With the sheep hunter specifically in mind, the Timberline Pant takes key characteristics of the Mountain Pant, and adds double reinforced, waterproof, breathable knees and seat for extra protection.
Built for alpine expeditions, the Timberline Pant is essentially the Mountain Pant fortified with an all-backstrap diet. Reinforced waterproof, breathable knees and seat add durability and protection while picking your way through the talus and getting low to glass. The high-count stretch-woven polyester offers mild warmth with exceptional breathability. Aggressively patterned knees and the fully gusseted crotch offer an uncompromised range of movement.
Built-in kneepads defend your caps from rough ground while stalking, and can easily be removed for hunts where they won’t be needed. Also built in, the low-profile webbing belt keeps the pant in place, while still riding comfortably under the hip belt of a meat-laden pack. An array of seven pockets, including zippered hand pockets and magnetic closure cargo pockets, keep the necessities from getting away from you.
- NEW for 2014 the Timberline Pant is now available in the color Moss -
"The Timberline Pant is my go-to pant. As a mountain hunter, you spend plenty of time hiking hard and then slowing down for long stalks. For me, it's the best all-season pant. The waterproof seat allows me to sit on wet moss or snow covered trees and even sharp, broken rocks without hesitation. The knee pad addition is a valuable asset, whether crawling up on a bedded ram in the cactus-studded mountains of Mexico or the sharp Northwest Territories shale. When you spend months at a time in the same pair of pants, you need something that lasts and the Timberline Pant does just that."
- Sitka Athlete Dustin Roe
Hey Daniel - Thanks for reaching out. We can appreciate your concern. Tears are always unfortunate and often times the cause is unknown to the user. Our goal is education and to walk you through your previous experience to help identify the cause. It's out intent to build trust with our gear. If the tear is actually a seam coming unraveled that is another story and please let us know as that is our fault for not asking the right questions. You did mention heavy alders. Is there a chance you slipped or fell in your push through those alders? The reality is that we make light weight, durable, breathable gear but there is a breaking point. Let's say you are 180lbs with a 40lb pack on, a slip on a broken alder branch or root system and that's nearly 220lbs of force coming down on a sharp object. Again, tears are unfortunate but they do occur, it's a reality of our passion and environment. "Gear is like fuel, you only burn through it if your using it" - Conrad Anker. Normally Tears are not covered under warranty, industry wide, but because it was your first trip we repaired them on us. That's above what many brands in the hunting and or mountain sports industry would do. You also mention matching jacket. We don't make a Timberline Jacket so I am going with the assumption that you have the Jetstream Jacket? That's the Jacket I always recommend for a 9 day hunt in Kodiak but combined with a Rain shell, such as the Stormfront Jacket. Please understand that if your jacket does not say GORE-TEX it's not going to be Waterproof. The Jetstream Jacket for example is constructed with Windstopper, which is 100% windproof but it is not Waterproof nor do we claim it to be. Please let us know if your jacket is a GORE-TEX piece - 877-748-5247.
I had a close friend recommend these pants of my hunt last year so i took a chance and got them with the matching jacket. I bought them from a local retailer here in Kodiak. I went on a 9 day goat hunt on the south side of Kodiak, Alaska and for the most part the pants did the job described. They were extremely comfortable and enjoyed wearing them more than any other pants i have ever owned. Only thing is the pants ripped right at the seat on the right side. Which is weird because that is supposed to be the strongest part. Also the belt is to small to hold a side arm. I immediately called the store I got them from and they said they would ship them to Sitka to be exchanged for another pair. 2 weeks later I get a call from a Sitka rep asking questions about how i ripped them. I explained that I didn't know how they got ripped, we were bushwalking through some thick mountainous terrain with heavy Alder bushes and other than that IDK. The only reason i knew they were ripped at the time was because my buddy behind told me as he was walking behind me that day. The Sitka rep acted like I was not telling the truth and said these pants should not have ripped at the location that they did. He acted like i ripped them on purpose. I was kind of annoyed at the fact i was nonsulantly being told i was lying. He said they would patch the rip but it would not be as affected as it was when it was new. I couldn't argue because it was either Sitka patch it or I was out 300$. I still have the pants and still use them today, but without the 100% guarantee that i will ever buy from Sitka again due to this issue with the Sitka rep. The only other thing is that the jacket did not keep me dry like it was supposed to. It rained on us the entire hunting trip and after a couple hrs the jacket would start to get soaked through and i was wet and cold and very uncomfortable. Still got my goat and tagged out on my deer though. Great gear just disappointing customer service that doesn't back their gear like they should.
