Encounter Wading Jacket

This lightweight wading jacket offers packable rain protection for unexpected showers.


Take on unexpected weather with confidence. Lightweight, packable, and waterproof, the Encounter jacket is designed to fit easily into a waistcoat or kit bag. Constructed of breathable, 2.5-layer fabric that provides excellent protection from wind and water. Features a fully adjustable hood and YKK waterproof zips. A large, single patch pocket on the left chest holds fly boxes or other accessories. Elasticated cuffs with easy adjuster and a draw cord around the waist provide a snug, comfortable fit. In two-tone sage.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52), XXXL(54-56).


Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 26 reviews

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26 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    1 major issue - 6/28/2014

    Wore this on the Rapid River in Maine, and it kept me very dry during an all day rain. The one problem is that it is not equipped with a D-ring for a net to be attached. How a jacket marketed as a wading jacket does not have this is perplexing. Sizing is spot on, but it was impossible to fully zip it over my Wasatch vest/pack. 1/2 size fuller cut would probably do it. I'll be keeping the jacket as it is easily packed in a day pack and does keep you dry. I just wish the web description/ photo would have clarified no d-ring attached.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Buy - 5/20/2014
    By: from Asheville, NC

    It's hard to find a light, rugged but affordable rain jacket to fish in and this one fits the bill perfectly. Nice attention to detail for such a simple jacket.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Wading Jacket - 5/7/2014
    By: from East Moline IL

    I had reservations about the quality of the material and the zippers before I placed the order for this jacket. I took a chance and ordered it. When I opened the box after it arrived, I was very happy to find the quality exceeded my expectations. The fabric looks to be very durable and the zippers are "welded" to the fabric. The tags used to pull the zippers are very robust and should last a long time. I've not used this jacket yet but will soon. I feel this is a great value for the price.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    "in a pinch" - 4/18/2014

    I was headed to the two-day flyfishing at Millbrook, NY. RAIN! for the second day. I needed raingear and purchased the Encounter Wading Jacket (I could not pass on the great price). Almost waist deep in the stream, in torrents of rain. Bottom line, I'm 100% satisfied with the purchase. After the two day course I purchased Silver Sonic waders..........Quality pays.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Encounter Wading Jacket - 4/8/2014

    Great jacket for teh money. Polartec in the collar is a nice addition. Also like the separation of the hood when fully zipped up (it does not get in teh way if the hood is not up) Jacket needs side pockets.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great choice - 3/14/2014

    Nice quality, good fit, works well. Would buy again

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Packable Rainwear - 2/21/2014

    Purchased for grandsons as standby rain protection on the stream. Seems well made, generous cut. Good workmanship. Good value.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Encounter Wading Jacket - 2/4/2014
    By: from Johannesburg, South Africa

    Best light weight waterproof jacket I ever had. It never rains in Africa but it poars down!!! With all our thunderstorms down here in South Africa, this jacket keeps me dry and comfy to fish that extra 2 "wet" hours in the rain. Packs perfectly in my vest and fits like a glove Excelent YKK zips and adjustment cords are very well made and designed. Collar very comfy. This is a true value for money waterproof light weight jacket that "breathes" perfectly. For the serious fly fisherman!!!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Wading Jacket - terrific! - 1/27/2014
    By: from Houston, TX

    Received my wading jacket. It is a quality product just like I would expect from Orvis!

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