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
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology
- Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature
- Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
- Our most robust and durable waterproof breathable system, built to keep you dry when constant adverse conditions persist throughout all facets of the hunt.
- Pit zips for ventilation during active periods
- Designed for sustained exposure to rain, snow, and moisture
- 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 purchased the SEAK Rain Jacket for a fishing/float trip to Alaska. The jacket was comfortable and certainly designed and constructed for rainy environments. It rained, to some extent, everyday on an 11 day float trip. The only minor flaw was the stitching on the sleeve cuff was too close to the end of the velcro. The velco stitching started to give way. But the jacket was being used to its full capacity even with this small flaw. 10 out 10, I buy it again!!!!!!!!!
Incredible jacket. Fits perfect and is really comfortable.
Just got back from 7 days, 6 nights of South West Alaskan bush. First 4 days, wet and soggy, spitting rain. I had zero issues with the kit, drys quickly in a protected space, easy to layer with, excellent heat dump when humping gear around. All around excellent, tough outer shell for a variety of conditions go for it
Guiding spring bear hunts in Alaska is a surefire way to test how water proof your gear is. The Seak Stormtight jacket is my new choice tool when battling alders in 18 hour days of rain. Pair this rain jacket with the Brooks down jacket for warmth, and you will be ready for just about any weather Alaska can throw at you. The Seak system has great breathability and plenty of venting to keep you cool and dry from your own perspiration. The hood has a comfortable fit with a cinch pull cord to fit the hood tight around your head. This is a handy feature to keep your hood tight and secure while facing into the wind on blustery boat rides. I've also worn this jacket while white water rafting, and after an overturned raft and a long swim, I can attest to the jackets ability to dry quickly while just hung on a branch by a fire. The First Lite Fusion pattern has proven invisible in Alaskan terrain and vegetation, especially in the tundra and alders. I cant write a review without mentioning First Lite's top tier customer service. Any question you have will be quickly answered by email or phone by a very reputable and experienced gear nut. Don't be afraid to reach out to them.
Bought the Stormtight since I live in Alaska and weather is unpredictable. Have worn numerous times on hunting outings where rain occurred but was light, held up well and the side zippers allowed for great heat release. Brought my jacket and my matching pants on a halibut charter in Southcentral Alaska where it rained heavily the entire day. Between the salt spray and rain I remained completely dry. I now pack it on any outing regardless of the chance of rain, just in case. Trustworthy, dry, and durable. 10 out of 10 would buy again.
I never write reviews but I felt I had to write one about this stuff. I ordered 2 grand in clothing . Base layers, pants, hoody, puffy jacket and pants, socks , 2 pair of gloves, and rain gear. It’s my first time buying good name brand hunting clothes. According to ups the stuff was supposed to be here a week ago but it never showed up. I tried contacting ups and didn’t really get anywhere so emailed first lite and asked if there was anything they could do. They filed a claim with ups and ups could not find the package. I emailed first lite again and explained that I had plans to use the gear on a hiking trip in a few days. Mainly to test it out. They over nighted me the gear. I received it yesterday. They answered my emails within hours I have never worked with a company that had the quality of customer support that first lite has. Now for the gear it is everything I expected and more. I have not tried it in the field yet but I have no doubt it will exceed my expectations. I plan on doing a long hike with it this weekend.
I have had this jacket for a few years (it’s in ASAT pattern) and never really had an opportunity to truly put it through it’s paces. Spent several days in eastern Kentucky on a bear hunt with weather that ranged from 60 degrees to freezing rain with heavy fog. There was a significant amount of strenuous hiking to get into position. Each morning it was below freezing and very damp if not raining. I used a first light wool base layer with another heavier mid-layer with this on top. I was never cold while not ever getting sweaty. This thing breathes more than you can imagine yet is completely wind proof. I have used military gore-Tex equipment for years and it pales in comparison with this material. It’s also super tough. Much of the hiking included thickets of brush, thorns and deadfall. This sheds those hazards with no issues. When it’s really cold it repels water and wicks sweat, while being perfectly comfortable in 60 degree rainfall. This is a wet-weather must have. I take it on every hunt from deer to waterfowl.
After owning this jacket for a year I can confidently say, I just don't understand the hype.
I wanted to love this jacket, and made every excuse in the book as to why it wasn't performing to my expectations (even after reapplying the waterproofing spray) but I just can't keep making excuses.
The fit is great, the tech is great, the customer service was fantastic and the features are great, but the jacket simply doesn't hold up to British Columbian weather.
I didn't expect this jacket to be a dry suit, but for $500 (after tax), but I did expect it to keep me dry while coaching my sons lacrosse game at the very least.
I live in a climate where I need to rely on my kit, and I invest in it, unfortunately, this is not a jacket I will rely on. I've been saturated during short exposures and left freezing too many times. For the money, I'll be going back to a brand I know that works.
I've used this jacket on a total of 14 days worth of Olympic rainy days in the mountains. If you take care to protect the openings - the wrist cuff, hood, pit zips - you will remain dry, even while plowing through brush. The caveat to that is you will remain dry for probably a day or so of prolonged, Washington rainforest style rain. During my 5 day High Buck hunt, there was one day of torrential rain followed by 3 days of light rain. The only issues I had keeping dry during that hunt came from not protecting the cuff and hood openings. During my 9 day elk hunt, I had to cycle between several rain jackets. This isn't a reflection on the Seak as I doubt anything shy of a full rubber suit would have kept me dry with the weather we had this year. However, be aware that there is no silver bullet with real PNW rains. I've owned GoreTex jackets my entire life and I've got to say I may be drinking the Kool Aid on 37.5. Its drying time is ridiculous. I did several experiments during my elk hunt: I left the jacket in my car one night to dry, on the ground under my hammock/tarp another night and did the same with an army issue winter gore tex jacket and two Arc'Teryx Beta SLs. No matter where I left the Seak, it dried. The three GoreTex jackets I always woke up to them still being soaked. From the descriptions of how 37.5 is supposed to work, heat (conduction) should be the best way to dry it, but I found that airflow (convection) was vastly better at drying it out. Around 30 minutes of glassing in the wind dried it faster than walking up and down the mountains all day long. Its abrasion resistance is decent, but stay out of vines - blackberries in particular. If First Lite allowed pictures in their reviews, I would post some of the scratch damage. Once again, not really a jab at the Seak as I pushed it to the absolute limit to see what it was capable of, but something to be aware of. It's heavy duty, but you still need to take care of it.
Overall, I highly recommend the Seak. In 103 miles, 52,000' of elevation change over 14 days - largely bushwacking - in late September and mid November on the Olympic Peninsula, I have had a chance to put it through its paces and I am highly satisfied with the performance. I love how quickly it dries and the durability exceeds any GoreTex shell I own. 92/100
I like to use a rain shell as my all around outer layer. It works great for blocking wind, holding in some heat and keeping me dry. It's sturdy enough that it doesn't feel like your going to tear walking through briars but light enough that you can keep it in your pack just in case. I will wear my furnace fleece and a down jacket underneath and be warm down below freezing temps. The pit zips are great for dumping some heat while hill climbing. I was going to buy the lighter weight vapor jacket but decided since I use it for more than just-in-case rain protection I'd go for the heavier duty jacket and I'm very pleased with it. I may even get a non camo one for everyday wear.