Warm, quiet and wind-proof was the goal of our New Ambush Insulated Series Outerwear. All three garments are designed to work together as the ultimate late-season system, allowing you to match to the temperatures of your hunt and keep you in the field longer. Each piece offers an insulated kangaroo pouch lined with Sherpa fleece, so you are comfortable and prepared when opportunity comes walking by. The Ambush Insulated Jacket features 165 gram micro fleece outer fabric bonded to an ultra light 4-way stretch wind-proof membrane.
This is a positive review with only one suggestion to the manufacturer. First all the positives: This Jacket is warm, wind proof and it is undeniably quiet and as comfortable. It has full range of motion when hunting in all cold seasons with no kind of restrictions that I have discovered. As for the suggestion, the Brown Deception, in my situations of hunting, there is a bit too much white in the pattern and this is only because I live below the mason dixon line. Snow is not a common occurrence here like it is in the norther portions of the states. My only suggestion would be a dark gray or possibly black in its place. The camouflage’s abilities to break your outline are phenomenal. There are no doubts about that. When hunting from a tree stand elevated with enough sky and canopy in your background, you’ll become practically invisible. M. Fale on 28th Oct 2017
First off, I'm a huge fan of Predator Camo and greatly appreciate their support for the military. I contacted them ahead of time with some questions and they were very friendly answering all of my questions. While the sizing of their products is puzzling and a bit frustrating, this review is not a complaint and is posted more for SA to others shopping this and trying to decide what size to get....
Knowing the sizing can be a little off, I went with an XXL for the jacket to leave room for layering (I'm 6' 1", 185lbs and normally wear an XL or L-Tall for reference). The sleeve length is just right and I actually expected it to be longer. Shoulders are just about right, which I expected to be a bit wider. The part that is frustrating is the mid section is absolutely huge! A 400lb round person would still swim in the mid section. Then you get to the neck area and when fully zipped, it's very tight. I have what I would consider to be an "average" neck for a person my size/weight and when the jacket is fully zipped, it feels like you're slowly being choked by a baby. Forget about trying to fully zip the jacket with their facemask. So as it stands, I have no idea what body shape this thing was made for because no human I've ever seen would have the shape (or misfortune) of fitting into this jacket as designed.
In short, I expected the sleeves to be longer, mid section to be less round/huge, neck to not be as tight and shoulders maybe a bid wider. It's a similar story with the bibs, which I'll review separately but, the legs are very skinny on those with a wide mid-section. Just putting the XL bibs over a pair of jeans made the knee/calf area to tight to wear comfortably when seated.
If they can get their sizing figured out, they'd have a nearly perfect product. That said, I'm not returning anything and will make it work. I love the pattern (fall grey), the material is nice and quiet, light weight and appears to be very warm. I'll be putting the full outfit to the test in northern MN in a few weeks for whitetail opener where the way things have been, it may be in the 70s or it could be -10 with blizzard conditions... Trevor on 19th Oct 2017
I am amazed by the quality of this jacket. I bought the matching bibs also and they are just as good. Finally a jacket with a hole for the safety harness. Predator got everything right on this. The fit is absolutely perfect, not bulky, super quiet, and Fall Grey is the best treestand pattern out there. I cannot wait to wear these come late November. WNYBUFF on 22nd Jun 2017
Picked up this jacket in the Fall Gray pattern at the local Bass Pro last week. LOVE the hoodie style pocket & the material is soft & quiet which will be great for bowhunting. The coat is very warm without a lot of bulk & I intend to get the matching Ambush bibs before the fall. I normally wear 2xl in other camo coats & hoodies, that's the size I bought & it fits perfect & has room for extra layering. This will be my go to coat when the temps hit the freezing mark. MObowhunter1 on 28th Apr 2017
I'm a couple hunts in with the new ambush series and really love the design. The angled zipper which allows for the front hand warmer is great and eliminates the need for a muff during cold sits. I would recommend ordering one size larger than you normally wear though. chris on 10th Jan 2017
I just received my jacket. It fits perfectly. It may be a bit snug with layers underneath. However if it's as warm as I hope , I'll not need many layers. Josh wentling on 30th Aug 2016