RedHead Squaltex II BONE-DRY Rain Jackets for Men
I purchased the Squaltex jacket and pants for myself a couple years ago, wore them throughout Spring Turkey season here in Ohio, and then again for Deer season, from opening day of Archery season, gun season and all the way into February at the end of archery season. I loved and trusted the gear so much that I bought another set for my son's 16th birthday. I probably should have purchased some dedicated winter-weight hunting clothing, but honestly never needed it this past year. The pants and jacket can be layered underneath to make it as warm as necessary. I also purchased Bass Pro's brand of scent-killer thermal underwear to stay warmer in winter, and backed it up with a down coat underneath the jacket for when it got really cold/blustery/snowy. It works! As the name describes, it will keep you "bone dry". It's also wind-proof for those windy days afield. It has a nice soft fabric-like feel outside, with a soft black mesh liner, similar to some athletic apparel. Very comfortable. Absolutely a good value for "All-around" use. The only downsides I can think of: Be careful running through briars, as this stuff is not Carhartt gear. It will snag and tear if you're not careful. And it actually gets a little too warm for late spring hunting, even with just a t-shirt and underwear. Overall, I highly recommend this gear.
April 22, 2012
Squalltex has changed!
I have owned 2 suites of squalltex clothing in the past with no complaints. This suite has really disapointed me. The fabric seems to be thinner, and cheaper. The old style was much better. This suite is water resistant not waterproof! The old suite was waterproof! The new suite is Okay but not great.
January 24, 2015
This jacket blew my mind! Bought it and got to use it immediately testing it at a rainy friday night football game. Granted I wasn't in the woods, it still kept me "Bone-Dry". I had my phone in one of the front pockets and my wallet in the other front pocket. They stayed dry at all times and the fleece pockets underneath were perfect for warmth. Great Lightweight jacket for layering in the field.
October 21, 2013
two for one
Love the jacket. I used the jacket as designed to keep dry and it worked great on three separate hunts. I also used the jacket as an extra layer. I keep the jacket in my back pack and during those warmer early season hunts when it cools down at sunset, its great to throw on quickly to stay comfortable till last light. I bought the jacket one size larger than I would normally wear to allow the jacket to breath and to throw on over other layers as needed. I would Buy another jacket as I feel it cost is fantastic compared to its quality.
November 19, 2014