Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket
Cloudburst Jacket

Cloudburst Jacket

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
$369.00 $295.20
(11 Reviews)

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When a storm is brewing above you in the backcountry, the last thing you want to be doing is second-guessing your rain gear. The Cloudburst Jacket is our lightest weight rain jacket and delivers complete shelter from the storm. Featuring 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX laminate construction, this jacket is built to withstand the severities of mountain hunting without weighing you down.

Product ID: #50221

Sizing Guide

Jacket & Tops Sizing

Size Chest Sleeve
Small 36 - 38" 33"
Medium 39 - 41" 34"
Medium Tall 39 - 41" 36"
Large 42 - 45" 35"
Large Tall 42 - 45" 37"
X-Large 46 - 49" 36"
X-Large Tall 46 - 49" 38"
2XL 50 - 53" 37"
2XL Tall 50 - 53" 39"
3XL 54 - 57" 38"

Pant Sizing (Inches)

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 30" 31"
31 31" 31"
32 32" 31" 33"
33 33" 32" 34"
34 34" 32" 34"
35 35" 32" 34"
36 36" 33" 34.5"
37 37" 33" 34.5"
38 38" 33" 34.5"
40 40" 33"
42 42" 33"
44 44" 33"

Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
Small 28 - 30" 31"
Medium 31 - 33" 31" 33"
Large 34 - 37" 32" 34"
X-Large 38 - 41" 32" 34"
2XL 42 - 45" 32" 34"
3XL 46 - 49" 32" 34"

Equinox & Dakota Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 31" 31"
32 33" 31" 33"
34 35" 32" 34"
36 37" 32" 34"
38 39" 32" 34"
40 41" 32"
42 43" 32"
44 45" 32"

Glove Sizing

Size Palm Circ Length
Medium 8 - 8.5" 7.5 - 8"
Large 9 - 9.5" 8.5 - 9"
X-Large 9.5 - 10" 9 - 9.5"
2XL 10 - 10.5" 9.5 - 10"

Gaiter Sizing

Size Calf Circ Boot Size
M/L 17.5" US 6-10"
L/XL 18.5" US 10-14"

How to Take
Your Measurements


    Bend your elbow and put your hand on your hip. Measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the shoulder and down the elbow to the wrist bone.


    Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.


    Measure around where you normally wear your pants, keeping the tape measure a bit loose or putting one finger between your body and the tape measure.

  • 4. INSEAM

    In a standing position,measure from your crotch to where you want your pants to end, breaking at the top of the shoe in the front and just above the heel in the back.

  • 5. GLOVES

    With hand partially closed, measure over the knuckles, around the hand, excluding the thumb.

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.

Fit Descriptions

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

  • P/F
  • S/F
  • E/F

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

  • Weight: 17.6 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: Waterproof 3-Layer GORE-TEX® with Polyester woven face with DWR Finish and nylon woven interior.

  • Integrated drop-away adjustable hood.

  • Micro-taped seams

  • Pit Zips: Dump heat on the move quickly and efficiently.

  • Internal YKK® Zippered Chest Pocket: Stow away your phone while in the field while maintaining ease of access.

  • Exterior YKK® Zippered Hand Pockets: Keep your hands warm and out of the elements in inclement weather.

  • Adjustable Cuffs: Forget about having to fiddle with your sleeves during the moment of truth.

  • GORE-TEX® Technology: Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof and very breathable — guaranteed. They provide reliable weather protection and maximized comfort in all weather conditions.

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



Why We Made This

Rain gear for the big game hunter must be breathable, durable and lightweight. A lack of any of these qualities can compromise a hunt or–worse–lead to an emergency. For 2019, we streamlined the construction to reduce overall garment weight and limit failure points. The superiority of a 3-layer GORE-TEX® construction delivers the durability, breathability and industry-leading waterproofing that makes Cloudburst a go-to for mountain hunters worldwide.

Product Comments

11 Reviews
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Reviewed On 01/12/2021

This rain jacket not only packs down small and its super lightweight but it's also very robust! Also very pleased with how well it breaths especially in humid downpours. It has pit zips but I have rarely used them. Definitely not going to need new rain gear for a very long time.

