Ballistic Vest

Ballistic Vest

  • Hunting Solids
(15 Reviews)

Your orange vest should offer more than just the required inches of color. The Ballistic Vest makes shooting more comfortable with a reinforced foam shoulder pad and is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, making it an essential part of the Sitka rifle season system. Weight: 14.4 oz.

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    Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.

    Standard Fit

    Fit Guide

    SITKA Gear engineers gear with a specific Fit and intended end use in mind. These functional designs provide the user with authentic garments for the right situation. We can communicate our Fit descriptions in 3 different ways. Keep in mind that each garment will allow for layering in accordance to the garments place in a system and described Fit.


      Designed for minimal layering. Whether an early season piece or already insulated this garment fits to prevent inefficiencies in heat retention caused by dead space.


      Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.


      Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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    • Interchangeable Shoulder Pads: The interchangeable shoulder pads can be worn on either side.

    • Zippered Hand Pockets: Safely and conveniently cache your necessities.

    • Adjustable Waist Bands: The adjustable waist bands offer a technical and comfortable fit.

    • Magnetic Quick Connect Buckle: The magnetic buckle easily reconnects for quick layering changes in the field.

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

    Product Comments

    15 Reviews
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    Reviewed On 07/30/2020

    This is a really well made vest. The material is sturdy and the magnetic clasp is great. Fits true to size, I got a large and it fits over my large Jetstream jacket with ease.

    Joshua Lawley
    Reviewed On 05/22/2020

    This is the best most functional blaze orange vest that money can buy.

    Plenty of pocket space, magnetic clasp, and built in recoil pad.

    Jason Lyle
    Reviewed On 04/07/2020

    Hands down the best orange vest I have used during rifle season. Repels water, easily adjusts for various layers you might have on, the right number of pockets, high quality material, magnetic clip is great, and it's very comfortable. I wish Sitka made the same vest with a black or grey optifade pattern blended with the orange as several states allow patterns on the orange and still meets requirements. This would be a big seller to those states requiring orange!

    Reviewed On 05/09/2018

    Good vest and very well made. Kind of pricey but a huge improvement over the low cost ones which fall apart after a season or two

    Reviewed On 01/09/2018

    very well made. A great upgrade to the cheap ill constructed vest I had been using. Made for big game hunting, NOT upland hunting.

    Ryan Lynch
    Reviewed On 01/07/2018

    Best big game hunters orange best made. Lightweight, has some useful pockets but not bulky like an upland vest. Drys quickly when wet. Easy on and off. Buy one of you want a quality but simple hunters orange vest.

    Big Jim
    Reviewed On 11/01/2017

    I was reluctant to get this based on the reviews. I guided with this on for 5 days in September muzzleloader and 7 days of 2nd rifle in CO. I really like the vest. I am accustomed to a zip or snap closure but the set up on this vest worked great. It is not designed for warmth so you need to put it over stuff. In 2nd rifle i wore it over Kelvin Lite Jacket under Jet Stream Jacket. Worked great for moving, sitting, glassing, and recovering animals.

    El Cazador
    Reviewed On 04/30/2017

    I dig this vest for big game hunting. Fills the blaze orange requirement, sheds moisture, and it layers over my clothing/gear well. The pockets are helpful too. I do have two complaints:
    1. I hunt hard, high, and deep in the backcountry. I sweat and move fast. This vest wicks moisture but it retains odors in a way I've never seen before. It is terrible. Not sure what it is but my cloths will be just fine and this vest will be rank.
    2. There is a metal clip that makes adjustments at the sides. I find this clip uncomfortable and it digs into your body...particularly with a pack on with a waist-belt. I would prefer to see some other system for making size adjustments.
    Given all the other reviews, maybe it's time for Sitka to make an upland game vest too! I'd buy one but I do like this simple lightweight one for big game. In fact, I think it could be even lighter and less fully featured.

    Reviewed On 01/13/2016

    The product is as described and I like the clean lines and simplicity of this vest. No issue recommending this product for someone simply looking to fulfill blaze orange requirements. Would have given 4 stars but for the cost.

    Sitka Customer Service
    Reviewed On 01/06/2016

    Hey Ryan -

    Thanks for contacting us and we always appreciate the feedback. We also appreciate your support and concern regarding the level of quality and detail we have founded Sitka on. Understand that we do not design Upland Gear and so the product you are describing is not what we intended it to be. I, myself would not buy an orange vest that had a back pocket. Extra weight, less packability, and something to snag on while busting through dense brush. We could certainly add some shell loops to it but they wouldn't fit the diameter of a shotgun shell. It's designed for Big Game endeavors, to be durable, moderate in weight, dry quickly, and to be comfortable.

    Give us a shout to discuss exchanging it for something of equal value - 877-748-5247.

    Reviewed On 01/06/2016

    Why is sitka drawing away from hunting gear built by people that know the requirements of the sport? $99 for a vest that holds no shells and no game pocket in the back to serve a real purpose is beyond comprehension. I was an early advocate of their gear and own outfits in every style. Hope they don't get cheap on anything else.

    Joe M
    Reviewed On 12/03/2015

    Hunted in this a total of 2 days and went back to my orginal orange vest. It looks and feels great, however it is extremely noisy and loud. Agree with previous reviews, this one fails compared to other products.

    Terry Smith
    Reviewed On 11/22/2015

    This fills the basic blaze orange requirement in many states, but that's about it. If it included a game pocket on the back and some shell holders, it could double as an upland game vest (especially where orange is required for upland game hunting). The pockets are spacious, and the magnetic front clasp holds well. A few improvements would make this a great piece.

    Brad R.
    Reviewed On 11/18/2015

    Simple, sturdy, blocks the wind. A clever buckle makes it easy to take off and put back on when you add or subtract a layer.

    Gary Darling
    Reviewed On 10/14/2015

    In comparison to other Sitka products, this one fails. The vest if very loud and it is heavy. The pockets are nice and the adjustments are okay, but the noise hard to overlook.

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