Hudson GTX Hat
Hudson GTX Hat
Hudson GTX Hat
Hudson GTX Hat

Hudson GTX Hat

  • Waterfowl : Waterfowl Marsh
(58 Reviews)

Properly nicknamed the “Fudd”, the Hudson Hat will keep you, your head, and ears toasty so you remain sharp and ready. The GORE-TEX® laminate will keep the moisture out and allow your perspiration to escape, while the high loft fleece lining will effectively insulate against the cold.

Product ID: #90066
  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Marsh is designed for layout and blind hunting in the marsh, standing crops, and cut stubble fields.

  • Weight: 4.80 oz.

  • Fabric: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Membrane.

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

  • Adjustable Back Buckle: For a custom fit.

  • 100% Waterproof & Breathable GORE-TEX® 3-Layer Laminate: Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate provides complete waterproof protection.

  • High-Loft Fleece: High-loft Berber fleece backer seals out the cold without added bulk.

  • Functional Ear Flaps: The ear flaps offer additional warmth and protection with compromising hearing.

  • Imported

Wind Protection



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Ronnie Asahara
Reviewed On 01/31/2023

I've worn this hat in below freezing weather a few days now. It keep my head warm and enough coverage over the ears and back of neck. If too windy, I'll wear a gaiter. I usually wear a 7 5/8" hat and it is a little snug but prefer a slightly tight fit to keep my head warm and prevent it from coming off in the wind and rain. I have not worn it in the rain yet, so looking forward to seeing how the Gore-tex repels the precipitation. So far, so good. Nice to be able to fold up flaps if you don't need to cover your ears.

Reviewed On 01/31/2023

My only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner.

Reviewed On 01/30/2023

Excellent hat. Warm, 100% cuts the wind and rain.

Reviewed On 01/30/2023

Great, warm hat. Adjustable so it doesn’t squeeze your head like a traditional beanie.

Reviewed On 01/30/2023

Love the hat! Extremely warm and comfortable to wear. Completely cuts the wind and protects from snow. I wear it chasing hounds in Northern latitudes and like the versatility not offered by other hats.

Reviewed On 01/29/2023

Great hat, extremely warm and waterproof.

Reviewed On 01/25/2023

This hat feels like a teddy bear is hugging my head. It’s so warm and soft. I love the hunt solids - I bought the green one so I could wear it everywhere. Waterproof and toasty, whether I’m hunkered down in a goose blind, moving equipment around the yard, shoveling snow or grilling at the ski hill. My go-to. Worth the money.

ethan thomas
Reviewed On 01/16/2023

Great hat, very warm for when beanies just don't cut it. The ears are great and allow adjusted comfort. Sizing is good.

Robert Steckler
Reviewed On 01/14/2023

Very warm and comfortable - great addition to my other Sitka gear.

Reviewed On 01/13/2023

Great warm hat. Fits big heads too!

Reviewed On 01/13/2023

I have the green color and love it! So warm, although I really wanted the brown color. Hoping it comes back in stock

Reviewed On 01/12/2023

Overall, the hat is a nice change from a normal beanie or hat. I like having a brim to keep the sun out of my eyes and wear a GoPro while hunting.

The issues I have with the hat are the tightening mechanism doesn’t seem to be the best it could be, almost tightens in a weird spot where it can still slip off your head. Also, the membrane is waterproof, but the outer shell seems to soak up the water and can actually get my forehead wet if I move the hat around. Not as comfortable as I was expecting.

Christopher Elushik
Reviewed On 01/09/2023

The lining is very soft, and extremely warm. We recently had a -45 degree morning here in Montana. I wore this hat while trying to get the vehicles to start, and on my way into an appointment early morning. I’m bald, and my head never got cold!!

Brian M
Reviewed On 01/09/2023

Wear this for late season bow hunting, steelhead fishing, duck hunting, trapping, post season scouting and doing chores around the farm. I love this hat.

Joe D
Reviewed On 01/07/2023

Get your Elmer Fudd on. This thing is warm and the bill is great. I have a stand that gets a lot off evening action, but it faces West. When that sun goes down, you can not see a thing, unless you have a hat with a bill like this to shade your eyes.

Reviewed On 01/04/2023

Very comfortable and very warm! Great for the cold days of Ohio!

Reviewed On 01/03/2023

way warm!!!!!!!!

Reviewed On 01/02/2023

Love it! I live in northern Wisconsin and it’s cold. I wear it every day, hunting and walking on my property with my dog. I’m buying another so I can save my camo one for hunting. Sitka fit is great. Keep it going, thanks.also shot my Elk this year with Sitka on.

Reviewed On 01/01/2023

Hawk color is much lighter/purple like compared to online image. Hat is very warm but I am not impressed with its moisture transfer abilities

Kevin Turner
Reviewed On 12/27/2022

This thing is amazing for duck hunting but it’s just as good in the deer stand when archery hunting as the short bill still blocks the light enough to see the yardage pins but doesn’t get in the way like a traditional hat bill. This has become my all around hat when the temps start to drop.

