This is the idea that launched Sitka: a lightly insulated, highly breathable soft shell built to keep you charging in 90% of mountain conditions. It’s the foundation of ‘Turning Clothing Into Gear'.
We completely reimagined the fourth generation 90% Jacket, and in the process invented a new fabric with some incredible properties. This new iteration is three times more wind resistant than its predecessor, evening out heat retention between whisper-still mornings and howling afternoons. With the improved wind resistance, insulating the entire jacket would cause overheating, especially during periods of high exertion. So we developed a body-mapped, microgrid fleece backer that puts insulation only where you need it. The channels formed by the microgrid convectively draw warm, moist air away from the body and out of the jacket – keeping you cool on redline pushes to the next ridgetop. We improved fabric stretch and gave it a more athletic cut so you get greater freedom of movement without excess material getting in your way. The seams are thermal taped for smoothness and comfort in a variety of under layer configurations. Dual hand pockets and chest pockets help keep you organized. The 90% Jacket is pliable, durable and quiet – a precisely engineered tool that, with proper layering, can take you through 90% of your season.
“True to the name, the 90% Jacket is the most consistent piece in my system. When temps get into the mid 30s, I’ll wear my 90% Jacket while hiking to keep the chill off. Because it’s so versatile, the 90% is in my pack all 170 days I spend in the field each year."
- Sitka Athlete Wes Atkinson
Let me start off by saying I am not a product tester, I am new the Sitka system but my last hunt sold me on everything. The day started out warm I had the new 90% on during my hike in. We hiked a good 5 miles and started glassing. The wind picked up and the thunder started rolling. First came the hail then the rain. My buddy wanted to call it but I hit the cow call one last time and the bugles started. We hunted in rainy hail like conditions for 1 and 1/2 hours I never once pulled out my rain gear. We hiked back wet with mid 50 degree weather. I never once was cold or wet with my 90% jacket. The new 90% series is amazing and ahead of many other hunting systems on the market. It will be with me on every hunt early or late season.
When Sitka created the 90% pieces they truly hit a home run. I have worn this jacket for two years now and never once have I had a complaint. It has taken me from standing on sub zero windswept ridges during mid February shed hunting to scouting for elk in mid July's sun. I usually where a system that includes ether the core or travers base layers or combination of both. The 90% stays vary dry not only on outside but inside as well. The taped seems and DWR finish are unstoppable at keeping moister out. Also the jacket fits and wares superbly I am not the largest guy in the back country so when it comes to how a pice of gear fits I take it serious the 90% system passes the test. Wile being fully articulated the jacket is not baggy at all nor to tight this also in one of the things that make it so quiet. I would recommend the 90% Jacket and Pants to any body especially if it is your first time buying Sitka Gear and are looking for the best bang for your dollar I promise you you will find yourself waring the 90% Jacket just as much off of the mountain. The 90% pants are a must have peace of gear in my arsenal do to the fact that they can be worn with or without a base layer even in cooler temps. When it come to fit and comfort you can count on them to step up to the plate. They are vary form fitting and articulate flawlessly with no restrictions. I have found that I can cross creeks and even small streams without my rain gear I just through a little electrical tape around the bottom of my pants and they keep the water out. They are also vary snag and tare resistant this means no burs witch can be vary irritating. The polyester soft shell material face on the 90% cleans up vary easily when in the back country otherwise blood cleans off of them easily in cold water. A must have for sure!
When Sitka created the 90% pieces they truly hit a home run. I have worn this jacket for two years now and never once have I had a complaint. It has taken me from standing on sub zero windswept ridges during mid February shed hunting to scouting for elk in mid July's sun. I usually where a system that includes ether the core or travers base layers or combination of both. The 90% stays vary dry not only on outside but inside as well. The taped seems and DWR finish are unstoppable at keeping moister out. Also the jacket fits and wares superbly I am not the largest guy in the back country so when it comes to how a pice of gear fits I take it serious the 90% system passes the test. Wile being fully articulated the jacket is not baggy at all nor to tight this also in one of the things that make it so quite. I would recommend the 90% Jacket and Pants to any body especially if it is your first time buying Sitka Gear and are looking for the best bang for your dollar I promise you you will find yourself waring the 90% Jacket just as much off of the mountain.
