Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber interior of jacket
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber front view
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber side profile
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber back view
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber front zip and chest pocket
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber thumb holes
Gradient Jacket in Waterfowl Timber unzipped

Gradient Jacket

  • Waterfowl : Waterfowl Timber
$179.00 $143.20
(16 Reviews)

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The Gradient Jacket is like wearing your favorite well-worn sweatshirt with some serious technical features. High-loft Berber fleece adds core-heat insulation while concealment patterns–in either OPTIFADE™ Marsh or Timber–allow you to wear it as an outer layer when setting decoys or under-layered into a system. The DWR finish flicks off light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting-out.

Product ID: #50154

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

  • Weight: 24.3 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: High-Gauge Polyester Knit Face, Mechanical Stretch Bonded to a High Loft Fleece Backer.

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

  • Thumbhole Cuff: Integrated thumbhole cuffs provide additional warmth and allow for smooth layering.

  • Lower Hand Pockets and Upper Storage Pocket: Hand pockets keep your fingers warm and dexterous, and an upper storage pocket keeps small essentials secure and accessible.

  • Imported

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

Why We Made This

Waterfowl hunters were in need of an insulating layer that could pull even triple-duty in terms of performance. Our design centers on a high-loft Berber fleece backer cut to be worn seamlessly under outerwear, delivering that needed core insulation. For the face fabric, we chose a high-gauge polyester knit for durability and a comfortable fit when layered into a system. Thumbhole cuffs deliver that little extra warmth while making layering super easy. And a DWR finish on the face fabric will shed light rain without wetting-out.

Product Comments

16 Reviews
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Karsen Hawks
Reviewed On 02/06/2022

I love my jacket! It keeps me warm and hidden when hunting. I definitely recommend this jacket if you want something just to keep you warm.

Stephen Ellwood
Reviewed On 12/19/2021

I live in Alaska and I hunt Caribou, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Black Bear, interior Grizzy bear, Coastal Brown Bear, Ducks and Grouse.The Gradient Jacket is the most important layer for an Alaska hunt no matter what animal you're hunting. This jacket goes with me on every hunt I go on and always will. It's my go to piece of clothing that works on every single hunt in Alaska and I've been hunting in Alaska for 25 years. I'm by no means an expert in hunting all the Amazing animals i just named but after 25 years of hunting in the worst unforgiving weather and trying lots of different mid layer jackets, I finally found the perfect one. It can be compressed into a dry bag very easily. It weighs very little. Either pattern will work in any terrain in the state of Alaska.

Reviewed On 07/27/2021

Let me just start by saying this piece is just outstanding. I wear this piece every single time I go. The fit is perfect form fitting but not so tight it squeezes you it’s the perfect jacket really I am 5’10’’ 190 lbs and xl fits perfect

Reviewed On 05/22/2021

Bought the medium, I'm 5'8" 160 lbs. I can fit a base layer underneath, the arms a perfect length, rides high under armpits, I would like a large but sleeves would be way to long which is a no in my book, over all it's good mid layer

Hunter Hills
Reviewed On 04/15/2021

Awesome insulating mid layer. Extremely quiet. I like pieces that I can wear for waterfowl hunting and deer hunting. Any of their pieces with wind stopper are a little louder but I will still wear my Dakota Jacket deer hunting. This is the most versatile piece that Sitka sells. I wear it all the time. Duck hunting, Deer hunting and for sure casual. Keeps you warm and regulates your temperature so you don’t get too warm. Sitka sells the best products on the market. A great system is this jacket and a Dakota vest. That system provides you with two great pieces for hunting and casual wear. Best Bang for your buck piece they sell. If you hunt a little colder and more windy areas I would get the Dakota of you can spare the extra hundred. Both are awesome pieces

Tyler Heaton
Reviewed On 01/04/2021

I honestly feel like this is the best “bang for your buck” Sitka piece that is available. I wore it as an outer layer for a good part of the season and it’s a perfect layering jacket when it starts to freeze. Simple, warm, and extremely comfortable!

Reviewed On 12/12/2020

Wear this and a silk base layer underneath the delta wading jacket. I am toasty in 30 degrees. Great for layering! Love it!

Joe R.
Reviewed On 12/04/2020

Perfect mid layer jacket to pair with the Hudson or Delta Wading Jacket out in the marsh. Extremely warm and soft, both the inside and outside. It's more snug than a traditional jacket, especially in the armpit and elbow areas. So don't plan on wearing thick layers under it. I personally wear a t-shirt and the midweight quarter zip under it and the hudson on really cold days and I stay plenty warm without feeling tight. Works great in the dry ground blind after the decoys are out as a standalone. Not 100% wind or waterproof, so it wouldn't be a great choice for wet settings.

I'm 6"1' 205 and a large is just right.

