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Sitka Athlete Jeff Simpson, "Stay in the Stand"
Author: Jeff Simpson
Groups: Athletes
Athletes: Jeff Simpson
Jun 27, 2011

Sitka Athlete Jeff Simpson shares his secret on how to stay in the stand when a nasty storm rolls in. Hint: it has something to do with being prepared with a tree-stand specific, waterproof barrier... called the Downpour Series.

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Hunting in Alabama, the weather is quite unpredictable. Sitka gear is the best most durable apparel on the market, so to have the Downpour set would prove most useful. I could stay in my stand just a little longer on those wet days waiting on Bullwinkle.
Posted by Mark McLaughlin on Jan 21, 2014 11:54 AM
Would love the downpour system. Help me stay dry and add to my optifade forest setup.
Posted by kent on Jun 30, 2011 11:49 PM
i have spent the last three archery seasons in miserable gear. All my gear has come from a big box store, and all of it is cotton. When it rains, I either suffer through (grin and bare it) or I don't go. This season I was caught out in a torrential down pour. The temps were not that bad, but by the end of it I was shivering and had lost the feeling in my fingers. I knew I was starting to suffer from hypothermia. I was going to give in when a nice doe walked within 20 yards of my stand. I needed meat for the freezer, so I made the decision to take the shot. It was a good one. She ran a short distance, but I knew she wouldn't make it far. Right then, a nice buck snorted and ran. It was at least an 8 pointer which for the public land I hunt in Georgia is a great deer.

I was/am very happy with the doe. She provided a lot of meat for my family. She still is. But in hindsight, I realized the only reason I didn't wait was that I was freezing and wet. At that moment I decided to invest in good gear. I mainly hunt during archery season so l started with the best: Sitka Gear. I ordered Ascent pants, jacket, and a core zip t shirt. It was a lot of money, but I would rather spend it up front rather than over and over on cheap gear. The only thing I am lacking is good rain gear! I hope you guys like my story. I sure like your products.

Posted by karl kortemeier on Jun 29, 2011 6:43 PM
The Downpour series would be put to good use in the unpredictable the conditions I hunt in. To be successful, you need to capitalize on every opportunity to be in the woods. I can't afford to come in due to unfavorable conditions. The Downpour set would be a must have in my pack during any hunting season.
Posted by Derek Jackson on Jun 29, 2011 5:14 PM
Usually here in Hungary, we are not go out to hunt when it's raining, but I think it is not good. To change this kind of behavior we need a good example, and with the Downpour system I could be a very good one!
Posted by Janos Ihasz on Jun 29, 2011 5:38 AM
I'd like to know what Simpson uses in all situations. He's one of the only people that I would take advice from when it comes to whitetail hunting. I'll be adding the downpour suit to my bag.

Great work Sitka!
Posted by Aaron Maxwell on Jun 28, 2011 10:17 PM
Good quality gear is a must have for wet conditions. I NEED this gear because I have been soaked to the bone hunting moose in Alaska, only wishing I had better clothing...Now that Sitka has developed the Downpour gear with GORE-TEX technology I am certainly in need of the system. Waterproof, breathable and quiet- I'll take it for sure!!!
Posted by Adam Tangsrud on Jun 28, 2011 9:25 PM
I want to be proven wrong that breathable rain gear can actually keep me dry day in and day out. I work, live and play in Alaska, and have tried a lot of different breathable rain gear, some expensive some cheap. Its all junk, and I end up wet every time. I'm highly suspicious that Sitka can perform any better than any other 'top end' breathable gear on the market.

Got to say, that out of all my pards that I spend time with, I'm usually the only one dry at the end of a rainy day, and its because I use non-breathable gear. The end of the day could be sheep hunting, fishing or hiking. "Breathable" gear is a myth. You should give me a set and make me a believer... I'd never buy it with my own hard earned money.