Lose the belt!!! Bigger belt loops to accommodate belts for weapons on the hip! Zippers on the outside of each lower leg!
I am more than happy with my timberline pants. They are super comfortable and will be a versatile piece from early to late season. I will have a hard time wearing any other pants in the field from here on out. They stretch unbelievably well but still have a very tough feel. I don't know how sitka did this, but I am impressed.
Just got these. True to size.very comfortable. Kneepads arent a big deal especially if youve ever done trade work. Best part of the pants....top and bottom tabs on the fly zipper....genious!!!
These pants are pricey and almost worth it. I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought them but gave them a shot anyway. They were much more comfortable than other hunting pants, and the seat/knee waterproofing was good, though not really 100% waterproof. I have three complaints. First is the belt. It's worthless, you can't put a pistol, knife or anything heavy on it. All my buddies and I cut it out and the belt loops are so small it's hard to fit a real 1.5" gun belt through the loops. Please eliminate the fixed belt and make the belt loops larger. Second, not sure how pants can't be ambidextrous, but these are. The pockets are set up for right handers. Finally, I was at SHOT show 2015 and I was told by a Sitka representative that the left handed issue and belt issue would be change for this year. Hmmm, doesn't seem so.
The last pair of mountain pants you will need. Hands down the best spot and stalk pants ever made. Only thing is, I wish I could get the ascent pant thickness with the seat and knee pad on these pants for early season hunts in west tx to Arizona. I will wait patiently as I'm sure Sitka is already working on that. If you aren't holler at me I would love to put that product through west tx mesquite and heat! Every dove hunter in tx would love a very breathable hot weather pant with a knee pad, for now these pants are the best available! They truly are as tough as everyone before me is saying.
These pants are fantastic. Very comfortable and I love the waterproof seat. I do not notice the knee pads when I am hiking but do notice when I kneel down and they are right where they are supposed to be. I use them during the summer for hiking / scouting and September all the way through the nicer days of November for hunting. The buttons on the cargo pockets are worthless. They are quiet but they do not stay snapped. Not a big deal but a new source for buttons or a different system is needed.
These pants are nearly bombproof!! Super comfortable, and I love that the knees and seat are water resistant and the knee pads and suspenders came with them. They are a bit on the heavier side though, and I don't like the button pockets. All in all, it's the best pair of hunting pants I've used, and I'm buying a second pair.
After a nuclear war, the only things left on planet earth will be cockroaches and the timberline pant. I have used them for several mountain goat hunts in south central Alaska and they have performed way beyond what I expected of them. Above all they are darn tough and whatever material they make the waterproof seat out of it is bombproof... There were several times I made less than graceful descents and expected to return to the truck with tattered shreds attached to my waist. Despite my best efforts at trying to destroy them, these pants just keep going. The only bummer is that devils club thorns (and other similar plant weapons) go right through the stretchy fabric on the thigh, I would suggest beefing up that area. Besides the thorn issue (which is minor) these pants are great and I would not hesitate to purchase them again.
I really like the pants, but they would be so much better if you could use a real belt. The small belt that is included sags when you try to carry a firearm. Other than that they are great. I like the kneepads and reinforced knees and butt which makes them super durable.
