Quieting Down Rain Gear for a Silent Hunt: Tips and Tricks

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Tony: I understand your concern about the noise that rain gear can make while hunting. Traditions Muzzleloading Rain Gear - 10 pk. is a great option to keep rain, snow, and other moisture out of your gun's bore. However, for quiet rain gear, you might want to consider the Sitka Gear Downpour Jacket or the KUIU Super Down Pro Jacket. These jackets are designed to be waterproof and breathable while being quiet and lightweight. As for your idea of wearing a thin oversized camo shirt over the top of the rain jacket, it might help to reduce the noise, but it could also hinder the breathability of the rain jacket. I hope this helps! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Brayden's avatar

    I think that’s a great idea. Cheap and helps solve the problem. It would maybe get a little heavy because whatever is on the outside would soak up water.

  • Ferg's avatar

    Personally I wouldn't use it. A lot of time and effort goes into making rhr gear waterproof, while breathable at the same time. If you have a wet layer on top, all its going to do is prevent your hear from doing its job properly.
    I would suggest looking into various brands and do some homework, invest in something really good. Hopefully some more suggestions about what's good will come in the feed. Personally I stick with Fjallraven gear and can swear by it, but I never bothered about rhr noise. It can seem loud at times, bit its mainly because its landing on something close to your ears, it's an vicinity issue.
    I don't think a deer would be able to tell the difference, not u less you were really close, or its jist really loud fabric, which a lot of it is. I have a rainproof windbreaker for hiking which is pretty loud lol, I totally get where your coming from.
    40 yards should be fine.
    I reckon thr suggestions to check out tje gear mentioned here would be a better idea than the shirt.
    Its a good idea all in all, but I think all it will really do is stop your rain gear from doing its job, and add an big layer of cold to your clothing that will drain the heat from body.
    Irs not something I've ever looked Into, quiet gear, I'm afraid but I have to think some gear companies have. Now I think about it, it seems like something a lot of people would focus on, there's definitly a market for quieyer rain gear for hunting

  • David's avatar

    This is one of those times where you get what you pay for. Check out Badlands and First Lite. I have the Badlands rain gear myself and love it.

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