BEHOLD THE XTR PACSTEALTH JACKET GENERATION 4

March 03, 2011

 


We have given a number of hints away on this new raincoat during the past few weeks. Our new XTR Jacket Generation 4 has been completely redesigned with many features and less bulk.

XTR Generation 4 features

With breakthroughs in technology along with unique design we have developed the Generation 4 XTR Jacket. New Hydrafuse PacSTEALTH™ fabric holds 700ml/700gm less water when saturated than a brushed tricot jacket. Hydrafuse PacSTEALTH™ fabric and waterproof zippers have enabled use to reduce the packed size by 30%, allowing this jacket to fit into your pack easily.

Hydrafuse PacSTEALTH™ fabric is the highest performing 3 layer fabric on the market. Selected for its advanced light weight and incredibly quiet properties, Hydrafuse PacSTEALTH™ will keep you dry and comfortable in the harshest conditions.  Exceptional 20,000mm hydrostatic pressure and 15,000gm/m2/24hrs breathability rate.

Two large chest pockets big enough for binoculars or a SLR camera, removable caller lanyards in chest pockets, centre fire ammo holder in right hand chest pocket, two large integrated self-closing bellowed pockets with integrated hand warmer pockets.

We have been able to reduce a large amount of bulk from the XTR Generation 4 by using waterproof zippers. The big bulky external storm flap has been removed, we now use a smaller internal storm flap to catch any water the zipper lets through. All the zippers used on the XTR Generation 4 are genuine YKK zippers and use YKK’s CNT8 coating. We have used YKK CNT8 for every zipper (main zipper, chest pockets and under arm zippers). CNT8 is YKK’s highest quality Aquaguard zipper, what this means is coating will last longer and not delaminate like inferior zippers. The zipper slider is YKK which is very strong and indivudally tested in YKK’s factory to ensure that they are free from defects. When these zippers are new they are a little stiff however after a few uses they will slide more freely.

YKK offer three different grades of Aquaguard coil zippers, it is not possible to tell what other brands use, it is not printed on the zipper anywhere. The only way to tell is the condition after a few years.  Hunters Element uses the best so you don’t need to worry about our zipper quality.

We have welded the front chest pockets to help reduce the amount of water that can enter through the stitching. The pocket and seam tape have been laser cut for optimum precision. The seam tape we use on the XTR Jacket Generation 4 is an American made seam tape, the brand name is “Bemis”. This is the same tape we use on our RIVERWORKS breathable waders. Bemis make the finest seam tapes in the world and are used by the worlds leading wader and outdoor brands. Bemis seam tapes have a much stronger connection and ultimately last longer. I will provide more information on seams and seam tapes in a later post.

Massive underarm zippers allow you to dump heat on the go. These are impressive and you will wonder why every jacket doesn’t have them!

We have reduced seams on the new XTR by 25%. The centre draw cord has been relocated to behind the lower pocket flaps to remove exposed stitching, this gives a much cleaner looking jacket and also helps minimize the chance of seam failure and bulk from the jacket.

Colour for XTR Generation 4 is Frost (pictured) and Realtree APG.

Old XTR Jacket (camo) and new XTR PacStealth Generation 4 Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIZE GUIDE

MEN'S JACKETS AND TOPS

Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 
MEN'S OUTER LAYER JACKETS

 SIZE
CHEST CM
CHEST INCHES
XXS
85-90
33-35
XS
90-95
35-37
S
95-100
37-39
M
100-105
39-41
L
105-110
41-43
XL
110-115
43-45
2XL
115-120
45-47
3XL
120-125
47-49
4XL
125-130
49-51
5XL
130-135
51-53




MEN'S BASE & MID-LAYER TOPS

 SIZE
CHEST CM CHEST INCHES
XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53


MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your pants would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our pants, to the base of the inner leg.
Our over-trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular pants. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular pants. 

 

MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85

 

MEN'S OVER-TROUSERS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

Place the tape measure around the largest part of your chest, the narrowest point on your waist and the just above where your pants normally sit on your waist. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align these measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CHEST
WAIST
HIPS
6 79cm / 31" 70cm / 27.5" 102cm / 40.2"
8
 84cm / 33"
74cm / 29.1"
106cm / 41.7"
10
 89cm / 35"
78cm / 30.7"
110cm / 43.3"
12
 94cm / 37"
82cm / 32.3"
114cm / 44.9"
14
 99cm / 39"
86cm / 33.9"
118cm / 46.4"
16
104cm / 41"
90cm / 35.4"
122cm / 48"  
18
109cm / 43"
94cm / 37"  
126cm / 49.6"
20
114cm / 45"
98cm / 38.6"
130cm / 51.2"

 

BOOT SIZING

All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe. Use your foot measurement to select the closest boot size.

BOOT SIZING GUIDE

US
FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
6 9.3 in / 23.6 cm
7 9.6 in / 24.4 cm
8 9.9 in / 25.2 cm
9 10.25 in / 26 cm
10 10.6 in / 26.8 cm
11 10.9 in / 27.8 cm
12 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 
13 11.6 in / 29.4 cm

 

 GAITER SIZING

Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.

GAITER SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CALF SIZE
 S
380mm
M
410mm
L
440mm
XL
470mm
2XL
500mm

 

GLOVE SIZING

SIZE
LENGTH CM WIDTH CM
S 18 9
M 19 9.5
L 20 10
XL 21 10.5
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