Posted by IJC on Jun 28, 2011 7:23 PM
Why I need the down pour system: I hunt and 9 months out of the year, from above timber line chasing big bulls, to the foot hills where we chase our black bears and Mule deer and up in the tree stand days at a time... also this comming September the Hills Of Scotland in persuit of Red Stag and Fallow deer. I would love to represent Sitka Gear in my photos and my hunt. I have been known to use only the best gear in the hunting game as I feel hard core hunters will do what it takes to use the best of the best, no holds barred.
Posted by Abe Aryan on Jun 28, 2011 1:19 PM
I want the Downpour System becuase its stamped with the SITKA name!!! Its simple to me I buy the best gear that I can afford no matter what it may be, and lets be honest there is nothing better than SITKA GEAR. I tried my first SITKA GEAR last fall in the whitetail woods of southern Michigan, I purchased the Stratus bibs and coat just before Oct 1 and put it through a workout every time i entered the field, IT NEVER FAILED ME not once. I even sat in several light rains and even though its not waterproof it held out the weather suprisingly well, and these are my three reasons why i need the downpoor pants and coat. 1: It says SITKA on it 2: even though the stratus held out the weather good I know the Downpoor will perform flawless in rain and snow and 3: who cant afford free??? Thanks for a great product!!!!!
Posted by Dustin Hotchkin on Jun 28, 2011 9:25 AM
I need the downpour gear for a trip to the Bob Marshall wilderness in September to chase Elk/Mule Deer/ Black Bear in whatever weather mother nature throws at us.
Posted by Don Wallace on Jun 28, 2011 8:11 AM
Great system!! would love to have it!!!
Posted by stephen schwartz on Jun 28, 2011 6:40 AM
Living in Montana, a person needs a strong set of rain gear. It can and will rain on you anyday anytime. Even with good weather forcasts you cont go out in the wood hunting with out rain gear.
Posted by Sam Rosling on Jun 28, 2011 5:15 AM
I need the Downpour Gear to make my time in the stand effective. Nothing like being able to sit high and dry for extended hours because I am not soaked to the bones in freezing temps. The Gore-Tex PacLite shell is an awesome piece of gear to have in your pack for when the weather changes and the movement is just getting good! No need to have to leave becaue you are miserable in the stand!!
Posted by Chad Bell on Jun 28, 2011 5:02 AM
I need a downpour set because I hunt whenever I have time not when the weather is right!
Posted by Jakob on Jun 28, 2011 3:44 AM
Downpour system seems to fit me perfect. Looking forward to som great days in the mountains.
Posted by Thomas Guldvik on Jun 27, 2011 11:37 PM
I NEED the Downpour gear because I hunt in Oregon, in November! Enough said!
Posted by Kevin Madison on Jun 27, 2011 10:14 PM
I need the sitka downpour gear not just for where i hunt whcih is in the east kootenays of british columbia which is great for late season muleys whitetails and winter cougars coyotes and wolves, but for the simple fact im 18 and cant afford to buy it when im saving up for college in lethbridge alberta to become a conservation officer starting in january 2012 (After hunting season of course) this gear would be appreciated beyond belief i already use your 90 percent jacket and ascent pants but they are a little light for late season and this downpour gear setup would make my life. thank you taylor pommier
Posted by taylor pommier on Jun 27, 2011 10:07 PM
I almost got the downpour set last year, but need other sitka gear more. Would love to add it to my assortment.
Posted by Corey on Jun 27, 2011 9:39 PM
I would love to have a downpour set. Sitting at 10,000' chasing the gray ghost, the weather can get pretty nasty. The downpour would be great insurance in the backcountry!!!
Posted by Matt Eastman on Jun 27, 2011 9:22 PM
I need a set of SITKA DOWNPOUR GEAR in order to be able to stay in the stand long enough in all weather conditions until that pope and young buck finally steps out.
Posted by samuel groves on Jun 27, 2011 9:15 PM
I would absolutly love the downpour gear. There is just no other way to go than with Sitka. It's important to me to use my time wisely and if the only time I can be out is in the rain to harvest my buck, then Sitka downpour gear is the anwser.
