Hudson Jacket

Hudson Jacket

Waterfowl : Timber
$499.00 $399.00
(20 Reviews)

The Hudson Jacket was designed to follow the migration from the top of the flyway all the way south. This 100% waterproof, weather-be-damned jacket features innovative GORE-TEX® with STRETCH technology and body-mapped insulation in the shoulders and neck that will move with the hunter for those tight shooting positions. The Hudson is a hardshell with stretch that will get you from the boat ramp to the blind and back without holding you back.

  • Size:

Product is Standard Fit, designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.

We have received all of our inventory this season. If your size is out of stock, please check with a local retailer.


  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Waterfowl Timber is optimized for engagement distances of 10 to 40 yards in the darker environments of flooded timber.

  • Weight: 32.5 oz. // Size L

  • Fabric: Waterproof 3-Layer GORE-TEX®, GORE-TEX® with STRETCH Technology.

  • Insulation: 60 Grams Of PrimaLoft® Gold Across the Shoulders, 40 Grams of Primaloft® in the Sleeves and Body.

  • Sculpted Hood for Visibility: The fully adjustable hood rotates and swivels with you, offering complete weather protection without impeding your vision.

  • High Hand Warmer Pockets, 2 Chest and Shell Pockets: Two chest pockets, two shell pockets and two magnetic tuck-away call pockets keep you organized and focused on the sky.

  • Bellowed Shell Pockets: The bellowed pockets easily accommodate a box of shot shells but lay flat when empty. A velcro closure ensures safe storage, and a magnetic flap stays open for easy reloading.

  • Water-Sealing Cuffs: The cuffs have watertight gaskets that adjust to fit your wrist, so you can submerge your hand momentarily while setting or retrieving deeks without getting water up the sleeve.

  • GORE-TEX® with STRETCH Technology: Completely waterproof and breathable, the shell features a rugged GORE-TEX® laminate combined with GORE-TEX® with STRETCH Technology mapped to facilitate absolute freedom of motion when shooting in tight quarters, completely sealing out moisture and wind to form a microclimate around your body.

  • GORE-TEX® Technology: Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof, lightweight, and extremely breathable.

  • PrimaLoft® Technology: PrimaLoft® products are the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. Ultra-fine fibers are engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet.

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Wind Protection



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Hudson Jacket

Why We Made This

Waterfowl hunters have been looking for a jacket that they can build a system around. One that allows freedom of movement, can be layered and provides ultimate protection from a variety of late-season conditions and weather. Our design was focused on using a GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate face with GORE-TEX® with STRETCH technology in the shoulder and neck. Totally windproof, waterproof and breathable–plus the ability for unrestricted movement in tight spaces–makes this a lethal combination of technologies. For insulation, we chose PrimaLoft® Gold to ensure heat where it counts. The Hudson delivers maximum mobility and comfort with insulating properties for the unrelenting wet & cold experienced on a full day waterfowl hunt.

Product Comments

20 Reviews
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Reviewed On 12/06/2019

The new model is significantly improved over the original, & the fit is better, the gore-tex strech is awesome. I had a buddy that always hated on Sitka, he borrowed this jacket on a hunt (I was warm wearing the Fahrenheit jack), needless to say, like anyone else, he was immediately become sold & asked if he could buy it from me!
This jacket by itself won't keep you warm in 0 degree weather, but with the Fahrenheit vest or jacket, you will be covered in any temps!

Reviewed On 11/12/2019

Phenomenal jacket. Warm, waterproof, durable. I wasted a ton of money on substandard garbage before I bought this jacket. I wished I had just invested in quality from the beginning.

Kevin Diehl
Reviewed On 11/06/2019

A must have jacket! I’ve been impressed with my Hudson from day one. It’s very comfortable, and perfect for a wide variety of temperatures. Worth every penny

Reviewed On 08/29/2019

After having this jacket for one year I can say it is the warmest jacket I’ve ever had. The Hudson is worth every penny. Very breathable and waterproof. I’ve sat in the pouring down rain all day and was dry the whole time. If you want the ultimate waterfowl jacket that you can use all season this is the one to get.

