Jetstream Jacket

Big Game : Open Country
(79 Reviews)

The Jetstream Jacket is durable enough for miles of abuse in granite terrain. Seam lines are strategically located to shed water for hours all while the GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® laminate stops those heat sapping winds right in their tracks.

GoreTex Infinium

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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line.

  • Weight: 25.43 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER™Technology, Polyester Knit Softshell Face, Micro-Grid Polyester Fleece Knit Interior.

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

Wind Protection
Water Protection

Features & Benefits

Articulated Patterning

Articulated design provides a trim fit that won’t bunch under a pack or take up unnecessary space inside of one.

2 Zippered Chest Pockets

Keep small essentials like your rangefinder and GPS close at hand.


WINDSTOPPER® products shelter hunters from the adverse effects of bone-chilling winds. The WINDSTOPPER™ membrane works with our base layers to prevent overheating and perspiration build-up by allowing moisture vapor to easily escape.

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Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear/ GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Use a front load washing machine and a scent-free, gentle detergent
- Use warm water on permanent press or gentle cycle and rinse twice to ensure all cleaner has been removed.
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean + Do Not Iron
- Visit Care Guide to better understand DWR and how to revitalize it.

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Product Comments

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Kris | 09. 12. 19
Great jackets the best soft shell I’ve worn but wish the solids would come in long sizes
Steven moore | 09. 11. 19
My one jacket to rule them all. From the first day Fall weather breaks to deep into late season when things start to freeze, this thing has me covered. Pockets right where you want them. Sheds more rain than I expected it to and quieter than I would have thought. Fits true to size but think about sizing up if you want to run layers underneath.
Blake Hains | 06. 11. 19
I have worn this jacket in 30 degree weather and 80 degree weather and it has performed awesome.
griff | 04. 07. 19
Great jacket I wear it over 200 days guiding in the uk. 1 minor point is it needs more durable material on the shoulder area. After 3 months of use my pack straps began to cause wear on the shoulders. Also need tall sizes in solid colours. Apart from that a very useful jacket
Brady C | 03. 09. 19
One of my all time favorite pieces of gear! Great for early season as a morning or evening jacket, as well as a late season layering jacket! This jacket does it all. I am 6’3” 205 and Large Tall fits perfectly! SITKA, It would be really rad if the Moss color came in Large Tall!
Matthew | 02. 12. 19
This jacket and the jetstream vest are awesome. If I have my bow and/or my pack, I have this jacket and the vest. It is well suited to Colorado glassing, running and gunning hunting. It is athletic cut but that eliminates the worry of hitting my jacket with my string. Great product. Make the moss in tall sizes and I will purchase it too.
West Reddell | 02. 11. 19
Just curious as to why there is an Extra Large Tall (XLT) option in the camo patterns but not the others? Come on, help us tall people out.
Brett | 01. 19. 19
Very nice jacket, well made and comfortable. I am 5'8" and 165 pounds so the large fits perfect. It is thin, however (being outside in 44 degrees with high winds I got chilly wearing a long sleeve tee underneath). You will need to layer under it to stay warm IMO. It keeps the wind out, but the material will still obviously get cold so that cold will transfer to your skin if you do not layer. I pair it with the Sitka Grange vest which is actually insulated (both in black) and it looks great. Would be great if Sitka made a jacket that was like the Grange outer material with both Primaloft and Windstopper like the Grange. Overall, nice jacket.
Ryan Baca | 01. 09. 19
Very nice jacket my total go to when headed to the woods. only issue I have is when layered with my traverse cold weather and kelvin light hoodie it is kind of tight fitting but still functional! windstopper is amazing!
AJ Gaona | 12. 19. 18
I've had numerous hunting jackets over the years and none have matched the quality and craftsmanship like this jacket! I was skeptical at first that the size would be a little short on the arms since I am 6'3 but the XL Tall fit perfect! It still has enough room to layer a light hoody or heavy weight zip tee. The gore windstopper technology is awesome, the wind down in South Texas is relentless at times and this jacket makes little work of keeping the wind from going through. I definitely recommend this jacket if your looking for something versatile and performs well.
Todd Staker | 12. 06. 18
