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Fanatic Jacket

Fanatic Jacket

Wind Stopper PrimaLoft
Product Rating   Star Star Star Half Star   24 Reviews

The 2015 evolution of our flagship whitetail jacket is quieter, warmer, and more refined. A Berber fleece face silences the GORE® WINDSTOPPER® barrier, while body-mapped Primaloft® Silver Insulation traps body heat right where you need it. Our innovative diagonal-zip design seals out the wind, while the zippered front muff keeps your digits toasty. A magnetic closure rangefinder pocket, safety harness pass-through port, and internal gasketed cuffs finish out this deftly honed tool.

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Product Detail

  • 42.4 oz.

  • Insulated Built-In Muff
  • Diagonal Full Zip
  • Berber Fleece
  • Rangefinder and Grunt Tube Pockets
  • Safety Harness Pass Through

  • WINDSTOPPER® Laminate, Durable Water Repellent Finish
  • Laminate, Mapped Primaloft®
  • Silver 133 G/M and 60G/M

    Fabric Details
  • 100% Polyester
  • Wet Print Berber Fleece

    Tech Drawing
  • tech

For 2015, we reimagined the legendary Fanatic Jacket and rebuilt it thread by thread, creating a tool that’s both warmer and quieter to give you the edge on November’s cold and cutting winds. At its core, you’ll find body-mapped 133 g/m2 and 60 g/m2 PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation that traps heat right where you need it, shielded by a 100% windproof GORE™ WINDSTOPPER™ membrane. A thickly piled, hydrophobic berber fleece face fabric silences the exterior.

Articulated patterning eliminates bulk and frees you up to move, bend, twist and draw. The full-length diagonal zipper seals out the wind, while the built-in insulated hand muff keeps your digits toasty and your arms relaxed. Strategically placed pockets make for easy access to your rangefinder and grunt tube, and the safety harness pass-through port keeps your attachment point comfortably in position.


Athlete Perspective

Athlete Perspective

“The Fanatic Jacket addresses a problem that most bowhunters face as the temperatures fall: keeping your hands warm, while still wearing a thin glove. Sitka solved this by using an innovative side zip allowing the addition of a full kangaroo pocket. Great range of motion, all the features I need, but most of all the warmth of Primaloft® keeps me in the stand. Plus, I still get amazing range of motion. The Fanatic is a must-have in the colder months and I use mine all over the midwest."

- Sitka Athlete Jeff Simpson

Read Reviews (24)

BILL Nailling
August 23, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Wife bought me the jacket and paints for xmass hunted in them the first time in 16 degrees weather never got cold best cloths she ever bought me

June 18, 2016
Star Star Star Star

I have been looking for a heavy jacket that i can wear during late archery season in KS. This jacket was everything i had hoped it would be, the pockets are perfect for sitting in the tree stand. This is the only jacket i have been able to wear and stay warm in 20 degrees and snow. Highly recommend. Only downfall for me is the fabric does like burrs, but it is more meant for sitting in a tree stand.

John R
February 18, 2016
Star Star Star Half Star

This is a really nice cold weather jacket. I did not wear it much this year, but I did stay warm when I did in temps down to 25. Super quiet and the fit is nice. For a heavier garment, maneuverability was real nice. Once again, I'm not a huge fan of the diagonal zipper setup. The kangaroo pouch is nice, but I would just as soon have the standard zipper with separate pockets. I would guess most guys really like the grunt tube holder and range finder pocket. They do not mean much to me. I would just as soon have a standard zip pocket.

February 11, 2016
Star Star Star Star

Another perfect product from Sitka! I have the jacket and bibs. I gave it four stars because I couldn't give it more. Even with the bur issue, that's already been talked about. When hunting, especially bowhunting late season, I want my gear quiet! Period. And it does that. I want warmth, with no bulk to stay on stand all day. It does that.. I'm in Southern Iowa and this system gives you completely everything you need to hunt from Nov-Jan. No matter the cold temp and the wind.. Everyone that is fortunate enough to own any Sitka Gear knows you spend more money for the quality. But show me a better quality hunting clothing product on the market. I've not found one..

