I'd say do a little searching for deals on this camo. If you're not in a hurry, you may be able to a sporting store going out of business or get a deal from cabela's bargain cave, maybe even the sportsmans guide. I bought my at a 50% discount otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. Good luck
I have a Sitka jacket and it's not the first piece of camo I choose to hunt in. It's quality gear but it's not the best and like was said before, it doesn't do anything that other quality gear doesn't do.
Coming from a waterfowling background, 150 bucks aint much compared to the price that we have paid for Columbia gear. I would say a good rule of thumb would be find the best that you can afford, then buy better. The extra $$$ you send now will go along why in warmth and comfort later.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....