Delta Wading Jacket
GoreTex

Delta Wading Jacket

Waterfowl : Marsh
$399.00
(55 Reviews)

The Delta Wading Jacket was born and built for the seasonal extremes of waterfowl hunting. This shell is bomb-proof thanks to its 100% waterproof durable 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro laminate which ensures complete waterproof coverage in addition to being abrasion resistant, more breathable and quicker drying. A DWR finish sheds rain and won’t wet-out. Water-sealing cuffs will keep you dry even when dunking hands to grab decoys. The integrated call-keeper system stores your calls close at hand or out of the way with a magnetic closure pocket.


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FEATURES & SPECS
  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Marsh is designed for layout and blind hunting in the marsh, standing crops, and cut stubble fields.

  • Weight: 27.2 oz. // Size L

  • Fabric: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Pro Laminate, Durable Polyester Twill with Woven Backer.

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

  • Reinforced Forearms: Reinforced forearms resist the gauntlet of abrasion.

  • Pit Zips: Allow you to dump heat while on the move.

  • Functional hood: The 3-way adjustable hood stays in place without hindering your peripheral vision, and a standing collar zips up to seal out drafts.

  • GORE-TEX® Pro Shell: 100% waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric with complete concealment is the lightest and most durable and versatile waterfowl hunting jacket on the market. 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are engineered with added durability to withstand abrasion in rugged environments while protecting against extreme and unpredictable conditions with frequent work-rest cycles.

  • Water-Sealing Cuffs: Velcro gasket cuffs seal out water and precipitation.

  • Lay-Flat Front Shell Pockets: The bellowed pockets close with quiet magnetic snaps, easily accommodate a box of shot shells, and lay flat when empty.

  • Integrated Call-Keeper System: Our Call-Keeper System keeps duck and goose calls close at hand or quietly out of the way in magnetic tuck-away call pockets when not in use.

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Why We Made This

Finding a shell that could meet the technical needs of a full season of waterfowl hunting was damn-near impossible. So, we set out to create one. We utilized a 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro laminate for its added durability to withstand abrasion in unforgiving environments. The GORE-TEX® PRO plus a DWR finish make this a 100% waterproof jacket. The jacket is cut intentionally short to wear with waders in high water conditions, and water-sealing cuffs with a velcro gasket seal out water and precipitation. It’s a fully-loaded technical jacket, so we included pit zips for dumping heat, reinforced forearms to resist abrasion, a 3-way adjustable hood designed to stay in place without hindering peripheral vision and a standing collar that zips to seal out frigid winds. An integrated call-keeper system and bellowed lay-flat front shell pockets with ultra-quiet magnetic closures round out this beast of an all-season waterfowl shell.

Product Comments
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Matt Reitzell
Reviewed On 11/11/2019

This was my first piece of Sitka gear (received as a gift), and it has quickly become my favorite piece of hunting equipment that I own. Running duck hunting trips in the marshes of southeast Louisiana, the most important thing is to stay dry. If you can stay dry, you can stay warm. From rough boat rides across open water with lots of spray, to driving rain storms during frontal passages, and to labs shaking after every duck retrieve, staying dry isn't easy. For the first time in my 40+ years of duck hunting, this jacket makes it possible. Worn over a pair of waders, the only thing that gets wet now are my hands and my face. You won't believe how good this jacket works.

Michael Moore
Reviewed On 11/05/2019

Great Jacket! Attention to details for the duck hunter well thought out. I’m 6’7” tall and 280 lbs. The XXL jacket was just a little snug with my cold weather under gear on in chest and arm length. I ordered the XXXL to see if the added chest size and 1/2 inch in arm length help. I’m also a winter steelhead fly fisherman and look forward to using as a dual sport jacket. I own a lot of Sims gear; breathable waders, boots, vests etc ... The quality of the Sitka products are exceeding my quality standards.

