Dakota Hoody
GoreTex Infinium

Dakota Hoody

  • Waterfowl : Timber
$299.00
(21 Reviews)

The Dakota Hoody is a waterfowl utility player excelling as a durable windproof outer layer and as an insulating mid-layer underneath a shell. Built with 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology, this hoody delivers improved stretch for those tighter shots while laid out or in the trees. The lofted fleece interior provides all-over comfort and the built-in zippered hand muff will keep your hands warm between shots. The form-fitting hood seals out the wind without sacrificing peripheral vision or range of motion needed to keep eyes on a swirling flock.


  • Size:

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

    GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Timber is optimized for engagement distances of 10 to 40 yards in the darker environments of flooded timber.

    Men's
    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

    • 1. SLEEVE MEASURE

      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.

    • 2. CHEST SIZE

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

    • 3. WAIST SIZE

      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
    • P/F - PERFORMANCE FIT

      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.

    • S/F - STANDARD FIT

      Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

    • E/F - EXPEDITION FIT

      Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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    Standard Fit

    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. 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 - PERFORMANCE FIT

      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.

    • S/F - STANDARD FIT

      Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

    • E/F - EXPEDITION FIT

      Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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    FEATURES & SPECS

    • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Timber is optimized for engagement distances of 10 to 40 yards in the darker environments of flooded timber.

    • Shoulder and Arm Fabric:: 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology, Polyester face and polyester lofted fleece interior

    • Main Body Fabric: 2-Way Stretch 3-Layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology, Polyester face and polyester lofted fleece interior.

    • Lofted Fleece Interior: Provides warmth without compromising comfort.

    • Adjustable Hem: For quick and easy adjustments in the field.

    • YKK® Zippered Chest Pocket: Stow away your essentials right at your fingertips.

    • Call Keeper Lanyard Anchor Point: A game changer from the marsh to the backwaters.

    • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER®: Offers complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, and breathable membrane.

    Wind Protection
    Water Protection
    Durability
    Warmth
    Breathability

    Technology

    GoreTex Infinium

    Product Comments

    21 Reviews
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    K Weber
    Reviewed On 09/09/2020

    Great hoodie for when temps are low. Super comfortable, kills the wind, keeps you warm. Hand warmer pocket is awesome.

    Took it out on a hunt where we were supposed to have light rain, I'm thinking the water resistant hoodie will probably be enough. Well we had a lot more rain than we expected, but the hoodie help up fantastic. The only wet spots underneath were at the seams (I wish the seams were taped). Even when completely soaked, the front hand warmer kept your hands warm. Great insulation even when wet.

    Chris
    Reviewed On 08/07/2020

    The Dakota Hoody is one of my favorite pieces of Sitka Gear that I own. Durable, windproof, and cut to accommodate multiple layering options when the temperatures start to dip; the kangaroo pouch is a lifesaver on cold mornings with no gloves when you're running a call! The hood design is much improved over the previous version and the standard vs performance cut really made a difference in wearability for me. I can use this jacket as an outer down to the 30s, a must have for the days when you see a 30 plus temp swing from sunrise to midday.

    Andy Burnham
    Reviewed On 07/12/2020

    Absolutely love this Hoody! It works great for the majority of the season in NW Missouri and keeps the cool wind away from your body. When that nasty NW Wind starts blowing, the Dakota works perfectly under the Hudson jacket. Some folks might say that’s too much insulation, but as I age, I get colder easier. With Sitka Gear, I never get cold anymore! Great piece of equipment that I recommend everyone have in their arsenal!

    Hoot Hoskin
    Reviewed On 06/10/2020

    Being a veteran duck hunter with over 20 years in the field, I've been through a ton of different jackets. This last season I put the new (2019) Dakota Hoody through its paces. This jacket has been through it all; from climbing through barb wire fences, pushing through briar patches, in and over the side of frozen Jon boats, laying in blinds across the corn stubble, standing around for hours in the flooded timber, and even laying back against the side of a frozen dam. This last season I hunted this jacket from no layers at 60 degrees; and then all the way down to a wind chill in the teens with nothing but a synthetic base layer and a light sweater underneath. No matter the wind speed, it does not cut through this jacket.
    This has allowed for an insanely low number of layers needed to stay warm. The lack of layering needed, and the flexibility this has allowed is game changing compared to my old bulky jacket with layers. Getting around, through tight spaces, and allowing for ease of gun swing is second to none in my opinion. This was my first go around with Sitka as a brand, and I'm already planning a full system out for the next season. I wanted to give it a full season to see how well it performed, and to see how it held up through our harsh hunting environments. After nearly 45 days in the field hunting, and another 25 days in the field fishing, it looks practically new. There are absolutely no tears, holes, or worn areas to be seen.
    When it's all said and done, this thing just flat out performs. If you're wanting to run light weight and low bulk, yet stay warm, this is the way to go. In time of extreme bitter cold, below the teens, it can easily be layered under another puffy jacket if needed. Even though this is named as a hoody, it is far from the hoody in which I envisioned. It is so much more.

    Zack young
    Reviewed On 02/01/2020

    Great piece of clothing, layered with my Dakota vest on the colder days it is perfect! A very versatile piece great job!

    Andrew Quintana
    Reviewed On 01/22/2020

    I have made this my go to piece of sitka gear. I spend 95% of the year out in the field both for work, and waterfowl hunting, and this has become my winter coat. I have worn in in -10 degree hunts where i used it as a jacket layered under appropriately, but not excessively. Goretex Infinium is something that you easily underestimate the value of until you compare it to something without. If youre questioning the purchase of this, go for it, its the best hunting product I own.

