The Sitka Gear Coldfront Jacket is ideal for those hard to dress for, challenging late season hunts. There is usually a couple of inches of snow, the wind is whipping almost every day, and the temperatures have dropped, making it tough to stay focused while glassing. With a micro-grfleece Backer, encased in a windproof, three-layer waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX shell, you are virtually in a walking sleeping bag that is 100% waterproof.
The jacket's longer, reinforced tail, rubberized cuffs, with Velcro adjustments, make it next to impossible for moisture and wind find its way up your backside or down your arms. The elevated pocket placement helps keep your hands and necessities warm and dry, as water sheds off your elbows rather than rolling down your sleeve into the pocket. All zippers are welded and watertight. When the action heats up, the 4-panel Hideaway hood stows neatly in the zippered collar pocket, so your ears are clear and your vision keen. The articulated Patterning gives you a trim fit that doesn't bunch under a pack or take up unnecessary space when packed away.
To complete your Sitka Coldfront System, pair this jacket with the Sitka Coldfront Bib Pant, and the Sitka Coldfront GTX Glove.
- Articulated Patterning
- 5 Strategically Located Pockets
- 1 Internal Pocket
- 4 Panel Hideaway Hood
- fleece Grid Backer
- DWR Finish
- Micro Taped Seams
Fabric Details: GORE-TEX fabric, soft-shell, polyester face
Weight: 34.4 oz
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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: Cool, 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: Cool, Cold, Extreme Cold
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.
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.