The Sitka Gear Kodiak Jacket is a true bear of a rain jacket. The knee-length, 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro fabric creates a mobile rain shelter while hiking or glassing. Thanks to the stretchable rubber cuff, with a Velcro strip, you can create a water-tight barrier around your wrist and not have water running down your arm and into your base layers while scouting. The extra length of the Sitka Gear Kodiak Jacket creates a waterproof barrier to sit on, and at go-time, you can button up the extended length for ease of movement. The 17 inch Pit zips allow for greatflexibility in temperature control, while reach-through pockets give you easy access to dry gear underneath the jacket without having to unzip the front. As with other Sitka Gear rain jackets, the hand pockets are slightly elevated to have rain water run off your elbows, instead of down into the pockets. Overall, this jacket is lives up to its namesake and will become your go-to outer layer when busting through dense brush to get above the tree line.
- Knee-length shell
- Internal snaps to shorten shell length
- Four chest pockets & two reach-through pockets for accessing dry gear
- Pit zips for ventilation
- Durable water repellent finish
- GORE-TEX Pro 3-layer
Weight: 1 lb 2 oz
Fabric Details: Waterproof 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro Laminate
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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
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
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 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.