Big Game: Vegetated Terrain

Fanatic Hoody  

$189.00

With the Fanatic Hoody, we took the chassis of a traditional hooded sweatshirt and turned it into a stealth hunting apparatus. Body mapped grid and micro grid fleeces precisely regulate your temperature while keeping scent to a minimum with Polygiene® Odor Control Technology. The hood is cut for maximal peripheral vision, and from within it you can deploy the built-in facemask for enhanced concealment. The half-zip construction allows for a built in hand muff, which, together with the flip-over hand mitts in the sleeves, works to keep your fingers warm and dexterous.

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Environment:
Vegetated Terrain
Scenario:
Ground Ambush
Climate:
Warm , Mild, Cool, Cold
Technology:
POLYGIENE
Color:
Forest
Weight:
16.8 oz
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Features & Benefits

Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Machine Wash Cold Delicate + Tumble Dry Cool
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean
 

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Form-Fitting Hood with Built-In Face mask

For warmth and concealment, a form-fitting hood is cut to maximize peripheral vision and includes an integrated OPTIFADE™ facemask.

Permanent Polygiene Odor Control Technology

Naturally prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

Flip-Over Hand Mitts

Built-in hand mitts quickly and quietly flip on or off your hands to provide on-demand warmth to keep your hands dexterous.

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Body-Mapped Micro Grid Fleece

The micro-grid fleece construction is body mapped to precisely regulate your temperature, so you can use it as an outer layer on milder days or as a mid-layer when temperatures drop.

Mapped underarm panels

Mapped insulation provides warmth where needed, reduces bulk, and offers improved freedom of movement.

Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Machine Wash Cold Delicate + Tumble Dry Cool
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean
 

