The 10 Best Scent Blocking Jackets For Hunting

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A novice hunter might be wondering why you need a scent proof jacket when hunting. Well, you might smell like a million bucks or like expensive cologne but to all game, be it bucks, deer or elks, they pick out the manly or feminine scent easily and quickly and this scares them off. Animals have incredibly good senses and a slight wind that blows past you and into the animal’s path, will definitely sell you out. This is where scent blocking jackets come to the rescue. They contain scent absorbing and retention technology that keeps your body odor from getting to your prey and scaring them off. 

However, there is a wide variety of these jackets on the market and you might easily get your hands on the wrong or poor quality one. Below are some of the best scent blocking jackets and their corresponding features.

The Best Scent Blocking Jackets For Hunting Review

Click on the scent blocking jacket name in the box below to read the corresponding review and learn about their features.

This bomber style jacket is equipped with 2 key technologies that keep your body odor from escaping. It incorporates the use of the new trinity scent control technology which is designed around a synthetic polymer that absorbs human odor easily. It is applied on the entire inner lining of the jacket, giving it a very large surface area for scent absorption.

The second technology is the body lock technology which consists of odor filters placed on odor exit points such as on the neck, wrists and waists, effectively absorbing the remaining odor that the trinity scent technology left out. These exit points also contain elastic bands that make sure the odor is locked inside.

The jacket is made of very light fabric layers, which form its extreme lightweight technology, also known as XLT. XLT consists of a soft outer fabric and an embossed inner lining that make it lightweight, stretchable and very breathable. These make it ideal for hunting because it feels almost weightless and gives you the freedom to stretch and move in any direction without the fear of tearing up stitched joints.

Features at a glance
  • Available in 2 camo patterns (Mossy Oak Break up Infinity and Real Tree Xtra), making it ideal for hunting
  • Full zip and collar for regulating heat
  • Angled chest pocket for storing essential items
  • Trinity and body lock technology for scent blocking
  • Made of 100% polyester XLT fabric, making it very lightweight
  • Available in 4 sizes (medium, large, X-large and XX-large)

This Alpha jacket is called alpha for a reason. For starters, it is designed to keep you comfortably warm when hunting. It has a water-repellent hydrophobic coating on its outer fabric which forces raindrops to cuddle up and roll off, preventing the rain from penetrating through. The outer layer is made of fleece fabric, which is silent and capable of blocking winds of up to 50 mph from penetrating through. This ensures that you remain warm inside and continue hunting uninterrupted.

It has a hood with crown and side adjustments that enable you to fasten it around the head, giving you additional warmth and protection from the elements. This hood also has a visor which shields your eyes from the blinding sun’s rays that might also interfere with your hunting line of sight. The hood is removable and easy to undo from the jacket. This enables you to maintain stealth because it might cause some wind noise when hanging around the collar while not in use.

It has a full-length vision zipper that runs straight from the waist to the chest and offsets towards the side as it approaches the neck. This prevents it from irritating your chin and your beard from getting stuck on it, giving you convenience and comfort.

Features at a glance
  • Quick cinch system on the chest enables you to store equipment such as rangefinders in close proximity
  • Trinity scent control absorbs your scent while body lock technology keeps it from escaping
  • Adjustable and removable arm-guard that fits both the right and left hands.
  • Non-slip shoulder patches for carrying bows or backpacks
  • Available in 4 sizes (medium, large, X-large and XX-large)
  • Comes in two camo accents (Mossy Oak Break up Infinity and Real Tree Xtra)
  • Pockets on the chest and lower side for convenience
  • Tree spider compatible.

The Outfitter jacket incorporates the use of Rain Blocker technology, which prevents moisture from penetrating through to the inside but allows perspiration to penetrate outside. This is possible through its one of a kind membrane system that has pores which are too small for water droplets but large enough to fit vapor molecules. Its joints are heat sealed and secured with waterproof tape, enhancing its waterproofing capability. This Rain Blocker technology also makes the jacket windproof, making it very comfortable and enabling you to hunt uninterrupted for long periods of time.