I have been looking for the ultimate jacket to hunt and fish in. Many reviews led me to the Jetstream Jacket. Every detail convinced me that this would be my go to Jacket to have during hunting season. My only problem,at the time, was the fit. I was in Lewiston, Mt and thoughroly looked it over. It has all the features I want, I can wear over top a good merino shirt or layer a puffy under it. however, the XL was slightly too short in arms and waist. I am 6'3" tall and weigh 190 lbs. Many of the upper level back country clothing companies do not carry tall sizes. My perfect normal clothing size is Large Tall. Thank you Sitka, finally they carry tall sizes in some of the product lines. I ordered an XL Tall in the Jetstream and the fit is Perfect. Thank you, thank you Sitka. I will wear it deer and elk as well as upland bird hunting on the plains and will fish in it as well.
Wes thelen | 11. 19. 18
Sweet coat. Im 5’ 7’’ large fits good . But it could be 2 inches longer. Little short . I would order a large tall if possible in black.
John Wedge | 10. 22. 18
Excellent jacket and for me, the XL is a perfect fit at 6' and around 210lbs. It is loose enough for me to wear my kelvin lite underneath if needed. It is perfect for active hunting in cold weather and is warm enough on cool days when glassing. Its definitly my 'go to' jacket and the one i recommend the most. It could be enhanced by being a couple inches longer in the back.
Amy | 09. 08. 18
I wanted a hood, so I got the men's version of this jacket. As a small female, the men's small is not a super trim fit, but works quite well, and can fully zip over my Bino pouch. I am 5'4 115lb, but with long arms and torso the fit is surprisingly good. Due to this being an outer layer I am happy to have a slightly less trim fit for this piece. For a male the small would be pretty trim, and seemingly on the shorter side, as the length is perfect for me. I appreciate the simple design on the wrist (no Velcro, no gasket) but this barely has enough give for me to take off easily, and I have thin wrists. A minor nit, though, as, all in all, this jacket is perfect for cold, windy, snowy, or rainy days. I wear this as my go to rain shell here in Colorado which is way nicer with the micro fleece lining than inevitably louder goretex. The fabric is super quiet and durable. Considering it is windstopper, not goretex with fully taped seams, it does great in rain. There is only the place where the hang tag is down on the neck that leaks at all during a deluge. Otherwise, I have worn it in prolonged deluges, and it stayed remarkably dry, making it a solid choice for me over goretex considering how it wears is more comfortable and breathable.The design details like pockets (many!) and pit zips are what really make this an outstanding jacket. The articulated seams on the arm are well done, and seem very resistant to abuse. All in all, super jacket. Please make a hooded version for the ladies!
Micah | 08. 21. 18
This Jacket is absolutely fantastic! Im 6'1 170lbs I will say it is a little on the short side (torso). However it is not worth ordering the tall over for my build. I tried both.. I bought the Large tall(sleeves were way to long and I didn't want to mess with hemming them) So I exchanged it back for the Large regular. The windstopper works great! Cant wait to use this on the Elk hunt!
Michael Jordan | 05. 27. 18
Love it, very verisatile jacket, great the throw on over base layers after hiking to a glassing tit and sitting for long periods. With all the pockets and pit zips can be worn wile stalking or being sneaky with a pack on in the cold. Put a puffy on underneath and zip everything up and be Uber warm. The dwr does well with Misty/foggy/sprinkly/snowy sitting under a pine in passing shower stuff. Remember its water resistant not water proof. all in all its good shit and it'll be in my pack from fall to spring
Dr. Richard Thomas | 04. 21. 18
Tried one on today. Very poor fit for my size. We'll built does nothing for me if the fit is poor. Athletic fit for layering using this jacket would require you to be very skinny. THINK next time, Sitka!
Johnny | 04. 13. 18
Awesome jacket. Very versatile.
Tom | 03. 25. 18
This is an awesome product EXCEPT for the fit, Every other Sitka jacket that I own is an XL and fits perfectly even with layers and this one is so short that my t shirt hangs out if it's not tucked in. Do yourself a favor and order a size bigger
Brian Hayes | 03. 13. 18
Love Love Love this jacket, it is the perfect general purpose jacket for Houston, Tx “winter” with just a t-shirt or long sleeve fishing shirt most, I wish it was longer! I am 5’11”, relatively normal size and have no issue with it being long enough to cover my midriff when I bend and flex but if wearing a shirt not tucked in, the shirt hangs out the bottom. What really grinds my gears about it though is that when wearing other Sitka layering pieces like the core hvyweight which I would not tuck in, it doesn’t cover those. With all that said, I still LOVE the jacket and wear it most days when it is cool enough down here to get away with a jacket.
Stephan | 02. 18. 18
The best hunting jacket out there. I used it mountain hunting in Europe und hunting in the Yukon. This jacket beats everything out there. I own this jacket in subalpine and open county. I love Sitka gear and I have a lot of there stuff but this jacket is far the best. In combo with the the kelvin aktiv jacket jut unbeatable...
Woodtick | 12. 11. 17
Come on Sitka!! This is an awesome product but you have to ruin it by making it “performance fit”! All my XL layers don’t fit well under an XL Jetstream the jacket is to tight and to short, put a decent tail on this to cover all the other layers underneath and make the sizing all the same. I’m 6’0” and 220lbs the sleeve lengths are great but I couldn’t complain enough about the “performance fit”. Maybe in the future you’ll make them all layer well.
Andy B | 12. 09. 17
I have many Sitka products and this is by far my favorite. I have opted for a solid colour so this is my hunting and every day casual jacket. Wear mine in -25C with proper layers. All of Sitka clothing fits like a glove.
Brian Jeno | 11. 30. 17
Bought this jacket as an everyday wear piece. Just wore it on a camping trip, this jacket is awesome! Soft, fits great, and extremely comfortable. Best jacket I've ever had. Perfect for keeping the wind out, and just the right amount of warmth. With proper layering I was warm with this down into the 20's. Its also great when its not that cold, it thermoregulates very well. I highly recommend this jacket!
MW | 11. 01. 17
Just bought this jacket about a month ago, and I love it! Excellent product, love the water repellant finish. Have worn this jacket several times in 25-40* weather with high winds and some rain, and stayed dry, warm(almost too warm sometimes), and comfortable. Looking forward to trying it out during the late seasons here in Montana.
Patrick | 10. 29. 17
Great jacket for cool mornings and warm days. Sure this elk hunting from morning to dark and never got cold or too warm. It was the perfect choice.
Chuck | 10. 23. 17
Product is amazing. Used it hunting caribou and black bear in interior Alaska and worked like expected.
RJ | 10. 06. 17
I live in a southern tropical climate, so this clothing is not in high demand where I live, nor is it readily available at sporting good stores. I travel to the western US annually to hunt big game. On a recent trip, I stopped at a retailer an purchased quite a bit of this clothing. I was amazed at the fit, and functionality of the gear. The next morning, I hiked in the back country about five miles in a heavy snow and sleet storm. This jacket was awesome. I stayed warm and dry. I actually ruined a pair of very high quality binoculars I wore on the outside of this jacket with a harness as a result of the weather. The binoculars will be going back, but this gear is definitely a keeper. It's well worth the cost and I recommend it.
Deeds | 08. 13. 17
Excellent product, it's the most used in my Sitka collection of clothing. Runs true to size and lives up to my expectations.
Tim B. | 07. 23. 17
I don't passively rate items 4 stars. This jacket is great for 95 percent of all season conditions. It is athletic fit compared to others which I like, order exactly according to Sitka Gear size chart. The ONLY time I wanted more was a ice storm on exposed terrain, this jacket is truly all you could ask for the rest of the time. It is quiet with movement, and well insulated, so even from 20-40 F' I only wear one under layer.
Tom W | 06. 21. 17
When I first got this I didn't think I would like it much because it isn't very quiet. But now that I've worn it a bunch, I really like it. While varmint hunting in eastern Montana this spring in the cold wind and light rain it was incredibly warm and comfortable. It is rather snug fitting, so layering can be a little tough, but unless you're sitting still for long periods, it works great.
Kaleb L | 04. 25. 17
I have purchased many items from Sitka Gear. The Jetstream Jacket is the absolute best jacket they make in my opinion. I wear this jacket hunting and also for everyday use and it never has failed for me. I am planning on purchasing my second here soon. I have never had an issue with any of their products and am super happy with everything I own.
Cole K. | 04. 24. 17
This most definitely is one of my favorite Sitka products that I own. I originally had purchased it for a school jacket, but I've used it for much more. It is the perfect jacket for all season, it has been more durable than I expected and also very warm! The first week I had it, I got a big chocolate stain on it and was very worried, but surprisingly any stains have come right out.
Brian A. | 04. 01. 17
One of my favorite go to pieces. Windproof and durability. The pit-zips are awesome and make it a perfect outer layer. Layering is a must in colder weather but this jacket holds its own in the milder temps. The only minor gripe I have is the sizing. To be able to layer properly for my body shape I had to go a size bigger than usual, this seems to be a trend with the way technical clothing is being cut these days. I wear a large in everything else, but had to go XL for the Jetstream Jacket. Not really a problem but something to consider.
Brock W | 03. 20. 17
Doesn't breathe well enough for me during high exertion hunting (unless it's really cold). However, I do wear this as an every day jacket and have been very impressed with it's ability to keep out the wind.
Bryan | 03. 06. 17
Love Sitka Gear and want to love the Jetstream jacket, but the designers needs to listen to the feedback from their customers. This jacket is great in so many ways but it is too short, both in the sleeves and body. Fix This Already!!!! How many years of feedback lamenting its short length do you need before you address this issue? We want to buy more stuff from you, wont you please help us do this. Ended up buying the 3xl to get the length I need, but am now selling it at a loss because it is just too big in the body.
Adam | 02. 11. 17
I was recently testing some products at around 14k' in 50-60 mph winds for my company. I literally only had a set of Carhart Force base layers and this jacket and pants on. Never did I get cold or feel the wind, and I was able to maintain my mobility and not be fatigued by heavy burdensome clothing. I own three other sets of Sitka gear for hunting and have been 100% pleased with it.
John a Phillips | 02. 02. 17
They're clothing is unbelievable all you need to do is buy one piece it'll sell everything else great clothing went on a trip through the mountains -7 stayed to warm at two and zip jacket several Times
Danny Upton | 01. 17. 17
I have had this jacket for four years and use it for everything, and wear it almost daily guiding. If it's raining it keeps you dry, if it's cold it keeps you warm. It does everything it's advertised to do.
Todd Sisson | 12. 30. 16
The size of this is different than all the other Sitka jackets "Performance Fit" So don't buy what you normally would.
Tom W | 11. 28. 16
I like this jacket a lot except for one major thing, it's NOT quiet. The fit is pretty good for me, I'm 5-11, 200lbs, though it's not meant to layer much under it. Not sure if I'm going to keep it because it is so noisy.
Alex Truitt | 08. 11. 16
This was the second piece of Sitka Gear that I purchased. It and the ascent pants tie for my favorite pieces. This jacket goes everywhere with me. It is always strapped to my pack or on my back. It is very quiet and it does an awesome job of blocking the wind. It breathes well and I love having pit zips to control my temperature. I have worn mine for six years of hard hunting and it still literally looks as good as the day I bought it.
Tiffany N | 06. 27. 16
Love this jacket. Only thing I would add to it is a hole so my tree stand harness could be worn under it without impeding the hood. Pit zips are great. Super quite, good wind stopper and warm. Sizing is great, 5'2 130lb and a small still gives me room to layer underneath but not too much to make it bulky. Perfection!
Dave L | 06. 10. 16
Generally this is a really nice jacket with lots of features, however the sizing is totally off. Way too short for a mountain jacket and the arms and too slim for any amount of layering. Im 5'9" and 160 with athletic build, Medium is too small and Im a medium dude. Short and tight arms, not good for mountain weather. Need to be able to layer. Its the perfect jacket to wear around town with shorts and over a t-shirt. I only dare mention the cost briefly; in short: unrealistic. Its a 200$ jacket hyped up to 329$. Tweak the fit and improve the value and this would take the place of my Kuiu Guide jacket.
Sara B | 02. 22. 16
This is hands down my favorite jacket I own. I wear it so often, I had to order another in a solid color so I could keep my hunting one with my other gear. It fits great and very comfortable. I love how light weight it is, but it is still so warm. This jacket is so versatile in terms of it being great for so many different conditions. I love the pit zips for when it's super windy, but hiking makes you hot. Anyone looking for a versatile, light weight jacket, look no further than the jetstream. So far this is my favorite Sitka piece.
John K | 12. 21. 15
This jacket has been with me 75% of this season, and it does exactly what it is suppose to do. I've been out in 40+ mph winds and have not even felt the slightest breeze blow through this jacket. It is a awesome jacket to hike in when the temps are cold because you only need one good baselayer on, and with the pit zips you do not over heat. I've sat in temps down to 10 degrees for 4+ hours and I was wearing the merino top, the midweight zip, traverse zip, kelvin lite vest and my Jetstream, and I was very comfortable. the only bad thing I can point out about this jacket is that it seems to be cut a little short, if it was 2-3 inches longer then I couldn't find anything wrong with it. I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone who spends a lot of time in the woods when the temps are low and anywhere with high winds, it will not disappoint!
JH | 12. 01. 15
I recently returned from an elk hunting trip where it was very windy and very cold. Paired with some of my other Sitka pieces, this provided great wind protection for me, warmth and plenty of pocket space to stash my necessities. Being a 5'8" 150lb. female, the fit of the L is perfect for me, and leaves me room for my layering pieces underneath. I find myself reaching for this coat not just to hunt in, but for everyday use in the fall and winter months!
scott | 11. 29. 15
Junk!!!! Got to wear it for half a season of hunting and the sleeve wore so thin on the elbow area it ripped...
Seth | 11. 19. 15
I really wish this coat was longer and priced more like KUIUs guide jacket. I purchased the jetstream and hunt in Colorado in all seasons and really wish this jacket was another 2 inches longer. I am 6"2 and 215lbs it fits but I do feel it's a bit short. I have almost every piece of Sitka one could need for the mountains of Colorado. I wish they would make a tall in every layer they had because not every one is 5"8 160lbs. I will say that I am still pleased overall with everything from Sitka I own. The jetstream could have been a bit longer.
