The Hudson Jacket addresses late season ice coated waters with ease. The combination of GORE-TEX® laminate protection and reliable Primaloft® insulation make the Hudson a must for the discerning late season waterfowler.
The Hudson Insulated Jacket is engineered for extended exposure to wet and frigid conditions. The GORE-TEX® Hardshell is 100% waterproof and breathable, completely sealing out moisture and wind to form a microclimate around your body. Inside the microclimate, we’ve built in body-mapped Primaloft® insulation and micro check fleece to trap additional body heat where you need it, while reducing bulk for freedom of movement.
It is fit to accommodate further insulation layers like the Kelvin and Duck Oven Jackets for when arctic fronts send ducks in search of food and most hunters in search of fireplaces. All zippers are welded and watertight. Two chest pockets, two shell pockets and two magnetic tuck-away call pockets keep you organized and focused on the sky. The fully adjustable hood rotates and swivels with you, so there’s no impediment to your vision. The cuffs have watertight gaskets that adjust to fit your wrist, so you can submerge your hand momentarily while working with deeks without getting water up the sleeve.
First piece of Sitka gear and couldn't be more happy. I keep repeating to other folks that this jacket is like a self heating oven. Can't wait to sit out in the swamp and on the river for seasons to come. Very nice fit as well. I am: 5'7 and 170lbs Size ordered: Large
I never seen like this jacket. I just waterfowl hunter in europe. I have i guestion ve will 3 friend want to buy gear but which one is better We want to use together with hudson for cold weathers Duck owen jacket or waterfowl dakote hoody is better or different hoody or jacket im waiting for answer Thanks...
I am a skeptic, sorry it's just my nature. To spend $500 on a coat to me is crazy.... Yet after seeing review after review of this jacket I stalked a size Lg at Cabelas for five weeks, finally I went in a bought it. Duck season here is now over, but I work in the weather all year trimming trees. So far it's been below freezing for most of the last week, with a base later and a light mid layer I have not gotten cold so far. First thing I noticed is the fact it STOPS the wind, where I live a light wind feels like a tornado is around the corner. Right away it cut the wind. Looking forward to getting a Stika base layer/mid layer and really giving this jacket a single digit day. Quality of the jacket is far above anything I've ever bought, the stitching is incredable, tight and uniform. The zippers are seemingly part of the jacket not a bulky add on. The pockets flip up and stay, flip down and stay. The cuffs are nicely added on too. Still so far I can't believe this really thin light jacket will keep me warm in the most freezing temperatures... The real test is a Waterfowl trip to Canada this year... I'll give it a good hard test and provide a review of my Stika gear after.
Awesome jacket! Super comfortable and warm. Very easy to shoulder my gun without it catching on any part of the jacket. The shell pockets are the first she'll pockets I've used that work really well with sticking a whole box in. Although the jacket is well laid out I had a problem of the backing on the velcro wrist backing comin off the Velcro as within two weeks of purchasing. Still a great jacket and would certainly buy another!
I opted for the Hudson instead of the Dakota due to it being midseason when ordering. This is the best waterfowl jacket I have ever had and I have been hunting for 25+ years. I use a Core Zip T underneath and have no issues with warmth. I also love the fit as the jacket is much snugger while still allowing mobility. One word of advice when ordering if you border a larger size on the size chart...go with the larger size. I ordered a Medium and it fits me perfect while a buddy of mine who is a an inch or two shorter than me but has a chest thats an inch bigger and waist thats an inch larger and he should have gone with a large.
After debating between the Boreal and the Hudson, I took the advice of a hunting buddy (and Sitka gear connoisseur) and went with the Hudson for its versatility. I was not disappointed. I've worn this jacket on 30 degree days and remained extremely comfortable. Not too hot, not too cool. However, the jacket truly shines on those nasty days where the frigid Midwest wind instantly freezes everything it touches. The jacket isn't phased by the harshest wind, and it confines precious body heat to areas where it's needed most. Moreover, the jacket is packed with features that make those truly miserable days more bearable.
I convinced myself to buy this jacket two years ago, and I have only been impressed. I have had numerous jackets from other manufacturers that have not held up for more than a year because of the frequent and rough use I put them through. I have worn this jacket now for two seasons in southern marsh hunting and it has held up beautifully. It is heavy enough to be layered under for the cold days while still being light enough to be worn as a rain repellant on the warmer days. This jacket was my first of many Sitka purchases, and it alone sold me on buying nothing else. Highly recommend!! Great Job!
I spent all of the 2014/2015 season in the Hudson, and it proved to be essential in the Oklahoma winter. The versatility of this jacket is key - from throwing it on over a core layer when it's not too cold to layering up when the temperature drops and rain and snow start to fall. Simply put, this jacket will keep you in the blind longer. I am a Gore gear tester.
