• Big Game : Optifade Open Country
$30.00 $15.00
(49 Reviews)

The SITKA Cap is constructed of the same water-resistant, breathable, stretch woven fabric as the Ascent Series. This cap will become your go-to headwear regardless of your pursuit.

Product ID: #90101
  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line.

  • Weight: 3.20 oz.

  • Durable Water Repellent finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

  • Imported

Wind Protection

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Mit Ebeling
Reviewed On 11/10/2022

Final Touches to complete the Alpine set. Comfortable and as always Quality!

Reviewed On 11/05/2022

Bought this for my father, he will love this. it came exactly as it’s shown and it’s very good quality!

Reviewed On 11/03/2022

You already know what it is! Yes, that it’s awesome. The fit is adjustable and conceals nicely. Very comfortable to wear all day. Will definitely be getting them in different flavors. Sitka gear is where it’s at.

Reviewed On 10/01/2022

Very nice hat fits really well and comfortable but the Velcro is terrible. I'm in my stand right now and every time I move my head the Velcro rips off my jacket. Not even the squirrels will come around me.

Reviewed On 04/29/2022

I see all the reviews about how these don't fit large heads; well I'm the opposite. My head is little, and I love these hats. I have five of them and wear one on nearly every hunt unless its too cold, and I have the moss and dirt colors that I just wear around. These hats are cool and super comfortable, and the fit me perfectly.

Keith Lambert
Reviewed On 01/17/2022

One size does NOT fit all. They don’t make a single hat I can wear that fits my head.

Reviewed On 10/30/2021

This really is my favorite hat! It’s comfortable and breathable. I have a big head and this hat fits great with room left on the strap!

Reviewed On 08/17/2021

I have 3 of those hats in different patterns, I wish those damn velcro straps were not on them.

Matt F
Reviewed On 08/08/2021

Doesn't even come close to fitting my big head. The stretch fit cap is my favorite hat and it just makes me mad that it was discontinued for this. One size does not fit all and the fact that Sitka has gone to it for the entire hat line is super disappointing as I'll never be able to wear any of their hats ever again.

Reviewed On 06/18/2021

Love the hat, fit is great and like the low profile just wish it had a little structure.

Reviewed On 02/28/2021

Love the hat and the way it fits but really hate that the strap in the back is Velcro. It seems to catch and rub on my jet stream jacket. Would be better if it was just an adjustable strap. Pretty much anything other than velcro would be better

Reviewed On 12/24/2020

You know that go to hat that you wear everyday? I own four of these hats in different colors and know that I’m still going to buy another the next order I make. This hat fits my head perfectly and it’s incredibly comfy.

Len Cottrell
Reviewed On 05/23/2020

The hat fits perfectly. I wish that they did not use Velcro. That increases the material wear in hoodies, neck Gators, and masks, but I still love it. It is breathable, light, and somewhat water resistant. It is well worth the money and will last for a long time.

Reviewed On 05/21/2020

Love the weight and fit. About perfect.

Robert Murphy
Reviewed On 02/26/2020

Admittedly, I have a large head, but this hat is very small. It didn't reach my ears and I could barely close the back. For further evidence, I passed it along to my 4 year old son and he wears it now. Fits him well.

Reviewed On 01/23/2020

The perfect hat. This is my day in day out hunting hat. Comfortable, fits my big head. handles a little water. Just a good inexpensive hat.

Reviewed On 11/06/2018

This hat is comfortable and dries fast, but the size adjustment is velcro, which means it sticks to any hood you wear. Annoying and unnecessary. Sitka is great at technological gear and I love every other piece I have; they could have picked about any other way to adjust size. Instead, I have a piece of leukotape covering up the hooks on the Velcro.

Andy O
Reviewed On 10/14/2018

Hands down the most comfortable, longest lasting, fastest drying ball cap I've ever owned. Dynamite!

Cameron M
Reviewed On 05/11/2018

This hat is absolutely great. I had ordered several hats from the competition and they never fit right. This one fits like a glove and the material is very comfortable. I have a larger head and this fit very well. While it is a great fot for me, the versatility of the design would fit any size head extremely well.

Jeff Mason
Reviewed On 02/20/2018

Fits extremely well. I have a big head, and this is perfect. Don't ever change it. I love the fabric also. In a competitive field, Sitka has yet another winner.

John Stoltzfus
Reviewed On 01/17/2018

Great light weight hat!

Reviewed On 01/09/2018

My new favorite hat. Got one in camo first, then found out how comfortable and breathable they are. Then ordered another in Mud for daily wear. High quality item.

Ryan Lynch
Reviewed On 01/07/2018

It’s a lightweight and comfortable ball cap. Nothing special but an affordable way to camo up your dome. Quick drying when you sweat through it or get it blown into the marsh on accident. Buy one in every pattern you wear because chances are you will have plenty of occasions to wear it.

Ray Clark
Reviewed On 07/13/2017

A really great hat very light weight and comfortable! I have about 4 of them comfortable all day! Very quiet and water resistant! Love them

Ryan Self
Reviewed On 04/19/2017

Absolutely perfect hat. Have 3 of them, all of which are a couple years old and still perfect.

Reviewed On 03/20/2017

A versatile, three-season piece that fits great.

Reviewed On 01/11/2017

THis is the most comfortable baseball cap I've ever worn. That 10% spandex makes a huge difference. Finally a hat that will keep the sun out of my eyes and stay comfy all day.

Corbin May
Reviewed On 12/21/2016

Great hat! The stretch fit in this hat really keeps it on your head in windy conditions and doesn't bind into your head, very comfortable. The fabric is actually quite water resistant and the velcro is very secure. Love it.

