Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket
Fanatic Jacket

Fanatic Jacket

  • Whitetail : Elevated II
(72 Reviews)

The Fanatic Jacket is the total package for ultra-quiet warmth, utilizing the most advanced sound-suppressing fabric in the hunting world. Built with deadly quiet high-loft Berber fleece face, an ultra-quiet GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology barrier for 100% windproof warmth and PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra insulation for the coldest days in the stand. Body-mapped construction optimizes the draw cycle for bowstring clearance along with a reduction in bulk in the draw arm to minimize noise and keep your arrow flight true. The Constant-Connect SITKA® Safety Harness Port eliminates the need to disconnect from your harness when adding or subtracting layers. Hands down, this is the quietest hunting jacket on the planet.

Product ID: #50226

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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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Elevated II is designed for whitetail hunters in an elevated position.

  • Weight: 46.2 oz. // Size L

  • Face Torso Fabric: High loft jacquard berber fleece with DWR finish.

  • Face Hem and Seat Fabric: Polyester stretch fleece with DWR finish.

  • Liner: 2-layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology and polyester micro-grid fleece knit interior.

  • Torso Insulation: Mapped 120-gram PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra Insulation.

  • Sleeves Insulation: Mapped 80-gram PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra Insulation.

  • Science of Sound: The new Fanatic system allows a hunter the ability to move with more confidence by cutting the audible engagement distance in half.

  • Intentionally designed pockets: Stow away critical whitetail accessories with ease.

  • Front Zipper Pocket: Keep your essentials safe and accessible.

  • Ultra-Quiet, Diagonal YKK® Vislon® Front Zip: Reduces noise when layering, plus ensures low-profile handmuff and handwarmer pockets are designed into jacket.

  • Constant-Connect SITKA® Safety Harness Port: Eliminates the need to disconnect from your harness when adding or subtracting layers.

  • Body-Mapping In Sleeves: Enables optimal bow string clearance along left arm and reduced bulk in right draw arm elbow.

  • Mapped burr-resistant textile on hem and seat: Helps prevent burr pickup in key areas.

  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER®: Offers complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, and breathable membrane.

  • PrimaLoft® Technology: PrimaLoft® products are the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. Ultra-fine fibers are engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet.

  • Magnetic Stow Collar

  • Imported

Wind Protection
Water Protection
Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.



Why We Made This

We found hunters were needing a fully-featured late-season jacket that could withstand cold winds while remaining ultra-silent. We set out to tackle this need and more with the Fanatic. We sound tested fabric compared to whitetail hearing engagement and netted out with a GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® barrier sandwiched between Berber fleece face fabric and Primaloft® SIlver insulation. Because of our innovative diagonal-zip design, we were able to include a pass-through hand muff lined in Berber fleece for exceptional warmth. To round out the design, we added functional pockets for a rangefinder and grunt tube that flank the diagonal zipper for quick at-hand needs.

Product Comments

72 Reviews
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Matthew Winchell
Reviewed On 11/23/2021

This jacket has totally changed the way I hunt as well as the conditions I can hunt in. Worth every penny. My only regret is not buying it sooner. Warm even when it is in the teens.

John Watkins
Reviewed On 11/18/2021

The main reason I held off so long is that I couldn't try any of this stuff on locally. I'm 6' 0" and 300lbs which didn't seem to line up with any other reviews. I had tried on the Stratus jacket in a 2XL and it fit, but wasn't something I'd layer. I wanted that ability with this jacket and the 3XL works great. Still not interfering with the bow at all, and enough room to layer if needed. Although, this seems very warm with just a t-shirt so far.

In almost every other ag/farm brand coat like Carhartt, I'd do a 2XL or 2XLT for length. Hope this helps the bigger guys out there if nothing else.

Reviewed On 11/13/2021

5+ Stars. I can’t believe how warm this keeps me in extreme lower temps hunting in WI. When temps hit the the teens with wind and minimal layers, my buddy always tells me how cold he gets while layered up in his ScentLok set, while I’m comfortable as can be. Absolutely incredible, and awesome for bow hunters!

Reviewed On 11/13/2021

This jacket is hands down the best whitetail hunting jacket out there. Very warm and comfortable. Makes it easier to sit out longer in cold temps here in the midwest. I’m 6’1” and 200 pounds, I got an XL and I can comfortably wear it over the fanatic hoody and my base layer.

