I've been looking for a jacket that will cover 80% of my time in the field for quite a while, and I think I've finally found it. Here's the criteria I was looking for:
Lightweight, yet warm.
Windproof and breathable
generously cut to allow an extra layer when needed
The jacket is cut more traditionally (read this as roomier) than a lot of the newer soft shell style jackets a lot of companies are going to. It's a lowish-knapp fleece in Bass Pro's version of outfitter camo with a windproof lining. The inner side of the jacket is not real supple, yet it seems pretty warm. I can easily wear an insulated nano puff pullover or medium loft puffy underneath.
Where I think it starts to set itself apart from a lot of others out there is the ventilation zips on the upper arms. Many jackets utilize pit zips, which work great, but these are easier to get to with a pack and gloves on. It's also lighter than a lot of windproof fleeces. But here's the kicker- it's only $50, a welcome price in the hunting market these days. So, I thought I'd pass it along to anyone looking for a fall jacket that you'll be able to wear the bulk of the time in the field.
Good luck this season-