The Delta Wading Jacket is our lightest weight, un-insulated waterfowl jacket designed to be worn with our without layers according to the hunting conditions.
The Delta Wading Jacket is an uninsulated barrier against against the elements, making it one of the most versatile pieces in our waterfowl line. Constructed with a rugged GORE-TEX® Hardshell fabric, it completely seals out moisture and wind, forming a microclimate around your body.
The uninsulated Delta Wading Jacket breathes well in mild temperatures and when you’ve got a long walk out to the blind, but it’s fit to accommodate layers like the Kelvin and Duck Oven Jackets underneath, giving you an edge in the most brutal cold snaps. All zippers are welded and watertight. Two chest pockets, two shell pockets and two magnetic tuck-away call pockets keep you organized and focused on the sky. The fully adjustable hood rotates and swivels with you, so there’s no impediment to your vision. Pit zips open to dump heat during periods of high exertion. The cuffs have watertight gaskets that adjust to fit your wrist, so you can submerge your hand momentarily while working with deeks without getting water up the sleeve.
Love this jacket. I've worn it throughout the duck season here in Washington. It got me through 35 degree days with torrential rain and I stayed warm and dry - which is more than I can say for my hunting buddies. One day in the blind we heard some turkeys up on the hill behind us. I crept through the grass and my wife said I essentially disappeared - sweet camo. To boot, I bagged 2 toms along with a handful of greenheads!
I bought this jacket primarily for waterfowl, but it lends itself nicely to fly fishing as well. I have never owned a fishing jacket that was more versatile than the Delta wading jacket. The hood adjustments are incredible. Having the ability to adjust the hood to leave just an opening for your eyes, and to have the hood move with you when you turn your head, is something I've never seen in a jacket before. This is my new favorite fishing jacket!!
I think the material is top notch. My wife took a photo of me in regular Cabelas DU waders with the Sitka Delta Jacket on and against the back drop you could not see my upper body what so ever and the darker waders "stood out like a soar thumb." I love this jacket, it's awesome but the only thing I'm not totally sold on is the magnetic pockets. Inevitably I ended up put stuff in them but the magnets weren't strong enough to hold anything back and thus everything I put in the jacket at some point fell out, not good when you're around water. I think rare earth magnets would have been better for this application as well as extending a seem vertically to create a little bit of an actual pocket. The rubber sealed cuffs are awesome. Probably my favorite feature is the particular type of GoreTex material that used wasn't that load. In the past my head phones would amplify the noise my jacket made drowning out what other hunters were whispering in the blind. This was key. Overall this is a fantastic jacket and I'm extremely thrilled about the purchase.
Bought this jacket to use in North Carolina for late season duck Hunts over my Duck Oven jacket. Wow, it's handled the nastiest open water hunting ever on Core Sound. Plan to give this jacket double duty. It's going with me to Idaho for a wilderness backpack hunt for mule deer up where the sheep are. I have a lot of Sitka gear, but I plan to use this with my Cloudburst Pants for my rain gear. The comfort of the hand warmer pockets were what sold me on this jacket, but it's the most versatile piece I own in my mind. Great product.
As we expect from Sitka, this jacket is well thought out and better than anything on the market. The fitting of this jacket is unreal. Everything is perfect. One of my favorite features though is the hood. They arent large hoods that can block your vision when you swing back behind you. Also, it is a smaller hood that fits perfectly over your head even with a beanie on. I want to say though, this jacket has no insulation. This is an early season jacket for sure. I used this jacket for early teal/wood duck in arkansas as well as early duck season in october in North carolina. If you want to use this jacket later in the season, you will want to roll in the duck oven. Over all this jacket is awesome for an early season water proof and wind proof shell. This jacket rocks and is worth the coin.