Excellent jacket. Sheds water and has just the right insulation. Perfectly comfortable in mid thirties and rain combined with traverse hoody. Only negative my main zipper stays caught in the rain flap fabric beneath each time I put the jacket on and off it is a struggle with the zipper. All of my Sitka gear is top quality stuff but this appears to be the Achilles heal of this jacket.
Hey Paul - Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. Although it isn't common we have seen this zipper issue is the past, in which case we would like to send the jacket to our repair facility and have them take a look at it. If the jacket can be repaired we will do so and send it back to you, however if it happens to be an issue that cannot be repaired we would then send you a new Hudson Jacket. We would also like to cover the cost of the shipping by emailing you a pre-paid FedEx return label, which you should see shortly after receiving this email. In the future please reach out to our CS Team as this is more of a Warranty concern than a poor product feature/design. 877-748-5247 If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Awesome. Perfect. These folks know what they are doing!
Great jacket, it keeps the wind chill from getting to you on those windy days. I got it at the beginning of last season and I couldn't be more happy with the Hudson jacket
The jacket has surpassed my expectations. Pockets positions well thought out for tandem with waders. Primaloft mixed with goretex was a tier 1 experience. Hunted Sauvie Island most of Oct. with just the jacket and traverse base layer. Rained almost exclusively but the jacket eliminated the "suck" factor. Only recommendation would be that like most sitka products it can fit snug. I am 6'1 210 and went with the large. Late season hunters that want more layers should plan for a larger size. While I am going to hunt with this jacket all season an XL might have been more appropriate.
My wife gifted me with this coat. Outstanding. Thing is she got a 2X instead of and XL which I normally wear. It actually fits very well across my shoulders and is almost tight across the forearms, so I would size up for my next Sitka purchase. Used for late season pheasants in ND, that is December and 1st week of January with subzero wind chills and it worked great. I only layered with a Traverse Shirt and one other shirt and was toasty. Can't wait to use on sandhill cranes next season.
This jacket is bad to the bone! It is so insanely well thought out it is unreal. The hood, cuffs, zippers, pockets, it is all perfect. This jacket has enough insulation to keep me warm in cold Arkansas temps and if it really gets frigid i roll in my kelvin vest. However- this is the first ever sitka product i didnt give 4 stars to. I was disappointed that it didnt have insulation in the sleeves. I understand why they engineered the product this way- to keep your arms thin so you can swing and move easily. I must say though, my arms are almost always cold with this jacket (with a core long sleeve and traverse under it) on due to it having no insulation in the arms. I have added a few under layers to try to curb this problem with some success. When i spoke with a sales rep about it, they recommended the duck oven to help get some arm insulation so i am going to try that next. Over all, it is an awesome jacket but i wish it had some sleeve insulation like the Fanatic.
I just bought the Hudson jacket, received it on a Thursday and went hunting on Friday. As always it was freezing in the morning and warmed up in the afternoon. Duck hunting was marginal but the jacket was warm,comfortable and the Camo blended well. The Hudson jacket is as advertised and I can't wait to buy the Duck Oven for those real nasty days. The reason I gave it a 31/2 is because of the Velcro shell pockets, the Velcro is completely unnecessary, there loud and a pain in the neck to open with gloves. However, the pockets also have magnets which easily keep the pocket closed without the need of Velcro. Remedied that by placing some Velcro over the jacket Velcro, prevented it from locking down and the pockets held firmly with the lockdown magnets only, worked great! Thanks again Sitka for a great product.
The Hudson jacket is terrific. It is as Sitka advertises...It keeps you warm and dry in cold inclement weather and allows full unrestricted movement. I was so impressed, that when I was going on a late season archery hunt in cold sleeting/snowy weather I chose to use this jacket for my long sit in a tree stand and was completely comfortable. I could draw my bow easily wearing this jacket which I believe is a testament to it great fit and unrestricted mobility. There are a lot of similarities to sitting in a blind in cold wet weather and sitting in a tree stand in cold wet weather; and your gear must allow you to be ready at the moment of truth. Thanks Sitka for a great product.
The Hudson Jacket is my final layer when the weather turns very cold and/or wet. When the weather is in the 30s, I'm perfectly comfortable in my Duck Oven. But when I combine the Hudson Jacket and Duck Oven, I have yet to come across uncomfortable weather. I have no complaints.
The Hudson quickly became my go to waterfowl jacket this season. It has the perfect amount of insulation for those December and January mornings. I stayed comfortable in temps ranging from the low 20sF up into the low 50sF. The design of the PrimaLoft insulation is really well thought out. It keeps your body warm while still allowing your arms to move freely while shooting. The GORE-TEX laminate was also key in keeping dry while hunting in the rain and snow many times this season. After all I put this jacket through this season, I was surprised at how well it held up. The durability of this product is awesome. Bottom line, the longer you stay warm and dry, the longer you stay in the field, which leads to filling more limits. I am a GORE gear tester.
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