SEAK Stormtight Rain Jacket
3.5-Layer Waterproof Construction
SEAK Stormtight Rain Jacket Details
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over other layers
- Pit zips for ventilation during active periods
- Designed for sustained exposure to rain, snow and moisture
- 38k Breathability [JIS L1099-B1]
- 35k Water Resistance [JIS L1092-B]
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Carbon Technology for maintaining optimal core body temperature
- 3D Turret™ hood construction for maximized Field-of-View and Range of Motion
- Biomechanically accurate shooter’s sleeves and shoulders
- Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
How It's Built
- Material: 3.5-Layer Rain Shell
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 23oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I bought this as a do-it-all shell jacket, not just for a rain coat, and I'm very impressed. I use it for everything: light jacket, rain coat, bow hunting, rifle hunting, muzzleloader hunting, and winter shell. In cold weather I wear a merino baselayer, light merino quarter zip, and a midweight fleece underneath. Paired with the Sanctuary Bibs and appropriate layers, it works great even in our frigid ND conditions. You sacrifice a little bit of noise for a do-it-all layer, but it's much quieter than most raincoats and I confidently take it bow hunting.
Second, I'll mention that I'm an avid skier and this jacket stacks up against the best 3L construction ski shells on the market. I wear a $500 (retail) Flylow ski jacket and this First Lite shell stands up. In fact, I'm considering getting this in black for my next ski shell.
For decades I struggled with staying dry during our wet NW hunting seasons where one can experience steady rain for days on end. Several jackets have failed me, each one claiming to be water proof. Usually they would fail halfway through the day and I’d be wet from then on. To combat this I would use a different jacket the next day while the other dried. I know part of the problem is that I hunt with a pack on. The leaks begin at the shoulders.
Cut to storm tight jacket and pants 2019: High Country buck hunt, regular deer season, and elk season saw a variety of weather. I experienced cold and warm days. On the cold I could easily layer up as the jacket has a great fit either way. When things warmed up in the afternoon or when I was burning mega calories, I would open the ultra long zippers under the arms to balance my temp. Lastly, and most important to me, were many days of rain and the jacket was perfect! From Rain protection to the size of the hood, which easily fits over my hat without being tight or obtrusive. During all those rainy days experienced, never did the water penetration! Perfect.
I love the fit, pocket depth, hood size, weight, relatively quiet, and I have not noticed any wear. Lastly, I cover 8 to 12 miles a day by foot and mountain bike into the back country. Never did I feel overheated.
I have found my last hunting jacket!
Wear it now in winter with a couple layers under it and it’s perfect to block the wind and snow while ice fishing. Can’t wait to try it under pouring rain, feeling confident about it.
I was waterfowl hunting last week in Northern California and started out wearing my catalyst softshell.. After that my shoftshell couldn't handle any more rain (which lasted a lot longer than expected. I love that thing) I put this feather weight of a rain jacket on and boys let me tell you what! not a lick of wind got through it and the rain almost avoided it! This thing has all the pocket room a duck hunter would ever need and more.