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.
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.
"When pounded by wind, rain, snow and sleet for days on end, the Stormfront Jacket is an absolute must-have. I've stayed dry time and time again in those exact conditions, whether on Kodiak Island in October or the high mountains of sheep country anywhere. The Stormfront is the authority piece in my arsenal for keeping me dry."
- Sitka Athlete Tom Foss
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.
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.
Just finished up with a rifle elk hunt in Montana. Throughout the hunt I used Sitka's Fanatic Jacket, Stratus Bibs, Stormfront Jscket and Pants, along with the Timberline pants. I would give four stars to all of the above listed gear. Sitting on s ledge at 9500 ft, with a 40mph wind, rain, snow, and sleet, the fanatic jacket worked awesome with the Stormfront over it. I wore the Timberline pant, with a set a thermals underneath for the hike in, and packed in my status bibs and Stormfront pants for when I got to the elevation I would be at. Sitka is NOT cheap gear, but if you want to be confident that you have the best gear made, it is worth it.
Great protection from weather, while fishing off shore in the Great Lakes, scouting for deer and placing stands in the rain. This jacket is my favorite while watching our stand up paddlers race in nasty weather. Sometimes I'm not sure what I wore before I had this jacket. Keeps the wind And easer out period!
This is my first year hunting big game and my second year living in the Wyoming. My first year living in western Wyoming I knew I needed gear that could handle all 4 seasons in one day. My last day of archery this year was an experience for me because I had all 4 seasons in 3 days days. In the beginning the weather started in the upper 60's in 1 days time it started raining nonstop snow during the night. I watched people pull out of the mountains from the storm and upcoming storm. The stormfront jacket and pant kept me in the field. The goretex system is amazing I never once got wet under my stormfront series. At nights I would hang my stormfront in the horse trailer and to my surprise it would be dry and ready for the next morning. Luck was not on my side during archery but opening day rifle no matter the weather the stormfront will be in my pack. You can be sure that I will get a solid color for fly fishing and around town. A must buy for anyone looking to stay dry in the harshest conditions that nature can throw.
Excellent product. Jacket is well built and I really like the fit. I'm 6'6" 200 lbs with 38" sleeves and the xl fits really well over a puffy layer but is not bulky over a simple base layer. I spent 5 days in western AK caribou hunting this August and it rained about 95% of the time. Jacket never leaked and didn't feel like a sauna when hiking with a pack. I like neoprene cuffs as well as they don't wick water up your sleeves. Final positive I'd say is the jacket does dry quick also. Overall A+ from AK to my home Idaho hunting grounds.
By rights, you only take the time to write a review when a product is extremely bad or extremely good. This is definitely the latter case. I can't speak highly enough of both the craftsmanship within this jacket (and the matching pants), and the superb customer service offered by Sitka Gear. I have firsthand experience with an enormous number of "breathable, waterproof shells" (jackets and pants), from all the major brands and for any variety of hunting, climbing and general outdoor uses. The Sitka Stormfront Jacket (and pants) is/are - by an order of magnitude - the most beautifully constructed, practical and versatile garment I've come across. The workmanship is impeccable, perfect number and location of pockets and zippers, all designed to be usable in any variety of conditions, with or without gloves. The cut is exceptional and true to the size chart. And the durability is second-to-none - yes, there are lighter pieces out there...but you'll end up buying replacements of them as they get chewed up by harsh vegetation, rocks, etc. I see a couple of reviewers have commented on the 'noise' of the fabric. This won't be as quiet as a softshell or fleece, but I was personally surprised at how quiet the fabric is, at leats compared to other Gore-Tex fabrics. I agree with other reviewers that you need to consider your layering requirements when you pick a size - but that's no different to any other waterproof shell system. Well done, guys - this is a credit to you.
Hi, My son and I just returned from a Kodiak Island Goat hunt. We both wore our stormfront jackets, and pants everyday, and most nights! Very windy,and wet conditions.One of our most challenging hunts ever! I would not go again without this gear.After several days of hunting, our other partner asked about our camo clothing. Remarking about how well we blended in in the high country. Several times he was talking with us and finally asked us to move a little so he could pick us out of the landscape! Cheers Brett
Great at stopping wind and rain, I really like articulated elbows and knees, but has zero effectiveness in aiding against cold, it is really difficult to layer with this line, the fit does not allow for much layers to be added, especially the pants, if you order pants, definitely size up one or two sizes. High snag resistance is also nice, but due to the gore tex its a little noisy.
The Stormfront series takes rain gear to the next level offering unparalleled protection from mother natures worst surprises. It doesn't matter if it's the relentless rain during late season coastal hunts or blowing snow in elk country, the Stormfront will keep you dry and comfortable. From time to time I test gear on behalf of Gore and Sitka gear and this is one piece that will always have a place in my quiver. The Stormfront jacket is loaded with features like articulated elbows which aids in maintaining unrestricted movement, pit zips to keep you cool on extended grinds and is designed to layer with Sitka Gears array of insulation garments. When extend foul weather is certain, I rely on the Stormfront series to keep me keyed in on the hunt.
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