Whitetail: Vegetated Terrain

Downpour Jacket 

$329.00 $230.30

With a lightly brushed face to keep you quiet and a GORE-TEX® laminate to keep you dry, the Downpour Jacket is a perfect companion for hunting through showers in the whitetail woods. *Current style will be discontinued in 2018.

Environment:
Vegetated Terrain
Scenario:
Elevated Ambush
Climate:
Mild, Cool, Cold
Technology:
GORE-TEX®
Color:
Elevated II
Weight:
25.6 oz. ; Large
  • Size:

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Features & Benefits

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Waterproof GORE-TEX® Laminate

A 100% waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate keeps you dry inside and out.

Lightly Brushed Knit Face

Quiet and hydrophobic brushed exterior keep you comfortable all day and stealthy when drawing on approaching deer.

Articulated Patterning

Articulated patterning keeps you comfortable in the seated position with extra length in the seat to shed water off your back.

Durable Water Repellent Finish

The DWR finish prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

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Safety Harness Pass-Through Port

The safety harness pass through port keeps your connection point comfortably in place.

Fitted Forearms & Shoulders

Fitted forearms reduce string contact while well-shaped elbows and shoulders maximize range of motion through the draw cycle.

Form-Fitted Hood

A form-fitted hood is cut for maximum visibility and a drawstring hood seals out moisture from above while moving with you to prevent vision obstruction.

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Product Care 

Routine care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear/ GORE-TEX®
Be Sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instruction – typically found on the inside tag.
- Use a front load washing machine and a scent-free, gentle detergent
- Use warm water on permanent press or gentle cycle and rinse twice to ensure all cleaner has been removed.
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean + Do Not Iron
- See Care Guide to better understand DWR and how to revitalize it.

 