Fantastic Pants! I really appreciate the padded knees and the reinforcement on the seat of these pants. When you are spot and stalking antelope in Wyoming, you need all the protection you can get. Very comfortable in all types of temperatures. I will definitely be buying more of this product.
I do like the pants overall, but would like to see the belt taken away and use belt of choice. Not able to use belt with cartridge holder. Also, the snaps that hold the pocket flaps down do not remain snapped. Actually, they are a total waste and do not work. Hope you like digging trash out of you pocket. Please consider replacing with a zipper. Again, snaps do not work at all.
Absolutely a bomb proof pant for the toughness of the Rocky Mountains. Quality stitching and certainly True to fit, but only wished I could have a shorter pant length; S (Short) R (Regular) T (Tall). These pants when accompanied by a next to skin layer thermal become a Hellfire of a pant to withstand the cutting wind and cold of high altitude elevations. Well worth every dollar you'll spend on a pant!
I love these pants, however the inseam is too short. I'm a thirty two waist and a thirty six inch inseam. How come sitka doesn't make a thirty two tall size??? I have talked to a lot of people who have the same problem.
If I could own only one pair if Sitka pants (any hunting pants for that matter) these would be it. I've worn these from 80 degrees to 15 degrees ant haven't been let down yet. On everything but the rainiest days I just throw on some gaiters along with my Cloudburst jacket and I'm good to go. Whether I'm guiding or chasing elk for myself, these are the first pants I go for. One pair has four seasons on it and it's still going strong.
Hey Dan - You will be happy to learn that 32 Talls will be offered for 2015 and available in June!
The quality of the pants is great. I love the knee pads for crawling stalks, especially antelope in rocks and cactus. The Gore knees and seat are great in the snow. My only complaint is the sizing. Why no 32 tall? I and several others I know love Sitka products, but a 32 regular is not long enough and a 34 tall requires cinching and pulling up all day long. A 32 tall would be great. I know I'm not the only one with this complaint.
I've been wearing these for about 3 wks into the Wyoming elk season. They've changed my thinking about how good hunting pants can be. Think "iron pajamas". That's the comfort level. We'll see how they hold up to the downfall and miles but I'm optimistic. The scuff guards do make a little noise but it's pretty minimal and I bet they'll break in and get quieter. if you put miles on your feet on the hunt in the mtns, buy them. Now.
Have been wearing the timberline pant for the last couple weeks as we have had early cold here in SW Montana. Moving through the wet forest, kneeling down to stalk, and sitting on my butt to glass; the pants stayed clean, dry, and comfortable. Material wise they are super durable. The quiet snaps do try to open if your moving through high brush, but they are deep enough that nothing falls out. The zippered pockets are relatively quiet as well. Its funny to be stoked on pants, but when you're confident in the gear you're wearing, the days become that much more enjoyable and lets your focus on what's important, THE HUNT!
Hey Jim - Appreciate the feedback. In regards to the belt, we designed it with only one stitch to hold it in place for this exact reason. We suggest using a seam popper or a razor to pop the stitching. Once that stitch is removed you can easily slide the belt out.
Overall a great product. I have been wishing for a waterproof seat in a pair of pants for a long time and this is it. As expected; fit, material, design is all very good. My change would be to ditch the sewn in belt. Let me put my own sitka belt in. It is too easy for my shell holder to slide off. With the bomber belt, I don't ever pull the strap out of the buckle, so nothing can escape.
Wore these on a caribou hunting trip up on the north slope of AK and couldn't have asked for a better performance out of these pants. The waterproof bottom and kneepads were perfect for keeping me dry when having to kneel/sit on the damp tundra. The suspenders and built-in belt were great features as was the rubberized waistband. Rugged design with plenty of pockets. Easy to put on every morning and walk straight out of the tent. An amazing piece of gear, look forward to many more successful hunts with it!
These pants are truly amazing. The flexibility is superior to anything I have ever worn. Recently I wore these on a antelope hunt and while the temp was high the breathed well and performed well.