Brian Lisenby
Reviewed On 10/02/2019

Great Jacket, Great Warranty, and Great customer service. Thanks for handling by warranty issue promptly, getting me back in my gear and back in action.

reed
Reviewed On 10/01/2019

I like good gear and I prefer if each piece of clothing serves multiple purposes. I bought the Delta for duck, all season grouse and pheasant, and even fishing in crappy weather. It does well at all, and I have been in enough all day downpours to know it can be counted on to keep you dry. The fabric seems stout enough I'm not worried about ripping it on every little twig. It's light enough to carry in a daypack on all day bird hunts. Improvements? I realize that the longer the coat, the more likely the bottom will get wet while wading. But I wish the jacket was about an inch longer as I'd rather have the slight extra coverage. (or, make a coat version of this!). Get rid of the velcro on the shell pockets, the magnets work well enough and the velcro makes a one-handed opening harder.

Seth Zimmerman
Reviewed On 09/30/2019

by far one of the best purchases i have made. This thing kept me warm and dry from sitting in the rain for two hours yesterday. Love all the pockets just need to make sure you dry your hands off before you stick them in the pockets up near your chest otherwise that will hold moisture. Great fit and when it gets warm i open the pit zips to dump hear. My only complaint that i hope sitka can take back is that if you take the jacket off for whatever reason it would be nice if they sold a lanyard that i can hook the calls too when i wear some of my early season pieces such as the light/heavy weight core hoodies or duck oven jacket. Another idea would be to start incorporating the lanyard loops in all jackets and vests as well making your call lanyard more usable. If it wasn't raining this weekend i would have to take my calls off the lanyard and put them on another lanyard. These issues did not affect my judgement buying just tings i picked up on as i use it.

MllrdKllr
Reviewed On 06/12/2019

If you're looking at this product, you know what you are after. Lightweight, waterproof, durable, multi-functional. This product is it. Being a wading jacket, yes, it is a little shorter than other Sitka gear i.e. the Hudson. Stand in the rain in the marsh, no problem. Early season layout with a storm rolling in and all your buddies run for cover, you're good. Off chance your wife left her umbrella in the car and she needs to run from the front door to her car, now she knows why hunters buy this stuff and her hair isn't going to get wet with that amazing hood. Game. Set. Match. Sitka isn't a brand, it's a way of life!

Justin
Reviewed On 03/05/2019

Bought this jacket for early to late season hunting. As a seaduck guide I demand a lot from my gear and this coat delivers. The design of the hood is one of the best I’ve had for looking side to side. While keeping the salt water spray off me and keeping me dry

Endicott
Reviewed On 02/25/2019

This product is a must for the waterfowl hunter. Durable, lightweight, warm, and dry. There is really not much more you can ask for. The price is steep but for good quality gear in sticky situations, you cant put a price on it. The pockets are easily accessible and very convenient. Jacket is very warm. I would normally only have to wear a base layer and grinder hoody on the coldest days of the season. Great construction overall and I have yet to be disappointed by any features of this piece.

Steve
Reviewed On 01/16/2019

I purchased this product along with the Delta Wading pants for early season goose hunting and the pair quickly became my favorite waterfowl clothing. They are extremely well made and with waterfowl hunters in mind. I will purchase the Gradient jacket to wear underneath for colder hunts. Well done Sitka!

Dan Riley
Reviewed On 12/27/2018

This jacket is not going to keep you very warm, it is not an insulation piece, but it will keep you dry and cut the wind. I hunt a lot of big water with high winds, and this is perfect to go over my waders and other insulation pieces i have under the waders. The gaskets on the sleeves work perfect w my sitka pantanal gloves to stop water from creeping up as im dunking my hands setting and collecting dekes. It also doesn't get wet and soggy when its wet, which it will get wet often if wearing outside the waders.

Brendan
Reviewed On 11/29/2018

Fantastic jacket! This is the kind of kit that Arcteryx would make if they made camo for hunting. Similar quality and functionality. My only knock on the jacket is the length could be a tad longer in the torso.

Buy a size larger than your normal jacket to facilitate layering. It’s a shell, so BYO insulation.

