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Sitka Gear worth it?

Sitka clothing looks great on the storeroom floor - no doubt.  But, damn, it's pricey.  Is this stuff really worth the money? $300+ for a pair of pants!!!!  I've tried some on and never thought the pants fit that well, but honestly wasn't excited about the price tag either. I'm annoyed by the built in webbing type belt the pants have...like how to you attach a knife or pistol to it?  Maybe I'm missiong something... I've used Cabela's outfitter camo stuff for several years now and really like it, but like to consider new options too.  Thoughts?

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I think that most of the new

I think that most of the new hunting clothing out there is over priced and over hyped. 

It makes me wonder what we did years ago with just a pair of Levis and a flannel shirt. 

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Critter wrote:

I think that most of the new hunting clothing out there is over priced and over hyped. 

It makes me wonder what we did years ago with just a pair of Levis and a flannel shirt. 

I agree. I still and generally always have hunted in a pair of dense heavy weight canvas carpenter pants (either Dickies, ArborWear, or Carhartt) and layer with poly fleece underpants if needed. Cotton/poly blend long sleeve t-shirt and polypropelene zip-t as a base layer shirt under it when needed. My outerwear is a simple hooded camo midweight wool coat, often I wear a simple drab colored polyester fleece jacket alone or as extra insulation. Of course my blaze orange stuff on top as well. Never had any issue with this setup, even in wetter snowy weather. As one old timer critiqued my generation once...."highly over equipped, yet terribly under skilled"

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I see guys out here all the

I see guys out here all the time hunting in surplus military camo, sometimes even just the top over a pair of jeans.  They get deer quite often too.......

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  Cannot really comment on

 

Cannot really comment on Sitka but not a big fan of all the new, improved and best on the market stuff today. Seems every year there is something newer and better for hunting just like new cell phones every year. Not into the hype and sure not into the price thou I have looked just to see what it is about. No way could I justify $250-$300 for a pair of pants. To me it is hard to beat some good old BDU's, wool and plain old fashion Gortex if it is raining or lots of snow.

 

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