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Ryan Lynch | 01. 12. 18
As far as a quiet rainlayer that keeps you dry and comfortable with a blend of waterproofness and breathability combined with state of the art soft fabric brushed outer, this jacket is the best there is. It would be nice to have a Velcro opening at back so that putting it on in treestand with harness was better, but rumor I hear that is being added next season. Pick one up and keep it in your treestand pack all season.
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Miles | 12. 28. 17
We guide on Admiratly Island in Southeast Alaska for deer and brown bear. Heavy rain is a very common occurrence. Unfortunately, anything more than a slight drizzle and you will be soaked in this gear. The soft material makes it very comfortable and quiet, but dry weather is a must. We tell all of our clients to NOT buy this gear, as you can go and spend 100 bucks on the cheapest cabelas coat with even modest Goretex and be in better shape than this. The comical part is it is called the ‘downpour’ jacket -do no buy this gear unless you are hunting in perfectly dry conditions.
JR
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Jose ruiz | 11. 24. 17
I purchased my first Sitka gear last year the stratus outfit. I added to my gear this year the downpour I have nothing but great things to say about it all. I’ve recommended it to all of my hunting friends and a few have already purchased it and feel the same way. Next is the incinerator. Love this gear highly recommend.
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Rod | 11. 23. 17
I was leaving Missouri after a successful hunt and I was on my way to Illinois to hunt the opening weekend of the firearm season when I checked the weather. Rain was in the forecast for both Friday and Saturday. I knew I had cheap rain gear so, I called Sitka directly and spoke with Ryan. I told Ryan, I needed the Downpour Jacket and Pants, and needed them overnight. He delivered and so did the Downpour jacket and pants. We were lucky on Friday, no rain. However, come Saturday, it rained from daylight to about 3pm (with some flurries mixed in). If I had not ordered this system, I know with what I had been using, there would have been no way I would have made it all day in the stand. Not only did I make it all day, I stayed completely dry. To me, the Downpour is a must have for rainy days.
DH
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Dave Halter | 05. 30. 17
Got a down pour jacket and pants on a warranty exchange and it kept me dry and warm in three down pours on lake Erie walleye fishing . Both my partners rain suits left much to be desired. Sitka warranty is second to none when it comes to repair or replace, have gotten two rain gear suits replaced with new suits over coarse of 20 + years. Only had to return pants for next larger size, Would highly recommend their products!!!
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EM | 05. 01. 17
I got my first hunting gear last year. When I went to purchase a system, I felt defeated when it came to technology and comfort and durability in the women's clothing section. I decided to purchase the same hunting brand that my husband wore and I was blown away by the performance of this system! I knew the technology was going to be good...but I did not realize how good until my first day out in the wind last fall! I did not feel a breeze through my downpour jacket and matching pants! I have put this system to the test in all weather conditions and it has never failed me...in fact it has only left me singing its praises! I use this system mostly as a shell, and I layer as much underneath as I need to keep warm or as little to keep cool. I am truly excited for the new women's line for a slightly better fit in the pants, but even if Sitka never made a women's line, I would buy more gear in the men's line...you just can not beat it!
SM
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Steve Margala | 02. 22. 17
Im 5'11 at 200 lbs and the Large fits and looks very nice. I had a T shirt on underneath in 50 degree weather and felt fine. I would say anything less than 45 degrees you would need a sweathshirt under it. Other then that it fits good unlike all that other stuff out there that makes you look alot bigger and heavier then you really are. The pattern is good from hiding from dangerous game in the wilderness. The better you look, the more confident you will be, this jacket will do that for you.
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Rob | 01. 11. 17
Did a great job of keeping me dry during rain that turned to freezing rain. Mostly quiet (read on) and tough thru thorns. Well designed and comfortable with two complaints. I agre with Jack's review that your forearms, close to your hands, may end up wet. Weird. Also, why would you put velcro closures on the wrists? I was still hunting and walking thru brush had the velcro noisily get caught multiple times. Velcro = no-no. I can't imagine that the velcro is actually important or necessary for any purpose.
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Jack | 01. 10. 17
Definitely needed for those drizzly days in the stand where staying dry is a must! This jacket has kept me in the stand in situations where I would have otherwise been forced to leave. Pair it with the downpour pants and you'll stay dry in any situation mother nature throws at you.
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Kevin | 01. 05. 17