Reviewed On 11/10/2021

I will start with saying this: This is the first review I’ve ever given on anything in my life. I use to be one of those guys that cry babied about Sitka's price saying it can’t be that much better to spend that much blah blah blah. I deserve a smack across the face for that. I get cold pretty easily for some reason, That’ll never happen again now that I own Sitka gear. It’s 23 degrees out as I type this from my tree stand right now. Normally I wouldn’t risk taking my hands out of my pocket to loose heat, but with this fanatic setup I feel like I’m sitting on the beach in Florida right now. I’ve tried tons of different suits from other brands even used heated vests and shirts to stay warm. With the Sitka base layers I’d have no issue sitting in single digit weather. Sitka is hands down the best and worth every penny. Another upside when spending a good amount on hunting clothes you already know you’ll watch your weight so you can fit in your Sitka suit every year. It’s just an all around win win with this stuff, you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed On 11/05/2021

One of the absolute best quality hunting items I've ever owned. I normally wear a medium, but i sized up and got a large and it fit perfectly (I'm 5' 8 and 160lbs.) Love everything about this jacket!

Christopher Henricks
Reviewed On 11/04/2021

Best whitetail hunting jacket ever! Hunting in Minnesota in November, this jackets is warm and quiet! I love all the pockets it has too. Well worth the purchase.

Jared Duke
Reviewed On 10/31/2021

Omg! I can’t tell you how awesome this jacket, bib, and sweatshirt is. I have used an assortment of hunting outfits throughout my lifetime and you can tell that these guys hunt. So well thought out. Pockets so convenient and quiet. Took me a few years to get all the pieces because of the price. My wife would buy me one piece per year for anniversary and maybe one for Christmas or my birthday. Well worth it! Thank you Sitka for caring and making a quality product.

Andy Y.
Reviewed On 10/21/2021

This is the best piece of hunting clothing/equipment I own. It is quiet, innovative and comfortable. The handwarmer pocket is a game changer. It is extremely warm and windproof. I've worn this jacket in the stand in rain, snow, wind, you name it...The Fanatic Jacket performs flawlessly in every condition.

Cash Cole
Reviewed On 10/08/2021

Great jacket! Super warm and comfortable. Worth it!

Nate Thompson
Reviewed On 09/11/2021

I will no longer be buying sitkas outer jackets. They are way to to short in the torso. An outside layer should cover the insulating layers in my opinion. Both the incinerator and fanatic sit over an inch above my celsius midi. For the amount of money you spend on these things you would think it would be thought out better. And I'm not falling for the athletic fit crap. There is nothing athletic about a damn belly shirt. They are either cutting corners to save money on material or they are basing their american men's sizes off the 8 year old Vietnamese boys building their gear.

Reviewed On 09/07/2021

Excellent heavy weight jacket. -7°C and strong north winds didn’t keep me out of the stand and it paid off. The breathability scale may be a little off though… if you’re active, you’re sweating. Regardless, I 100% recommend buying.

Reviewed On 08/27/2021

It’s ridiculous you didnt make this waterproof using goretex like every other hunting coat made. Such a missed chance at perfection.

Harrison Norris
Reviewed On 08/18/2021

Great Product and amazing quality!

Scott F.
Reviewed On 05/17/2021

Unfortunately, the layering system of my Stratus, fanatic hoody, and celsius midi have limited the time I am in this jacket. It is extremely warm and quiet. I use the word extremely; you cannot be in this thing in anything over the low 40's or you will feel like you are in a sweat lodge. It is the most innovative piece of hunting gear I own. It really gives this piece of equipment the term "gear."

Reviewed On 02/23/2021

I purchased this product for cold days elk hunting. Works out perfect. Movability is amazing. Not bulky at all. Another great product from sitka. Took this jacket as my main ski jacket in West Virginia and it also worked perfect.

Kurt H
Reviewed On 02/09/2021

Excellent designed jacket! The Fanatic system is like sitting in a warm sleeping bag in the stand. The windstopper feature turned a below zero windchill into an enjoyable morning hunt. I was not a big fan of the mesh pocket in the front but I would rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.

Joe Kop
Reviewed On 02/01/2021

I hunt all over Wisconsin and sat in neg temps with wind over 20 mph and was not cold at all. Combined with the fanatic bibs, doesn't get any better. No more wearing 2 base layers with a vest, 2 sweatshirts and a jacket lookin like the stay puffed marshmallow man out there that can barely move. Should last a life time. I wear my base layer and fanatic hoody under it and I'm good to go. Only regret is not buying it sooner. Cant say enough about this set.