Reviewed On 06/12/2019

This is my go to outer layer when temperatures start to drop in the Dakotas or mid/late January in Arkansas. Paired with a mid or heavy weight base layer, a Gradient hoody and the Hudson, this will keep you warm! Extra core warmth needed?, throw a Dakota vest over the gradient hoody under the Hudson to not impede with shooting ability. I've worn all layers at the same time and the ability to shoot is second to none. I've hunted waterfowl since I was 8 years old, and always struggled with staying warm with other waterfowl gear. After 30+ years, this is the "go to" and I will never go back! Sitka isn't just a brand, it's a way of life!

Reviewed On 02/22/2019

I purchased this jacket shortly after I moved to Alaska, knowing that harsh conditions were in my waterfowl future. This jacket has performed flawlessly in around 50+ hunts to date involving plenty of brush busting, layout boats and extended trips. Having worn this jacket in everything from the mid 50s to teen temps (w/ layers) I am nothing short of impressed. The jacket layout is super nice, everything from where the lanyard placements are located, to the pockets, the jacket cut, and the articulating hood allow you to be more comfortable in the field. (I am 5'8 190 and purchased a large- great fit)

Adam Burger
Reviewed On 12/08/2018

Wore the Hudson this morning in a steady rain with temperatures in the mid 30’s. Stayed very warm and didn’t have the slightest bit of moisture on the core heavy weight hoody I had layer underneath. Unbelievable performance, by far the best outer layer I have owned.

Megan Wildman
Reviewed On 12/07/2018

Bought the Hudson and Fahrenheit in timber. I am ALWAYS cold, but wore this combo over a base layer in ~20 degree and windy and stayed pretty warm. I was skeptical about ordering men’s, but didn’t want to wait for the women’s line to come out. I am 5’5” and 120# and the small fits decent.

Scott M
Reviewed On 11/29/2018

This coat is the best I have ever had for extreme cold and wet conditions. It’s fully water proof and light weight making it easy to move and shoot game. I would highly recommend this coat to anyone. I am very impressed with the quality.

Derek K.
Reviewed On 11/27/2018

I first ordered the Wading jacket because I would rather be able to layer up and use a lighter jacket to be more versatile. I'm 5'10", 190lbs and a Large in the wading jacket was too small. With a fleece jacket underneath, it was very restrictive for shouldering a shotgun. I found a local store that had both the Hudson and Wading jacket. Once I tried them both on, I discovered that the Hudson works for me in a Large because of the stretch material on the back of the shoulders. I would need an XL in the Wading jacket. I was torn on which one to get, but went with the Hudson in the end. In most cases my use will be for colder weather. I've only used the Hudson once in 30MPH North winds and raining. It's pretty awesome. Definitely recommend either jacket, just try them on with your layers to make sure you get the right fight before your purchase.

Reviewed On 11/25/2018

This coat has made life so easy in the blind and by the river. I looked at and tried on a lot of drake coats, tried this coat on and immediately paid the extra money for the quality. I would buy this coat again tomorrow immediately.

5’10”, 175, for the Large. I wore a T-shirt under it no problem into the mid 30’s. Light long sleeve shirt into the 20’s without getting cold.

One thing I would change is a second inside coat pocket. Otherwise this thing is amazing.

Greg Vanek
Reviewed On 11/19/2018

1) Customer service: I bought this coat locally in XL, but had to return it. I'm 6'4" so really needed an XLT, but there were none to be found. I called customer service only to learn that there were none available in XLT. 10 minutes later, the same customer service rep called me back and said she found one for me, but not in her warehouse. She took the time to find a retailer, Macs Prairie Wings, that had them in stock( they had only 1). I ordered it and received the next day. THAT"S what I call customer service!