Reviewed On 12/22/2022

This cap is outstanding. Used it in the rain with 25 mph wind and temps as low as 20 F.

Even as far as aesthetics go it looks nice for a Fudd style cap.

Please make this in blaze orange too. I would buy it in a second.

Reviewed On 12/20/2022

Great hat, if you get too warm just flip up the sides. Use this for late season hunting,. Really wish it came in orange so I could use it in late season Pheasant/Quail hunting here in SD, and IA.


Reviewed On 12/20/2022

Love these hats have two styles for deer and waterfowl hunting. REALLY WISH THEY MADE THIS IN ORANGE FOR UPLAND GAME HUNTING THOUGH! Other than that these things are great for cold weather hunts. If you get too warm just flip up the ear flaps.

Ryan Goetzmann
Reviewed On 12/17/2022

This hat is awesome! I don’t wear my beanie anymore, I love that you can flip up the ears when you’re getting warm and it’s nice having the bill to shade the overhead sun on clear days. It’s warm and waterproof, perfect for duck hunting. I see some reviews saying the curved bill gets in the way of seeing ducks, that’s ridiculous, it’s a hat, if you don’t like the curved bill you can make it flat.

Reviewed On 12/07/2022

An amazing cover! Functional, comfortable, and way more aesthetically pleasing than any other comparative market option. I just wish they would make this thing and blaze orange for late season still hunting deer and cold-weather pheasant hunts.

Andy Markt
Reviewed On 12/06/2022

Excellent for duck hunting. The bill is short enough to see the birds that are overhead. I had to have more than one and in different colors. My favorite hunting hat.

Dave D.
Reviewed On 11/29/2022

Warm and adjustable. It stays in place even with a hood on. Best hat I've ever owned.

Reviewed On 11/18/2022

I run sea duck hunts in Maine. We go into January, and temps are often below 0 with wind and spray as additional factors…this hat keeps me warm on the coldest, nastiest days with no issues.

Greg J
Reviewed On 11/11/2022

Great fit. Warm and wind proof.

Tom D
Reviewed On 10/18/2022

Hands down favorite cold weather hat. Have had for 6 years now.

Reviewed On 08/06/2022

Best hat on the market for keeping you warm and protected from the wind on the coldest days. I’ve had other “fud” hats like this before but this is by far the best with latest technology. I used to make fun of my Dad for wearing this style of hat till I got older and a bit wiser.

Reviewed On 01/13/2022

The hat is very warm but you can’t really see out of it and it comes off your head super easily. When I do wear it, I wear it backwards. I would recommend buying a beanie.

Bruce Beaman
Reviewed On 01/10/2022

I used my new Hudson GTX hat for duck hunting this past week. Good quality hat that was warm and the fleece lining is very comfortable. The only con is that the curved bill gets in the way of seeing ducks to my left or right. The hat really didn't fit my head very well and falls forward when wearing a neck gaiter.

Dustin T Hammarberg
Reviewed On 12/23/2021

The best hat out there. Just spent two days sea duck hunting with this hat. Hands down the best/warmest hat out there. Super comfortable and highly functionable. The adjustable clip on the back is perfect for cinching it tight when you are going 30 mph out in the ocean. The waterproof function is awesome for cutting through the waves with the boat spray. I wish they would make one in the timber pattern, I would buy that in a heart beat. That pattern would be a little better in the layout boat.

Tim G.
Reviewed On 12/15/2021

This hat is the GOAT. I love how it keeps your ears warm! Huge fan. Highly recommend!

lewis ricciuti
Reviewed On 12/05/2021

This hat is killer!

Reviewed On 11/26/2021

This is the best duck hunting hat I've ever owned. It's warm when it needs to be and breathable when I'm hot. This little piece alone sold me on Sitka quality.

Reviewed On 08/17/2021

By far the best hat I’ve ever purchased. I’ve got a 7 7/8 hat size, so it’s about impossible for me to find a hat that fits. Leave it to Sitka to have the forethought of making an adjustable insulated hat that fits even the biggest of heads. Thanks for making such a great product!

Connor Rock
Reviewed On 02/13/2021

This is the best waterfowl hat I’ve owned. Keeps you so warm and dry. I love it. Might not be the best for your September and October warm hunts but great anything November and beyond. Amazing!

Jolene Connelly
Reviewed On 12/30/2020

This hat is an all-around winner. Ear flaps up. Ear flaps down. Hoodie underneath and a neck gaiter for those super cold days. This hat gets a lot of wear. I use it when casually out snow blowing, or trips out in the boat, when I'm not wearing it hunting.

(Bonus points for the closure on the back to keep it fitted. I can even have my hair in a bun under this hat and it stays put!)

