Cabela’s Guidewear Insulated Jacket
In A Nutshell: It’s a two-piece jacket, one price. The inner jacket is fleece-lined and has neoprene on the outside to shed water — and is as light as a sweatshirt. The outer Gore-Tex jacket hangs below the waist and fits over the fleece with enough room (and pockets) to hide portable electronics or a toddler from the elements.
Our Experience: The inside jacket alone is all we need on coolish spring boating days. Add the big outer coat, with its elastic wrists, double-zippered front and Velcro seal, and if you’re still cold, then it’s too cold to boat. We wear the jackets separately (as a spring coat and raincoat) until the really nasty weather hits.
Bottom Line: $219+, cabelas.com