Huckleberry Finn
Reviewed On 01/13/2021

I bought this to pair with my Incinerator bibs. The only reason I did not rate as a 5 is that it is a little bulkier than I expected, but not so much that I don't wear it. Sheds cold in the MN winter and is very quiet. Love all the various pockets and hand warmer locations to be prepared when game appears.

Dean Bromberger
Reviewed On 01/06/2021

This is the most effective, comfortable, functional cold weather hunting gear I've ever seen or used.
Being an outfitter in Alberta, Canada there have been many opportunities to put it to the test and it didn't fail once. If you need to be stationary and quiet in super cold weather, just buy it.
You'll be glad you did!

Chris A Parmley
Reviewed On 01/05/2021

This jacket is worth every penny it's wind proof and warm. At twenty degrees i wear a fleece pullover and a tshirt and I'm fine. I had a problem with the zipper but sitka took car of it no problem. Customer care is outstanding .

Reviewed On 12/30/2020

This is it, the only late season whitetail jacket you need. The amount of tech built into this piece is mine boggling. Being the simpleton that I am I can tell you it meets the two requirements I had: it's not overly bulky like my older late season gear and it's comfortable to wear and shoot my bow in. You can wear this all day long in the stand or in my case, the saddle. This piece is worth the money for sure.

Jarod Knable
Reviewed On 12/26/2020

First set of high end hunting gear i have ever used. I sat for 4 hours in 15 degree weather with merino heavy base layers and fanatic set. I did not even get a chill. I was completely amazed. Can't believe I have hunted for 20 years without this. I was so impressed I got dad a set for Christmas.

Josh Mac
Reviewed On 12/24/2020

This jacket is hands down the best piece of hunting clothing I have ever bought. I was on the fence about dropping that much money on one piece, but now that I have had it for about a month, I wish I had pulled the trigger long ago.

I have hunted in 20 degree temps with 15 MPH north winds and not felt a thing this is with a good base layer and the Equinox Jacket underneath. The design team for this really paid attention to details that tree stand hunters would appreciate. The rangefinder pocket is great and the thought behind putting a mesh at the bottom of the pocket to prevent the glass from fogging up is genius. The front hand warming pocket is also great for bow hunting as I can’t wear thick gloves. I feel like the quality of this jacket will last for years to come, so if you are on the fence about getting this I would say go ahead. It may be the last winter jacket you need for winter hunting for years, so the price tag will even out.

For reference I am 5’10” and 185lbs and the XL fit great.

Caleb Invidiata
Reviewed On 12/16/2020

One of the best pieces of gear I have ever used. Would LOVE to see this or the Incinerator Jacket in black for late season blind sits!

Reviewed On 12/14/2020

I bought this in November, preparing for late season in Michigan and Iowa. To be fair, I haven't had "real" cold weather to test it in, mostly just in the 20's with 10-15mph winds. Regardless, this jacket, and bibs, keeps you warm, no questions asked. I was floored by how well "good gear" can perform in the cold elements. And the moisture wicking technology of the whole system is amazing to me. After I shot a buck, I didn't take the time to undress; we just went after it. By the time I got back to my truck, my outer jacket was soaked with sweat. It was crazy to me, as I had a baselayer, and the fanatic hoodie underneath. All systems moved the moisture to the outer layer. I was sweaty at the base layer, yes, but not until I noticed the outer layer had moisture in it. It had moved the sweat off my base, through the hoodie, and into the jacket, before I ever noticed I was sweating. I'm impressed, and definitely sold on Sitka.

Roy Pelletier ( Bowslinger)
Reviewed On 12/12/2020

HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR THAT JACKET? Yep, and then I say how much did you pay for that bow? $1200. How much for those dozen arrows $120 - broad heads 80 bucks for 12. How much for that release? $60. That new drop away rest $120. New sight $198. Don't forget that safety harness $110.What I would say is, to keep this old bowhunters butt warm, and it does. It's worth every darn penny. It's the same with hunting clothing. This jacket is the warmest one I have ever worn for hunting, and made for bowhunters also. You pay for what you get. Could you improve it? Sure you can. But for now this one will do very, very well. Age 72 Bowhunting since 1987. 36 hunts this year. 110 hours in the stand. 9 hang on stands harvest one 130lb doe. I stayed Warm.

