Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II
Fanatic Pack Optifade Elevated II

Fanatic Pack

  • Whitetail : Elevated II
(21 Reviews)

This pack is a must-have for late-season whitetail hunting in a treestand. It employs the same Science of Sound technology that goes into the Fanatic system and features ultra-quiet YKK® Vislon® zippers, high-loft jacquard Berber fleece, and our Silent Secure closures on the top lid, eliminating noisy loose buckles. Side pockets and winged compression straps round out this ultimate utility storage system.

Main compartment: 26 L or 1586 CI
Top lid: 6 L or 31 CI
Large side pocket: 2 L or 122 CI
2 small side pockets: 1.5 L or 92 CI
Total volume: 35.5 L or 2166.34 CI
Weight: 35.2 oz

Product ID: #40066

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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  • Science of Sound: The new Fanatic system allows a hunter the ability to move with more confidence by cutting the audible engagement distance in half.

  • Silent Secure closures: Eliminates noisy loose buckles.

  • Weapon and jacket winged compression straps with Silent Secure hooks: Enables you to carry a bow, rifle, jacket or rattling antlers on the outside of the pack.

  • Ultra-quiet YKK® Vislon® Zippers: Designed so your pack doesn't blow your cover.

  • Dedicated saw/bow hanger side pocket: For quick access from outside the pack after climbing a tree stand.

  • Stow-away bow/firearm stabilization strap: Keeps weight balanced and carries load securely.

  • Imported

Product Comments

21 Reviews
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Bryce Lambley
Reviewed On 11/09/2022

This daypack is near-perfect for the whitetail bowhunter. It is silent in the field, and expands/contracts to the size of the contents. This latter is of great importance when hunting skinny trees after leaf fall. Some don't like this lack of structure/support but I think it's perfect for its intended use. The quiet factor cannot be overstated either, both in its unique strap attachments and zippers. It is often billed as more of a late season pack but I find it perfect for the entire whitetail season which in Nebraska is Sept 1 through Dec 31. It can carry an incredible amount of gear, still leaving room for extra clothes in the main compartment or lashed to the back. The only negative (which comes as a tradeoff for its silence) is that it will soak up rain and pick up burrs. I rarely hunt the rain as it is heck on blood trails and I generally hunt thick timber with visibility often less than 30 yards. But if you do, simply buy the Reversible Pack Cover and you are set.

Which kind of whitetail bowhunter should get a different daypack? If you do a lot of self-filming, I believe the sturdier construction of the Tool Bucket might be better suited for your equipment. And if you are primarily a hang-and-hunt kind of bowhunter, I'd recommend the Cargo Box. I actually have all three, but the Fanatic goes with me 95% of the time.

Andrew Macklin
Reviewed On 11/07/2022

Tested this pack out with a new archery spot that has a significant hike to access. I like the lack of structure and find it can fit lots of stuff and it hides the pack better in the tree. Super quiet, I was able to get into the tree and unpacked on a windless afternoon with deer bedded down around 100 yards away without jumping anything. the 3 point bow strapping system works great and really keeps things snug and secure for the hike in too.

Reviewed On 10/26/2022

I have the tool belt and love it for early season short hunts. Been running the fanatic this season and I love it. Not too big or too small. And the zero noises is absolutely awesome. Wasn’t sure how I would like the lack of structure as in a stiffness of back and sides but Sitka as usual knew what they were doing. If you like zero noises, this is the one. Sitka, please bring back the shacket.

Richard OMalley
Reviewed On 04/04/2022

Pack is sized well and is very quiet. I also like the pocket layout. However this pack does not have any structure when full as it takes the shape of the sum of its contents. The most disappointing part is it soaks up water and will not dry for days. I would have highly preferred a reasonable trade off of structure and weather protection at the expense of sound.

allen acker
Reviewed On 12/05/2021

I used mine for the first time this season and I love how quiet it is and how much storage I can get out of it. Going to Ohio in January for muzzle loader season and can't wait to use this amazing product!

Reviewed On 11/23/2021

I love this pack! It is absolutely the quietest pack you can get! It has plenty of room for layers and fits my predator platform nicely. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is because if you’re someone that runs hot or sweats easily this thing will have your back drenched in sweat. This is one of the only times I’d suggest Sitka to fix an issue.

Reviewed On 11/04/2021

I love this pack and use it on every hunt. I have carried it on hot days as well as below freezing. It has so much room and is very comfortable to carry. Extremely light weight too. The best part about this pack is how quiet it is. It never makes noise at all and keeps the gear inside quiet as well.

However… a few negatives… if this pack gets wet it will take days to dry. Yes, I mean days. Second, I’ve only used this pack for one season and I discovered a significant tear in the side already. I take extremely good care of my gear and for the price this was very disappointing to me. Durability is just not where is should be for the price.

With all that being said, I will continue to use this pack and would recommend it to anyone. I just don’t expect it to last more than a couple seasons. Other than that it is perfect in every way.

Alex Laroux
Reviewed On 06/20/2021

Have used many packs and as a pro have many Sitka packs, this is hands down my favorite for hunting whitetail. I love that I can open it up and never worry one bit about making any kind of noise and spooking the deer even when bow hunting and within 10 yards. Well made and functional.

Gary Kozak
Reviewed On 05/16/2021

The most versatile pack I have ever seen. Super quiet, tons of pockets and compartments of different sizes. Love this thing.

Reviewed On 02/02/2021

This is a great hunting back. It has plenty of room to store my incinerator set plus the Celsius jacket for when it’s really cool. Plus it has plenty of space for anything else needed for the hunt. Love the large pocket on the side for my coffee thermos. The reason this is a 4 star review is because it’s not a one size fit all. If I only hunted from hang on stands it would be the perfect bag for me. Unfortunately I only hunt pre hung stands about 25% of the time. This bag does not have the capability of carrying even just tree sticks into the woods. After two years of using the bag I always switch to another bag for my mobile set up. That being said if I only hunted out of pre hung stands this would be the perfect bag for me.

Chris Cummings
Reviewed On 12/07/2020

Quiet, quiet, and quiet. I love that there are no zippers. Truly a great pack for the tree stand.

Mike G
Reviewed On 11/29/2020

I absolutely love this day pack. It is super quiet and comfortable to wear and will hold everything you need for a day in the field and more.

Kade Kangas
Reviewed On 09/26/2020

I have ZERO bad things to say about this pack. Extremely versatile, and has plenty of room and pockets for anything you might need. Having no buckles is a home run in my eyes. Sitka has done it once again, flawless.

Eric Schmitz
Reviewed On 01/03/2020

Talk about a home run with this pack, and my style of hunting. First and foremost I have been in the field with this pack at least 35 times, and it continues to impress me. The layout of the pack itself allows for either a quick sit hunt, or it also allows you to carry everything necessary for a full day sit. The pocket design/storage solution allows for quick and easy access to the essentials while also allowing you great storage inside to protect expensive items (range finder, binocs, and dslr camera). Another key feature I liked about this pack is the system to hold your bow while doing long hikes in. Now for the goods: This pack is 100% SILENT with ZERO noise, and this is huge. No more clips or zippers to make noise, and the design works flawlessly. If your looking for a pack that has it all look no further.

VA Hunter
Reviewed On 12/02/2019

I was definitely skeptical when I first bought it as I worried the buckle system would be frustrating and the size too small.

I was completely wrong.

The pack holds more than you could ever need, is extremely quiet, and the buckle system works very well. It is also, though packing a serious punch storage wise, small and stealthy as per its tree stand design. VERY happy with it!

Carlos A Gonzalez
Reviewed On 12/02/2019

I absolutely love this pack. I love it just as much, if not more than the tool bucket pack. The Silent Secure system is awesome. I’m a little worried about the longevity of the silent secure hooks when cinching down and securing my bow but so far so good. This pack is definitely the most silent pack I’ve used and I can also fit my Fanatic jacket in the pack which is an absolute plus. The only thing I wish was different on this pack is the zippers on the inside of the top lid. When I hang it from the top lid the zippers run vertical, so I have to be careful when opening it. I think they should have been horizontal like on the tool bucket. Other than that, this pack is amazing.

Reviewed On 11/15/2019

I'm really impressed with this pack. Doesn't look like it can hold much but it stretches nice and I can pack all my gear plus late season stuff on it. I hunt mobile so it works perfect for me. Love how it has a lot of compartments for storage and how it hangs in the tree and allows easy access to all my stuff. Perfect for the tree, and how extra quiet it is especially with that new buckle system and quiet zippers. Only concern is the bottom on how thin it feels but so far no problems and I've dragged it trough some stuff. My first year hunting and archery and I'm LOVING it!

Reviewed On 10/08/2019

Purchased after investigating at a retailer. After 2 uses in the field I've noticed that items tend to fall out of the main compartment if not careful removing from your back and setting on the ground. I know this was designed to be extremely quiet (which it is) but it needs a zipper for the main compartment as well as being made with a GoreTex membrane since I'll be using it more than just winter time. The aspects that make this a nice pack dont offset some of the negatives after a spot and stalk in the early season. This is only a treestand pack that needs TLC in fair weather in my opinion

Reviewed On 10/03/2019

i was a bit skeptical when i bought this pack, i thought it would be to small and the different buckle system was going to be tough to get use to. But i was completely wrong, this pack is flawless. Holds plenty of gear for a all day sit in the heat of the rut, bow holds to the pack perfectly. the silence of the pack is what blew me away, no matter what you access it is nearly completely silent. another amazing product from sitka, do yourself a favor and pick one up!

Reviewed On 09/25/2019

I recently switched from the Tool Box to the fanatic pack. I never used the belt on the old pack so that’s one thing that I like about the new fanatic pack is there is no belt. This is the perfect pack for Treestand hunters who want absolute silence yet an open concept to keep gear easily accessible. It’s very light and has multiple options to secure my bow and a thermos of hot cider. My only concern as of right now would be the bottom of the pack seemed a bit thin however I’m pretty sure it’s going to be durable. For a tree stand Hunter who does not have a long hike to their stand, this is the perfect pack and I highly recommend it especially if you pair it with the new fanatic system.

Richard Hines
Reviewed On 09/21/2019

As far as a “day pack” is concerned, I’m not sure that Sitka overlooked anything on this bag.
1. Stealth- this bag is like a big, plush, pillow on the outer shell. It does snag some birds along the way, but much less noise generated in the brush as compared to the tool box & bucket. Each clasp/buckle is completely silent by removing clips and external zippers.
2. Design - they even went as far to create an externally accessible pocket for a folding saw! There are a TON of small pockets that are perfect for organizing gear and the two inside “larger pockets” are perfect for separating layers.
3. Size - the bag does not look big but holds a lot more gear than I thought it would at first sight.

It’s awesome to have products developed specifically for elevated hunting. Another piece flawlessly executed by Sitka!

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