Completely redesigned for 2014, the second generation Coldfront Jacket hermetically seals out moisture and cold. More breathable and durable, with improved stretch and a more functional layout than its predecessor, it is a finely tuned solution for late-season backcountry hunts.
The second generation Coldfront Jacket is built for hunters and guides who need durable shelter from bitter cold and brutal storms. It is ideal for extended late-season northern hunts requiring long sits atop horse, machine and mother earth. The highly breathable three-layer GORE-TEX® Softshell supplies 100% waterproof and windproof protection. Lofted Micro Grid fleece backing traps in body heat while the grid structure draws warm air into cooler areas within the jacket to create a more consistent microclimate.
All zippers are welded and watertight. Elevated hand pockets keep your necessities clear of the pack's hip belt, and keep your hands warm, not wet, as water sheds off your elbows rather than rolling down the sleeve into the pocket. Low zippered hand pockets and a chest pocket cache additional necessities and keep them dry. Rubberized cuffs and an extended, reinforced tail seal out water and wind. And when action heats up, the four-paneled hood can be stowed in a zippered collar pocket to cut down on noise keep your ears keen.
"The Coldfront Jacket provides extra warmth and outstanding weather protection for any mountain hunt. I use the Coldfront on both early spring hunts and fall/winter hunts when temperatures drop and the snow is here to stay. Excellent ventilation allows me to continue to hunt hard and stay dry even after the snow has set in. In addition, the quiet soft shell is a great feature when stealth mode is crucial to the success of a bow hunt."
- Sitka Athlete Dustin Roe
I wear this jacket for fishing. It's quiet which I like for the constant movement of fly fishing. The inner lining removes that clammy feeling other high end rain jackets have produced. I don't feel like it's too warm but then again I haven't tried it during a mid-summer storm. The cuffs are great as are the pockets. The one con is the armpit tightness. I'm a medium build guy 6' 170lbs and don't have a big chest but the Medium is tight here on me. A large would be much to big. Otherwise the length and arm length and collar are great. I really like the built in lens cleaner in the chest pocket, perfect for keeping my sunglasses dry.
I wore this jacket on a grizzly hunt in the Brooks Range in Alaska. I was very satisfied and it did everything u said it would do. I wear hip boots while hunting and the length is just perfect so when u are standing in the rain the water runs down your back and right into your hip boots. Would like to see it a few inches longer otherwise it is perfect.
Incredibly versatile. I've worn this jacket in almost every applicable weather situation imaginable: calm, cool mornings, screaming afternoons, frigid evenings, torrential rains, and even a couple blizzards. Never needed the extra warmth in September, but for October and beyond, this is a truly an awesome addition to any extreme outdoorsman's arsenal. I Read Nic's comment about the fit and the cuffs; honestly can't relate. Great buy for Southwest Washington and beyond.
I own just about every jacket made at this level. The only close competitor is Arcteryx. This jacket is purpose built and exceptional in every way. It is becoming the only jacket you will need in the field. The problem- You will want a solid as well.
This thing is fantastic. Kept me warm and dry for three days in northeast Washington. I wore JUST a merino wool base layer under it from 35 to 50 degrees of active hunting in drizzle and wind. Pit zips are wonderful. When the temps dropped or if I had to stay put for more than a half hour, I added a fleece vest. Good down to freezing. Below that, I added a nano puff layer. Good in a nasty sleet storm at 25 degrees that plastered me with ice. My buddies were miserable. Oh, and I also ski in it. On wind-whipped chairlifts from Bachelor to Whistler, this thing rocks. My only negative is that the jacket rises up quite a bit when you lift both arms above your head.
This stuff is top drawer. If you're in the elements and you are really relying on your gear... you need the best, and this is it! Sitka, charge whatever you want, your gear is well worth it at any price. Larry
Spent a week so far in some nasty March Oregon rain fishing for early spring salmon on the Columbia. Stayed incredibly dry in this jacket even in a storm that brought heavy downpours and heavy wind. Bought this jacket on impulse and had some buyers remorse after spending that amount of money. That went away so quick that I picked up another one in the optifade o/c pattern for western Oregon fall deer/elk when it's pouring.
I got this jacket to use for wet weather late season elk and deer hunting in Washington and Montana. So far the jacket has got me through the first year with no issues, even through one nasty high mountain rain storm. Love the jacket but could be cut a few inches longer in the body (I'm not tall at 5'9" size M) and the Velcro at the cuffs could be rethought. Even with those two things I still wear it all the time.
This jacket separated me from everyone else in Elk camp this fall. All the features from pit zips to breathability make this my go to jacket year round. Lets just say my buddies scoff at the cost but had to hide on the back side of the ridge when the rain/wind picked up. I was comfy as could be in my Coldfront...
Hands down the best archery hunting jacket I have ever owned. The Coldfront Jacket keeps you warm and dry, without overheating. I never feel a restriction in movement and the fit is superb. I even use this jacket when I ski, snowboard, or snowshoe. It is compressible enough I leave it in my hunting pack so it is available whenever needed. The price is steep, but you will not be disappointed if you own this jacket.
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