The Blizzard Parka is our warmest Big Game top, ideal for extended exposure to the most extreme conditions. Paired with the Blizzard Bib Pant, it locks you into a 3-layer GORE-TEX® vault filled with world’s first water-repellent hybrid insulation to create a practical walking sleeping bag that’s 100% waterproof.
The Blizzard Parka is built for hunters and guides who need the ultimate waterproof insulation for the coldest conditions imaginable. It is ideal for low-activity hunts at extreme latitudes.
The jacket is insulated throughout with the world’s first water-repellent hybrid insulation of 60% 650 fill power white duck down and 40% ultrafine Primaloft® fibers. This is wrapped in 3 layers of GORE-TEX® membrane and concealed with a highly durable polyester face fabric. Designed to fit your body, not layered over bulky fabrics, the articulated patterning and minimal bulk give you freedom to move while keeping clear of your bowstring. It is sized to fit over the Blizzard Bib Pant, and hangs between the length of a parka and a jacket, with a reinforced tail for riding and hunkering down in rugged country. Internal cuffs seal off heat leakage, and a RIRI waterproof front zipper ensures you’ll stay dry. The drop-away hood leaves your peripheral vision intact while holding in heat, and hangs comfortably down your back without pulling at your collar when not in use. Exposed hood pull cords make for easy adjustment, even when wearing bulky gloves. Elevated hand warmer pockets slide open to warm your digits, while five welded and watertight zippered pockets keep you organized.
I recently tested many Sitka products on my recent hunt for Ibex in Kyrgyzstan. 15 degree mornings at 12,500' found me horseback in the Tien Shan Mountains on the border of China. The Blizzard Parka was so good in every way. It kept me warm on those early mornings and fantastically is so light that when it warmed up I took it off and tied it around my waist. I don't think you can do that with any other parka! The lens cleaning cloth came in handy as my guides would stop for nothing and we stayed horseback all day long. I could take out the lens cloth with one hand and clean my shades and put it back while maintaining control of my horse in the most treacherous locations imaginable. Finally my guides tried every way they could think of to get me to sell them my coat! Keep in mind many negative reviews come from people with little hunting experience and no expertise. Take it from someone who hunts for a living Sitka has no equal.
I agree with the previous review about the noise. I purchased this parka to be my late season whitetail coat but its just too loud. I have the incinerator parka & bibs and worn together they are an awesome system but a lot of times I just want to wear the jacket and some pants but the incinerator parka is cut so short in the back that my lower back gets cold when I'm sitting in the stand and not wearing the bibs. I purchased this Blizzard parka to fix this problem but now I'm sending it back and still don't have a solution. Sitka, please make a parka like the Blizzard but with a brushed face that is quiet or make the incinerator longer in the back, epically so the insulation doesn't stop a long way up from the back of the coat.
Bought both the blizzard parka and pants before going on Idaho backcountry mountain lion hunt. This combo was a life saver as we battled zero degree temps the first part of the hunt and later in the week it warmed into the mid 30's and had some moderate rainfall. I was the warmest and driest guy in camp all week!! Thanks SITKA! I'm a believer now!! I was also able to take a 150lb mountain lion on the 3rd day of the hunt!!
Hey Jamie - Thanks for contacting us. That's a great question. We take several different variables into consideration when designing a particular piece. As an Archery based brand, noise is high on the list. However, the Blizzard System takes a slightly different approach to late season/ extremely cold conditions. The textiles we used allow the garment to be lighter, more durable, dry faster, and more packable. It sheds water much better and dries more quickly compared to a brushed face fabric. This way you can dry the garment with a shake and you won't get everything in your pack wet. This is more accommodating for mountain hunters. This doesn't mean it's the right piece of gear for your situation or for everyone. If your a low activity hunter during late season we also have our Incinerator Series. Designed for Static/Tree Stand hunters. Highly insulated, 100% Waterproof, and constructed with a brushed fleece face. Might be more of what your looking for.
I bought this jacket only to return it. The problem being that it was too loud. Not sure why Sitka didnt make this a brushed face jacket but that was enough for me to return it.
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