Gentlemen's Upland Field Coat With Camo Pattern

Reviewed by Mountain Hiker from Georgia on Saturday, March 26, 2016
I was somewhat skeptical of ordering this jacket because a company's divergence from a core product line into branded or licensed merchandise usually results in quality issues. This is not the case with the Beretta Jacket as the quality is exceptional. The product technology is not cutting edge (2 layer Gortex) but has been around for decades and works. It should be noted that this jacket is very heavy. The jacket is not a waterproof shell that can be stuffed in a daypack and retrieved at the first sign of bad weather. If you are merely looking for camo rain gear this jacket is not for you. This jacket is a gentlemen's upland field coat with a camouflaged pattern. Because the design was not constrained by weight, the jacket has numerous specialized pockets providing endless possibilities for carry small hunting related items. If you intend to wear this jacket from the truck to the tree stand this would be an outstanding option. The jacket is much too heavy to use on a backpack hunt.

The optifade forest pattern is no longer in use by many manufacturers, so finding matching pants or shirt might be an issue. But if you already own pieces in this pattern from other manufacturers this jacket matches perfectly. There has been various comments regard sizing. I am 6', 205lbs, 35 inch waist, and wear between a 44 and 46 long suit coat. The XL fits very well with ample room for layering. I may have been satisfied with a large, but have no regrets buying the XL.

A final note as to why I believe this jacket ended up on STP. I think that the production cost of the jacket was high due to the labor required for all the zippers and detailed work in the specialized pockets. This is an extremely complex jacket to produce and Beretta simply overpriced this jacket at the retail level and missed the target audience. The price of this jacket on STP is more than fair and is an excellent value.
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