A smarter sweatshirt. The Gradient Hoody glides over base layers and under a shell, to give you the comfort of that well-worn favorite with a few notable upgrades. lets you wear it as an outer layer when setting decoys, and Berber highfleece adds insulation when the mercury bottoms out. The generous hood and built-in face mask offer additional protection from the elements.
- Built-in Face Mask
- Thumbhole cuff
- Lower handmuff pocket and upper zipped storage pocket
- Durable Water Repellency (DWR)
Weight: 1 lb 8 oz
Fabric Details: High-Gauge Polyester Knit Face, Mechanical Stretch Bonded to a Highfleece Backer
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Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.
Advanced concealment, specialized features and reliable durability constructed for the world of backwater waterfowl hunting.
Scenario: Open Water, Backwaters
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
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 Gear uses premium YKK Zippers across their product line for reliability, durability, weather resistance, and quiet operation. They also print many of their zippers with GORE OPTIFADE Concealment for added stealth.
SITKA DESIGN NOTES
Waterfowl hunters were in need of a non-compressible insulating layer that could pull double, even triple-duty in terms of performance. Sitka's design centered on stretch and fit as the differentiator. Sitka Gear chose a high-loft Bfleece backer cut to be worn seamlessly under outerwear, delivering that needed core insulation. For the face fabric, Sitka Gear chose a high-gauge polyester knit for durability and a comfortable fit when layered into a system. The half-zip design allows for a hand-muff pocket lined in Bfleece to keep hands toasty, and the hood has an integrated face mask for ultimate concealment. Thumbhole cuffs deliver that little extra warmth while making layering super easy.