    Theo Berg
    Reviewed On 01/08/2020

    Best coat i have ever bought, very warm, breathable, lightweight and all around best coat i have ever worn.;

    Grant
    Reviewed On 01/03/2020

    great product definitely worth every penny

    klags
    Reviewed On 12/27/2019

    This thing is a serious winner for winter. As advertised, totally windproof... extremely warm and comfortable. I've been mostly using it fishing so far this season and I am really into the water resistant durable exterior. I couldn't be happier with this hoody, its more like a fleece jacket version of a hoody. Merino base layer plus this takes me well below freezing. Medium fit me just right. Love that I don't have to use another mid layer under this... its a mid-layer fleece and softshell in one. Highly recommend as worth the cost.

    J Harris
    Reviewed On 12/21/2019

    I own a variety of Sitka gear products, but this has become my go-to in the field. It is extremely comfortable and warm and the quality is unmatched. The only thing I wish it had are higher hand warmer pockets, as opposed to the lower ones. Still, it's a 5 Star product, no doubt.

    Adam
    Reviewed On 12/09/2019

    Nailed it. I wanted something that was the "anti-layering layer." IE one layer I could wear over a base layer on cold, windy days without bringing extra layers. I didn't want any down or delicate fabrics. This thing stops the cold Colorado wind in its tracks. Its warm. Its comfortable. Its durable for actual use in the mountains and in the brush and brambles. It isn't too tight, but isn't too baggy. Has a form fitting hood. Drawstring adjustment at the waist. Zip kangaroo pocket with nice thick high-pile fleece to warm your hands. Zippered chest pocket. I love the fact that there are no open pockets to drop items out of. I mean literally this has absolutely every feature I was looking for and nothing more. Extremely happy with this purchase.Pretty much the perfect winter layer for the Colorado outdoors, and the perfect piece for lower output activities like fishing, duck hunting, or just being outside in general. Definitely recommend.

    Nick
    Reviewed On 12/09/2019

    This is my second season with this hoody and all I can say is WOW. This has been the best purchase I have made for waterfowl hunting. If you want to stay warm and dry this is the piece for you whether its early season or late season. With minimal layers you can stay warm especially with the wind stopper technology. For any one interested in trying out Sitka Gear for the first time I strongly recommend this to my hunting buddies because of its versatility as an insulation layer or outer layer. I am 5-11 220 pounds and Large was a perfect fit with still room to layer underneath

    John
    Reviewed On 11/30/2019

    I am 5'10" and 150 lbs, picked up the medium and tested it twice so far. It fits perfect. I use it as my outer shell below freezing with a thin columbia fleece and a merino wool base layer underneath. It blocks wind great, hood is tight and good for staying warm. Pockets and inside have the best liners, jacket cuffs fit perfect. Above freezing I was able to wear just the base layer underneath with no fleece in 25 mph wind. This thing is warm. It makes a slight noise but still quiet enough to hunt in.

    Dave D
    Reviewed On 11/19/2019

    My favorite piece of hunting equipment!! I can not think of a way to improve it, warm, comfortable, and awesome!!
    Thank you for making it!!!

    Dylan
    Reviewed On 10/15/2019

    Being from Kansas, we see some hefty winds. This keeps you warm and does not let wind through whatsoever. The pockets are roomy and are also very warm. It is not thick and heavy but still gets the job done! You won't need many layers either, even when it is below freezing. Sitka gear is pricey, but is worth every penny in my eyes!

    Tommy Weidauer
    Reviewed On 10/08/2019

    This has to be the most comfortable sweat shirt I’ve ever had on and it’s a true fit with a little room for layering underneath stops wind dead in its tracks and keeps you a lot warmer than expected I will NEVER take to the field without it amazing product

    Tyler
    Reviewed On 09/24/2019

    Bought the brand new Dakota hoody and I gotta say I’m extremely impressed with the craftsmanship of this piece of gear. I did not own the original Dakota but the features on this hoody are unreal. The adjustable hem for around the waist is probably my favorite to help keep the clothing tight around your waist to really keep the jacket insulated! And the gortex infinium really took this piece over the top!

    Jeremy
    Reviewed On 09/23/2019

    I Bought this Hoody for Duck & Goose hunting in NorthWest Nebraska late December and early January. Not only is this product insanely comfortable but its incredibly warm. I ran a pair of merino Wool long underwear with the Dakota vest underneath in -27 weather will slight precipitation and stayed warm and dry the entire hunt out of the blind. The next day we were in layouts in a corn field with almost equal weather but add wind. again i stayed warm and dry for the entire hunt. if you are hunting anything in double digits you dont even need the vest underneath. you truly get what you pay for with this product and i highly recommend it for any and all waterfowl hunters.

    Tom
    Reviewed On 07/21/2019

    Just received the new Dakota Hoody. The stretching material is awesome and helps for a better fit. I’m 5’ 10” about 218 lbs and the xl fit is perfect. The stretchy material is just below the upper shoulder section which allows for more movement especially when layering. It also seems to be a little roomer and the draw string is great, I had the previous model which is also an awesome piece but definitely stiffer and more restrictive. Can’t wait to try it out in the field.

    derek
    Reviewed On 07/12/2019

    Had the older style dakota hoody. In my opinion the sleeves were a little short and was also tight in the shoulder. But, it was still one of my favorite pieces. Order the new dakota hoody and just got it in yesterday. The sleeves seem to be longer and shoulder area feels great on the new model. Also the added draw string will be nice in the waistline. A+

    Mike G
    Reviewed On 07/08/2019

    The new version of the Dakota Hoody is a serious improvement to what was an already stellar piece of gear. Comfy cozy inside like before with better sleeve and torso fit, added a draw string at the waist, and it seems like the new goretex Infinium has allowed for it to be a softer, quieter, more pliable garment then it was previously, while still feeling durable. I can already tell his thing is gonna get some heavy use this season. Well done boys!

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