Last knocks are on the system. Get a ski mask in this pattern so I can call, without having to move a mask (I have the marsh pattern).

Please make this in kid sizes so my daughters (9 and 6) can be as well hidden as me. Marsh pattern is too bright in my part of KS.

Good job otherwise Sitka, good job

G Lipscomb
Reviewed On 11/26/2018

great rain coat but don't go hunting in under about 40 degrees! Not very warm

Jeremy Stutes
Reviewed On 11/10/2018

Just wanted to put mainly a size review out for this jacket because I wasn’t finding any to verify that this jacket would fit. I’m 5’10” 250lbs and I ordered the XL in this jacket and it fits nicely. I don’t have room for a big down jacket under it but most any other jacket would fit. Hope this helps

Taylor Poncik
Reviewed On 11/06/2018

Great Jacket, I wear it as a single layer or as a shell. Blocks strong winds and is great at keeping you 100% dry with out restricting movement while shooting.

Gerald Cook
Reviewed On 09/15/2018

Most versatile piece of equipment I own! I can wear this jacket with a T-shirt in warm weather for perfect concealment, with a sweatshirt in spring or fall weather, or with a pile of layers underneath when it’s “what are we doing out here” cold. The pockets inside and out this jacket are large enough to actually use, and the larger sizing makes access to base layer jackets easy even when wearing gloves. I”m 5’10” and 165 lbs. A Large fits well over layers and fits over the top of bulky neoprene waders — genius. Finally, the pit zips work exactly the way you’d hope, making this a well-designed and versatile top layer for every condition.

MikeB
Reviewed On 07/25/2018

Not kidding, buy the delta first and just layer from there. I have used the delta for 2 seasons, every day of the season. I hunt in California, from days around 80in October to days with wind in the 20s in December. It’s the only outer jacket I’ve ever owned I haven’t wanted to rip off the second I get in the blind or start moving around in the dekes. The gold standard in my opinion. Great job Sitka.

Ben
Reviewed On 02/08/2018

Great product. I am 6'2", 200# and bought and XL. I also bought the gradient jacket in XL also and wore them both together in several hunts this year in freezing temps. I was sweating walking in and out and was just toasty sitting in ice. The size is a little big, but with the core layer beneath it was a perfect fit. It is definitely waterproof and the cuffs on the sleeves keep water out. The front pockets are also big enough to get a couple of boxes of shells in and most other essentials. The handwarmer pockets are OK. There is not a thick layer of fleece in them. This was probably the only thing about the jacket that could have been labeled a little better. The elbows also have abrasion resistant material that just add to the feel of a very sturdy jacket. I would definitely buy this again. The gradient jacket is also a great fit inside this jacket and they seem to be made for each other. Overall I highly recommend this jacket and I am excited to use them both in the future.

Michael
Reviewed On 01/15/2018

Have been using this jacket for the past five seasons. Been blessed enough to use it from Alaska to Texas in some rough conditions. I was very skeptical of this jacket because of the cost. I have been thoroughly impressed with this jacket. Layer underneath when cold and wear with a T shirt when warm. Be sure to treat the jacket each season and you will be back to new. I did experience an issue with the camo on the right sleeve after three seasons of use. SITKA took care of the issue and had it back to new. Very impressed with the company.

Vincent Viani
Reviewed On 12/11/2017

This jacket is made of quality materials. It is well made and a very good design, except for the two front "billow" pockets. The overal size of these pockets is way to small to to be effective for duck hunting and the stowing of gear. The opening for theses pockets is also way to tight. It is extremely difficult to gain access to these pockets with a gloved hand.

Scott
Reviewed On 11/21/2017

Awesome jacket. I wear the Duck Oven under it and got rained on 3 straight days in Manitoba this Sept. Meanwhile, my dad was plenty wet in his 'dry' jacket of another brand. Finally a believer, he ordered a Delta Wading Jacket & Duck Oven for himself on drive home back to the States. Worth every nickel.

