At SITKA Gear we know the value of technology, but more importantly we understand the science behind it.
As manufacturers of some of the industry’s highest-performing, most innovative fabrics, we’re committed to discovering the ways technology can benefit our customers. Our team is constantly testing and sourcing the latest textile technologies in real world situations.
We only choose the most advanced fabrics for final production of our products, and that’s why we employ GORE-TEX®, GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER®, Polygiene and PrimaLoft®.
These high-tech materials enable hunters to stand up to all weather and connect with their environments in optimal comfort.
Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof and very breathable — guaranteed. They provide reliable weather protection and maximized comfort in inclement weather. Excellent management of perspiration leads to optimized body-heat regulation. Each square inch of a GORE-TEX® membrane contains 9 billion pores. Each microscopic hole is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, making it impossible for rain, snow and sleet to pass through. While each pore of a GORE-TEX® membrane is smaller than a water droplet, each is 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. This is what enables GORE-TEX® fabric to breathe so that sweat vapor can escape, keeping you dry from the inside—the ideal solution for hunters looking for broad weather protection and style.
Our GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ products range builds on the quality and performance of the original GORE-TEX products range, however, INFINIUM™ products are NOT waterproof. GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ products branded with the white label are the best choice when comfort and performance take priority over waterproofness. It is not a technology on its own but hosts a variety of established and new product technologies (i.e. WINDSTOPPER) that provide you with versatile aspects of comfort and protection.
PrimaLoft® products are the ultimate in insulation technology for hunters. Ultra-fine fibers are engineered to retain maximum warmth even when wet, and create a product that is quiet and less bulky, allowing for greater freedom of movement.
NEW for 2014 - PrimaLoft® Performance Down Blends
The ultimate combination of PrimaLoft® ultra-fine fibers and water-repellant down, offering high-performance warmth and comfort in variable conditions while adhering to the PrimaLoft® promise of an environmentally safe technology free of fluorocarbons.
Layering is a science with our CORE system of next-to-skin products. Each of the fabric weights—light, mid, and heavy—wicks away moisture to keep you warm and dry, while Polygiene® technology safely and permanently neutralizes odors using naturally antimicrobial silver salt. Build the foundation of your system with a specialized base layer designed to suit your environmental conditions.
Sweat is odorless but helps create the perfect environment for odor-causing bacteria to multiply. When sweat mixes with odor-causing bacteria on fabrics, odor results.
Polygiene uses naturally occurring silver salt (silver chloride) made from recycled silver, a highly effective antimicrobial agent, to safely inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi.
However, Polygiene does not affect the natural bacterial flora of your skin. And without odor-causing bacteria, you stay fresh.
The Insect Shield® process binds a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to fabric fibers, resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of apparel.
Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums).