Dakota Pant for waterfowlers in Mud
Dakota Pant for waterfowlers in Mud
Dakota Pant for waterfowlers in Mud back view
Dakota Pant for waterfowlers in Mud pocket zips and knife sheath
Dakota Pant for waterfowlers in Mud front view

Dakota Pant

  • Hunt Solids : Mud
(39 Reviews)

The Dakota Pant is ideal for waterfowlers hunting through the mid to late season. This pant is durable enough to wear as an outer layer in the Fall, and cozy enough to wear as a mid-layer when winter truly takes hold.

Product ID: #50153

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"

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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  • Weight: 26.1 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: Stretch Nylon Woven Shell, Bonded to Polyester Fleece Backer.

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

  • 4-Way Stretch: 4-way stretch provides a leg up when on the move and unrestricted range of motion when sitting or squatting in the blind.

  • Concealed Thigh Pockets: The Diagonal thigh zip pockets offer security for small essentials, easy access from the seated position and additional ventilation when necessary.

  • Imported

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

Product Comments

39 Reviews
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Ridge Rock Hunt Company
Reviewed On 11/24/2022

THESE PANTS ARE AMAZING! Fit is perfect. Super warm. It’s like you have a blanket around legs. Telling all my buddies about them!

Thomas Engelking
Reviewed On 11/19/2022

Buy them! These pants are great, it feels like wearing a part of sweat pants on steroids. The inside is soft and warm but the outside is durable while also being very flexible. If you want quality gear that will last a lifetime, pay the money. Only thing I would change is deeper pockets but that doesn’t affect my review at all. These pants are great.

Sidnie O
Reviewed On 08/18/2022

I was worried about sizing. I was scared they would be too long but they fit perfect. I’m about 5’6 and 145 pounds and the 34R fit perfect. These are comfortable and warm. I can’t wait to wear them this season.

M Baker
Reviewed On 01/09/2022

These pants are very comfortable and warmer than what they say. If you don't have them, get them. You won't be disappointed. Great pant Sitka!

Carson Nutting
Reviewed On 12/22/2021

Buy these pants! Took me a year to save up for them. Money well spent. I wear them everyday. Running with the hounds, shoeing horses, hunting everything from Whitetail to Bighorn sheep. I wear them under my Carhartts while working on the pipeline for warmth during the Alberta winter. I’m 6’2, 210lbs and the 34T fit perfect.

Reviewed On 12/07/2021

These have become my go to every day pants when the weather gets anywhere close to cold. I am 6'5, 260lbs and had to go up a waist size to fit comfortably in the legs. But the stretchy fabric and fleece lined inside is like wearing a pair of sweatpants with a thicker outer shell. Amazing pair of winter pants, and fit great under waders.

Reviewed On 12/04/2021

I bought a set of these for late season upland hunting in MN and ND and so far they’ve been great. Was a bit apprehensive about the price at first but they’ve been proving to be well worth it.

Robert Campione
Reviewed On 11/06/2021

Absolutely the best pair of pants I have ever worn. I live and hunt in Alaska and during the day, I might sweat a little but at night I'm the only comfy one. Super durable. Best pants Sitka has made hands down. Best bang for your buck too.

Chad Feldotte
Reviewed On 11/02/2021

I love these Dakota pants. I wear them some days under my Hudson Bibs while waterfowl hunting in dry fields. Most days I wear them coyote hunting at night. Wish they would make a charcoal or black pair as well.

Tom Navarre
Reviewed On 10/24/2021

Another very functional product from Sitka. Has been great for early season goose dry land hunting and liner under waders as it cools off. The 4 way stretch is very comfortable unlike any pant I’ve worn and still durable. I’m 6’ 175lbs with a measured 35” waist and the 34” regular is perfect.

Brandon Tarr
Reviewed On 09/15/2021

This is the perfect pant!

