New jacket time

Travisitguy

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Sep 9, 2014
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Bend, Oregon
Hey fellas, the time has come to purchase a new jacket. I typically hunt late Oct- mid November here in Oregon for elk. as you guys know the weather can vary year by year. Some years its blue bird and 50-60 degree days while other years we are in the 20's with snow and wind. I typically hunt at elevations of 4000' to 8000'. I like to put miles under my feet and also like to sit at times and watch/listen. suggestions?

I wear merino wool base layers, my top base layer has zones and a zipper. I don't have much in the way of a mid-layer just yet so suggestions here would be good as well.

I would like to keep my purchase below $300 if possible.

I appreciate your feedback

Travis
 

dirtclod Az.

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Jan 26, 2018
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Filson...Lifetime guarantee,I have never had to worry about any of thier products.A little pricey but never disappointed.:cool:
 

Travisitguy

Member
Sep 9, 2014
128
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Bend, Oregon
I got my jacket last night, I am very happy with the overall fit. i did order an XL so i can layer and not feel to tight. Cant wait to put this jacket to use.
 

Ikeepitcold

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Feb 22, 2011
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Reno Nv
Good deal. It’s important to have a good fit. I was going to suggest SixSite. I just received a jacket and it fits well and very quiet. I’ll be out testing it this weekend.
 

Colorado Cowboy

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Jun 8, 2011
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One thing for sure....I hate plastic zippers. They all eventually wear out. I just replaced the plastic zipper in my favorite jacket with a brass one.

PLASTIC zippers SUCK!
 

Travisitguy

Member
Sep 9, 2014
128
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Bend, Oregon
Well the jacket wont get tested out in the field much this elk season. Father in-law passed away last week unexpectedly so i cancelled my trip to support the Wife so no elk in the freezer this year. I'll be sure to wear it thru the winter season when i think about it.
 

Iron Mike

Active Member
Oct 23, 2014
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Tumalo, Oregon
Sorry for your loss...

I hunt above 8 K in Oregon although its in September. Dont think I could get there in October/November though!

Great pick on the Guide jacket.
 
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