Jayden
Reviewed On 10/30/2017

Matthew
Reviewed On 10/13/2017

I have used the marsh pattern for 3 years and the timber for a year now and this jacket performs flawlessly. I have been standing in the swamp in a rain storm and watched all my buddies "waterproof' jackets fail, while i stayed completely dry. I am 6' and 180lbs and medium fits me great with room to layer underneath.

Stephen S.
Reviewed On 09/18/2017

I purchased a Hudson Jacket in 2X last fall. The fit was amazing for me (5'10", 200) with Sitka top and Dakota Hoodie. I figured that this jacket would fit the same. It was huge in 2x. The sleeves were longer than the tips of my fingers fully extended. Maybe without the insulation it made it that much bigger, I'm not sure. I called and spoke to the reps prior to returning. I may try an XL to see if it fits a little better. Otherwise, it was excellent just like the Hudson that I have.

Chris Wilson
Reviewed On 09/06/2017

I love this jacket, and cannot recommend it enough, it is one of those pieces that you will use day in and day out.

Kyle
Reviewed On 06/28/2017

Incredible customer service. You get what you pay for. The design of the pockets is critical for hunting in the rain, shell pockets are strong, and pit zips are great for hiking into the marsh. I bought this jacket a few years back and absolutely loved it until my shooting shoulder started to get tiny pin holes allowing it to leak. I sent the jacket back after hunting season to be repaired. A few days later I received a personal call from the head of the waterfowl line to let me know the Delta jacket had been redesigned since the one I had purchased and this failure was unacceptable. He proceeded to tell a brand new one would be shipped to to me as soon as this years inventory became available. The new jacket arrived last week. Great work Sitka!

Will
Reviewed On 01/24/2017

Not sure why the sleeve length only goes up a half inch in the larger sizes. I guide and know people that love theirs and I would love to have this wading jacket to replace the one I have now but being 6'6" and having long arms there is no point in getting it because it wouldn't reach my wrist. Most of my other gear has a sleeve length of 37-38 for XXL. If I was to layer up in this jacket my other layers would just be poofing out the wrist, kinda defeats the purpose of having water sealing cuffs. Hopefully, Sitka will start making their larger jackets with longer sleeves or have a tall option, especially for their outer layers. Otherwise I'm forced to buy somewhere else which sucks because I'm trying to get my hands on the best gear possible, which seems to be Sitka.

CHRIS LAROSE
Reviewed On 12/30/2016

Love this jacket...great in early season and late season, just have to layer up. The only problem I have is the arms are a bit tight at the chest area when I layer. I got an XL which is the same size of a 4:1 jacket. Just fits a bit snug.

Justin Sanbei
Reviewed On 12/03/2016

The other day it was blowing 45 mph sustained, raining like crazy and 38 degrees, probably the coldest and hardest conditions in my opinion to stay warm in. I have a mile bike ride plus a half mile hike into my spot, all while hauling my gear and decoys. I was sweating like crazy by the time I finally arrived. Got pounded all day from both the rain and wind and at the end of the day I was still warm and was not wet from the rain or the sweat. In addition the functionality of the jacket is second to none that I've ever tried. Doesn't restrict movement whatsoever, even in the hood. I knew I would get a good product when I bought this jacket, but I think it has outdone my expectations. This jacket is the real deal!

Tom Navarre
Reviewed On 09/28/2016

I decided to try the layering concept after years of wearing heavy coats with liners. Could not be happier with the weight, cut, and fit of the Delta wading jacket. At the end of a day of hunting you feel much less fatigue. I layer with primarily Polartech to keep the system light. The Optifade waterfowl pattern is very effective where we hunt in Michigan's Saginaw Bay region. I am 6' and weigh 190 and the large is just right. Very athletic fit but does not bind. Worth every penny.

cv
Reviewed On 08/18/2016

Absolute best purchase I've made for my hunting gear. The staff at sitka were there and very responsive. Theres not a trade in value for a piece of gear that keeps me dry when its cold. For South Louisiana marsh hunting its a must have.

