Warning!!! Using the redesigned 2019 Sitka Gear's Mountain Vest may lead you to wanting more lightweight gore products! The updated two-way stretch and deadly quiet brushed Polyester face over 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER Form Fit Technology makes this vest ideal for backpacking and high altitude hunting. This combination of materials creates a light and durable protection layer for those times you are hiking the ridgeline dealing with light precipitation, or glassing in a windstorm. This versatile vest seems to work in multiple places in your layering system with little weight cost. The zippered hand pockets are strategically placed to be above a backpack's waist belt and won't bunch when you are carrying a heavy pack.
When you need to add additional warmth, pair the 2019 Sitka Gear Mountain vest with the 2019 Sitka Gear Mountain Jacket.
- 2-Way stretch brushed polyester
- Zippered mesh hand pockets
- Durable Water Repellent Finish
- GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER
Fabric Details: 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER Form Fit Technology, brushed polyester face and polyester brushed tricot interior
Weight: 9.1 oz
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Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.
Designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in a 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: Hot, Warm, Mild, Cool
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: Hot, Warm, Mild, Cool
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-TEX INFINIUM PRODUCTS
The new GORE-TEX INFINIUM product range has high-performance solutions made to keep you comfortable. Designed for flexibility and functionality to support your active life and pursuits when comfort and performance are the priority and waterproofness isn't. GORE-TEX INFINIUM products' versatile performance and comfort are provided by best-in-class materials, constructions and technologies, from a brand you trust.
GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY
GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER products offer complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, water-resistant and breathable membrane, to prevent wind from robbing heat from your core. GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER products are available in a range of options from lightweight shells to garments with different levels of abrasion resistance, thermal comfort, stretch, and next-to-skin comfort.
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
Mountain hunting comes with its own unique challenges: cold temps, biting wind, rain and snow. To tackle these obstacles, hunters typically have to carry many different items while trying to maintain breathability and more importantly stealth. Sitka's plan was to develop a single garment that will be fully windproof, water resistant, lightweight and breathable with a quiet face fabric. In short, Sitka Gear designed the Mountain Vest for these varied and demanding mountain conditions.