Mapped for comfort, range of motion, and extended abrasion and tear protection, the Pantanal Parka overcomes the nastiest of duck days. The Pantanal Parka is built longer, with water-wicking backers, water-sealing cuffs, a drop away hood and a micro ripstop textile.
The Pantanal Parka is for hunters and guides who put their gear through the ringer. It is our most rugged and durable waterfowl jacket, combining a waterproof GORE-TEX® Hardshell with a micro ripstop face fabric and abrasion reinforcement in the elbows and lower back. The interior is insulated with a body-mapped, moisture-wicking micro check fleece to provide warmth where you need it while eliminating bulk where you need freedom to move.
The Pantanal Parka is the only jacket in the line with 12 usable pockets to keep your hands warm and your calls, shells and other necessities dry and organized. All zippers are welded and watertight. 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.
"The Pantanal is my early season jacket. GORE-TEX® combined with moisture wicking fleece makes it ideal for early season downpours and temperature swings without losing mobility."
I want to start off by saying I am taller and have longer limbs so am always skeptical when ordering a jacket. Too many times I have gotten something and had it too short in the sleeves, length, or both and when I lift my arms or go to shoot, the sleeves come up my arms and my lower back and core region gets exposed. Before ordering I called Sitka's Customer Service line and explained my issue with jackets/parkas in the past and they helped coach me into getting the Pantanal Parka. All I can say is wow. The added length in the core region is amazing and extends down to the seat area when standing or sitting. This is great for me as I no longer have to worry about the jacket being too short in length. The arm lengths are long enough that I don't worry about that area being exposed either when lifting my arms. Also, the Gore Tex lining keeps you dry no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. Multiple well placed pockets are great for storing hunting necessities. Fleece lined hand pockets up higher on the jacket allow for a quick warm up between calling sessions as well. Large lower pockets can easily fit a box of shells in them as well. This is a very well designed, warm, dry, and durable parka.
Have used this jacket now for early season geese hunts in Dakota cornfields and all around Alaska and love this jacket! The quality just blows all my other name brand gear out of the water in every single catagory. Pantanal is meant to excel for layering with awesome range of motion with what ever layers on. Pantanal does have some problems though. 1) The cuffs on the boreal and hudson are all rubber so why in the heck are the ones on the pantanal are not is beyond me! 2)From frozen rain in the swamp to laying in cornfield the zippered chest pockets never got touched. A better design would be just put zippers in the hand warming pockets instead so I can reach into my waders. 3) I thought of cutting one of the flaps off of my ammo pocket because it kept annoying me dealing with velcro every time as the magnets are to tiny to hold the flap open when pocket is filled up with ammo. 4) The jacket should also get more insulation on the back to work better as a stand alone piece. 5) zippered collar like the coldfront for the hood. 6) Reinforced elbows. Again why the hudson jacket has them and this does not? 7) The lower hand pockets are fleeced up but the hand warming pockets are not? Sitka seems to still be trying to figure out waterfowl wants to needs but this jacket landed mostly on the money. If you spend your vacation days sitting in northdakota cornfields then go home to spend weekend mornings in a swamp this jacket is meant for you.
The best foul-weather parka I have ever owned. Rugged and totally waterproof. I especially appreciate the extra length, the rubber cuffs, and the design of the pockets. The camouflage pattern seems to fascinate people - more than once I've been asked where I bought the great "ski parka".
That jacket is purely awesome. I use it for waterfowl and when I hunt whitetail in sugarbush. The thing I like the most about this Parka is the way it fit, I'm 6'1 so normal jackets are always to short. Thanks Sitka for making that kind of stuff.
The Pantanal Parka is a bombproof solution to even the wettest waterfowl hunting conditions. The jacket itself is not insulated, but adding additional layering items to the system make this a great jacket for any type of hunting. I am 6'5" and like the longer length of the parka when in a layout blind waiting for the next flock to fly over. The water seal cuffs are a great addition to the parka. Any duck or goose hunter can be confident that this parka will hold up to whatever you through at it. As a GORE gear tester, I have been able to put this parka through its paces and have yet to be disappointed. Great for early season and late season conditions with proper layering.
I have been waiting for a product like this for 15yrs. If you want reliable warm (if needed) all around jacket this is it. I took this jacket sking and layered in 18 degree weather and it performed. I put it to the ultimate waterproof test. I stood for 30 min under a waterfall. It performed great. If you layer super light you can where early season also. The water seal cuffs work great. The storm hood did not let any rain under the collar. The only way I see it getting in is driving duck boat with wind and rain blasting your face. Parka stays lite even after getting totally saturated.
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