Big Game: Vegetated Terrain

Apex Hoody  


The Apex Hoody combines the benefits of merino wool and nylon in a specialized design purpose-built for big game pursuits. The merino-nylon blend offers natural moisture and odor management as well as comfort and noise reduction while retaining great stretch for navigating technical terrain. Reinforcement in the shoulders, arms and elbows will withstand years of abuse and removable elbow pads buffer long stalks and glassing sessions on unforgiving vantages.

Vegetated Terrain
Ground Ambush, Spot & Stalk
Warm , Mild, Cool
Optifade Subalpine
20 oz.
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Hot Conditions

Vegetated Terrain Ground Ambush

Ideal for hot weather hunting pursuits, this system excels as a standalone strategy in hot conditions.

  • ALL: Mens
  • Pursuit: Big Game
  • Environment: Vegetated Terrain
  • Activity Level: Highly Active, Active, Moderate
  • Temperature: Hot
  • Concealment: Optifade Subalpine

Knocking on Doors

Big Game

Gaining access to private land can be an intimidating hurdle for most hunters, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, knowing how to ask permission can be a hunter’s secret weapon, especially when it comes to accessing public land drainages only reachable via private land or, even, opening up a door to private land access for years to come.

Knocking on Doors

Features & Benefits

Integrated Mesh Face Mask

The built in face mask deploys easily for complete concealment.

Durable Water Repellent Finish

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

Reinforced Shoulders, Elbows & Arms

Double thick fabric offers additional protection and will stand up to years of abuse.

Elbow Pads

The removable elbow pads offer additional protection when desired

Zippered Center Pocket with Mesh Dividers

The zippered center pocket keeps necessities close at hand and organized for easy access.


Shoulders & Arms // Polyester & Spandex 86%/14% Blended Face with Knit Poly Grid Fleece Backer.

Body & Under Arms // Dual Face Knit Construction; Durable Nylon Face knit with a 230-Gram 17.5 Micron Merino Wool Backer.

Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
- Machine Wash Warm + 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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Parkson Lin | 11. 01. 18
I went on elk archery trip and this hoody was amazing. It was an early sept hunt with temps 25-75 in the same day. Honestly, I did not need much else as this hoody would keep me warm and shed sweat during the move. Only complaint is that it fits big compared to other sitka gear items. Very durable and would buy it again in a heart beat.
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Robby Denning | 09. 28. 18
Spent 15 days in September in temps from freezing to 75 on Idaho archery deer hunt. The Hoody wore very well. No damage or fading (washed 4 times). Paired with the merino core lightweight, functioned well in those temps. Dries fast. Not super warm but good for active hunter. Used a jacket over both for stationary glassing in the colder temps or breezy. Smell not a problem but I did wash every 3-4 hunting days. Only problem was elbow pads would rotate off the elbow on occasion and I needed to adjust back in place.
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Todd Frediani | 09. 27. 18
Best piece of hunting gear/clothing I have purchased in years. I wore it every day with a vest when it was really cold. Never needed to remove it as it maintains your body temperature from cold 30 degrees mornings to warmer mid 60's afternoons. Best feature is hoodie with facemask. allows you the ability to set-up quickly and easily. No need for a separate facemask as this one works great and doesnt slide around. I am hoping Sitka will produce in open terrain as well. Best piece they offer.
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Eli Iorg | 09. 26. 18
For some reason its only allowing me to give a value of 4 stars. This is absolutely a 5 star piece of clothing. I hunted for 10 days in Idaho. The mornings were very cold and the afternoons were warmer. I wore this the entire time with a merino lightweight long sleeve under it. My brother wore a competitors outfit and was constantly adding and removing clothing. He kept asking are you not hot, are you not cold. I was always perfect. By day 3 we made a 2 hour trip and he purchased the same outfit. It is the best. The fit and the types of fabrics they used are amazing. Expensive....yes, but absolutely worth it. I would love to have this in every color.
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Ken | 09. 24. 18
This is my favorite Sitka piece I own as far as fit goes. The sizing is true. I wear an XL (47" chest) and this is a perfect fit. It is not loose and not tight either. It does not drape on your body so it should be perfect for bows. I think the hood is one of the best in the Sitka line. it fits great and the front comes down lower than my other Sitka hoodies. With the facemask on and hood up you have a small slit for the eyes and if you wear a hat the opening can get even smaller. The kangaroo pocket is nice and probably more practical than side pockets but I would prefer side pockets. It is not a deal breaker but would be nice to have. As far as warmth goes I would say it will be good down to "cool" weather. Its thin enough to be a base layer as well.
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