Taylor P.
Reviewed On 10/05/2016

My favorite hat, hands down. When put this bad boy on, I knew it was love at first wear. The way it caresses my head in its warm snug embrace brings me back to it daily. But seriously, this hat rocks so much I have two. One in Open Country for hunting, and another in Mud for daily wear. Its lightweight, comfortable, and durable. One thing I did notice, my Open Country feels slightly lighter weight than my Mud.

David I
Reviewed On 07/12/2016

Comfortable ball cap. Hard to mess this one up!

Nicolai Dam Hansen
Reviewed On 05/26/2016

I have purchased this cap a month ago and are using it for roedeer hunting here in Denmark. It is the best cap I have ever owned. Light, durable and fits perfectly. Again another perfect piece of gear from Sitka.

John R
Reviewed On 02/19/2016

Great caps! I usually prefer beanies unless it is raining or the sun is in my eyes, but I like Sitka's caps over any others. They just seem more comfortable to me, and I have several. The only downfall is the Velcro adjustment on the back seems to catch all the hoody items like the Fanatic Hoody. Really get annoying after awhile.

Reviewed On 11/17/2015

I love my Sitka Caps, I have one in Optifade and one in Elevated Forest. Very comfortable, and do what caps are supposed to do. They protect my face from the suns harmful rays and keep my face shaded to reduce the glare that game sees.

Reviewed On 11/07/2015

I'll start by saying I love my Dakota waterfowl gear. Best money can buy period. As far as this hat goes it's great Quality and comfortable but is made for people with large head. I Really wish stika would come out with true fitting hat. My preference would be if they made a hat like what franchise 47. Have sizes small medium large etc. Flexfit hats still don't fit great and sizes very so much. I would spent good money for a true fitted waterfowl hat. They Flexfit they came out with in my opinion is ugly and don't fit well. Just stick with the material used in this hat full Camo and make in 4 or 5 sizes. Hope to see in on the market

Reviewed On 10/14/2015

This hat is not very flattering. Feels flimsy and brim is too big imho.

Reviewed On 10/14/2015

Ruben Doroscan
Reviewed On 09/30/2015

I love this hat. Great look and amazing feel.

Colin Crosby
Reviewed On 06/24/2015

I've had this hat for about two weeks now in optifade open country, and like people have said...Yes, I'ts a hat, but a $30 dollar hat should look and fit better in my opinion. It just does not look so good on and makes me feel like a young kid playing baseball again. My head is a normal size i thought, but my friend put it on and he just laughed. It was like the KUIU hats almost in comparison which kuiu totally messed up on that one. It does feel comfortable on my forehead, and I love the camo, but just wished it fit me better. But again, It's just a hat and Sitka can't knock everything out of the park I guess :)

Reviewed On 06/15/2015

Have had this hat for 2 seasons now and all I can say is DURABLE. great fitting hat

Reviewed On 06/10/2015

I have tested this hats durability through rain and snowstorms in the field to 100 degree days on the water and have had zero issues for 2 years now. Best fitting, most durable hat I own.

Steven "Rooster" A.
Reviewed On 02/21/2015

I mean, c'mon! It's a hat but HOLY MOLY what a comfortable lid to wear on the mountainside peeking for goats and horns!!

Reviewed On 12/15/2014

Awesome, crazy comfortable hat! This is my go to hat for early archery, and blackpowder here in NC. Also, never leaves my head during spring turkey season either.

The only con I would say is that when washed, the lining around the headband portion got all knotted up, which may shorten the life of the hat.

Patrick Mayden
Reviewed On 08/25/2014

Without a doubt an awesome hat! Love it

Brandon Thome-Neitzel
Reviewed On 07/11/2014

Everyone has that one lucky hat. The hat that has been with you every step of the way. The hat that you wear when checking trail cameras or while pulling back your bow on an old buck. For me this is that lucky hat. I've been wearing it for years, and it has brought me a lot of good luck while remaining comfortable all day long. The Sitka cap is extremely light and breathable making for a perfect combination. I've had the opportunity to test gear for GORE and this is the one hat that I take with on every hunt!

Reviewed On 06/22/2014

Outstanding hat, provides great ventilation for warmer weather. The fit is second to none for one with a larger head.

Reviewed On 02/26/2014

If you have a big head this hat would fit great but if you have a medium sized head then it isn't for you, pushes my ears down unless I tuck them under the hat, wore the hat once and that's it. Sitka needs to come out with a flexfit hat like everyone else.

Scott T
Reviewed On 10/20/2013

I know it's "just a cap" but it really is a great cap. I have a huge head and this fits without any weird gaps anywhere. Very comfortable, very light and doesn't make me sweat.

Johnny O
Reviewed On 09/11/2013

Excellent hat. Nice fit and design. Another plus is the DWR coating for water resistance.

Chris Judd
Reviewed On 08/07/2013

I have a rather large head and one of my biggest frustrations is finding a great cap that sits too high on my head. I was extremely pleased to find this hat, put it on and it actually fit! The elasticity of the material makes this hat extremely comfortable to wear all day. An oft-overlooked feature of this hat is the pliability of the bill. On sunny days, bending the bill more to keep the sun out of my eyes was a huge help. Overcast and rainy days...flatten it out for increased visibility. On cold days, I keep this hat on and pull the Sitka Dakota beanie over the top for added warmth. Another fantastic product I had the opportunity to test for GORE!

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Adam Foss - 04.26.2019

A Tale of Two Roars

Rustic wooden gates groaned open as our Toyota HiLux rumbled through. We navigated the rutted, winding dirt road; every pothole and washboard negotiated revealing another layer of the towering Andes Mountains. A gin-clear river meandered through the valley floor. Willows on the cusp of fall color shimmered in the cool afternoon breeze. This was the start of the annual breeding season for red deer in northern Patagonia—also known as the roar.