The jacket has a full front zipper that helps you to regulate your body temperature. Opening when it’s too hot helps you let out this heat while closing it when it’s too cold, traps in the heat. This zipper has a storm flap that keeps the zip covered by Rain Blocker fabric, which prevents raindrops and wind from penetrating through.

It features trinity scent control technology that is very effective at absorbing body odor and body lock technology, which prevents odor from escaping the body. It has odor filters at all the exit points (wrists, neck and waist) that maximize scent absorption, preventing it from escaping outside.

Features at a glance
  • Tree spider compatible
  • Made of 100% polyester micro brushed tricot material with the outer layer being treated with a water-repellent coating
  • Non-removable hood with visor, crown and side adjustments
  • Comes in mossy oak country camo pattern only
  • Adjustable and removable arm guard that fits both hands
  • Safety harness slit on the rear
  • Available in 3 sizes (medium, X-large and XX-large).Absorbs vibrations for stealthier hunting.

This jacket is really popular because it can be worn during any season. It has a lightweight construction, enabling it to be worn on its own early in the hunting season when temperatures are warm or with other layers of clothes on the inside late in the season, when temperatures drop. Its outer fabric has a Durable Water Repellent coating that keeps you from soaking up when the clouds let loose. This enables you to practically hunt during any weather condition.

Its outer layer is made of a micro tricot fabric that is very soft and very soothing to touch. This softness makes it very silent, giving you an advantage when you want to make slight movements while hiding very close to your target. Additionally, this outer layer has camouflaged accents on it, enabling you to sneak up on prey undetected.

The jacket is fitted with a carbon alloy scent absorption technology that is capable of leaving you odorless and therefore undetected by the big nose bucks as you get close and zero in on them.

Features at a glance
  • Silent elastic cuffs trap the odor in
  • 3 conveniently placed pockets: one on the chest, two on the waist
  • Moisture wicking inner lining
  • Textured fleece collar to reduce skin irritation on the neck
  • Safety harness opening on the backside
  • Available in many sizes (small, medium, large, X-large and XX-Large).Comes with 2 clamps for securing it on both sides to the bow string

As the name suggests, this scent blocker jacket feels dead quiet in the woods, enabling you to close in on your prey with ease. It has all the system layer three features (soft, warm and quiet) that make it ideal for all year use. Its outer fabric is treated with a water-repellent hydrophobic coating that forces water to cuddle up and fall off, leaving you dry on the inside whenever it rains.

It is super stealthy because of its soft outer fabric, which is very silent, even when you make any movement. This fabric is also camouflaged, enabling you to hide in plain sight from the game you target. To top it all up, it has excellent odor retention, keeping you undetected and dead quiet while on the move. It incorporates the use of trinity scent control technology, which basically means that the jacket has a synthetic polymer all round its inner lining that is designed to absorb body odor. This is further enhanced by a body lock technology that employs the use of absorbing filters all-round the jacket’s exit points (wrists, neck and waist) so that no scent escapes outside.

Features at a glance
  • Half elastic sleeve cuffs and waist exits for locking in the body odor
  • Tree spider compatible
  • Fold outstretch hood with camo accent for additional warmth and stealth
  • Full-length zipper
  • 4 zippered pockets (2 chest and 2 waist pockets)
  • Available in 5 sizes (medium, large, X-large, XX-large, and 3 X large)
  • Comes in 2 camo accents (Mossy oak country and Realtree Xtra).

This Protec jacket has a densely packed lining to keep your core body temperature from dropping during cold weather, making it ideal for late season hunting. This dense material, which is made entirely from fleece material, forms a big part of the wind blocker technology that completely refuses to give way to wind. Although it blocks the wind, it allows some perspiration, in the form of vapor, to escape through, leaving you warm and dry on the inside.