The flexibility is amazing in these pants. I just returned from an early archery deer hunt in Southern AZ. It reached mid 80's and I was comfortable in the shade with these pants. Pockets are great. They're everywhere! I do agree with the last post--the quiet snaps are certainly quiet, but I do find them open at times. Luckily the flaps are deep and overlap the pocket. Drawstrings at the legs would be ideal. I got devoured by chiggers! Gaiters will be my next purchase. The knife pocket is in a great location and holds it tight. The knee pads--I was skeptical, but they are really nice...and removable from the inside--genius! They really fold around your knees nicely when kneeling or just with your legs up while sitting. The suspenders are great for a long legged guy like myself. They really extend the overall length if you're concerned about covering your boot. Also the gel-like inner liner of the waste band really keep your shirt from coming untucked...nice added bonus. I can't wait to wear them for my November AZ elk hunt in some colder weather. Thanks Sitka.
Great piece of gear. Material, fit and performance. The timberline replaces my fleece bibs in cold weather and cotton camouflage in the early season. I carry camouflage rain gear to put on top of my previous. Not any more with the timberline pant. I use the short gaiter to keep the scree and creepy crawlers out of my boots. The kick panels are noisy if you are not careful with your stride. The fit is awesome. I first tried the long cut but changed to the regular length. Perect fit 36 x 34. I'm looking for a solution to losing my belt gear every time I undo my belt. You know the situation. The belt just slides right out of the loop along with all the gear; range finder, knife, tools. The buckle hook side catches on the slider preventing loss of gear on that side. The other side is the problem. I could change how I carry my belt gear, change belts, add a slider to the other end or rivet the belt to the last belt loop to prevent loss. Give this some thought. The pocket snaps although quiet separate without warning. I carry maps and compass in my right one and calls in my left. I find the pockets open too often. I might add a magnet or something else even a zipper. The knee pads add confidence, comfort and support to my old knees. ZIP pockets are flawless and convenient. Gusset crotch, nice touch.
This is my favorite pair of pants in the camo world. Sitka does pants right! It took me a while to get used to pants that didn't feel like iron. In the climbing world, I have become used to products that are light, fast, and durable. In the hunting world, they don't usually hit all 3 marks. Most of my field clothes are made of very sturdy material and the Timberline feels nothing like any of them. It has proven to wear like iron, fending off the Montana rocks and thorns pretty well. I chose the Timberline over the Mountain for the extra durability of the knees and seat so I wouldn't have to think about what I was doing. They fit extremely well, they work as good as they look, and they don't seem to care how badly you treat them. 3 and 1/2 stars because the knee pads occasionally get a little wonky and require some fixing. I test gear for Gore and this is something I bought with my own money. I might have to get some in a solid for ice climbing this winter. Yes, they are that good!
I bought these pants for winter hound hunting and LONG walks. They have performed well in wet/cold weather in N Idaho. The rubber lined belt line is nice to keep shirts tucked in and keep the pants where they belong on your hips. I like the built in belt and the snap too. Overall a great product.
I recently returned from a late season mule deer hunt where I had the pleasure of wearing a pair of timberline pants . I wish I would have bought them sooner and I can't wait to use them on a sheep hunt . They preformed almost flawlessly , the buttons on my pockets opened a few times going through sage brush . Other then that they were awesome . Thanks Sitka for helping me harvest a trophy mule deer .
Awesome gear~just got back from 9 day muzzleloader C.O. elk hunt and was really impressed with fit,durability, and loved staying dry moving through dew soaked terrain.
My wife and I both wore the timberline pants while on a week hunt for thar, chamois, and red stag in New Zealand. We camped and hiked during the hunt and live in our Sitka gear for a week. My wife spent a lot of time sliding down extreme steep slopes on her seat across, grass, brush and rocks and after washing the seat looks like new. The stretch in the fabric works great allowing unrestricted movement required for steep mountain hunts. Great, and well designed product.
