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Downpour Jacket

With a lightly brushed face to keep you stealth in the whitetail woods and a GORE-TEX® laminate, the Downpour Series is a perfect companion for quietly powering through a rain shower or heavy drizzle in your treestand.

  • $329.00
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- Brushed Polyester Knit Face

- Lightly Brushed Face
- Minimized Build for Packability

25.6 oz. ; Large


The Downpour Jacket is built to keep you bone dry in the stand while autumn’s storms roll wet and slow over your corner of the whitetail woods. The 100% waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® laminate is silenced beneath a lightly brushed hydrophobic face fabric. Minimally built for packability, the Downpour can live in your pack until the moment dark clouds boil over.

The articulated patterning keeps you comfortable in the seated position, with extra length in the seat to shingle water off your back. Fitted forearms reduce string contact, while well-shaped elbows and shoulders maximize range of motion through the draw cycle. The drawstring hood seals out moisture from above and moves with you to prevent the obstruction of vision, while a single zippered chest pocket keeps your necessities close.


Eric Wittman
October 9, 2016

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Finally got to wear the Downpour Jacket and Pants yesterday with the first approach of Hurricane Matthew. At the Maryland public hunting area where I go, it was 15-25 mph winds, 55-65 degrees, and from steady to super heavy showers all day. Had the Core Lightweight Bottoms and the Core Midweight Zip T on underneath. I'm 6'2" and 260 pounds- 2XL all over. When I received the Downpour Jacket the first impression I had was, this could easily be an everyday outer shell piece from October to January. It's plenty quiet- even a little more so after washing twice before this first use. One of my standard whitetail strategies is to get up into the Loblolly Pine forests during showers. Light or heavy downpours doesn't matter. The deer seem to increase their movement in the corridor trails even more than normal. Yesterday was no exception. I was covered in does all day. More than a couple dozen from dawn to dusk. I had two mainframe 10s and huge, perfect 8 pointer get as close as 40 yards, but no clear shot. It's crazy tight in Loblolly forests. Rarely is there a shot beyond 20 yards. Where I was at, the longest lane was 29 yards. All three Hammers were simply out of reach. That's bow hunting. The positive takeaway was the performance of the rain gear. Absolutely flawless - dry and comfortable all day. I've never been more comfortable in a rainstorm. Normally my day would have been split up with a frantic 3 1/2 hour back to the house for a warm shower, new clothes, drive, and get back to the stand walk in the middle of the day. The gear eliminated that nonsense. Hoping it rains during Sika or Whitetail Rut.

Tiffany N
June 27, 2016

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Love my downpour jacket. Wish it had pit zips and a hole for my tree stand harness to fit through, so I could wear it under the jacket and have the hood up but its a great rain jacket! Quiet and fits great. I went a size up (M) so I can layer tons.

John R
February 18, 2016

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I had the old Downpour set. I could see very little, if any difference, with the new version besides the camo. A real nice rain jacket. I do wish you would allow just a bit more layering room in it. Especially, in the lower part of the sleeves. It could use another chest pocket.

Bryan freeland
January 30, 2016

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All I can say is PERFECT! Fits right, feels great, and love how quiet it is!

January 12, 2016


I'm with Ken on this review. I've never had a piece of clothing that could not be worn against the skin. One would think a $329 rain jacket could be worn with a short sleeve shirt underneath. Not this one. It will prick you until you can't take it anymore. Sitka's customer serivice had this to say about the issue: "Very sorry for the inconvenience here, but yes that rain gear was never meant to be worn right next to the skin. You will definitely want to wear at least core lightweight underneath it." "It's widely known and is very standard that when you're hunting or doing any sort of mountain sports having a proper base layer is absolutely necessary. Rain gear is meant specifically as a shell to keep you dry when it's raining, It is not designed to wear it all the time. It takes two very different product and materials to keep moisture out, like rain gear, and to wick moisture away, like base layers. I definitely apologize for the misunderstanding." I was unaware of a few things that are apparently well known facts. I did not see this info in the product details for this jacket, so thought I would make sure everyone else knew all the details.

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