Omen Stormshelter Jacket
4.5-Layer Waterproof Construction
Omen Stormshelter Jacket Details
- Outerwear Rain Shell
- Uncompromising proprietary Bi-Component Laminate Package that creates the utmost waterproof and windproof yet breathable construction
- For mid to late season treacherous conditions
- Highly durable fabric package stands up to the worst brush and undergrowth
- Strategically mapped chest cowl and tricep vents
- Allows the wearer to dump excess heat when needed
- Chest cowl vents serve as a Kit Link, to allow access to gear worn under your rain system
- Magnetic Closure, above the Pack Belt Dump Pockets, allow generous volume and easy access in the field
- Three-way adjustable hood, with flip up Channel Brim to direct precipitation back and away from face
- Allows for a range of adjustment to preserve peripheral vision and range of motion
- Adjustable, flat seal cuff design minimizes fabric bunching while creating a tighter cleaner seal around wrist
- Eco-Friendly 80/30 DWR package out performs traditional Polyfluorinated DWR’s while creating impressive resistance to face fabric wetting out
- Built-in mechanical stretch
- YKK Aquaguard zippers
- Articulated patterning for impressive range of motion and comfortable fit with under layers
- 37.5 particle technology actively manages moisture in the garment
How It's Built
- Material: 4.5-Layer Rain Shell
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 26oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
Explore the Jacket
Three-way adjustable hood & Channel Brim
The hood directs precipitation back and away from the face and allows for a range of adjustments to preserve peripheral vision and range of motion.
Proprietary 4.5-Layer Fabric Package
A proprietary membrane, coupled with durable face fabric, Eco-Friendly DWR, and an internal backer preventing oil and dirt contamination, creates a system that is reliable season after season for an extended lifetime.
Strategically Mapped Chest & Tricep Vents
The Omen’s chest and tricep vents allow the wearer to dump excess heat when needed. The chest cowl vents also serve as a Kit Link, which allows access to gear worn under your rain system.
Magnetic Closure of Pack Belt Dump Pockets
The magnetic closure of the Omen’s pockets allows for generous volume and easy access in the field while maintaining a dry environment for your gear. Positioned above the waist, the dump pockets are accessible with a pack belt.
Adjustable, Flat Seal Cuff design
The adjustable cuff minimizes fabric bunching, while creating a tighter cleaner seal around the wrist.
Wore it in Upstate NY turkey hunt in rainy 45 degrees. Layered it on top of kiln top, bottom and obsedian merino pants. Stayed completely dry walking through 3ft wet grass and sitting in the steady rain for hours. The vents did a great job providing ventilation.
Cant wait to try this out in the fall in the tree. Plan on running with either the wick, kiln or furnance depending on the temp.
I live in Oregon and mostly hunt Oregon, Washington, BC. The SEAK Stormtight was perhaps the most abused piece of gear I had, the Omen built off that and seems to have ameliorated much of the points prone to wear. The magnetic closures, the deep pocket (still getting used to that), etc… are all great additions that seem to enhance the durability factor.
But the one thing that just knocks the ball out of the park is the hood design. All other rain jackets I’ve had sacrificed field of view for getting wet. We had an abnormally wet and cold spring in Oregon (which saying something). I used this turkey hunting and the hood not only kept water off of my face, but you’re able to reconfigure it so it has no field-of-view obstruction. In situations like turkey, this is a game changer because it’s one less part of your body you have to move to get on your target.
We recently started getting some heavy rain down here in SWFL. So what better to do than put on my new Omen Storm Shelter and literally TRY to get wet in it. I stood under a valley in my roof and let the down pour land right in my head, not a drop inside. I took the windshield off the Polaris Ranger and went for a ride, not a drop inside. I jumped in the pool, not a drop inside… okay I made that last one up. You get the idea, this thing is dry and comfortable. I ordered a large and it fits perfect over other clothing. Don’t hesitate if you like to hunt in the rain and kill the mature animals.
Besides being a hunter in The Pacific Northwest, I'm also a professional outdoor skills instructor with graybeardedgreenberet.com and Search and Rescue Team for my county. It seems it's always cold and rainy when I'm outside, which is most every day. I despise rain gear, because if I'm not getting wet from the rain, I'm getting wet from sweat because my gear doesn't breathe. I'd rather just wear wool and get wet and deal with it. Until now. The Omen Stormshelter System is epic! I actually ENJOY wearing rain gear! The vent system, the integrated hat bill, the dry bag like pockets, and the actual material its made from just plain works. For anyone that has used rain gear, you know there are three things that stink about it. You sweat in it. You turn your head and you're looking inside your hood. It gets thrashed from brambles and brush, etc. This fixes ALL that! Keep it up First Lite! You made what I want to do more comfortable and more fun!
Wore it turkey hunting this morning for the first time. Slight rain and windy conditions, jacket performed flawlessly, everything is well placed and thought out. I am medium in almost all FL gear, jacket fits true to size, ordered medium. Definitely sturdy construction, you can feel it's very durable. Can't wait to test it out in more conditions.
I haven’t run it through the ringer yet, but so far it preforms marvelously. The magnetic closures are great for keeping the noise down when trying to access your front pockets.