These pants are the "Cats' Pyjamas", buy them... The waterproof knee and seat are awesome for kneeling or sitting on damp/wet ground or even just walking through dewy grass. If you're going to buy a pair of Sitka pants, I highly recommend that anyone consider these pants. I test products for GORE as a Hunting Tech and I was seriously impressed with the quality and thought that went into these suckers! Not to mention all the useful pockets!
I won't lie; I've had these pants for going on three seasons and have just now really started to put them to the test. I really have been missing the boat with not using the Timberline pant until now. They basically took my go-to pant, the Mountain Pant, and took things up a notch. The material is a bit more heavy duty than that of the Mountain Pant and the added waterproof fabric in the seat and knees is just what you need if hunting where the conditions can change rapidly. I hunt primarily in Northern Idaho, where during the month of September the conditions can vary from 90 degrees and dry, to all the way down to the low forties and threatening snow. The Timberline pant covers all of the bases and with the four-way stretch material and athletic cut; they have awesome range of motion. You will never feel hindered in this pant; whether moving through technical terrain, or just still-hunting through a Pine forest. Just like the rest of the soft-shell pants in the Sitka line; they are very durable and abrasion resistant. Busting brush all day is not a worry and with the DWR finish; you don't have to go through the discomfort of getting wet while dealing with light rain, or even walking miles in the morning dew. This is just a quick overview; these pants have several other features that you will find are spot-on money. I haven't wanted to take these pants off this entire Elk season and will continue to wear them well into the late season. These pants are a must have for the mountain hunter. I'm already scheming up ways to justify to my wife another pair... Luke Johnson GORE HuntingTech
The Timberline pants have now become my go-to pant! Being a GORE HuntingTech has allowed me to test a lot of different pants and I was thoroughly impressed with this piece of Gear on my Elk hunt this fall. Early mornings held a lot of dew in the tall grass and my legs stayed dry. Just pair the Timberlines up with the Sitka Flash Gaiters and a light hiking boot and you have a killer Elk setup. While kneeling in the muskeg, I had peace of mind, knowing that my knees would stay dry. A few evenings I ended up sitting on damp ground at a lick and the moisture never made it through the seat of my pants. These pants are super comfy for walking and active hunting. The built in belt is a nice touch and the suspenders being detachable was a bonus. I didn't use the suspenders, but it's nice to have the option in the future. I highly recommend these pants to anyone that wants a bombproof, comfortable, breathable and effective pant. I'm looking forward to trying these pants out in the Rocky Mountains for Bighorn sheep in the upcoming months... I'm positive that these pants will excel!
During an early elk hunt in October, I had the opportunity to put the Sitka brand to the test. I got up early and added a base layer for the cool Idaho Morning. After hearing a cow calling gently in the breeze, I proceeded to gain about 1500 feet in elevation as quickly as I could. After reaching a bench near the ridge line I jumped several cows but no bulls. With the sudden climb I was concerned about my layering but the pants breathed like a charm. The day began to warm up and I descended to a lower elevation to discover another small herd of cows and bulls, this time I put on a super sneak to get within 75 yards in open sagebrush. These pants worked great in the hotter temperature and the knee pads were a bonus while crawling through cactus. I did shoot a small bull and was amazed that they were unable to locate me even after firing. My father was watching from a distance and said that unless I was moving I disappeared. It was a real win win for me to use gear that can handle any situation from elements to concealment all the while staying comfortable. I'm convinced that Sitka gear is the only hunting clothing worthy of wearing.
Great pants, I love the suspenders and waterproof seat and knees! They are great for crawling under or over wet logs, or for sitting on snowy rocks! Thanks Sitka!!
I used these pants on a six day primitive black bear hunt in Alaska. The Optifade pattern was perfect and the pants performance exceeded my expectations. The tapered fit and the integrated knee pads made the crawling stalks a pleasure. No fabric noise, and comfortable. I highly recommend!!
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