Ridgeline Grizzly III jacket – review

If you go deerstalking, or just spend time out in the woods, the new Ridgeline Grizzly II jacket could be your ideal outer layer.

It’s windproof, light and breathable, has a useful selection of pockets for your gear, and whilst it’s not fully waterproof it will fend off all but the heaviest rain. The jacket is a long style, giving protection down to thigh level. It’s affordable too, with a RRP of just £129.99.

The Ridgeline Grizzly III comes in either plain olive green or the exclusive new Dirt Camo, designed to blend in with our northern European environment, whether open country or woodland.

Nigel Winkle from distributor Highland Outdoors explains “This is a windproof, water-resistant garment with a lot of features. There are two angled top pockets, and two pockets at the bottom. They’re all zipped, and can be used as handwarmer pockets or to carry ammunition or equipment. There’s also a nice large double-lined hood with three points of adjustment.”

There’s no drop liner, so Nigel reckons the jacket would work well over just a T-shirt in mild weather, and you could add a warm mid-layer as required when the temperature drops.

“The jacket has a moderate breathability rating, and there are eyelet holes under the armpits that will allow air to flow,” he says. “Plus of course it’s helped by the fact you have a long zip at the front.”

Find out more at the Ridgeline website.

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