When it rains, it pours. And when it pours, you better have some rain gear close by to keep you high and dry during your hunt. Sure, you can hide out back at the truck, or at camp. But if you want to stay in the game, you better have the rain gear to keep you in the hunt.
With a wide range of budget options, here’s a look at some of the best rain gear for bowhunting this season.
Scentlok Vapour Jacket
Scentlok’s Vapour waterproof series was built to help you withstand anything the elements throw your way, regardless of whether it’s the early season, or the rut.
It’s a midweight design that’ll keep you protected from the rains without the added bulk that causes you to get hot, as well as restricts your movement.
Sitka Dew Point Jacket
SITKA’s GORE-TEX Dew Point Jacket offers a lightweight waterproof option built to protect you from the nastiest weather conditions. It delivers a minimalist construction design that features a 20-denier nylon ripstop face for breathable comfort and packability. Built-in pit zips help expel heat, and zippered pockets allow access while wearing a pack belt.
First Lite Omen Stormshelter Jacket
The new Omen Stormshelter Jacket from First Lite was designed to take a beating, regardless of where the hunt takes you. It’s the perfect protection for your mid to late-season hunts when rain, wind, and cooler temperatures are in the forecast. It’s a super comfortable piece that’s quiet and free of the bulk that often comes with rain gear. Its durable, weatherproof design is built to be contamination-resistant to keep you in the game.
Stone Glacier M5 Jacket
The M5 Jacket features Stone Glacier’s waterproof textile technology, HydraShield and is constructed with a 3-layer laminate for the ultimate in waterproof and breathability. It’s built to be quiet with a soft face fabric and a protective Tricot backer. Two pockets out front keep things accessible, even when wearing a pack, as well as pit zips for quick climate control while on the move.
KUIU Kutana Storm Shell Jacket
KUIU has continued to be at the forefront of technology for solid hunting apparel. It’s no different when it comes to rain gear. Their Kutana Storm Shell Jacket features a new microporous hydrophobic membrane from Toray that breathes even when activity level is minimal, and absorbs very little water for incredibly fast dry times. It’s built with a durable stretch nylon 6/6 face fabric that offers great tear strength for its weight, and will stay dry longer due to a super durable K-DWR treatment.
Pnuma 3L Element Proof Rain Jacket
Pnuma’s Element Proof rain gear is 100% waterproof, highly breathable, and features one of the quietest outer-shell systems available in a rain suit. The jacket’s full Aquaguard zippers make sure the water stays on the outside, and Pnumaguard anti-abrasion overlays protect areas of high wear. The jacket is lightweight and packable, so you’ll always have it when you need it.
Mossy Oak Rain Jacket
The Mossy Oak Rain Jacket is lightweight, packable, and built to keep you dry. The 100% polyester interlock technology is designed to keep you shielded from the elements, regardless of whether it’s the early season, or a top layer to keep you dry when the temperatures begin to drop. It features a 4-way stretch design that’s antimicrobial and fully seam sealed.
Frogg Toggs All Sport Rain Suit
The All Sport Rain Suit from Frogg Toggs is the perfect rain gear if you’re looking for a super budget friendly option. It’s packable, portable, and durable. It’s a great kit to keep in your truck or hunting camp to always keep you prepared. It’s not the quietest, nor is it the most comfortable option on this list. But if you’re looking for a cheap option that’ll keep you dry, this is one to give a look.
Helly Hansen Moss Rain Coat
Helly Hansen has a reputation for being the rain gear to keep you dry when nothing else will. It’s not built for the hunter on the move, but if you’re sitting tight, riding out a rain storm, few things will keep you dry like the Helly Hansen Moss Rain Jacket. It’s made with the company’s waterproof Helox fabric technology to keep you dry in a downpour.
Don’t let nasty weather make life miserable, or take you out of the hunt this season. Give the rain gear above a look as you build out your tools for success for your rainy weather hunts.