Posted by Noelle Hansen on Jun 27, 2011 9:14 PM
Sitka gear is the top of the line out door product. I love the Sitka gear that I have now and I am adding to my arsenal of my Sitka gear every year. I need the Sitka "downpour" gear to be able to stay dry in wet situations, and focus on the ultimate goal..... harvesting my trophy for the season.
Posted by Sheridon Hansen on Jun 27, 2011 9:10 PM
Can't get enough of this gear. Love to have a Downpour. Maybe someday.
Posted by Kevin on Jun 27, 2011 8:27 PM
I need a downpour jacket for the unpredictable northwest weather. It would be a great start to a Sitka gear collection that I would like to start.
Posted by Matt on Jun 27, 2011 8:22 PM
Sitka i need a down pour suit because i hunt in the elements i need the gear that cand stand up to the elements down pour all the way and i needed a bow this year so i brokedown and bought a elite pulse so not much room for camo but can you imagine sitka gear matched with a elite pulse all i can say is wow !!!!!!!!
Posted by Heath on Jun 27, 2011 7:59 PM
I need the Downpour gear for Alberta Whitetail, moose and even Bighorn. The season starts in September and end's in November, We get rain and snow most of the season so some waterproof gear would be great to have. Roy
Posted by Roy Getson on Jun 27, 2011 6:45 PM
I NEED the downpour system because I hunt north Idaho. That means rain, wind, and snow all in the same day of hunting. The stuff I have now NEEDS to be retired! The days in the field are too precious to lose “weighting out the rain”.
Posted by Tyler Denham on Jun 27, 2011 6:30 PM
I need the Downpour gear because I'm tired of gettign wet in my "waterproof" outerware...
Posted by Dana Peterson on Jun 27, 2011 5:40 PM
I need a Downpour set because so far I've only been able to afford Sitka gloves and other accessories. I'd love to be able to add a Sitka rain gear set to my college student set of deer hunting clothes! Thanks!

Posted by Jason Greene on Jun 27, 2011 5:28 PM
We hunt in extreme conditions all over the world including this year: Hungary, Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Iran. When we travel, we only have a short amount of time in each location and regardless of the conditions, we need to be out there in the field. The Downpour Gear is light, breathable and the kind of product that packs easily into our backpacks for day after day use when needed on the mountains chasing our dreams and living the Hunting Life!!!
Posted by Kevin on Jun 27, 2011 4:57 PM
I need the downpour gear because the elements can't stand in the way of my job as a outdoor photographer. There are not many second chances in capturing wildlife photography.
Posted by Scott B. on Jun 27, 2011 3:51 PM
I would love to win the Downpour gear because it would allow me to keep up with the guys when we are out in bad weather so i can stay dry I don't have any water proof gear so I get cold and wet most of the time. I love going out to hunt and it's a lot better when you stay dry.
Posted by Anahi on Jun 27, 2011 3:32 PM
The Downpour system would be a great addition for hunting the fall in Colorado.
Posted by Clint Morrow on Jun 27, 2011 2:51 PM
The reason I need a Downpour suit is simple: I bowhunt for big whitetails and the big ones never stop chasing does just because of the weather. I can't let the rain stop me from chasing them and a quality rain suit that allows me to stay warm and dry is a must. The waterproof, breathable Downpour would keep me going in the worst of conditions.
Posted by Marc Alberto on Jun 27, 2011 2:37 PM
Cuz when it rains I get wet...that's why I couls use a set!
Posted by Jason on Jun 27, 2011 2:33 PM
i have some sitka gear and love it,i picked up some gear for my son-in-law.he real likes it,so brothers pass it on get some gear for someone who just starting a family .the gear built for a lifetime and memories of hunting priceless .God bless,so if i win i'll pass it on.
Posted by kevin nelson on Jun 27, 2011 2:23 PM
WHY would i NEED a downpour suit? i consider myself an extreme hunter but a family man first so if the day ever came where i had a little less responsibility at home and a little more time in the stand then i want every advantage i can get from my gear, the only advantages that sitka can bring
Posted by Luke Knorr on Jun 27, 2011 2:16 PM
I need the Downpour gear to stay in the field longer. Good gear increases field time, field time increases opportunity and more arrows in the air increases my lethality rating.
