Ascent Vest
Ascent Vest
Ascent Vest
Ascent Vest

Ascent Vest

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
$139.00 $94.50
(7 Reviews)

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Sleek, low profile and functional, the Ascent Vest provides quick access to essential gear when moving light and fast through the mountains. Pockets for rangefinder, wind check, GPS, spare release and bear spray keep you prepared for that once in a lifetime encounter.

Product ID: #30048

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"

Equinox & 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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  • 4 External Stash Pockets and 4 Zippered Pockets: From energy bars and calls to a rangefinder and wind check, all pockets are designed to conveniently and quietly place essential gear close at hand.

  • Quick Dry: Made from the same lightweight brushed nylon fabric as the Ascent Pant, the Vest features 4-way stretch, anti-stink Polygiene® and a mesh interior for ultimate breathability and range of motion.

  • POLYGIENE Technology: Layering is a science with our CORE system of next-to-skin products. Each of the fabric weights—light, mid, and heavy—wicks away moisture to keep you warm and dry, while Polygiene® technology safely and permanently neutralizes odors using naturally antimicrobial silver salt.



Product Comments

7 Reviews
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joshua papineau
Reviewed On 06/08/2020

Not a turkey vest. As stated before no pouch in back to carry decoys. I really don't care about not having a pad to sit on but I can see why people like them. The delta vest could be a decent platform for making a turkey vest. Make the pocket in the back bigger to carry decoys. Allow for a pad to sit on. Also might be a hit with small game hunters as well.

Reviewed On 05/30/2020

No drop seat. No game bag for a decoy or to carry out the bird. No water storage. Black mesh on the back instead of camo so that you can't turn your back during a stalk. I just don't get this design.

steve smith
Reviewed On 05/20/2020

i'm interested but is the back of this vest just mesh? since it is an ascent vest couldn't the back be utilized for just a bit more storage? this would also distribute the weight in the vest a bit better. this item does not seem complete to me.

Reviewed On 03/01/2019

I love this vest I just wish it was available in Sitka open country pattern.

Reviewed On 09/14/2018

The Ascent Vest is great for sitting in the tree stand or spot and stalk archery. It keeps everything close at hand and is very easy to access. I like that the pockets are structured so a rangefinder can be easily stowed with one hand. I do feel that it needs a place for a water bottle on the back. I realize they were going for a minimalist design, but I don't want to have to carry a pack just to have a place to put a water bottle.

Gerry Keating
Reviewed On 08/15/2018

I have not yet purchased this vest, I like the concept of the vest. I purchased the Sitka Bino-harness last fall and I am a big fan of it, my question is can I detach the bino case and attach it the vest. I would then have a "Bino-Vest", the benefits of the pockets on the vest with the protection I need for my binoculars.

Reviewed On 09/15/2017

Just got back from the Gila in New Mexico on an archery elk hunt. This vest is phenomenal!!! I carried a small camera, windicator, GPS, range finder, cow call, face paint, and a small compass in this vest. No more digging through your back pack or wondering if you have everything ready for the hunt. Its all right there. Your binoculars fit perfectly in the front. Light, cool, and easy to keep everything organized and quite easy to access in the field. Sitka, please make this in the elevated pattern for whitetail hunting as well. Like everyone else I was skeptical of the price of Sitka gear when my buddies kept telling me to buy it especially considering the amount of stuff I had to purchase for this hunt. I purchased ascent pants, jackets, kelvin lite vest, hat, beanie. After returning from New Mexico I am going to buy a whitetail system from Sitka. The stuff was cool when needed, warm when needed, dried quickly and most importantly was very LIGHT and PACKABLE! This is my fourth time to the Gila and this gear was a difference maker. I was able to pack less, the backpack was lighter, and the clothing does not weigh you down like cotton based fabrics do.

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