Reviewed On 03/22/2020

This hat is spectacular. Warm, adjustable, I think it looks great. I wear mine both hunting and fishing- probably fishing more! Only way to improve is to offer it in Timber.

Garrett Bell
Reviewed On 01/28/2020

Great hat all around, hopefully the 2020-2021 season they will have it in timber

Reviewed On 12/30/2019

This hat is a highly specialized winner. It’s super warm, only thing warmer is the Boreal beanie. It does tend to ride down a bit, especially with a hood up, but that is purely because I do not use the provided fit strap on the back. Only suggestion that needs to emphatically made is I need a Timber camo one too for diver hunting and steelhead fishing. Please!?!

Zach bishop
Reviewed On 12/18/2019

Fantastic hat. I own one and am ordering a second. One to keep for hunting, and the other everyday wear from late fall until early spring in the Upper Peninsula

Heath Buffington
Reviewed On 11/13/2019

Sitka you need to make this hat in the waterfowl timber pattern!

Reviewed On 11/03/2019

BEST. HAT. EVER. Nothing else needs to be said about this one, go ahead and add it to your cart. You wont regret it.

Dan M - DMOA
Reviewed On 10/02/2019

This is the warmest hat I own. I even like it better than the beanies that Sitka makes. The only think I wish for.... I wish it came in more patterns. I would own one for every situation.

Doug Manzer
Reviewed On 03/15/2019

I've had this hat over one waterfowl season and have used it sparingly. First off the hat is warm and adjustable so the overall fit and comfort in cold weather is great. The ear laps are well designed - far better (soft and comfortable) than other ear flap hats that I've worn. The hat is warm, so much so that I use more breathable toques for set up and take down. But once the wind howls this piece is in its element and keeps my head snug over long periods waiting for birds to show up. However, I find the shape of the brim negatively affects my vision while trying to pick up birds, and particularly when I'm in the gun at the shot. The brim has quite an oval shape and the sides tend to sit a bit too close to my glasses. The curve of the brim occasionally blocks out my pick up point on crossing birds. So when things get busy in the blind I prefer to wear other head gear. My preference would be a flatter brim and one that is slightly shorter. I have a big head @ 7 5/8 + and fairly oval in shape so finding a hat that fits well can be tough. The adjustability of this hat allows it to fit my big head apart from the brim issue. If the brim fit me better I would rate this hat much higher.

Vincent Monheim
Reviewed On 12/13/2018

Best hat ever. Keeps your noggin, ears, neck warm. Also gives your face a shadow with a small bill. Great design. You will sweat when moving around in it

Reviewed On 02/13/2018

This is a very warm hat and one of the best that I own. I really like it because it is like a mix between a hat and a beanie. It also keeps your ears warm while concealing your eyes when the birds are circling.

Reviewed On 12/11/2017

Great hat that keeps you ears toasty. I like it because it is a mix between a hat and a beanie. The bill keeps you from cow facing

Reviewed On 11/10/2017

I hunt my ducks in NW WA. The Nor eastern winds coming out of Canada, can be fierce to just downright wintery cold. At 60, I finally found the best duck hunting cap that will ever be made hands down. The wind that day was going through me bc I forgot to change jackets. My head and ears were no match for the wind. This hat will never fall off your head at overhead shots. Get this cap it's the best out there.

Reviewed On 12/29/2016

Super warm hat. Fits my large head fine. This is a sit in the cold and don't walk kind of hat. Once you start moving you will heat up!

Reviewed On 08/04/2016

Exactly what you need on a cold drizzly north wind day! Keeps the wind and wetness off your neck while allowing your head to stay warm and dry. Also, this is a very durable hat.

Reviewed On 02/18/2016

This hat is fantastic! I thought the Boreal was my favorite. I think it just got replaced. The brim helps a lot while looking East at the sunrise and the "flap" on the back keeps your neck warm when that wind is creeping up behind you. Fantastic piece of gear. Very warm and functional. It exceeded my expectations for sure!

Bob Farrell
Reviewed On 01/23/2016

Hat seems like it would be very warm and dry if I could wear it. These hats run VERY small, and I have passed that on to Sitka a couple times. Hopefully, the 2016 lineup has taken this into consideration.

Steve Jackson
Reviewed On 12/27/2014

This is the warmest piece of head gear that I have found. In fact, I have started putting it in my pack for the walk in then switching to it once in the blind or pit. This is definitely a hat for the coldest days.

Reviewed On 12/11/2014

This hat is everything I've wanted in a cold weather hat for years. Brim, waterproof, breathable, camo, warm, adjustable, soft inside. I wore it for the first time today, for a coastal marsh hunt in the snow. I never got cold or wet or over heated. I've worn three things at once on my head before, trying to duplicate what this hat does. I can't over emphasize how happy I am with way it fits and works. Great piece of gear! My forth Sitka Gear purchase, no regrets yet. Now, if I could just come up with the extra funds for a Delta Wadding Jacket....

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