Fanatic Jacket
GoreTex Infinium

Fanatic Jacket

  • Whitetail : Elevated II
$449.00
(32 Reviews)

The Fanatic Jacket is the total package for ultra-quiet warmth, utilizing the most advanced sound-suppressing fabric in the hunting world. Built with deadly quiet high-loft Berber fleece face, an ultra-quiet GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology barrier for 100% windproof warmth and PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra insulation for the coldest days in the stand. Body-mapped construction optimizes the draw cycle for bowstring clearance along with a reduction in bulk in the draw arm to minimize noise and keep your arrow flight true. The Constant-Connect SITKA® Safety Harness Port eliminates the need to disconnect from your harness when adding or subtracting layers. Hands down, this is the quietest hunting jacket on the planet.


  • Size:

    Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.

    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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    Standard Fit

    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. 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 - 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.

    • Weight: 46.2 oz. // Size L

    • Face Torso Fabric: High loft jacquard berber fleece with DWR finish.

    • Face Hem and Seat Fabric: Polyester stretch fleece with DWR finish.

    • Liner: 2-layer GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER® Technology and polyester micro-grid fleece knit interior.

    • Torso Insulation: Mapped 120-gram PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra Insulation.

    • Sleeves Insulation: Mapped 80-gram PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra Insulation.

    • Science of Sound: The new Fanatic system allows a hunter the ability to move with more confidence by cutting the audible engagement distance in half.

    • Intentionally designed pockets: Stow away critical whitetail accessories with ease.

    • Front Zipper Pocket: Keep your essentials safe and accessible.

    • Ultra-Quiet, Diagonal YKK® Vislon® Front Zip: Reduces noise when layering, plus ensures low-profile handmuff and handwarmer pockets are designed into jacket.

    • Constant-Connect SITKA® Safety Harness Port: Eliminates the need to disconnect from your harness when adding or subtracting layers.

    • Body-Mapping In Sleeves: Enables optimal bow string clearance along left arm and reduced bulk in right draw arm elbow.

    • Mapped burr-resistant textile on hem and seat: Helps prevent burr pickup in key areas.

    • GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ with WINDSTOPPER®: Offers complete windproof protection through a durable, lightweight, and breathable membrane.

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

    • Magnetic Stow Collar

    Wind Protection
    Water Protection
    Durability
    Warmth
    Quietness
    Breathability

    Technology

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    Why We Made This

    We found hunters were needing a fully-featured late-season jacket that could withstand cold winds while remaining ultra-silent. We set out to tackle this need and more with the Fanatic. We sound tested fabric compared to whitetail hearing engagement and netted out with a GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® barrier sandwiched between Berber fleece face fabric and Primaloft® SIlver insulation. Because of our innovative diagonal-zip design, we were able to include a pass-through hand muff lined in Berber fleece for exceptional warmth. To round out the design, we added functional pockets for a rangefinder and grunt tube that flank the diagonal zipper for quick at-hand needs.

    Product Comments

    32 Reviews
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    Andrew
    Reviewed On 08/17/2020

    I like this jacket for the most part, but there are some things I would change. The pouch pocket needs some work. I don't see the need for the mesh and the magnet is not near strong enough. If you bend over, good chance you are going to lose some things. Also, I'd like if they added a zippered pocket on the left chest (for the right handed version.) I also wish id had velcro wrists. Over time the wrist openings will get stretched out. Still wish it came with a removable hood too. I don't understand why they took that away.

    Josh Norris
    Reviewed On 07/21/2020

    Finally found something that can keep me nice and toasty even in subzero windchill/temps. Great combination of technologies. I will be using it for my big game hunt this Winter in northern Wyoming.

    jack
    Reviewed On 07/17/2020

    This is the jacket I pull out when the mercury really drops...you will not get cold in this jacket and it is complety windproof. When hunting public land with my buddy this past deer season we had a 20 minute boat ride and it was 30 degrees....never felt the wind cutting through my jacket at all. Super comfortable and super quiet as advertised.

    Drew Wehrheim
    Reviewed On 06/02/2020

    Best jacket I have ever owned. Have not gotten cold in it yet. Comfort is unmatched

    Chad Larson
    Reviewed On 04/05/2020

    Hats off to Sitka!! I hunt some of the coldest temps in Wisconsin and prefer late season overall, the new Fanatic system is top notch in warmth and comfort.Thanks Sitka!

