Who Likes Superior Warmth While Hunting?

Sitka Gear Fanatic with Primaloft 1

Have you ever been in a treestand and your body gets so cold that the tree starts you, the treestand and the entire treestand shaking?! I haven’t had this issue for several years now thanks to PrimaLoft and Sitka Gear.

I am fortunate enough to hunt all year long, even during the cold winter months of November through March. Needless to say, I put some serious hours on stand. This takes a different kind of toughness to endure this kind of cold 15+ feet in the air. What makes this hostile environment worse is trying to draw your bow back after sitting on stand and completely still for several hours. You muscles nearly lock up! If you add wind and or rain, this just increases most hunter’s chances of heading home to watch reruns of their favorite hunting shows on TV.

Some of you are thinking to yourselves, “Yep, that’s me!” So, how do I combat from shivering and nearly falling off stand? Sound the trumpets…the combination of Sitka Gear and PrimaLoft are the vital pieces for me! I have already used the Sitka Gear Fanatic pieces about a dozen sets on stand as I type this and the rut revving up. I have had myriad of weather conditions thus far with mornings in the mid-twenties, to windy, to light rain and heavy wet snow. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Goes Fanatical

Sitka Gear Fanatic with Primaloft 1An Abundance of Features Make the Fanatic the Flagship Piece for Whitetail Hunters

NAPA, CA. Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, introduces the Fanatic Jacket, Vest and Bibs featuring the Optifade Forest concealment pattern.  This marquee product offering has been specifically and scientifically designed for the hardcore whitetail hunter.

A key design feature on the Fanatic Jacket is its diagonal zipper design, which allows for a kangaroo pocket for hunters to keep their hands warm and ready for that next shot.  This feature also places the zipper on the hunter’s shoulder and not in front of their chin.

The NEW Fanatic Vest takes the versatility of the Fanatic series to the next level.  As the temperatures rise and the Fanatic Jacket layer is removed, the Vest allows for the hunter to still have all of the unique features that they are familiar with on the Fanatic Jacket.  By being able to remain comfortable in the conditions at hand, yet having the high end features the Fanatic series keeps the hunter in the tree longer, increasing their chances of success. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Heats Up With Its Duck Oven

Sitka Gear Duck Oven Jacket

Create the Ultimate Seal of Warmth and Dryness between Your Jacket and Waders

NAPA, CA. Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, introduces the Duck Oven Jacket, which is another one of the premium items that makes up its new Waterfowl System.  With Traverse fabric on the bottom third, it makes tucking in to your waders seamless and non-restricting, allowing for maximum performance on your next hunt.

The new line of performance waterfowl gear from Sitka Gear utilizes the all new GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Marsh Pattern.  By uniting the wind protection of WINDSTOPPER fabric and the lightweight insulating qualities of Primaloft, the Duck Oven Jacket creates the ultimate jacket that provides warmth and protection from the harsh late season winds. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Hudson Jacket

Sitka Gear Hudson Insulated Jacket

NAPA, CA. Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, adds the Hudson Jacket to its new and premium designed waterfowl system. Staying toasty and dry on late season pursuits is critical to staying mentally sharp enough to make the next shot. By addressing these needs Sitka has the waterfowler’s interests in mind.

The new line of performance waterfowl gear from Sitka Gear utilizes the all new GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Marsh Pattern.  The Hudson Jacket addresses the needs of late season waterfowler who routinely travels across ice coated waters.  The combination of
GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable fabric protection and reliable Primaloft insulation make the Hudson a must for the discerning late season waterfowler. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Turns Fowl


Sitka Gear Marsh Waterfowl

It’s hard to believe that Sitka Gear could revolutionize yet another hunting gear segment! They have teamed up with GORE once again to develop an OPTIFADE pattern for the waterfowl hunter, yes that’s right I said, “waterfowl hunter”! Like OPTIFADE Open Country and Forest, GORE OPTIFADE Marsh pattern is a digital concealment, not mimicry. Rather than trying to make the hunter look like something, the pattern’s intent is to make the hunter appear to be nothing to the animal.  The OPTIFADE pattern is designed for the ground use for all waterfowl hunting. The Marsh pattern is detailed as possible to confuse bird vision.   [Read more…]

Sitka Adds New Insulation Pieces With the Kelvin Series


As I receive information on the 2009 line of Sitka Gear, I will be sure to post the information right here!  I am really interested in their cold weather gear and some of their new accessories!  It looks to be a BIG year for Sitka, as they will have 15+ new clothing items, 2 additional packs, all of these items and the rest of their line that you know, will be available in the in the new Gore OPTIFADE camouflage pattern. They are scheduled to release their consumer catalog next month.


Sitka is rounding out its line this year with the addition of new insulation pieces.  The Kelvin Jacket, Vest and Pants incorporate lightweight and packable PrimaLoft One insulation for an extreme heat-to-weight ratio.


The Kelvin pieces are designed to be layered under one of Sitka’s soft or hard shell pieces. PrimaLoft insulation is a superior synthetic loft material that holds in maximum heat with minimal weight.  This is what you want for hunting in the coldest temperature or stand hunting.

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