Gradient Hoody

Waterfowl : Timber
(13 Reviews)

The Gradient Hoody is like wearing your favorite well-worn sweatshirt but 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 a vest. A roomy hood with a built-in face mask delivers stealth and additional protection from the elements, and an integrated Berber fleece-lined hand muff keeps your fingers warm and dexterous. The DWR finish flicks off light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting-out.

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Product is Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

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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: 25.8 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.

  • Built-In Facemask

Moisture Wicking
Wind Protection

Why We Made This

Waterfowl hunters were in need of an insulating layer that could pull double, 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. The half-zip designs allows for a hand-muff pocket lined in Berber fleece to keep hands toasty, and the hood has an integrated face mask for ultimate concealment. Thumbhole cuffs deliver that little extra warmth while making layering super easy.

Features & Benefits

Lower Handmuff Pocket and Upper Storage Pocket

An integrated Berber fleece-lined hand muff keeps your fingers warm and dexterous, and an upper storage pocket keeps small essentials secure and accessible.

Thumbhole Cuff

Integrated thumbhole cuffs provide additional warmth and allow for smooth layering.


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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Adam Hawthorne | 09. 14. 19
The jacket itself is great. Extremely comfortable, warm, and extremely durable. The only downfall on this item is the cut of the hood, it is too far forward and impairs vision when looking around and behind you. I have a layout jacket and the hood on that jacket has a functional cut, would really like to see this jacket run a similar set up (high collar and cut-back hood).
Matt | 06. 13. 19
I own a lot of Sitka, firstlite, kuiu and mostly Arc'teryx. The gradient line is absolutely phenomenal. Hoody and sweatshirt and sweatpants on steroids. I can honestly say it is the only line from any of the big three that keeps up with Arc'teryx. Only thing I can say negative is packability. It's a set of thick sweats. That block wind and rain well enough for most Midwest hunting. And the pants! Perfect for rubber boots white tail hunting final outer layer.
Lance Geren | 04. 18. 19
Everyone has that favorite hoodie that they don’t leave home without. This is it! From road trips chasing mallards to single digit boat rides to the blind. This never let me down and the fit and mobility is perfect.
Kxc24 | 02. 08. 19
I waited till the end of season to write a review as to see how the product would preform, I was not disappointed. Layered with the core heavyweight hoody you can wear this into the low 30’s and be comfortable all day. Love the dark pattern for late season deer hunting as well as ducks. The only complaint I have is that the hood is a bit constrictive, but other than that the hoody is great
Woody | 10. 23. 18
I believe that Sitka has no competition when comparing products. I looked at many different hoodies that Sitka offers and I decided to go with the Sitka Gradient Hoodie in Waterfowl Timber. It is a little snug fit, but I got a size bigger than I normally would just in case. I put it on and I found that it was a bit shorter than I expected. The thumb holes are not comfortable at all because they are short and they choke the base of the thumb. The face mask should either be totally redesigned or taken off. The face mask to the Sitka Fanatic Hoodie is great and I believe the face mask for the Gradient hoodie should be redesigned like it. Now the good: The Gradient hoodie allows the water to repel off with ease. It is very warm and comfortable fitting in the arms and chest. I feared that it would not mix well with other camo patterns, but it blends in pretty well. Sitka stands by their satisfaction guarantee policy. If you do not like it, then send it back.
Tom | 09. 06. 18
Great hoody. I worked all winter in it in -10 degrees.
Susan Moss | 04. 03. 18
Sitka Gear is top-of-the-line in its use of newer fabrics and design to explore and improve garment function for hunters and outdoors people. It is, however, pricey, so I look for dual function when I buy a Sitka piece. An example of this that didn't work for me was the Dakota Hoodie-- beautifully designed and made but too noisy for a deer stand though probably perfect for a duck blind. The GRADIENT hoodie solves the noise problem, is warmer than expected and comfortable, though I do recommend going up a size since Sitka has a narrow ("athletic") cut and some of us are not so narrow! I actually like the waterfowl patterns in the woods-- they blend in well during the fall. Another home run for Sitka Gear IMHO.
Austin Campbell | 01. 31. 18
Great jacket! Blocks high winds and keeps you warm during the coldest hunts.
Brian Jeno | 01. 09. 18
Hands down the warmest sweatshirt I own. Excellent worn alone or layering. Honestly the only thing I really think could be improved is the face mask. Its not really comfortable or functional. Having worn this for a lot of the season I decided that having this and the dakota would be a good idea. So I ordered the dakota in Timber, and have my trusty gradient in Marsh. Sitka nails it again!!
Dr. Quack | 01. 01. 18
This is one of the best pieces in the Waterfowl line. Fits perfect keeps you warm even in cold temps. Throw a Dakota vest over it and your good in wind down to mid 20's. The hoods comfortable and the sleeve thumb holes are an upgrade from the gradient jacket much more comfortable. My only complaint is I want to buy another in Timber and my size is sold out!
Paul Mastrella | 11. 22. 17
They call it a sweat shirt but it's a heavy, thick sweat shirt and had me sweating at 45 degrees. The front hand pocket is great. It's lined and keeps my hands warm with no gloves. The hood with a built in face mask is a nice bonus as well. Highly recommend it for guys that like wearing sweatshirts instead of coats all the time.
Colonel Kurtz | 09. 15. 17
Seems like a decent enough polyester pull over. It's not abnormally special aside from the marsh camo pattern, which is pretty good. Thumb holes are basically useless as they are poorly designed and uncomfortable. If you are considering this piece, I recommend adding a couple inches to your body measurements to choose your size. This is not a standard fitting garment. Everything is super slim fit, from the chest to the forearms.
DBCooper | 07. 31. 17
Great insulation piece. Exterior is much like the traverse cold weather Hoody. High loft thick fleece inside with that classic "Hoody" pocket in the front. Only complaint and reason for 3.5 stars is the fact that the thumb holes suck. Very uncomfortable to wear them. I can definitely see wearing this to scout and around camp when it's chilly, then throwing on a shell when it gets really cold
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