I'd not even hearof Sitka until a few weeks ago. I got a base layer and this jacket along with the corresponding pants. I'm a convert. This gear is great and I'll be buying more. I sat on a late season hunt in a downpour just laughing at how life would have been miserable in my old gear. I was warm and dry as a bone.
JD
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Jack Donachy | 12. 05. 16
I live in a small, remote village on the Alaska Peninsula. Great rain gear is a must. Returns and exchanges are a hassle. I've been field testing this gear in a variety of weather conditions and activities for the past three months. Misses: 1) The sleeve cuffs wick moisture up the sleeve and onto whatever layer you’re wearing underneath - even on a short walk in moderate rain or wet snow. Annoying, to say the least, in the 30 to 50 degree temperatures typical out here. 2) From a company that boasts “athletic fit,” the pants should fit both the waist and the leg length of a fit person. I ordered the medium, which fits my waist. The pants are a good 2 inches short. I'm not Bill Walton - just a slightly above average 6 feet even. 3) The jacket pockets are roomy and bone dry. But the entrance is small, making storing and accessing even a small pair of binoculars, a field book, a point and shoot camera or a box of flies more difficult than it needs to be. 4) I don’t understand the design theory behind the looped cord on the Back of the hood. Yes, I get that this is to customize a snug fit. But… a loop on the back of the head? This is an invitation to get snagged every time I go through an alder thicket. It also gets hung up on the camera tripod (particularly the Wimberley head) I often sling over my shoulder when afield. Hits: 1) Except for the issue with the sleeves, this gear is dry. 2) And quiet. 3) Pockets are roomy and dry. 4) Overall fit is very comfortable and allows for excellent range of motion - great for fishing, wildlife photography, hunting and boating. Allows for appropriate layering in cold weather conditions 5) The Optifade camo is very effective against a wide range of backgrounds 6) Gear is lightweight and packs down fairly small. 7) Versatile. With layering, very comfortable in 20 degree F weather - even when wind pushes the chill factor down into single digits. Alternatively, with a light shirt, gear is comfortable in 45 - 65 degree temperatures. All factors considered, I can’t recommend this gear. The sleeve cuff wicking issue is not acceptable but should be an easy fix. The hood rear loop needs to be replaced with a less snag-prone system - and one that isn't in the back of the head. Make the jacket pocket entrances just a little larger so that even with glove liners a hand easily fits in and gear can be pulled out. Give us slim 6-footers considered to be "tall" an option for pants that actually fit.
JD
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Jack Donachy | 12. 05. 16
I live in a small, remote village on the Alaska Peninsula. Great rain gear is a must. Returns and exchanges are a hassle. I've been field testing this gear in a variety of weather conditions and activities for the past three months. Misses: 1) The sleeve cuffs wick moisture up the sleeve and onto whatever layer you’re wearing underneath - even on a short walk in moderate rain or wet snow. Annoying, to say the least, in the 30 to 50 degree temperatures typical out here. 2) From a company that boasts “athletic fit,” the pants should fit both the waist and the leg length of a fit person. I ordered the medium, which fits my waist. The pants are a good 2 inches short. I'm not Bill Walton - just a slightly above average 6 feet even. 3) The jacket pockets are roomy and bone dry. But the entrance is small, making storing and accessing even a small pair of binoculars, a field book, a point and shoot camera or a box of flies more difficult than it needs to be. 4) I don’t understand the design theory behind the looped cord on the Back of the hood. Yes, I get that this is to customize a snug fit. But… a loop on the back of the head? This is an invitation to get snagged every time I go through an alder thicket. It also gets hung up on the camera tripod (particularly the Wimberley head) I often sling over my shoulder when afield. Hits: 1) Except for the issue with the sleeves, this gear is dry. 2) And quiet. 3) Pockets are roomy and dry. 4) Overall fit is very comfortable and allows for excellent range of motion - great for fishing, wildlife photography, hunting and boating. Allows for appropriate layering in cold weather conditions 5) The Optifade camo is very effective against a wide range of backgrounds 6) Gear is lightweight and packs down fairly small. 7) Versatile. With layering, very comfortable in 20 degree F weather - even when wind pushes the chill factor down into single digits. Alternatively, with a light shirt, gear is comfortable in 45 - 65 degree temperatures. All factors considered, I can’t recommend this gear. The sleeve cuff wicking issue is not acceptable but should be an easy fix. The hood rear loop needs to be replaced with a less snag-prone system - and one that isn't in the back of the head. Make the jacket pocket entrances just a little larger so that even with glove liners a hand easily fits in and gear can be pulled out. Give us slim 6-footers considered to be "tall" an option for pants that actually fit.
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Tyler A | 11. 29. 16