Having just returned from a 4 day whitetail hunt I can attest to the tremendous versatility of the 90% jacket. I layered with merino wool and fleece and was comfortable while actively hunting. Although I did have to switch to a heavy down filled jacket for sitting in my blind at minus 14 C. An unfortunate stumble during the field dressing process had my lower arm covered in blood however it cleaned up super easily at the creek and then was completely erased with just warm water at camp. Snow doesn't stick, water sheds when walking through wet bush, comfortable, and durable. Pants worked well too.
I have worn the 90 percent jacket for the last two years for late fall elk hunting in Idaho. I have layered up with Sitka under gear and I can strongly recommend this outstanding product. It is perfect for late fall hunting down to 15 degrees F. Just layer with other Sitka gear and laugh at Mother Nature. One of the nice points is fit and it's burr resistant. To get the perfect fit try on several sizes and keep in mind layering. Thanks Sitka keep making the good gear.
As the Core layer is my go to base, the 90% is the go to outer. Extremely comfortable and flexible, it's weight is "just right" to fit my need for warmth and cover in the Mid-west fall temperatures. If needed, I carry the Kelvin pieces when activity subsides and I am waiting for my opportunity. For me, combining Sitka Gear Base, Insulation and the 90% jacket and pants mean the perfect fall set-up. Not complicated, excellent camo in most environments and exceptionally versatile.
As a Gore Product tester the 90% jacket was one of the first items I started using back in 2009. It is still one of my go to pieces on most of my hunts. It has held up very well and provides adequate protection from the elements when actively hunting. I have layered under the jacket and wore it in temperatures below freezing and it worked great. The claim that this jacket works 90% of the time has held true through my hunting adventures and I am sure the 90% will be with me on most hunts this fall.
A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.
A. Sitka Gear products are available from specialty retailers across North America. Please see our Dealer Locator for a list of stocking dealers near you. Most retailers will special order Sitka products not in stock. We are also glad to assist you in locating a specific product; call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
As well, you can purchase online directly through our website.
A. Yes, we have gear experts available from the hours of 8:00am MST to 5:00pm MST that are able to answer any of your technical questions as well as process and place orders. During hunting season and other times of the year in which we experience high call volumes please do not be discouraged to leave us a voice message. We will return your call ASAP.
A. Our products are built to be used together as a complete system and are designed for very specific end-uses. For general guidelines on how to build an appropriate system for a specific hunt please check out our System Builder. As well, our gear experts are all avid hunters and are here to assist you in building your system. Don’t hesitate to call them with specific questions at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. We stand behind every product we make. If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time your receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Repairs and Warranties page.
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A. To return a Sitka Gear item that you purchased from a store, please contact the original store to inquire about their individual Returns policy.
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A. Sitka Gear does offer a Pro Purchase Program for qualified professionals, including Guides, Outfitters, Industry Professionals and Fish and Wildlife Officers. For more information please contact us by sending an email to Outfitters@SitkaGear.com.
A. Yes. Although we proudly support and like to recognize the efforts of every hunter and enthusiast, we do also have a team of sponsored Athletes. To learn more about our athletes, view each of their profiles here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/athletes
A. Our Sitka Athlete roster is currently full, but if you would like to touch base with us please feel free to send an email to Info@SitkaGear.com and we will forward it along as appropriate. As well, we love to hear stories from the field and are constantly looking to post customer stories to our blog. Submit your stories here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/tribe-stories
A. Sitka Gear is continuing to expand and is glad to hear of your interest in becoming a Sitka Gear retailer. Please email your contact information to Dealers@SitkaGear.com and a sales representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.