RedHead Mountain Stalker Elite Hooded Jacket
Very happy with purchase
I purchased this jacket and the bibs, and overall I am very happy with the purchase so far. I purchased it for the colder weather, December hunts that we see in Nebraska, however I wore it for three days last weekend (early Nov) and was very comfortable in it even though the temps were ranging from 30-68 degrees, simply by removing an under layer over our lunch break. I was very unsure about the thumbhole cuffs, but I have to say that I am a huge fan of them! I put my thin Under Armour gloves, then my wrist release and then slide into the jacket and pull the release out of the cuff and I end up with a setup that doesn't interfere with anything when I am bowhunting. My favorite feature is the pockets on the jacket. There is a standard pocket you can slide your hand into, as well as the standard buttoned pocket for items on each side as well, but then there is a large pocket that is essentially open on top for easy access to everything and anything you might need. I loved the easy and noise free access to all of the items I take on a hunt. The hood fits about as well as any hood that I have tried in the past, none of them are that great in my opinion. The only drawback that I have seen is the fabric likes to grab onto tree bark, making a very light velcro sound when pulled away. I had to make sure that I wasn't leaning up against the tree when deer were in view. I didn't spook any with the noise, but I assume you could very easily. Overall very happy, well fitting, warm and plenty of good storage for the money. PS- the new AP camo is AWESOME. Hope this helps.
November 6, 2007
Nice jacket but . . .
This is a really nice coat but the neoprene cuffs are awful. Why build a quality hunting jacket and add 3 inches of neoprene cuff that an average hand struggles to get through. I mean what's the point? If I was riding a snow machine 80 mph day in and day out maybe it would be helpful. I'm an average size guy with I would say average hands and I ripped the seams open on the cuffs the third time I used the jacket. It was bad enough getting my hands through the choke point cuffs and even worse trying to get my hands out. I would rate this jacket a 5 if not for the cuffs. I would return the thing if I had a Bass Pro nearby. My mother has the jacket at the moment trying to figure out how to remove a portion or all of the neoprene cuff and create a better design. If you have hands and wrist the size of a squirrel you'll be good to go otherwise buy yourself a pair of vise-grips to put in your pocket to get the jacket on and off.
December 6, 2014
Very nice jacket!
I received my jacket today, Very happy with it! I was concerned that the sleeves/ wrist area might be to tight (read other reviews). Absolutely no issue with this at all. Love the colors, and how it feels. Thanks Redhead and BPS.
December 6, 2014
mountain stalker jacket
This jacket is warm and windproof but it has stupid neoprene cuffs , not comfortable rib knit cuffs and noisy Velcro cuff straps. And the jacket does sound like Velcro as you pull away from the tree. I like the slash cut hand warmer pockets. Too bad the cuffs and the noisy material turns this jacket into 3 stars instead of 5 stars
November 25, 2014