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Jetstream Jacket

Jetstream Jacket

Wind Stopper
Product Rating   Star Star Star Half Star   15 Reviews

The Jetstream Jacket is durable enough for miles of abuse in granite terrain. Seam lines are strategically located to shed water for hours and keep you dry, all while the WINDSTOPPER® laminate stops those heat sapping winds right in their tracks. NEW for 2014 the Jetstream Jacket is now available in the color Dirt.

$329.00 - $349.00 $0.00 with Promo Code CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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    Weight
  • 26.40 oz.

    Features
  • Articulated Patterning
  • Drop Away Hood
  • Pit Zips
  • Micro Grid Fleece Lining
  • 3 Chest and 2 Hand Pockets

    Technology
  • DWR Finish

    Fabric Details
  • WINDSTOPPER® Softshell

    Tech Drawing
  • tech

The Jetstream Jacket is the mountain hunter’s workhorse, keeping you comfortable and focused in cool temperatures, high winds, intermittent precip, and everything in between. The GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell fabric is 100% windproof to minimize the effects of windchill. Yet it expels perspiration, forming a microclimate around your body that is both warm and dry. With proper layering, it will take you from the first coldsnap to the end of the season.

Lightly insulated with moisture-wicking Micro Grid fleece, the Jetstream Jacket is athletically cut to fit your form and eliminate bulk. The highly durable 4-way stretch polyester weave, aggressively articulated, offers free range of motion. The dropaway hood keeps your head and neck warm, and cinches to seal out drafts. With an advanced Durable Water Repellant finish, light precipitation beads up and rolls off, helping to keep you dry when small storms crop up. Two zippered hand pockets, two zippered chest pockets and a single breast pocket cache necessities like your rangefinder and GPS unit. A strategically located forearm pocket is perfect for diaphragm calls or wind checker(available on the Open Country version only). Full pit zips create efficient convective cooling during periods of high exertion.

- NEW for 2014 the Jetstream Jacket is now available in the color Dirt -

Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

“I fell in love with WINDSTOPPER® Softshell technical pieces during my days in the climbing world. When Sitka first released the Jetstream Jacket I was in heaven. This jacket goes with me on every single hunt. Amazing breathability, a perfectly designed hood and overall articulated cut make this a form-fitting piece that won’t let you down. I’ve used the same jacket since it was released and it’s no worse for the wear. This is a bomber jacket.”

- Sitka Athlete Mark Seacat

Read Reviews (15)

 
Dave Gunther
July 15, 2014
Star Star Star

Great quality and attention to detail, but Sitka seem to cater towards shorter folks. I'm 6'2" and 185lbs and every year have my fingers crossed that Sitka will come out with a TALL option and every year I'm disappointed. Their XL fits snug in the chest (I'm a 42"-44") and short in the torso and sleeves (you can really see/feel it in the sleeves when you draw or reach forward.) not just on their Jetstream Jacket, but on all their jackets I've ever tried on. The XXL does the trick as far as the sleeve length goes but then I'm swimming in the rest of it and lose that athletic/slimmer cut that is the point of having hunting gear designed like mountain climbing gear. Would also like to see a drop tail on more of these outer shell jackets; as hunters and outdoorsmen, how many times are we crouching down, squatting, sitting up against a tree or rock, and wish we had more material back there for cover? It's the little things.

 
Zack Cunningham
June 3, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I used mine for about 4months of guiding this past year, it worked great! Also it kept the wind out witch was a huge thing for me because of were I was hunting, And it cleans up well! I highly recommend this jacket!!

 
GINO ANDREANI
March 20, 2014
Star Star Star Star

Being a hunter living in Patagonia, It´s a perfect all season jacket. Where a strong wind hits you all day long, it´s something you have to be concerned about it and this jacket is my solution for that. The windstopper fabric works very good without missing flexibility. It breath and strech well. It has the same alpine fit that my other brand climbing gear has, so when I´m hunting I feel as comfortable as when I´m climbing and I was looking for that for years. Sitka found that conection between those activities. As the season goes on, I wear my Traverse Hoody under and I can also wear my Kelving lite vest. Endind with my Kelvin Down Hoody. For me, Sitka Gear changed when way of hunting.

 
Jason Haskell
February 5, 2014
Star Star Star Star

This is, by far, the most utilized jacket and the go-to in my entire arsenal of jackets. It offers just enough wind protection, but is breathable enough when the pursuit requires you to head skyward! If I know there will be a chance for rain I just toss in a light waterproof overcoat and I am set for all but the most frigid environments. You will not be disappointed in the performance of this jacket!

