The Jetstream Lite Jacket brings broader versatility to the active western hunter’s arsenal with a highly weather resistant outer fabric and the built-in protection of a WINDSTOPPER® Membrane. Offering a trimmer fit than the regular Jetstream, the Jetstream Lite Jacket incorporates stretch panels to deliver an athletic fit, as well as super clean cuffs for easy layering.
The Jetstream Lite Jacket packs the wind stopping punch of it’s namesake into a streamlined package that’s 30% lighter and just as durable. It is designed for high alpine hunts in early and mid season, where wind is a given and precip is probable. The GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell fabric is 100% windproof to minimize the effects of windchill. Yet it expels perspiration, forming a microclimate around your body that is both warm and dry. With proper layering, it will take you well into the mid season.
The Jetstream Light Jacket is athletically cut to fit your form and eliminate bulk. A highly durable 4-way stretch polyester knit is combined with even stretchier fabric shoulder panels to deliver uncompromising range of motion. With an advanced Durable Water Repellant finish, light precipitation beads up and rolls off, helping keep you dry when small storms crop up. Two zippered chest pockets cache necessities like your rangefinder and GPS unit. The brushed knit backer has no loft and provides very light insulation.
For me, this is the perfect jacket for early season hunts, or to fill the role as a wind barrier in addition to a more elaborate system. On hunts when I’m doing a lot of vertical and need to store it, it doesn’t take up a bunch of pack volume. It's handy for times spent glassing in a crosswind and I love the shoulder stretch panels for drawing my bow and being mobile.”—Sitka Athlete Kiviok Hight