Christopher Meyer
Reviewed On 12/07/2020

Typical Sitka quality as far as the stitching and general build goes. It's a very nice "all in one" package and I've been able to eliminate the need to carry a muff which takes up space and adds weight when strapped to my mobile setup. I think removing the exterior fleece for archery purposes is a neat idea but I do also believe that it takes away warmth from the jacket too. I had no issues shooting with the previous version. It is certainly nice for the bibs since it really does work to get the burrs out easier.

A few improvement could be made. I am not a fan of the constant connect "feature". It is not well executed. Cold drafts flow right down your neck to your back when there's any kind of wind. If it was sealed better or there was more fabric to keep the warmth in maybe it would work??? It's harder to get this jacket on since the nylon inner sleeves of the previous version are gone and now it's the micro fleece that layers get caught on. There should be a hood option too, especially for the cost of this jacket. Last of all they took away the internal zippered chest pocket that was on the previous version which only leave the pouch pocket. All these are easy to fix and should have been incorporated into the build of this jacket. Seems like it's 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.

Reviewed On 12/05/2020

I really liked this suit. Unfortunately, it wasn't the right suit for me. It's warm and deadly quiet. It's the most quiet suit out there. The Joey pocket is great, and the hand muff pocket is great as well. All the magnets seemed to work very well. My only gripe with this suit, and the reason I returned it, was because it's NOT WATERPROOF. For 700+ dollars I feel like the suit should be able to be a one stop shop for the elements. If it's snowing or raining I have to start considering wearing a different suit that will allow me to stay in the stand all day. I understand that the lack of a waterproof layer is what makes this jacket so quiet. But there are a few other suits out there that check all the other boxes, including being waterproof that are only a few decibels louder that this. It's a great suit, it's just too much money for a suit that can't be your "go to" regardless of the weather.

Justin L
Reviewed On 12/04/2020

I have used this jacket for the past two years. Great jacket for under 35 degrees. The pouch in the front is fleece lined and works like a muff. Kept me warm on all day-sits in 30 degree, windy Kansas archery hunt this year. Would recommend to anyone. 6'3" 230 pounds and the XL fits perfect.

M Clifton
Reviewed On 12/02/2020

I have had it for couple of months and fit and feel is great. Finally had some cold enough to wear and no disappointments. Very warm and comfortable and my favorite cold weather jacket I've ever owned.

Reviewed On 11/30/2020

First and foremost, thank you for your partnership with leo adventures; otherwise, I would have likely never had the opportunity to own this gear. My only regret in buying this gear is not doing it sooner. I hunted for years in cheap gear either shivering and wet or so layered up I could barely draw my bow. This gear is phenomenal. First morning I hunted was 28 degrees and couldn't keep the jacket zipped up because I'd start sweating. Highest recommendation on Sitka gear and especially the Fanatic bibs and jacket. And once again, thank you!

Scot Chellie Wiles
Reviewed On 11/20/2020

I bought the bibs and jacket a few years ago while living in north never got cold enough to wear these clothes there without sweating profusely. Earlier this year however, I had a reason to use them when my car broke down along the oregon coast, in January, while traveling and I was stranded with no heater, and no house to seek shelter in. I wasn't concerned about freezing once I remembered I had these clothes tucked in the back of my car. For about a month I wore these in frigid wet conditions and had to remove them often because of overheating...even on chilly nights. I didn't put the bibs on completely when I slept either, just the coat and draping the bibs over my legs was sufficient. I'm hot blooded too, and rarely put on many layers...but, after a couple weeks without any source of heat but what I would eat, these clothes were a lifesaver and kept me toasty and dry. I also learned that no matter how much fast food I'd consume, I never felt warmed by the food, just gross and awful. I not only became a true fan of Sitka gear clothes, but an understander of the true benefits of eating raw and organic food. When your body is operating correctly, the nutrition you supply it encourages warmth. I learned extremely quickly that when your flesh is tested by the elements, your food is of a great importance. And neither gmo nor fast food gave me any energy or warmth whatsoever. Awesome experience and incredible clothes Sitka.

Gerald Fetterman
Reviewed On 11/18/2020

This jacket is the only jacket I will ever need. It is all that you say it is. The Camo pattern works extremely well. The front pocket to keep you hands worm is the thing that seals the deal. The only negative I have is that I feel it could use a hood.