Garrett | 11. 14. 15
Let me just say, I gave this jacket 3 1/2 stars because it is a very well thought out piece of gear (The pockets, pit zips, and material). HOWEVER, this jacket has the worst sizing I have ever seen! I am a fit guy: 5'8", 145 lbs, and the medium size fits me like a small. Really wish I wouldn't have ordered it online and taken the tags off. Now I am sitting with a very expensive piece equipment that I can't do anything with. Really disappointing considering most medium sized outdoor gear is slightly large on me. I would recommend only buying Sitka gear in a store where you can try it on.
Geoff | 10. 13. 15
Jacket has some great features, however, a non removable hood is not one of them. I am 6'3 210lbs, and purchased an XL. This jacket was about 3 inches too short for me. Also, this jacket was too small for a shell, too bulky for a mid layer, and not warm enough for just an outside layer. I wouldn't have returned this jacket if it fit. Its a great jacket, with great features.
Sean | 10. 10. 15
Love this jacket. I'm 6'0" 205lbs and wear a size XL. I've read some complaints on length, but NO complaints here. I could see how it may be short on someone a few inches taller. I also purchased the 90% pants and loving these as well. I've never been more comfortable hunting. Nice gear!
Steven W. | 09. 10. 15
This is the best jacket I have owned. Great for light rain even better for windy days. Very comfortable and with the underarm zipper you can cool down without dropping your pack.
Jeff | 08. 27. 15
This is my go to jacket. On my most recent hunt in the Alaska Range it kept me warm in 35 mph winds and rain (I used a rain jacket over it...) and it did its job. One of my best purchases in a long time. I've had it over a year now and have beat the hell out of it. Very happy with it.
Rob | 08. 11. 15
Great coat for hunting in the rocky mountains of Alberta. My son wants to buy 2 of them and I one in woodsmoke if Sitka ever makes them in tall sizes. Would give this jacket 4 stars if I could get the proper fit
Daniel Richmond | 07. 05. 15
I have had this jacket for about a year, and it is without a doubt my favorite jacket anytime. Last fall while guiding elk and deer hunters here in Idaho, my clients where impressed constantly seeing how I could where it in such varying degrees of cold( or heat) in comfort. It is very warm, until the sun comes out and you simply unzip your pitzips, and cool down in a hurry. It is very durable, as well, I honestly have thought several times while walking through thorns that it must have ripped, but it never does. I do wish it was about an inch and a half longer though. I am 5'11" and it barely goes to my belt. Overall, though, I'm very satisfied!
AA L. | 05. 30. 15
Took the ATV up to the mountain today (40 miles up and back) and thought it was a good opportunity to see what the jacket was made of. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Weather was warm on the bottom, not a problem, just undid the arm pit zippers. Half way up it started to get a little cooler, zipped the pit zippers. There was still snow at the top of the mountain, mix that in with some overcast skies and it got to be noticeably chilly. When fully zipped the collar covers your mouth which was nice when riding at 30 mph in the high country at these conditions. All in all this jacket IS VERY HARD TO BEAT. The elements weren't a problem thanks to the design and materials this jacket has and is made of. With a thin tee shirt I actually started sweating on the decent because the jacket held up so good. Busting through snow drifts and deep long water puddles staying dry wasn't a problem either, though not technically water proof. Going home I hit speeds between 40 and 60 mph and almost flew off the seat because the air couldn't and wouldn't penetrate the jacket (parachute type of effect). I have the "Moss Color" and will definitely get one in Optifade this fall for hunting purposes. With the conditions I've experienced today, there is no doubt it will perform during hunting season, it is a necessity to ones outdoor gear. I'm 6' at 250 lbs (size XXL), the only "complaint" is the length otherwise the arms and width of the product is perfect. If you live for the outdoors, get one!
Dwayne "Bones" Johnson #monstersibcbbsk | 02. 28. 15
I hunt the backcountry where every ounce in my pack counts! Got this jacket as a layering piece. It's an awesome performer! Love the fit and fabric. It's just the right amount of warmth without the bulk to interfere with my bow string. Worth every penny! Well thought out design!! Love it!!
Nick W. | 02. 18. 15
This product is athletic fit, therefore what size you would normally wear,will feel some what tighter. For instance, I wear medium in all Sitka gear. This jacket fits as well, it is just tight and not great for layering underneath. However, the jacket itself is strong and warm. I LOVE all the pockets. I work on a ranch and do a good amount of hunting. My only problem with this jacket is that the threads give way easily. Barbwire, cat scratch or thorns can tear the threads on this jacket, but please don't let that prevent you from buying. I have put this jacket through much stress and It still does well in the rain (although not technically waterproof) and keeps me warm, even if the temps are slightly below freezing. I would recommend this jacket to someone in my situation. This is not a four star jacket for what I do, but it is a solid three star!