Jordan
Reviewed On 01/12/2016

If you want a shell that will keep you dry in the worst conditions, then this is it. Keep it up Sitka.

Mike I
Reviewed On 01/11/2016

I wish the inside of the collar was camo as well. Most of the time I use this jacket 3/4 zip and all you see is big grey collar.

Dave clendening
Reviewed On 01/04/2016

Bought this for duck hunting accidentally brought this coat for a late season fly fishing trip it was in my gear bag left over from the hunting season great mistake out performs my sims wader coat hands down this will be my go to for fly fishing and hunting want a wading coat for duck hunting and fly fishing this is the one the water proof cuffs out performed my sims 10 to 1

Robert p
Reviewed On 01/01/2016

I bought the Delta Wading Jacket at the beginning of the 2014 season and it has performed flawlessly. I also bought the duck oven jacket to go along with it. Duck oven also performed great.

Shane R.
Reviewed On 11/29/2015

I bought the Delta Wading Jacket at the beginning of the 2014 duck season, and I wanted to wait to review after a full season of use. I've had just about every waterfowl jacket made, i.e. Browning, Filson, Drake, Columbia, Cabela's, and this is the first jacket that is 100% waterproof and can withstand the coastal marshes of South Louisiana. This year four others in our camp made the switch to the Delta or Hudson too.

Jamie
Reviewed On 11/11/2015

Perfect piece of gear! Thanks Sitka! After reading some of the reviews I decided to submit one myself. Have had this jacket for several seasons and it is amazing. Fit and function are the best on the market. As with any product there are sizing issues, however the great staff at Sitka are just a phone call away and when making a substantial purchase I give them a call on sizing and gear opinions. They have never steered me wrong. Hats off to Sitka for publishing all the reviews but I have to say, the line between a bad review and stupidity is very thin when it comes rep consumers.

I mix and match all my Sitka gear and it works great! I take this jacket out west for early elk. It's fit and packability are amazing.

VTHunt
Reviewed On 10/14/2015

Fits well- Not too tight, and allows room to mount quickly

Mark Veitch
Reviewed On 10/12/2015

This is one awesome piece of kit. Lightweight, 100% waterproof, great pattern, piles of pockets. I can leave my cell phone in one and it won't get wet. Can't wait to get my core heavyweight hoodie to layer and delta pants to match.

JRP
Reviewed On 10/08/2015

Very nice jacket, but too short. I’m 6’1”, 195, and a Large fits well with room for layering, but if I raise my arms as I would to shoot, the bottom of the jacket raises above my belt…a huge pet peeve. I wish this was made in a ‘tall’.

Aaron Palmer
Reviewed On 09/23/2015

This jacket is designed and cut for people in the 225 to 250 lb range. I'm 6 ft tall 180 and this jacket swallowed me. On the description it states " cut large enough to layer underneath". It sure is if you plane on wearing 5 hoodies under the jacket. I'm very disappointed with the fit of this jacket. Why is everything made for overweight people.

Rod Staggs
Reviewed On 06/14/2015

I bought this jacket for a Duck Hunting Trip to Argentina this past week. It preformed fantastic. I wore a Kelvin Lite Vest under it. Perfect layering system for this time of year in Argentina. Sadly I returned from Argentina without the jacket. My Guide/Bird Boy liked my jacket so well that he spent his whole tip and bought the jacket from me. Now I have to buy another one. My guide had never heard of Sitka but he's a true believer now and so am I.

Brooks Heath
Reviewed On 03/20/2015

From Sept. 1st to March 7th of the 14-15 Season goose and duck seasons this Jacket is a must have. From those 85* mornings with light rain to the 10* mornings with a Duck Oven underneath I Count on this Jacket to keep me dry and concealed time and time again, The attention to details like all Sitka Gear is 2nd to none! Pocket location, hood configuration, wrist cuffs and zippers are phenomenal! This piece is must for every waterfowler that requires the most from their gear!

Greg Galli
Reviewed On 02/04/2015

Great product, lightweight and bone dry.