2) The jacket: It fits perfectly. I'm 6'4" and 245 lbs. Enough room for layering underneath, but not too much. The shoulders and back do not bind when shouldering your shooting in a t shirt. Temp was only in high 30's...not exactly frigid...but it proved to be completely comfortable even on the 40 minute boat ride at 4:45am. The hand warmer pockets are particularly well placed. They're in a perfect, usable location, not too high like other brands I have owned. Of course, the sealed cuffs and drawstring at the waist and hood keep all the nastiness out. I can't thin k of a thing I don't like. It's just a great jacket worth its price. I liked it so much, I have a pair of Hudson Bibs on the way.

I also noted that, unlike a couple of years ago, the professional guides down here are wearing more and more Sitka gear. Sitka gear is catching on down here.

Alex rushton
Reviewed On 11/16/2018

Great jacket really warm great features and quality features only thing I think could make this better would be side pockets along with the shell pockets other then that amazing coat

Reviewed On 11/05/2018

Sitka’s quality is second-to-none. This jacket is made of great materials and should last a long time. This jacket is a great balance between warmth and weight. I wish the Hudson had zippers near the armpits to provide for occasional ventilation, but it’s still a great item. I look forward to using this jacket for years to come, and I plan to purchase some other gear in the coming months.

XFowler, LLC
Reviewed On 10/30/2018

In the past, we needed to purchase new Jackets for our employees once per season. We are hard on our gear whether we are hunting or working, our gear is put through rigorous conditions all season long. Once we started wearing Sitka Gear, our guys stayed warm, dry, and healthy far more than when we used competitive products in the past. The old gear that barely lasted one season has now been replaced by far superior, Sitka Gear, that is taking care of us for three to four seasons while keeping us much more comfortable.

Kamble Luttrell
Reviewed On 10/26/2018

It's very cozy. If there were six stars I would pick that. I would buy another.

Reviewed On 10/20/2018

I’m 6’1 205 lbs. the large tall fits perfectly if you have broad shoulders and long arms. I wore it in Saskatoon for a goose hunt last week. It completely blocked the cold north wind in the early morning. The temp would get into the 30s and 40s later but I never got too warm either. Buy it, you won’t regret it!

Ryan Richardson
Reviewed On 09/29/2018

This jacket feels amazing. I am 6' 1" and about 180lbs, and the large fits great. The sizing chart doesn't help much when trying to decide which size to get, so I tried on several sizes before purchasing. I would recommend trying on a couple different sizes before buying, but from what I can tell, since these jackets are standard fit, they run more true to size than the older model hudson jacket. Overall, the jacket is amazing. It is pretty lightweight and not very bulky. Also, shouldering your shotgun is easy, since the jacket is not constricting at all. Although it is pretty pricey, this jacket is worth every penny, and I would definitely recommend buying it.

Reviewed On 08/21/2018

Jacket feels great. Very impressed with the sizing considering everything I've purchased has always been too short. I am 6'3 and 215 athletically built and a X-large Tall fits great. A little long in the arms but id prefer a hair long then too short. The body-mapped insulation across the shoulders and neck feel very warm and very functional yet lighter than most other jackets on the market. Very impressed overall with the durability, feel, and flexibility of the jacket. Get on it I am sure they wont stick around long. Great job guys.

Dan Butter
Reviewed On 08/02/2018

This is the finest product I have ever purchased in my life. You will not be disappointed. Dry, warm and comfortable is a great way to be while standing in the rain, snow and anything the great outdoors cooks up. I am a BIG Sitka fan and have not met its equal. If the price seems high to you, it won't after you realize the quality that you are holding. Every piece of Sitka gear I own is worth every penny it cost me.

I live in Minnesota and this turned into my goto winter jacket. I have worn it at 20 below zero and at 50 degrees above. In the rain, snow or sun it is my favorite jacket I own. Period!

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