Matt G. | 01. 25. 15
I loved this jacket but I returned it because it was way too short. I love the athletic fit except anyone taller than 5'9" will find it too short. I'm 6'2" and I really hope Sitka will offer tall sizes some day. Until then, I'll have to settle for gear that isn't as good but at least fits me.
Rob | 01. 22. 15
I really love this jacket except I had to purchase a XXL to get better sleeve length and the body is too big now. My son and nephew would buy this jacket except they are 6'3 and 6'4 and need tall sizes. I hope Sitka will start making tall sizes as I would purchase another coat in woodsmoke for every day wear
Matt | 11. 19. 14
Awesome jacket! I have nothing bad to say about it. I wear this with only a tight fitting shirt in weather well under 40 degrees. This fall season I wore it with non-Sitka pants and the difference between jacket and pants was amazing. My experience with this jacket is the reason I am now collecting Sitka Gear. It works in the rain just fine and the Windstopper is fantastic. DO NOT HESITATE TO BUY THIS JACKET!
Allen Bryant | 11. 14. 14
Great jacket, but it is a little short in the sleeves and torso. I am 6'5" 220 and I need to wear XXL to be able to cover my wrist & waist. Besides that I will continue to wear this until it falls apart.
Brandon Purcell | 08. 25. 14
I bought this jacket many years before i was a Gore Hunting Tech and I still tout this jacket as a must for every mountain hunter. It just saved me on an antelope hunt in central Montana when the temperature plummeted and we were hit with every kind of weather possible. I was so thankful to have this in my arsenal. It keeps me warm and dry on every hunt and I firmly believe this is a cornerstone to any Sitka System.
Dave Gunther | 07. 15. 14
Great quality and attention to detail, but Sitka seem to cater towards shorter folks. I'm 6'2" and 185lbs and every year have my fingers crossed that Sitka will come out with a TALL option and every year I'm disappointed. Their XL fits snug in the chest (I'm a 42"-44") and short in the torso and sleeves (you can really see/feel it in the sleeves when you draw or reach forward.) not just on their Jetstream Jacket, but on all their jackets I've ever tried on. The XXL does the trick as far as the sleeve length goes but then I'm swimming in the rest of it and lose that athletic/slimmer cut that is the point of having hunting gear designed like mountain climbing gear. Would also like to see a drop tail on more of these outer shell jackets; as hunters and outdoorsmen, how many times are we crouching down, squatting, sitting up against a tree or rock, and wish we had more material back there for cover? It's the little things.
Zack Cunningham | 06. 03. 14
I used mine for about 4months of guiding this past year, it worked great! Also it kept the wind out witch was a huge thing for me because of were I was hunting, And it cleans up well! I highly recommend this jacket!!
GINO ANDREANI | 03. 20. 14
Being a hunter living in Patagonia, It´s a perfect all season jacket. Where a strong wind hits you all day long, it´s something you have to be concerned about it and this jacket is my solution for that. The windstopper fabric works very good without missing flexibility. It breath and strech well. It has the same alpine fit that my other brand climbing gear has, so when I´m hunting I feel as comfortable as when I´m climbing and I was looking for that for years. Sitka found that conection between those activities. As the season goes on, I wear my Traverse Hoody under and I can also wear my Kelving lite vest. Endind with my Kelvin Down Hoody. For me, Sitka Gear changed when way of hunting.
Jason Haskell | 02. 05. 14
This is, by far, the most utilized jacket and the go-to in my entire arsenal of jackets. It offers just enough wind protection, but is breathable enough when the pursuit requires you to head skyward! If I know there will be a chance for rain I just toss in a light waterproof overcoat and I am set for all but the most frigid environments. You will not be disappointed in the performance of this jacket!
Wade Nelson | 01. 05. 14
The Jetstream Jacket in solid Moss color has become my favorite all around town cool/cold weather piece. The softshell exterior fabric and Gore Windstopper laminate cuts wind, sluffs light precipitation and the micro fleece interior backing adds warmth. However, that isn't why it is the jacket I grab when I leave the house more often than not. I wear it all the time because it is comfortable and looks great. Another Sitka Gear winner! Wade Nelson
Chris L | 12. 25. 13
Pit zips, hood that stays where you need it, fit, finish. Those are the first things that come to mind. I wore it from September in the 60's till a week before Thanksgiving where temps dipped to 0 in the morning. I remained warm and comfortable. And while chasing elk in archery season I had no time to take it off in order try and close the distance before dark so I just unzipped the pit zips and cooled right off just enough during the fast grind towards the bugling elk. Solid piece of gear. I understand fully why many people consider it one of the best jackets Sitka has produced. I was never stuck in constant wind gusts to test the windstopper fabric but what I did encounter I never had any issues. I would recommend it to anyone.