Reviewed On 10/28/2020

This jacket and bib combo is unreal. As everyone knows Sitka always exceeds expectations. That being said most items I can at least imagine improvements no matter how small they may be. Thats not the case with these items. I literally cannot imagine one improvement that could be made. It's better than I ever thought a hunting jacket could be. For reference I wore this with a core lightweight T, and the Fanatic Hoody and was more than comfortable in 15 degrees for hours on end.

Reviewed On 10/26/2020

The jacket is freakin amazing but you can read the other reviews to find that out. I’m here to talk about the warranty, my dog chewed up my jacket and I almost cried because it is an essential tool for the rut hunts! I called them and told them my dog crewed up the zipper and I sent it back to them. Not only did they fix the jacket free of charge, they also sent me a Sitka camo ball cap. What an awesome company!! Yes the jacket is pricey but when you are setting in the tree on a 15° November morning your going to be mad you didn’t have it the year before..

Reviewed On 10/25/2020

Warm. Comfortable. Silent. Ergonomically friendly. Awesome jacket!
It feels little bit bulky at times, but it’s really not compared to the over layering I’ve had to do in the past.

SO impressed!

WI Bowhunter
Reviewed On 10/19/2020

I had the first fanatic jacket. Excellent garment. This new jacket made for lefties is warmer and quiet. The hand muff with a thin pair of gloves keeps you set for hours in the stand in 20 degree weather.

Court Brewer
Reviewed On 10/15/2020

If you hunt in a cold climate, this jacket is worth it's weight in gold. The kangaroo pocket is something special. No need for hand muff or thick gloves, which is a huge advantage when bow hunting. People might say it attracts burs, but you should honestly just pack it in anyways because it is so warm. For it's warmth, it isn't bulky at all. No problems with string slap on the sleeves whatsoever. Far superior to any body suit kind of system out there. Pairing it with the neck gaiter, and either the fanatic beanie or stratus beanie is far superior to any hood they could possibly design for this jacket. The price may hurt a bit, but I PROMISE you, you will be so glad you purchased this magical piece of gear.

Reviewed On 10/15/2020

The warmth and wind blocking of this jacket is amazing. Love the layout and pockets including the unique hand muff. This is the best hunting jacket I have ever worn. Hunting gear fro Sitka makes the hunt in tough midwest fall and winter conditions so much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Reviewed On 08/17/2020

I like this jacket for the most part, but there are some things I would change. The pouch pocket needs some work. I don't see the need for the mesh and the magnet is not near strong enough. If you bend over, good chance you are going to lose some things. Also, I'd like if they added a zippered pocket on the left chest (for the right handed version.) I also wish id had velcro wrists. Over time the wrist openings will get stretched out. Still wish it came with a removable hood too. I don't understand why they took that away.

Josh Norris
Reviewed On 07/21/2020

Finally found something that can keep me nice and toasty even in subzero windchill/temps. Great combination of technologies. I will be using it for my big game hunt this Winter in northern Wyoming.

Reviewed On 07/17/2020

This is the jacket I pull out when the mercury really will not get cold in this jacket and it is complety windproof. When hunting public land with my buddy this past deer season we had a 20 minute boat ride and it was 30 degrees....never felt the wind cutting through my jacket at all. Super comfortable and super quiet as advertised.

Drew Wehrheim
Reviewed On 06/02/2020

Best jacket I have ever owned. Have not gotten cold in it yet. Comfort is unmatched

Chad Larson
Reviewed On 04/05/2020

Hats off to Sitka!! I hunt some of the coldest temps in Wisconsin and prefer late season overall, the new Fanatic system is top notch in warmth and comfort.Thanks Sitka!

Reviewed On 02/05/2020

So I bought this thinking good thoughts with very little money. (Past) I have been using homemade gillie suit but this last year wearing this gear I walked up to two diffrent deer, I mean 10 ft. Unlike my gillie suit, when I stopped moving the deer would go back to doing what ever. With gillie suit the deer would always keep their eyes on me but with this, they turned their backs and walked around, even when shooting at both they only moved 10-20ft away from me great camo!!!!! (I now have a loan at bank for this camo)

David Robertson
Reviewed On 01/12/2020

Perfection, these guys at Sitka really make awesome products. I hunt here in the northeast and it gets really cold and windy., this is where the Fanatic jacket really shines. In combination with the Fanatic bibs and hat I can bow-hunt in the worst conditions and be comfy all day. I love the fact that it is light and packable so I can hike in then put it on once I get to my tree stand. Sitka under layers and mid layers bring it all together for the perfect system for me. Love this stuff, worth every penny to be warm and comfortable while on stand.