    Luke
    Reviewed On 02/05/2020

    So I bought this thinking good thoughts with very little money. (Past) I have been using homemade gillie suit but this last year wearing this gear I walked up to two diffrent deer, I mean 10 ft. Unlike my gillie suit, when I stopped moving the deer would go back to doing what ever. With gillie suit the deer would always keep their eyes on me but with this, they turned their backs and walked around, even when shooting at both they only moved 10-20ft away from me great camo!!!!! (I now have a loan at bank for this camo)

    David Robertson
    Reviewed On 01/12/2020

    Perfection, these guys at Sitka really make awesome products. I hunt here in the northeast and it gets really cold and windy., this is where the Fanatic jacket really shines. In combination with the Fanatic bibs and hat I can bow-hunt in the worst conditions and be comfy all day. I love the fact that it is light and packable so I can hike in then put it on once I get to my tree stand. Sitka under layers and mid layers bring it all together for the perfect system for me. Love this stuff, worth every penny to be warm and comfortable while on stand.

    Lane Tucker
    Reviewed On 01/06/2020

    This is exactly what i was looking for. It kept me very warm and would suggest this jacket to every one. Very big thanks to sitka.

    Guy
    Reviewed On 01/02/2020

    Hands down the best jacket I have ever worn and easily my favorite piece of Sitka gear that I own. The jacket is so well thought out and is a bowhunters dream. The arms are smoothed out in areas to allow for a smooth draw cycle, which is really nice, it also has a range finder/ grunt tube pocket, another pocket you can store your phone in, etc., and a kangaroo style hand muff pocket that is so warm I don't even wear gloves when hunting in it. The collar on this jacket is really nice because it eliminates the need for a neck gaiter and has a magnet to help fold the neck collar down if that's how you prefer to wear it.

    I'm 6 foot and a bigger guy and normally wear an XL in clothes but I ordered this in an XXL. It fits a little big but is exactly what I wanted so that I could layer under it. If you're not a "bigger" guy, I'd order the size you normally wear because it is meant for layering.

    I wear this jacket when it gets down to 35 degrees and below. I've worn it around 30 degrees with strong winds and with nothing other than a long sleeve shirt under it. I have also worn it down to 18 with a long sleeve compression base layer and a vest and stayed plenty warm. I'm positive with a a good mid layer that this jacket can be worn down to the single digits if not down to 0. The jacket is very warm and I cannot begin to explain how good the WindStopper works in this jacket. When I walk to the stand I keep the jacket unzipped and if I'm carrying a lot then I will wait til I get to the stand to put it on. If you don't you'll probably be extra toasty and extra sweaty walking in.

    The jacket is pricey but if you're a serious whitetail hunter, especially in the late-season, this jacket is a must and well worth the investment into your gear. Thank you Sitka!

    Ethan Stubbs
    Reviewed On 12/30/2019

    I recently got this jacket for Christmas and I am completely blown away. I hunt in Northeast Iowa so it can get extremely cold and have brutal winters. After sitting in the 20° degree weather with 35 MPH wind gusts blowing all night, I can confidently say that I didn’t even get a little chilly. To layer, I had a merino wool shirt, and just base-layer/long underwear. It withstands the conditions and is essential for any cold weather whitetail hunter to ensure you stay comfortable in the stand. 10/10 would recommend.

    Christian
    Reviewed On 12/09/2019

    Awesome outer layer for those harsh cold weather days with great pocket location. The hand warmer in the front works extremely well. Very impressed.

    Vincent Pandolfo
    Reviewed On 11/30/2019

    I have been buying, trying so many cold weather gear. For my wife, to keep her out for our 4 month bow season. Usually she would be done when the temperature dropped below 45 degrees. Yesterday it was a chilly 25 degrees with a 5 to 15 mph NE wind. She sat for 5 hours! Getting to see her first ever buck fight. As well as enjoying the time out. Today we will hunt the afternoon in dropping temperatures to 20 degree . Shes actually looking forward to the sit! I bought myself the same outfit. Seeing how much warmer she was. Truly a game changer! The suit (Bibs and jacket) allows the user to use less clothing. Pockets allow the user to hold essential gear. Zippers are quiet, while the suit itself is almost dead silent

    Tony T.
    Reviewed On 11/27/2019

    I've been bow hunting for over 25 years and have always purchased gear that was on sale or off brand. I retired recently and treated myself to the Coat and Bibs.....by far THE BEST piece of hunting apparel I have ever purchased. Expensive but well worth the price. Did not need to do all day sits in November as I punched my tag in October but lent my Sitka Suit to a buddy at camp and he could not believe how warm it kept him. He will be purchasing one as well. A little bulky to pack in but well worth it. You will not get cold in this suit. Great quality and pockets and zippers are in all the right places.

    Scott Amick
    Reviewed On 11/25/2019

    No Blaze orange. I can't use it in my state (Wisconsin) for gun deer season unless I wear a coverall.

    Ken
    Reviewed On 11/25/2019

    I wore my Fanatic jacket for the first time in cold, windy conditions. Sat in the tree for hours and was toasty warm with two thin base layers. Only thing that got cold were my toes. My Cabelas bibs were fine but I am definitely upgrading to the Fanatic bibs. I don’t wear gloves so the built in hand muff was priceless. Sitka’s products are not cheap, but they are worth it. Go put a price on not freezing your butt off.

