A waterproof and naturally breathable hunting jacket in L24 organic Ventile® cotton, designed to beat autumn and winter.
We built this jacket for those of you who need a waterproof and breathable jacket that's also comfortable in milder weather and when on the move. You need amazing breathability and comfort. You also need gear that withstands sparks if you're having a campfire. Ventile® cotton is central to achieving this result.
And we've won a jacket test to prove it! Read more below.
During the war, Ventile® saved the lives of fighter pilots running convoy missions. At RedKettle we have repurposed the fabric for hunting.
We built our light ventile hunting jacket from organic L24 Ventile® cotton. It's better for the environment, naturally breathable, wind and waterproof. We've built the jacket with two layers of Ventile® in the hood, upper torso and elbows to maximise waterproofing. We've used a mesh lining in other areas to maximise breathability and mild weather comfort. And you get nine pockets for all your gear.
Pack our light ventile for autumn and winter when you need to adjust your layering, for campfire cooking, and for carrying all your kit.
We're hunters ourselves. And we test our kit on hunters. They tell us they like the high breathability when hunting in steep terrain like Scotland, without losing protection from heavy wind and rain. They also tell us it's great for autumn in southern England, when the days range from mild and sunny to rainy and cold.
The jacket works well with a single base layer for mild weather or hard work. And with several layers when you're static in cold weather. It's also fits the bill when you need something that withstands sparks from the campfire, after a day of hunting. And a jacket that lets you carry your essential gear.
This is a highly breathable, comfortable jacket that will stand up to heavy, driving rain, with a lining separate from the shell to maximise waterproofing.
If it's good enough for fighter pilots, it's good enough for hunting.
Ventile fabric is made from 2% finest cotton fibres. It's highly breathable and comfortable. When wet, the fine cotton fibres swell and stops water from getting through. We use L24 ventile for it's extra dense weave. We use the orgainc version because we belive strongly in looking after nature.
We're big fans of Ventile. It'll handle everything the elements can throw at it.
At Red Kettle, we're hunters. We know what we'd like to see in a jacket. Like one that gets out of your way when you need it to. One with plenty of pockets for all your gear. And one that's light yet built to workwear standards.
We built the light ventile to support hunting movements. That means Raglan sleeves, articulated elbows and a fit that's cut to make moving around effortless.
The light ventile hunting jacket is a medium-weight coat without insulation. It allows you to dress in layers, so you can adapt to different conditions. In the chest and shoulder pockets, you'll find 10x10cm Velcro loop panels for mounting your accessories.
Our jacket is slim enough to stay out of your way when hunting, yet loose enough to let you wear layers underneath. Choose our regular fit or the longer version for a 5cm longer body and sleeves.
Want to know more? We put a lot of thought into our hunting gear - beyond what's on this page.
The latest generation of a test winner - In this blog post you can read about how the previous generation of this jacket won a test by "Svensk Jakt", Sweden's biggest hunting magazine.
Video: Ventile cotton - challenging conventional wisdom - This video explains how Ventile fabric is made, how it works and where it wins hands down. You'll learn what the fabric does well and where we choose other fabrics. And you'll get a point of view from someone with a lot of experience with Ventile.
Click on the links below to hear our story.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about sizing.