The Early Season Whitetail (ESW) Pant is designed for those early sits in the stand when the weather can be down right hot!
The Early Season Whitetail Pant is ideal for silently ambushing bruisers before the velvet rubs off, when the temperatures still soar and the undergrowth is at it’s thickest. Lightweight and ultra-breathable, this pant expels heat and perspiration to help you keep your cool on the stand. The 4-way stretch fabric is articulated for the seated position, with a fully gusseted crotch, so you can pivot for the shot with no bunching or pulling in uncomfortable places.
Plenty durable to blaze trail through the scrub, the Early Season Whitetail Pant has built-in six-inch drawstring gaskets to cover the tops of your boots, keeping out all insects and debris. Prime-Time side cargo pockets, hand pockets, and a grunt tube pocket keep your gear close and quietly accessible. And trad shooters can rest their lower limb in the bow pocket, located low on the cuff of the pant.
"I like the stretch, durability, and fit of these pants. I’ll wear them hanging treestands and hunting when temperatures are above 50 degrees in September and October. I use the added feature of a pocket on the inside leg at or just below my knee by placing my lower limb tip in to help support my traditional bows. This gives me a great advantage by preventing muscle fatigue while remaining motionless with an arrow knocked when game is approaching."
- Sitka Athlete Mike Mitten
The ESW pants are probably the most comfortable pair of hunting pants I have ever owned. I've been bow hunting in Wisconsin since September 15th in weather ranging from 45-80 degrees and these pants have worked perfectly to keep me comfortable. I love the attention to detail as well to include the pockets on the thigh which allow you to access them while sitting, the built-in belt, and the way the pant bottom is designed to secure around your boots. I am definitely sold on Sitka’s ability to develop and produce leading-edge hunting gear. The Gore Optifade elevated forest pattern has worked flawlessly as well since I’ve had numerous deer walk 10ft from me without a flinch.
These are the best pair of hunting pants I have ever owned and ever hope to own! My first purchase was the Sitka Core Zip T a few years ago and I have been on the train ever since. To me, its the little details that make this gear the ultimate tool. Little things like the interior gel strip to keep your shirt from getting un-tucked, the gaskets to keep stuff from going up your pants leg, double fly, not to mention just plain comfortable material! I have used these pants for bow season in North Carolina Piedmont and they are still working for me and its October 22!
great pants! they are very comfortable and fit great no sagging thorns are little hard on them but a pair of pants do take a beating when hunting.The optifade forest pattern works real well. I will buy them again when I have to. Avice before you order them measure your waist and order that size or they won`t fit. I am not a gore tester
Hands down the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever worn. They thought of everything with these. BEWARE of briars though, they will snag. If Sitka could toughen these pants up a bit, they would be an absolute must!
Sitka Gear's breathable fabric worked perfect for chasing bucks during the early archery season in Wisconsin. The lightweight 4-way stretch fabric removed heat and perspiration to keep me comfortable all day long. I wore these pants during September and October, and they performed flawlessly. I test gear for GORE-TEX, and this is by far my favorite purchase of the year.
By far one of the most comfortable and quietest pieces of hunting clothing I have. I use these pants extensively, Sept-Nov in PA and then for Spring Turkey. They are light enough for humid 60s+, and I wear them with a base layer until about the mid 40s. The material gets through dense brush without snags and there is more then enough room with all the pockets. There is so much mobility and flexibility with this line and not having any extra bulk is an added bonus for getting in and out of my stand safely. The extra attention to detail, belt attached, boot gaskets, zippers and snaps that are silent are just the icing on the cake.
A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 use the return form included with your shipment and call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR for a Return Authorization number. 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.
A. Please visit our dealer locator to find a stocking online dealer or call our gear experts for assistance at 877-SITKA-GR.
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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
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.