Built with a 100% windproof WINDSTOPPER® membrane and a soft Berber fleece backer, the Dakota Hoody functions both as an outer layer and a cozy insulator to be stacked under a shell. A built-in zippered hand muff keeps your digits warm, while the fitted hood delivers warmth without compromising the peripheral vision or range of motion needed to keep tabs on a swirling flock.
- 100% Polyester Stretch-Woven
- 3/4 Zip
- Built-In Muff
- Adjustable Hood
- High Loft Berber Backer
The warm, windproof Dakota Hoody may just force your cotton sweatshirt into permanent retirement. Built with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane, the piece works as a durable, stretch-woven outer layer on milder days. And when temperatures plummet, the lofted Berber fleece interior makes it an ideal insulating midlayer.
The ¾-zip construction allows for an integrated Berber-lined hand muff to keep your digits toasty and dexterous. A zippered chest pocket keeps your necessities in place, while the adjustable hood traps heat without interfering with your peripheral vision. The Dakota Hoody is a finely honed tool you’ll use every day of the season.
December 31, 2016
I ordered my Dakota hoodie after our waterfowl season was over hear in MN. I was sick and tired of being cold and having the wind blow right through my high priced ineffective Drake products. Although I haven't hit the field or blind with my new hoodie I was able to give it a great test run Christmas Day. Here in the Minneapolis area it rained about 1-1/2 inches and the wind was whipping up to 30mph. I wore my hoodie as I took my hunting partner Waylon for a walk. The Gore windstopper worked flawlessly and the piece shed the rain as well. Our walk was for about an hour and a half. No wet clothes underneath my hoodie. All in all I'm really impressed and can't wait to get in the kill zone with this piece. The only drawback I could say about the hoodie is the arm holes from the torso portion of the hoodie. I'm 6' 235lb with an athletic build. There is just a slight tightness on my shoulders and my biceps when moving my arms with a base and mid layer underneath. I ordered a 2XL. A drawstring as mentioned before would be a great addition. Now Sitka needs to get their Optifade pattern out in a line of Sitka waders. Great piece over all, highly recommend!
December 14, 2016
I give it 3 stars because the material (inside and out) look and fell awesome. Size Alert!! I'm 6'2, 210 lbs. I wear virtually an XL in everything, including most Sitka products. However, if you want to minimally layer under this garment, order a size up. Sitka runs pretty true to size on base layer or next to skin stuff, but a little small once you get to coats an jackets, at least in my experience.
December 8, 2016
I love my hoodie for windy days, wind is not a factor. Besides being an avid hunter, I am a fishing guide off OBX and AK. I love the hood because it keeps my hat on my head as I'm mobbing around, never have to worry about it coming off. The hand muff is awesome, perfect for thawing out my hands. Extremely water repellent, I've been in unexpected downpour and come out completely dry. My only complaint with Sitka, is the sleeve length. Being a taller guy I have an inch or two of wrist that are not covered. Not a problem with this jacket but it is a factor that has held me back from getting their wading jacket. If I was to layer up, the water sealing cuffs would be ineffective because I would have other jackets poking out. Crossing my fingers that they make their sleeves longer or come out with a tall option.
December 2, 2016
Amazing product! Let's start with the ONLY negative I have found in this hoodie....and it actually has to do with one of my favorite features, the hand warmer pocket. First of this pocket is amazing. Warms your hands extremely well and is just flat out comfortable to put your hands into, also isn't a bad place to put some extra shells. The only down side is when your hands are wet, it seeps through to the inside of the jacket making your stomach damp. If Sitka put a layer of windstopper on the back side of the pocket to keep water from leaking through the pocket, I literally wouldn't have a single complaint about it. Positives: -Warm -Comfortable -Great fit -AMAZING hand warmer pocket (just wish it has a water resistant backing) -The 1/2 zip is really nice for comfort, cooling, and casual wear This has turned into my favorite piece of clothing. I've been a die hard Simms guy and I like this hoodie even more than my Simms fishing jackets and that's saying a lot! With a water resistant backing on the hand warmer pocket this thing wouldn't even be on the rated scale.
November 29, 2016
I ordered this hoodie after our early waterfowl season. I have not worn it in the field as of yet but have been wearing almost daily as a jacket. Our temps here in Maine have been averaging around 35-45F for a few weeks now with wind and light cold rain. This hoodie has kept me dry and warm thus far. I cannot wait to try it out in the field once deer season ends and I get back to bustin beaks! Love the big front fleece lined pocket and the hood which does not obstruct view. Well done! I would like to see a magnetic close pocket for tucking away call when not in use but is a very minor detail. I liked this hoodie so much that I just ordered a Traverse Cold Weather Hoodie for everyday wear for the winter.
Does Sitka Gear sell direct?
A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.
Where can I buy Sitka Gear Products?