It has a roll up hood with a sun visor that protects you from both the cold and eye-damaging sun rays. This hood has an easy to pull one side adjustment which is used together with a crown adjustment to fasten it on your face so as to seal your head off from the cold weather for a warmer feel. It also has a full front zipper with an internal wind flap that helps seal the heat inside easily. Partially elastic wrist sleeve cuffs and a half elastic waist seal off the exit points that would otherwise lead to heat loss. The waist actually has a half drawcord that helps to fasten the waistline onto your body, sealing off the waist exit point permanently, leaving you very warm on the inside.

Features at a glance
  • 3 pockets (one snap chest pocket and 2 zippered waist pockets)
  • Trinity scent control technology ensures your body odor is fully absorbed.
  • Body lock technology keeps body odor from escaping
  • Available in 4 different sizes (medium, large, X-large and 3X-large)
  • Comes in Real tree Xtra camo accent
  • Tree spider compatible.Made of flexible material that dampens out some of the string’s vibrations, reducing noise in the process.

This is a mid-weight jacket that is designed to protect you from the cold and windy weather of the mid hunting season. The mid-weight design can be layered on the inside, making it also ideal for late season hunting. It has a wind blocker membrane layer that shields you from strong winds, ensuring you are warm on the inside and this makes it even more comfortable to use in the cold seasons.

It has a body lock collar that wraps tightly around the neck to seal off that exit point, keeping the heat and odor inside. It also has a body lock waist and elastic wrist sleeve cuffs that also seal off these exit points, leaving you warm on the inside, with no body odor escaping for the prey to detect. Its microfleece polyester shell is quite silent and this enables you to draw your bow and close in on your prey undetected. The camo accent of the outer shell seals of the stealth capability of this jacket, enabling you to hide in plain sight while approaching your target.

Features at a glance
  • Available several sizes
  • Camouflaged outer fabric for stealthy hunting
  • Tree spider compatible
  • Wind block technology seals you off completely from strong cold winds
  • Mid-weight construction makes it ideal for mid and late seasons
  • Made of microfleece polyester.Rounded and smoothed out for comfort.

This jacket has a unique white camouflage accent called real tree snow, which blends well in snowy hunting grounds. It is made using 100% polyester Sherpa fleece which is quite warm and comfortable, comparable only to sheep wool. Because it is used in such adverse weather conditions, it is treated with a waterproof coating on its outer shell that keeps any kind of precipitation from penetrating through. This rain blocker technology also makes it windproof, ensuring that cold gusts of wind from the cold winter do not penetrate through leaving you warm and dry.

The waterproof membrane, though impermeable by water droplets, is permeable by vapor and this allows it to be breathable, enabling it to let out perspiration. This leaves you dry and comfortable on the inside, enabling you to hunt uninterrupted and in the best conditions.

It features a body lock technology which uses odor filters placed on the jacket’s exit points to absorb body odor, preventing it from escaping outside. It also features an S3 silver anti-microbial technology that helps to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria and this keeps it smelling fresh and new for longer.

Features at a glance
  • Tricot outer fabric makes it very quiet when hunting
  • Elastic wrist cuffs trap the heat and odor on the inside
  • Adjustable drawcord helps to trap the heat and odor on the bottom end
  • Full-length zipper with storm flap
  • Non-removable hood with crown and side adjustments
  • Zippered pockets with storm flaps.

This full zip bomber style jacket features XLT (extreme lightweight technology). It is made of a lightweight polyester material, which makes it very light and hence, ideal for early season hunting. Controlling body odor at such a time can be a nightmare because the heat causes a lot of sweating and consequently, a lot of body odor. However, this jacket’s polyester material is very breathable, enabling it to rapidly release perspiration, leaving you dry on the inside while the cold fusion infused carbon technology traps the scent inside as the vapor escapes.

It has elastic cuffs and an elastic waist that further helps in trapping the odor inside while also preventing cold air from passing through in case it gets chilly. It also has a stand-up collar that does the same thing by taking care of the neck region.

The jacket has a full-length body zip for easy wearing and removal and two waist snap flap pockets for convenient pocketing as well as for storing hunting gear. Its angled snap chest pocket gives you a convenient storage space for things such as phones and iPods, which keep you entertained when enjoying your kill.

