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First Lite Omen Stormshelter System

August 2022
Author: Eric Bachofner

This all-new system is the solution for mid to late season hunts when persistent precipitation, wind, and low temps are the only guarantee. Our proprietary bi-component laminate construction is tough enough to bust the thickest Pacific Northwest blackberry brambles, while actively resisting contamination from dirt and oil. The 4.5-layer structure coupled with an eco-friendly non-polyfluorinated DWR exterior treatment provides weatherproof reliability season after season. The Omen Stormshelter is our flagship foul weather system, the most weatherproof, durable, and contamination-resistant kit available for unforgiving rain and snow.

“I’ve always been impressed with First Lite’s products, and when I heard that a new line of raingear was going to be released in 2022, I looked forward to putting it to the test. Constant downpours on a rainy spring bear hunt in Montana provided a perfect opportunity to evaluate how this gear would perform. It wouldn’t take long to recognize that this system was going to be an imperative piece of gear on this as well as upcoming hunts. Its ventilation system, built-in splashguard gators, multiple hood adjustments, and channel brim bill kept me comfortable and dry throughout the entire hunt. This is a well thought out system that exceeded my expectations.

With the coat and pants weighing in at a combined 3 1/2 pounds, this is not the ideal piece to throw in your pack in case you get a little rain on your hunt. Rather, this gear is ideally suited for hunts that sustained and/or extreme precipitation events may be encountered. While one season of use isn’t enough to prove its durability, the fabric used to construct the Omen Stormshelter has an extremely durable feel and I fully expect this raingear to be my go-to system on high precipitation hunts for years to come.” – Eric Bachofner, Hunt Advisor

MSRP: Jacket (solid) – $390, Jacket (camo) – $400, Pant (solid) – $380, Pant (camo) – $390

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