A new and seemingly improved MTO50 Jacket debuts in the 50th Anniversary Limited Fall edition hard cover catalog. Finally, upgrades that bring the MTO50 line into the 21st century and make it more competitive in this growing niche. It’s about time.
I have been a fan of Cabelas MTO50 for a long time but griping that it needed an update for almost as long. Well, this might be just what I have been asking for. The advantage of the MTO50 Quiet Pack Jacket (my favorite in the MTO50 line) is that it is durable, quiet, available in multiple camouflage patterns with extended sizes, and it has always done a great job of keeping me dry even in the worst conditions. However, it uses an old hanging mesh liner design, is on the heavy side of the hunting shell spectrum and it does not have a double front zipper or pit zips to aid in ventilation during high exertion activity. Big issues with me.
The new MTO50 Pro Jacket appears to fix much of that which is why I have one and set of the matching Bibs on backorder. Obviously I have not had them in the field yet so I can’t opine as to how close Cabelas got to the mark this time. However, from what I can see in the pictures, so far so good. Notable that the Pro version is not available (yet) in Outfitter camo and I don’t know how much either piece weighs.
Stay tuned guys, this could shake things up in the technical camouflage hunting shell layer category which usually works to our benefit.
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