Tom Navarre
Reviewed On 09/14/2021

I’ve been wearing Sitka gear for 6 seasons now and these are my first experience with pants. They are as good as it gets. Sizing: I am 6’ 180lbs and normally wear a 34”-35” waist. The retailer had both 32” and 34” in stock so I was able to try both. The 32’s were just a bit snug but close. The 34” were perfect with a finger of room to spare. I tried on the Gradient pant also - fit was the same but the fleece lining on the Dakotas made them feel much more comfortable. Early goose season weather in Michigan can be all over the map but these have out performed every pant I’ve ever worn. At 66 I’ve seen the evolution from stiff waxed outer wear to Sitka. Lighter, high tech insulation, incredible zippers and zipper placement this stuff truly is gear not clothing. Once you try Sitka there is no going back. I have convinced a number of my hunting cronies to try Sitka and the comments are all the same: “wish I had tried this stuff sooner”.

Micah Piper
Reviewed On 09/09/2021

These are extremely comfy and durable pants. The fit is great, and I love the amount of pockets, the knee vents, and the material. The have just enough stretch without feeling like sweat pants. I feel like I can wear these every day during season and they will last the test of time.

Reviewed On 06/18/2021

I love these pants...warm and comfortable. My only gripe with them is the same gripe I've heard from anyone else who owns these...why not make them in big game camo patterns? I mentioned this to someone at Sitka once on the phone, and his comment was that a layering system is more ideal for big game hunters, so it's more suited for bird hunters. Guess what...bird hunters layer too, so that makes no sense. Sometimes when it's really cold, it's nice to have that extra fleece layer without piling into 17 different pairs of britches! Maybe I want a base layer and a fleece lined pant for a really cold day of deer or elk hunting late season? Why is that so hard to understand?

Also, I love that these pants don't have those stupid gimmicky knee pads! Yes, I know the knee pads are removable from the big game pants, but it still leaves extra bulky layers around the knees due to the sleeve where you slide the knee pad into. Plus I don't want to pay for a knee pad I'm just going to remove anyway. Let's be honest...90 percent of us don't use the knee pads anyway, and at best they are really only useful for archery hunters that have to sneak in extra close. Archery season is early in the year, so why do the Timberline pants need knee pads?

My suggestion to Sitka: Either offer these pants in big game patterns and recognize that late season big game hunts can be really cold, or remove the stupid knee pads from the Timberline pants, and add the fleece liner to them instead. Maybe you need to try a late season hunt in Wyoming or Montana and see how cold it gets if you really don't understand???

Reviewed On 03/21/2021

I am an upland bird hunter so this review is based on that pursuit. I bought these for those late season roosters in MN, SD, & ND. I am also a tall hunter 6'3" and the longs fit perfect for me. I am also an athletic fit at 190, if this information helps in your purchase. I like the ability to layer wil these pant. Cool days I can wear no base layer and stay nice and warm. On those single digit days and wind in the teens I can layer and achieve the same warmth. Highly recommend.

Reviewed On 02/25/2021

Best pants ever! I would wear them every day, very comfortable and warm. I’m 6’1 and the regular size fits perfect, the tall was too long.

Reviewed On 01/08/2021

Nice pants. They’re very comfortable and fit very well. I love the little bit of insulation they have and they keep me warm in freezing when paired with a heavy weight base layer pant inside my insulated breathable waders. Although they are not the absolute warmest wader pants out there, but I give that up for the durable shell of these pants which looks nice and works well for an outer layer on not so brutal field and dry land hunts. Only real gripe is for me they run a touch long in the inseam compared to other Sitka pants.

Reviewed On 01/02/2021

I’ve had these for 6 months or so, live in Michigan so it gets relatively cold. These pants are awesome, warm and comfortable. They are expensive but by far my favorite pants. If you spend a lot of time outside they are unbeatable.

Jolene Connelly
Reviewed On 12/30/2020

These pants are awesome. There is a lot of thought put into the construction of these from the thigh pockets to the knife pocket. I'm super short so they were really long until I had them hemmed, but that's to be expected for me.

