Well Made But too Noisy
Reviewed by Justin from Georgia on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I liked the concept of having an all-in-one jacket. I needed a waterproof shell to wear by itself during Georgia's rainy days in early bow season, with the option of adding an insulator for wintery precipitation. In that sense this jacket is exactly what I was looking for. I also liked the athletic fit of the jacket, even though I ordered a size up to be on the safe side. I am a slender guy, about 6'1" and 195 pounds with an athletic build, so I knew if I ordered a large, based on my normal size - the jacket would fit in the chest but would be tight in the shoulders... so I ordered a size up and the fit was good and could be worn with under layers. The fleece lining felt cozy and comfortable, but not too heavy. The jacket does feel well made, and I really wanted to love this jacket. I was hoping it could be the one jacket that I could wear all season long in any kind of weather. But alas the outer shell is far too noisy for my liking. I am a year round bowhunter, and as you bowhunters are aware, any game taken with archery equipment is usually within 20-30 yards, making noise a major factor. I simply can't depend on drawing on an animal with the sound of a scratchy tarp spooking before I even get to full draw. For this reason, I give the Shed jacket a 3 star rating. I hope Badlands can come out with a 3-in-1 product that is truly "Waterproof" in soft shell, quiet material. If they could and it was every bit as tough and high quality as this one, I'd buy it. I guess it goes without saying that I returned this jacket once I realized how noisy it was.
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