Ventile Hunting Parka M16


Overview of the Ventile Hunting Parka

RedKettle’s Ventile Parka has been created for rifle shooters and hunters who want a warm jacket that will keep out the very worst of the elements.

Designed specifically for hunting in cold and wet conditions, where keeping warm and dry is vital, the fully waterproof and breathable Ventile Parka features a roomy cut that allows for several under layers and is constructed from a double layer of natural, tough, fast-drying Ventile fabric.

Its tested and proven design means you can still shoulder your rifle fast and accurately while the longer-length hem and draw cord waist provides further protection from severe weather.

The Ventile Parka is also quiet to wear ensuring quarry is not disturbed and incorporates thoughtfully placed pockets designed around different shooting positions. These also ensure that essential items, such as ammunition, torches and gloves, each have their own space and can be quickly and easily reached.

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Designed for cold, wet weather and hunting in extreme environments

The Ventile Parka has been designed specifically for hunting in cold, wet weather or in situations where you may be stationary for long periods of time.

Constructed from two separate layers of Ventile fabric, one forming the outer and the other the lining, the Parka offers extreme durability while the double layer increases long-term waterproofing from sustained rain by a factor of three.

The RedKettle Parka also features a waist draw cord for additional warmth and insulation, articulated elbows allowing freedom of movement when shooting or using optics, and a double storm flap over the front zip to provide extra protection from wind and rain.

A comfortable hood with draw cords on the face and crown guarantees all round visibility, key to successful hunting in challenging conditions. Zips are water resistant with Hypalon zip pulls that can easily be used with cold or gloved hands.

“Keeping warm and dry in challenging conditions, especially when sedentary, is key to a successful hunt. Tested and proven in extreme weather the Ventile Parka’s two-layer construction, long hem and multiple practical features ensure your comfort is guaranteed. We believe the RedKettle Parka is the best on the market; why settle for less?” - the folks at RedKettle

Parka features

  • Double layer L24 Ventile fabric
  • Longer-length hem to mid thigh
  • Articulated elbows Reinforced cuffs and elbows
  • Cuff adjusters with snap buttons
  • Large zips with Hypalon zip pulls
  • Double storm flap over main zip
  • Waist draw cord to trap warmth
  • Shoulder pockets
  • External chest pockets
  • Internal chest pockets
  • External waist pocket
  • Internal poacher’s pocket

Parka construction

The Ventile Parka is made in Scotland to the highest quality control standards. Reliability and strength is provided by seams stitched with workwear grade thread. The articulated arms with extra room at the elbow ensure ease of movement while raglan style sleeves adapt more easily to variations in body measurements. The jacket also features robust, high-strength zips, snap buttons and draw cords.

Ventile fabric

Ventile fabric is used in many designs where warmth, breathability and comfort are required, including fighter pilot and firefighter suits and clothing for polar explorers. Waterproofing is entirely natural thanks to the expansion of the densely woven premium cotton fibres that create a barrier to the ingress of water. Natural breathability quickly wicks away body moisture creating a high level of comfort. Moreover, Ventile fabric has a proven history; it was first developed in the UK in the Second World War to make effective immersion suits for RAF pilot; thanks to its unique properties many lives were saved.

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