X JAGD has a name that Americans (like me) might find difficult to pronounce, but the acclaimed Austria-based clothing company's dedication to keeping hunters warm and effective in the field translates beautifully in any language. It shouldn't come as a surprise that they're taking the American hunting market by storm; after all, Austria has a rich history of both hunting and tough cold-weather conditions. Up until very recently, only Europeans got to enjoy X JAGD's innovative, high-tech clothing solutions. That's why their recent announcement of a new line of lightweight jackets for men and women is so welcome to American ears (even if the company's name manages to confound them). The Oregon and the Hamilton are the two new jackets for men, and the Seattle and Erie are the two new women’s jackets.
The Seattle softshell jacket is a basic feminine jacket that has three-layer lamination that is waterproof to 5,000mm and super breathable. It's actually possible to measure that breathability: the moisture vapor transition rate (MVTR) is 10,000 g/m2/day! It's also wind resistant, while remaining light weight. Its soft fleece lining, chin protector and raglan style allow greater freedom of movement and all-day comfort. The Seattle’s anti-pilling finish ensures the jacket will last a long time, and features four zippered pockets and a two-way zip with an extension over the backside that covers what other jackets usually won’t.
X JAGD is also introducing the Erie Jacket, the women’s version of the new Hamilton men’s softshell jacket, to the line. Like its masculine counterpart, the Erie will be available in both green and brown. It has all the same features and benefits as the Hamilton, but the Erie has a more feminine design and contouring. It too will be available in either brown or green.
With its three-layer lamination construction, the men's Oregon softshell jacket is w aterproof to 5,000mm and breathable. With an MVTR of 10,000 g/m2/day, windproof and lightweight, the new Oregon jacket is versatile and comfortable with a soft interior fleece. Three zipper pockets, a chin protector and two-way zip with extension on the backside provide plenty of space for storing items.
The Hamilton Men’s softshell jacket is available in both green and brown. It features an external layer that is designed with a mechanical weather barrier that is extremely durable due to the laminated membrane layer. The Hamilton is also wind-resistant and waterproof to 8,000mm with an MVTR of 10,000 g/m2/day. On the inside, the warming Pontetorto fleece is extremely soft and comfortable. Three zip pockets, two internal pockets and extremely abrasion-proof Cordura reinforcements are additional features of the Hamilton.
All four new X JAGD jackets are available at xjagd-usa.com. The Oregon men’s softshell jacket retails for $166, and the Hamilton is $366. The Seattle women’s jacket is $179, and the Erie is $366. Free returns and exchanges for unused products are available on all orders.