January 28, 2016
Star Star Star Star

AMAZING COAT! Wore this jacket in Northern Arizona at the Grand Canyon this past December when it was -11 degrees Fahrenheit, windy and snowy....I was warm and comfortable to say the least! I wear this coat for non-hunting purposes as well because I can't get enough of it...well worth the money. As far as the pockets, they are well thought out and each one has a specific purpose. Side zip which enables the front muff is awesome! I just now ordered the matching bibs and I can't wait to try them out as well..I'm sure they will be fanatic, I mean fantastic ;) Looking forward to bow hunting in CT in my Sitka Gear next fall!

January 13, 2016
Star Star Star Star

I bought this coat (along with the bibs) to get me through Ohio's late bow season. I've been very impressed. I hunted in a wind chill of -11 (winds were 20mph) and put he wind stopper to the test. I had on a thin base layer, a Fanatic hoodie, my bibs, a Celsius vest, and my Fanatic coat. I was plenty warm enough. I'm confident I could have gone without the vest for sure. This set is very quiet and well though out. Every aspect of this hunting system has been well thought out. The muff pocket is perfect! Not only is it soft but I had on a pair of mid weight gloves and my hands didn't get cold at all. I had hear packs with me and never even considered opening them. This gear costs a lot of money. It's tough on the average working man but I can say that it's money well spent! I wish I hadn't waited so long to buy mine and I look forward to spending many years in it. As for the sizing, I'm 6'1", weigh 250 and have a 38" waist. XXL for everything fits me with room to spare. I'm a Sitga fan sure!

CJ Brown
December 18, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I purchased the Fanatic (jacket and bibs) set for a late season muzzleloader hunt in Northwestern Kansas this year. Simply put, this is the best set I've hunted in. Most days the temperatures ranged from 10-20 degrees with high winds and I never got a chill. All I wore underneath was a light base-layer on the top and bottom. It really eliminated the bulk and cut down on what I had to pack for the hunt. I loved different pockets to keep my range finder and grunt call in and the handwarmer pocket is incredible. Must buy for hunters who want to stay on stand longer in really cold temps and increase their odds on big game.

December 13, 2015
Star Star Star Half Star

I bought this jacket as a late season solution for the cold late season Illinois whitetail hunts. It is the best piece of gear I have ever worn and I have tried a lot of different products. The best part of the new fanatic system is how warm it keeps you without all of the bulk, and it is very quiet. The hand warmer and kangaroo pouch are both excellent features of the jacket. I do not ever wear gloves since I have this built in hand warmer, even in ten degree weather. The product states that it is for extremely cold weather, and it is, but the great thing about this jacket is that it is more versatile than the product gets credit for. It can be worn up to 50 degrees with nearly nothing under it as long as you aren't walking far to the stand, but also be comfortable to temperatures below 0. The only reason I did not give this jacket 4 stars is due to the fact that it is a burr magnet. I have had burrs on lots of products before, but once they are in this product they are very hard to get out due to the nature of the material. I would definitely buy the jacket and the bib again, but I just wished I was warned about the burrs before spending hours picking them off. All in all, this product is the answer to request hard core whitetail hunters have been asking for for years. If you do not get it you are missing out!

December 5, 2015
Star Star Star

The Fanatic Jacket is really really nice. The only reason for 3 stars instead of 4 is because it's not as quiet as I had hoped. (not to mention expensive). Excellent quality and very warm. Wind is not a factor with Windstopper. The hand warmer is the best feature on the jacket. I've never used a hand warmer that worked quite this good. I hunted in a stand a few days ago in 27 degree weather in Arkansas and didn't wear gloves. I think because the pocket is connected to the jacket it gets some of your core body heat to help warm your hands. I would recommend this product to anyone.