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Geoff Sabourin | 07. 03. 18
I really like the fit, form and function of the hoody. Unfortunately, the color is off. I got the elevated II pattern/color to match my other gear but it’s lighter, almost looks faded or has a blue hue to it. A little frustrating paying $190 and it doesn’t even match. I’m typically very satisfied with my Sitka gear, but disappointed with the coloring of the fanatic hoody.
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Trevor | 05. 31. 18
Best hoodie I've ever owned. Very conventional and Sitka definitely had the whitetail hunter in mind. Love the sleeves, no more worrying about my bowstring hitting my forearm while hunting. The built-in mittens and facemask were just the icing on the cake. I hope they never discontinue this product as this is my favorite piece in my system so far!!
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Ben | 02. 12. 18
Great piece! A must have for any serious whitetail hunter. The grid fleece makes this a great insulation layer. The thumb holes are genius and make putting a jacket over the top easy. I also love the built in facemask on the hood. Another great Sitka product!
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Dane | 01. 19. 18
Just got a killer deal on this hoody and the thing is awesome. Wore it out and about in 50 degrees and sunny and as long as there wasent wind i wasent cold. Exited to use this peace in the spring for Turkey. The face mask is very well built into the hood and isent going to ever come off, I find myself wearing it without even knowing.The mits are also an awesome feature to this product. Cant say enough about this thing and the thought put into designing it. My first and definatly not last sitka purchase. Keep up the good work sitka!
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Brian Jeno | 01. 09. 18
Such a crucial piece of the whitetail kit. It is so versatile in layering throughout the season. The hood and facemask are absolutely brilliant. My only complaint is that it does not come in the waterfowl patterns!!! HINT HINT!!!
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JUSTIN | 01. 09. 18
Super product. So versatile to wear alone when it's warm to under layers when it's colder. Love mine. Built in mask is genius. Sooo comfortable too. 6 foot 200lbs and XL fits me just right with some room.
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Austin | 01. 01. 18
This hoody is the perfect hunting garment in my opinion. It does everything you want it to do. It's light enough that you can wear it by itself during the warmer days but warm enough that its a perfect layering piece. My favorite piece of this garment is the face mask. It stays out of the way when you don't need it and is plenty warm enough to completely eliminate the need for a separate light face mask.
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Bill D | 12. 28. 17
This is the best piece of Sitka I own and I t has all the bells and whistles. I’ve worn it as a base layer and an outer layer and it has worked in many different conditions. I own two of these and would recommend it to anyone.
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Eli Thompson | 12. 20. 17
Just a quick heads up for anyone who hasn't seen this hoody in person, it's not a conventional hoody! That's not a bad thing, but just a warning that it is more like a tight, heavy base layer. That being said, this is a very versatile piece for me. I wear it alone from 50-60, under Equinox jacket from high 30's up to 50. Then anything below that, I wear if underneath Celsius jacket and have been warm down in the high teens and low 20's. Also have worn it with a down jacket underneath Equinox jacket down into low 30's as well. Love wearing it as an active piece under Equinox jacket or completely alone from 20's to 40. Only gripes are that the color has faded quite a bit and the palm on the flip up mitts is beginning to wear through. Overall, a really awesome piece and worth the money!
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Brad R | 12. 14. 17
Versatile! Light and packable enough to take anywhere. Even took mine to Amazonia to sleep in - hammocks get chilly after midnight even in the tropics.
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Joe T | 12. 02. 17
The fanatic hoody is an awesome piece. Everything about it was well thought out. Layered properly I can wear this in the 40 degrees range and still be comfortable. Sleeves are fit nice enough not to get caught up on bow stings and fit well under a jacket. Only thing is the hand muffs on the sleeves are a little too much. I’ve never used them and don’t intend to, they often feel like they are in the way. Aside from the it’s great..worth the money!
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Wes | 11. 23. 17
Just picked up this hoody a couple weeks ago, and have been bow hunting south Texas in it the last several days. Extremely comfortable and the perfect weight for an outer layer when it's A little chilly or as insulation when it's cold. Wasn't sure about the hood/facemask/mitts at first, but really enjoying them. Wish I would've purchased sooner
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Nate | 11. 11. 17
Great hoodie. This is awesome with a wicking base layer in the early/mid season down to about 45deg for me. Then becomes a layering garment if cooler or windy. The built in face mask is great and fits perfect. It replaces a neck gator and face paint for me.
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Jesse Wildman | 10. 20. 17
Awesome product. It's more than just a hoodie. Has the mask built in and hood that doesn't limit vision, it also helps keep scent controlled. I use it quite a bit by itself. If cooler I have merino wool underneath. Also use as a layer with my fanatic jacket.
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Team Foskey | 10. 17. 17
Love it.. this is the thin jacket you wish you had bought 2 of...because you don’t want to wear it out before hunting season.. highly recommend
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BRYCE | 10. 14. 17
