A hard-wearing soft shell for cooler climates, the Bora series is designed to keep you warm against wind and moisture without over heating. Fabricated with four-way stretch material, every cut line of this series allows for maximum movement and full range of motion. This abrasion resistant shell features a windproof and water resistant laminate and Schoeller®’s revolutionary fabric technology c-change®. The c-change® fabric has the ability to actively react to your bodies changing temperature and moisture levels. The polymer structure of the c-change® membrane opens or closes in response to the corresponding activity levels. As activity levels increase, excess heat and moisture that your body generates is allowed to escape to the outside air as the polymer structure opens. During periods of low activity levels such as sitting and glassing, the polymer structure contracts and keeps the heat close to the body. Shivering and chilling are effectively prevented. The Bora series is one of our most advanced products to date. It was designed with the hard-core hunter in mind and created to traverse some of the most challenging environments. It is the perfect combination of wind, water and moisture management technology.
I got this two days ago and purchased it on Amazon, I would recommend buying straight through the website here. You could definitely layer with this for Minnesota hunting, it is pricey, but thus far seems high quality, unique and functional. The large fits me well 5’9, 180lbs. The Bora jacket I got appears to have all the features other than the shoulder pocket, only four pockets on mine, pit zips are nice, no worries still a wonderful jacket without the shoulder pocket. I thought so highly of the jacket I then bought the Arma hoodie, awaiting it’s arrival in the mail!
Review by Russel Connery on Nov 19th 2019
"Perfect for hiking in the Adirondack "
Expensive. Worth it. Have hiked all over the Adirondacks this winter in the Bora jacket and pant. This gear seems almost mystical. 14 degrees, hiking up snowy mountains, sweating like a horse, stopping for the view, or just rolling around town in 40's °F weather in upstate NY, this gear stays warm (or cool) and performs. Water wicks away quickly (drenched, sweaty back is dry inside an hour). You can literally feel the wind blowing off the heat as you hop out of your warm vehicle, then within 5 mins it closes up and gets warm again. Can't recommend it enough. Camo also perfectly match winter mountains. Zippers and pockets all where they need to be, comfortable and fit as expected with room for a base layer or two plus a thin down jacket for extremes.
Out of all my gear, this is hands down the best I've owned.
Review by Nathan on Oct 31st 2019
"I was a little worried...."
I received this jacket and the fit of it was incredible. I was a little worried about the acoustics of this since its nylon material it might be a little loud for bowhunting. I took the advice of their customer service team and washed it a few times with a product they recommended and after wearing it a few times it was perfect. This jacket is my go to shell all the time now..
Review by Travis R on Oct 14th 2019
"The Bora Jacket is as adverised!! Comfortable, warm, and true to the sizing. As moving around i felt lime it cooled when needed and kept me warm in the wind. "
I would have given the Bora Jacket 5 stars but was disappointed with how loud it was. As a professional hunting guide paying this much for a Jacket and pants I was hoping for them to be quite. But I felt like I was wearing “swishy” clothing!! Which makes it tough when you are stalking game on a still day. I do love the performance of the gear, from Camo pattern to the breath ability of the fabric moving while keeping you warm when needed.
Review by Mike on Oct 12th 2019
"Best jacket I have purchased"
I just got back from an elk hunt in Idaho, although the temps were hot (90 degrees) the jacket was quiet and regulated my temp. better then I would have imagined for the heat. Performed well, very well in the rain, I was bone dry on the inside.
Review by Ron on Sep 17th 2019
The dwr on this thing is amazing. Just sat in a three hour downpour and it did not wet out. Not only that, I stayed completely dry on the inside. The fit is perfect. Not like some other brands where you have to be long and thin to feel comfortable. Pretty lightweight for having the membrane in it also. Best jacket I’ve ever owned or even tried. Well worth the money.
Review by ahron long on Aug 23rd 2019
"Worth every penny."
Awesome worn it in Alaska for bear hunt 3 days pouring rain never wet and it’s not even there rain gear best hunting clothing I’ve ever purchased. Was concerned about the price but worth every penny.do yourself a favor buy some.