Matt P.
December 2, 2015
Star Star Star Half Star

I've had the Fanatic Jacket out a few times so far this season and I'm really impressed. The fit and finish of this jacket are terrific. I've been out in the PA woods in 31 degree weather with a 10-15 mph wind and have had no issues... In fact, the "8:30am chills" are a thing of the past. The built in muff is key! My only suggestion for improvement would be to have a slightly deeper range finder pocket. Otherwise this will be my go to jacket for years to come.

November 29, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Clothing can make or break any situation. This is so true when we are looking to maximize performance. The Sitka Fanatic line is spot on with fit, function and performance. If you are sitting on the fence because of the price. This is the jacket you should have regardless. It will keep you on the stand longer and more comfortable.

November 25, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I tried this coat on at a local hunting store and immediately fell in love.It hurt the pocket book but was worth every penny.The coat is quiet, warm, and love the cammo, I used it all my November hunting season with temps usually in the -10/-15 C, (14/5 F) out most of the day. I was rifle hunting so it was a combination of sitting and stalking.The other day it was -25 C (-13 F) with a wind chill of -32 C and I put it to the test I went for a 30 min walk with only a light tee shirt under neath, other than my face frozen I was perfectly warm this coat is awesome.The only problem I experienced was the rangefinder pocket was too small for my leopold range finder, I tried my friends Nikon and it didn't fit as well.The pocket would hold the range finder but the pocket was too small for the magnetic closure to work.Great when walking or sitting but don't bend over to grab something. Still a great coat and I would highly recommend it.

Robert M.
November 15, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I bought this jacket and paired it with a set of Stratus pants for my 2015 Illinois hunt. Simply stated, this gear works. Mornings were around 30 degrees with 15 mph winds and wore this jacket with only base layers, never got cold. Along with being warm, the jacket was very functional, not bulky, and the accessorie pockets were extremely convenient. Lastly, the Elevated II camo is the best I've ever used. Deer seemed to look right through me on some of my low alt. sits. Very impressed with the Sitka system and will be adding to it next year.

Rod Shepard
November 12, 2015
Star Star Star Star

This review is pretty simple; if you're a bow hunter and do not have this jacket, sadly you are missing out. It's very quiet, warm, and put together extremely well, with the bow hunter in mind. In fact, you don't have to be a bow hunter, as I plan to wear this jacket during the upcoming rifle season. Thank you Sitka.

Big Jim
November 11, 2015
Star Star Star Star

They got the name wrong...should be called the Fantastic. First time wearing the gear on a foggy, soggy, morning @ 38F. Only had long underwear under my Fanatic bibs, jacket, and cap. Super comfortable, super quiet. Love the location and thoughtfulness of the zippers, pockets, athletic cut, and quality construction.

November 10, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I actually purchased the series that the Elevated 2 replaced. This jacket is built by bow hunters for bow hunters. The layout of the muff pocket is spot on. I can easily keep my hands warm without keeping them stuck in the conventional handmuffs. The optics pocket with built in cleaning cloth is a agreat idea, however it can be a bit bulky if you intend to keep binos in that pocket. I found it can get in the way of your draw. The windstopper material is exactly that. I wore this jacket and some wool layers underneath up in the frozen tundra of Alaska with 30 and 40 mph winds, and didnt feel a breeze. The hood has a built in elastic strap that holds it to your head. In those strong winds with snow blowing in my face I really learned to enjoy that snug fit. This is an excellent product and well worth the price. Looking forward to building more systems with Sitka.

November 8, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Do yourself a favor and spend the money on a complete system. Before discovering Sitka I had spent a lot of money on other well know brands and none them come close to the performance and ruggedness and comfort of Sitka gear. It's another winner. The reviews above pretty much sum up my thoughts. I have found the Fanactic to be perfect for temps in 20s-50s wind, rain, sleet or snow.