 
Wade Nelson
January 5, 2014
Star Star Star Half Star

The Jetstream Jacket in solid Moss color has become my favorite all around town cool/cold weather piece. The softshell exterior fabric and Gore Windstopper laminate cuts wind, sluffs light precipitation and the micro fleece interior backing adds warmth. However, that isn't why it is the jacket I grab when I leave the house more often than not. I wear it all the time because it is comfortable and looks great. Another Sitka Gear winner! Wade Nelson HardcoreOutdoor.com

 
Chris L
December 25, 2013
Star Star Star Star

Pit zips, hood that stays where you need it, fit, finish. Those are the first things that come to mind. I wore it from September in the 60's till a week before Thanksgiving where temps dipped to 0 in the morning. I remained warm and comfortable. And while chasing elk in archery season I had no time to take it off in order try and close the distance before dark so I just unzipped the pit zips and cooled right off just enough during the fast grind towards the bugling elk. Solid piece of gear. I understand fully why many people consider it one of the best jackets Sitka has produced. I was never stuck in constant wind gusts to test the windstopper fabric but what I did encounter I never had any issues. I would recommend it to anyone.

 
Matt Smitha
December 11, 2013
Star Star Star Half Star

Bought the Jetstream as my outer layer for my first backcountry blacktail hunt. I heat up really fast on the move, so having a windproof softshell with pit zips was a great find. Being that it was opening weekend, I figured all I'd have to deal with was wind. I couldn't have been more wrong. It rained much of the morning on the first day, and turned into sleet as the day wore on. For a non-waterproof jacket, the Jetstream delivered. Visored hood kept my glasses water-free, and the fabric, though sodden after a few hours, delivered the needed wind protection and warmth to keep my temperature up. The Optifade was put to the test on the second day. On the fire road out of camp, three does and a spike crossed in front of me. Silhouetted on the road twenty-five yards away, I held stock still. The blacktails knew I wasn't quite right, but couldn't figure out what I was. They resumed their grazing for a few minutes before moving on. Major confidence boost there. Rarely took it off the rest of the trip because it was so versatile, top marks on design details and fabric choice. My only concern is the chest sizing due to the raglan sleeve design. Going off the sizing chart, I was definitely an XL thanks to my 45" chest. However, the more I wear the jacket, it feels constricting across the shoulders when I reach forward. This is most apparent when I'm setting up a braced shooting position, where my sleeves also ride up past my wrists. It's given me pause about getting the Cloudburst due to the similar design. That being said, I appreciate the fact that Sitka has taken the time to meld the outdoor fabrics I'm familiar with and a first-class disruptive pattern. I heartily recommend the gear to my friends.

 
SITKA Customer Service
December 6, 2013

Dear Zach, We love customers who have been SITKA fans from the beginning. The Celsius was an early flagship piece for SITKA and still remains a fond memory. The Celsius and all of the the products we started with were platforms for improvements and evolution. Some you can physically see and feel. But the best changes are the ones that you experience. How the jacket, vest, pant, etc perform in the field. These are the wins that we celebrate. How were we able to simplify something that was overkill or add a feature with a very specific end use or a finishing detail that is cleaner, lighter, and performs better. Some changes also represent sacrifices too. As our lead designer always says "As soon as you begin designing, you start sacrificing". It's just a reality. Full concealment zippers...We HATE the white backside. We've tried for the last two years to come up with a good work around. The priority was to eliminate the bisecting aspect a center front zipper causes, disrupting the symmetry of the human form. This is part of the science of nothing. We have worked with YKK (one of the best zipper suppliers in the world) on this project from inception. We can get the front of the zippers printed, but we have to start with a white base. We've tried and continue to pursue alternatives to the white base. But when balancing the priorities between eliminating symmetry and a white backer, we chose the science of concealment. I too have used a sharpie on my personal garment for the back of the zipper. If you ever have a problem with our manufacturing, we will warranty the garment. The installation of the zipper is solid. In regards to the fabric, we're glad you like the soft hand. That was a goal. It also performs. The Jetstream Jacket has spent more days in the Alaskan bush than most and continues to receive rave reviews. We hope you have the same experience in the field too. The face fabric is a tightly woven 75 denier face that is inherently water resistant for inclemental weather conditions. This tightly woven face also delivers great abrasion, tear, and puncture resistance. Coupled with the weight saving heat-to-weight ratio benefits of the micro-grid backer and WINDSTOPPER laminate technology...it's really a tough solution to beat. Our top mountain hunting athletes default to the Jetstream time and time again. Please let us know how it performs for you as well.