Love this jacket, bought it for the GORE-TEX Waterproof but I'm hooked on everything else about this jacket! This jacket stops all wind, great as an outer layer. I've been wearing other camo from brands that are excellent sport companies, UA, and I'm now hooked with the Sitka name! This may be my first Sitka gear, but it is deff not my last! The only reason I'm giving this jacket a 3.5 instead of a 4 is the fact that its a little snug, I normally wear Large jackets but will deff need an XL to allow me to add more layers under this jacket.
DH
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Derrick Hough | 11. 20. 16
I decided to buy the downpour pants/jacket after last years miserable rainy conditions I put myself thru during my roosevelt elk hunt on the northwest Oregon coastal ranges. Year prior I had some off brand rain gear and after only the first 6 hours of opening day I was SOAKED. So this year I layered the downpour pants/jacket with breathable synthetics top/bottom and the sitka stretch cap. Typical Roosevelt elk hunting weather on the NW Oregon Coast range is 39-55 degrees, 10-40mph wind, heavy, heavy, rain and thick, deep and steep rain forest like conditions. My favorite part about this gear was the ability to duck, dive, crawl, and plow through thick sticker bushes, brush, and branches without the mentioned hazards puncturing my pants/jackets and stayed dry while doing it! I was able to use my arms like a machete because of the tough/waterproof brushed fabric of the downpour jacket. This gear allowed me to have confidence deep in the bush and far from the truck; I can honestly say that the sitka downpour pants/jacket contributed greatly to my first ever harvest of a Roosevelt elk.!*****on a side note**** - my dog ate my plastic built in belt clip on the downpour pants two weeks before the hunt. Without this belt clip you do not have a belt so I called up sitka and they rushed delivered me a new belt! PLUS, the lady on the phone was very nice and wished me luck on the hunt - when I got the package in the mail it had a good luck sitka postcard and multiple stickers also. It felt like a christmas gift, it was awesome! Thanks Sitka for creating the best gear and backing it up with great customer service...You got me for life!
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shaun | 10. 27. 16
I had my first downpour jacket and pants for over 6 years, they worked great. Wore them turkey hunting in the spring to late season moose and deer. I would layer with the core system. I recently just shot a nice whitetail buck at 15 yards. If your skeptical about the camo, it works. I have worn them in heavy, heavy rain for hours, everyone else complained about being wet and I was fine. Recently though, they did start to leak. I called customer service and they replaced the entire outfit, amazing customer service. Dont waste your money on other outfits, spend a little and gain a lot. I never have had such great customer service as Sitka. Thank You
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Nick Rust | 10. 18. 16
Just upgraded to Sitka and my first harvest was an all day rain event. Soaked all the way through. Pants and jacket. Never feels good 4x4ing in the dark, wet and cold after a long day of packing game in the rain. The line fits well. Could use internal chest pocket, exterior one soaked my phone. I'll be looking on for a true performer. Not sold on this product.
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Eric Wittman | 10. 09. 16
Finally got to wear the Downpour Jacket and Pants yesterday with the first approach of Hurricane Matthew. At the Maryland public hunting area where I go, it was 15-25 mph winds, 55-65 degrees, and from steady to super heavy showers all day. Had the Core Lightweight Bottoms and the Core Midweight Zip T on underneath. I'm 6'2" and 260 pounds- 2XL all over. When I received the Downpour Jacket the first impression I had was, this could easily be an everyday outer shell piece from October to January. It's plenty quiet- even a little more so after washing twice before this first use. One of my standard whitetail strategies is to get up into the Loblolly Pine forests during showers. Light or heavy downpours doesn't matter. The deer seem to increase their movement in the corridor trails even more than normal. Yesterday was no exception. I was covered in does all day. More than a couple dozen from dawn to dusk. I had two mainframe 10s and huge, perfect 8 pointer get as close as 40 yards, but no clear shot. It's crazy tight in Loblolly forests. Rarely is there a shot beyond 20 yards. Where I was at, the longest lane was 29 yards. All three Hammers were simply out of reach. That's bow hunting. The positive takeaway was the performance of the rain gear. Absolutely flawless - dry and comfortable all day. I've never been more comfortable in a rainstorm. Normally my day would have been split up with a frantic 3 1/2 hour back to the house for a warm shower, new clothes, drive, and get back to the stand walk in the middle of the day. The gear eliminated that nonsense. Hoping it rains during Sika or Whitetail Rut.
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Brad G | 07. 30. 16
Fit of the Downpour set is good. I am able to layer the pants and jacket over the Equinox and Stratus set but it is to small to layer over the Fanatic set. I wore the Downpour set today while putting out a trail camera and doing some scouting during a literal downpour which resulted in flash flooding in the area (around 2 inches of rain in a 3 hour span). Initially I was dry. By the time I got back to my truck, after walking 2 miles, my under layers were soaked. I will write a follow up review once I use the set in a hunting situation. But as of right now I am not confident that I will have the ability to walk in while it's raining, setup a mobile stand, and stay dry, which was my main intent for purchasing the downpour set.
