The redesigned 2019 Sitka Gear Heavyweight Hoody is a much needed item in your mid-layer arsenal during those active late-season days and cold static hunts. The form fitting hood fits snuggly around your head, turning with you keeping your field of view clear. To aid in the 2019 Sitka Gear Heavyweight Hoody's improved range of motion and greater comfort while wearing a backpack, Sitka's engineers created offset seams on the shoulders. Use the stretch thumb loops to keep your sleeves in place while wearing a pack, or adjusting layers. The Permanent Polygiene Odor Control Technology neutralizes odor, while the channelfleece insulation wicks away sweat and controls your moisture build up.
Pair your 2019 Sitka Gear Heavyweight Hoody with the 2019 Sitka Gear Core Heavyweight Bottom, and the 2019 Sitka Gear Core Heavyweight Zip-T.
- Heavyweight comfort stretfleece
- Low-profile hood
- Chest pocket with Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zipper
- Half-length, center front Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zipper
- Low-Profile Flatlock seam construction
- Drop-tail design
- Stretch thumb loops
- Offset seams on shoulders
- Permanent Polygiene Odor Control Technology
Fabric Details: Heavyweight Comfort Stretfleece (93% Polyester/7% Elastane)
Weight: 14.8 oz
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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: 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 timber line. 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
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
fleece mid-layers often come with a lack of efficient moisture transfer limiting the performance of subsequent layers. Sitka Gear solved this problem with a unique waffled construction that accelerates the movement of sweat through the system, preventing it from building up on the inside. The channeled insulation provides some additional warmth, and Polygiene technology controls odor building making this an incredibly versatile mid-layer, that can also function as an outer layer.