Heavyweight Hoody
Heavyweight Hoody
Heavyweight Hoody
Heavyweight Hoody
Heavyweight Hoody
Heavyweight Hoody

Heavyweight Hoody

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
$149.00 $119.20
(16 Reviews)

The Heavyweight Hoody is versatility at its best. This hoody works as an extension of your base layer for hunts in cold weather or worn as outerwear for active mid-season days. The channeled comfort-stretch fleece insulation retains core warmth while allowing moisture to rapidly move through the system.

Product ID: #70016

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 Subalpine is designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in tree-covered and vegetated terrain.

  • Weight: 14.8 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: Heavyweight Comfort Stretch Fleece (93% Polyester/7% Elastane).

  • Polygiene® Odor Control Technology safely neutralizes odor caused from sweat.

  • YKK® Zippered Chest Pocket: Keep essentials right at your fingertips.

  • Stretch Thumb Loops: Shed layers with ease without compromising the rest of your system.

  • Half-Length, Center Front YKK® Zipper: Provides the perfect balance of warmth and breathability.

  • Low-Profile Flatlock Seam Construction & Low-Profile Hood.

  • Imported

Moisture Wicking
Product is Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.



Why We Made This

Fleece mid-layers often come with a lack of efficient moisture transfer limiting the performance of subsequent layers. We solved this problem with a unique waffled construction that accelerates the movement of sweat through the system, preventing it from building up on the inside. The channeled insulation provides some additional warmth, and Polygiene technology controls odor building making this an incredibly versatile mid-layer, that can also function as an outer layer.

Product Comments

16 Reviews
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Steve Michelson
Reviewed On 11/18/2021

Great product - would give 5 stars but the fit just isn't quite perfect for us taller skinny guys. Wish they made it in a medium-tall so I didn't have to order up and get the large. Otherwise, great hoody!

Reviewed On 11/13/2021

I bought this as my first base layer piece, the performance has been great. Very warm and fits too size. That being said after about half a dozen wearings I am starting to get some serious pill balling on the shoulder/chest area where my bib straps rub against it. Other than that it is a fantastic piece I have recommended this to many people.

Jack T.
Reviewed On 10/20/2021

Good hoody, just not five stars. Fabric is warm and quiet, working as a midlayer under my Stratus or as a daily wear item. Quickly becoming my go-to hoody. However, the hoody doesn't have hand pockets, which is slightly unnerving and the reason why it can't get five stars.

Alan B
Reviewed On 09/27/2021

Heavyweight Hoody works perfectly with the Sitka Layering System. Depending on the weather, this hoody goes great over the Core Lightweight Hoody. I have the Subalpine, Open Country, and a couple solids. Thanks Sitka for listening, and adding other hunting solid colors.

George R Fischer
Reviewed On 08/19/2021

The Heavyweight Hoody is my favorite Sitka product. As a guide and wildlife officer I wear my hoody throughout the year. In back country camps, I rarely take it off. Its a super underlayer as well as a great light shirt. The hood is awesome extra insulation for long hours glassing, on horseback or running boats.

Jason Milner
Reviewed On 08/10/2021

When you need a little extra for those cool spring mornings in the turkey woods, this is it. Warm enough for the 30’s but cool enough you don’t burn up in the heat of the day.

Reviewed On 08/02/2021

I own three of these and primarily use them as base layer for cold weather (under 10 deg F) pheasant hunting. Hood is great in windy cold conditions and pull down as conditions improve. Also use as a base layer fishing on cold days. Hood is perfect when running between fishing locations. For those wondering about fit....I'm 6'1", 200 lbs with long torso, and prefer a loose fit. 2XL is a perfect fit for me.

Robert Thomas
Reviewed On 06/26/2021

Got this, because I love my core lightweight goody so much, but needed a bit more warmth and this delivered. It is everything I was hoping for when the weather started getting colder. I can hike just in this and stay plenty warm and just have to throw a puffy over it when glassing and I stay so warm. This is a absolute must for cold weather hunting.

Reviewed On 06/11/2021

I was very impressed at the warmth to weight ratio of this piece. It is very lightweight, but the channeling in the insulation works well to trap body heat and the outer material blocks the wind quite well. The fit is a bit on the larger side, especially in the trunk and waist which is a bit baggy compared to other Sitka pieces.

John Zemrose
Reviewed On 01/29/2021

This is my go to hoody for Pennsylvania. Not too hot in 70 degree weather and good to about 45 degrees. It’s my go to piece whenever I go to the turkey woods.

Reviewed On 01/12/2021

Like I said in my review of the Kelvin WS hoody, I can't decide which of these is my very favorite piece from Sitka. It could very well be this one. The warmth to wight ratio boggles my mind. It is very soft and very warm for what it is. With a Merino wool base layer under the heavyweight hoody, it can probably get you through 90% of your hunting season. It wicks moisture very well and does not hold onto scent at all. I can't say enough about it, I like it so much that I plan on getting another one just to have. Very pleased.

Drew Turner
Reviewed On 12/27/2020

Unbelievably comfortable. I bought this in every color, because I liked it so much. I can wear this in almost any temperature . Perfect mid layer. Very packable. I can’t say enough good things about the hoodie.

Reviewed On 10/16/2020

Awesome and warm. This is exactly what I wanted from a “mid-layer” hoodie. Perfect thickness and warmth without being bulky. Long tail in the back prevents that funky ride up when wearing waders. Overall, well worth the money.

Justin Hitchcock
Reviewed On 10/30/2019

Awesome base layer, comfy and fit well!

C. Elder
Reviewed On 10/03/2019

I have last years model, not sure what is different for this year. Wore it in Michigan's white tail opener 2 days ago when it was 60 going to the stand and 80 coming out. Got a little sweaty on the way in, but the wicking dried me out quick once in the stand. Even in 70's and low 80's I wasn't hot as the channeled fleece kept air moving (BTW, this was with using the hood). Only got uncomfortable when the sun started hitting my directly. I was really surprised, I thought I would have to shed it once the temps started rising.

Reviewed On 09/25/2019

Really soft and warm. I wore it in temperatures around 40 degrees and it was perfect. It’s crazy how it’s super lightweight and still manages to keep you warm. I would buy again. The fit is super athletic. If you want a loose fit order up a size.

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SITKA Team - 10.08.2019

The Necessities of Comfort: Gear Tips To Improve Your Next Hunt

Comfort can play a vital role in the hunt. Not in the sense that being comfortable makes the hunt easy, more that it allows us to shift focus from the challenges of the hunt to the task at hand. When we bring our bodies and minds to a state of comfort, we become more effective, more efficient, and more durable to the conditions. Comfort becomes a tool.