This newly redesigned 2019 Sitka Gear Stormfront Jacket fits an old adage; it's easier to stay dry than to get dry. The designers at Sitka Gear used the most durable and abrasion-resistant GORE-TEX 3-layer Pro Shell laminate to create the ideal rain gear for extended hunts in a wide range of conditions. The strategically located pockets designed to place your hands above your elbows, causing water to flow off your elbows instead of into your pockets, helps to keep you and your gear cache dry. The pit zips allow for easy heat dump, so you don't feel like you are in a sauna when hiking with a pack. 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.
This jacket is loaded with great features like: articulated elbows, perfectly cut for layering, soft rubber material at the cuffs can be cinched tight to keep water from creeping up your arms. The 2019 Sitka Gear Stormfront Jacket is a great item to have in your daypack for a short outing, extended stays in the rain, and to keep you keyed in on the hunt.
To complete your 2019 Sitka Gear Stormfront rain gear collection look to the 2019 Sitka Gear Stormfront Pant.
- 3-Layer Gore-Tex Pro shell laminate
- Internal YKK zippered chest pocket
- Two exterior Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zippered chest pockets
- Two exterior Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zippered hand pockets
- Two exterior Gore Optifade Concealment YKK zippered pit vents
- Integrated drop-away adjustable hood
- Adjustable hem
- Adjustable rubberized gasket cuffs
Fabric Details: Waterproof 3-Layer GORE-TEX Pro Laminate and Polyester Face
Weight: 1 lb 7 oz
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Expedition Fit, designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions.
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: Hot, Warm, Mild, Cool, 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: Hot, Warm, Mild, Cool, Cold
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-TEX PRO PRODUCTS utilize the same waterproof textile as GORE-TEX PRODUCTS with the added benefit of a revolutionary multi-layer membrane system that enhances breathability, reduces weight and improves durability and abrasion resistance to create the most advanced waterproof and windproof fabrics available for complete weather protection without added bulk.
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
For those who live in their rain gear, durability and accessibility are priorities. Sitka's approach was to design a full-featured waterproof jacket that combined guide-worthy durability with technical hunting features optimized for extreme-wet conditions.