Tom Loats
Reviewed On 01/30/2015

Over 100 days chasing ducks this year and the Sitka wader jacket was with me every minute! This is a not just a coat but a piece of equipment that is trusted to keep me warm and dry! This was the wettest and cloudiest duck season Kansas has seen in years! I used to say "not hunting today due to rain" Not anymore!

Started early season in Central Kansas, was warm and wet! Not only protected me from water but a very determined hatch of Mosquitos...

Ended on the Missouri river in a freezing rain that switched to snow and 40 MPH north winds....The hood is so well thought out you can hunt effectively with it on!

Thanks for making such a great product...Will add to my Sitka equipment list by next fall...

Conor
Reviewed On 01/05/2015

Love this jacket. I've worn it throughout the duck season here in Washington. It got me through 35 degree days with torrential rain and I stayed warm and dry - which is more than I can say for my hunting buddies.

One day in the blind we heard some turkeys up on the hill behind us. I crept through the grass and my wife said I essentially disappeared - sweet camo. To boot, I bagged 2 toms along with a handful of greenheads!

Scott Long
Reviewed On 12/29/2014

I bought this jacket primarily for waterfowl, but it lends itself nicely to fly fishing as well. I have never owned a fishing jacket that was more versatile than the Delta wading jacket. The hood adjustments are incredible. Having the ability to adjust the hood to leave just an opening for your eyes, and to have the hood move with you when you turn your head, is something I've never seen in a jacket before. This is my new favorite fishing jacket!!

Joe
Reviewed On 11/19/2014

I think the material is top notch. My wife took a photo of me in regular Cabelas DU waders with the Sitka Delta Jacket on and against the back drop you could not see my upper body what so ever and the darker waders "stood out like a soar thumb." I love this jacket, it's awesome but the only thing I'm not totally sold on is the magnetic pockets. Inevitably I ended up put stuff in them but the magnets weren't strong enough to hold anything back and thus everything I put in the jacket at some point fell out, not good when you're around water. I think rare earth magnets would have been better for this application as well as extending a seem vertically to create a little bit of an actual pocket. The rubber sealed cuffs are awesome. Probably my favorite feature is the particular type of GoreTex material that used wasn't that load. In the past my head phones would amplify the noise my jacket made drowning out what other hunters were whispering in the blind. This was key. Overall this is a fantastic jacket and I'm extremely thrilled about the purchase.

Chip Bell
Reviewed On 06/22/2014

Bought this jacket to use in North Carolina for late season duck Hunts over my Duck Oven jacket. Wow, it's handled the nastiest open water hunting ever on Core Sound. Plan to give this jacket double duty. It's going with me to Idaho for a wilderness backpack hunt for mule deer up where the sheep are. I have a lot of Sitka gear, but I plan to use this with my Cloudburst Pants for my rain gear. The comfort of the hand warmer pockets were what sold me on this jacket, but it's the most versatile piece I own in my mind. Great product.

Brad Pannone
Reviewed On 02/21/2014

As we expect from Sitka, this jacket is well thought out and better than anything on the market. The fitting of this jacket is unreal. Everything is perfect. One of my favorite features though is the hood. They arent large hoods that can block your vision when you swing back behind you. Also, it is a smaller hood that fits perfectly over your head even with a beanie on. I want to say though, this jacket has no insulation. This is an early season jacket for sure. I used this jacket for early teal/wood duck in arkansas as well as early duck season in october in North carolina. If you want to use this jacket later in the season, you will want to roll in the duck oven. Over all this jacket is awesome for an early season water proof and wind proof shell. This jacket rocks and is worth the coin.

J Roberts
Reviewed On 10/01/2013

Amazing jacket. Every detail has been thought out and perfectly executed to create the perfect early season duck hunting jacket. The cuffs seal water out when retrieving decoys, the magnets that hold open the shell pockets make it easy to quickly reach for shells in a pinch, the water tight pockets didn't let any water in keeping my phone/wallet/license perfectly dry in a rain storm, ect, ect, ect. Sitka thought of everything and the result is the best hunting jacket I've ever owned. Well done!