    AJ Dubé
    Reviewed On 11/20/2019

    I've been Deering hunting on the ground since I was a kid here in Montana. Last year I got into treestand hunting. Treestands complicate things and require some specialized clothing. I've been using my big game stuff and it worked OK. Yesterday was my first sit with this jacket. It's fantastic! The only kicker is it's not waterproof. It did however handle a light mist. But I pulled my Dewpoint jacket it over it when the wet snow came. Sitka really thought this jacket out. The muff pocket is incredible. The zipper pocket is perfect for a phone or holding hour binos. It is a tad bulky but it's super warm! The grunt call pocket is a great touch! Yet another great Sitka product!

    Carlos A Gonzalez
    Reviewed On 11/17/2019

    As you would expect from Sitka, this garment is awesome. I do think the grunt tube and range finder pocket needs a little more work. Maybe the grunt tube side needs to be a little more sectioned off so the tube won’t want to fall into the pocket. Maybe it’s just an issue I’m having. The magnet definitely needs to be stronger.
    I can definitely live with it though. And would definitely recommend.


    The bibs are perfect!

    Gerald Yamada
    Reviewed On 11/16/2019

    Silent, Super Comfortable, Lots of pockets, and Really warm. If its cold. This is the jacket to have.

    roger hall
    Reviewed On 11/15/2019

    Is this expensive? Yes.. Is it worth it? Yes. I recently had a half day sit Temps in mid 20s and 3 inches of snow, I was wearing the long sleeve t shirt, heavy duty half zip t, and the fanatic hoodie with the fanatic coat on overtop. Never did I even get a chill. The only problem I had was not flipping up the collar when it started to snow. Once the snow started falling around my neck it melted and was wet, but not wet close to skin. (but that was my fault) other thing, don't think you can just buy the bibs and coat and expect to be warm, it's the system that works together that keeps the warmth in. This system isn't for everyone, but if you like to be out in the late season, and want to sit longer then think of this as investing in your future hunting experiences. I've never hunted must past Dec 15 because I can't stay warm much more than 3 hours, I know that will change this year.

    Mike McGee
    Reviewed On 11/13/2019

    Just received this jacket and hoody 3 days ago. I started last night in Pa. woods light snow, high winds, 20 degree temp. I was so surprised these 2 items kept me toasty warm. Tonight weather was not as bad but still 26 degree working well. I was able to keep my hands warm by keeping them in my pocket. I can not believe the light weight of them compared to my old parka's. Now it is time to get some bibs and a warmer pair of boots. Sizing was great I am 6'1 267 lbs. and XXL was perfect with plenty of room. I trust Sitka as when they explain a product they sell it works!

    Nathan Anderson
    Reviewed On 11/13/2019

    To start I'm 5'10" 165lbs from NE Ohio. I ordered the large. It fits good, the length is perfect however it is a little loose in stomach. I just wore it today over thermals and the fanatic hoodie. The temp was 21° feels like 14° I was only out for 2 hrs. I am a freeze baby and a tight wod with money so buying this was hard. But after sitting out in the bitter cold today and being toasty and silent I'm more than happy! The hand warmer pocket and grunt tube pocket on the front is money. I had 2 doe and a spike about 15yrds from me. I drew on the doe to make sure it was silent as it seems. It passed the test and didn't ruin my night. This paired with the fanatic hoodie is awesome. I was wearing thermals and fleece lined pants and my legs were freezing but upper body was more than warm. Getting bibs soon as they are in stock. So if you're on the fence about these I'd pull the trigger on them. I wish I did years ago.

    Nathan P
    Reviewed On 11/13/2019

    The new Fanatic series is top-notch. I've been using the original Fanatic series since it's inception and upgraded to the new stuff for this year. Certainly years of use reduced the warmth factor of the old stuff, but man - the new Fanatic jacket is awesome. Same great features of the last jacket, a little better fabric. I like how the wrists taper on the new, but miss a couple pockets that the old jacket had. All in all, I'm very happy with the Fanatic Jacket.

    I'm typically a Large in everything Sitka, and this is no exception. Great fit. 6'1 and 185 lbs.

    M. Gibbs
    Reviewed On 11/12/2019

    This is obviously a good piece of gear, that I highly recommend for bowhunting, but there are a few things that are left to be desired in my opinion.

    1. The rangefinder pocket should be a little lower; when wearing a bino harness, the mouth of the pocket is affected by the strap of the harness making retrieving your rangefinder less smooth than it could be.

