The Dakota Vest is an ideal solution for windy days in the blind. Use it as an outwear piece in moderate temperatures or a layering piece on bone chilling days.
- WINDSTOPPER® Softshell
- Polyester Knit Face
- 2 Hand Pockets
- 2 Chest Pockets
- Micro Grid Backer
The Dakota Vest can operate as either an outer layer choking off chilly winds, or as a toasty insulation layer. The key is the WINDSTOPPER® Softshell, which minimizes the effects of windchill, paired with a micro check backer that provides light insulation.
A high collar warms and protects the neck. High hand-warmer pockets and traditional zippered hand pockets give you flexibility whether you’re wearing waders, bibs or pants. Lanyard loops keep your calls organized, and you can even stash them in a low tubular pocket to keep them from swinging around on early morning slogs to the blind.
September 22, 2016
After recieving the Dakota Vest earlier this week, I was impressed at the durability, feel and overall quailty of it's design. Lightweight yet warm, For early - mid season this is a valued piece in the field moderating your body heat. Fit's true to size, easy accessable pocket locations. A truly great addition to your line of waterfowl gear. Exceptional job Sitka. My first piece of gear and will definately be ordering much more.
November 24, 2015
This thing is incredible. Combined with the proper base and mid layers, it kept me at the perfect temperature during windy a 30 degree morning. I had fully intended on wearing a jacket after setting the spread but, due to the performance of the system, I simply forgot.
September 24, 2015
Very pleased with my dakota vest. From early to late season, this is one heck of a piece. Early season I often combine this piece with a traverse zip t where as late season I will layer this under my dakota jacket or over my duck oven. Great piece to have in your arsenal.
July 13, 2015
Have used the vest more than I even thought possible. Fits true to size and adds just the right layer of warmth with enough pockets. This was designed by hunters for a hunter. Thanks
May 24, 2015
Not only do I wear this vest on nearly every early season waterfowl hunt, but I also use it as a layer as the year progresses. It fits perfectly (and snug) over my Traverse Zip T, allowing me to easily move without the 'bulkiness' of other vest on the market. Also, when they say windproof, they mean it! The protection and durability this product offers is second to none! With multiple easily accessible pockets, there is plenty of room for a lot of infield necessities. The hand pockets on this vest are ideal for those brisk mornings and allow for a quick warm up in between calling sessions. This vest is a necessity for any Waterfowler!
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.
As well, you can purchase online directly through our website.
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.
We update our website regularly as products become available throughout the season, so please do check back on SitkaGear.com to stay updated.
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.
How do I track my order?
A. If you have entered a valid email address through the checkout process you will receive an email from FedEx with your tracking number when your shipment is processed.
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?
A. Creating an account with us helps speed up the ordering process for you and allows you to keep track of your order history, as well as manage your profile information online.
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.
If you purchased your gear direct from SITKA Gear please visit www.sitkagear.com/returns and follow the prompts to receive an RA#
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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If I have comments to make about your products, where may I send them?
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.