flaps, two chest pockets, and two side pockets. To offer a comfortable fit, the jacket is fitted with elastic cuffs, elastic waist, and a detachable hood with drawstrings. This jacket is ideal for men and women. You can pick from a wide selection of sizes to meet your needs.
2. Men’s Techshell Jacket
Need a hunting jacket that keeps you warm and stays quiet? The Techshell Jacket features Active 2-Fly Fabric while its interior is made of Jacquard Fleece to let you walk stealthily and quietly when hunting. Attached to the outer layer of the jacket is a Rain-Factor Water repellent tech membrane that keeps water off the jacket to keep you dry.
Each jacket is designed using Mossy Oak's Scent Factor Scent Inhibitor technology that keeps your scent locked in as you approach your target. The jacket has a high-standing collar that keeps your neck warm and protected from small insects in the jungle. Better still, the zipper guard on the zip ensures that the zipper does not irritate your skin or your chin when you have the jacket zipped up. There is also a harness exit that allows you easy access to harness attachment. To hold your small hunting gear and valuables, the jacket features two zippered chest pockets and a zippered hand pocket. The jacket is available in a wide selection of sizes to fit different users.
3. Mossy Oak Men’s Jacket Parka
This jacket is designed with a waterproof membrane that keeps you warm and protected from water and wind. While you will stay dry and warm, the jacket is designed breathable to ensure that sweat and heat escape from your body; this makes the jacket versatile.
The jacket is heavy enough to keep you warm but still light, allowing you to walk in the woods comfortably. Even better, it stays quiet when you are walking, letting you slowly inch towards your target. It is fitted with two zippered hand pockets where you can store away your valuables and small hunting gear. The hood has drawstrings from where you can adjust its size for a snug fit. Its cuffs have Velcro strips from where you can adjust their size.
4. Mossy Oak Men’s 1/4 Zip Pullover
Don’t let pests keep you from participating in the activities you love. An essential lightweight layering piece for every outdoorsman or hunter, this quarter-zip performance shirt is designed with Mossy Oak camo to help you blend seamlessly into your surroundings and No Fly Zone Insect Repellant technology to put pesky insects (such as flies, mosquitoes, and ticks) in their place. Its durable fabric stands up to tough work while wicking capabilities keep you cool and comfortable so, you can always concentrate on the task at hand. It’s great for everyday wear or your next outdoors adventure. This is a basic piece for your outdoors needs that is absolutely affordable.
5. Mossy Oak Sherpa Lined Jacket
Warm, comfortable and quiet the Sherpa Lined Jacket keeps you concealed in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. This hunting jacket is the ultimate in performance for cool temperatures. Whether you're traversing mountainous terrain or enjoying your favorite deer stand, the athletic cut and stretch fabric guarantees you all day comfort. It features a soft, micro-fleece outer layer, and sherpa fleece lining to keep you deadly quiet and warm without the bulk. Pair it with any light to heavy weight base layering system for all-season use in cool to frigid conditions. This way, you are comfortable when monitoring your kill.
Like other camo jackets used for hunting or hiking, the Sherpa Lined jacket is available in different patterns to ensure you blend perfectly with the surroundings. It is also available in different sizes to accommodate the needs of all hunters or hikers.
Picking the Right Jacket
Which jacket should you pick for your next hunting or hiking expedition? For starters, some jackets are designed specifically for women while others are designed for men. You should start there when shopping for a jacket.
Most camo jackets are designed heavy and waterproof. While this keeps you warm and dry, it is advisable to pick a jacket that is breathable to wick away sweat and excess body heat. Breathable jackets are versatile and can be used during hot as well as cold weather conditions. The jackets feature different protection layers to keep your comfortable. Ensure that none of these layers make noise when you walk in the woods as this can chase away your target.
Added features on a jacket such as chest and hand pockets, drawstrings on hoods, Velcro strips on cuffs, and highly effective camouflage are always a welcome addition. Some of the features can hike up the price of the jacket but consider it an investment. Drawstrings and Velcro strips ensure your jacket fits comfortably.
Lastly, ensure that you pick patterns that will blend with the terrain you will be hunting or hiking and choose the right size for comfort.