Gradient Pant

Waterfowl : Timber
(31 Reviews)

The Gradient Pant is a pair you’ll want to wear long after the hunt is over. Durable high-gauge knit face fabric shields you from the wind and covers the high-loft Berber fleece backer for unrivaled warmth. Articulated patterning and a gusseted crotch deliver full freedom of movement and prevent bunching, while the tapered legs reduce bulk and fit comfortably under waders.

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Product is Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.

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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: 26.1 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.

Moisture Wicking

Why We Made This

A warm pair of pants to wear under waders shouldn’t be the job of your Saturday sweatpants. Our approach was focused on developing the ultimate pant that doesn’t bunch at the boot and is incredibly warm. We found that the combination of high-gauge polyester knit face fabric bonded to high-loft fleece backer fits comfortably under waders. The tapered leg is the key to reducing bulk in the boot area. Rounding out this pant are the built-in belt for adjustments even when layered-up, the built-in stirrup for ease of getting into and out waders and the DWR finish to repel moisture without wetting-out the face fabric.

Features & Benefits

Built-In Belt

The built-in belt allows you to customize the fit under layers.

Diagonal Thigh Pocket

Zippered thigh pocket keeps essentials secure and accessible.

Built-In Stirrups

The foot stirrups keep the pant from riding up when slipping into waders or your favorite rubber boots.

Articulated Patterning

The Gradient Pant offers an articulated fit with a fully gusseted crotch for a maximum range of motion with minimal bulk.

Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Machine Wash Cold Delicate + Tumble Dry Cool
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean


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Product Comments

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Eric Ortega | 04. 18. 19
These pants are amazing. i wore them out on a goose hunt in early January in Pieere, South Dakota where there are no hills to block the wind coming in from the plains. I wore these pants with the Core Heavyweight Bottoms in -31 degrees and i was actually a bit toasty. highly recommend these pants to hunters in the Midwest where it gets bone chilling
Heath G | 03. 29. 19
I lived in these all last fall and winter for waterfowl and fly fishing trips. As a guide in Idaho, our seasons run long and cold. These pants helped me shed excess weight in being able to switch to from neoprene waders to a breathable wader, without sacrificing comfort or warmth. When you are hiking your gear into the sacred spots, you want something breathable and lightweight with the ability to hold up to temps that drop below 0 F. I spent over 8O days in the blind on the snake river, in and out of the water (under waders of course) and these things are above anything else I’ve ever owned. Paired with the delta wader and lightweight base from Sitka you will outlast anyone you hunt with. From comfort to fit, to breathability and durability, YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER under wader pant. Do yourself a favor and buy a few pairs, And then snag a pair of the Delta waders. Good bye neoprene waders, THE PERFECT WATERFOWL SET UP IS HERE!
Kxc24 | 02. 11. 19
Waited till the end of season to fully test and review these pants and I’m impressed. Worn with a heavy base layer these were all I wore under my waders all of late season and was more than comfortable. The stirrups are genius and help with keeping the pants in place in your waders. I wouldn’t go busting brush with these pants, but any other activity I’d 100% recommend these. Great product
HCHunter | 01. 16. 19
Absolutely the best insulating layer out there. Manages moisture well and keeps you warm and comfortable. I have used these inside my waders, hunting bibs ect. Should be part of every kit.
N Rhyne | 01. 15. 19
I just thought I knew what to wear under my waders. I decided to try these not expecting them to perform better than my old trusty system I had developed in staying warm under waders. Boy was I wrong these turned out to be a big shocker. They kept me extremely warm and enabled the sweat to easily escape. A must buy in my book, wonderful engineered product.
J. Tackett | 12. 27. 18
Absolutely amazing!!!! These wader pants are on steroids! I've recommended these to everyone of my buddies!
Ryan | 10. 28. 18
Wear these under my lacrosse waders in low 40 temps and rain. They kept me warm (and actually dry even though the inside of my waders were soaked after day 2). They fit great and are really comfortable under my waders. Only thing I don't like, is the waist size. The large was too big in the legs and long, so I went with medium that fit great in the legs, but are very tight in the waist. I can't do the button up. I am 5'9.5", 160lbs. Luckily there is an adjustable belt that I can do up. If they put a side adjustable waist band in these pants, they would be awesome and 4 stars!
Hunter_from_mi | 10. 27. 18
They’re great wader pants. They’re more or a less like sweatpants. They’re ridiculously warm. I’d recommend them for waders or a mid layer. Great product !
Micah Cano | 10. 23. 18
Best sweatpants I have ever worn. I'm 5' 11" 185lbs and the large pits perfect.
Bob Landis | 10. 17. 18
If you are on the fence about purchasing these pants pull the trigger. By far the most comfortable pants you will ever wear. Just got back from Saskatchewan and wore them every day for 12 days straight in weather from 15 degrees to 40's. I'm 6-3 280 and the 3xl fit perfect . The integrated belt is a great feature also. Did I mention they are comfortable? Great product
Rob | 08. 15. 18
This pant is spectacular as an insulation layer. It is very warm, so much so that in temps lower than 0 I had to remove my outer layer to help myself cool down. The straps on the heels are great but beware, I ripped through mine trying to put my feet into boots. The straps may also make it so you feel the cuff of the pant in your waders, depending on what kind. If you wear stockingfoot waders with lace up boots you will 100% feel the cuffs. The face is not durable at all either. mine tore laying down in a cut wheat field. Be careful with them and wear them as an insulator and you will not be unhappy.
Carter | 06. 01. 18
The Gradient Pant is an excellent wader pant that’ll keep you warm in some of the coldest conditions during the mid to late seasons. With a proper base layer I also use the Gradient Pant as my outer layer when I go goose hunting and ice fishing. Some of the features I like about the Gradient Pant is the stirrups, as they help you slide into your waders easily with out bunching up. I also like the two way zipper which really helps when you don’t want to take your gloves off on a cold day. Now the Gradient Pant isn’t water proof but they do repel water well and dry fast. The only concern I have about these pants is that when I got them the seams on the cuffs where kinda beat up and frayed. I’m not to concerned about this since the cuffs aren’t exposed outside when I’m in the field but still a little annoyed. In all the Gradient Pant is another great piece of Sitka Gear that’ll keep you warm and cozy in the field.
Peter | 01. 28. 18
Overall, what you would expect from Sitka, great product. Sizing is tricky. They are made to be a slimmer fit for under waders. I am 6’ 180 lbs and all my pants are 32x32. I went with the medium tall size, they were within my size range, however the fit was skin tight. I returned them and got the large and they fit perfect.
Brian Jeno | 01. 09. 18
Just get them!!! With out a shadow of a doubt these are the best wader pants available. Wear them around camp, sleep in them on cold nights in the tent, just wear them because they are comfortable and well thought out like all Sitka Gear. If you wear them under your waders, make sure it is really cold...these bad larry's are WARM!!!!
Dr. Quack | 01. 01. 18
These are the best wader pants period. Warm soft and fit perfect. Built in belt that works well and nice deep pockets.. If I could go through life wearing these all day every day I would. Treestand hunting Whitetails, ducks in the marsh or just hanging around the house these are the ones! Perfect!
Hunter Albea | 12. 06. 17
Made a last minute decision to go outside and photograph the milky way. That process can be time consuming and for me it meant getting in the wide open fields away from lights to get the desired shot. That being said I wore the gradient pants out with a pair of tennis shoes for about 1.5 hours on a 34 degree night. NEVER got cold and stayed completely comfy in the process. Cant wait to try them with waders this duck season.
DBCooper | 10. 23. 17
Ohhhh boy, these get worn more than any piece i have. Ill throw them on just to lay on the couch and watch tv. Then hop up, throw on my waders and go hunt. Great when the temps drop. However might be alittle warm for your early season hunts
Team Foskey | 10. 17. 17
My goose hunting pants and wader pants.. great wearing pants, there warm and very comfortable can’t go wrong with Gradient pants and Jacket
Nick Kravitz | 03. 01. 17
Talk about comfort. The stirrups are on of my favorite features - great for layering and not having to worry about them sliding up your leg. they are the most comfortable "sweatpants" that I have ever worn and I even use them as an outer as well. Highly recommend buying these to add to your late season arsenal!
Nick | 12. 15. 16
By far the best layer I've ever used!!! don't do anything under 30 degrees out side without these bad boys. Very comfy,
Bob Farrell | 12. 11. 16
Great layer for waders/extreme cold. Like other folks mention, extremely warm, comfortable and well designed for their purpose. I recently wore mine on an exceptionally cold hunt here in MT (daytime highs below zero) under my layout pants, and was very warm.
Matt Roy | 11. 29. 16
As my other reviews, I use the waterfowl marsh gear to hunt coyote on the edge of grassy fields. The pants are very comfy and are perfect for early fall sits.
Walker Carrell | 10. 20. 16
One word to describe these pants.. COMFORTABLE!! I received my pair in the mail last week and tried them on when I got home. They fit exactly like they should and I didn't take them off! They're the most comfortable pants I've ever owned! I can't wait to see how well they perform this season! I'd definitely recommend them to anyone!
Mason | 07. 23. 16
You know we spend long days setting decoys, breaking ice, brushing in blinds, and cleaning birds. So why would you not want to do it in the most comfortable wader pants out there? I'm talking go straight from the blind to the couch and pass out only to realize you're still dressed for the hunt. Do yourself a favor and get a pair of these you won't regret it!
Steiny | 03. 10. 16
After wearing these pants this season I must say that these are by far the most comfortable pair of wader pants I have ever slid into. They have also worked well under my Pantenal Bibs. I will say this, if the temperature is going to be much warmer than 40 degrees, I wouldn't recommend wearing them with a pair of neoprene waders but with a pair of breathable waders they were perfect.
Jordan | 01. 12. 16
Without a doubt the best wader pants on the market. Even after the hunt, I still wear them all day. Comfort is an understatement. If you do not have these you are missing out.
Ron Duncombe | 01. 11. 16
The most comfortable pant I have ever worn under waders or bibs! No bunching and great fitting. They work so well you'll find yourself lounging in them after you strip off your outerwear.
Matthew Knutson | 12. 17. 15
This is a fantastic pair of pants, I just hunted a weekend in North Dakota with temps in the teens and I paired the Gradient pant with the Core Heavyweight Bottoms and I stayed more than comfortable laying in the blind. I really like that I can wear them tucked into my Rubber Muck Boots and there is absolutely zero bunching up and they stay in place and do not ride up.
Patrick | 12. 09. 15
These pants are simply amazing! I have fallen in love with a pair of pants for sure! Not only are these things super warm, but I may have to buy another pair because i think I may lounge in them all winter long! Today I wore them while duck hunting with merino wool bottoms under and Pantanal Bibs over. That combination was the best I have worn in years...if not ever! The gore-tex under my neoprenes with pin hole leaks even kept me dry where I typically have damp fleece liners. The Gradient is so much more than I had imagined and I HIGHLY recommend this as an insulation piece if not just a comfortable around camp piece! Today was my first experience with Sitka gear and I am more than thoroughly impressed! They pay attention to detail in their designs for sure.
Shane R. | 11. 29. 15
By far the best wader pants out there.
Brady L | 11. 04. 15
Hands down the best piece to wear under a bib or waders, by far the most comfortable pair of pants I have ever owned.
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