Reviewed On 01/08/2021

From shooting sporting clays and turkey hunting in the rain to hiking the red river gorge the cloudburst system is awesome and has kept me dry every time I’ve worn it, and I put the jacket and pants on every time it starts raining and I have to go outside. It fits well so you don’t get baggy fabric pooling water while sitting or flapping in the wind while hiking. I’ve worn my cloudburst jacket and pants many times with working in the rain, and recreation and it just flat out works. Not the quiet system if you intended on stalking game, but for everything else it’s the best rain gear you can buy.

Casey Donahue
Reviewed On 09/12/2020

I purchased the Cloudburst rain gear system for a Caribou hunt in the Alaskan bush in August. The Clouburst rain gear system worked flawlessly. The rain jacket was lightweight, breathable, and water/windproof. The "pit zips" allow for additional breathability, while not compromising waterproofness. I also like the adjustable hood, which gives you a snug fit and does not impair your field of view.

Michael Kyle
Reviewed On 05/12/2020

Hands down this is the best jacket on the market for hunting in wet conditions, it is very durable and is very quite while walking. Kept me 100% dry during a few down pours during this springs turkey season..

Andrew J Denittis
Reviewed On 05/06/2020

What an incredible product. This is the perfect rain shell for backpack hunting, lightweight but very durable and extremely wind resistant. Tech tip: roll the jacket up into the hood and it stows about the size of a Nalgene.

Reed Alexander
Reviewed On 04/10/2020

Fantastic shell! Performed excellently from rain to cold driving wind and snow. Wore it alone with base layers when it was warmer and raining yet there was plenty room to layer once the snow started to fly. Surprisingly breathable for a water proof shell as well.

Bill Gaither
Reviewed On 04/10/2020

I'm a fishing guide in Oregon & this coat is absolutely amazing! Great outer layer to keep all wet weather out! Loving it...

Reviewed On 02/27/2020

I was looking for a single all purpose jacket to wear hunting in and around the Gulf Coast. Duck hunting in the marshes & prairie, deer in the southern pine forrest and hogs in the central thickets of Texas. Mild to cold weather, lots of sitting and lots of damp conditions. Brown camo is a necessity for the marshes and does well in timber. The Delta jacket is a duck hunting marvel but is short unless your wearing waders. The whitetail outfits are set up for the woods.
Although designed for big game in rain and snow the Thunderhead Jacket in the subalpine (brown & green) does the trick for me. I wear it with a shirt for mild weather deer and hog hunts and it blends in well with the marsh and prairie for ducks and geese. In cold weather layer up, it does not bind and the design is well thought out for the hunter.
I have sat through fog, rain, blue northers and stayed warm and dry. Duck hunts are always wet and it works like it was made for waterfowl. Its not a rain jacket it is my hunting coat and has served me well for two seasons.

Steve Moore
Reviewed On 09/11/2019

On day 2 Of a 3 day deer hunt my two buddies wanted to pack it in. It had been raining since we showed up. I had been wearing a set of cloudburst gear. They were not. I hardly noticed the on again off again rain even with temps in the 40s. They were not happy and wanted to cut the trip short. Cloudburst is a great balance of hard wearing gear that is light enough to take a long just in case.

Colonel (Retired) Mike Abell
Reviewed On 09/10/2019

Wore this jacket for two Alaska hunts - DIY remote moose in 2018 and DIY remote caribou in 2019. Both hunts we were dropped by float plane and hunted very hard. The moose hunt was scheduled for 10 days and went 17 days because of terrible weather the float plane could not get in to get us. I was hungry and tired, but not wet or cold because of this piece. I'm just now back in Anchorage from the caribou hunt and it was scheduled for 7 days and went 11, same reason - high winds and rain stranded us. Once again, I basically lived in this coat and feel strongly it is one of the best decisions on gear I've ever made. Thanks Sitka

Reviewed On 07/04/2019

What a huge improvement! I owned the older version of the cloudburst jacket, this jacket fits much better, is more streamlined, quieter, and stretches much more than the previous model. Hand pockets are placed perfectly, which allows access when pack hip belt is secured. The pit zips are much deeper. You can actually access pockets to layers underneath by opening the pit zips fully. The new hood design is much nicer, it’s simple yet serves its purpose perfectly. The tail of the jacket seems a bit longer which is great cause I found the older version would slowly creep up your back while maneuvering throughout a rainy hike. As I previously stated the stretch of this new jacket is great, it has to be the most I’ve seen out of any rain gear I’ve worn. Also the overall quality of all the seams is second to none. I’ve been using Sitka going on 7 years and it’s great to see as the company greats larger and larger each year the attention to detail and quality is always top notch!

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