I'm new to Sitka and this was my first purchase. I wore it yesterday and am thrilled with my purchase. I don't think it's fair to be this excited about a piece of gear. I'll be buying more gear asap. You can't beat the workmanship and thought process that went into making this hoodie. I'll be wearing Sitka gear from here on out!!
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nicholas | 08. 18. 17
simply everything you could need weather still hunting or sitting in the stand. great under a jacket or vest. I like to rock mine with a windstopper vest. holds up after multiple washes.
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Phil | 08. 16. 17
This is probably one of the coolest hunting garments I've ever seen or owned.First of all, the fit is spot on. I'm 6ft, 190 lbs and the large fits perfectly. Not too tight, but snug enough that I can wear it with a core base underneath and throw on my fanatic vest over it when the wind starts to blow. The built-in mask and mitts bring it home. Not having to worry about a mask/face paint or gloves is nice because it's less that I have to carry. And less to remember or lose.It's just a really cool hoody.
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Garrett | 04. 07. 17
Just received the fanatic hoody, this thing is awesome. I see this being my new go to piece, and can't wait to use it in a few days chasing turkeys! Im 6ft 170lb athletic build, and ordered a medium. I would not change one thing about the fit. I love the athletic fit of sitka gear, form fitting but not snug. The sleeves and torso are plenty long but not too long. This hoody paired with the sitka lightweight crew shirt, or the midweight mock neck(depending on temperature) should get me very close to November here in Missouri without having having to add an outer layer. Can't say enough about this hoody, I would recommend this piece as your first if you are just wanting to try sitka gear out for the first time, but get ready to get addicted! I don't want to hunt in anything else anymore!
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C.M. Davis | 04. 03. 17
Awesome hoody especially with the built in facemask. The hood works out great and does not interfere with your vision. Material is very similar to the core heavyweight zip so I believe that you could use this as a base layer. It fits well underneath the stratus jacket as I used it this past weekend on a youth turkey hunt. The fit for an XL seems to be on the money. Going to be a great versatile piece for hunting.
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j. Hardin | 03. 21. 17
This is one of my favorite pieces. You should have one in every pattern you use. I will wear this, just about start to finish for the season.
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Justin Weir | 02. 28. 17
If you're looking for your new favorite top, look no further. The hood with facemask and warmth to weight ratio gives this piece a permanent spot in my system year round. Early season in my pack for when it cools off in the evening when the sun goes down, outer layer in the mid-season, to an insulation piece when it get cold; never leave home without it.
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Tyler | 02. 14. 17
Found it very short in the torso. Love it and the new design but just to short and I'm only 5'10" and I bought a large. Very disappointing.
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David ingle | 01. 25. 17
Cannot say enough about this hoodie. So many features built into one piece. I didn't think I would used the built in facemask too much but quickly became my favorite part. This was my outer layer from early season until mid season then it became an insulation layer for my status coat. The hood is also very well designed so that you still get a good field of view. Didn't use the built in "mittens" too much but were useful when walking to my stand and my hands got cold. Clearly a lot of testing and development went into this piece, truly Sitka Gear is for the fanatic.
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H. N. Harrison | 01. 06. 17
Love the design and fit. Unfortunately, upon my first laundering in accordance with label instructions the outer kangaroo pocket came off. For outdoor gear to be used on expeditions and at this price point, everything should be sewn.
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Tiesha | 12. 27. 16
Best Christmas present ever. Love the lightweight and the fit. Mostly the back that covers all the rear. Thanks Sitka.
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Kyle | 12. 15. 16
The built in face mask alone makes this layer a must have! Hunting in Michigan, this was my outer layer in the early season. As temps drop, it was my go to base layer. You can layer under and over it and still be comfortable. Honestly didn't use the built in mittens at all. They could probably be removed, but that's just my opinion.
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Mark | 12. 05. 16
I'm giving the hoodie 5 stars, despite the pocket zipped missing from the store. (I missed that until I got home....) The only improvement I could suggest would be to separate the index finger on the mitten hoods so the trigger/release is more accessible....and/or incorporate the camo pattern on the inside of the mittens for when they are folded back..... beyond that the Sitka crew has thought of EVERYTHING.
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Jack | 11. 30. 16
This is the best base layer I've ever whitetail hunted with. Whether it's 75 degrees in September or 20 degrees during the rut, I rely on this piece of clothing to keep me comfortable every whitetail hunt I go on. The built in face mask is the best feature they could have added to this Hoody. It keeps you highly concealed and not restricting one bit. If you're in the market for a great base layer, look no further!
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Terry Varner | 11. 27. 16
Cannot believe how much I live to wear this hoodie. Game changer. Don't go out without it. Perfect all around hunting hoodie
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Jay Williamson | 11. 23. 16
Have to say this is my favorite piece of Sitka gear I own. Love the built in face mask and finger coverings. I find myself wearing it even when I'm not hunting.
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Darvin Sterner | 11. 02. 16
Great product, absolutely love mine!