 
Zach Matthews
December 5, 2013
Star Star Star Half Star

I just received my Jetstream and I'm extremely pleased with it generally. Lightweight, stretchy--it promises to be a great general purpose jacket. But, I have one specific criticism that I think the guys at Sitka probably would like to hear. I also have an older (discontinued) Celsius vest (which I love). The Celsius *jacket* had some awkward spots: weird straps at the wrist and mouth area, which the Jetstream jacket avoids. (This was why I chose the Celsius vest versus jacket in the first place). And yet the Celsius also had more attention to other details: the zipper backer, for example, on the Celsius is a blended shade of gray/brown. I cannot for the life of me understand why Sitka used a bright white zipper backer on the Jetstream; if you have the coat partway unzipped, it shows (as seen in Mr. Putin's picture above), and frankly it looks cheap. I plan to color mine with permanent gray marker so it doesn't stand out as much. Moreover, on the Celsius the zipper backer was actually edged over with a nice ribbon, folded over and stitched down, to prevent the outer edge from fraying; this not only looked nice but also increased the durability of the fabric. Finally at the base of the Jetstream zipper the stitching is just kind of wonky, like it barely passed QC. I only say this stuff because in my experience these are things fabric designers notice and hope their customers don't; this time we did, and it may be time for a word with the factory. Finally, while the Celsius wasn't Gore-tex Windstopper, it was made of some kind of matrix-glued or laminated face fabric which has proven impressively durable. I liken the Celsius material to rhino hide. With the Jetstream the fabric is softer to the touch and--I believe--will be easier to pull loops in if you come up against something sharp, like a briar patch. So in short I love the advanced design of the Jetstream and I think it is a clear improvement on the Celsius Jacket, especially at the cuffs and around the mouth flap, but in terms of build quality and attention to detail, I fear Sitka may have taken a minor step back.

 
Matthew Goff
October 24, 2013
Star Star Star

I agree with all of the other reviews, this is a great jacket. However, until they start making tall/longer sizes I won't buy anymore Sitka gear. I'm 6'1 190lbs and the XL fits snug and perfect but it is at least 2" too short. Not sure about you but I don't like fealing a draft shooting up my back.

 
Jim Knoke
October 13, 2013
Star Star Star Star

Just got back from a weekend elk hunt in the Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson, Wy, where I live. We had a mixed bag of weather, 19-40 degrees, 5-30 mph wind, rain, graupel, snow and some sun. 7500 - 9800 ft elevation. Awesome system for moisture management! Day 1-Start out in morning 32degrees 20mph wind light rain as we started to gain in altitude we were hammered with graupel then snow. I went with merino top, traverse hoody [wore hood almost all day kept wind and snow off my neck], down vest and Jetstream Jacket. Jetstream is what you want for these conditions! Quiet, windproof, lIght weight, storage pockets, functional hood, freedom of movement and pit zips is a "have to have" feature for the mountain hunter. Day 2-19 degrees, added light down coat under Jetstream strip and add layers as needed. This is my new go to jacket love it!!

 
Cameron Kent
September 9, 2013
Star Star Star Half Star

The Jetstream jacket is the first jacket I pull out of my sitka system for a couple reasons; the fabric is quiet, the jacket fits like it's custom, and the Windstopper membrane does exactly what it is supposed to do. You put this jacket on and it's clear that the boys in Bozeman see the details and did their homework. Since I archery hunt and shoot, the flexibility of the hood is also a huge plus. Hood-block is never an issue.

 
Luke Johnson
July 27, 2013
Star Star Star Star

I absolutely fell in love with this jacket last year; while on a Caribou hunt in Alaska. I had previously owned the original version and had really liked it, except that I wished that it had pit zips and a hood. So when I got the updated version; low and behold: pit zips and hood! Like I had mentioned before; I had used this jacket extensively while on a Caribou hunt, along the North Slope of the Brooks Mountain Range. We encountered weather that seemed to change about every twenty minutes; so it was a game of constant rearranging of your layers. This is one piece that I always put back on. Having a DWR treatment meant that I didn't have to bust out the raingear every time it started to drizzle. The GORE Windstopper blocks the wind like an NFL linebacker, which is essential during high output activities, where you are prone to be sweating = retain body heat. It's not quite as breathable as the 90% jacket; so it is definitely the warmer of the two pieces (the pit zips come in handy). The jacket has more of an athletic fit; which makes it more friendly for layering underneath rain gear or other pieces. This jacket fits like a glove and is designed to move; I never feel "restrained" while wearing my Jetstream jacket. It's so comfortable that I've found myself wearing this jacket "around" and to work. For this very reason I am very stoked that it now is available in a solid color version. Hands down my favorite jacket; regardless of the activity. Luke J. GORE-TEX Hunting Tech

 
Paul
July 27, 2013
Star Star Star Star

mr. Putin also values this jacket:) http://ncontent.life.ru/media/2/galleries/2013/07/5294/595d1771e6f8680003b0a20893c5fe2e.jpg

 
Erich Gnewikow
July 25, 2013
Star Star Star Star

Do you want a jacket that is both highly functional and looks sharp. Well this is it. The Jetstream jacket is made with Gore Windstopper fabric, this means that the wind doesn't blow away your heat but allows the jacket to breath. I wear this on campus, while biking, out with the lady, in the mountians, on a multipitch route, anywhere. Tons of pockets will hold whatever you need. Functional hood can fit over a helmet. One of the features I really like are the cuffs, these are tapered to fit snug without using a velcro tab. Pit zips help to cool you down if necessary. I am a Gore product tester and they got this jacket right. It doesn't look flashy like some other companies, blends right in. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a windproof, do all jacket.

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