Winter jacket for hunting should be selected depending on the type of activity that you are going to do:
- active or passive;
- daily walks or for extreme conditions.
It is better to take a jacket of a larger size, so that in case of unforeseen circumstances it is possible to put on an extra set of clothes.
What you should consider
Material. With the development of technologies it became difficult to determine whether the cloth is natural or not. Now, for example, it is difficult to find products made of 100% natural wool, which would not include other fibers. Almost all the wool is resistant to the dirt and does not crumple. Various odors, such as smoke, food or sweat, are well eroded from wool. It does not absorb the moisture, but absorbs water in the form of a steam and it it’s a reason wool dries slowly. Woolen fabric keeps heat well, and while you wear it, the woolen cloth becomes even warmer, and also it’s windproof.
Design. The jacket should include the hood, inside and out pockets for storage and hand warming. It is also good if the jacket has a heavy-duty zipper, and extra buttons to protect from cold and wind. The cuffs should be adjustable for better fitting.
How to take care of wool jacket
For maintenance it is necessary to use a brush or roller, which has an adhesive surface. Using a brush, you can easily remove the hair, nap and dust.
To remove a greasy stain, use starch or talc. They must be applied to the stain, then covered with a white cloth and put a patch with a spot under the load for the night. In the morning, you will only have to brush the absorbent. If the stain is more serious, it is better to use dry cleaning services.
Storage of a coat made of wool requires the use of special preparations against moths.
The storage place for the wool jacket must be dry and enough ventilated. It’s better to store a coat in a special case. This will allow the material to breathe.
Tips for washing
The basic rule when washing wool jacket is that the water temperature should not be too high. The maximum allowed temperature is 40 degrees, the ideal temperature is about 30. When using hot water there can be a chemical reaction in the woolen threads that leads to the compression of the fabric and the reduction in the size of the jacket. It is also not recommended to use machine spinning – it can lead to the appearance of “spools”.
Wool jacket is better to wash with hands, and not in a washing machine, if you have such an opportunity. Also use special detergents marked as suitable for washing wool. They are softer than conventional detergents.
Wool jacket is not recommended to soak. Nevertheless, if a hard-to-remove stain appears on the coat, you can leave it for a couple of hours in water at a temperature of 20 degrees.
After washing, rinse the coat thoroughly using a rinse aid for the coat. Rinse it in water at the same temperature as when washing.
For drying, jacket can be hung on hangers, but it increases the risk of stretching the wool fabric. The jacket can also be placed on the flat surface before it completely dries, giving it an initial shape.
To withstand cold conditions, especially when hunter has to wait for hours, sitting at the spot, the warm wool jacket is what he needs. Wool has a lot of advantages and great properties you won’t find in any of the materials. The choice of wool hunting jacket depends on what style you need and like, and considering the percent of wool that the jacket contains.