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Robert Cuillo | 10. 29. 16
The built in mitts and face mask make this the best so called HOODIE to ever be worn by anyone anywhere .
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Thomas Williams | 10. 27. 16
My favorite piece of Sitka Gear, alongside he mountain pants. Keeps me warm alongside my Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm base layering system even through the cold weather when it drops to the low 20's. Love the built in balaclava, hand mittens and the fit. I've not left home without it and is a must for everyone!
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Westin | 10. 27. 16
4/4 love the light weight but still able to insulate. Never knew about the face mask till I brought it home super handy feature. Not a huge fan on the tight arms is my only complaint other than that love everything about sitka
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Cody | 10. 21. 16
This is my favorite piece of Sitka gear. Perfect as a layer, wears thin and is very warm. It is an athletic fit, tight in the arms, but plenty of length in the arms and torso. I find myself wearing it everywhere, hunting, bar, work, it is going to be struggle for me to put it away next summer, again, this thing is warm. I wish the hood could be tightened down for my small head, but other than that this thing is perfect. Hoping It comes out in more colors before people catch on that I'm wearing it daily.
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Jeremy | 10. 03. 16
This hoodie goes with me everywhere. It is very thin but very warm, I wear this over a t-shirt in temps in the 50's and was more than comfortable. The built in face mask and mittens are an awesome feature. During colder temps this will be my layering piece under the Stratus and Incinerator sets. Sitka nailed this one!!
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John marleau | 10. 02. 16
Love the built in face mask and the hood forms to the Sitka hat very well. Could use some more length in the finger warmers as it seems to tight if they are pulled over my hands. If that was not so I'd give it a 4/4. A bit water repellent would also be a plus.
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Nate Watts | 09. 26. 16
Just got this today and I am beyond impressed. The functionality of this piece of gear is fantastic! Perfect for a stand alone piece or layering. The face mask and mittens are outstanding points of engineering that set Sitka above the rest!
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Jess DeLo | 09. 07. 16
Absolute favorite piece of sitka gear I own. It's so versatile. I use it year round, scouting, turkey hunting, early season whitetail through late season. I often wear it on it's own and then in colder temps as a layering piece. It has held up through many washings. The facemask is built in and allows me to not have to worry about bringing an additional piece of gear. For a men's fit, it fits me just fine. 5'3' 120lbs, and I wear a small. This is a must have piece!
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Kyle | 08. 26. 16
Great hoody, can't wait for the weather to cool off. Fit is great. I'm 5'9" (and 3/4") 183 and got a large. Will probably get another one and the full zip version.
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Cody | 08. 09. 16
Amazing product, the fit and finish is second to none. I am 5'9 160 and the Medium fit was perfect. The built in face mask is something that I love as I generally wear a mask. This is great for early season and a late season layer that will add to the existing Stratus system I already own. Thank you again Sitka.
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Jake Blumling | 08. 06. 16
This is probably my favorite piece of my sitka whitetail system. Also have one in my tool bucket or on my person. I wont leave the truck without a few things the fanatic hoody being one of them.
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Jack | 08. 04. 16
Simply amazing. This is one piece of gear you will find on me everyday throughout Nebraska's deer season. Wearing it by itself on 75 degree days in September, to using it as a layer underneath the Fanatic Jacket when the temperature drops, this is one item I will never enter the whitetail woods without. The facemask feature is also a great touch for added concealment and is very comfortable.
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Chad Frank | 07. 25. 16
Just bought the Fanatic Hoody the other day and it's quickly becoming my favorite piece of Sitka gear. The attention to details amaze me every time I put it on. How the hood is cut and the built in face mask to the longer sleeves with the flip over mittens I will call them to how the zipper comes up at an angle. Awesome awesome piece of gear that I can't wait to get out in the woods. Thank you to the designers and Sitka gear for making amazing hunting clothing!
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Charlie Rehor | 06. 20. 16
I meant to do this review last fall after deer season but forgot. I just returned from a Canadian Spring Bear hunt and wore the Elevated II Hoody every day. With the hood up your neck and ears are protected from black flies and mosquitos and vision cut is perfect. This is a piece that should be in every tree stand hunter's line-up. Great concept guys! Thanks, Charlie
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John R | 02. 18. 16
A really nice weight fabric for an outer layer when it is cooler. Extremely comfortable to wear. I'm not a big hoody fan. It is nice when it is real cold or windy. The hood fits nice. The face mask feature is a nice touch, but I'm not much of a face mask guy either. The hand covers are an innovative idea, but I doubt I will ever use them. The kangaroo pouch is of little use to me either. My biggest complaint with this is the burs love this thing. I spent about as much time picking burs off of it as I did wearing it. Really annoying after awhile. I would probably sell it, but the weight of the fabric does fit a niche in temps.
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Mike W. | 01. 11. 16
