Merino Heavyweight Half-Zip

Merino Heavyweight Half-Zip

  • Whitetail : Elevated II
$159.00
(7 Reviews)

The Merino Heavyweight Half-Zip is a great solution for a foundational baselayer when the mercury drops. Built with a premium 17.5-micron Merino wool face printed with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ concealment and backed with a soft polyester interior, this half-zip delivers concealment, odor control, and core warmth for mid to late seasons pursuits up and down the flyways.


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

Men's
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

  • 1. SLEEVE MEASURE

    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.

  • 2. CHEST SIZE

    Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.

  • 3. WAIST SIZE

    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
  • P/F - PERFORMANCE FIT

    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.

  • S/F - STANDARD FIT

    Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

  • E/F - EXPEDITION FIT

    Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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FEATURES & SPECS

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

  • Materials: 290-Gram 59% 17.5 Micron Merino / 6% Nylon Core-Spun Face Blend / 35% Polyester Interior for natural odor resistance and durability.

Breathability
Odor Control
Warmth
Moisture Wicking

Product Comments

7 Reviews
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Mark
Reviewed On 12/16/2019

Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Yes. The search for base layers that work is over for me. I cringed when I hit that order button. In doubt. Not knowing if they were going to work but they work. They’re comfortable, warm, and lightweight. Take good care of these garments hang them up when you’re done wearing them. Stay out of pickers if possible and these will last. I’ve worn them all November and December and they’ve been great.

JK
Reviewed On 08/27/2019

Amazing product. A huge step up from 100% merino garments. I love merino and its properties, but i never really liked the feeling of it against my skin, this heavy weight piece takes care of that. This is the most comfortable next to skin piece i have worn. The only thing i did notice was that the outer merino fabric does not seems very durable so care will have to be taken when using it, but that is with any merino product.

Ross Evans
Reviewed On 12/12/2018

I have experimented with Merino Wool in the past and was never able to feel like it didn't itch.... NOT ANYMORE!!! This base layer is nothing short of amazing, I hunt a lot during the late season in MN, and WI. Temps frequently are starting at 15 to 25 degrees and falling at dark. This is the first base that didn't seem to collect the cold, never felt anything other than warmth against my skin. Also not one remote feeling of itchy. I would never know I wasn't wearing poly, but with all the benefits of Merino. Expensive is the knock others have said, not for me, it is worth every single penny!!!!!

Todd
Reviewed On 11/24/2018

Expensive.....but pay for what you get. I hate the cold. That being said I’m always looking for better gear. My last baselayer was Under Armour. I always felt clammy wearing it. This stuff is great. No clammy feeling, and keeps me very warm during Wisconsin gun deer hunting (and I live in South Carolina = hate cold). Being it’s expensive, I decided to get more use out of it.....snowboarding!!! Again, one trip out West a year....works great... New market for Sitka gear??!

Banks Born
Reviewed On 11/04/2018

Was super excited about these base layers and I ended up getting the elevated II and the waterfowl. I was very excited about both of these pieces but I was super upset after I had them for a couple weeks, they snagged and there was little balls that formed on the arms and around the waist area. For how much I paid I was super upset with how the material upheld. I always washed it inside out and on delicate and hung dry it, I never dry my SITKA just in case. I loved the fit and material but I was just very upset with how much I paid and how the fabric didn't hold up.

Jon
Reviewed On 10/21/2018

This is absolutely top notch stuff. I’ve never found any base layer that works as well as merino, and these are the best layering ones I’ve used. They are extremely breathable but warm. I’ve used them for several consecutive days while on trips and they have zero odor and they never feel sticky. 3 guys on my last trip we’re wearing the same thing and we all had the same opinion. They’re absolutely worth the money.

ApacheBlue
Reviewed On 08/12/2018

It's really hard to beat Merino wool fabric for outdoor comfort, especially in cold or colder weather. Great moisture wicking capabilities, no stink fabric, dries quickly and best of all keeps you toasty warm. I have several SITKA Merino wool garments (and other brands) that I have worn for years and they are in extremely good condition. I have a variety of fabric weights from 150 gsm to 400 gsm. However, Merino wool does require some extra attention or they will not perform as intended. They are expensive garments so it makes sense to take care of them properly. They do not need to be washed every time you wear the Merino wool garment. When it does come time to wash, please consider the following: Wash in cold water, gentle cycle with like fabrics. Never wash with rough fabrics like jeans or fabrics with a hard hand feel. Those fabrics will greatly enhance the pilling of Merino wool. Always wash the merino garment inside out. You can use a little liquid detergent but never use fabric softener. Find a detergent that has little to no perfume type smell. Fabric softener will take away or adversely affect the moisture wicking capabilities of Merino wool. As for drying, you can use the Air Only dry cycle on a dryer for about 20 minutes then hang the shirts upside down to finish air drying. Or you can simply hang upside down for complete air drying on a hangar at room temperature. The reason for this is that if you hang the garment right side up, you will get those pinch marks from the plastic hangar on the shoulder area of the garment. Never use those thin commercial laundry metal hangars. If those pinch marks don't bother you, then hang on a plastic hangar right side up. Never dry a Merino garment in a warm or hot dryer. Sounds like a lot of extra work but it ain't. You paid a lot of money for that Merino garment. Take care of it and it will last a long, long time.

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