The Sitka Gear Blizzard Bib Pant is designed to be the ultimate in late season, low activity, extreme cold weather hunting gear. Sitka Gear's Blizzard Bibs are insulated with water-repellent hybrid insulation of 60% 650-fill power white duck down and 40% ultra-fine PrimaLoft fibers encased in 3 layers of GORE-TEX membrane and concealed with a highly durable polyester face fabric. These two features make the Sitka Gear Blizzard Pants 100% waterproof and windproof. The 3/4 side zips allow for easy venting and on/off over boots. The seat is high-backed and reinforced for additional protection while sitting or riding.
To round out your ultimate in worst huntable conditions gear, pair these pants with the Sitka Gear Blizzard Parka, Sitka Gear Blizzard Beanie, and Sitka Gear Blizzard GTX Mittens.
- 3/4 Side Zips
- Cargo Pockets
- 5.7 Ounces of 650 Fill Duck Down
- High-Backed Seat
- Reinforced Seat
Fabric Details: Polyester Weave; 155 G/M2 PrimaLoft Down Blend Silver, GORE-TEX Laminate, Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Finish
Weight: 2 lb 10 oz
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Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.
OPTIFADE GROUND FOREST
Developed to stalk and ambush prey from ground level in densely vegetated environments. Ground Forest is optimized for engagement ranges under 50 yards. A mix of darker micro patterns and large neutral patterns naturally blends you into shadows and darker foliage.
Environment: Vegetated Terrain
Scenario: Ground Ambush, Spot & Stalk, Thicket
Climate: Cold, Extreme Cold
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: Cold, Extreme Cold
Sitka utilizes a wide range of PrimaLoft insulation technology based on the intended end use of each garment. Through specialized applications and by body-mapping PrimaLoft, they fully leverage the benefits of each technology and optimize the end performance of their insulation layers.
PrimaLoft Silver: PrimaLoft Silver synthetic insulation provides permanent water resistance and breathability.
Provides unrivaled waterproof protection that is both durable and lightweight. The microscopic pores of a GORE-TEX membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, making GORE-TEX garments impenetrable to water from the outside. Those same pores are 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which means they allow sweat vapor to escape to the surface of the shell to keep you dry from the inside out. 100% Waterproof & Windproof.
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
In the past, the best way to combat long exposure to extreme cold-weather conditions was to stack layer upon layer, leaving the hunter with a system that was not purpose-built for active pursuits. Sitka's approach was to combine a water-repellent hybrid insulation with a fully waterproof yet breathable GORE-TEX layer of protection, creating a system that's equipped to confront the world's most unforgiving conditions.