November 5, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I bought this coat for whitetail hunting in WI, I knew it would be cold with different conditions and the last thing I wanted to do was be wet or cold and have to leave my stand, well that never happened while I was wearing this coat, its by far the warmest thing in my hunting closet. Its got it all, the rangefinder and grunt tube pockets plus the hand muff pocket. Not shiny, very quite. The only thing I don't like is that everything will stick to it don't get in weeds or stickers with it on. But overall its a wonderful coat.

Cory Arnold
October 29, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Top Notch. I sat through 30 mph gusts last evening in 25 degree sleet this previous evening and was warm and toasty, where other products I've used before would have driven me out of the woods. The new elevated II pattern is a perfect match for the northern Minnesota hardwoods. Thanks for listening what the customers asked for in the new in the new pattern! I couldn't be happier.

October 24, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Unbiased reviewer here. The Fanatic system is a purpose built,November rut, stealthy killing machine. It is quiet, warm and laid out beautifully. If you are buying it for mid to moderate temp late season, you will not be disappointed. For those of you wandering if there is temp flexibility with this system, here's my 2 cents: The Jacket is very form fitting (a good thing) particularly in the armpits/arms when bought to appropriate size. This disallows using high loft insulation like the Celsius or Shacket (I tried them both on with the Fanatic) and therefore you're limited to increasing skin layers to increase warmth. Alternatively you can size up in the jacket but then the bulk of the jacket itself goes up. Also, it's a bit difficult to adjust to warmer temps as well. First, the cross zip (again a great feature) disallows significant unzipping to vent. Secondly, unless you have a giant pack, it will be very difficult to condense these down small enough to pack effectively because of the berber. Ironically, even though the Incinerator is an extreme cold temp system, i find it to be a little more temp flexible than the fanatic. It has conventional zipper that allows you to vent, and packs much more tightly so can be taken off and stowed when temps get up. All that said, if you have the money for multiple systems or are looking specifically for a November rut system, this is the best system on the market. Some things are worth the money!!

September 28, 2015
Star Star Star Half Star

Have been wearing the old Fanatic system for over two years now and just upgraded. How can you deny yourself the newest toy when its predecessor was the most amazing system ever made for a hunter. I hunt on the Leelanau Penn of Michigan; where the weather can go from amazing to freezing in an hour. This has proven to be the only consistently performing outer wear I have ever used. MI is a huge bow hunting state; and it gets brutally cold early in the season. Before Sitka no other company offered the heat retention you need paired with the "bulk free" dynamics bow hunters want. MI bow hunters were either bulky and clumsy or streamline and frozen; now I have both. I agree with many the cost is up there; but you cannot put a price on warmth and comfort when out in the woods. And if its your joy; spend some money on and enjoy it!! I think I speak for many people that hunt in areas where you can have 15 inches on opening day of rifle season; what about a white pattern. I know a lot goes into R&D for the patterns. But nothing would be better than an over sized white shell to throw over a Fanatic series when the snow kicks up and ground hunting becomes critical and sitting like a brown brush in a white field is not ideal. Either way keep it up; and keep sending the goods down to the customer!!!

Quinton Hill
September 23, 2015
Star Star Star Star

Sitka has really changed the game of hunting with this jacket. No more leaving the stand to go to the truck or camp to get warmed up, this jacket is like a sleeping bag. All the warmth gets trapped and you stay toasty all day. Killer coat & very recommended!

June 20, 2015
Star Star Star Star


Marc Herold
March 2, 2015
Star Star Star Star

I couldn't agree with Robert any more, we need like 10 stars for this jacket!! I hunt primarily in Appalachian mountains, typically we see 0-20 degree weather during the rut and this jacket is PERFECT for this weather in my opinion. All day sits, you need something that's going to keep you warm for when you sitting their motionless before the sun comes up or those late November evenings when the temperature start to drop. This jacket helped me stay in my treestand all day to kill the biggest buck i have ever taken with my bow. Thank you Sitka for such a great product!! M.I.-BBSK

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