Amazing jacket. Every detail has been thought out and perfectly executed to create the perfect early season duck hunting jacket. The cuffs seal water out when retrieving decoys, the magnets that hold open the shell pockets make it easy to quickly reach for shells in a pinch, the water tight pockets didn't let any water in keeping my phone/wallet/license perfectly dry in a rain storm, ect, ect, ect. Sitka thought of everything and the result is the best hunting jacket I've ever owned. Well done!
Not only is this the best hunting jacket I've ever owned, it is the best technical jacket I have ever owned. Every aspect of it works for you and provides a measurable benefit. The cuffs strap down to keep water out. The pockets are perfectly placed to allow shells calls and maybe an extra face mask to be easily stored and retrieved. The hood is the first cinch down hood that I have found that truly moves with your head, which is extremely important when you're in a blind. Too many times before I didn't see some Teal or wood ducks zooming in because when I turned my head my hood didn't move with me and blocked my view. Yes this jacket is pricey but it is worth every penny. I have never had nor seen a jacket that compares to the quality of the Delta Wading Jacket.
This jacket fits perfect for my kind of duck hunting. I don't have the expendable income to get into duck club ponds so I do a lot of work in the dark getting to the spots that hold birds. The waterfowl season here in Eastern Washington starts with warm, downright hot, weather and ends with some howling, bitter cold. This jacket will do the job in all settings. Pit zips are a Godsend when you're lugging 2 dozen deeks on your back in October. It is uninsulated but roomy enough to layer up. The design on the articulated hood is a fantastic feature. I've never owned a jacket that allows you to keep your eyes on the sky during a downpour. It moves with you and keeps you dry. Pocket placement is another feature that makes you wonder why waterfowl gear makers haven't made this switch a long time ago. Weather you like your jacket outside your waders or tucked in, your pockets are accessible. One last word, durability. I caught my jacket a couple times on wire in the blind. Couldn't comprehend that it didn't tear a huge hole. Only one of those times did it actually do enough damage to create a waterproofing problem. Putting this jacket to the test was a true privilege of being a Gore product tester.
After much success with their big game gear I could not wait to get my hands on Sitka's new line of waterfowl clothing. With the Delta Wading Jacket Sitka delivered and then some. The cut of the jacket was spot on for wading, hitting me right above the waist line, keeping the jacket out of the water when wading. Another key feature was the water-sealing cuffs that keep water from surging into the sleeve when hands are submerged. The sleeves are articulated lending to uninhibited movement. Overall the build quality is extremely good and no details were overlooked. The Optifade Marsh pattern is an awesome concealment pattern and the Gore-Tex will keep you dry and comfortable. As a W.L. Gore product tester I have seen tons of waterproof garments and this one truly got me excited. I can't wait to use this for many seasons to come.
I used the Delta Wading Jacket as my primary outer layer this past duck season here in Arkansas. Jacket is just the right length for wading, you don't have to worry about soaking the bottom 8 inches of material. Pockets in all the right spots, two for shells down low and two for your hands up on the chest. Cuffs on the sleeves are great for keeping water out and warmth in. Spent multiple hunts in the rain and with my hood cinched down and zipper pulled tight I managed to stay warm and dry, nothing worse than a morning spent wet and shivering and he Delta saved me on multiple occasions. Jacket is uninsulated but fitted in a way that allows for ample layers underneath depending on conditions. I wore it in weather from 25-65 degrees and just varied my layers as needed. It is easy to roll it up and stuff it in your bag if you take it off on the walk to the blind. Zipper is great, over sized and easy to manipulate with cold fingers. Glad I was able to test this product for Gore and was very pleased with its performance.
Hunting almost everyday of the Virginia 12-13 waterfowl season, I can truly say this jacket is a must have. Perfect for the many different temps encountered throughout the season, from a t-shirt underneath to multiple layers. Keeps you completely dry, and moves with you on the swing. The many pockets are great for holding shells, calls, what ever you feel the need to have at the ready. The cuffs keep the water out when your bare handing decoys during early season, and stay in place when your putting the gloves on in the late season. Don't think twice about adding this piece of gear to your collection.
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