Here is an update:
I've had the jackets for a little less than a month. I've only really used the fleece jacket, I don't remember what its called, but I really dig it.
As far as the fleece goes, It is really comfortable and light. The material is really thin, but it does what it is advertised to do. The zippers are nice and tight. The fleece material they use seems like it has spandez or a like material incorparated into it because it stretches which is nice in case the fit is a little tight due to underlayers. It has a call pocket on the chest with a zipper that I found very useful to store my phone when i'm fishing and I have bibs on. The pockets are deep and fleece line and super warm suprisingly. The collar it tall which is nice because when fully zipped it goes all the way up to your chin/ears to keep your neck warm.
Drawbacks: I had one little seam split by the call pocket zipper. There is a small 1/2" hole. I sewed it up to keep it from getting bigger. Thats no good. With that being said though, i've had Drake stuff do the same thing. My Drake blind bag has seams split around the zippers and thermos holder. I've used it one season.
The other drawback and I don't know why they made them this way, but the cuffs on the jacket are super loose. My Cabela's and Drake tops all have some type of cuff system to make it tighter. I like that. The Banded fleece doesn't have that. The outer rain shell does, but the fleece jacket doesn't.
As far as use, i've used it for the past couple weeks walleye fishing in Michigan. Yeah I know it's not hunting but as far as weather goes, early spring walleye fishing on the Detroit River, gives similar weather to October/November hunting. The weather up here as been COLD and windy and wet. What I love about this jacket is that it does what it is supposed to. It cuts wind, and keeps you very warm. This whole walleye season, i've fished in nothing but a UA base layer and a long sleeve t-shirt with this jacket. I take that back, I wore a hoodie underneath when the morning temps were just above freezing. The wind has been rippin and the temps have barely gotten over 40. This fleece has been a joy to wear out on the water this season and I like it very much, which makes the brand name and the person asscociated with the brand, irrelevant.
I don't know who the new guys are running the show, but I like what they're doing with the brand. And I know it has only been a month. If this stuff starts to suck, i'll let you know. I have a rain parka as well that i'm curious about but I haven't really needed it.
But so far so good. What makes it even better is that I didn't pay full price for it. Midway USa had a smokin sale going on that I couldn't pass up.
I'll report later.