Posted by Max on Jun 27, 2011 2:06 PM
Because as a boyscout they told me to always be prepared.

And I've had too many opportunities lost because I got wet.
Posted by Jay on Jun 27, 2011 2:03 PM
I would love a downpour suit, but am torn between that and the stormfront. I want a stormfront set, but don't think I can swing the cash
Posted by mike castillo on Jun 27, 2011 2:00 PM
Being I am a "Backpack Hunter" I try my best to carry as little as possible and yet be as efficient as possible with my limited gear. Sitka has always impressed me with their "System" approach to situation hunting. As I am now looking to upgrade my gear, Sitka's Downpour gear would be the perfect setup for my never quit attitude to sticking it out regardless the weather situation. Thank you for this opportunity to achieve success.
Posted by Gary Schwieters on Jun 27, 2011 1:53 PM
I have a pair of older downpour pants, they are awesome, so good in fact that I don't need a new pair due to them beig worn out, because they seem to last forever. I just love them so much that sometimes I need an additional pair for me or a buddy who bought some off name brand and is soaking wet. I have been in snow storms, rainstorms, sitting in wet grass and have never been wet. I also need to get a pair for my wife who loves the 90% jacket I got
Her but still gets jealous she doesn't have any of the down pour line.
Posted by Cole on Jun 27, 2011 1:38 PM
I need the downpour system because I'm fed up with using inferrior gear, my hunting time is to precious to not be comfortable. I've been using Sitka for the past few seasons and rain gear is my next step. It would be great to win so I can spend the money I've been saving on more Sitka Gear!
Posted by Jarred on Jun 27, 2011 1:35 PM
The reason why I would love the Downpour set is because I live and hunt in the Pacific NW. So 90% percent of my field time hunting or scouting is spent trying to stay dry. Would love to put the Downpour system up to test.
Posted by Josh Georgio on Jun 27, 2011 1:26 PM
I need the Downpour Raingear because my brother who is headed to Alaska has been begging to buy my Nimbus gear. Besides, for the working man (or woman), we hunt when we can make it fit into our real life. Sometimes it's raining on those days. We can't afford NOT to be in the field when we have the opportunity.
Posted by Bryce Lambley on Jun 27, 2011 1:19 PM
I'll be honest; I've been very stubborn when it comes to rain gear. For most intents and purposes; my DWR treated 90% pieces and other Sitka Gear gets me by just fine. Yes, there were some times that I eventually got wet, but distracted myself with how quickly the water wicked away.
But of course there comes a time when you can no longer fool yourself. Last Elk season was such a time. I had a nine day hunt planned and had brought basically two sets of Sitka Gear: Traverse Zip tees, 90% pants, Mountain Pants and 90% jacket.
Well, it started off alright; we had a giant 7x7 spotted on the first evening and things were looking good...until those gnarly black clouds started rolling in. The first few days were filled with on/off cloud burts, but it was okay becuase the sun would come out to dry things off. I had my first decent shot opportunity on the moring of the fifth day; just after a gnarly cloud burst. After that was when things turned downright UGLY.
Up until that point our stuff got wet; but it was fine since we still had dry firewood and had a few dry spells to make a nice campfire and hang our gear out to dry. By day 5 our tent began to leak and our bedding began to become damp. From that point on everything we owned became damp and the word "chapped" become very familar to us. By day 7 it was a test of will power to keep going out and hunt all day. After all, if it is pouring down rain so hard that you cannot hear yourself think; what can you do but sit on a well used game trail and go to your "happy place" and try to conjour up a nice bull to trot by.
By day 9 I almost did not care that the last good elk sighting was four and a half days prior and that I had to head home within hours. All I wanted was a change of dry clothes, a hot cup of coffee and a hot meal.
At that point I had decided that I HAD to have some Sitka rain gear before the start of the next big game season....which is well, pretty dang close!
Posted by Luke Johnson on Jun 27, 2011 1:16 PM
Breathable, quiet, 100% water-proof, the best fit, and an absolutely killer camo, why wouldn't I want a set of DownPour Rain Pants and Jacket! Everything about it rocks including it doesn't hardly add any weight to the pack!