Matt Smitha | 12. 11. 13
Bought the Jetstream as my outer layer for my first backcountry blacktail hunt. I heat up really fast on the move, so having a windproof softshell with pit zips was a great find. Being that it was opening weekend, I figured all I'd have to deal with was wind. I couldn't have been more wrong. It rained much of the morning on the first day, and turned into sleet as the day wore on. For a non-waterproof jacket, the Jetstream delivered. Visored hood kept my glasses water-free, and the fabric, though sodden after a few hours, delivered the needed wind protection and warmth to keep my temperature up. The Optifade was put to the test on the second day. On the fire road out of camp, three does and a spike crossed in front of me. Silhouetted on the road twenty-five yards away, I held stock still. The blacktails knew I wasn't quite right, but couldn't figure out what I was. They resumed their grazing for a few minutes before moving on. Major confidence boost there. Rarely took it off the rest of the trip because it was so versatile, top marks on design details and fabric choice. My only concern is the chest sizing due to the raglan sleeve design. Going off the sizing chart, I was definitely an XL thanks to my 45" chest. However, the more I wear the jacket, it feels constricting across the shoulders when I reach forward. This is most apparent when I'm setting up a braced shooting position, where my sleeves also ride up past my wrists. It's given me pause about getting the Cloudburst due to the similar design. That being said, I appreciate the fact that Sitka has taken the time to meld the outdoor fabrics I'm familiar with and a first-class disruptive pattern. I heartily recommend the gear to my friends.
SITKA Customer Service | 12. 06. 13
Dear Zach, We love customers who have been SITKA fans from the beginning. The Celsius was an early flagship piece for SITKA and still remains a fond memory. The Celsius and all of the the products we started with were platforms for improvements and evolution. Some you can physically see and feel. But the best changes are the ones that you experience. How the jacket, vest, pant, etc perform in the field. These are the wins that we celebrate. How were we able to simplify something that was overkill or add a feature with a very specific end use or a finishing detail that is cleaner, lighter, and performs better. Some changes also represent sacrifices too. As our lead designer always says "As soon as you begin designing, you start sacrificing". It's just a reality. Full concealment zippers...We HATE the white backside. We've tried for the last two years to come up with a good work around. The priority was to eliminate the bisecting aspect a center front zipper causes, disrupting the symmetry of the human form. This is part of the science of nothing. We have worked with YKK (one of the best zipper suppliers in the world) on this project from inception. We can get the front of the zippers printed, but we have to start with a white base. We've tried and continue to pursue alternatives to the white base. But when balancing the priorities between eliminating symmetry and a white backer, we chose the science of concealment. I too have used a sharpie on my personal garment for the back of the zipper. If you ever have a problem with our manufacturing, we will warranty the garment. The installation of the zipper is solid. In regards to the fabric, we're glad you like the soft hand. That was a goal. It also performs. The Jetstream Jacket has spent more days in the Alaskan bush than most and continues to receive rave reviews. We hope you have the same experience in the field too. The face fabric is a tightly woven 75 denier face that is inherently water resistant for inclemental weather conditions. This tightly woven face also delivers great abrasion, tear, and puncture resistance. Coupled with the weight saving heat-to-weight ratio benefits of the micro-grid backer and WINDSTOPPER laminate's really a tough solution to beat. Our top mountain hunting athletes default to the Jetstream time and time again. Please let us know how it performs for you as well.
Zach Matthews | 12. 05. 13
I just received my Jetstream and I'm extremely pleased with it generally. Lightweight, stretchy--it promises to be a great general purpose jacket. But, I have one specific criticism that I think the guys at Sitka probably would like to hear. I also have an older (discontinued) Celsius vest (which I love). The Celsius *jacket* had some awkward spots: weird straps at the wrist and mouth area, which the Jetstream jacket avoids. (This was why I chose the Celsius vest versus jacket in the first place). And yet the Celsius also had more attention to other details: the zipper backer, for example, on the Celsius is a blended shade of gray/brown. I cannot for the life of me understand why Sitka used a bright white zipper backer on the Jetstream; if you have the coat partway unzipped, it shows (as seen in Mr. Putin's picture above), and frankly it looks cheap. I plan to