thanks....well for additional uses, I would want to wear it as a hunting jacket(for going through heavy brush and prickly bushes), for doing chores around the farm, would the cruiser still be my best bet or would the packer or logger be better?
The Cruiser is probably your all around best choice. The Logger has the cape but no pockets to speak of. It's a no nonsense keep the elements off you won't get snagged coat which is exactly what loggers want and need. The Packer is sort of a longer version of the Cruiser with the cape added for extra protection. It's bomb proof and you can zip in liners(a big plus IMO). It's stiff as a board when new but after a few years of hard use it'll loosen up a bit. It is my go to choice when the weather really gets obnoxious or I plan on cruising through natures finest barbed wire all day. It'll keep you warm and dry until it gets so cold you really need real deal arctic gear.