Posted by Brandon on Jun 27, 2011 1:14 PM
I feel a strong need to be able to provide for my family. Being a recent college graduate and having to move across country to find a job has been an economic drain on us. Since, I am new to bow hunting I have found how expensive it is to get outfitted with the correct gear in order to have a successful hunt. I currently do not have any clothing I could hunt in. Not only do I want the highest quality brand, Sitka, but I want gear that would allow me to have a successful hunt in extreme conditions. If I won I would be able to have yet another way to provide for my family and be able to enjoy a new hobby.
Posted by Andrew on Jun 27, 2011 1:12 PM
I could really use the downpour set because if I want a whitetail I'll have to go to Northern Idaho to get one and you never know what the weather is going to do! I'm brand new to hunting and it would be great to get some help knocking my gear list down, so thanks for the chance to win such a great deal!
Posted by Kayla on Jun 27, 2011 1:11 PM
I need the Downpour Gear because I can't bow kill a huge Ohio Booner without it! Seriously though, the Downpour is brother just got it and if I don't win's next on my list!

Thanks Sitka!
Posted by Roger Burton on Jun 27, 2011 1:00 PM
I Need the Downpour jacket because I just NEED it!
Being comfortable is being happy, so Sitka Gear makes me happy;)

Now that sounds like a good marketing campaign right there!
Posted by Giovanni on Jun 27, 2011 12:53 PM
Great jacket!
Posted by Duane Watlington on Jun 27, 2011 12:45 PM
I need the Downpour gear because I am still a rookie bow hunter with only 1 kill to my credit! I do believe that this will help me have better success seeing that the past few years have been crazy weather during the bow hunt and I found myself wearing my waterproof gear every day last hunting season! Please hook me up!!!
Posted by Rick Pearson on Jun 27, 2011 12:34 PM
I hunt mostly in the upper mid west, Michigan mostly. I cannot count the number of times I have been pushed out of the stand due to rain. I have the Sitka base layers and I have a limited supply of the outer wear. I love this stuff and it does allow me to stay in the stand longer. Rain is still my #1 nemesis. That is why I need a set of downpour gear. :)

Posted by Tim on Jun 27, 2011 12:34 PM
I need the downpour set because I have a baby girl on the way, due right about the beginning of archery season here in Illinois. She will be my main priority at that time so when things get less hectic and I can get away I need to be able to stay out as long as possible to maximize my treestand time and that means rain or shine, in order to feed my family some good protien.
Posted by Don Carpenter on Jun 27, 2011 12:24 PM
I need the downpour because I like to hunt harder and longer than everyone else. A lot of times this means hunting in wet weather.
Posted by Patrick Quernheim on Jun 27, 2011 12:14 PM
The question should be, who doesn't need the Downpour gear? I hunt the Colorado rocky mountains where the weather can change really fast.The ability to hunt through the changes in the weather increases my odds of success. It's hard to put meet in the freezer when your sitting in camp. As much as I NEED the Downpour gear, having a wife and three kids that come first will probably prohibit a purchase this year.
Posted by Richard Peebles on Jun 27, 2011 12:12 PM
I need the Downpour gear because every other set of rain gear I've had is not quiet in the stand and I'm in love with Optifade!
Posted by Ross Atkinson on Jun 27, 2011 12:11 PM
Brinker wisely talked me out of the downpour I ordered and replaced it with the stormfront only because of the amount of extreme western hunting I do. What he might not have realized is the number of days I spend in the whitetail woods each fall throughout the midwest. Even last year I shot a buck with my bow in the pouring rain in Oklahoma with "another" rain suit on. Wether you guys get me a downpour suit for this little post or not, I will not be caught again with less than quality rain protection and miss that opportunity of a lifetime at a giant whitety! I will have a downpour in my pack when chasing whitetails. Thanks guys
Posted by Tim on Jun 27, 2011 12:09 PM
The downpour jacket and pants are always with me in my pack. They're fairly quiet...especially when slightly damp. The great thing about the pants are you can get them on/off without taking off your boots due to the zip away sides!
Posted by Tim on Jun 27, 2011 12:06 PM
I need the Downpour gear because I hunt in Michigan. Seems like this year more than any, the weather changes with the hour. I also don't get much time to hunt. I want to be able to take advantage of the time I do get, rain or shine. Thanks!
Posted by Jon on Jun 27, 2011 12:03 PM
I have a couple pieces of Sitka gear and it has all been top notch. Anything that allows you to stay on the stand longer and remain comfortable and alert is a bonus factor for me. Sitka gear from base layers out are always first on my list.
Posted by Dave C on Jun 27, 2011 12:02 PM
I absolutely need the Downpour gear because I always end up getting soaked because I don't give in to the rain and storms very easily when I've drove hours to be on the stand.I also could really use the gear because I don't have the luxury of having a dryer at my hunting cabin. Once my gear is soaked I have to ask the neighbor if I can borrow their dryer or wear wet gear out the next day, which is never fun or comfortable.
Posted by Chris Walker on Jun 27, 2011 12:02 PM
I need the Downpour gear mostly because I don't have any. I always get into bad weather and puts a damper on my hunt in archery. I rely on the 90% jacket and pants to keep my dry during the light rain showers. But I truely need the Downpour gear to keep me out in the field longer and Sitka Gear can help me do that. Thanks.
Posted by Corey on Jun 27, 2011 11:45 AM
I need the downpour system in my sitka arsenal because last november I was put in a situation where I was hunting two 160+ inch whitetails and had missed one with a bow that monday. It was wednesday before thanksgiving, and we were nearing the end of the first cycle of rut in western kentucky the property I was hunting was a low lying stretch of river bottom/hardwood funnel along the ohio river, the property owner farms and leases the property for waterfowl hunting, From tuesday after morning to mid day thursday we collected over 4 inches of total rainfall as I was sitting in my stand that morning I could see the water backing up through the ditches and creeks around me and had no rain gear luckily @ 10:15 a gross 169 16 pointer made his prescense through my scope and I took the shot however, I spent the next week recovering from a massive migrane and cold with flu-like symptons had it not been for my resiliance I would not have got the shot but their was significant cost for the reward
Posted by Jimmy Smith on Jun 27, 2011 11:45 AM
The Downpour gear would not only keep me dry, but my unborn daughter-in-the-belly dry too! We've got to get her accustomed to life in the woods at a very early age. A win-win situation for all!
Posted by Meg Walthall on Jun 27, 2011 11:42 AM
I need the downpour set since it's been raining like cats and dogs here and I could sure use some rain gear for my elk hunt in MT this year !
Posted by Todd Chauncey on Jun 27, 2011 11:36 AM
I like to give myself the best chance possible, that means getting in the stand as much as possible rain or shine. Would love to add the downpour system to my gear.
Posted by Matt Elder on Jun 27, 2011 11:34 AM
I need the new Downpour Gear because with the Archery Opener being set for Oct. 1st there is more change of getting hit with rain in the early season. As I hunt WV and most of the Whitetail and Bear hunting attire I own is for cooler conditions, this would be a perfect chance to try out some rain gear. Also considering I'm in my stand rain or shine, this gear would allow me to be there longer and stay drier. Not to mention this would make sure some great spring gobbler gear too!!
Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 11:32 AM
I need the DOWNPOUR gear to help stay on stand and hunt all day. Anytime after a storm come thru deer are on their feet and moving and already being in place and prepared is huge. This can make that happen. Stay on stand my friends!!!
Posted by Michael on Jun 27, 2011 11:31 AM
I love this stuff. It will be great to have this so I could actually stay dry hunting in the Oregon coast range this fall.
Posted by Z on Jun 27, 2011 11:30 AM
With only so many days in the hunting season, I cannot let the weather dictate when I can go hunting. With the downpour system, even the heaviest of rains do not scare me from going into the stand.
Posted by Mike on Jun 27, 2011 11:29 AM
I need the downpour system because it's about the only piece of my whitetail Sitka system that I don't have. Plus. It never fails that when it does rain I end up sacrificing something waterproof to my cameraman to keep the camera gear dry or my cameraman dry and comfortable! I need this system for me this year!!
Posted by Dave knupp on Jun 27, 2011 11:29 AM
I Need to stay dry when I'm packing out bear hides and sheep meat for clients for my new job as an assistant guide in Alaska
Posted by Troy on Jun 27, 2011 11:27 AM
We just moved from WA to MO..I have never been WhiteTail hunting, only Elk, Blacktail, and Bear.
The terrain and weather are different so I could use some new lightweight rain gear, most of my gear is heavy and for colder weather.
Posted by Shannen on Jun 27, 2011 11:26 AM
Can't think of a reason I don't need a Downpour System. Staying dry is a must! Plus having Sitka will make it easier for me to take pictures for Sitka! :)
Posted by Jason Brown on Jun 27, 2011 11:25 AM
I need the Downpour system because I live and hunt in Michigan's Upper Peninsula which has the most unpredictable weather in the world and I need to be able to stay in the stand longer.
Posted by Keith on Jun 27, 2011 11:22 AM
Would love to have a set of downpour gear to hunt the rainforest of the coast range here in Oregon!
Posted by David fowler on Jun 27, 2011 11:22 AM
I NEED THE BEST RAIN GEAR! PERIOD! In Ms. It always seems to come a flood durning November and December when our season is at its best! I can't think of another piece of gear I need more than this one!!!!
Posted by Scott Johnson on Jun 27, 2011 11:22 AM
I simply need the Downpour because of my Alaska trip this year...Enough said?
Posted by Nate Hovey on Jun 27, 2011 11:22 AM
I really need to try this stuff out this fall while waiting for a big Kansas whitetail! You can't kill one if you're not out there and you can't be out there if you are wet and cold.
Posted by Nathan Sullivan on Jun 27, 2011 11:21 AM
I could really use a downpour set in bc! I could put the downpour jacket and pants to the test in the harsh weather conditions!
Posted by Chad thorne on Jun 27, 2011 11:20 AM
I need the downpour series because I have never had a rain gear set. I have always just toughed it out, however last year I was hunting in the rain during a cool day and refused to get down. I ended up getting sick and was out of the stand the only day I have ever had this deer come out during day light. I found a picture of him on my trail cam only twice once during the duration while I was sick and once the day after season ended. I have always wanted to get the down pour set but something always comes up that needs my money more. Usually the livestock, truck, or family, as much as I love hunting they always come first so I always sacrifice getting myself gear to help make me more comfortable for their comfort.

Great video Jeff and I hope to some day add the down pour set to my gear. Thank you Sitka for offering up a down pour set, you have just made one lucky winner very happy.
Posted by Dustin West on Jun 27, 2011 11:18 AM
I would love to have the Downpour System! I don't have a any good rain gear to keep me dry, and I don't want to let that keep from hunting
Posted by Sarah Elder on Jun 27, 2011 11:15 AM
Great point about not wanting to loose days on a hunt, not only deer but, really any hunt. And we all want to be dry.
Posted by Cody on Jun 27, 2011 11:12 AM
This gear along with all the other Sitka gear is incredible! I NEED this Downpour set for when I go to Alaska next year. I believe it's a "must have" piece for just about any hunting situation a guy OR GAL has a need to stay longer & ride out a storm for a chance at that trophy animal.
Posted by Dale Pearson on Jun 27, 2011 11:12 AM
Aside from the opportunity to win a free Downpour set, I look forward to adding a light and packable waterproof layer to my Forest line. I used the comparable Stormfront Lite in OC all last year with excellent results.
Posted by Don Moden on Jun 27, 2011 11:10 AM
Great point about not wanting to loose days on a hunt, not only deer but, really any hunt. And we all want to be dry.
Posted by Cody on Jun 27, 2011 11:10 AM
I NEED the Downpour gear because I have limited days to be in the stand, so rain or shine...I need to make those days last!
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