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Sitka Gear Wins Best Hunting Vest and Best New Camo Pattern
Apr 29, 2009
The editors of
magazine just awarded Sitka Best New Hunting Vest for the heated
Dutch Oven Vest
and Best New Camo Pattern for the
Gore OPTIFADE Visual Concealment
Thank you Outdoor Canada!
Sitka Gear 45 Bivy Pack Receives Editor's Choice Award
Apr 27, 2009
For those of you who haven't seen it already, the Sitka 45 Bivy Pack received the Editor's Choice Award from
Outdoor Life Magazine
. We were the only pack to receive an overall rating of four stars based on comfort, design/ features, ease of use and price/ value.
Sporting Classics Article on Sitka and Optifade
Apr 24, 2009
Is it me, or am I that much better looking?
Great article in the May/ June 2009 issue of Sporting Classics about the evolution of camo, and Sitka's role in revolutionizing the industry. Download the full article:
Sitka Core Zip-T Shirt gets tested
Apr 23, 2009
Sitka's Core Zip-T was recently tested by
. Back Pack Gear Test does an impressive job at putting a product through the paces. It was impressive to see how the Zip-T handled the 6 months of abuse with glowing praise, for both the hunter and recreational outdoorsperson. Read the review
Sitka Ascent Pant Reviews
Apr 22, 2009
Thought I would share just a few of the review's on Cabela's website, where the
are seeing an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. Got to love it.
5 out of 5 Surprisingly Tough, March 23, 2009 By IdahoMW from Idaho
"Thought that the ascent pants may not be tough for high country abuse, but to the contrary, they have withstood abuse well. Very light, and the stretchable fabric moves well with you. Suspenders are a nice touch, and they wick moisture better than any technical hunting pant I have owned. Built to hunt very hard and mobile, especially during early hunt seasons." Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
5 out of 5 Sitka Ascent Pants, February 23, 2009 By BlackBearKilla from New York
"These are the most comfortable hunting pants I have owned and I've had a lot. Very soft, stretchy material. I highly recommend this product." Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
5 out of 5 My new favorite pair of pants, December 15, 2008 By cajunshooter from South La
"After purchasing the Sitka 90% jacket and loving it, I decided to give the Ascent pants a try. These are by far the most comfortable, quiet pants I own. I've been a fan of North Face and Mountain Hardware softshell for a while, and the Sitka is every bit as good, if not better in my opinion. These do fit a bit snug, and not intended for very cold temperatures, but they are great for their designed use." Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
5 out of 5 Great Pair of Pants, November 7, 2008 By Holleywood from Birmingham, Alabama
"I hunt mostly in Alabama where the bow season temps can range from 40 degrees to 70 degrees. These are the best pair of early season pants I've ever had. Not only are they lightweight, they are quiet and extremely comfortable. I liked them so much I bought the matching 3/4 zip pullover. I highly recommend the lightweight Sitka line to anyone that hunts early season in the southeast." Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Apr 21, 2009
camo disappears here in this high alpine setting in Nevada...prime time Mule Deer country. Shot at 1:1, this is Optifade at 50 yards.
For this difficult shot, David Brinker sat absolutely motionless. It was incredible to see male modeling like this in person. Not quit "ready position", but very close. The comfort his
provided in the 10 degree temperatures allowed him to hold this position for hours.
Run and Gun Turkey
Apr 20, 2009
My turkey hunt on Saturday morning proved successful and a whole lot of fun. I was offered a guided private land women's only hunt with the
Colorado Division of Wildlife
, co-sponsored by
National Wild Turkey Federation
. The day before we did Turkey 101 including calling, patterned our guns, ate dinner, and roosted the birds. They even gave us new slate calls.
They've determined that these programs pay for themselves through new hunter retention. Considering the average hunter in the U.S. is a 55 year old male, it's important to something to encourage women and kids to get out and hunt.
I've been upland and big game hunting for several years already, but this was my first successful turkey hunt. We have Merriam's turkeys here in Western Colorado. The population we we hunted included some beautiful white phase birds. They had a gorgeous silver tone on the breast and white wing feathers. I took it at about 30 yards with my Remington 1100 12 ga.
A huge thank you to all the sponsors and especially my guide, Dan Uhrich. Dan did an excellent job of calling to some uncooperative birds, but his persistence paid.
The Dutch Oven and Ardica Technologies
Apr 17, 2009
Although this was a hack job of filming, it gives you an idea of the heat that the new Ardica enabled Sitka Dutch Oven vest puts out. PK Hart, Greg Novelo from Ardica, and I spent the day 20 miles of Lake Tahoe, capturing some images with a FLIR (forward looking infra red) camera. Built to survey heat loss in buildings or leaks that are unseen by the naked eye, this $40 thousand camera was very a blast to use.
Morning grind in Sitka Gear
Apr 10, 2009
Standard morning grind, training for my Stone Sheep hunt in August. You'd think being 10 minutes North of San Francisco would make it hard to find open space, but it's not. Marin County has maintained 80+% open space, with enough vert to make your quads quiver. Starting in the dark, this morning was a light load on the back, shorts, Salomons, and my Sitka Core Zip-T.
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