I am looking to buy a coat to do both. Ideally I can wear the jacket every day (no camo) and have it fill some hunting application. Ideally the application would be late season bow hunting in Wisconsin. However I am open to other ideas.
I'm looking for an outer piece (hood) probably with some insulation as well while still being able to shoot a bow. Late season Treestand hunting would be primary use. Other hunts I do are elk and muley, archery, but dont think this jacket would apply. Here is what I currently have so as not to overlap.
Kuiu Guide soft shell
Kuiu Kenai syn insulation
Sitka Heavyweight Traverse i think
No too worried about camo. Most of the pines I hunt have substantial cover and are grey, ideally jacket would be as well.
If they don't catch you move, they generally don't see you. I'd rather be warm in a solid color than shaking cold in camo. Looking to be under $250, hoping to find maybe a last years model on sale or something.
This one looks interesting and more durable then most down jackets.
Also, take a look at the Outdoor Researh Winter Ferrosi and the Arc'teryx Thorium AR. The Ferrosi look like it would have a durable face fabric not common with very many insulation layers. The Thorium AR has a 30D face fabric but seem much more durable then other 30D fabrics, ie the Kuiu Kenai. Also, a lot of guys speak of it being very warm.