Lawrence Altaffer
Reviewed On 09/18/2013

Not only is this the best hunting jacket I've ever owned, it is the best technical jacket I have ever owned. Every aspect of it works for you and provides a measurable benefit. The cuffs strap down to keep water out. The pockets are perfectly placed to allow shells calls and maybe an extra face mask to be easily stored and retrieved. The hood is the first cinch down hood that I have found that truly moves with your head, which is extremely important when you're in a blind. Too many times before I didn't see some Teal or wood ducks zooming in because when I turned my head my hood didn't move with me and blocked my view. Yes this jacket is pricey but it is worth every penny. I have never had nor seen a jacket that compares to the quality of the Delta Wading Jacket.

Chris Judd
Reviewed On 08/07/2013

This jacket fits perfect for my kind of duck hunting. I don't have the expendable income to get into duck club ponds so I do a lot of work in the dark getting to the spots that hold birds. The waterfowl season here in Eastern Washington starts with warm, downright hot, weather and ends with some howling, bitter cold. This jacket will do the job in all settings. Pit zips are a Godsend when you're lugging 2 dozen deeks on your back in October. It is uninsulated but roomy enough to layer up. The design on the articulated hood is a fantastic feature. I've never owned a jacket that allows you to keep your eyes on the sky during a downpour. It moves with you and keeps you dry. Pocket placement is another feature that makes you wonder why waterfowl gear makers haven't made this switch a long time ago. Weather you like your jacket outside your waders or tucked in, your pockets are accessible. One last word, durability. I caught my jacket a couple times on wire in the blind. Couldn't comprehend that it didn't tear a huge hole. Only one of those times did it actually do enough damage to create a waterproofing problem. Putting this jacket to the test was a true privilege of being a Gore product tester.

Ricky Norman
Reviewed On 07/29/2013

After much success with their big game gear I could not wait to get my hands on Sitka's new line of waterfowl clothing. With the Delta Wading Jacket Sitka delivered and then some. The cut of the jacket was spot on for wading, hitting me right above the waist line, keeping the jacket out of the water when wading. Another key feature was the water-sealing cuffs that keep water from surging into the sleeve when hands are submerged. The sleeves are articulated lending to uninhibited movement. Overall the build quality is extremely good and no details were overlooked. The Optifade Marsh pattern is an awesome concealment pattern and the Gore-Tex will keep you dry and comfortable. As a W.L. Gore product tester I have seen tons of waterproof garments and this one truly got me excited. I can't wait to use this for many seasons to come.

shifty
Reviewed On 07/26/2013

I used the Delta Wading Jacket as my primary outer layer this past duck season here in Arkansas. Jacket is just the right length for wading, you don't have to worry about soaking the bottom 8 inches of material. Pockets in all the right spots, two for shells down low and two for your hands up on the chest. Cuffs on the sleeves are great for keeping water out and warmth in. Spent multiple hunts in the rain and with my hood cinched down and zipper pulled tight I managed to stay warm and dry, nothing worse than a morning spent wet and shivering and he Delta saved me on multiple occasions. Jacket is uninsulated but fitted in a way that allows for ample layers underneath depending on conditions. I wore it in weather from 25-65 degrees and just varied my layers as needed. It is easy to roll it up and stuff it in your bag if you take it off on the walk to the blind. Zipper is great, over sized and easy to manipulate with cold fingers. Glad I was able to test this product for Gore and was very pleased with its performance.

Josh Murphy
Reviewed On 07/11/2013

Hunting almost everyday of the Virginia 12-13 waterfowl season, I can truly say this jacket is a must have. Perfect for the many different temps encountered throughout the season, from a t-shirt underneath to multiple layers. Keeps you completely dry, and moves with you on the swing. The many pockets are great for holding shells, calls, what ever you feel the need to have at the ready. The cuffs keep the water out when your bare handing decoys during early season, and stay in place when your putting the gloves on in the late season. Don't think twice about adding this piece of gear to your collection.

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