Reviewed On 09/17/2020

This is my go to layering piece when duck hunting and wore it pretty much every day I hunted the past two season, and I hunt a good bit (3-4days a week) it’s extremely comfortable, warm, and not bulky. I like that the exterior is almost slick so it slides under your jacket with ease and doesn’t bunch up during a hunt. The sizing is true, but since this is a mid layer piece it is a tad on the more snug side, which is great for me as I don’t have a belly but could be a problem for you. Only reason I dock it a star is because this doesn’t make a good outer layer when you’re in transition or on a warmer day in the marsh since it is not wind proof and the material is not durable could easily be torn if caught by a snag or the like.

greg lansaw
Reviewed On 02/13/2020

I'm a SITKA fan but don't have a lot of items yet. I would have to agree with another review, the Gradient is a nice piece but don't see it being much more than some of the other brands out there for a zip-up Fleece style jacket. For the price, I would think it would be much warmer, $179 is a'bit much for what you are getting. Guess I got really spoiled trying on the Stratus Jacket at local big box and figured I would try a cheaper alternative. Still a big fan of SITKA, this won't detour my future purchases.

Jon Ellis
Reviewed On 02/06/2020

Purchased this to layer under my Hudson and it layers PERFECTLY and is great quality. I was worried about the three bar rating under durability, the same as the Fahrenheit Jacket, but I can now confirm I’m much less worried about the durability comparatively. I was also a bit concerned about it not having the Large Tall (LT) size because I’m 6’3” and regularly have issues with sleeve length not being sufficient and sometimes garment length. However, I am ecstatic the sleeves are truly the PERFECT length and the garment length is good as well. The description of the product is great—it’s essentially a great quality hoodie, less the hood, and with a zipper splitting the kangaroo pouch in two.

For Sitka’s 2020 Line Product Consideration: For such a high price, would recommend adding a draw chord around the waist in addition to an extra 1/2”-1” garment length for us tall guys if you continue without the LT size. Additionally, if the hand pockets were zippered as well, it would truly be perfect!

Tim Austin
Reviewed On 11/20/2019

I purchased the gradient jacket and pants as my first set of sitka gear. This jacket is like your favorite warm sweatshirt, I've worn it with a midweight merino baselayer or a 2.0 under armour baselayer cause hey lets face it, it takes time to get all the sitka haha. It worked great with these midweight layers into the low teens for a good morning waterfowl hunt and i stayed warm and comfortable. With any of the outer shell jackets this will make an outstanding insulating layer, Id buy another without hesitation but with the durability it will be a few years before I'll need another .

Reviewed On 11/01/2019

Let's be fair, it's not the Duck Oven or even the Fahrenheit Jacket, both of which I've had for 2 years before getting the Gradient Jacket. With all that warmth in the others jackets and that Dakota Hoody out there as an option, why get the GJ? Durability for one. The DO and FJ are great warm layering pieces, but not what I would wear as an outer all the time. Since the GJ doesn't have wind stopper it actually stays cooler than the other 2—the sides are made of thinner/different material than the rest, much like the Kelvin Lite Jacket (have that too). If I need wind stopping ability with a GJ I just put on my Delta Vest or toss on the Delta Wading Jacket if it's raining also. So why not the Dakota Hoody? For me that piece is too much like the FJ and DO as far as wind stopping and warmth, it just has the durability they don't. It also as a hoody which, if I had to put on my DWJ, I'd hate having 2 hoods. This is where again, the GJ beats the DH for me in my system. I have 2 GJs (timber and marsh) to pair with 2 DVs and 2 DWJs. I think the DH is great for someone who hasn't already got the FJ and DO. The GJ, for the price, fits that gap between a heavy weight base layer + DV and before it gets cold enough to reach for a DO or FJ (depending on whether I'm wearing Delta Waders or not).

Reviewed On 02/11/2019

Great fit. True to size with plenty of length in the back. I primarily use it as a mid-layer under the Delta Wading Jacket and it offers plenty of warmth without hurting mobility. Probably the most versitle piece of Sitka Gear I own. So comfortable, I am going to order another in the mallard color to use as an everyday jacket.

Reviewed On 07/27/2018

This jacket is flipping amazing, the conform is by far the best I've ever had (cabelas/ under armour/ drake etc...) I've owned them all and this is not even in the same league as other "comparable" jackets. I hunt way north MI, MN, Dakotas and for me its great for temps from 20-50 degrees. When temps really dip 20 to 0 degrees, paired with a shell like the hudson and you're basically living in a weatherproof oven.... never been so comfortable in late season conditions

Reviewed On 07/31/2017

This jacket is a great layering piece or standalone for early season. Lightweight, fleece lined, and a soft polyester sweatshirt feel to the outside. Full length zipper on the gradient Jacket is clutch and I was surprised how insulated the jacket is.

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