Light-weight performance clothing is on every backcountry hunters wish list and Cabela’s is working hard to bring consumers the best in light weight, performance apparel. Switching gears from hiking to glassing can bring a quick chill to the bone. To offset that chill, many hunters have invested in the “poofy coat” for light weight, warm outerwear.
The Cabela’s XPG Outkross Hybrid Jacket is not from the OutfitHer line, however, I believe that it is a worthwhile addition to your hunting wardrobe. First and foremost, the jacket is extremely light weight and warm with 60 grams of PrimaLoft insulation. PrimaLoft is a favorite of mine as it is warm, even if it gets damp. There are built in hand warmer pockets so you can add chemical heat packs that will keep you even warmer without additional bulk.
The outer shell kept me dry in light rain this archery season with the jacket having a durable water repellant finish (DWR).
And finally, the reason I really like this jacket is because it is super light-weight and it compresses down taking up very little space in your backpack when you are trekking.
Because this jacket is from the XPG line, you will not find it in camo, however, I purchased the jacket in gargoyle gray and found it to be plenty neutral for hunting applications, even during close encounters with archery elk. Having my backpack on added extra camo and if you feel like you need more camo or you want to add a warming layer, simply add the OutfitHer PrimaLoft vest.
Check out the Cabela’s XPG Outkross Hybrid jacket on cabelas.com item IK-974368. Right now, it’s on sale for $119.99 with free shipping.