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Stormfront Jacket [NEW]

The newly redesigned Stormfront Series is fit to comfortably accommodate maximum layers on top of your cold and wet weather layering system, in an uninsulated shell form. Constructed with a GORE-TEX® laminate, the Stormfront Series is hunting’s go-to protection for extended wet weather protection, period.

  • $599.00
PRODUCT RATING
Star Star Star Half Star 16 Reviews

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Most UNAVAILABLE product will arrive in early May.  Waterfowl Product will arrive early July.  

FABRIC DETAILS
- GORE-TEX® Fabric

FEATURES
- Fold Away Hood
- Pit-Zips
- 4 Strategically Located Pockets

TECHNOLOGY
- DWR Finish
- Micro Taped Seams

WEIGHT
24.0 oz. ; Large

DETAILS

The Stormfront Jacket is built for hunters and guides in sopping coastal regions who literally live in their rain gear. Constructed from a rugged three-layer GORE-TEX® Hardshell fabric, this is the most durable and abrasion resistant rain jacket in our line. It is ideal for extended wet-weather hunts in the thick, unforgiving willows of moose and brown bear country.

The uninsulated Stormfront Jacket breathes well in mild temperatures, but it’s fit to accommodate layers from the Kelvin Series underneath, so it can be used well into the coldest, most brutal months of far northern winters. All zippers are welded and watertight. The zippered hand pockets are placed higher than usual for two reasons: One, their contents are held clear of your backpack waist belt and, two, when you put your hands in your pockets, water flows off your elbows rather than into the pockets. Two chest pockets and two forearm pockets cache your necessities and keep them dry. The four-paneled hood can be stowed in a zippered collar pocket to keep your ears clear and the noise down when the action heats up. An extended tail keeps water shingling off your body and out of your pants when in the saddle or glassing on rain-slicked shale, and keeps wind gusts from penetrating your micro-climate. Rubberized cuffs seal out the deluge for when your arms can’t just hang at your side.

Reserved for extended periods of time in the most extreme, wet weather conditions, the Stormfront is our most bombproof and livable rain jacket.

 

REVIEWS

Timothy schell
January 30, 2017

Star Star Star Star

I received this Jacket for Christmas last year in 2015. Right from the get go I could tell it was a quality product. The seals on the wrest are excellent. I am an avid hunter as I hunt close to 100 days a year. I am very fortunate and have access to great hunting land in Colorado for elk hunting and land in south Louisiana for hunting assorted waterfowl. This jacket had carried me through countless situations when I faced blizzards and raging thunderstorms. It even saved my life. This year I went duck hunting in vinice La. I have hunted In the delta my whole life. However, this was no ordenary trip. It was the coldest day of the year so far 30° with a 35 mile an hour wind. It was cal when we went out. Conditions changed really fast, waves got big and i ended up taking two waves over the bow of my boat. When I hit the water the neck of the jacket was above water, due to the fact I had a life vest on and I had zipped it all the way up. The wrest of my jacket helped keep my arms sealed. My jacket was talked into my waiders. I was in the water for probably four minutes. One of which I was almost dry. The water came in slow for the first minute I was bobbing Leica cork then as I swam to another boat that came to my rescue I eventually succumb to the Coldwater and I could not swim by that time I was close enough that they could get me the extra minute that this jacket gave me, save my life. This jacket is the best thing I have ever spent money on. You look at the price and say "wow it's way to expensive". Well I would pay a lot more for this jacket. It's well thought out and almost flawless down to the goggle wipe in the front pocket. Thanks Sitka y'all did great




Sea Run Pursuits
January 18, 2017

Star Star Star Half Star

This is a great wading jacket. I am a professional steelhead guide in the Pacific Northwest, and rain is a daily fact of life. This jacket sheds water great. I love the hand pockets are high and thus do not collect water when your hand are in them. (hands are higher than elbows when in pockets) Now here are the cons to the jacket. Waist is a little small, so that it is tight around the backside. Also the zippers in the forearms are not really needed and contents get soaked when you submerge your arms.




Mudslough
December 25, 2016

Star Star Star Star

Really nice jacket. High quality construction. I am most impressed with its ability to block the wind. With some layers underneath, you can zip this coat up and feel immune to the elements and super cozy. Have been in heavy downpours and been dry so far. I was worried about the small teeth on the zippers but they are holding up well. Great hood system. I wear this a lot even when not hunting so turns out the cost isn't bad since it is multi-purpose




Chris M.
December 3, 2016

Star Star Star Half Star

Solid Jacket. Must have for anyone hunting extreme weather involving wind and rain. I put this jacket to the test on several Kodiak goat hunts and a couple deer hunts on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska and the jacket performed great. I would warn that the material is loud when walking and moving through underbrush and branches so it may not be the best choice for hunts that require being silent. Sitka has addressed this issue with their Whitetail line of rain gear. That being said, this jacket is well suited for open country or mountain conditions where complete stealth is not needed. The material the jacket is made of is tough as nails and built really solid. The hood design is one of the best I've seen in any jacket I've owned, and was able to stay in-place in the 60 mph + wind I experienced on Kodiak. The soft rubber material at the cuffs can be cinched tight around your wrist which ensures water can't "creep" up your arms. This jacket will keep you dry in extreme rain. The many pockets are well placed and can hold quite a lot of gear. The only major complaint I had with the jacket are the two large chest pockets. For some reason, unlike the other zippers on the jacket, Sitka did not make these with water resistant seams which filled up with water on two occasions while hunting in southeast Alaska, one of which almost ruined my GPS unit as it was sitting in a couple inches of water by the end of the day. My fix and recommendation for anyone would be to put a few zip-lock bags or other waterproof storage in these pockets for gear you really don't want getting wet. When I talked to Customer Service about this shortfall, I was told they only guarantee that you, the person, stays dry and that indeed was absolutely true, I have never gotten wet while wearing this jacket. My gear on the other hand, not so much. I still feel that a $600 rain jacket could and should be 100%, not 99%. Final conclusion is that I would definitely recommend this rain gear for any serious outdoor person who wants to stay dry in extreme conditions, but you may want to be creative when it comes to your gear on the outside.




Stephen P.
November 12, 2016

Star Star Star Half Star

Living in Kodiak we get the opportunity to spend some time in our rain gear and the Stormfront Jacket performs as advertised. Pros: Tough as nails, Keeps you dry, Pit zips work well when you need to dump that excess heat. I often wear rubber fisherman's gloves and mated with the rubber wrist band make an impenatrable seal. Hood fit is excellent. Overall fit is excellent. Cons: I don't know about you, but when I'm wearing rain gear it's raining, so the stow away hood pocket could go. When wearing any bino harness the side pockets are placed a bit high making it nearly impossible to utilize them. Sitka makes several levels of rain gear so I can't complain too much about the weight, but there are a few things like the hood pocket that could be removed to decrease weight. I do use the left forearm pocket for my cell phone since all other pockets are covered by my bino harness, but no need for two IMO. Overall a great piece that will fit very well and keep you DRY.




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