TN
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Tiffany N | 06. 27. 16
Love my downpour jacket. Wish it had pit zips and a hole for my tree stand harness to fit through, so I could wear it under the jacket and have the hood up but its a great rain jacket! Quiet and fits great. I went a size up (M) so I can layer tons.
JR
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John R | 02. 18. 16
I had the old Downpour set. I could see very little, if any difference, with the new version besides the camo. A real nice rain jacket. I do wish you would allow just a bit more layering room in it. Especially, in the lower part of the sleeves. It could use another chest pocket.
BF
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Bryan freeland | 01. 30. 16
All I can say is PERFECT! Fits right, feels great, and love how quiet it is!
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Ben | 01. 12. 16
I'm with Ken on this review. I've never had a piece of clothing that could not be worn against the skin. One would think a $329 rain jacket could be worn with a short sleeve shirt underneath. Not this one. It will prick you until you can't take it anymore. Sitka's customer serivice had this to say about the issue: "Very sorry for the inconvenience here, but yes that rain gear was never meant to be worn right next to the skin. You will definitely want to wear at least core lightweight underneath it." "It's widely known and is very standard that when you're hunting or doing any sort of mountain sports having a proper base layer is absolutely necessary. Rain gear is meant specifically as a shell to keep you dry when it's raining, It is not designed to wear it all the time. It takes two very different product and materials to keep moisture out, like rain gear, and to wick moisture away, like base layers. I definitely apologize for the misunderstanding." I was unaware of a few things that are apparently well known facts. I did not see this info in the product details for this jacket, so thought I would make sure everyone else knew all the details.
JB
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Johnny B | 12. 08. 15
I have to say that Sitka Customer Service is exceptional,I too had a minor set back with the Downpour Pant and Jacket , the material appeared to have been inferior to their standards which they explained can happen from time to time in production. I was sent a replacement set with no hastle within a week, The new line of Downpour is far superior and i am totally happy with the product and the service . Thanks Sitka
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Scott | 10. 23. 15
Only real issue is this very expensive jacket has no pit zips and only 1 chest pocket. Fit is true to size and sleeves are nice and long. Sleeves around forearms are snug/form fitting.
RR
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Risto Raatikainen | 10. 13. 15
Greetings here in Central Finland, North Savo of thousands of lakes in the country! A great jacket for drizzling in rain than in wet woods. Remains dry and the heat is easy to control the layer dress. Finnish variable coniferous / white bellies of the birch woods downright inseparable disappears. Pockets works and your smartphone remains dry. Even when you engage in ready to Downpuor bibs shaped pants fixed suspenders, as well as a high back and a waist section, which protects the lower back. In addition, with a knife for jogging, in which a knife is suspended, the tallest pockets and leg pockets for laminated map. In addition, the hem should be equipped with tightening straps so that the snow does not rise trouser legs along the top of the shoe arm as beginning to be pants to be correct.
KS
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Ken Shelley | 08. 19. 15
Camo pattern is great for blending in. The problem with the downpour jacket is that it must be worn with a long sleeve shirt. The taped seams are not meant to be worn against the skin. Your arms will fill as though they are resting against fiberglass insulation. Overall quality appears to be good, but if a person is going to spend 329.00 dollars on a rain jacket the coat should fit and feel better than any other manufactures product. In this case, Sitka dropped the ball. I hope it holds out the rain!
LR
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Lucas Reider | 07. 25. 15
I'm writing this review for two reasons, first to say how happy I am with the Sitka customer service. I had a minor set back on my old Down Pour system and Sitka took care of it effortlessly. Secondly to mention that any hard core bow hunter, whether for Big Game or Whitetail, will definitely love this rain gear. It is well worth the money for the piece of mind of knowing I will stay completely dry and comfortable wearing my Down Pour rain gear.
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Ames Tschiffelt | 12. 04. 14
I have worn mine about 5 times the first time in the rain I was soaked I hate to have a bad review but is kinda worm
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ames tschiffely | 11. 05. 14
I like my jacket but it is not 100% water proof other wise awesome
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Product Technology

GORE-TEX®

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof and very breathable — guaranteed. They provide reliable weather protection and maximized comfort in all weather conditions. Excellent management of perspiration leads to...