Shoulder Pad
Big Game: Whitetail: Vegetated Terrain: Open Terrain

Ballistic Vest 

$99.00

Your orange vest should offer more than just the required inches of color. The Ballistic Vest makes shooting more comfortable with a reinforced foam shoulder pad and is treated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, making it an essential part of the Sitka rifle season system.

Environment:
Vegetated Terrain, Open Terrain
Scenario:
Ground Ambush, Spot & Stalk
Climate:
Hot , Warm , Mild, Cool, Cold, Extreme Cold
Color:
Blaze Orange
Weight:
14.4 oz.
  • Size:

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Features & Benefits

FPO
Interchangeable Shoulder Pads

The interchangeable shoulder pads can be worn on either side.

Zippered Hand Pockets

Safely and conveniently cache your necessities.

Adjustable Waist Bands

The adjustable waist bands offer a technical and comfortable fit.

Magnetic Quick Connect Buckle

The magnetic buckle easily reconnects for quick layering changes in the field.

Durable Water Repellent Finish

The DWR finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

Product Comments
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Justin | 05. 09. 18
Good vest and very well made. Kind of pricey but a huge improvement over the low cost ones which fall apart after a season or two
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JUSTIN | 01. 09. 18
very well made. A great upgrade to the cheap ill constructed vest I had been using. Made for big game hunting, NOT upland hunting.
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Ryan Lynch | 01. 07. 18
Best big game hunters orange best made. Lightweight, has some useful pockets but not bulky like an upland vest. Drys quickly when wet. Easy on and off. Buy one of you want a quality but simple hunters orange vest.
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Big Jim | 11. 01. 17
I was reluctant to get this based on the reviews. I guided with this on for 5 days in September muzzleloader and 7 days of 2nd rifle in CO. I really like the vest. I am accustomed to a zip or snap closure but the set up on this vest worked great. It is not designed for warmth so you need to put it over stuff. In 2nd rifle i wore it over Kelvin Lite Jacket under Jet Stream Jacket. Worked great for moving, sitting, glassing, and recovering animals.
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El Cazador | 04. 30. 17
I dig this vest for big game hunting. Fills the blaze orange requirement, sheds moisture, and it layers over my clothing/gear well. The pockets are helpful too. I do have two complaints: 1. I hunt hard, high, and deep in the backcountry. I sweat and move fast. This vest wicks moisture but it retains odors in a way I've never seen before. It is terrible. Not sure what it is but my cloths will be just fine and this vest will be rank. 2. There is a metal clip that makes adjustments at the sides. I find this clip uncomfortable and it digs into your body...particularly with a pack on with a waist-belt. I would prefer to see some other system for making size adjustments. Given all the other reviews, maybe it's time for Sitka to make an upland game vest too! I'd buy one but I do like this simple lightweight one for big game. In fact, I think it could be even lighter and less fully featured.
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Jay | 01. 13. 16
The product is as described and I like the clean lines and simplicity of this vest. No issue recommending this product for someone simply looking to fulfill blaze orange requirements. Would have given 4 stars but for the cost.
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Sitka Customer Service | 01. 06. 16
Hey Ryan - Thanks for contacting us and we always appreciate the feedback. We also appreciate your support and concern regarding the level of quality and detail we have founded Sitka on. Understand that we do not design Upland Gear and so the product you are describing is not what we intended it to be. I, myself would not buy an orange vest that had a back pocket. Extra weight, less packability, and something to snag on while busting through dense brush. We could certainly add some shell loops to it but they wouldn't fit the diameter of a shotgun shell. It's designed for Big Game endeavors, to be durable, moderate in weight, dry quickly, and to be comfortable. Give us a shout to discuss exchanging it for something of equal value - 877-748-5247.
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Ryan | 01. 06. 16
Why is sitka drawing away from hunting gear built by people that know the requirements of the sport? $99 for a vest that holds no shells and no game pocket in the back to serve a real purpose is beyond comprehension. I was an early advocate of their gear and own outfits in every style. Hope they don't get cheap on anything else.
JM
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Joe M | 12. 03. 15
Hunted in this a total of 2 days and went back to my orginal orange vest. It looks and feels great, however it is extremely noisy and loud. Agree with previous reviews, this one fails compared to other products.
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Terry Smith | 11. 22. 15
This fills the basic blaze orange requirement in many states, but that's about it. If it included a game pocket on the back and some shell holders, it could double as an upland game vest (especially where orange is required for upland game hunting). The pockets are spacious, and the magnetic front clasp holds well. A few improvements would make this a great piece.
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Brad R. | 11. 18. 15
Simple, sturdy, blocks the wind. A clever buckle makes it easy to take off and put back on when you add or subtract a layer.
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Gary Darling | 10. 14. 15
In comparison to other Sitka products, this one fails. The vest if very loud and it is heavy. The pockets are nice and the adjustments are okay, but the noise hard to overlook.
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