Fanatic Jacket
GoreTex Infinium

Fanatic Jacket

Whitetail : Elevated II
$449.00 Group Created with Sketch. NEW
(16 Reviews)

The newly redesigned Fanatic Jacket takes the quest for silence to the next level by cutting the audible engagement distance with a deer in half. An enhanced high-loft Berber fleece face silences the new and ultra-quiet GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® technology, which is packaged with PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft Ultra insulation for the coldest days in the stand. A new body-mapped construction is designed to optimize the archery draw cycle for bow string clearance on the left arm along with reduced bulk in the draw arm to keep you quiet and your arrow flight true. The Constant-Connect SITKA® Safety Harness Port simplifies donning and doffing the jacket while secured to a torso-mounted harness tether, eliminating the need to disconnect from your harness when adding or subtracting layers. From top to bottom, the Fanatic Jacket is the whitetail hunter’s perfect tool for capitalizing on late-season conditions.


  • Size:

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

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

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Technology

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Fanatic Jacket
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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
16 Reviews
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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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