Apex Pant

Big Game : Subalpine
(12 Reviews)

The Apex Pant was designed to be the ultimate spot-and-stalk archery hunting pant. A soft micro-grid fleece interior creates a balance between warmth and breathability throughout varied levels of activity while a bonded polyester face delivers durability, weather resistance and noise reduction. Removable knee pads and internal cargo pockets add comfort and function to an already stealthy pant that’s ready to hunt from early season well into the fall.

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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine is designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain.

  • Weight: 14.7 oz. // Size L

  • Fabric: Polyester Face Bonded to a Micro-Grid Fleece Interior.

  • Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

Wind Protection
Water Protection

Why We Made This

When designing the Apex system, we obsessed on scent, sight and sound: the three enemies of the discerning bow hunter. The Apex Pant was engineered to eliminate unwanted noise by leveraging an ultra-quiet face fabric and eliminating excess material between your feet. Adding technical features like internal mesh organizer pockets, prevents your essential gear–rangefinders, wind check, releases–from rattling around, and integrated knee pads keep you comfortable and focused on the approach.

Features & Benefits

Articulated Patterning

The Apex Pant offers an articulated fit with tapered legs for maximum range of motion with minimal bulk to reduce friction and noise.

Durable Water Repellent Finish

The DWR finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

Removable Knee Pads

Removable knee pads offer additional protection whether you’re scrambling through talus in the Northern Rockies, picking your way through cactus in the Sonoran Desert, or field dressing an animal.

Cargo Pockets

Quick, quiet access to stored essentials.


Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
- Machine Wash Cold + Tumble Dry Cool
-Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean
- See Care Guide to better understand DWR and how to revitalize it.  

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Product Comments

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Scott M | 09. 15. 19
I've used these pants now for the May Turkey season in NY where the temperatures reached the upper 70's, and a Colorado Elk hunt, where they were as low as 31. These Pants performed flawlessly in both environments and kept me comfortable enough as a stand-alone piece of gear without a base layer underneath. The Pants wicked away the sweat of the late morning humidity during Turkey season and provided the warmth needed with the interior micro-grid fleece during the early morning Colorado frost. The knee pads are positioned perfectly, so they don't impede ones ability to move when crawling, and are just enough padding to provide the protection needed. They are extremely durable and have not shown any signs of wear. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the Apex system, and look forward to years of comfort and durability that these Pants will provide.
Greg | 05. 06. 19
I just spent 2.5 days hunting turkey in Colorado in these pants. They were very comfortable throughout the day. Looking forward to wearing them for Elk this fall.
Jed | 02. 26. 19
I have to admit that I almost returned these pants after I initially ordered them. I already had a pair of Ascent and Timberline pants and these seemed to be in the middle. I bought into the hype and then wasn't sure how much I would use them. I had an archery elk hunt planned for late September so I ultimately decided to keep them and make a decision based on weather conditions. The forecast called for typical September conditions with a temperature range of 30's to 70's. I put these on the first afternoon we left the truck and literally wore them for 7 straight days on a back county hunt. Quality gear on this type of hunt is something that you don't have to think or worry about. These pants performed flawlessly! It will be very hard to top the Apex series and I foresee them being to my go-to early to mid season hunting pant for many years. I never noticed that I was cold in the morning or hot during afternoon hikes. The DWR material shed water very well during a light shower and walking through wet understory vegetation. They withstood heavy abuse climbing up, over and through blow downs and rocky terrain. The articulated fit and tapered legs allowed excellent range of movement while staying snug around my boots. These pants functioned equally well transitioning into early season bow hunting for whitetails and I'm looking forward to chasing turkeys in them this spring.
Mitchell Clifton | 12. 10. 18
Very comfortable pants and with a base layer they are warm enough for cold days without a lot of wind. Should be a great early and Mid season pant and they'll be my main pants for turkey season. Wore them two days misting rain and never did get wet, they have great ability to shed water and still be very quiet. Thus far very pleased with the quality.
Chris | 10. 22. 18
These pants are awesome! They are very comfortable and the most quiet pair of pants that I have owned. Nice and cool in the heat and was freeballin' in them down in the 30's and stayed pretty darn warm. The front pockets are really wide and the cargo pockets have a smaller internal pocket that keeps things nice and quiet in there. I really like the how the buttons for the cargo pockets are indented, which makes snapping them breeze with heavy gloves on. The knee pads are a total asset and don't shift around on you like other internally padded pants. Only point of improvement would be to add a vertical knee pad adjustment like you see in Crye Precision pants. It would make the pad fit better for us hobbit folk. These pants are legit, and I want to marry them.
Robby Denning | 10. 03. 18
Put 15 days on these for September bowhunting in temps from freeze to 75. Solid pant, fit my 5’9, 180lb frame well. Pants stay down over boots and ankle like they should. Rear hardly shows any wear even with 40+ hours seated to glass. Knee pads needed adjusted back into pocket once but they fit like they should and are there when you kneel but hardly notice them when hiking. Washed 4x and no loss of pattern color (Optifade subalpine). Mesh inside of cargo pockets to separate items works but I hardly need the dividers. The Cargo pocket utilizes a snap but it’s quiet enough. Pant is quiet overall. I did not get to try them in rain or even heavy dew as it was a very dry September
Ryan G | 09. 28. 18
These are my new favorite pants! Comfortable to wear in the cool, windy mornings, but also in the afternoon where it gets into the mid to high 70's. They never snagged while going through brush and protected my legs from getting scratched up. They're also much quieter than other pants I have. I agree with another reviewer and also wish that they had a zippered pocket.
Brad Abramowski | 09. 26. 18
Believe the hype! These truly are the best hunting pants on the market. The fit and feel makes them comfortable and functional no matter what terrain you're in or game you're after. Already had them out west on some spot and stalks, as well as tree stand sits in the midwest. These pants really do make the jump from "clothing" to "gear". These are the only pants I'll take in to the woods from now on.
Eli | 09. 25. 18
These pants are just amazing. I wore them for 8 out of 10 days on a recent back country Elk Hunt and they were the best pants ever. They were tough, warm but not hot, and had plenty of storage. I literally could not be happier with a pair of pants! They are awesome!
Shawn | 09. 17. 18
Not only are these pants quiet and comfortable, but they’re extremely durable. I’ve put these pants through two weeks of a North Idaho elk hunt and these pants have held up to everything, including taking a spill resulting in a nasty scrape and bruise on my leg, but the pants still didn’t rip! I’d recommend these pants to anyone.
Joe C. | 06. 24. 18
Nice pant, great fit, just would have liked to see a zipped back pocket. Other than that, perfect !
Cory Loeffler | 06. 22. 18
Everything about this pant was built around QUIET. Internally divided pockets to keep mouth calls and rangefinders from clanging. Tapered legs to minimize the "swoosh" of pant legs hitting brush and each other. The knee pads were a lifesaver this spring when it came down to crunch time with old Tom turkey. Stretchy, durable, comfortable and stealthy. An absolute must for any spot and stalk hunter!
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