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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.
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
Sitka Adds New Insulation Pieces With the Kelvin Series
Mar 24, 2009
Sitka Kelvin Jacket
Sitka is rounding out it's line this year with the addition of new insulation pieces to keep your core warm. The Kelvin Jacket and Vest incorporate lightweight and packable
insulation for an extreme heat-to-weight ratio.
The Kelvin pieces are designed to be layered under one of Sitka's soft or hard shell pieces. PrimaLoft insulation is a superior synthetic loft material that holds in maximum heat with minimal weight. This is what you want for hunting in the coldest temperature or stand hunting.
Kelvin will be available to consumers in June 2009 in Mothwing Mountain Mimicry camouflage pattern and the new
Gore OPTIFADE Concealment Technology
, the only pattern designed according to how deer and other big game animal vision works. Available in sizes S-3XL.
features two chest pockets, articulated arms and an internal waist cinch to trap core heat. Retail camo $199, retail solid $179.
features two hand pockets, a cinched neckline and internal waist cinch. Retail camo $149, retail solid $129.
Where Can I buy Sitka Gear?
See the Dealer Locator on our
to find a Sitka dealer nearest you. If you cannot find a dealer, two of our largest online dealers are
The new products for 2009 will be available in June.
Where and when can I buy the new Sitka Gear in Gore OPTIFADE?
Mar 17, 2009
Sitka Gore OPTIFADE
We know a lot of people are wondering where and when they can buy the new Sitka gear in the new Gore™
visual concealment (aka camouflage pattern).
Unfortunately, our website isn't ready to go yet, so we'd like to use our blog to give you the information you need.
The new Sitka gear will be available this June. You can download the
to get info on the new products until the website is up and running.
Use the Dealer Locator on our current website to find a dealer in your area. Just go to the
website and click on the Dealer Locator link on the left-hand side of the web page.
If you can't find a dealer near you you, our two biggest online retailers are
Check back here frequently as we will post information on the new gear to help you with purchasing decisions.
Sitka at 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk Camp
Mar 9, 2009
Sitka was at the
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Fort Worth, Texas last week. This is a great place to support an excellent organization, check out some new gear, and day dream about your next hunt.
Jonathan Hart of Sitka was interviewed by Kevin Paulson, owner of the
. Check out the interview here:
Sitka Gear at ATA and SHOT shows
Feb 10, 2009
This post is clearly tardy, as the shows were over a few weeks ago. However, an update and photos are always good to share. Great shows, feedback on the new product pieces (Stormfront and Coldfront Series, the Kelvin Series, and of course "The Dutch Oven" to name a few) and Optifade Concealment Technology was overwhelming. A peak from the shows...
If you could meet just one person...
Dec 30, 2008
We are about to tackle trade show season. It's brutal, the hours long, the conversations repetitive, you tire of regurgitating the same material over and over and over. One thing I want to stress, ask a lot of questions and then practice "golden silence". Tell, tell, tell doesn't matter. What matters is finding out what your potential customer is trying to fix, accomplish, or avoid. Ask the right questions, you'll get the answer. And then tell them what they need to hear. It works, and it makes the day a lot more enjoyable and ten times more fun.
Now what I actually wanted to post was a piece that
had written some time back, but it stuck in my mind as being very relevant at shows. We have the incredible opportunity to meet anyone we want within our industry. So, do it. And here's why:
If you could meet one person...
Think about this for a moment. If a trusted friend could arrange a meeting between you and anyone of your choosing, who would you choose?
Not for entertainment or curiosity or bragging rights, but to help your business. Who could help? Someone who could actually aid your marketing or development...
Years ago, I went to the AOL partner's conference. I'm no runner (unless someone is chasing me) yet I signed up for the early morning run because I knew Steve Case, CEO of AOL, would be running. I ran with him for twenty minutes, almost killed myself. Didn't help. (But I'm glad I met him).
If you're an author, can Jeff Bezos at Amazon help you more than a motivated promotions manager far down the ladder? It's unlikely.
People in charge can rarely help you, because they are rarely (truly) in charge. Billionaires can't help you, either, because they have their defense force fields on full strength during meetings like this. In fact, the person who can help you the most is almost always someone who doesn't appear that powerful on the surface.
Remember, it's not just that they
help you. It's that they
to help you. Famous people qualify in neither category.
So, who is it? Hint, it's not the Wizard of Oz or the Pope or Barack Obama. It's someone not famous, someone who actually makes things happen and someone who actually cares. Think hard... Got it?
Great. Go meet them.
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