My favorite piece of Sitka gear that I have. I can wear it early season by itself or use it to layer up under my jacket. I'm able to use the hood and mask with ease either way. It is probably the most versatile piece of gear that I have.
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DBuelna | 01. 10. 16
Simply amazing! I use this versitial hoodie for every hunt including bird hunts!
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Charles | 12. 05. 15
What a great product! I didn't even know such a garment existed. The extra features on this hoody are really innovative and practical. This thing is very well made. I've worn it next to skin, as a mid layer, and as an outer layer. Works great in any situation. It's also very absorbent and dries extremely fast. Only reason I gave it 3.5 stars instead of 4 is because it's a $200 hoody!
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Al | 11. 29. 15
A great foundational piece of clothing for the hunter. This can be used every hunt, no matter what the temperature. The hood and face mask are amazing. Well thought out. A must have.
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Jamie | 11. 18. 15
Agreeing with all the reviews and with any new item from Sitka, I always get the feeling that is will be my favorite and best piece of gear yet. However, even with the great new items, putting on the existing gear always reminds you why you go that extra mile to get the Sitka. Quality and Durability!! Sitka just has no peer in the industry. As for this piece of gear, it is a great addition for mid to late hunts. In Va it is a little warm for early season, however a short trip to the mountains and this is the staple. Great Gear!
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Jeff | 11. 17. 15
Agree with everyone below. Amazing piece and worth the stiff price. I wear it EVERY time I hunt irrespective of temp. The incorporated hood/mask/glove make it indispensable. Actually thinking of buying a second one. Notice something: If you look on ebay or other sites, you NEVER see a used one for sale...there's a reason for that!
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Jordan N. | 11. 11. 15
Epic, simply put this piece of gear is epic. It will be the most used piece in your system. Since purchasing it, I religiously make sure it is with me at all times. This is not your normal hunting "hoodie"; not even close. What makes this piece so functional is all the extras Sitka has seamlessly integrated into this one piece. On a nice early fall day this piece will never fail you, it is dead silent, form fitting, and allows you to make those precise adjustments when stealth is key. I pair this with the Celsius Shacket and adopted the term as my "ninja suit". Throwing on the Shacket allows you to keep bulk down and puts warmth on the body where you need it the most. I have never felt so comfortable, warm, and effective in only two pieces of hunting gear. While my camera guy is fumbling for his gloves, hat and face-mask, I sit there shaking my head. Invest in those two pieces of clothing and it will take you into a whole new world of functionality!! Thanks again Sitka for making the best of the best. JN.
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Pruitt | 10. 25. 15
This may be the best piece you guys have designed. From the hoodie with mask to the sleeve/glove combo this piece is a must have. My favorite item so far this season. Let me know if you need a product tester because with innovative pieces like this I can't wait to see what you have coming next.
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Matt | 10. 14. 15
The Fanatic Hoody is the most versatile hoody I have ever owned. I can wear it as a baselayer or can wear it as an outer layer on a cool day in the stand. I'm definitely going to give it a workout cause it will be worn 90% of this hunting season. Awesome product!!!
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Mike | 10. 11. 15
This is the most versatile and amazing piece Sitka makes. I don't understand why more people don't pack all the features like thumb holes, mittens, and face mask. If this came in plain colors I'd wear it to work!
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DFW | 09. 23. 15
Sitka may not be the cheapest hunting gear on the market, but it IS the highest quality. Thank God I packed the fanatic hoody for my mountain hunt. The weather changed very rapidly and I used it for an insulation layer between my core shirt and ascent jacket. Then when I warmed up I used it as an outer layer... a must have!
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Jaime | 08. 16. 15
Amazing piece of hunting gear. Thank you.
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Paul | 08. 01. 15
This is exactly what I was looking for. I will use it into October as weather cools as an outer layer. It will also be great for layering. The sleeve, thumb sleeve, mitten combo is genius and will get much use. Hoody is warm, but also extremely light. I ordered an XL, but normal wear a large. I'm 6'2" and 180 lbs. Somewhat loose in the gut, but overall a perfect fit. Very happy.
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Adam | 07. 30. 15
This is the product I have most looked forward to. Amazing concept flawlessly designed. Sitka delivers again!
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Mario Vani | 07. 27. 15
A must for any whitetail hunter. The Fanatic Hoody serves from early season all the way to the end. Some very small but crucial details have been addressed with this hoody. I wear it as an inside layer while walking to and from the stand to avoid over heating. Its insulated enough that with the Incinerator Bibs below it keeps me warm enough, but doesn't cause me to sweat. A nice feature is the built in face mask which also is a small wind break on your face or when the game comes in close. My favorite feature that most people might over look is the the inside of the hood is layered with the new pattern making you still invisible when the hood is down as opposed to a white that would attract attention.
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POLYGIENE

Layering is a science with our CORE system of next-to-skin products. Each of the fabric weights—light, mid, and heavy—wicks away moisture to keep you warm and dry, while Polygiene® technology safely and permanently neutralizes odors using naturally....