A. Sitka Gear products are available from specialty retailers across North America. Please see our Dealer Locator for a list of stocking dealers near you. Most retailers will special order Sitka products not in stock. We are also glad to assist you in locating a specific product; call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
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Can I order over the phone?
A. Yes, we have gear experts available from the hours of 8:00am MST to 5:00pm MST that are able to answer any of your technical questions as well as process and place orders. During hunting season and other times of the year in which we experience high call volumes please do not be discouraged to leave us a voice message. We will return your call ASAP.
How do I know what Sitka Gear I need for my hunt?
A. Our products are built to be used together as a complete system and are designed for very specific end-uses. For general guidelines on how to build an appropriate system for a specific hunt please check out our System Builder. As well, our gear experts are all avid hunters and are here to assist you in building your system. Don’t hesitate to call them with specific questions at 877-SITKA-GR.
What is Sitka Gear’s Warranty Policy?
A. We stand behind every product we make. If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time your receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Repairs and Warranties page.
How can I determine which size will fit me best?
A. General sizing info for Sitka Gear products is included on our Sizing Chart page. For questions on specific sizing details, contact our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or email us at Info@SitkaGear.com
How do I know if a specific Sitka Gear pack is the right size for me?
A. Appropriate pack sizing and fit is determined by a specific measurement of your torso length. For more information please visit our pack sizing chart or call one of our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
Can I return my SitkaGear.com purchase for a refund for exchange?
A. Yes you can. If it is within 60 days of the original purchase date and you would like to return your product for an exchange or refund, please visit www.sitkagear.com/returns and follow the prompts to receive and RA#. Note, that products must be unused with hangtags still affixed and must have been purchased direct from Sitka Gear. If your item was purchased from one of our Authorized Dealers, please contact them in regards to their individual return policy.
If an item is not in stock or in my local store where can I purchase it?
A. Please visit our dealer locator to find a stocking online dealer or call our gear experts for assistance at 877-SITKA-GR.
Can I place a backorder on SitkaGear.com?
A. Unfortunately, we do not accept back orders at this time. If there’s a specific product you would like to find and it’s not available on our site, please call or email our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or Info@SitkaGear.com. We would be glad to help you locate the product from an authorized retailer.
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What method do you use to ship your products?
A. All of our orders are shipped via FedEx. Standard Ground, 2-Day or Overnight deliveries are available. Additional charges do apply for express shipments, oversized items and/or duties & customs into Canada.
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How long will it take to receive my order?
A. We make every effort possible to get your order processed and shipped in a timely fashion. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days of order placement. If an item on your order is backordered or out of stock, you will be contacted by a Sitka Gear customer service associate to discuss alternative options.
Why do I need to create an account to order online?
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Why does my credit card show two charges?
A. Sometimes credit/debit card statements contain two transactions, but this is only a temporary scenario. When a purchase is made, an authorization is placed on your card to temporarily hold the funds on your account. This is not an actual charge on your card. Once the order has been shipped, this authorization becomes an approval and charges your account at that time. The authorization will drop off your account within 2-3 business days (depending on the financial institution).
Can I cancel my order?
A. We may be able to cancel your order but can only do this by telephone. Please call us at 877-SITKA-GR as soon as possible after you have placed your order. Otherwise it may be too late, as we try to process and get orders out the door as quickly as possible.
How do I return and item for a refund or repair?
A. To return a Sitka Gear item that you purchased from a store, please contact the original store to inquire about their individual Returns policy.
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If your product is damaged or requires repair and you would like to find out more about our warranty policy, please visit our Warranty page.
How do I care for my Sitka Gear products?
A. Please visit our Product Care Information page for detailed care instructions for all your Sitka Gear products.
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A. We greatly value all your feedback, good or bad. Feel free to submit your reviews in our review sections found on every product page.
Does Sitka Gear offer a Guide/Outfitter or Pro Deal program?
A. Sitka Gear does offer a Pro Purchase Program for qualified professionals, including Guides, Outfitters, Industry Professionals and Fish and Wildlife Officers. For more information please contact us by sending an email to Outfitters@SitkaGear.com.
Does Sitka Gear have sponsored hunters?
A. Yes. Although we proudly support and like to recognize the efforts of every hunter and enthusiast, we do also have a team of sponsored Athletes. To learn more about our athletes, view each of their profiles here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/athletes
How do I become a Sitka Athlete?
A. Our Sitka Athlete roster is currently full, but if you would like to touch base with us please feel free to send an email to Info@SitkaGear.com and we will forward it along as appropriate. As well, we love to hear stories from the field and are constantly looking to post customer stories to our blog. Submit your stories here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/tribe-stories
How Do I become an Authorized Sitka Dealer?
A. Sitka Gear is continuing to expand and is glad to hear of your interest in becoming a Sitka Gear retailer. Please email your contact information to Dealers@SitkaGear.com and a sales representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.