Lane Tucker
Reviewed On 01/06/2020

This is exactly what i was looking for. It kept me very warm and would suggest this jacket to every one. Very big thanks to sitka.

Reviewed On 01/02/2020

Hands down the best jacket I have ever worn and easily my favorite piece of Sitka gear that I own. The jacket is so well thought out and is a bowhunters dream. The arms are smoothed out in areas to allow for a smooth draw cycle, which is really nice, it also has a range finder/ grunt tube pocket, another pocket you can store your phone in, etc., and a kangaroo style hand muff pocket that is so warm I don't even wear gloves when hunting in it. The collar on this jacket is really nice because it eliminates the need for a neck gaiter and has a magnet to help fold the neck collar down if that's how you prefer to wear it.

I'm 6 foot and a bigger guy and normally wear an XL in clothes but I ordered this in an XXL. It fits a little big but is exactly what I wanted so that I could layer under it. If you're not a "bigger" guy, I'd order the size you normally wear because it is meant for layering.

I wear this jacket when it gets down to 35 degrees and below. I've worn it around 30 degrees with strong winds and with nothing other than a long sleeve shirt under it. I have also worn it down to 18 with a long sleeve compression base layer and a vest and stayed plenty warm. I'm positive with a a good mid layer that this jacket can be worn down to the single digits if not down to 0. The jacket is very warm and I cannot begin to explain how good the WindStopper works in this jacket. When I walk to the stand I keep the jacket unzipped and if I'm carrying a lot then I will wait til I get to the stand to put it on. If you don't you'll probably be extra toasty and extra sweaty walking in.

The jacket is pricey but if you're a serious whitetail hunter, especially in the late-season, this jacket is a must and well worth the investment into your gear. Thank you Sitka!

Ethan Stubbs
Reviewed On 12/30/2019

I recently got this jacket for Christmas and I am completely blown away. I hunt in Northeast Iowa so it can get extremely cold and have brutal winters. After sitting in the 20° degree weather with 35 MPH wind gusts blowing all night, I can confidently say that I didn’t even get a little chilly. To layer, I had a merino wool shirt, and just base-layer/long underwear. It withstands the conditions and is essential for any cold weather whitetail hunter to ensure you stay comfortable in the stand. 10/10 would recommend.

Reviewed On 12/09/2019

Awesome outer layer for those harsh cold weather days with great pocket location. The hand warmer in the front works extremely well. Very impressed.

Vincent Pandolfo
Reviewed On 11/30/2019

I have been buying, trying so many cold weather gear. For my wife, to keep her out for our 4 month bow season. Usually she would be done when the temperature dropped below 45 degrees. Yesterday it was a chilly 25 degrees with a 5 to 15 mph NE wind. She sat for 5 hours! Getting to see her first ever buck fight. As well as enjoying the time out. Today we will hunt the afternoon in dropping temperatures to 20 degree . Shes actually looking forward to the sit! I bought myself the same outfit. Seeing how much warmer she was. Truly a game changer! The suit (Bibs and jacket) allows the user to use less clothing. Pockets allow the user to hold essential gear. Zippers are quiet, while the suit itself is almost dead silent

Tony T.
Reviewed On 11/27/2019

I've been bow hunting for over 25 years and have always purchased gear that was on sale or off brand. I retired recently and treated myself to the Coat and far THE BEST piece of hunting apparel I have ever purchased. Expensive but well worth the price. Did not need to do all day sits in November as I punched my tag in October but lent my Sitka Suit to a buddy at camp and he could not believe how warm it kept him. He will be purchasing one as well. A little bulky to pack in but well worth it. You will not get cold in this suit. Great quality and pockets and zippers are in all the right places.

Scott Amick
Reviewed On 11/25/2019

No Blaze orange. I can't use it in my state (Wisconsin) for gun deer season unless I wear a coverall.

Reviewed On 11/25/2019

I wore my Fanatic jacket for the first time in cold, windy conditions. Sat in the tree for hours and was toasty warm with two thin base layers. Only thing that got cold were my toes. My Cabelas bibs were fine but I am definitely upgrading to the Fanatic bibs. I don’t wear gloves so the built in hand muff was priceless. Sitka’s products are not cheap, but they are worth it. Go put a price on not freezing your butt off.

