Blizzard Beanie
GoreTex Infinium

Blizzard Beanie

  • Big Game : Open Country
(5 Reviews)

The Blizzard Beanie is the warmest hat in our Big Game line. Two layers of high-loft fleece and a 100% windproof GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® shell keep your dome toasty on the coldest days.

  • Size:

    GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line.

    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.

    • 2. CHEST SIZE

      Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.

    • 3. WAIST SIZE

      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 Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line.

    • Fabric: GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology.

    • Weight: 3.5 oz.

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

    Wind Protection


    GoreTex Infinium

    Product Comments

    5 Reviews
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    Darin Cooper
    Reviewed On 10/26/2016

    LEGIT! This beanie laughs at cold and wind. I carry it on every hunt along with the matching neck gaiter. Cozy, comfortable, awesome. Been down to -35 in Eastern Montana, and plenty of cold spots in Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming too. Must have. I wear a 7 1/8" ball cap and it fits me well but can also slip over a ball cap glassing when the sun's out. Perfect glassing companion. Best blinder to pull over your eyes for that mid-day nap too. Keep it off the ground, the soft fleece will grab every seed, burr and leaf in sight.

    Chad Kurtenbach
    Reviewed On 11/23/2015

    This is warm and comfortable but I quickly found in the windy Wyoming mountains it had a tendency to get lifted off my head pretty easily. In comparison, the jetstream beanie worked well and did not blow off but did not have enough insulation. Wish this stayed put better. Did not like having to hold it in place.

    Philip Glass
    Reviewed On 02/23/2015

    I recently tested many Sitka products on my recent hunt for Ibex in Kyrgyzstan. 15 degree mornings at 12,500' found me horseback in the Tien Shan Mountains on the border of China. The Blizzard Beanie is the finest cold weather cap I have ever seen. It kept me warm and only in the most physical situations did I feel a bit sweaty with it on. Sitka is extreme equipment for extreme conditions.

    Charlie C.
    Reviewed On 11/07/2014

    I just returned from 7 days in the Idaho mountains Elk hunting. I didn't expect snow, but we spent most days dealing with very cold weather. The Blizzard Beanie was the one item that made the chilling cold on my ears disappear!! It is now a necessity in my pack!!

    Keele Johnson
    Reviewed On 10/01/2014

    I guide on the North Slope of the Brooks Range in Alaska. It gets REALLY cold there. I have tried every beanie I could find, none worked well there, not enough insulation, no wind stop, they just didn't do the job. With the Blizzard Beanie I finally found one that works. I wore it all the time, I even slept with it on, it was nice to finally be warm. I my opinion this is one of the best pieces of gear I own and if you hunt, guide or recreate in a cold climate you should not be without the Sitka Blizzard Beanie. If I could give it 10 stars I would!!!

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