The idea for the first Light Ventile Hunting Jacket was born out of a hunting trip where the weather turned good.
Weather turning good doesn't sound like a bad thing. However, if your gear isn't suited for that kind of change, a hunt can get uncomfortable very fast.
We're big fans of technical fabrics like waterproof and breathable membranes, but even the best of them have their limits.
This challenge got us on the search for a material that would keep you comfortable in a wide temperature range and weather conditions.
We were sceptical about using a cotton fabric at first, but as it came with endorsements from the team at Spartan Precision, we knew we had to look closer at it.
After testing Ventile jackets in different configurations, we ended up with the Light Ventile Hunting Jacket M16, which has gotten a ton of great feedback from customers.
It's also won a test in Sweden's biggest hunting magazine (read more about the test here).
In this video, you can get the full story, and hear how Rob Gearing (Spartan Precision), conducted the final, extreme test during a motorcycle trip in Patagonia.
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The size chart measurements are body measurements. Garments will have further allowance for insulating layers.
For example, if your chest measures 100 cm / 40” you should select size Medium.
If you select a Light Ventile Jacket with a slimmer fit you will have room for a base layer and a light mid-layer under the jacket. If you select the Ventile Parka, which has a looser fit, you will have room for a base layer and a heavier mid layer as well as space for trapped air.
Each size (M, L, XL etc.) come in a regular and long size. The two key differences are "height of back" and arm length.
Chest (1): measured during normal breathing whilst standing erect and the tape-measure passed under the armpits and across the chest.
Back height (2): Measured on your back, from where your back of neck meets your shoulders and down to the level of your navel.
Waist (3): measured at natural waistline, between top of hip bone and lower ribs, just around your navel.
Arms (4): tape-measure your straight arm lifted to a horizontal position. Measure from your neck to your wrist bone. Please note, the garment will reach further than your wrist bone, this point is only used as reference for sizing.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about sizing.