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.
- 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.
October 9, 2016
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.
June 27, 2016
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.
February 18, 2016
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.
January 30, 2016
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.
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.
Can I get a catalog?
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.