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Stormfront Jacket

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 13 Reviews

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FABRIC DETAILS
- GORE-TEX® Fabric

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

WEIGHT
24.0 oz. ; Large

DETAILS

Completely redesigned for 2013, 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

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.




David Dahms
August 19, 2016

Star Star Star Star

Just got back from a rainy 5 day Dall Sheep Hunt in Alaska with my daughter. When the super cub dropped us off in the wilderness it was pouring. It rained off and on every day and every night. We were in a spike camp tent, too small to do much more than sleep in, so we were in an out in the rain alot for 5 solid days. The sitka storm front jacket performed flawlessly. It “dried” at night in the small vestibule of the tent, over the top of my wet boots, and I was able to comfortably wear it all day the next day. I even threw the jacket over my pack while I gutted out the Caribou and it kept my pack dry. Didn’t see a legal ram sheep, but both my daughter and I harvested a caribou. Anyway, I wanted you to know how great this next generation of storm front jacket is. It is worth every penny.




don
March 8, 2016

Star Star Star Star

Let me begin with the question everyone asks. Are the Storefront pants and jacket worth it? Absolutely. I am an upland hunter, which is not a Sitka category, but hey, we have to stay warm and dry just like the big game guys. There are three things that should be mentioned. First, the pants and jacket are 100% waterproof. They will keep you dry in rain or snow. Second, they will keep you warm when used with a layering system (I prefer wool). I am talking about extreme conditions of cold and wind. Their wind breaking properties are phenomenal. Third, they are tougher than anyone would have any right to expect. It's rain gear not chaps. Nevertheless, I have worn them in thick brush with no problems. Last fall I took my dog into really thick stuff to find a buddy's downed pheasant. I would have had no reasonable complaint if the pants ripped. But they came through without a scratch. Well worth the money, and Sitka you have a world of upland hunters to market to.




Brad R.
December 27, 2015

Star Star Star Half Star

It's difficult to pay this much for a shell, but as a hunting buddy put it, "at least I'm warm and dry while I regret it". The quality is extraordinary, the design is very well thought-out, and it looks nice enough to wear to dinner. The hand pockets are high enough so that water runs off your elbows instead of down into them, and the hood can be tightened without taking your hands out of them. Speaking of pockets, there are plenty of them. Maybe even too many. I don't think I've ever even used the little ones on the forearms. But too many are better than not enough. The long pit-zips make it versatile enough to use as a wind-breaker. I'm 5'9" and 170 pounds, and a size large is not too baggy with only one layer underneath, and not too restrictive with three. The pocket for the hood seems unnecessary, and I wouldn't mind if the jacket was an inch or two longer, but the bottom line is that it's an excellent item to have in your daypack for an outing, or your suitcase for a business trip to London.




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