The Importance of Layers
Why layer? It’s simple: so you can add and subtract garments to complement the conditions you experience while hunting. By using a base layer that pulls moisture away from your skin to keep you dry, an insulation layer to regulate your core temperature, and an outer layer to provide breathable protection against the elements, you have the freedom to combine and create customized systems that keep you outside longer and optimally comfortable during any weather conditions you might face.
Since no two hunts are alike, every component of a SITKA Gear system has a unique function to accommodate a different approach to a singular end purpose. Hunting is a chess match where every move counts. If you’re distracted by discomfort, you make bad decisions. Bad decisions lead to bad results. It’s really as simple as that. Our line hasn’t grown to its current breadth and depth for no reason. Every piece is the direct result of a need we’ve either experienced personally in the field or heard about from trusted users.
The best waterfowl hunting can take place in the worst weather. Armed with this understanding, we’ve developed systems by starting with the most effective outerwear fabric technologies available and working our way in. Our insulating layers maximize warmth with minimal bulk to enable rapid mounting of a shotgun and fluid swings. Like all SITKA systems, next-to-skin moisture management is key to the functionality of each individual piece and is essential for ultimate comfort. We’ve optimized our GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl pattern for typical approach vectors and designed it for the constant movement of ducks and geese, as well as for the unique eye physiology of waterfowl. From the flooded timber of Arkansas to the tidal flats of the Chesapeake Bay all the way to the rice fields of California, our Waterfowl System will keep your focus where it should be: in the sky.