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Core Zip-T

Core Zip-T

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The Core Zip-T is our staple next-to-skin piece designed with a zippered chest to allow you to cool quickly during a hard hike.

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  • 8.80 oz.

  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Deep Zippered Front
  • Welded Bicep Pocket

  • ATB-100 Silver Scent Inhibiting Technology

    Fabric Details
  • Polyester Bi-Component Fabric

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Practically essential to any and every Sitka System, the Core baselayer series is purely for moisture wicking and comfort utilizing 4-way stretch fabric.  Designed to literally pull moisture off the surface of your skin, the Core garments are critical for keeping you dry from the inside out.  The Core Series is made of 100% polyester bi-component technology that actively moves moisture away from the skin.  To ensure an odor resistant hunt, the Core fabric utilizes silver encapsulated technology that reduces odor-causing bacteria.


Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

"The Core is at the base of my entire system. Whether I’m waterfowling or big game hunting, I wear the Core Crew for exactly the reasons it was designed: a breathable, moisture wicking and lightweight next-to-skin layer. It’s simple, and if I don’t start right on my base layers I know I won’t be comfortable. That’s why I depend on the Core Crew."

- Matt Brimmer, Waterfowl Athlete

Read Reviews (6)

Scott Smith
March 22, 2015
Star Star Star Star

First Sitka purchase and by far not the last. You get what you pay for and the core zip-t is worth every penny. Wonderful breathability, stretch and attention to detail. Makes hunting more fun (as if it wasn't already fun enough). Thank you Sitka, keep up the good work.

Steven "Rooster" A.
February 21, 2015
Star Star Star Half Star

The Core Zip-T is the perfect shirt by itself for under a Sitka jacket. It's thermal ability alone can bring hellfire to the body wanting you to shed than put more on. Again, Sitka has delivered a quality product for the serious hunter and will be your go to thermal for years to come!

Derick Reardon
January 22, 2015
Star Star Star Half Star

The core Zip - T was my first Sitka purchase. The material has a nice feel to it. It's light weight and stretches well as you move. Nice zipper's on the front and on the side of the arm for small storage items. The only draw back is that the shirt-tail needs to be a bit longer, I like to tuck my shirt - tail in. I plan on running in it this spring since it is light wieght and some what breathable. Really nice quality.

Brandon Purcell
January 22, 2014
Star Star Star Star

I have worn it day in and day out for 4 years. It has unparalleled breathe-ability and is made of a very rugged material. Open up the zipper on long brutal ascents in September, when your climbing for big screaming bulls in a distant basin. I have tested this product for Gore and it is an essential part of my Sitka system.

Vladimir Safyanov
August 18, 2013
Star Star Star Star

Sitka is SITKA!!! Zip-t was start thing which open for me Sitka, after buying it I fill all best quality prodaction of Sitka Gear.

Erich Gnewikow
August 6, 2013
Star Star Star Star

This was my first Sitka purchase several years ago and I still put this on every time I go out. The 1/4 zip allows me to vent through out the day when I start to heat up. This is a moisture wicking product and has a smooth outer finish that layers well under anything. They designed the seams to stay out of the way while wearing a pack. I am a Gore product tester and I endorse this product! I think this is a great piece to start your Sitka System.

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