Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Hoody has been redesigned for 2019 with a few improvements. This lightweight layer has quick-drying knit that actively wicks moisture away from the skin, helping to keep you cool during changing conditions and activity levels. The built-in ultra-breathable mesh face mask can be deployed for quick concealment, and works as a neck gaiter when heading to your glassing point. As the temperature rises, the low-profile hood and mask serve as great protection from annoying mosquitoes. The drop-tail design helps fight off moisture and sun, while the stretch thumb loops keep the sleeves in place while drawing back a bow, or putting on additional layers.
To build your 2019 Sitka Gear Core Lightweight series be sure to check out
2019 Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Bottom, 2019 Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Crew LS, and 2019 Sitka Gear Core Lightweight Crew SS.
Built-in ultra-breathable mesh face mask
Chest pocket with Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zipper
Half-length, center front Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zipper
Quick-Dry, comfort stretch lightweight knit
Low-Profile Flatlock seam construction
Stretch thumb loops
Offset seams on shoulders
Permanent Polygiene Odor Control Technology
Fabric Details: Body and Hood: Quick-Dry, Lightweight Comfort Stretch Knit (100% Polyester) // Facemask: Quick-Dry, Lightweight Stretch Mesh (88% Polyester/12% Elastane)
Weight: 6.5 oz; Large
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Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.
Designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain. Subalpine is optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and less.
Environment: Vegetated Terrain Scenario: Ground Ambush, Spot & Stalk Climate: Hot, Warm, Mild OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY
Scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 40 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timberline. The Open Country pattern uses the larger neutral areas of the pattern (macro pattern) that are more critical to concealment at greater engagement ranges.
Environment: Open Terrain Scenario: Spot & Stalk Climate: Hot, Warm, Mild OPTIFADE ELEVATED II
Specialized systems optimized for the pursuit of whitetail in forested environments with stealth, comfort and weather protection.
Environment: Vegetated Terrain Scenario: Elevated, Blind Climate: Hot, Warm, Mild OPTIFADE MARSH
Specialized systems and concealment built to handle the heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, cattails, cornstalks, muck and finicky flocks found in water and dry field marsh environments.
Environment: Marsh / Field Scenario: Dry Field, Wetlands Climate: Hot, Warm, Mild OPTIFADE TIMBER
Advanced concealment, specialized features and reliable durability constructed for the world of backwater waterfowl hunting.
Environment: Timber Scenario: Open Water, Backwaters Climate: Hot, Warm, Mild TECHNOLOGY
Polygiene Odor Control Technology is a natural fit for hunting. By permanently treating fabrics with low concentrations of silver salt, which has inherent antimicrobial properties and is naturally present in water, Polygiene safely eliminates the ability for bacteria to grow and effectively neutralizes odor.
Sitka Gear uses premium YKK Zippers across their product line for their reliability, durability, weather resistance, and quiet operation. They also print many of their zippers with GORE OPTIFADE Concealment for added stealth.
GORE OPTIFADE CONCEALMENT
Traditional mimicry patterns based on human vision are designed to look like a specific type of vegetation or terrain. GORE OPTIFADE Concealment is the only scientifically proven concealment pattern based on animal vision to optically fade a hunter into their surroundings. By using advanced blends of micro and macro patterns to fool animal vision rather than mimic a particular shape, GORE OPTIFADE Concealment is more versatile and more effective at getting hunters close to game.
SITKA DESIGN NOTES
Sitka Gear found that the majority of base layers offered zero technical features, requiring hunters to carry additional pieces of gear into the field to meet the demands of the pursuit. Sitka's solution was to create a high-performance next-to-skin layer that includes technical features to improve concealment and utility. By optimizing breathability and moisture management and adding features not found in traditional base layers, the Core Lightweight Hoody can be used as a standalone piece in hot weather or as the foundational baselayer into any SITKA system.