Taylor Henke
Reviewed On 12/17/2020

Not what I was expecting. They are actually really thick I bought these for multiple uses when deer hunting and waterfowl. I have 34 waste I'm 5'6 they were extremely too long. And quite noisy but not as bad as some nomad pants I already had. Immediately put them on when I got them as I'm always excited to get new gear and they were too warm if I wanted them to be this thick and heavy I would've purchased bibs. I like the solid pants. I returned this product. I understand the layering process but here in Texas I won't have much of use for it. I plan to use base layers and will exchange for the grinder pants instead. On bright side the vents are amazing but still not enough for me. They are super soft and comfortable as I've found with most sitka products are. However they are thick but they are NOT bulky.

Reviewed On 11/23/2020

Awesome pants but after purchasing the Dakota vest first, then the Dakota jacket, I really expected the Dakota pants to also come with goretex infinium windstopper. Looking back I now see that it not a feature on these pants but I wish they did. Still great product, just got them so we’ll se how they do in the field.

Reviewed On 11/23/2020

I have never owned Sitka until a month ago. The price point was always the distraction but I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" so I ended up biting the bullet and let me tell you, the fit and quality of these pants are second to none!! I have not put these to the test in the field as of this post but I have no doubt that they will perform flawlessly. Another area of concern was sizing, because everything fits differently. I'm 6'1", 175lbs with a 35" measured waist (in between Sitka's recommended sizing); the 34R is PERFECT with a thumbs-width room for allowing for a base layer and tucking a base layer shirt into the pants. Well done Sitka!! I'm excited to receive the Sitka Dakota hoodie that I just ordered thanks to the Black Friday sales. :)

Brian S.
Reviewed On 10/21/2020

There may not be a better all around pant out there! The soft fleece lining makes these more comfortable than your favorite flannel, lounge around the lodge pants. These are great under the waders during mid season. Enough to keep you warm, while providing soft comfort. Just as I do with the Grinder Pant, I wear the Dakota Pant (in Mud) all Fall and Winter; for dog training and trips to town. However, they have quickly become my favorite pant for laying round the house on a lazy afternoon as well. The Dakota Pant; fits right, moves well and is flat comfortable!

E. Jay Coon
Reviewed On 04/16/2020

Great pants for warmth and comfort. Awesome for waterfowl hunting. I need these in subalpine for Turkey and deer here in the midwest. Let’s get on it!!!!

Reviewed On 04/09/2020

I bought the Back 40, Hanger, and Dakota pants. All are VERY comfortable and all have a pretty good fit. All are expensive, all are Asian or manufactured over seas someplace which is very disappointing. The Dakota pants seem to be the only one worth the money. They are warm and durable, fit the description and usage. You can save some money on the Back 40 and Hanger pants by going with a nice pair of Carhartt pants or some other brand. The Back 40 snag easily and for the price there are less expensive comparable alternatives. The Hanger pants are a real disappointment. I haven't used them for hunting or walking through fields of brush, if I did they'd be torn to shreds. I've used them for work on the farm and what briar or brush I have encountered has these things picked and snagged all over. They do not fair well. These are not brush pants by any means, work pants are a push, they're just glorified Docker's. Do not recommend.

ryan huttner
Reviewed On 08/06/2019

these pants are extremely warm and WELL worth the money

Reviewed On 06/12/2019

Under hips or waders when the temps drop, this pant will keep you warm! As well, the construction and fabric is rip and tear resistant like nothing I've seen. Hunting South Texas in between the Dakotas and Arkansas, cactus can be a problem. I went through more than one pair of pants a year from competitors before making the switch. Best thing I ever did! My dad is turning 70 this year and has always been stuck in his old ways, but after he's seen the Sitka lineup and how it holds up season after season, he's convinced and making the switch himself! Sitka isn't a brand, it's a way of life!

Clint Whiting
Reviewed On 05/23/2019

This is a great pair of pants and use them frequently. I am 5'10 / 185 with an athetic build and the 32's fit perfectly. I am oftentimes in between sizes and this one was right on the money. The material is very durable and has a DWR finish. You wont be disappointed with this purchase

John Landa
Reviewed On 01/15/2019

Sitka needs to make this pant in every pattern!!! I own the ESW, Stratus, Apex, Downpour, and Thunderhead pants and the Dakota is by far my favorite. Super comfortable, true to size, and the DWR finish is more than enough to keep me dry hunting in light rain or from drips and splashes paddling through timber looking for woodies. If this pant came in Subalpine and Elevated II I'd buy them in a second.

