Core Lightweight Hoody

Big Game : Open Country
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The Core Lightweight Hoody was designed to be more than a baselayer. This meticulous design features the same superior moisture-wicking fabric as our CORE Lightweight Crew. A deep center chest zipper allows for dumping heat, and a form-fitting, ultra-light hood with a built-in face mask provides instant concealment in the moment of truth.

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Product is Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.

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Specs

  • 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: 6.6 oz. // Size: L

  • Body and Hood Fabric: Quick-Dry, Lightweight Comfort Stretch Knit (100% Polyester)

  • Facemask Fabric: Quick-Dry, Lightweight Stretch Mesh (88% Polyester/12% Elastane)

  • Permanent Polygiene® Odor Control Technology

Breathability
Odor Control
Warmth
Moisture Wicking

Why We Made This

We found that the majority of base layers offered zero technical features, requiring hunters to carry additional pieces of gear into the field to meet the demands of the pursuit. Our solution was to create a high-performance next-to-skin layer that includes technical features like improved concealment and utility. By optimizing breathability and moisture management and adding features not found in traditional base layers, the Core Lightweight Hoody is the foundation of any SITKA system.

Features & Benefits

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Stretch Thumb Loops

Shed layers with ease without compromising your foundational layer.

Built-In Ultra Breathable Mesh Face Mask

Conceal your face on the move and increase your success rate.

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Zippered Chest Pocket

Capable of handling all your small storage needs.

POLYGIENE Technology

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 antimicrobial silver salt.