Features at a glance
  • Available in a medium size
  • Camouflaged accent for easier hunting.
  • Lightweight design for early season hunting.
  • Cold fusion carbon technology for scent blocking and retention.
  • 4 way stretchable for flexibility and easier movement.
  • Can be layered with other clothes on the inside for mid or late season hunting

Most softshell jacket wearing hunters experience some burr and bramble noises as the move around. This jacket, however, has a unique soft shell that is super silent, giving you superb stealth as you move into position and draw your bow string. This shell is also treated with a hydrophobic coating that makes it water repellent. It forces water droplets to cuddle up and fall off, giving you additional time before it soaks up under heavy precipitation. This enables you to remain warm and dry for longer, giving you more time to hunt uninterrupted.

It features trinity scent control technology, which uses a synthetic polymer, placed across the inner lining of the jacket, to absorb body odor. This absorptive technology enables you to hunt without worrying whether your prey will smell you out of your hiding place. Just to be certain that no odor leaks out, the jacket employs the use of body lock technology, which is basically a series of filters placed around the jacket’s exit points to absorb any scent that tries to escape.

Features at a glance
  • Full length zipper which is offset towards the top for convenience and comfort.
  • Non-slip shoulder patches for carrying bows and backpacks.
  • Tree spider compatible
  • 4 pockets, 2 on the chest, two on the lower side
  • Real tree Xtra and mossy oak camo accents to maintain a low profile.
  • Soft cuff interior with loop and hook for adjustment
  • Wind brake technology makes it windproof to winds of up to 50mph

Buying Guide & Things you need to know about the best scent blocking jackets before you buy

Before buying any scent blocking jacket, it is important to consider the following:

1. Technologies

All scent blocking jackets have one thing in common; they feature a certain form of technology that traps and/or absorbs your body odor inside. The technological terms used might be confusing but bottom-line, what you should look for is a jacket with an odor absorbing material on the inside and a mechanism to lock in the odor from escaping before it has been absorbed.

2. Fabric weight/ density

The fabric density of a jacket determines the amount of heat it will retain, which then determines the most suitable time to use it. Dense jackets are usually hot because they retain a lot of heat. They are therefore most suitable to wear late in the hunting season when it is cold. Medium density jackets are better off to use in the mid hunting season but can also be used in the late hunting season if you wear additional layers of clothing on the inside. Light jackets are the most versatile because a majority of them can be used across all hunting seasons. They are light enough to be worn during the early season and can be worn with other clothes during the other seasons, keeping you warm and focused on the mission.

3. Camouflage

Camouflage accents come in different patterns. The most common ones among these types of jackets are mossy oak and real tree xtra. They have different colors and patterns, giving you unique designs for different hunting grounds. It is important to consider your hunting ground first before buying such a jacket because getting it wrong will make you look out of place and prey will spot you easily. Mossy oak for instance, blends very well in the woods and should be used in such an environment.

4. Flexibility

Flexibility plays a crucial role in providing stealth and comfort. A scent blocking jacket should be flexible enough to give you room to stretch and move in different directions without straining its material and causing discomfort. Tight jackets, with no flexibility might make some noises as you stretch, scaring away the prey in the process.

5. Size

There are no adjustable size scent blocking jackets. Their sizes are usually fixed and it important to get it right because if it is too big, you will not be able to fit in. If it is too small, some of the scent blocking technologies will not be effective. Elastic cuffs for instance, will not seal off the wrist exit point because, a small hand will leave spaces in between the cuff and your hand.

Best Scent Blocking Jackets: Conclusion

Scent blocking jackets have come a long way. They feature some amazing technologies and show great promise for improvement. However, regardless of your hunting ground or the hunting season, what is important is that your scent blocking jacket should have all the necessary scent blocking technologies in order to keep you “hidden”. It should also fit you perfectly, be camouflaged and flexible enough to boost your hunting performance.

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