color mine with permanent gray marker so it doesn't stand out as much. Moreover, on the Celsius the zipper backer was actually edged over with a nice ribbon, folded over and stitched down, to prevent the outer edge from fraying; this not only looked nice but also increased the durability of the fabric. Finally at the base of the Jetstream zipper the stitching is just kind of wonky, like it barely passed QC. I only say this stuff because in my experience these are things fabric designers notice and hope their customers don't; this time we did, and it may be time for a word with the factory. Finally, while the Celsius wasn't Gore-tex Windstopper, it was made of some kind of matrix-glued or laminated face fabric which has proven impressively durable. I liken the Celsius material to rhino hide. With the Jetstream the fabric is softer to the touch and--I believe--will be easier to pull loops in if you come up against something sharp, like a briar patch. So in short I love the advanced design of the Jetstream and I think it is a clear improvement on the Celsius Jacket, especially at the cuffs and around the mouth flap, but in terms of build quality and attention to detail, I fear Sitka may have taken a minor step back.
Matthew Goff | 10. 24. 13
I agree with all of the other reviews, this is a great jacket. However, until they start making tall/longer sizes I won't buy anymore Sitka gear. I'm 6'1 190lbs and the XL fits snug and perfect but it is at least 2" too short. Not sure about you but I don't like fealing a draft shooting up my back.
Jim Knoke | 10. 13. 13
Just got back from a weekend elk hunt in the Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson, Wy, where I live. We had a mixed bag of weather, 19-40 degrees, 5-30 mph wind, rain, graupel, snow and some sun. 7500 - 9800 ft elevation. Awesome system for moisture management! Day 1-Start out in morning 32degrees 20mph wind light rain as we started to gain in altitude we were hammered with graupel then snow. I went with merino top, traverse hoody [wore hood almost all day kept wind and snow off my neck], down vest and Jetstream Jacket. Jetstream is what you want for these conditions! Quiet, windproof, lIght weight, storage pockets, functional hood, freedom of movement and pit zips is a "have to have" feature for the mountain hunter. Day 2-19 degrees, added light down coat under Jetstream strip and add layers as needed. This is my new go to jacket love it!!
Cameron Kent | 09. 09. 13
The Jetstream jacket is the first jacket I pull out of my sitka system for a couple reasons; the fabric is quiet, the jacket fits like it's custom, and the Windstopper membrane does exactly what it is supposed to do. You put this jacket on and it's clear that the boys in Bozeman see the details and did their homework. Since I archery hunt and shoot, the flexibility of the hood is also a huge plus. Hood-block is never an issue.
Luke Johnson | 07. 27. 13
I absolutely fell in love with this jacket last year; while on a Caribou hunt in Alaska. I had previously owned the original version and had really liked it, except that I wished that it had pit zips and a hood. So when I got the updated version; low and behold: pit zips and hood! Like I had mentioned before; I had used this jacket extensively while on a Caribou hunt, along the North Slope of the Brooks Mountain Range. We encountered weather that seemed to change about every twenty minutes; so it was a game of constant rearranging of your layers. This is one piece that I always put back on. Having a DWR treatment meant that I didn't have to bust out the raingear every time it started to drizzle. The GORE Windstopper blocks the wind like an NFL linebacker, which is essential during high output activities, where you are prone to be sweating = retain body heat. It's not quite as breathable as the 90% jacket; so it is definitely the warmer of the two pieces (the pit zips come in handy). The jacket has more of an athletic fit; which makes it more friendly for layering underneath rain gear or other pieces. This jacket fits like a glove and is designed to move; I never feel "restrained" while wearing my Jetstream jacket. It's so comfortable that I've found myself wearing this jacket "around" and to work. For this very reason I am very stoked that it now is available in a solid color version. Hands down my favorite jacket; regardless of the activity. Luke J. GORE-TEX Hunting Tech
Paul | 07. 27. 13
mr. Putin also values this jacket:)
Erich Gnewikow | 07. 25. 13
Do you want a jacket that is both highly functional and looks sharp. Well this is it. The Jetstream jacket is made with Gore Windstopper fabric, this means that the wind doesn't blow away your heat but allows the jacket to breath. I wear this on campus, while biking, out with the lady, in the mountians, on a multipitch route, anywhere. Tons of pockets will hold whatever you need. Functional hood can fit over a helmet. One of the features I really like are the cuffs, these are tapered to fit snug without using a velcro tab. Pit zips help to cool you down if necessary. I am a Gore product tester and they got this jacket right. It doesn't look flashy like some other companies, blends right in. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a windproof, do all jacket.
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