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Tyler | 09. 24. 19
Ordered this for an early season dove and teal hunt in Texas and it was seriously like wearing nothing and will also make for an awesome base layer under the new Dakota hoody for when winter hits! You get what you pay for and that’s no different with this awesome gear!
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keng | 09. 18. 19
Love this hoody! Great to wear on them warm hunts and the facemask comes in handy!!
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Steve Moore | 09. 11. 19
I own two of these and am thinking about a third. Hands down my favorite piece of Sitka gear. Light and breathable. The hood is just enough for some extra camo or to slow done some bitey insects. The face mask didn’t grab me at first but after using it while hunting turkey and deer, I am sold.
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Mike M | 12. 06. 16
This is a dandy lightweight base layer- it utilizes a very light fabric which does a great job of moving moisture away from your body. The material also dries very quickly. I have similar base layers form Patagonia and Outdoor Research, but no one as far as I know offers a base layer in this light fabric with a hood (or camo!). I utilized the hood almost every morning and evening of elk season. Hiking well before daylight in cool to cold conditions my upper was just the Core Lightweight and a windshirt- if moving didn't get me warm enough, the hood would go up. Repeat in the evening on the way out. This is a great base layer for active hunters!
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Clint Radford | 11. 24. 16
I bought this Hoody to serve dual purposes for me so I could ditch the need for a beanie while in the back country. It definitely did that and so much more. The thumb loops are nice when layering which is a nice perk that my previous base layers didn't have. I was skeptical of the "Polygiene" odor control but after wearing the shirt for several days during the heat of early elk season I'm a believer! I now tend to gravitate towards this base layer over all others. My only mistake was in buying just one!
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Clint Whiting | 11. 03. 16
Definitely my favorite base-layer to wear. I like the fact that the hood isn't restricting but offers just enough coverage to keep the cool breeze off and also protects me from the sun on those long mid-day hikes. I usually paired this piece up with the Jetstream vest and was the perfect combination to get me through most of September here in Colorado
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Justin B | 10. 04. 16
Love this piece of gear, by far the most versatile piece of clothing I have. I actually used the light weight gear for an elk hunt early this September in Colorado. This light weight hoody was worn for 6 days straight and was perfect. The hood was great in the mornings to keep the chill of my neck then in the afternoons I would wear it as my only shirt. The only complaint and it is a minor one, is that the material snags fairly easily when bushwhacking. However since this is not what the piece is designed for it is hard to complain. I will defiantly purchase more at least 2 more.
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Matt D | 08. 28. 16
A PHENOMINAL addition for early season Western hunting! Wore mine four straight days on an August archery bear and deer hunt in Arizona. Hood kept 'skeeters and gnats away and the thumb loops kept sleeves tight for no bowstring contact or bunched up cuffs. If you hunt in warm climates, get this piece!!! I just ordered another one!
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Jdickson | 03. 03. 16
Such a versatile piece from Sitka. The hood inserted face mask is an awesome feature. The prime whitetail rut dates here in the Midwest were fairly warm this year. I paired this hoodie with the lightweight base layer on warm hunts. I also wore it under my fanatic lite jacket on the colder hunts.
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bjlandry | 12. 13. 15
This is a premier warm weather hoodie. I would normally wear hot weather offshore fishing tops and hoodies until Sitka released this item. It will protect you from early season insects and on through midseason chill as a baselayer.
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Rusty Shakleford | 11. 21. 15
Great item. Nice and cool when needs to be and surprisingly warm when paired with 90% jacket. Was comfortable with just those two items in mid 30* with blowing wind...I couldn't believe it either! Wore it straight with no washing or even rinsing for 4 days and no stink at all. Hood was much better than I thought as it did a good job keeping my neck protected from the wind in the cold, and from the sun in the heat. To me, this would be the only hunting/backpacking shirt I would have if sitka would have made it with the 1/4 zip. No idea why they did not, I would have gladly pay the extra $5-$15 to make this a fully functional warm weather piece. As is, it is very good, with a zip, it would be about as close to perfect as I could imagine.
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Jamie | 11. 18. 15
A great base layer as well as early season top layer. Here in Va the summer can linger into Nov with temps in upper 70s and low 80s on freakish days. This hoodie works great and provides additional concealment. Great product!
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George W. | 10. 17. 15
I have a thing for hoodies and light weight clothes. Biggest problem I have with light weight/warm weather clothing throughout the industry is it just doesn't hold up to my abuse! After a grueling track on a pig through crazy thick brush with the core hoodie and ascent pants on I thought for sure my clothes were going to be shredded. I'm not sure how it happen but there wasn't a strand out of place on any of my clothing. My mind was blown!! Moral of the story core hoodie and ascent pants = truth.
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John K | 10. 13. 15
I love this base layer. I have wore it on every hunt so far this year. The fabric breathes very well and light breezes pass right through to cool you off very quickly on hotter days. The fabric wicks moisture as good as anything ive ever seen and it dries out faster then anything ive ever used. The hood is super functional and doubles as a face mask when you forget yours at home. the hood will actually move away when you draw your bow to allow for uninterrupted locking point on your bow. Sitka has hit a home run with their new baselayers. the only con I have is that it is not that durable and the fabric will pill if any burrs or stickers come into contact. But I have never been more comfortable. I always tell people who haven't used Sitka before to just try out there baselayers and they will see a complete difference in what they are using. I have turned a lot of my friend over to Sitka and they couldn't be more happy.
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Steve K. | 10. 09. 15
Super comfortable and wicks extremely well. The new fabric for this year's Core garments is much superior to the old Core shirts and underwear. I love the hood, it easily stretches up and over a cap. The only downside to it is this: it is cut in a particular way so that the fabric almost forms a face mask, but with a little movement (like your head side to side looking for deer) that part will hang down enough that your face is exposed. You'll still need a face mask IMO.
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joshua | 09. 21. 15
Another win by Sitka. This hoody is perfect for a base layer. It has excellent wicking ability, dries out fast when it gets wet, and is very versatile. On a warm day, it's perfect for a next-to-skin layer paired with a jetstream vest. The Core Hoody is my favorite hunting shirt. I need 5 of them.
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John M. | 08. 12. 15
Air moves through the shirt well, nice fit in the shoulders and arms!!! The hood is the best feature, overlaps and goes up over a ball cap, almost eliminates the need for a face mask. Don't hesitate ordering up one size, but it is stretchy material too. Either way you are good to go!
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Rob C. | 08. 03. 15
I have always worn base layers, but have never truly put them to the test out in the field. I wore the Core L/S for an entire August day tearing down fence posts/barb wire, placing treestands and more in 85 degree weather. My body was bone dry, not a single damp spot on the garment and I felt comfortable/cool the entire day. Needless to say, the garment did its job beyond expectations and I could not recommend it more!
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Paul | 08. 01. 15
Great shirt. I like the idea of the hood, as even when it is not on my head, it still keeps the back of my neck covered. Something I was not aware of when I order the shirt was thumb loops, not cut out of the sleeve, but actual loops sewn it. If you do not like the loops, don't worry, they are pretty much unnoticeable. I ordered an XL, but usually wear a large. The shirt fits loose in the body as I wanted. I am thin at 6'2" and 180 lbs. Breathes very well in heat and is extremely light.
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