    2. Jacket should be longer. I don't have a long torso, and my lower back kept feeling the breezes in this jacket. It is cut oddly short, and the drawstring doesn't seem to cinch it down much. This isn't a problem with bibs, but certainly noticeable without.

    3. The sleeves need to be lined with a satin like material as opposed to whatever is used. My merino base layers would stick,cling, and bunch putting it on--not all my layers have thumb holes which might reduce this issue, however, I do think they would "ride up" around your elbows over time. I don't usually wear synthetic base layers, this might not be a problem if you do.

    Kyle S
    Reviewed On 11/11/2019

    The fanatic jacket is the best jacket I have ever owned. I hunt in Illinois where we go from 60 degrees one day down to 15 degrees the next. I have worn the fanatic jacket this year on hunts below 20 degrees with only the fanatic hoodie and heavy merino core shirt under it. I never got the slightest bit cold. One of my favorite parts about the jacket is the hand warmer built into the front of the jacket. Your hands will stay warm even without gloves. My main objective when I purchased the Sitka gear was to reduce the amount of layers I have to wear when I hunt. The fanatic series has helped me do just that. In addition to the jacket, I also own the fanatic bibs, fanatic vest, fanatic gloves, esw pant, and merino heavyweight core pant. I would give a 5/5 star rating to everyone of these items except the fanatic gloves. The fanatic gloves have a great concept however they do not keep your hands warm. My next purchase will be the Stratus or Celsius pants to have something to wear between early season and the heart of the winter. The Fanatic vest is amazing for afternoon hunts when the full jacket might be to much. Hope this long review helps all of you when ordering your Sitka Gear. It is expensive but you get what you pay for.

    Bryon
    Reviewed On 11/10/2019

    So incredibly warm
    Pocket and loop for everything

    Kurt Kalish
    Reviewed On 11/06/2019

    Just received, quality is everything expected. Normally wear XXL, ordered same. 6’1” 240 athletic build. Exchanged for 3XL. Shoulders and arms were too tight. Length was a little short. Expect 3XL will fit perfect. Look forward to this being the go-to cold weather jacket for the duration.

    AB
    Reviewed On 11/05/2019

    This jacket is absolutely amazing! It has completely changed the game for cold weather sits. Paired with the Fanatic bibs, hat and gloves and proper layering I can sit hours on end on teens and possibly colder. Don't let the price hold you back on the Fanatic set. It is all well worth it!

    Bob Giusti
    Reviewed On 11/02/2019

    I just returned from a stationary whitetail hunt in MT in unseasonably cold weather. I am 6'2' and 260 lbs and the XXL fit nicely over 2 layers of insulation. This is a very effective jacket, as it is very warm and amazingly quiet. My suggestions for improvement are: more room in the throat (or use a stretchy collar) to allow for high neck layering and the Sitka Gear gaiter, and continue working on reducing burr accumulation (this dissuaded me from buying the Fanatic backpack after finishing my hunt). I upgraded from a used model purchased in 2014 and this new jacket is light years better in warmth, roominess and stealth. I hunted in 10-15 F (before wind chill) and didn't need to put my bibs on (traverse insulation and Mountain pants) as this jacket kept me warm in cold winds. Thank you SG for another thoughtful and effective solution to cold weather hunting.

    Jeremy Miller
    Reviewed On 10/25/2019

    I purchased the 2019 model after owning and loving the previous Fanatic set. This is ideal for cold North Eastern days in the tree stand. The new design is great with the berber fleece removed from areas of the garment, shedding un needed bulk in the arms and legs. I'm 6'0 200# and bought a size large which is good for layering of needed, but I find this is warm enough with just the mid weight base layer. The only thing I would change is the way the safety harness goes through the collar. I'd rather have the pass through on the middle of the back. Other than that, I'm very impressed and happy with this set.

    Scott B
    Reviewed On 10/19/2019

    Incredible jacket! Quiet, warm, and nice pockets. Diagonal zipper takes a little getting used to, but well worth it. You wont be disappointed.

    Clay
    Reviewed On 09/24/2019

    Jacket is very warm and very quiet. The zipper is just plain quirky - Would not buy again now that I used it for a season. Other than the zipper, its a good piece of gear.

    Mike S.
    Reviewed On 09/19/2019

    This is a fantastic piece of gear full of great features. Right away you can feel the quality of this jacket. Cant wait to put it to the test this season. I would suggest sizing up for layers. For reference, I'm 6'3" 190 lbs. and the large was a little on the short side and to tight with my bibs and hoody on. I exchanged for the XL.

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    Beyond the Layers - Athlete Jim Hole Jr.

    In the deep winter freeze of the Alberta Bowzone, where late November temps can reach -40F, there are two considerations legendary whitetail outfitter and SITKA Athlete Jim Hole, Jr. prioritizes: keeping warm and completely silent to mimic the stealth and patience of an owl perched in a tree.

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