Waterfowl: Timber

Gradient Hoody  


A smarter sweatshirt. The Gradient Hoody glides over base layers and under a shell to give you the comfort of your well-worn favorite with a few notable upgrades. The stealthy OPTIFADE™ Timber pattern lets you wear it as an outer layer when setting decoys, and Berber high loft fleece adds insulation when the mercury bottoms out. The generous hood and built-in face mask offer additional protection from the elements.

Open Water, Backwaters
Mild, Cool, Cold, Extreme Cold
Waterfowl Timber
25.8 oz. / Large
Other scenarios for the Gradient Hoody
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Cold Conditions

Open Water

A system to handle wind, rain, sleet, snow, crashing waves and cold temps while still giving the hunter the visibility and mobility needed to capitalize on foul weather flocks.

  • ALL: Mens
  • Pursuit: Waterfowl
  • Environment: Open Water
  • Activity Level: Minimal
  • Scenario: Open Water
  • Temperature: Cold
  • Concealment: Optifade Waterfowl Timber

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Features & Benefits

Integrated Mesh Face Mask

The built-in face mask deploys easily for complete concealment.

Lower Handmuff Pocket and Upper Storage Pocket

An integrated Berber fleece-lined hand muff keeps your fingers warm and dexterous, and an upper storage pocket keeps small essentials secure and accessible.

Durable Water Repellent Finish

The DWR finish resists light precipitation and prevents the face fabric from wetting out.

Thumbhole Cuff

Integrated thumbhole cuffs provide additional warmth and allow for smooth layering.


Polyester Knit Face Mechanical Stretch Bonded To A High Loft Fleece Backer

Product Care 

Routine Care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your SITKA Gear.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions –typically found on the inside tag.
- Machine Wash Cold Delicate + Tumble Dry Cool
- Do Not Bleach + Do Not Dry Clean

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Matt | 06. 13. 19
I own a lot of Sitka, firstlite, kuiu and mostly Arc'teryx. The gradient line is absolutely phenomenal. Hoody and sweatshirt and sweatpants on steroids. I can honestly say it is the only line from any of the big three that keeps up with Arc'teryx. Only thing I can say negative is packability. It's a set of thick sweats. That block wind and rain well enough for most Midwest hunting. And the pants! Perfect for rubber boots white tail hunting final outer layer.
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Lance Geren | 04. 18. 19
Everyone has that favorite hoodie that they don’t leave home without. This is it! From road trips chasing mallards to single digit boat rides to the blind. This never let me down and the fit and mobility is perfect.
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Kxc24 | 02. 08. 19
I waited till the end of season to write a review as to see how the product would preform, I was not disappointed. Layered with the core heavyweight hoody you can wear this into the low 30’s and be comfortable all day. Love the dark pattern for late season deer hunting as well as ducks. The only complaint I have is that the hood is a bit constrictive, but other than that the hoody is great
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Woody | 10. 23. 18
I believe that Sitka has no competition when comparing products. I looked at many different hoodies that Sitka offers and I decided to go with the Sitka Gradient Hoodie in Waterfowl Timber. It is a little snug fit, but I got a size bigger than I normally would just in case. I put it on and I found that it was a bit shorter than I expected. The thumb holes are not comfortable at all because they are short and they choke the base of the thumb. The face mask should either be totally redesigned or taken off. The face mask to the Sitka Fanatic Hoodie is great and I believe the face mask for the Gradient hoodie should be redesigned like it. Now the good: The Gradient hoodie allows the water to repel off with ease. It is very warm and comfortable fitting in the arms and chest. I feared that it would not mix well with other camo patterns, but it blends in pretty well. Sitka stands by their satisfaction guarantee policy. If you do not like it, then send it back.
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Tom | 09. 06. 18
Great hoody. I worked all winter in it in -10 degrees.
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Susan Moss | 04. 03. 18
Sitka Gear is top-of-the-line in its use of newer fabrics and design to explore and improve garment function for hunters and outdoors people. It is, however, pricey, so I look for dual function when I buy a Sitka piece. An example of this that didn't work for me was the Dakota Hoodie-- beautifully designed and made but too noisy for a deer stand though probably perfect for a duck blind. The GRADIENT hoodie solves the noise problem, is warmer than expected and comfortable, though I do recommend going up a size since Sitka has a narrow ("athletic") cut and some of us are not so narrow! I actually like the waterfowl patterns in the woods-- they blend in well during the fall. Another home run for Sitka Gear IMHO.
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Austin Campbell | 01. 31. 18
Great jacket! Blocks high winds and keeps you warm during the coldest hunts.
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Brian Jeno | 01. 09. 18
Hands down the warmest sweatshirt I own. Excellent worn alone or layering. Honestly the only thing I really think could be improved is the face mask. Its not really comfortable or functional. Having worn this for a lot of the season I decided that having this and the dakota would be a good idea. So I ordered the dakota in Timber, and have my trusty gradient in Marsh. Sitka nails it again!!
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Dr. Quack | 01. 01. 18
This is one of the best pieces in the Waterfowl line. Fits perfect keeps you warm even in cold temps. Throw a Dakota vest over it and your good in wind down to mid 20's. The hoods comfortable and the sleeve thumb holes are an upgrade from the gradient jacket much more comfortable. My only complaint is I want to buy another in Timber and my size is sold out!
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Paul Mastrella | 11. 22. 17
They call it a sweat shirt but it's a heavy, thick sweat shirt and had me sweating at 45 degrees. The front hand pocket is great. It's lined and keeps my hands warm with no gloves. The hood with a built in face mask is a nice bonus as well. Highly recommend it for guys that like wearing sweatshirts instead of coats all the time.
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Colonel Kurtz | 09. 15. 17
Seems like a decent enough polyester pull over. It's not abnormally special aside from the marsh camo pattern, which is pretty good. Thumb holes are basically useless as they are poorly designed and uncomfortable. If you are considering this piece, I recommend adding a couple inches to your body measurements to choose your size. This is not a standard fitting garment. Everything is super slim fit, from the chest to the forearms.
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DBCooper | 07. 31. 17
Great insulation piece. Exterior is much like the traverse cold weather Hoody. High loft thick fleece inside with that classic "Hoody" pocket in the front. Only complaint and reason for 3.5 stars is the fact that the thumb holes suck. Very uncomfortable to wear them. I can definitely see wearing this to scout and around camp when it's chilly, then throwing on a shell when it gets really cold
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