Jake Lonier
Reviewed On 10/14/2018

These bad boys right here are the cats meow. I wear a 36 but had to go up to a 38 because they were very tight. Im a farmer in Michigan and wear these pants all the time. Insulated for the cold mornings and with the thigh zippers they dump excess heat fast. When it gets warmer in the middle of the day i leave the zippers undone so i don’t get too hot. My favorite pants made by Sitka that I own.

George D.
Reviewed On 01/04/2018

The Dakota pants are simply the best hunting pants I have ever worn. Very warm when the temperature drops but zippered pockets allow for ventilation if necessary. I have worn these beneath my waders and as a stand alone for deer hunting. These pants look and fit great, cant say enough about them.

Reviewed On 12/18/2017

I did not have these pants for the start of the season, so I only have about 15 days of hunting in them. By far the best waterfowl pant I have ever worn! I hunt in Colorado, where weather conditions change all the time. Teen’s in mornings with high 40’s even 50’s in the afternoon, high winds, dead calm blue bird days, some rain and one day of driven wet snow. They work great in all conditions, I also wear them under waders, very comfortable, these will be my go to pant even for late season. My only complaint is they could use suspenders like the Mountain pant. Would be 5 stars if they did. I love my Sitka gear!

Travis Jones
Reviewed On 11/26/2017

These are truly fantastic pants. I had ordered a Dakota Hoody for my son a year ago and really liked the fabric. When I saw pants made from the same fabric I ordered them immediately. They did not disappoint.

They are VERY comfortable, and depending on what you layer underneath, should be very versatile. So far I’ve worn them without another layer and once with a light wool layer.

I almost wish I’d ordered the solid color so I could play golf in then when it’s cold.

Mike Abrams
Reviewed On 11/16/2017

These are the PERFECT pant for waterfowl hunting. They are perfect to wear alone in the early season and I ordered a size up so I could throw some long johns underneath when its cold. After chasing down geese its easy to dump the heat with the zippers. I have worn them under waders and its like wear sweatpants.

Brad R.
Reviewed On 11/09/2017

The Sitka quality you expect, but perhaps not the Sitka sizing you expect. Think "heavyweight Grinders", but they run large. I have several pairs of Timberlines in 34R, two pairs of Grinders in 34R, and one pair of Ascents in 34R. Those all fit like they were tailored for me. The Dakotas in 34R that I just ordered, on the other hand, are considerably larger and longer. Suspenders would keep them up, but they aren't made with the suspender loops of the other pants - so I end up with a belt cinched a little too tight to be comfortable or to look good. Consider sizing down, or at least leave the tags on until you're sure you're happy with the fit so that you can return them if necessary.

Brent Gandy
Reviewed On 10/28/2017

Absolutely the best mid season pant! I put them to the test this morning here in Oklahoma. It's not even the warmth that i like so much, it's the comfortability!!! You will not be disappointed in these!

Mike Walters
Reviewed On 10/11/2017

Wore these pants for a week long snow goose/dark goose/duck hunt in Saskatchewan Canada. Hunted harvested grain and pea fields. Concealment could not have been better. Absolutely perfect pared with the Dakota Hoodie. Perfect weight for the crisp Saskatchewan mornings. Very comfortable and fit true to size. Another great piece by Sitka!

Matthew Knutson
Reviewed On 09/30/2017

These are a great mid season pant. They are as comfortable as the gradient but not as warm, they are perfect for setting up decoy spreads in the cool mornings or wearing around camp. Perfect if you are looking for something between the Grinder and the Gradient.

Larry Hare
Reviewed On 04/21/2017

I could not wait to get my hands on these. They are heavier than the grinder, but equally as comfortable. I really like the solids, as they have become part of my everyday wardrobe. I can see me wearing these Dakota pants, with a core heavyweight bottom, and never being fazed by cold weather again.

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