AJ Dubé
Reviewed On 11/20/2019

I've been Deering hunting on the ground since I was a kid here in Montana. Last year I got into treestand hunting. Treestands complicate things and require some specialized clothing. I've been using my big game stuff and it worked OK. Yesterday was my first sit with this jacket. It's fantastic! The only kicker is it's not waterproof. It did however handle a light mist. But I pulled my Dewpoint jacket it over it when the wet snow came. Sitka really thought this jacket out. The muff pocket is incredible. The zipper pocket is perfect for a phone or holding hour binos. It is a tad bulky but it's super warm! The grunt call pocket is a great touch! Yet another great Sitka product!

Carlos A Gonzalez
Reviewed On 11/17/2019

As you would expect from Sitka, this garment is awesome. I do think the grunt tube and range finder pocket needs a little more work. Maybe the grunt tube side needs to be a little more sectioned off so the tube won’t want to fall into the pocket. Maybe it’s just an issue I’m having. The magnet definitely needs to be stronger.
I can definitely live with it though. And would definitely recommend.

The bibs are perfect!

Gerald Yamada
Reviewed On 11/16/2019

Silent, Super Comfortable, Lots of pockets, and Really warm. If its cold. This is the jacket to have.

roger hall
Reviewed On 11/15/2019

Is this expensive? Yes.. Is it worth it? Yes. I recently had a half day sit Temps in mid 20s and 3 inches of snow, I was wearing the long sleeve t shirt, heavy duty half zip t, and the fanatic hoodie with the fanatic coat on overtop. Never did I even get a chill. The only problem I had was not flipping up the collar when it started to snow. Once the snow started falling around my neck it melted and was wet, but not wet close to skin. (but that was my fault) other thing, don't think you can just buy the bibs and coat and expect to be warm, it's the system that works together that keeps the warmth in. This system isn't for everyone, but if you like to be out in the late season, and want to sit longer then think of this as investing in your future hunting experiences. I've never hunted must past Dec 15 because I can't stay warm much more than 3 hours, I know that will change this year.

Mike McGee
Reviewed On 11/13/2019

Just received this jacket and hoody 3 days ago. I started last night in Pa. woods light snow, high winds, 20 degree temp. I was so surprised these 2 items kept me toasty warm. Tonight weather was not as bad but still 26 degree working well. I was able to keep my hands warm by keeping them in my pocket. I can not believe the light weight of them compared to my old parka's. Now it is time to get some bibs and a warmer pair of boots. Sizing was great I am 6'1 267 lbs. and XXL was perfect with plenty of room. I trust Sitka as when they explain a product they sell it works!

Nathan Anderson
Reviewed On 11/13/2019

To start I'm 5'10" 165lbs from NE Ohio. I ordered the large. It fits good, the length is perfect however it is a little loose in stomach. I just wore it today over thermals and the fanatic hoodie. The temp was 21° feels like 14° I was only out for 2 hrs. I am a freeze baby and a tight wod with money so buying this was hard. But after sitting out in the bitter cold today and being toasty and silent I'm more than happy! The hand warmer pocket and grunt tube pocket on the front is money. I had 2 doe and a spike about 15yrds from me. I drew on the doe to make sure it was silent as it seems. It passed the test and didn't ruin my night. This paired with the fanatic hoodie is awesome. I was wearing thermals and fleece lined pants and my legs were freezing but upper body was more than warm. Getting bibs soon as they are in stock. So if you're on the fence about these I'd pull the trigger on them. I wish I did years ago.

Nathan P
Reviewed On 11/13/2019

The new Fanatic series is top-notch. I've been using the original Fanatic series since it's inception and upgraded to the new stuff for this year. Certainly years of use reduced the warmth factor of the old stuff, but man - the new Fanatic jacket is awesome. Same great features of the last jacket, a little better fabric. I like how the wrists taper on the new, but miss a couple pockets that the old jacket had. All in all, I'm very happy with the Fanatic Jacket.

I'm typically a Large in everything Sitka, and this is no exception. Great fit. 6'1 and 185 lbs.

M. Gibbs
Reviewed On 11/12/2019

This is obviously a good piece of gear, that I highly recommend for bowhunting, but there are a few things that are left to be desired in my opinion.

1. The rangefinder pocket should be a little lower; when wearing a bino harness, the mouth of the pocket is affected by the strap of the harness making retrieving your rangefinder less smooth than it could be.

2. Jacket should be longer. I don't have a long torso, and my lower back kept feeling the breezes in this jacket. It is cut oddly short, and the drawstring doesn't seem to cinch it down much. This isn't a problem with bibs, but certainly noticeable without.

