As the holidays approach, you may be wondering what the best gift for a waterfowl hunter is. Well, we've got your back on that one!The Sitka Gear Waterfowl Marsh collection is engineered specifically for waterfowl hunting. This pattern is designed to provide maximum coverage in a wide variety of bird hunting situations. The gear also sports features that are unique to waterfowl hunting needs.
Hudson Jacket - $499
Many people wonder what's the best jacket and bib set to get for someone who goes waterfowl hunting in a marsh or swamp area. This type of hunting can pose some unique challenges that Sitka Gear has accounted for. The Hudson Jacket has been designed to keep the wearer warm and dry specifically for wading into deep, icy cold water. With the innovative GORE-TEX® with STRETCH technology and body-mapped insulation across the shoulders and neck, you will find that this jacket moves with you for unhindered shooting or glassing. The updated body-mapped insulation places 60 grams of PrimaLoft® Gold across the shoulders and 40 grams of PrimaLoft® in the sleeves and body to create maximized heat retention. The hunter who you gift this to will forever be grateful.
Hudson Bib - $489
When hunting in a marsh, a pair of good waders are essential. When I say a pair of 'good' waders, I do not mean a $50 pair from Walmart. There is nothing worse than wading in sub-zero temperatures, and having your waders leaking, filling up your boot with water. Not only is this frustrating, but it can also lead to quitting early and, therefore, an unsuccessful hunt. By utilizing a flannel interior, body-mapped fleece, and a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® shell, Sitka Gear's Hudson Bib is ready to take you through all your cold, wet hunts. The reinforced seat and knees fend off abrasions while shielding you from the frozen ground. The adjustable no-buckle suspension eliminates the cumbersome buckles while making custom fitting lightweight and comfortable. The two-way side zips enable you to control your temperature and easy on/off for layering. These waders are by far the best on the market and will be a great addition to any hunter's gear collection.
Hudson WindStopper Muff - $99
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a waterfowl hunter under $100, look no further than the Hudson Muff. This hand warmer pocket is lined with PrimaLoft® Silver insulation and a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane that will keep the hands of any hunter nice and warm, even in the most extreme conditions.
Delta Deek GTX Glove - $199
One of the most essential pieces of gear you can have while hunting in the cold is a good pair of gloves. Without protected hands, you won't be able to maneuver your equipment or gun into the right position. Working with cold hands can be a challenge as the restricted blood flow will make them not work as well. The ability to perform at your best capacity is essential when hunting. The Delta Deek GTX Glove has 100% waterproof GORE-TEX taped outer shell, which is the perfect tool when you need to break the ice for those late-season Mallards, or you are just headed out to stake out your full bodies in your neighbor's cornfield. The compression-resistant fleece liner of the 2019 Sitka Gear Delta Deek GTX Glove is fully removable for those times you don't need the additional warming element a liner often gives you. Getting this glove for a waterfowl hunter will ensure their hands will never get cold.
Gradient Glove - $35
The Sitka Gear Gradient Glove is the perfect, thin layer, fall glove. The super stretch microfiber fleece will prove to be the warmest thin gloves you will ever own. The anti-microbial treatment will help keep the growth of odor-causing bacteria to a minimum, and the grip texture will help you maintain your grip on your firearm. The ultra-thin, form-fitted cut provides little interference when pulling the trigger, or reloading. The Sitka Gear Gradient Glove works well as a stand-alone layer or can be added to the Sitka Gear Pantanal GTX Glove, the Sitka Gear Delta Deek Glove, or the Sitka Gear Hudson Mitt for added warmth as the season progresses. A hunter can never have too many options when it comes to gloves, so this is the perfect stocking stuffer for your waterfowl hunting family or friends this holiday.
Grinder Hoody - $169
When a hunter is shopping for gear, versatility is one of the most important things to look for. The Grinder Hoody is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in this gift guide. The new 2019 Sitka Gear Grinder Hoody is perfect for those sessions requiring you to deal with rain as you are hiking through the brush to your blind. The water-repellent, heavyweight fleece of the Grinder Hoody is paired with a low profile hood that keeps you focused as the birds are winging by. The half-length, center front YKK® zipper aids in temperature control and easy on/off of the hoody. The new 2019 Grinder Hoody has Sitka Gear's patented Permanent Polygiene® Odor Control technology incorporated into the comfort stretch heavyweight fleece. You will find that this hoody can be used as a mid-layer as the season cools off. The Grinder Hoody is one of the best gifts you can get a waterfowl hunter this holiday season.
Grinder Pant - $189
The Sitka Gear Grinder Pant is just as versatile as the Grinder Hoody. The updated Grinder Pant features a new 4-Way stretch nylon outer fabric that improves durability while remaining lightweight. Articulated patterning optimizes mobility, and an offset waist button reduces bulk and bunching when worn with additional layers or a belt. Doubling as a comfortable insulation layer under waders and bibs, the Grinder Pant will be a well-worn staple all season long. If you want to gift someone a pant that is durable and reliable year-round, look no further.
Dakota WindStopper Hat - $49
One of the primary sources of heat loss in the human body is the head. This is why investing in a high-quality hat is one of the most important things you can do. The Sitka Gear Dakota WS Hat is the perfect medium for those hunters that prefer not to wear a hood, but need something to keep their beans warm. The mapped Gore® Windstopper® treatment of the Sitka Gear Dakota WS Hat provides 100% wind blockage throughout the hat. The Sitka Gear Dakota WS Hat is designed to fit your head so it won't rotate while you are in a layout blind. The minimized, flexible bill provides your face ample protection from precipitation without blocking your view. This hat is the perfect gift for any hunter because insulation for the head is an essential tool during the cold fall and winter months.
As you shop this holiday season, keep in mind the conditions that your friends or family members face when going out on a hunt. The later they hunt in the year, the more cold-weather gear they will need like the items listed above. Getting any of these items as a gift for someone is a fantastic gesture and will serve them well for a long time to come.