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Light Ventile Hunting Jacket M16

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£308.33 (Int'l.)

Product summary

NB! This version has been replaced by the Light Ventile Hunting Jacket M19.

Available stock can be purchased, but out of stock sizes won't be replenished.

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RedKettle’s Light Ventile Jacket is designed for rifle shooters and hunters who want a lightweight, breathable and waterproof hunting jacket for use in warmer weather and when on the move.

Constructed from a single layer of natural, fast-drying Ventile fabric with a mesh lining that aids ventilation around the body, the jacket features reinforced forearm, shoulder and chest areas that guarantee durability and offer greater waterproofing where it’s needed most.

The jacket’s practical, fitted design supports fast and accurate rifle mount as well as giving complete freedom of movement when hunting. It also features zips with Hypalon pulls that can be used with a wet or gloved hand, and thoughtfully placed pockets meaning kit is always accessible but shooting positions are not compromised.

Designed for Autumn weather and hunting on the move

The Light Ventile Jacket has been designed specifically for rifle hunting in mild weather conditions and when on the move.

Its hardwearing Ventile fabric is extremely comfortable to wear, while its slim cut ensures swift rifle mount and means there is no surplus cloth to catch or snag. The articulated sleeves and elbows cut with extra space support unrestricted arm movement while the raglan style shoulders and groin-length hem allow complete freedom when covering ground or shooting.

A hood with draw cords around the face and on the crown protects you from the elements and guarantees maximum visibility at all times.

Designed to work as a fully breathable shell, thanks to its air permeability, the Light Ventile Jacket can be worn over your favourite layers to ensure you stay dry and comfortable when hunting.

“We created the RedKettle Light Ventile Jacket to be a natural partner for your hunting adventures in mild weather and on the move. Tested on several demanding rifle hunting trips and on a motorcycle expedition in Patagonia the Light Ventile Jacket has proven itself to be not only waterproof and breathable but also comfortable and practical. We’re very proud of this jacket; we know you’ll be impressed too.”
 - the folks at RedKettle

Jacket features

  • Single layer L24 Ventile fabric outer
  • Double layer Ventile on cuffs, forearms, elbows, chest and shoulders
  • Mesh lining for increased ventilation
  • Articulated sleeves with roomy elbows
  • Raglan style shoulder/sleeve design for unrestricted movement
  • Cuff adjusters with snap buttons
  • Hood with face and crown draw cord
  • Robust zips with Hypalon zip pulls
  • Storm flap and drain behind front zip
  • External shoulder, chest and waist pockets
  • Internal chest and poacher's pockets

Jacket construction

Made in Scotland the Light Ventile Jacket is subject to our rigorous quality control procedures. Reliability and strength is provided by seams stitched with workwear grade thread. The articulated arms with extra room at the elbow guarantee ease of movement while the raglan style sleeves adapt easily to differences in body measurements. The jacket also features durable and strong zips, snap buttons and draw cords.

Ventile fabric

Originally developed in the UK in the Second World War for use in RAF pilots’ immersion suits Ventile fabric is breathable, waterproof, fast drying, and comfortable to wear. Its breathability remains unsurpassed today thanks to the use of premium cotton fibres combined with a dense fabric weave: when exposed to water the fibres expand and create a barrier to water ingress.

The fabric is also air permeable, giving natural breathability instead of relying on chemical processes to transport water vapour and meaning body moisture is quickly wicked away. Ventile is used today in many applications including suits for fighter pilots and firefighters, and clothing for polar explorers.