3. The sleeves need to be lined with a satin like material as opposed to whatever is used. My merino base layers would stick,cling, and bunch putting it on--not all my layers have thumb holes which might reduce this issue, however, I do think they would "ride up" around your elbows over time. I don't usually wear synthetic base layers, this might not be a problem if you do.

Kyle S
Reviewed On 11/11/2019

The fanatic jacket is the best jacket I have ever owned. I hunt in Illinois where we go from 60 degrees one day down to 15 degrees the next. I have worn the fanatic jacket this year on hunts below 20 degrees with only the fanatic hoodie and heavy merino core shirt under it. I never got the slightest bit cold. One of my favorite parts about the jacket is the hand warmer built into the front of the jacket. Your hands will stay warm even without gloves. My main objective when I purchased the Sitka gear was to reduce the amount of layers I have to wear when I hunt. The fanatic series has helped me do just that. In addition to the jacket, I also own the fanatic bibs, fanatic vest, fanatic gloves, esw pant, and merino heavyweight core pant. I would give a 5/5 star rating to everyone of these items except the fanatic gloves. The fanatic gloves have a great concept however they do not keep your hands warm. My next purchase will be the Stratus or Celsius pants to have something to wear between early season and the heart of the winter. The Fanatic vest is amazing for afternoon hunts when the full jacket might be to much. Hope this long review helps all of you when ordering your Sitka Gear. It is expensive but you get what you pay for.

Reviewed On 11/10/2019

So incredibly warm
Pocket and loop for everything

Kurt Kalish
Reviewed On 11/06/2019

Just received, quality is everything expected. Normally wear XXL, ordered same. 6’1” 240 athletic build. Exchanged for 3XL. Shoulders and arms were too tight. Length was a little short. Expect 3XL will fit perfect. Look forward to this being the go-to cold weather jacket for the duration.

Reviewed On 11/05/2019

This jacket is absolutely amazing! It has completely changed the game for cold weather sits. Paired with the Fanatic bibs, hat and gloves and proper layering I can sit hours on end on teens and possibly colder. Don't let the price hold you back on the Fanatic set. It is all well worth it!

Bob Giusti
Reviewed On 11/02/2019

I just returned from a stationary whitetail hunt in MT in unseasonably cold weather. I am 6'2' and 260 lbs and the XXL fit nicely over 2 layers of insulation. This is a very effective jacket, as it is very warm and amazingly quiet. My suggestions for improvement are: more room in the throat (or use a stretchy collar) to allow for high neck layering and the Sitka Gear gaiter, and continue working on reducing burr accumulation (this dissuaded me from buying the Fanatic backpack after finishing my hunt). I upgraded from a used model purchased in 2014 and this new jacket is light years better in warmth, roominess and stealth. I hunted in 10-15 F (before wind chill) and didn't need to put my bibs on (traverse insulation and Mountain pants) as this jacket kept me warm in cold winds. Thank you SG for another thoughtful and effective solution to cold weather hunting.

Jeremy Miller
Reviewed On 10/25/2019

I purchased the 2019 model after owning and loving the previous Fanatic set. This is ideal for cold North Eastern days in the tree stand. The new design is great with the berber fleece removed from areas of the garment, shedding un needed bulk in the arms and legs. I'm 6'0 200# and bought a size large which is good for layering of needed, but I find this is warm enough with just the mid weight base layer. The only thing I would change is the way the safety harness goes through the collar. I'd rather have the pass through on the middle of the back. Other than that, I'm very impressed and happy with this set.

Scott B
Reviewed On 10/19/2019

Incredible jacket! Quiet, warm, and nice pockets. Diagonal zipper takes a little getting used to, but well worth it. You wont be disappointed.

Reviewed On 09/24/2019

Jacket is very warm and very quiet. The zipper is just plain quirky - Would not buy again now that I used it for a season. Other than the zipper, its a good piece of gear.

Mike S.
Reviewed On 09/19/2019

This is a fantastic piece of gear full of great features. Right away you can feel the quality of this jacket. Cant wait to put it to the test this season. I would suggest sizing up for layers. For reference, I'm 6'3" 190 lbs. and the large was a little on the short side and to tight with my bibs and hoody on. I exchanged for the XL.

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SITKA Gear - 09.22.2019

Beyond the Layers - Athlete Jim Hole Jr.

SITKA Gear was born from the belief that the experience of hunting is as important — if not more important — than the harvest.