10 Best Wool Hunting Jackets of 2019

You can’t go hunting in casual jacket as there’s a great risk to freeze and spoil your health. Jackets for hunting are jackets with special characteristics, which are created specifically for the modern hunter. They are warm for severe frosts and protect from prickly wind. Wool jacket is ideal for low temperatures. We’d like to represent the best models of wool jackets that are available on the market.

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No matter if you go birding or predator hunting, this great jacket will take you there in a minimalist style with clean lines and practicality in every inch, as it resists cold temperatures and keeps you warm.

Material:
Dachstein Boiled Wool
Size available:
S-3XL
PROS

Dry clean;

Tight heavy weave;

Unique design;

Great size option.

Cons

No zippers.

The Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket provides a great versatility for western and tree stand hunters. Merino wool has the extreme odor resistance and breathable warmth, while DWR coated nylon panels provide durability and water resistance for the chest and shoulders. Body-mapped to preserve core body temperature, there’s 60g 37.5 synthetic insulation behind the durable nylon panels in the chest for extra insulation and wind resistance. The merino back allows airflow in the mid and lower back. It can be worn in conjunction with other outwear for added warmth on winter days.

Material:
Merino Wool
Size available:
S-XXL
PROS

Resists -60F;

320gsm midweight interlock merino fabric;

60g 37.5 insulation;

37.5 Active Particle Technology;

Zippered, chest stash pocket;

Ergonomic hood;

Full zip front.

Cons

Should be worn carefully.

The Woolrich Men’s Classic Hunt Coat is made of tough wool polyester blend, which is woven tightly to keep moisture out and is naturally quick-drying. It’s also naturally fire-resistant. A soft cotton twill lining teams up with the elastic storm cuffs to trap body heat close to your body and block out blustery winds.

Material:
Wool, Nylon
Size available:
S-XL
PROS

Oversized weather protection collar with tab;

Covered button-front placket;

6 pocket front;

Internal security pocket;

Back stowage pocket;

Adjustable cuffs;

Insulated.

Cons

Poor lining.

Coat’s internal padded lining is 100% Polyester, which ensures resistance against harsh weather condition. Inner sleeves have woolen cuffs for extra comfort and wind protection. Outer jacket is made of 60% Wool, 25% Polyester 11% Acrylic making this coat super durable. Jacket has extra seams from the top of the shoulder and arms for extra strength and durability. It also includes 2 hand warmer pockets, 2 bellow front pockets, 1 inside zipped pocket, 2-way brass heavy duty zip, detachable neck flap and moleskin trimming around the collar. A breathable membrane is added between the fabrics and lining, which makes this garment waterproof.

Material:
Wool; 25% Polyester; 10% Acrylic
Size available:
S-3XXL
PROS

3 layers;

Waterproof;

Windproof;

5 pockets;

Heavy-duty zip.

Cons

Runs big.

This is stylish but practical ladies’ tweed jacket by Walker & Hawkes. 100% polyester lining and woolen cuffs in the inner sleeves provides extra protection against harsh weather. It has durable 2-way heavy-duty brass zipper. Coat includes 2 bellow front and 2 hand warmer pockets, and an inside zipped pocket. The neck flap is detachable. Adjustable side studded flaps is for a custom fit. The jacket itself is made of combination of wool (60%), polyester (25%), and acrylic (11%).

Material:
60% Wool
Size available:
8-24
PROS

5 pockets;

2-way zip;

Breathable membrane;

Waterproof;

Windproof;

Teflon coated.

Cons

No hood;

May run big.

This StormKloth tweed hunting jacket is the one, which provides great quality for cheap price. The outer of the jacket is a high quality tweed fabric made of 60% wool mix. It has a 2- way heavy zip, 2 large hand warmer pockets, a soft moleskin-lined collar, and a diamond quilted internal lining.

Material:
Wool 60%, Tweed
Size available:
S-3XL
PROS

Windproof;

Waterproof;

Machine washable;

4 pockets;

Heavy-duty zip.

Cons

Not enough waterproof.

Woolrich Men’s Classic Wool Field Coat is made to withstand the fiercest weather. The rugged wool and nylon blend is not only warm, but it sheds water, and the tight weave keeps out bone-chilling wind. All essential features that you look for your hunting are included in this jacket.

Material:
80% Wool, 20% Nylon
Size available:
M-L
PROS

Water and wind resistant;

6 pockets;

Under-collar tab;

Machine-washable.

Cons

Runs too big;

Heavyweight.

This is one of the classic designs for traditional deer camp jacket, which is comfortable and warm. Beefy wool blend resists almost any winter weather. The body is fully lined with thick and soft sherpa. The sleeves are insulated with quilted satin for easy wearing. The two-button cuffs are adjustable.

Material:
60% Recycled Wool, 23% Acrylic, 11% Polyester, 5% Nylon, 1% Cotton
Size available:
S-3XL
PROS

Insulated sleeves;

Sherpa lining;

4 pockets;

Adjustable cuffs.

Cons

No inside pockets;

Heavyweight;

Not machine-washable.

This cozy and warm coat for ladies is perfect for the winter times. You will feel comfortable in the heavyweight wool blend. The jacket has quilted poly lining, full length zip and storm flap with fun loop closures.

Material:
52% Recycled Wool, 30% Polyester, 9% Acrylic, 6% Nylon
Size available:
S-L
PROS

Drawstring hood;

Adjustable cuffs;

Poly lining;

Heavy-duty zip and storm flaps.

Cons

Not machine-washable;

Non-removable hood;

Not too warm.

The coat ensures resistance against harsh weather condition. Internal lining has a diamond quilted pattern. Inner sleeves have woolen cuffs for further comfort and wind protection. Jacket is provided with extra seams for additional protection and durability. There’s breathable membrane between the fabric and lining, which makes the coat waterproof.

Material:
60% Wool, 25% Polyester 11% Acrylic
Size available:
S-3XL
PROS

Quilted padded lining;

Breathable membrane;

2-way heavy duty zip;

Windproof and waterproof;

Teflon protected.

Cons

May run big;

Poor stitching;

Loose buttons.

Buyer’s Guide – Final Verdict

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.

Conclusion

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.

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